Will Graduates Start Home Businesses?
May and June signify graduation time in the United States, when students are leaving school…whether high school, technical school, or other places of higher learning. Most are venturing into the “real world” of earning a living. Or they may have received a degree they hope will take them into a higher earning level. It’s a time for new beginnings in your life.
Some thought could be given to developing a home business, probably along with your job as an employee for someone else at this stage, unless you’ve already been establishing yourself in a work from home career. However, in today’s Internet world, many graduates have been looking already into ways to earn income online, possibly to supplement while they were in school.
*Continue developing your home business if you have started one. Concentrate making it a full time income, if this is the direction you’d like to go.
*Check out the b5media’s Business Channel for great information about starting and operating a business. With the diverse topics and bloggers, you’re sure to find information to give you ideas and help you get started, as well as continue your business.
Other resources and suggestions:
*Mark Allen had some good ideas for an online business utilizing the capabilities of Cafe Press, something he hopes to turn into a full time income in the future. I wrote about him at Developing a Home Business Utilizing Cafe Press, Part 1 and Part 2.(Example from Mark’s Defy Gravity store.)
There are other types of “stores”, or places where you can develop sites for selling your items. Many people utilize eBay for a store site, as well as auctions.
*If you’ve been involved in some type of art or craft work, you may want to start promoting this online, as well as from your home, craft fairs and other events. You’ll find info about establishing these businesses at Barbara Brabec’s site and newsletter. Also, Alyson B. Stanfield, at Art Biz Blog, has great advice, too, for those in the art world.
*In the writing field, Yvonne Russell, of Grow Your Writing Business, offers continual suggestions about operating a home business, particularly one involving the Internet.
*Laurie Neumann at Christian Home Business Connection delves into many home business ideas. She researches those that are viable businesses, not scams.
This is a time for new beginnings in a graduate’s life. Which path are you going to venture down?
(Incidentally, don’t disregard business ideas and suggestions simply because the person giving them is in another field than yours. Some business principles are universal. Or you can tweek the suggestions to fit your needs.)Tags: b5media, b5media+Business+Channel, Barbara+Brabec, blogging, Cafe+Press, Christian+Home+Business+Connection, eBay, graduation, grow+your+writing+business, home+biz, Home+biz+notes, Home+business, new+businesses