Can you believe summer is almost over? Every year it seems to go by faster and faster. Before you know it, it will be time to start packing away all the summer necessities and buying all new back to school gear. Does the thought of this make you panic? Back to school shopping can be a stressful event both for you and your child. With all the items your child actually needs: lunch boxes, back packs, notebooks, pencils and all the things they want: all new clothes and shoes, it can be a hard time of year financially. Your child’s main concern is that it all looks just right. Everything has to be “cool”, the “in” pants, shirts, the right hair cut. Even their notebooks have to be the right brand. And if they’re like most kids, they have no concept of what any of it costs or how hard you worked for the money. And so the battle begins; you fighting to stick to your budget and your child fighting for what they feel they “have to have”. Denying a child causes most parents to panic; will (s)he be forever be scarred if they don’t have the name brand shoes? Will (s)he be bullied if they dress a certain way?
To ease help alleviate some of the strain on their budgets some people consider the option of finding a new way to earn money at home. After browsing the internet, there are quite a few different options to earn money at home depending on how much or how frequently money needs to be earned.
1. Ebay- Ebay is a great way to occasionally earn money at home. You can search all around your house, gather up all the things you don’t want or need anymore and list for purchase on an online auction. If you need a quick stream of short lived cash, this may be a worthwhile option for you.
2. Craigslist- For any item that doesn’t ship easily (car seats, strollers, pack and plays etc) this is a great option for Craigslist. Craigslist is available in most major cities and is usually free. There are a vast amount of categories for everything and the site is very easy to operate. However, like ebay, you will run out of things to sell in your house fairly quickly so this is a nice option for a quick but relatively short amount of cash.
3. Stock Photography- There are several websites you can submit your photographs to (isotck.com, bigstock.com etc). Anytime one of your pictures is downloaded you receive a royalty. This is a viable option if you like taking pictures and aren’t looking for tons of money.
4. Home Business- If you are looking for a more consistent stream of income consider a work from home business. With a home based business you set your schedule and are able to work when it is convenient for you. This is the best option if you are looking for year round income.
If you think starting a work from home business is the right choice for you, there are many reputable companies to choose between so it is worthwhile spend some time selecting the right business you want to partner with; there are many various choices so it is important to make sure you choose a business you can be passionate about and that you know you will enjoy. The choices are range from becoming a make-up Consultant or a jewelry Consultant to something more unique and hands on such as a being a candy wrapper Consultant. Most people know exactly what to expect when they hear both the terms make-up consultant or jewelry Consultant but are more curious about the other options such as candy wrapping. Personalized Candy Bars have been around for years and are now gaining a “must- have” reputation as a wedding or shower favor. They are also one of the most frequently requested types of birth announcements. Personalized Candy Bars are also very popular fundraising products as well. In this business, there are companies available to partner with and become a Consultant for, where you can have the luxury of making the candy bar wrappers right from your own home. If you are looking for a steady stream of reliable income and job that is both unique and fun this may be the right option for you.
School supply season doesn’t have to be a drain on your finances. To help your financial position, look for ways to earn money at home so you will feel a sense of good and accomplishment when you are crossing off all those items and supplies on your child’s school supply list.
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Rockwood Cottages is a 3.5 acre parcel on Moosehead Lake with a view of Mt.Kineo, offering 8 housekeeping cottages and an owner’s home. A great place to vacation for a short stay or a couple weeks. A BBQ pit, play horseshoes, take a canoe out on the lake, bring your own boat, hike on Kineo, take a moose safari…this is a nature lovers paradise. A wonderful opportunity to own a recreational business.
The top 10 home based business for 2015 are ones I’m very familiar with. I have spent several years working at home exclusively as an online entrepreneur and have had a lot of experience with many businesses (some more successful than others).
If you want to take any of these home business ideas and use them yourself, go for it!
If you don’t like many of the ideas or want to take the most straightforward path check out: http://www.rebeleducation.com/system/?t=top10hbb
But I do recommend taking not of these top 10 home based businesses for 2015, as you will probably want to use a variation of one of them. You could be living in Wenatchee Washington or Miami Florida, it makes absolutely no difference. I live in Ireland! They still work because you are online!
For more traditional offline stuff, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTdXyndVYYs . The stuff on http://www.dormroomcash.com is a little outdated, but the owner has a big heart!
To Your Success,
Work at Home Mom
The Stay at Home Family
Top 10 Home Based Businesses 2015
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