We live in unprecedented times. Closed borders, mandatory isolation, group gatherings larger than 10 prohibited (US), the stock market in the tank (time to buy?), economic chaos, cancelled vacations, empty shelves …

Bob Milliken

 “… And since these times are unprecedented, perhaps it’s time to think outside the box and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to put new business ideas together and be ready to rock-n-roll when we emerge from the other end.

If there was ever a time consider “Working from Home”, it’s now. Although I have spoken about becoming a work-from-home-sort-of-person in previous columns, now is the time to act.

Who knows where we are going to land, how long it will take, and what’s going to be there afterwards?

Beyond the reality of the coronavirus, does it make sense for you to start a home-based business? Are you seeking greater flexibility? Do you want a role where you can be your own boss?

Interested? Here are some soup starters to get you thinking.

  1. Online Store

If you’ve got an interest in a particular product, why not open an online store? While this option does require some upfront investment, it certainly allows for flexible work once it is up and running.

  1. Photography

This is a great option for people who enjoy photography. If you have a camera and regularly take photos, why not tun it into a home-based business by selling some prints?  Let’s go the distance and start a portrait studio at home.

  1. Freelance Writing

This home-based business option requires virtually no investment. If you’ve got a laptop and Wi-Fi, you can find clients and begin working!

  1. Tutoring

Tutoring can be conducted with local students at your home or you could work with an online company and conduct sessions via video call.

  1. Graphic Designer

Many businesses need a graphic designer for their branding designs. If you can create professional looking logos and other material, you can easily operate from your home.

  1. Social Media Specialist

Another set of skills in high demand, social media specialists can easily run a business from their home. You can market your business online and conduct all of you work through your electronic devices.

  1. Event Planning

Event planning is a business that can be run from virtually anywhere, including your home. Most organisation can be done over the phone or via email, meaning you can work it into your schedule.

 Take Away

Without a doubt, a home-based business might be just what the doctor ordered. However, and let’s not fool ourselves here, starting your home-based business can be challenging. Give it the time and energy it needs, and the results will be rewarding.

Tech side of it all too overwhelming? I am temporarily offering my services at a reduced (20%) price until the end of March 2020. Call Bob at 604.270.1730 or send an email to workfromhome@rfmholdings.com and we’ll book a time.