If you want to start a business at home, what are three offline businesses you can start in an hour? It can be so challenging simply thinking up the right idea! Whatever you choose, whether you want your own hobby business or something to seriously sink your teeth into, check out this ‘Business at Home – Three Offline Businesses You Can Start in an Hour’ report.
Not everyone is in love with their computer and wants to stay chained to a desk right?, so what else can you do? What other home-based offline businesses can you can start in an hour? Connected to the right money making idea and with a little time or cash investment, you can get going immediately, so let’s get cracking.
1) Mobile Ironing. This is a great business at home I have done myself. Many workers need to work in smart suits, which means lots of shirts and blouses! There is a huge number of women who absolutely loath ironing shirts and willingly offload this irksome task to someone prepared to do it for them.
To start, simply get out your iron and ironing board, decide on the number of hours you want to work and start looking for clients. Advertise in all the usual places and corporations and apartments. Decide whether you want to work the business from your home (they bring the ironing to you) or whether you will do it at your client’s house. Decide whether payment will be per basket (small, medium, large), by weight, or per hourly rate. The client pays on collection. Once your services get well-known, be prepared to employ others to help you!
2) Rent Out Your Gear. There is a growing trend for people to rent out items instead of buying them and this can be a great offline business at home. People don’t always want to go to the added expense of storing or buying extra items such as ski-wear and holiday kit, so you can come to their aid.
To start, simply itemize your goods into categories such as art, health, disability, concert, fashion, property, agricultural, books, etc, take an inventory, photograph the items you will rent out and start advertising. Decide whether the cost will be per hour (water-skis, surf boards etc), per day, or per week. Research rental agreements so that you can compile your own, and decide on a deposit amount.
Items such as carpet cleaners, snow-clearing equipment and gardening tools are always popular, but remember to capitalize on the area in which you live. If you live near a stadium, offer park and ride facilities (from parking lot to stadium). If you live near a lake or the sea, offer your boat and fishing equipment for one or two day specials.
3) Home Sewing Biz. This is a really great offline business at home if you are good with a sewing machine. Use your area of expertise to earn extra income by offering custom made clothes, alterations, repairs, home craft items, wedding, fancy dress, party, children’s party, sewing for handicapped people, or plus-sized sewing specials – again, the sky is the limit.
This is particularly useful in areas where popular carnivals and parades are held. Obviously you will have excellent sewing skills in your particular niche, so make yourself known by your good quality work and ask for testimonials and referrals.
As with all businesses at home, don’t forget to research, test your product in your area, and write out your business plan to keep yourself connected to your client base. Check out other ideas to make your business stand out from the crowd and continually flagged up in all the important places. I hope you have enjoyed ‘Business at home – 3 offline businesses you can start in an hour.’