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Top 5 Home Business Ideas

Home Business IdeasTop 5 Home Business Ideas

Whether you’re looking to supplement your income or transition into the online business sphere, there are tons of home business ideas from which you can choose. Transform your passions into profits with these five home business ideas.

Home Business Ideas #1: Online Coach

You can take your coaching or consulting services online. These services range from spirituality to business. To become an online coach, you must possess in-depth knowledge in the area you’re seeking to provide services. Moreover, you must be capable of uplifting and providing your clients with constructive feedback when necessary. Develop a website with coaching tips, tools, and a blog. Market your business in discussion forums, blogs, and newsgroups related to coaching and consulting. This is one of the more popular home business ideas as people always need coaches

#2: Photography

If you’ve been taking pictures as a hobby, it’s time to showcase your skills on a business level. You can specialize in taking pictures for commercial use, graduation, weddings, architecture, and birthday parties. Offer your services on a contractual basis. Provide your clients with the option of receiving their pictures digitally via disk or CD; regular prints, framed pictures, or a digital frame. You can charge an additional fee for transferring the pictures onto a CD and framing the pictures. Add a photo gallery to your website to promote your work. You can also allow visitors on your site to share your work with others.

#3: Professional Organizer

As a professional organizer, you can provide clients with information, ideas, systems, and solutions to organize their space. These services will help your clients increase their productivity; reduce stress; and take control of their lives. To successfully fulfill the role of a professional organizer, you must lead an organized lifestyle. Furthermore, you must be creative and have the ability to troubleshoot your clients through different situations. You can charge an hourly rate for your services. Promote your services on discussion forums, message boards, and local blogs.

#4: Tutoring Services

With tutoring, you can promote your business online and offer services offline. Your clients can communicate with you by phone, email, or an online chat service. The online aspect of your business can be used to handle inquiries; receive assignments; and provide guidance. You can also offer tutoring services through online meeting platforms. Use testimonials from past clients and create links from sites in the educational arena to market your business.

#5: Virtual Assistant

Virtual Assistants are usually sought when companies are unable to hire a full time in-house staff member. This business is becoming increasingly popular among home-based business owners. To fill this position, you must possess strong oral and written communication skills. Develop a profile on sites such as oDesk, Elance, and Freelancer.com promoting your services. These sites will allow you to establish your name in the field. As you build relationships with clients you’ll gain more references and testimonials. At this point, you can branch out on your own and use these testimonials on your virtual assistant business site. As your business grows, you can hire others to perform these services.

Implementing any of these five home business ideas will allow you to create a supplemental or full time income.

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About the Author:

Caroline Baxter is a serial Entrepreneur, Business Start Up Coach, and recent bestselling author on Amazon. Having started her first business aged 24, she now has multiple businesses in property, the motor trade and online and offline business consultancy. Caroline is now starting a series of live training events to support entrepreneurs looking to plan launch and grow their business

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