Tuesday, March 22, 2011



This is a type of business by which you can  make money online. Initially, it may take some time for you to settle. 

Many people think and infact assume that they possess no skills at all.  This simply isn't true! Thanks to the "Internet" !

If you know how to search matter on the Internet, then you have solved your problem! There are thousand of research jobs available. Your primary task would be to pin point some easy research jobs , for a smooth beginning. You would not like to mess up by taking high priority jobs.
Internet has been spoon feeding us for a long time.  There are various sites , wherein you can register and get access to many online jobs.  Some of the sites you could try are Elance and Freelancer. 

The word "research" usually tends to bring to mind stuffy libraries and reams of paperwork. But nowadays that isn't the case!

The fact that many people still do not have time to do research themselves means big money opportunities for you. One need not be specialized  in any one particular area. 

Research could be in various areas. Someone might need information on SEO techniques, while some may like to get information about a particular product. 

You can prove handy in here , by exchanging the information they require for a reasonable fee. Once settled in this, take some time and get a website developed for your new business. You could lead your customers to your site so that next time they directly approach your site .

Later, you could also sell some ad space on your website and earn an additional income!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Over ages, jewellery has proved to be an nondetachable part of our life. Irrespective of being young or old , everyone of us love to wear some unique piece of jewellery. This love for jewellery creates an opportunity for us to explore and exploit.
No specific educational qualifications are required. Jewellery making is one of the low investment and low risk businesses. 

The basic need to start this business is to be creative and join a course in jewellery making. 

For some extra creative minds , no course is a necessity! With the help of Internet , one could enroll in for an online course. 
Once done you can start right away!

Making jewelry from recycled materials is a relatively inexpensive , because most of the recycled materials can be found around your house. Everything from glass, paper, wine corks, bottle tops, newspapers, safety pins and typewriter keys can be recycled into jewelry.

Making this type of jewellery is not only affordable , but it also helps the environment. Apart from this , making jewellery from such products could prove to be very interesting to people, thus attracting a large number of buyers!
While working with colors make sure that you use a large variety of it, so that people can make an appropriate choice accordingly. The size , weight and fragility of the materials used should also be considered.Try to avoid objects with sharp edges. 
When working with recycled materials, it is important to clean the materials  thoroughly before you begin using them to create your jewelry.

Tools Required: 
Pliers, Wire Cutters, Scissors, Glue, Clasps, Threading needles, Wire, Thread, Tin snips, Ruler, Eraser.
For more advanced projects:
Hammers, Blow torches, Drills and Center punches 
Consider the safety procedures associated with the tools and equipment you are using. Make it a point to use gloves so as to protect your hands while making jewelry from recycled materials. Make sure you have all of the supplies you need before starting the project.
 If some ideas have already started tickling in , then get to business right now! All the best!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011



If you  are fluent enough  in any language other than that spoken in your country, it could help in creating an extra income for you! In today’s world, businesses have become  global and countries have become more diverse.

The first language of any country is no longer the only language used. You can thus be a great help to individuals, businesses and Governments to bridge these communication gaps.
Interpreters are of two kinds. Textual translators and simultaneous translators. Textual translators work mostly with documents and texts. Whereas simultaneous translators have to do on-the-spot translations. 

Textual translators have an advantage of time frame. They have the opportunity to review the information and give a polished final product and can also work from home.

On the other hand  simultaneous translators, have a little more pressure as they have to be quick in translations during business transactions or court hearings where accuracy and immediacy are especially essential.

There are a lot of online jobs for interpreters. You can make money sitting at home. One may start taking projects as a part-time job , but can soon be turned into a full-time service!

Any interpreting done  by you, it is vital to be able to understand word for word translation and also the sense of the language or conversation. An interpreter needs to be able to translate tones, emotions, idioms and slang.

A huge number of opportunities which exist are for interpreters who can speak English and at least one of the five other languages used in the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

So  if you are a language person , then this is the right choice for you. Start early start now!All the best!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011



Do you love to shop for yourself or for others ? If yes , then this is the right type of business for you. There is hardly any investment required.  If you are studying , then you can also do this as a part-time job ,so as to earn some extra income :)

In this busy world , majority of the people have no time to shop. By being their shopping assistant , you can help  in making their life a lot easier! A shopping assistant does not need any formal education as such.

One should know the right place to shop for. A place where you get quality things for a reasonable price. You should update yourself with the current market trends.

Apart from this , you need excellent communication skills, and an impeccable eye for detail.
Before stepping into this business, decide on the type of shopping assistant you would like to be. There could be assistants for grocery shopping,  fabric shopping,  raw material shopping , etc.  

If you cannot decide on a particular type, then keep all options open! That's the best you can do.

Study your neighbourhood first. If the people in your neighbourhood are office-goers, then household/grocery shopping would be the best. 

To start with make a list of the local shops present in your neighbourhood and the type of goods sold by them. This will help you to get an idea of what's around you and where to go when it comes to shopping. You need not pen down all , but just a few important one's. 

Next , comes marketing. Get your business cards printed , advertise on the local daily and distribute pamphlets as well , if u can.   

Apart from this, visit your neighbourhood and spread the news personally. This could bring in a lot of  people wanting your service. 

Customers are very specific when it comes to punctuality.So try to deliver the goods on time! You may need a vehicle for  carrying the articles door to door. If you do not own a vehicle, try  to rent one . 

The fees for your service could be charged monthly / weekly or on daily shopping basis. That should be decided by you depending on the type of customers . Try to be reasonable during the early stages of your business. For a start , it would also be fine if you break-even!!

If people like your services, then there is no need of  marketing your business explicitly. Your customers will do it for you :)

That's it for today folks!  Have a good start !

Friday, February 11, 2011



In this business you will buy books in bulk online / offline and sell them online. Selling online would be a wiser option , as it is would target a wider spectrum of buyers for your book.
Before you start off with this business ,your homework will be to list down all the reliable auction sites available. Next you have to shortlist a few to start with.

If you have your own collection of books , then half of your effort is saved . If not , search for discount offers on books online/offline . You could also negotiate with your local wholesaler on bulk purchase of books. You need to be focused while selecting the books which you will buy in bulk. Remember that people love variety. An effective sales strategy would be having books on different categories.

More books ,better content means more profit In this way you know which books are high in rating. It is obvious that more the books you buy more the discounts you may get. Thus you will sell the same book by increasing your profit!

Many online sellers are not successful because they do not offer books on different categories. It is just like you cannot stick to one type of food day in n day out!

While deciding on the price one has to take into consideration the shipping charges as well! Else you could end up making no profit!

The worry of being scammed is quite common on the internet. You can resolve this by being in contact with a good drop-shipper.
In order to do this find out a good drop-shipping directory. This directory will provide you with contacts of reliable companies and drop-shippers.

By taking care of all this you could carry out your business in a healthy way! There are many book lovers out there and its never too late or too early to start a business! 

Hope you enjoy earning profit , sitting at home! Till then Ciao! Au revoir!

Thursday, February 10, 2011



This simple and low investment business of flower making has proved as a boon to many a people. One does not need necessarily need a separate outlet for starting this business. It can be started from home itself , thus making it an easy option for many,especially housewives!

Let me give you a few tips for starting this business at home. If you are a craft lover , then this could be a rewarding job for you!

Artificial Flowers could be made of a various kinds of materials such as paper, silk, stockings, plastic, clay, feathers, wax, etc .
So to start with:
1. Decide the kind of material you are going to use to make flowers.

2. Once done, join a suitable course in your city if you aren't aware of flower making, If there aren't any, internet will teach you. There are tons of videos and step by step methods available for free.Check them out.

3. When ready to start ,do some research on the internet for some patters or flower arrangements. If you are creative enough ,  then you can follow your mind. 

4. Make a list of other articles needed such as green tape for the stem, some pollens, leaves,  glue, pencil, ruler, chalk, sharp scissors, artificial pots, etc. 

Unlike some years ago, all these articles are now readily available in the market.  So by doing this you can save on time as well!  Buy in bulk so as to avail some discounts wherever possible.  

5. Make around 5-10  different  flower arrangements. You should have enough stock to display while marketing your business . You can also be creative and add your own touches to your flowers.

Now come Marketing your business. That's the simplest among all. Start it from your friends,family or neighbourhood.  

Gift them on their birthdays, anniversaries or baby showers with your creative and long- lasting flower bouquets. 

Anybody who loves  creativity and flowers would admire your work a lot! Later its just word-of-mouth. 

Secondly, advertise on local dailies and have some business cards printed.  Visit local flower shops and request them if they could display  your products  and earn a commission for themselves.  Advertise well before the season starts. This could maximise the number of your customers.

Craft fairs are another way to sell your paper flowers. If you are familiar with the internet, you could also sell  online , with the help of online shopping malls such as ebay. 
If you are new to making flowers, you will just need a little patience and practice nothing more.

You can post your business cards in numerous places such as the grocery store, community centers, small private owned boutiques, day care centers, schools and even hospital gift shops . Any public place that allows business cards.

Soon you will find that you are earning  money by just being home with your children! That's a huge advantage  this offers! So if you are all set to start something sitting at home, then work on it right away!  All the best for flower making! Till then Ciao!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011



The Pet Sitting business is suitable for all animal lovers in the world!  This business is booming internationally. Pet-sitting  could earn you a good full-time income . All of us love our pets. Whenever we go on a vacation we cannot always carry our pets along with us.  This provides you with an opportunity to offer services to these people.

If you cannot find customers to buy your pet-sitting services , your business will never survive. Now, the good news is that finding new clients doesn't have to be hard. With proper advertising there will be no shortage of customers.

People are very particular about their pets. Some consider it as their most precious possession. If you want your business to be a success, care should be taken that there are no negative feedback's from the customer. This is one such business which could fall apart within a day., if the services provided are unsatisfactory.
When you're marketing your business you should put a great deal of time and thought into the preparation of your materials. 

You should analyze every word and picture to make sure that you not only portray the service you provide, but also entice potential clients to take action! 

Once you  get a reply from the client , the information you provide will play a crucial role in solidifying your relationship. Information could be  the food that will be provided to the pets, regular walks ,etc. 

So be  clear and precise with the information you provide. Too much of bluffing will not work here!

If there are other pet-sitting services in your neighbourhood, do some research of the fee charged by them. You should neither over-price nor under-price  your services. 

Before  a customer walks out happily  from your office , you could provide them  with a " Visit Again" card / letter and a brief summary about their pet! This could all the more want them to go in for your services again!Care should be taken of every minute matter.If you do not have a place for setting up your business, you could rent one rather than buying, thus stay on the safer side.
If you are an animal lover then it will be all the more easy for you ! Once started there is no looking back! 

Let the pet owners in your neighbourhood heave a sigh of relief , that they have this option for their pets when they travel!  

That's all for today folks! Hope this  idea has tickled your mind ! Till then bye! Au revoir!