One of the exciting features of rendering home service is the ease with which business can be started and income generated, sometimes at a moment’s notice. Every time, opportunities come for grabs especially during the ‘ember months when festivities and merriment is at its peak. There’s always one reason or the other for a gathering. Most of the traditional workforce don’t really have the time to plan for these sudden opportunities, so as an entrepreneur this is your time to shine by offering your services.

 

Resume Writing

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The task at hand is writing resumes, CVs and cover letters. If you’re excellent at writing amazing resumes that will ultimately result in people getting the job, then this will be a great avenue for you to make some money. Most of your work will revolve around writing, editing, designing, and proofreading, so you will need few supplies outside of your computer and basic software to get started. People are seeking out resume writers because there is a certain sales aspect involved, you need to be up-to-date on what today’s human resource professionals are expecting, you may need to get creative in your client’s work history.

Many professional resume writers offer add-on services such as resume distribution, LinkedIn profiles, interview coaching and more. If you are targeting high-end clients and charging accordingly, this can be a highly lucrative service.

 

Photography

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Photography is big business these days. Webmasters and businesses use images for their websites and marketing materials. People purchase artwork for their homes. All of these

Photos need to come from somewhere. As a freelance photographer, you have numerous options to sell your photos online. And this can be a great way to create passive income that earns while you’re working on other things. There are several websites that sell stock photos and vector images to webmasters and business owners.These photos can be sold over and over again, providing long-term residual income.

 

Event planning

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Events like family reunions and large parties are often full of busy work that many people simply don’t want to tackle. That can be the perfect place for you to step in and take charge of the planning and coordination. Thanks to the Internet, it is now easier than ever to market your event planning services.There are so many tasks that need completed leading up a holiday get-together. Event planners offer services like Cleaning, Grocery shopping, Menu planning, Decorations, Invitations, Running errands, Cooking and baking, Wrapping gifts and photographing the event.

 

Music tutor

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If you know how to play an instrument well, particularly the piano or the guitar and have patience, you’ve got what you need to teach others how to play. Offer lessons in your instrumental expertise to others. This can also be an excellent service to barter with.

You’ll probably want to stick to the instrument(s) you know well. Start by giving lessons to individuals to grow your business and get established. You can later move on to holding larger classes with groups. Consider that public schools are steadily reducing their commitment to art and music classes. This gives you an opportunity to work with student classes as your business grows.

 

Catering

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A great way to succeed with a business or product is to fill a need, and everyone needs (and likes) to eat. If you love to cook and have access to a kitchen, you’re halfway there.  Whether it is shelf-stable products, candy or baked goods, you’re only limited by what you choose. Find a food you’re passionate about, or a recipe that brings you raves, and run with it. If food is your passion, there’s a way to make it a business.

 

Freelance writing

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If you’re good with words, you might be able to find some work as an online freelancer. A variety of publications need online content in the form of stories, product or service descriptions, and reports, and if you have the talent and skill, you could easily be the one to create them. Fortunately, all you need is a computer and Internet connection to get started.

 

House cleaning

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Many people simply don’t enjoy cleaning their homes or do not have enough time in their schedule to and are willing to pay a reasonable price to have someone do the work for them. This is a great way to earn extra money in a flexible way, particularly if you have time off during the work week. And since you will be working for yourself, you can often choose your own hours, terms, and pay.

 

Event DJ

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Are you an audiophile? If you have a great sound system and a large selection of music, you’ve already got what you need to hire yourself out as a DJ for various events and receptions. This is a great way to fill an afternoon or evening while also earning some cash in the process.

 

Laundry business

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Starting a laundry business can be a lucrative and rewarding venture. For some people, after spending all week at the office, laundry can easily consume any free time available. This opens up a much-needed and desired niche for those considering work at home entrepreneurship; starting a laundry business from home. You may be ready to hit the ground running with the equipment and supplies you have already, but there are some things to consider. Laundry service professionals may charge by the load or by the hour. If there are other laundry service companies in your area, check into the going rate and standard way of charging. Determine if delivery charges and special needs will be included in your rate, or if those items will be billed separately. You may also want to consider a mobile payment app for accepting credit or debit card payments.

 

Freelance consulting

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A consultant typically acts as an adviser. You help people solve problems though you may only be telling them what needs done as opposed to actually doing it. Freelance consultants are expert in their fields. They have extensive knowledge and training. That is why others are willing to pay them for advice. In a highly competitive market place, you must be able to deliver results. And you have to know what results you can deliver. Often times, consultants are their own first customers. Consultants may be hired on a per project basis or enter into a long-term, recurring relationship. You must determine what your time and the value you will bring to others is worth. You may also find freelanceconsulting job openings on job boards (this is also a great way to uncover in-demand service areas). For example, The Work at Home Wife Job and FlexJobs.

You should also start your own website to explain your services, showcase your expertise and share testimonials.

A big part of landing freelance consulting jobs is not just declaring yourself an industry specialist, you need to be perceived as an expert by others. Always ask for testimonials and referrals to keep your business growing. Use the web to position yourself as a thought leader by pitching to journalists. Examples of Freelance Consulting Opportunities are Lactation Consultant, Financial Consultant, e-commerce Consultant (from local boutiques to eBay sellers), Home Office Design, Telecommuting Consultant, Business Transition Consultant (help business owners grow or sell), Social Media Consultant and even Real Estate Marketing (staging, open houses, and marketing materials).

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These are just some of the many side business opportunities that have grown popular in the past few years. However, there are many more out there already while some are yet to be discovered. As you embark on your new side business or “side hustle,” remember that you are only limited by your own imagination and skill set. Don’t be afraid to be creative, and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t succeed. You never know, your financial breakthrough might be right around the corner.

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