Finding the Right Home-Based Career for You

Starting a work at home business or finding a work at home job begins by finding something that is a good match with your skills, personality traits and interests. So as you mull a work at home business ideas take into account more than just the dollars and cents of it.

If you cringe at the idea of dealing with school fundraisers, then maybe a business that involves lot of sales is not for you. But if you’re an excellent writer then consider freelance writer as your work-at-home career.

Running a...MORE work at home business is not for everyone, and so you may find that a telecommuting job is what you really want. Carefully weigh the pros and cons of a work at home business versus a telecommuting job.

But whatever the answer is match your choice with what you love!

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    If You Love... Sales

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    • Real Estate
    • Network Marketing/Direct Sales Business
    • Virtual Call Center Jobs
    • E-bay Selling

    See: List of Sales Jobs From Home


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    If You Love... Children


    • Tutoring (in-home or online tutoring)
    • In-Home Daycare
    • Music Lessons
    • Babysitting

    See: List of  Home-Based Education Jobs

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    If You Love... Animals

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    • Mobile Pet Grooming
    • Dog-Walking
    • Pet-Sitting


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    If You Love... Art

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    • Selling Arts and Crafts (online or in person)
    • Jewelry Making
    • Graphic Design
    • Photography
    • Sell Stock Art
    • Illustration
    • Interior Decorating

    See: List of Artistic Jobs From Home


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    If You Love... Tech



    • Creating Mobile Apps
    • Website Design
    • Social Media Consulting
    • Technical Support From Home


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    If You Love... Entertaining

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    • Catering
    • Wedding Planner
    • Home-Baking Business
    • Event Planner
    • Holiday Decorating Business
    • Home Chef



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    If You Love... Words


    • Freelance Writing
    • Copy Editing
    • Writing a Book
    • Blogging
    • Web Content Creation
    • Ghost Writing

    See: List of Beginner's Writing Jobs


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    If You Love... Travel

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    • Travel Agent
    • Travel Writer
    • Reservation Agent

    See: Home-Based Travel Jobs

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    If You Love... Languages



    • Translation
    • Interpretation
    • Bilingual Call Center Jobs
    • Teaching Languages

    See: List of Bilingual Jobs From Home


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    If You Love... Helping People

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    • Life Coach
    • Business Coach
    • Home Organizer
    • Personal Trainer
    • Senior Care Services
    • Customer Service From Home

    See: 5 Customer Service Jobs From Home