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Home Business Opportunities in Creative Fields

by Jean Murray on February 23rd, 2009

What kinds of home business opportunities are there for creative individuals?  What is the outlook for creative work in the economy?  There are lots of home businesses you can start now to fill a need in your community and give vent to your creative talents. Here are just a few examples:

Catering. Creative cooking is an art (if you don’t believe me, watch the cooking contests on the Food Channel), and businesses still need caterers to prepare meals for groups and events.  If you can convince local companies that you offer a quality service at a competitive price, you will have more business than you can imagine.

Interior Design/Home Decorating - The interior design industry is expected to grow 19% in the next few years.  If you have skill with design, you could work with furniture companies or architectural firms to design homes and offices.

Desktop Publishing - Desktop publishers create newspapers, newsletters, books, catalogs, and directories.  With many companies outsourcing more functions, you may be able to connect with a book publisher or newsletter publisher and work from home to create the publications they want.

Sewing and Upholstery - If you have skill with a sewing machine, you can make money sewing clothing, home furnishings, and upholstery.  Big commercial sewing has gone to other countries, but there is still a market for custom-made and designed items.  For example: wedding dresses, re-upholstering furniture, draperies, and costumes.

Quilting. You can make money in a variety of ways with your quilting skills, from taking commissions on quilts for others, to doing the machine quilting for a quil someone else has pieced.

Writing and Web Writing- Talented writers are always in demand, and there are many markets for writing you can tap into.  Once you get into a specific niche and get your portfolio built up, you’ll find you can make a living as a writer.  The Internet world is still growing, and if you have familiarity with the web and blogging, you should be able to find work.

Having fun doing what you love and making money at it are the most important attributes of small business success.  I’d love to know what you are thinking about.

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