Home based business ideas are a hot topic. If you need proof, just do a little keyword research.” Business Ideas” gets 823,000 searches per month. Search for “start a business” and you will see 1,830,000 per month. That is a lot of interest. I talk a lot here about that very thing. Dough Raising Mom focuses on making money and ways you can start a business.
A lot of what I try to cover here is ideas for those who would like to start a small business using their experience and love of working in the kitchen. Notice how I broadened the spectrum from specifically targeting just baking. By doing that, I open up other possible avenues to make money based on your expertise and interests. That is a thinking outside the box mindset.
I have talked a lot about the new Cottage Food Laws in one of my recent blog posts. By the states making it legal for you to use your own home kitchen to bake and sell products, starting a business is reachable for those who love to bake. As a baker, in order to have a business that makes money, you have to sell a product. I would invite you to check out how to easily do that by checking out the Easy Sales Tips I told you about last time.
Of course one of my favorite ways to make money is to help non profits raise money to fund charitable works. I have a class to teach you just how I have been doing that for almost thirty years. It has a great profit margin for you, and is one of the easiest and most profitable fundraisers for the group you are helping. One of my daughters was a youth minister, and our fundraising program was by far her best way to generate the income they needed for their mission trips.
You know I talk a lot about actually making and selling your products. On this site I have shared a lot of recipes and how to videos.
Watch for future blogs about the actual steps you need to take to get a business set up the right way. Today my focus is going to be about some additional ways you can use to start some cash flow for your household.
A website can help monetize your interests.
I know, you are probably not here because you are interested in sitting at your computer all day. Or maybe you are, and you would love to write about your love of cooking. A blog is a great way to do that. I won’t get into all that here, but I do have another website where I talk a lot about blogging and using WordPress.
Even if you don’t particularly want to work on the computer, you could set up a few niche websites centered around food, and add some products that you collect affiliate commissions on. If you have favorite tools, recipe books, appliances etc., you can write reviews about them and add a link to the product for their convenience. You do some product research, do the shopping, add a link and all the consumer has to do is evaluate your research and decide whether they want to click and buy. You are just saving them the time and effort by packaging it all in one place. The best part is that the consumer does not pay one penny more. You are providing a valuable service.
Find Business Ideas and Get Started
Sometimes for newbies, the hard part is figuring out how to get started. One of the people I follow closely is Susanne Myers. She is an expert on how to get websites to show up and rank in the search engines. She also is a market research guru. She has developed a number of products called Affiliate Niche Packs. She has done all the work to launch a niche website.
Each Affiliate Niche Pack will provide you with the following:
- Detailed niche description
- Who your target market for this niche is
- List of affiliate products available
- 100 domain name ideas (plus list of modifiers for hundreds more)
- Detailed keyword report for over 1000 keywords
- 100 article and blog post ideas
- 15 different author resource boxes
- 2 different detailed marketing plans (beginner and advanced) with action steps to get you up and running right away.
- List of available PLR products for this niche
- Recommended tools and resources
Letting Susanne do all the work is an easy way to start generating some income to make so extra money. If you would like to learn how she does all the research to come up with ideas for great niches, she wrote a short report about checking out the potential for earning money in a particular part of the market. It is great information for only $7.
Those are a couple of ideas I have on getting started. Don’t let putting up a website intimidate you, it is pretty easy. Use WordPress.org and you will be up and running and ready to do business in just a short time. Do you have any questions? Please leave them in the comment section and we can all talk about them.