Finding the Right Home-Based Career for You

Starting a work at home business or finding a work at home job begins by finding something that is a good match with your skills, personality traits, and interests. So as you mull a work at home business ideas take into account more than just the dollars and cents of it.

If you cringe at the idea of dealing with school fundraisers, then maybe a business that involves a lot of sales is not for you. But if you’re an excellent writer then consider freelance writer as your work-at-home career.

Running a work at home business is not for everyone, and so you may find that a telecommuting job is what you really want. Carefully weigh the pros and cons of a work at home business versus a telecommuting job.

01
If You Love... Sales

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Consider:

  • Real Estate
  • Network Marketing/Direct Sales Business
  • Virtual Call Center Jobs
  • E-bay Selling

See: List of Sales Jobs From Home

 

02
If You Love... Children

Consider:

  • Tutoring (in-home or online tutoring)
  • In-Home Daycare
  • Music Lessons
  • Babysitting

See: List of  Home-Based Education Jobs

03
If You Love... Animals

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Consider:

  • Mobile Pet Grooming
  • Dog-Walking
  • Pet-Sitting

 

04
If You Love... Art

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Consider:

  • Selling Arts and Crafts (online or in person)
  • Jewelry Making
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Sell Stock Art
  • Illustration
  • Interior Decorating

See: List of Artistic Jobs From Home

 

05
If You Love... Tech

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Consider:

  • Creating Mobile Apps
  • Website Design
  • Social Media Consulting
  • Technical Support From Home

 

06
If You Love... Entertaining

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Consider:

  • Catering
  • Wedding Planner
  • Home-Baking Business
  • Event Planner
  • Holiday Decorating Business
  • Home Chef

 

 

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If You Love... Words

Consider:

  • Freelance Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Writing a Book
  • Blogging
  • Web Content Creation
  • Ghost Writing

See: List of Beginner's Writing Jobs

 

08
If You Love... Travel

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Consider:

  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Writer
  • Reservation Agent

See: Home-Based Travel Jobs

09
If You Love... Languages

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Consider:

  • Translation
  • Interpretation
  • Bilingual Call Center Jobs
  • Teaching Languages

See: List of Bilingual Jobs From Home

 

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If You Love... Helping People

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Consider:

  • Life Coach
  • Business Coach
  • Home Organizer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Senior Care Services
  • Customer Service From Home