15 Side Gigs for Making Money From Home Who hasn't dreamed of firing their boss and working from home? The idea of working on your own schedule, doing the projects you love, is alluring. You could spend more time with your loved ones and family, and finally ditch that awful commute. This doesn't have to be only a dream. Here is a list of the most-profitable home-based businesses. Blogging For those gifted with the written word, blogging can be a great way to monetize. Share Your Knowledge Teachers come in many forms and can teach anything from a second language to valuable skills for the work place to yoga. Consulting Have valuable knowledge that can help others make more money or save money? Repair & Maintenance Everything that we regularly use is subject to wear and tear. Planning Are you the person who is always planning everyone's parties and events? Advisor Life is full of critical decisions, so finding the right guidance is priceless. Developer There is no shortage of demand for web and app developers these days. Organization
50+ Business Start-Ups in a Recession Looking at Home-Based Business Ideas for Tought Times. Ideas are everywhere. Your imagination and dreams can carry you into a most successful home-based business, in spite of the current tough economic times. We will look at some home-based business ideas, which almost anyone can do with ease, and with little start up cash. The idea with having your own home-based business is to use what you know how to do, incorporate it into your own series of ideas, and then create a business plan that will work for you. Think about how you can draw the following 50+ home-based business ideas into your plans, and use one or more of them to create your own home-based business. 1. 2. Sought after items include vintage dolls. 3. Many people purchase computers knowing nothing about adding programs, updating programs, and installation of programs. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Other novelty items to consider making are key chains. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15 – 37. 38 – 59.
9 Free Programs That'll Help You Build a Side Business The traditional view of a small business is changing. There was a time when building a business involved joint ventures and angel investors. It involved asking the bank for a big business loan to cover overhead costs until you turn a profit. If you had the dream to start a business, you needed to invest a lot of money. No more – today’s business, particularly a web-based business, has very little overhead. Here are 9 different software alternatives to “brand name” software that can get your business up and running quickly, with no financial investment: LibreOffice/Google Docs (replaces Microsoft Word/Powerpoint/Excel)First, if you need to work with documents, you need software that can handle them. org/download/">LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice) is a powerful, free desktop office suite that can handle virtually all types of documents. If you want to go even lighter on your desktop, you can use Google Docs, which lives entirely within your Web browser.
70 Side Businesses You Can Start on Your Own Tired of your day job but not ready to take the plunge to being an entrepreneur yet? That’s okay; you can always start small and do what you love without quitting your day job. Here are 70 interesting side businesses that you can easily start on your own. 70 Great Side Businesses: Web designer: Almost every business today needs a website, so doing web design is an easy way to make a steady side income. If you have one of these businesses, we’d love to hear about your story!
The Woman Who Read Too Much: A Novel | Bahiyyih Nakhjavani Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers, and mullahs, this book explores the dangerous and at the same time luminous legacy left by a remarkable person. About the author Bahiyyih Nakhjavani grew up in Uganda, was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, and now lives in France. Praise for The Saddlebag and Paper: "Nakhjavani displays a love of storytelling almost for its own sake." —Literary Review "Nakhjavani's anachronistic style sets the novel apart from the bulk of contemporary literary fiction and adds immensely to its charm." —Publishers Weekly "Bahiyyih Nakhjavani is best—really very effective—when she writes of the sandstorms and delusions of our own imperfect Earth." —The Washington Post —Times Literary Supplement —Tablet —The Big Issue
10 Ways to Grow Your Business for Less Than $100 If you’ve ever heard us speak about small business or had a chance to read our book, Mom Inc., you’ll know one thing about us: We’re kind of cheap. We didn’t spend a lot of money to start our blanket company Admiral Road, and we’re still pretty frugal. When consulting to small business owners, we always offer this piece of advice: Don’t spend money in the early days unless it solves a problem or grows your business. There are so many things that you can do to grow your business on the cheap. 1. You never know who you’ll connect with. 2. Media coverage is a great driver of sales, and we bet there’s something newsworthy going on in your business that the media doesn’t know about yet. 3. If you make the time for professional development we’re sure you’ll pick up at least one tip that changes the way you think about your business. 4. Waiting for an appointment? 5. Magazines and websites like YMC are often looking for content. 6. We know that our customers could spend their money anywhere.
Free Sound Clips | SoundBible.com www.theworkathomewoman By Holly Reisem Hanna Where has this school year gone?! In the next couple of weeks my daughter will be out of school and summer will be upon us. While I have our vacation plans mapped out and my daughter’s camp activities booked — I haven’t had much time for focusing on myself. So whether you’ll be traveling the world, lounging by the pool, or enjoying some quiet time at home while the kiddos are off at camp — make sure to stock up on some good books to help cultivate your mind and spirit over the summer months. Here are 6 books that are on my reading list this summer. Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friend and Influence People This has been on my reading list for a long time. Lois Frankel – Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money For some reason, this title rubs me the wrong way. Jeff Olson – The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness Ruth Soukup – How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul)
Evernote is Everly Awesome I know that I must be starting to sound like a shill for Evernote. This is the seventh time I am mentioning this app in my blog and the third blog posting devoted exclusively to it. I promise you I am no way connected to anyone in Evernote- although I wish I was. Because this swiss-army-knife of apps is so awesome, I find a new use for it on an almost daily basis. Today I found two. 1. Today, I was called to her office because, a month into our one-to-one 9th grade iPad program, the administrative assistant had her first student submitting notes to her using the go-to note-taking iPad app, Evernote. The student and I started brainstorming. If we can get all of our 9th grade notetakers to take their notes using Evernote, which many of them already do, then all we have to do is have each one create a shared folder for their class. 2. We quickly created a step-by-step tutorial for this feature, using Skitch of course. We then conducted the mapping lesson in two different classes.
200 Ways to Make Money From the Internet As the name might imply, there are a lot of items on this list of ways to make money from the internet (over 200 to be more specific), so be prepared for a lot of scrolling because this is one seriously long infographic. That being said, there’s nothing wrong with a long infographic if there’s plenty of useful information in it -and there certainly is in this great graphic. If you’re ready to make money from the internet, you’ll first need to decide on the general method you intend to use, whether that be selling your old stuff, freelancing or site flipping. Then you’ll need to find the right sites to give you the tools you need to make money from the internet, such as eBay, Elance or Sedo. Fortunately, this infographic features information on both the general logistics and the tools so you can develop a plan to make money from the internet in no time. 200 Ways to Make Money Online | Make Use Of
Creating tutorials in place of FAQs I have found that much of my time doing support ends up being a constant repetition of the same steps to different people. Early on I stated using web pages with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to alleviate most of the burden. Sometimes this just wasn't enough. I've tried apps like AviScreenPortable (files were way too large), screencastr (limited time) and screenr (limited time). In order to make a wink project you first need to download and install wink from the link above. Make sure "Hide Wink Window" is checked then if you wish to only capture the window in which you are working, select window in the drop down box and then click choose. This window explains how wink will work during the capture. NOTE that your project has not started until you hold down the Shift key and press the Pause button. Once you do press the key combination everything you do on screen, in the area you designated, will be captured. Some of the tutorials I have made can be accessed from this wink menu:
www.freestylemind I often hear people saying that they’d like to start making some extra money to complement their full time job, but they don’t know what to do. I know there are a lot of things one can do, especially with basic computer skills, so I sat down and wrote a list of activities I could do to make some money right now. Many of these tips will certainly not make you rich, while other have some great potential. The goal of this list is to inspire you to act and do something right now. Sell used stuff on ebay. Image courtesy