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By Holly Reisem Hanna
Many years ago when I started brainstorming work at home business ideas, many occupations came to mind, event planner, professional organizer, doula, and personal concierge. But when I asked myself, “How do I want my life to look?” it didn’t include running all around town or working on holidays or weekends.
When I sat down and mapped out my dream work at home job, it involved working from inside my home with a schedule that was super flexible; meaning I could work any hours from anywhere in the world. While there are a lot of work at home business opportunities out there — many of them do require you to work standardized hours.
So if you’re looking for a truly flexible business to start, here are 5 ideas to get you started.
1) Blogger — Do You Want to Be an Online Publisher?
Obviously, I’m a huge advocate for starting your own blog. But let me tell you why blogging is such a great business to start.
- It builds a business platform for other opportunities like freelance writing, coaching, speaking, marketing, or selling products.
- Showcases your expertise.
- Introduces you to people and opportunities you would not have been privileged to before. (more…)
Family-owned company seeks independent dealers who want to make extra money working from home.
Did you receive a free diaper bag at the hospital with the name of a baby products company on it? Or maybe you were given an ink pen by your insurance agent with his logo on it? Do you have a keychain with the name of your bank or beverage can koozi with the name of your realtor on it? Maybe you own a souvenir coffee mug with the name of your favorite vacation destination? What about a water bottle with your child’s sports team name printed on it?
These are all examples of promotional advertising products that independent authorized dealers can sell when they start a home business with Kaeser & Blair, Inc.
A Midwestern company with national reach
In business over 100 years, Kaeser & Blair is a highly respected, national distributor for promotional advertising specialty products and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. (more…)
By Kelly Robbins
Why are you in the business you are in?
How did you get where you are today?
Your prospects want to know about you. Since the beginning of time, one of the most powerful ways to connect with people has been to share your story. In business we do this on our website, in talks we give, and during sales conversations.
Your personal story can be:
- Show positive character traits.
- Make you human and relatable.
- Demonstrate your passion and enthusiasm for why you can help.
Your story isn’t necessarily about making a sale – it’s about making a connection, which is what comes first. It’s a part of what makes your business unique.
Here’s an example of how using your story can create a connection and differentiate your business from everyone else who is doing the same thing: (more…)
Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., the leading global provider of virtual business process outsourcing and crowdsourcing solutions, provides thousands of legitimate work-from-home opportunities to small businesses run by stay-at-home moms, veterans, students, retirees and other entrepreneurial-minded individuals. Joining the Arise network is a great opportunity for those who are looking for flexibility, to earn a living working-from-home, to spend more time with friends and family or to start a business.
Arise has pioneered a unique businesses model involving a network of tens of thousands of at-home independent businesses capable of providing customer service, sales and technical support on projects for Arise’s clients, which include many of the top Fortune 500 companies. These Arise projects are not jobs, but exciting work opportunities for small businesses. As an independent business owner, working with Arise, your company will provide inbound customer service, technical and sales support to our roster of clients from the comfort of your own home. (more…)
By Deborah Sweeney
Whether you’re in an office or working from your domicile, getting stuck in a routine is common for just about anyone who works! When you’re working at home, though, it’s easy to fall into the trap of just getting by. So often things feel rushed at home. You’re rushing to wake up kids, make sure they’re getting ready, preparing breakfasts and lunches, and playing taxi driver for what feels like the rest of the day. Before you know it, it’s 10:00 am, and you haven’t gotten any business work in.
The next time you feel like the day is getting away from you, be sure you’re not getting bogged down by any of these three business growth killers!
Starting your day after 10:00 am.
Though it’s easy to do, getting a handle on any work mid-morning instead of early morning can cut you out of some of the bigger business opportunities. Especially if you’re a west-coaster who works with a lot of east-coasters, you’re constantly battling that time zone to finish assignments earlier and earlier. If you plan on releasing a press release, posting a company blog, or getting in touch with a client or partner you know you need to speak to earlier in the day, try and wake up a little earlier than the kids to get a jump start on your day. Even if you just get up an hour earlier to tackle some emails, you won’t feel so behind once the rest of the morning’s duties are taken care of. (more…)