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FREELANCING / MAY. 18, 2014
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How To Turn Your Home Into A Profit-Making Business

It’s no secret that owning and maintaining a home can be rather costly. From mortgage payments to utility bills, from roofing repairs to remedying a leak, homeownership comes with a hefty price-tag – even more so when the homeowners spend at least one-third of their day at the office.

This is why it can be worth working from home. Besides the numerous benefits of working remotely – food, transportation, clothing and time – being an at-home employee can also allow homeowners to spend more time in their fortresses of solitude. Instead of spending more time with cubicles, colleagues and commuters, why not make the transition to a home office?

With a little bit of imagination, there are numerous ways to turn a home into a money making business. Indeed, it does take time, dedication and minimal investment, but the results can prove to be lucrative for everyone who lives inside the humble abode after a while.

Here are some ways on how to turn your home into a profit-making venture:

Kitchen

There are two groups of people: those who can cook and those who cannot cook. The first group can bake a cake, put together a three-course meal every single night and create a nutritious lunch for the kids with only a handful of ingredients. The second group can’t boil water, spread butter on bread or make a pot of coffee.

The former has the opportunity to transform that kitchen into a successful business. If you have a knack for all things cooking and baking then why not think about potential ways of making a business out of it? There are various opportunities available, such as:

  • Offering specialty (culture-specific) foods
  • Cooking and baking lessons
  • Personal chef/menu creator
  • Catering
  • Independent cookbook authorship

Library/Den

For those who want to escape the monotony of family life, some retreat to the library or den and take part in an array of fun tasks: reading books, writing stories, studying new topics or just sitting back and relaxing. Fortunately, the room can also be transformed into a successful freelance business and perhaps create a new full-time career:

  • Writing
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Translating
  • Web and graphic design
  • Tutoring

Bedroom

The bedroom just doesn’t have to be for sleeping and escaping the world for eight hours. Instead, if there is plenty of space, it can be a place to relish in your hobbies and interests. In addition, this can also be a hub to start up your hobby-based business and the bedroom can allow you to sell your goods or offer a service in your area:

  • Creating new clothing for both humans and animals
  • Repairing your neighbors’ clothing
  • Selling quilts and blankets
  • Producing needlepoint artwork

Basement/Garage

Are your basement and/or garage just rooms to store your junk or your washer and dryer? Well, they don’t have to be anymore. Ask yourself: do you have any hidden talents? Are you a talented violinist or trumpeter? Do you yearn to invent new products? Do you like constructing things? These two rooms could be the witnesses to your business:

  • Teaching music or languages
  • Inventing and experimenting with new ideas
  • Home photograph
  • Beauty salon
  • Art studio

The rooms in your home don’t have to be just for hospitality. In today’s economy, any supplemental income can assist in the journey to fiscal rejuvenation and prudence. Instead of seeking a full- or part-time job outside of the home, common rooms in a standard three-bedroom can be made good use of and turned into moneymaking machines.

Have you turned a room in your home into a home office or a profit-making venture? Let us know in the comment section.

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