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sannwood 21st September 2006 11:41 AM

25 Part Time Home Based Business Ideas
I found an interesting article that listed 25 part time home based business ideas. I was expecting to see the usual suggestions, but this one also included some new and original ideas such as plant leasing and maintenance, mobile window tint, home and office organizer, home inspection, etc.

I thought there were some original ideas and suggestions included in the article and decided to share it with all of you.

But what I'm really interested in is receiving additional suggestions from you and developing this into an informative thread for others out there looking to operate a home based business. . . .

Do any of the suggestions listed apply to you?

Is anyone out there currently employing any of these home based business ideas?

I'll add my suggestion first to get the thread rolling. My suggestion would be: exterior window cleaning services.

I personally know someone that has turned that particular niche into a large, lucrative home based business that has been in operation for almost 10 years now. Very little startup funding, if any, is needed. A truck, a ladder, some newspaper (doesn't leave streaks or cotton bits on the surface) and some ambition. This particular company started out charging $2 per window. Almost every home in existance has at least 10 windows and it only takes 20 minutes or so to perform the task. If you can do 3 homes per hour - that's at least $60 an hour. And once neighbors see the truck in the area, they will approach you for the services as well. It is quite possible to receive your customers in clusters, thus cutting down on expenses (fuel) and travel time.

A home computer and some flyers left in doorways helps to increase the customer base and is a low cost way to market the business.

Any other suggestions? :idea:

IgorMordkovich 22nd September 2006 12:51 PM

This is called "Employment" not business.

Business is when you can take a 2 months vacation and when you come back the business is still operating. If you constantly have to be IN the business and do the work, you're simply employing your self and working FOR your self.

If you work IN your business you're eployed. If you work ON your business while other people do the operations, you OWN a business.

Being a handy man and going to appointments does not make you OWN a business. You're simply employed by your self. And you're still a handy man ... not a business owner.

sannwood 25th September 2006 12:53 PM

The gentlemen that started the window cleaning business now has 5 employees working for him and his business is solid. I do imagine he could take a vacation if he prefer, but everyone has to start somewhere.

I appreciate your feedback, but I have to disagree with your comments regarding employment and business. I know people that are operating their own small businesses in various fields, and I don't believe many of them would feel comfortable leaving their business in someone else's hands for a lengthy vacation. . . .but still consider themselves small business owners.

Andrew Jacobs 19th May 2009 03:49 AM

Because of the dozens of products in the internet, the boom of affiliate marketing is spread all over the online community. This type of business does not require registration of your business. As long as you have your own site, you are free to sell and promote products. Since you donít have time to write contents and e-books for your site, you can hire ghost writers to do the job for you

GWTofTN 19th May 2009 08:51 AM

Good article and some good ideas. As far as only being employed and not in business if you are working it. Well I have to disagree I am building my business at the moment and I love the work. I will probably always work. When all the decisions you make affect profit and losses then you are in business. Just because you do not have the ability or desire to take 2 months off does not make you an employee. But to each his own that's why this is such a great country. Everyone has the right to a different opinion.

henrypaul 6th June 2009 06:26 AM


There are many ways on the internet to make money, one of the most popular thing is Affiliate Marketing. You can start an Internet business regardless of your current knowledge of the Internet. The first step is to learn, what you can about online businesses. Choose an online business that is in a specific niche market.

James06 8th June 2009 08:21 AM


This is an interesting perspective. I was looking out for the same kind of information. Thank you everyone for sharing it.

The word internet marketing has a great impact than any other business terms in the market today. The internet can be a complicated place - especially for anyone who doesn't have a lot of experience or knowledge about modern technology. But making money on the internet isnít really that hard, you just have to find a niche and find a way to work everything.

George01 11th June 2009 05:26 AM


Many businesses fail because they lack the necessary tools to ensure success. Two of the very important approaches that businesses are currently utilizing are key performance indicator and the cash flow. Studies reveal that the success or failure of companies is based on how fast they can identify and review the KPI; and on how effectively they can act on the situation.

Andrew01 12th June 2009 01:07 AM


Thank you everyone for sharing the useful information.

Sometimes, most of the people jump into the field of Internet Marketing and would want to do each and everything at one go. However, the ideology opposite to this is the finest route to follow. You should start from small and they gradually build from there.Internet or online marketing is the most quickly advancing type of media business. They can create and sell their own products and also can be their own bosses.

diger 15th June 2009 07:42 PM

Do it differently ??
Starting an on line business or promiting one is the challenge and there are masses of challengers. So how in the world could you be different in your approach? Well personally I don't like the "funded proposal" thing which is approached as attrachion marketing, etc.. However it is very possible to communicate ONLY with people who are interested in your product or service. You have to communicate in a way that invites their inquiry, then and only then do you let them know about your idea or program. You don't waste time on the famous "tire kickers"! Work on and you will figure it out and there ARE ways!

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