Friday, September 6, 2013

Home-Based Business Ideas - Velocity Business Innovators

Guest blog post from Velocity Business Innovators

As technology finds new ways to connect the world, it does not make the entrepreneur's world smaller, but adds an ever-growing layer of business possibilities that were previously unavailable. Because we can now effectively communicate, access information, and broadcast our services from anywhere, we can often conduct business from anywhere, including the privacy of our own homes. The idea of a home office is no longer limited to a desk and a chair, but can actually serve as the primary location of a successful, reputable business.

Below are some home-based business ideas that can thrive in the digital age.

Consultant
Consultants take many forms and can create quite lucrative businesses for themselves. Although the idea of the consultant is not new, the way they market themselves via the Internet makes it possible for them to have high visibility in the business community without a commercial location.

Editorial Services
Content is becoming the driving force behind the success of many companies, which means they need professional word wizards to create and edit quality material. Working on freelance or contractual terms can allow an organized individual to serve multiple clients at a time.

Event Planner
Those who can listen effectively to someone's wants and needs and turn them into reality can find success as event planners. Weddings, business meetings, conventions, and similar events require a great deal of planning and an eye for detail, and many businesses and individuals do not have the time or know-how to make it all happen.

Graphic Designer
Because the nature of graphic design revolves around digital designing and editing software, such as Photoshop, a graphic designer can reasonably conduct all business from a home computer.

Accountant
Certified accountants can branch out on their own and set up a home-based accounting service. Many find success in a consulting role for businesses, setting up their books and offering financial advice. Those who specialize in tax preparation enjoy a nice boost during tax season from professional and personal clients.

Online Retailer
With e-commerce, the future is here. People with a knack for selling and the space to store inventory can sell their products to anyone in the world and accept payment right over the computer.

Private Teacher
If there is a skill worth knowing, odds are people are willing to pay to learn it. With little overhead and start-up costs, experts can share their knowledge through private lessons in their own or their clients' homes.

IT Specialist
Those with exceptional computer knowledge can find success as independent IT specialists, either out of their homes or making on-site visits.

Virtual Assistant
The popularity of virtual assistants grows daily, so those who are computer savvy, with strong communication and administrative skills, can market themselves through many reputable online directories and find a steady stream of incoming work.

Like any business, a home-based business comes with a level of risk and requires strategic planning and preparation. For pointers, read Things to Consider When Starting a Home-Based Business

Guest blog post from Velocity Business Innovators

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