Working from home is not always about the lotions and potions and it doesn’t always have to be hounding your family and friends to join the latest and greatest MLM to hit the market.
I am going to show you 6 traditional work from home business ideas that has nothing to do with multi-level marketing or network marketing.
6 Work From Home Business Ideas That Aren’t MLM
1.) Do bicycle repairs
How many people have bikes sitting in their garage not being ridden because they aren’t working? If you are talented with a bicycle, why not give it a try! This type of business would be perfect for a part timer, especially if you are unemployed.
Maybe you could even offer a pickup and delivery service, or mobile bicycle repairs workshop. It will assist you to deliver a great service to the neighbors as well.
This is the type of stuff that end up as some type of successful business owner story and who knows, you might just be the next one.
2.) Work as an antique book and magazine dealer
This idea is very “off the wall”, but I actually know someone that does this. If antique books are a passion of yours you could become a dealer.
Some books or magazines can be found at garage sales and flea markets and are way below the market value. Just be sure you know what you are looking for, and you could be on your way to a very profitable antique book business.
Like the good ole saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
You can do some research about the books that have a good demand in the neighborhood. Then you can collect those books, resell them at a higher price and earn a considerable amount of money.
If doing this can paint a bigger picture for you, then this would be a great place to start a serious business from home. This would be just like flipping.
3.) Become a coach or mentor
Those who have the gift to inspire, the knowledge to lead, and the kindness to help would make great mentors!
If you have expertise in a given field start a business coaching or mentoring others who would like to aspire to their fullest potential. This could be the perfect business to run from home.
You can use Internet to make calls and engage with your coaching activities. Or else you can visit the place and do your job in a convenient way.
Just like I do it with my online business, I also coach and mentor people to doing the same thing I do. You can use that natural born leadership ability and turn it into a very profitable business from home.
4.) Work as a home plan designer
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be an architect to plan homes. There are many software programs out there that will help you draw up beautiful home plans.
You will be able to download few types of software like that free of charge after spending a few hours on the Internet.
Then you can advertise your services over the Internet and spread your message to the potential customers, all without an engineering degree.
5.) Start a bookkeeping business
If you have a knack for bookkeeping, this home based business may be for you. Many home based, small and medium sized businesses need bookkeeping help.
Offer a professional service that meets the needs of individual clients. Advertise in your local telephone directories, shopping centers and small business information centers and on the internet.
Make sure you have the necessary qualifications to legally give advice to run a home based bookkeeping service before you start this business.
6.) Become a yoga master
This is actually a great business idea to start from home and eventually expand into something really big. If you have the room and knowledge, start a home-based business offering yoga instructions to individuals as well as class groups.
Running yoga sessions is an ideal work from home job. Those are just a few of the thousands of legitimate work from home business opportunities that abound.
Start jotting down ideas that could fit with your skills and interests. You can start them in a simple way and use your potential to develop the business gradually. Then you will get the opportunity to make a significant amount of money while enjoying the home environment.
Why Do Business
I don’t care what business it is that you decide to do, business is business. It will beat any 9-5 job and will be the only way to ultimate freedom. Whether it be a physical business, or an online business, they both make money.
Now doing it the right way is another thing. Don’t try to do things on your own, especially if you’re new to doing business. I ran a bar, that I completely ran into the ground trying to do things on my own. If it wasn’t for my online business, I don’t know what I would’ve done.
In the end it is totally up to you. I hope you found this article to be helpful to you and hopefully it can open your mind to doing other things so that one day, you too can get off the 9-5 train. Cheers!