When considering the best home based business ideas for women you want to satisfy any doubts that you are not wasting your time or spending needless dollars on any of the small business ideas you choose to start.
This is Anna’s story, a summary of our recent telephone interview.
When Anna, mother of two toddlers from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada first decided to start a low risk venture in her home, she had no clue what to do.
She would put the kids in the stroller and walk her to the nearby neighborhood business district looking at the retail stores just to see what struck her fancy.
There were so many things she thought she could do but she felt, they would cost way too much money to start. So, she turned her attention to checking the viability of an online business which would cost far, far less to start and manage.
Her background had been teaching 13 to 15 year old children at a local school.
Over the years she had dabbled in yoga and dance. She taught her husband to dance, which was no small accomplishment!
After much thought, consulting with her husband and friends, Anna’s best home based business ideas were narrowed to three.
To investigate the possibilities of success, her husband and she agreed to spend no more than $200 to learn from the experiences of others who had achieved success in each of the three small businesses she was interested in starting from home.
Anna said she was a “smelly nut.” That is, she loved perfumes, lotions, bubble baths, face creams, bath salts, etc. Locally she could only find one retail store that sold green or eco-friendly perfume products.
This was a potential small business idea that would be successful. She could get the proper ingredients and create organic products in her home.
To see if she was on the right track, she purchased the inexpensive ebook The Sweet Smell of Success. It covers everything from where to buy your ingredients, how to make (even custom) a wide variety of products and even a host of marketing and selling strategies. A winner, for sure!
The third of Anna’s small home based business ideas was exploring the whole scope of making money by taking surveys, participating in online focus groups and even trying different products in your home and then giving feedback.
Anna quickly learned that because of scam potential, you just don’t go on the Internet looking to take surveys.
No, the safe way is to sign up with survey companies. Businesses contract with these survey firms to find people with certain characteristics to take a wide variety of opinion surveys for their products.
Generally, you pay a one time small fee to each survey companies. You then fill out a form about you from which they match surveys to you. Companies, in turn, pay you for your opinion.
There is one company that knows the survey business inside and out. I suggest you explore this highly recommended resource.
She decided to go with her passion.
Today and for the last 14-months, Anna has been creating and selling fragrances, perfumes, bath gels, etc. made with organic ingredients.
She decided to wholesale her products to local retailers.
She is in the process of learning how to create a website, even though she has no clue how to do so, in order to make her products available worldwide.
She told me that without studying, which home based business opportunities met her personal interests, she would not have arrived at the best decision for her. She was glad to have spent less than the initial $200.
I hope Anna’s exploring research is helpful to you.
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