4 Flexible Home Business Ideas

4 Home Business Ideas You Can Fit Around Any Schedule

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Work when and how you want with these flexible business ideas. PJB | Getty Images

One reason many people start a home business is to have flexibility in the hours they work. Unfortunately, not all home businesses allow owners to work whenever they want. For example, many service-based business, such as virtual support, need to operate during regular business hours. Many tutoring business need to be available in the afternoon. Fortunately, there are many options for people who want complete control over their work hours.

Here are four home business ideas that offer total flexibility to work when you want for how long you want,

Start a Home-Based Blogging Business

Blogging is one of the most fun and flexible ways to earn a living from home. You can work on your blog any time of day or night. You can work for several hours at a time or in little time spurts throughout the day. You can choose any topic that tickles your fancy, as long as there is a market for it. Do you love chocolate? Start a chocolate blog. Do you know about growing a garden on a small terrace in a big city? Start a container gardening blog. Do you save thousands of dollars by doing your own car upkeep? Start a do-it-yourself car maintenance blog.

The key to success in blogging is choosing a topic others want to know about, posting new and interesting content regularly, and getting the word out so others can find a visit your blog. There are many ways to monetize your blog including contextual ads such as Adsense, affiliate promotions, selling ad space, and creating your own digital products such as ebooks.

Learn more about making a living blogging:

How to Blog

Start a Home Based eBay Business

At any given time, there are millions of products for sale on eBay. You can list yours early in the morning, late at night or anytime in-between. Once your items sells, you pack it and stamp it using online postage, and put in the mail.

Success in selling on eBay is having a products that people want, a good picture, and enticing headline and description. To start for nearly nothing, sell items you don’t want or need around your home. If you find items that sell well, look for inventory of that item at yard sales, thrift stores or wholesalers online.

Learn more about making a living on eBay:

Selling On eBay: Quick Tips

Work At Home as a Writer

Writing is a fast, easy and low cost way to build a home-based or freelance business. Writing encompasses many jobs including freelance article writing, content marketing, authorship, blogging and more. Writing and selling your work yourself is fast through a blog, website or in the case of ebooks, through Amazon Kindle, Nookpress and other ebook distributers. Or you can set up a freelance writing business to write for others. You can find clients through your own website and networking on social media such as LinkedIn.

Learn more about making a living writing:

Home Business Idea: Freelance Writer

How to Write an Ebook

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Start a Home-Based Transcription Business

If you can type fast and accurately, transcription is an ideal virtual support job.

Most clients will have a due date by which they want the work, but the time you do the work doesn’t matter as long as you deliver it on time. Many businesses need transcribers, including speakers, online entrepreneurs who do webinars/teleseminars, and associations.

Freelance sites are a great place to find your first clients. Having your own website and networking through social media, such as LinkedIn, can help you expand your business and perhaps charge more than companies on freelance sites pay.

Learn more about making a living by providing transcription services:

Transcription Business Success Story