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Most work at home opportunities fall into two different categories. You can either offer a personal service, or you can work online. Here are some options that you should consider:
Provide a Service
Babysitting: Our family has hired bonded baby sitters several times while staying at out-of-town hotels. On several occasions, the babysitters were older women who were earning a little extra money on weekends by registering with a babysitting service. Another option is to become a licensed babysitter and provide childcare in your own home. You could do it every day or, if that doesn't appeal to you, you may want to just host a "Mom's Day Out" or "Date Night" service.
Sell a Product: Companies like Mary Kay Cosmetics, Tupperware and Pampered Chef all have independent sales people. If you enjoy selling, this can be a fun way to supplement your income.
Teach a Skill: Retired school teachers often earn extra money by tutoring children. However, you don't have to be a retired teacher to earn money passing on a skill. If you know how to play a musical instrument, speak a foreign language, or paint water colors, you can offer classes or private lessons as a way to earn money from home.
Make Money Online
Start an Online Store: With websites like eBay available, you can now easily sell your own crafts and artwork, or collect things from garage sales and thrift stores and sell them online. It's a fun way to start a business without having to rent a location, spend a lot of money on inventory, or hire sales people.
Freelance Writing: With sites like InfoBarrel.com you can write articles, post them on the internet and occasionally earn a little money from the advertisers. You can see samples of the articles I have written there at www.infobarrel.com/users/deborah-diane. If you enjoy writing, you could also start a blog like this one. Either way, you may not make a lot of money, but any extra income is always a good thing. In addition, it is mentally stimulating to share your experience and knowledge by writing about it online.
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