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Making Money Using Your Skills

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 2

Make money using the skills or talents that you already have. Whether you are a stay at home parent, work part-time, are looking for work or are retired, these ideas can get the ball rolling for you to earn some extra money from home.

Begin thinking about your talents, skills or abilities. If you are good at reading and writing, consider starting a business relating to resume writing and answering selection criteria, proofreading articles or assignments or even writing articles (such as here on Infobarrel).

If you can use Adobe Photoshop or another photo editing imaging service, consider making signatures for people on forums (this seems especially popular on gaming forums), retouching photos, photo restoration or making educational resources. You could also investigate different craft supplies which are made from photos such as greeting cards or craft decorations.

Here is a list of other ideas to help you make some extra money:


  • Bookkeeping
  • Tax preparation
  • Professional organizer
  • Personal trainer/motivator
  • Dog walking
  • House minding
  • Babysitting
  • Tutoring
  • Making children’s puzzles (woodworking)
  • Sewing
  • Embroidering

Depending on the skills and time you have, your business may be part-time or full-time. There are lots of ways to make money. Brainstorm what you are good at or what skills you have that can be used to make money.

Your budget does not need to affect whether your business will succeed or not. Small businesses offering a service like those above can be started with absolutely no upfront costs at all. You could begin selling on Facebook or create a free website. This is a good way to find out if people are going to use your business, and it also allows you to keep your fees to a minimum because you have no outlay.

Consider how much people are willing to pay for your service, as well as how much you will make. If you are just looking for extra cash and a way to spend your time when you are at home, then you have a lot of options. However if you wish to make a significant income from the business, you will need to work out the finer points of your time and effort versus your expected revenue.

So many people are starting their own business using Facebook or free webhosts and surprisingly, it’s not that hard to do. There are many goods and services that people are willing to pay for, which you can offer if you have the skills and the time.



Apr 29, 2012 8:47am
Informative article Melissa with some good ideas for making money at home but did you know the whole article is repeated?
Apr 29, 2012 9:22am
Thanks! I didn't realise it was there twice, I'll have to fix it when I hop on the pc. Thank you :)
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