Starting Your Home Based Business on a Shoestring Budget

Starting Your Home Based Business on a Shoestring Budget

Whether seeking a supplemental income or a full-time income,
many folks have undertaken the task to discover a viable home
based business solution to meet their personal needs.

For most folks who contemplate a home business, a low-cost or
no-cost solution is not only nice, but also very necessary. Many
also seek to find a home business that will permit them to
maintain their regular day job in order to protect their base

Taking the cautious approach to a home based business and
keeping one’s job during the start-up period is often a very
good decision. By maintaining one’s job, one can maintain the
health of their personal finances while permitting their home
business grow healthy and strong.

Fortunately, most home based businesses can be started with
little or no cash, can be maintained on a shoestring budget, and
can be operated successfully with only a part-time investment.

One day, the business will be strong enough to support itself
and its owner. When that time comes, it will make good sense for
the business owner to leave his or her outside job to dedicate
more time to growing and maintaining their new thriving home
based business. You will know when that time has finally arrived.

The nature of a home based business makes it easy and very
realistic for most folks to take the plunge into home business

Yet, many folks put off starting their own home based business,
because they have the misconception that they will have to risk
thousands of their own hard-earned dollars at start-up. Then
later, if their business fails, they fear they may be forced to
take out a second mortgage on their house just to stay out of

Are you one of these folks? Do you let your fears of failure
keep you from reaching for your dreams?

If so, then allow me to introduce you to a few home business
ideas that you can start for less than $100 and can be started
and operated very profitably as a part-time business.


First of all, let me advise you to search out a business model
that will deliver steady and repeat business. It is the one
thing — above all others — that will assure that your
company can survive the test of time.

HOME-BASED MAIL ORDER: Home-based mail order is a good example
of how one can quickly grow a home business income. Mail order
is a low cost start-up business that can be launched for around
$100 USD.

With proper planning, your home-based mail order business will
not require up-front inventory purchases. In the mail order
business, it is not uncommon to rely upon drop-shippers for
product fulfillment services.

By utilizing drop-shippers, we can sell the products, collect
the money and then purchase the products from the wholesale
outlet. The wholesale outlet will then put a return address for
your company on the product packaging and deliver the product
directly to your customer.

By using the following link, you can explore the drop-ship
directory, which will let you explore the drop-shipping
companies that will enable you sell 500,000 products from over
1,000 brand name manufacturers:

Your primary expense in the mail-order business is advertising.
Classified advertising tends to be a relatively inexpensive form
of advertising with thousands of outlets available to the small
business owner.

WHOLESALE BUSINESS: Buy low — sell high. You can acquire high
quality, top-of-the-line merchandise for a fraction of the
retail cost. Starting a wholesale business would require a
Wholesale Dealers Directory as your source for merchandise, such
as the one above or the one listed here:

AUCTIONS: Auctions can be an excellent source for buying cheap
and selling high. Both government auctions and Internet auctions
can lead to some excellent profit opportunities. Auctions are an
excellent tool for both acquiring and selling merchandise.

MAKE AND SELL YOUR CRAFTS: Crafts are a hot seller at country
fairs, swap meets or anyplace where people gather. Make your own
crafts and sell them for a tidy profit!

SELLING INFORMATION: Selling information by mail is another
good example of an inexpensive home based business start-up. One
can gain the resale rights to information for usually about $50
USD. Other costs will include printer cartridges, paper and
postage. There are plenty of free classifieds sites on the
Internet, in which to successfully advertise your information.

WRITE INFORMATIONAL BOOKLETS: Write and publish your own
informational booklets; sell them at a high price! All you need
is a little know-how, a printer, paper and stamps. This is a
GREAT home business idea! You can also sell the resale rights to
others, for extra profits. In this age of the Internet, you may
also take advantage of the fact that selling information is one
of the most profitable endeavors one can pursue online.

OFFICE SERVICES: Offer office services for hire in your local
paper. You’ll be surprised at the amount of regular office
business that can be gleaned from one little classified ad. Word
processing, typing, accounting, data entry, proofreading,
transcription, promotional letters and newsletters. All these
tasks can be accomplished right from your own home office.

AVON REPRESENTATIVE: Yes, Avon’s been around for eternity,
hasn’t it? Then it’s not such a bad prospect as a home based
business, is it? I once knew a woman who did so much business as
an Avon rep. that she had people calling her and knocking at her
door wanting to order products at all hours of the day and
night! Once you are an established Avon representative, you,
too, will turn a good profit.

CONCLUSION: On your search for the ideal home based business,
try not to get caught up in any scams that will run off with
your money. There are thousands of scam artists out there just
waiting for the next sucker to come along. Remember, if it
sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Just use your
good judgement and invest wisely in proven methods of earning
extra income.

Source by Stone Evans

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