Home Businesses I’ve Pursued
As I browsed through the columns I’d proposed for the newspaper series, mentioned in the July 7th blog post, Opportunities Present Themselves Years Later, I realized I have been involved in numerouis home business ventures over the years. Some I operated individually, others simultaneously. They would vary as we moved to different states due to my husband’s work. Generally I was pursuing a number of ventures that would bring in extra income, yet allow me to work from home. Sometimes I had a job outside the home, too.
- Dressmaking and alterations
- Oil and watercolor painting on commission
- Greeting card design
- Freelance writing
- Publicity work for businesses
- Typing and bookkeeping for a business
- Jewelry making
- Sewing children’s clothing for a shop
- Teaching writing in schools
- Conducting quiltmaking workshops
At one time I had a dress and gift shop in our home. The clothing and gifts were items my daughter and I made. At the same time I did dressmaking and alterations.
What types of businesses have you pursued from home? Do you feel it’s better to concentrate solely on one, or go where the market dictates?Tags: business ideas, business opportunities, home-+-biz-+-notes, home-business, Mary-+-Emma-+-Allen