When I started this site, I decided that I would write each article and offer advice as if I was giving it to my younger sister. That is still the way I approach my recommendations today. I seek to only point people to the best stuff and try to explain who it is best for.
That said, Noah Kagan (who was one of the first employees at Facebook, Mint.com, and others) has a course that is the best I have seen to help you get your business off the ground. It really is as step-by-step as it gets. Of course, it isn’t easy, and it isn’t free, but it works.
I went through it and could not believe how thorough the course is. It is packed with very detailed tips, tricks, and suggestions on exactly what you need to do to start a business and start making money.
I have have bought about a dozen products from Noah and absolutely love his commitment to excellence and he really is a stand-up guy.
To remove the risk of the price of the course, he guarantees you will make $1,000 from your business in 60 days or he will refund 100% of your money.
It truly is a great course, and I highly recommend if you are wanting to start a business of any kind.
Read more about it here.
This one will require certification, find out more about getting certified here.
2-Real Estate Agent
This one isn’t technically a home-based business, but with the flexibility it allows you would be able to likely do a lot of work from home. Find out about getting your real estate license
3-Start a Christmas Light Hanging business
If you aren’t afraid of heights and can handle being out in the cold, this is a pretty great business opp. Some people earn a full-year’s salary just hanging lights for 2 months each year. Here is a course that provides some more info.
Do you know how difficult it is to find a good and trustworthy mechanic? Maybe it is just me, but I feel like I have had way too many experiences with mechanics not be truthful with me that I would gladly pay more and give all my business to an honest one. If you know your way around a car and have a few tools, this could be a great business idea for you.
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5-Mobile Oil Changes
Building off the previous idea, what if you offered a service where you came to the customer’s house and changed the oil in the street? I would pay to do that – and would be willing to pay more since I didn’t even have to do anything but make a phone call.
6-Buy and Sell cars for profit
If you love cars and aren’t afraid to haggle, you could start a car flipping biz. We have a friend of the family who has done this for years. He scours the classified listings for deals, lands a good deal and then drives the car while trying to sell it for a couple grand more. Sometimes he sells them quickly, sometimes it takes a little longer, but he gets to drives lots of cars (which he loves) and makes a nice side income as well. Here is an online course to help you get started.
7-Medical claims billing
8-Start a Daycare
If you love kids and are uniquely gifted with a lot of patience, you could always start a home-based daycare.
If you are handy, there are lots of little old ladies who are willing to pay someone to do odd jobs around the house. There are even franchise opportunities available with certain companies.
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Don’t forget good ‘ol lawncare or landscaping. As we become more and more acquainted to the air-conditioned lifestyle more people are going to want to pay someone to do landscaping. If you like to sweat this one may be for you.