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Here is a beginning list of Home Businesses you can start. These were taken from a book called,"1101 Businesses You Can Start From Home," by Daryl Allen Hall.

I am looking for a NEW work at home venture. Perhaps some of you are as well.  

I would appreciate your feedback, as well as any ideas you might have that aren’t listed.  

If any of you ( or all of you... WOOHOOOOooo) would want
to pick one or two of these and tell me your choices as to
which ones you think are the best ideas... I would be so
grateful for your opionions.estatic

1) Web Site Selling Beauty Supplies For Hair and Nails
2) Tutoring Children
3) Language Tutoring For Immigrants
4) Beginners Computer Classes
5) Rent-A-Junk Car. (Renting Cars That Are Affordable)
6) Mini Blind Service.
7) Bumper Stickers (This Is A Business Here To Stay)
8) Speciality Liscense Plates Frames
9) Antique Clock Restoration
10)Equipment Rental (Drills,Sanders,Paint Sprayers,etc)
11)Security Checking By Phone ( Calling On the Elderly,disabled, and “key latch children.“)
12) Collection Agency
13) Homemaking Service. (Collecting Names That Do Ironing,
Cooking,Cleaning,Washing. Take Out Ads For Those Who
Do These Chores and Ads For Those Needing Chores Done.
You Then Take A Percent of Fees Collected)
14) Home Secretary
15) Red Tape Service. ( Cut through and cope with clients
“red tape” involving birth certificates,permits of all
sorts,various liscenses,passports,registrations,and
special sensitive information.
16) Homebound Response. ( Keeping tabs on individuals, as
well as possible medications. Keeping record of each
call for client)
17) Operating an 900 number. ( In this business you will use
the phone number to sell information or products to
customers who call the number.) You will make money off each call,and your phone company will as well.
18) Answering Service ( Help businesses such as Plumbers,
Electricians,Painters,Small Contractors, and so on.
19) Wake-Up Service (Self Explanatory. lol)
20) Research Speciality ( For business people,lecturers,
trades people,professionals, or anyone with a lack of




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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • One more to list. “Dial A Pal.” A service in which you would have several employees that you would send out to do 1 hour services.



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      Mztracy wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • 11)Security Checking By Phone ( Calling On the Elderly,disabled, and "key latch children.")



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      Almostfive0 wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • Bumper Stickers...LOL! I think I would be successful at this.



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      Marcy wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • 2) Tutoring Children
      3) Language Tutoring For Immigrants
      11)Security Checking By Phone ( Calling On the Elderly,disabled, and "key latch children.")
      I think ELDER CARE could be included in #11 or added to the list - whether it’s cleaning & cooking or grocery shopping for them or taking them to appointments.  

      13) Homemaking Service. (Collecting Names That Do Ironing,
      Cooking,Cleaning,Washing. Take Out Ads For Those Who
      Do These Chores and Ads For Those Needing Chores Done.
      You Then Take A Percent of Fees Collected)

      I would say that Homemaking would mean YOU do the work not find someone else to do it??



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      Cheryl Guy wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • Collection agency! That is probably in high demand with the economy the way it is now! I think I hear one calling right now. LOL!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • Della, I have questions:

      *What is the objectives? To make more $ or to kill time?

      *Will you travel to potential clients’ home or are they come to you?

      *Will you rather sit nearby the phone?

      I guess I would like to know more from you.  Thank you.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • My daughter makes a good income as a medical transcriptionist from home. Of course, there was some expense for her to get her training, but there usually is a start up fee for any business. I think school was around $3000. BTW, Life Coach training is approximately the same amount, depending on the program. Another job you can do from home.



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • Thankyou so much for responding girls! Your the BEST!

      I want to work from home and not have to go out China.
      Marcy, I just listed them as the author listed them. Good idea! wink!
      Thankyou Coachmom for more ideas, I will add those to the list as wellestatic  

      I anxiously await even more repliesestatic



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • Della: Have you in mind only:
      2) Tutoring Children
      3) Language Tutoring For Immigrants
      7) Bumper Stickers
      8) Specialty License Plates Frames
      14) Home Secretary
      15) Red Tape Service.
      16) Home bound Response.
      17) Operating an 900 number.
      18) Answering Service
      19) Wake-Up Service
      20) Research Specialty



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      Marcy wrote Jan 5, 2009
    • A girlfriend & I once pondered starting a "RENT-A-WIFE"  type business (everything but sex!).  We figured we could cater to the upper professional/business class - picking up dry cleaning, grocery shopping, taking pets to the vet, cleaning house, starting dinner, setting the table... depending on insurance/bonding costs - we considered picking up kids from school, dropping them off at piano lessons or karate or whatever kids do...pretty much everything that a SAHM would do... minus sex!  estatic



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Jan 6, 2009
    • Marcy,

      I have often joked about wanting a WIFE with my best friend too. lol

      You know what.... I bet there is a call for this out there. Especially in the influential areas where they can afford it.



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      Paris Mano wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I would choose 11 security check. I know the elderly love someone to talk to and the children would feel safe. The second one I choose was 15 Red tape service. I think this is excellent. I would also include setting at your home for the cable man or telephone service. These would be worthwhile for someone who works and cannot get off to be home when they arrive.

      Paris



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Thankyou so much everyone for your input, it was very helpful! You girls are the BEST!estatic



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Della,
      You probably already know I have a home based biz - I used to work from home, but decided I'd rather invest and leverage my time instead of trade time for money.
      I guess it would depend on how much money you want to make. I made really good money working a home based job, but it was stressful, and I didn't like what I did. Now I enjoy what I do so much that I'd do it even if I wasn't getting a paycheck!
      I hope you find what you‘re looking for - none of those jobs sound appealing to me, although I think if I had to vote I’d join everyone else in picking the security check. I really like to help people and feel like I am making a difference. I’d be afraid of the RentaWife thing, plus I really don’t think my hubby would go for it. LOL



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      Tempielaw wrote Jan 26, 2009
    • Don’t forget to check your elder laws in your state before you begin.
      Also, be sure that there is an iron-clad contract stating exactly what you will and will not be doing.
      Also, there are federal laws with regard to privacy. For example, can you contact a person if there is a problem and if so whom under the laws. You will most likely have to have them first execute a document as per state/federal law which give a medical power of attorney to do this.
      You definitely want to be incorporated for the purpose of protecting yourself from financial ruin if ever sued.
      And you will need to check to see if you have to carry any insurance.  You don’t want to be sued if something happens to the person you are supposed to be checking on and when people are old this will is inevitable.



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • Thankyou Tempie. I really appreciate your advice.
      I was hoping that a complete signed document releasing me from any stated liabilities would be sufficient. Perhaps I am wrong?

      Can you tell me what an “Elder Law” is?  

      In regards to privacy laws, if I have a contract with a client which states that they are: 1) Paying for my daily services to call (name of person) daily. In the event of an emergency I should contact them.  (Would release me from any liabilities or law suit)  Or if I state that I do not hold that power, but I am merely a telephone service contacting such said person.  Perhaps I am unsure what a medical power of attorney is exactly. Could you please explain????

      I will definitely have insurance to protect my assets, as well as being an LLC, which may not protect to the extent as being a corporation may.

      I think my note may be a bit “chopped” as I just woke up. lol

      Thankyou for your help!

      Hugs~



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • Della,
      If you are even remotely interested in looking at a home based business that would leverage your time (not trading time for money) our company just introduced a risk free economic stimulus plan where you can earn a 600% return on your investment... or if you aren’t happy, you can get 100% of your money back during the 6 month trial period. And on top of all that, they just introduced our incentive trip (which is easier than ever to win - I’ve won 4 out of the last 5 years and this one is going to be a breeze!)This year it is an all expenses paid vacation in Costa Rica - airline tickets included too. The momentum is building really fast!



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      Tempielaw wrote Jan 29, 2009
    • Elder Law means ...law of the elderly.
      Power of Attorney is a legal document which is executed and witnessed by a notary who also signs and puts their seal of asknowledgment and many times the medical power of attorney has to have one or two additional witnesses present with the person executing the document and with the notary.
      A business power of attorney is different in that it lets another person take care of your money. A medical power of attorney lets a person deal with your health. There are new federal privacy laws which keeps the medical community from giving out information...hence the need for a medical power of attorney.
      You will need a comprehensive contract with the person setting forth cost, your duties, their duties and what happens in the event there is no answer etc. as well as what happens if they are late in payment ...cancelling your services etc.
      MOst of all, you need to set out that you are not liable for their health but simply reporting to a single designated person in the event there is not answer.



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