How to Make Money Fast From Home

Small Business Ideas

If you're looking for small business ideas to make money fast from home you're best bet is to sell your labour in your local community or to your existing contacts.

In our interview with home business guru Dan Furman, author of Start & Run A Real Home Based Business, we asked what to do if you need immediate cash flow.

He suggests that you choose something you can go out and do tomorrow, for example yard work, window cleaning, dog walking, bookkeeping, computer repairs.

It's a short term measure. If you enjoy it and you can make enough money, by all means turn it into a longer term small business.

Or it can just be a stop gap until you find some different small business ideas that you prefer. You'll find plenty of possibilities on this web site.

The good point about having to make money fast from home is that it really concentrates your mind, and you do what has to be done. Because one of the biggest mistakes people make in setting up a home based business is wasting too much time trying to come up with a name or a logo. Or maybe they try and write a long business plan. Perhaps bigger companies can afford to invest time and money in stuff like this, but it's more of a distraction for low cost small business start ups.

Another advantage about simply getting out there and doing something is that you soon find out what works or doesn't work. For example, if you try to find customers for your small business idea, you'll soon find out whether there's a potential market niche.

Is there a gap in the market?

Even if you find a way to make quick money now, you need to make sure that you identify a profitable home based business niche for the longer term.

Otherwise you can struggle for years and not make money.

That's why it's normally best to carry out some initial research to look at the best small business ideas to suit your situation.

But when you need money working from home now, the best plan is usually to go out and sell your labour locally. While you're out there working, you can also be assessing ideas for starting a new full time or part time small business from home.


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LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

You can read some great advice on real home based businesses in our series of expert interviews


SELLING on eBAY

Skip McGrath eBay

Skip McGrath, author of many books including The Complete eBay Marketing System talks about how a novice can get started selling on eBay.

HOME STAGING

Debra Gould

Debra Gould, the 'Staging Diva' provides great tips for a business focused on improving the internal decor of homes making them easier to sell.

FREELANCE BOOKKEEPING

Sylvia Jaumann

Sylvia Jaumann, author of Starting & Running Your Own Bookkeeping Business, advises on starting a bookkeeping business from home.

RESUME WRITING

Teena Rose

Teena Rose, author of The Ultimate Resource to Building a $100,000 Resume-Writing Business, explains why resume writing is in demand in tough economic times.

FREELANCE TUTORING

Dr Alicia Holland-Johnson

Dr Alicia Holland-Johnson, author of Becoming a Better Tutor, explains what subject areas are in demand and how to find customers.

HOME BASED COURIER

Sam Knowlton

Sam Knowlton, who runs the CourierPros web site with Bob Lavendusky, advises how a freelance courier can compete against national courier companies.

SELLING USED BOOKS

Joe Waynick

Joe Waynick, author of Internet Bookselling Made Easy! How to Earn a Living Selling Used Books Online, advises how to get started by selling books you already own.


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