Some Great Ideas for a Small Home Based Business Opportunity

You have a computer, you have the drive and dedication to see your small home based business opportunity succeed, all you now need is an idea. You might have spoken to friends and family, some of whom are in business for themselves as well, and they might have given you some ideas about what works for them, yet unfortunately you do not really seem to be able to get excited about the work they have found to do. Do not despair, because in order to find a suitable small home based business opportunity, you need to first figure out what it is that you really enjoy doing, and then try to match it up with opportunities that are out there.

For example, if you enjoy helping other people, have an affinity for seeing happy children, and want to help your local neighborhood schools succeed, then your business opportunity may very well be to work as a fundraising consultant. Whether you market coupon booklets of local merchants, cookie dough, pizza coupons, or candy bars, there are some companies out there that will help you get started and who will even provide you with leads.

You will realize a strong profit margin, and you will have the contentment of knowing that you helped a school succeed. The goal is for you to contact local schools, and other charitable organizations, and offer to do their fundraising for them. If they sign on and order from you, you will realize the profit. If you want to, you can even use your time and creativity to really help kick off the fundraiser and make it a resounding success!

On the other hand, perhaps you like the idea of helping college students. You might even have a lot of contacts in the student community, either because you yourself are a student, or because your have college kids at home. If you have folks come and ask you for help with resumes, and job finding, why not turn your friendly help into a lucrative business? With a professionally done website, you can specialize in helping college students to find that entry level job they so diligently studied for.

Have the satisfaction of helping others, while also getting something out of the deal. You will, of course, need to stay informed about industry trends and power-wording, but this can easily be accomplished by simply reading online publications that speak on the subject. Word of mouth advertising in addition to some well placed ads on the bulletin board at the local colleges will make sure that you get interested students to find you. What a great way to not only have a small home based business opportunity but to also be helping someone as they embark on their professional journey in life!

Michael Laleye

14 Responses to “Some Great Ideas for a Small Home Based Business Opportunity”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Is this the future with the obama biden ticket?
    Read it all before you answer.

    Washington , DC – Congress is considering sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

    "Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society," said California Senator Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing."

    In a Capitol Hill press conference, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74 percent of postal employees lack any job skills, making this agency the single largest U.S employer of Persons of Inability.

    Private-sector industries with good records of non-discrimination against the Inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry (68%), and home improvement ‘warehouse’ stores (65%). At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an excellent record of hiring Persons of Inability (63%).

    Under The Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million "middle man" positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

    Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given so as to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability into middle-management positions, and gives a tax credit to small and medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

    Finally, the AWNAA contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the Non-abled, banning, for example, discriminatory interview questions such as, "Do you have any skills or experience that relate to this job?"

    "As a Non-abled person, I can’t be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them," said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint , Michigan , due to her inability to remember "rightey tightey, lefty loosey." "This new law should be real good for people like me," Gertz added. With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Said Senator Obama, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation and a good salary for doing so."

  2. prophet4000 says:

    I see the future and I see-some very pissed off Democrats on Nov 5, 2008.
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  3. . says:

    considering obama is starting to win votes from traditionally rep states like wildfire, you should be worried.
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  4. xiphos says:

    Yes. I will be carrying even more people than I do now.
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  5. Wang Phat says:

    I live in the present, and the present sucks under Republican control.
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  6. Bobbi says:

    BIDEN * Obama 2008 you’d laugh them out of the primary
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    biden, twice failed his white house bid. will the third time be the charm?

  7. Bushladen says:

    you like or not this is the future
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  8. akgirl says:

    This must be from the Onion (or something similar)

    Funny though!
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  9. damond h says:

    It’s a shame really. What’s worse is this mentality and situation we are in now was intended for Hillary to take over. Bill set us up to fail, and we did… Now we have to take under our wings those who aren’t willing to pass. Socialism… Shall we change USA to USSA already…. United Socialist States of America?
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  10. miahj2002 says:

    No, because this is already the state of the American job environment. I bet everyone can say they’re productive while pointing out two or more clueless workers at their own job.

    Not to mention I think this article or whatever it is, is offensive to those who are actually "dis"abled. If you ever get in a wheelchair and find yourself unable to do the same job you used to be able to do, I won’t feel sorry for you because you post this nonsense.
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  11. ~InCeNse+PePpErMiNtS~ says:

    This is from a humor site and offers no REAL arguments.Anyone can get on here and paste non sense about either side.Get past the superficial and look at reality.The middle not the lower class is being done in.Wealthy America can give crumbs to the poor but don’t want to give any real hunks to the middle class because they NEED another yacht.

    Now I know everyone on here thinks Obama is just going to give a free ride to everyone.Plus everyone thinks that welfare gives a free ride to everyone.Not so.Welfare in this country was reformed in 1996 by a DEMOCRATIC – (yes you read it right, congrats) president.To be on welfare you must have a job or be actively seeking employment for at least 40hrs per week or you must do volunteer services.Plus there is a cap of 5 yrs max.Obama believes in welfare to work and strengthening it by providing education to the people that you claim are so stupid.Plus I can tell you’ve never applied to GM – you have to go through at least 20 interviews before they even consider you.

    THE PROBLEM IS …… THERE ARE FEW JOBS AND TOO MANY PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THEM.So god forbid you lose your job or anything

    Get out of fairy princess land and understand this,if you don’t work you don’t eat.That is life.You can only hide behind youth and inexperience for so long.
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  12. tim d says:

    Are you trying to get me fired up?
    What amazes me is the people who follow this guy and buy into his blatantly socialist theories.
    I would be willing to bet that 75% of Obama supporters believe the constitution should be changed or aborted.
    Just make sure you vote on election day. Be ready for things to go to hell fast if Obama wins.

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  13. Donald C says:

    Once again, Stephanie, you are absolutely right.
    There are a lot of pissed-off Obamabots answering you, though.
    What kind of national and economic collapse are we heading towards?

    Another country that no longer exists, tried this before.
    That was the Soviet Union.
    "From each according to his abilities, to each acording to his needs."
    -Karl Marx
    Over time, changes to nationalization of industries -Socialism.
    Leads to
    "A communist is a Socialist in a violent hurry."
    And finally, many millions of deaths later-
    "We pretend to work, and they pretend to pay us."
    As the economy collapses.
    No rescue.
    No industries.
    No money.
    No jobs.
    No country.
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  14. SouthernBelleBornNBred says:

    You are so right as usual! If the Democrats win in Nov., the elected officials aren’t even going to know how to find their "noses" in the dark, so I’m sure their going to push that into every phase of the workforce.

    They’ve already succeeded in doing that in our Educational systems throughout the U.S. with all of this "NEW" types of math, English, etc. New my tail, it’s plain STUPID! They’re teaching tests and nothing more! The math they’re forcing on kids is so asinine, and it’s all just to get the exact same 2+2=4 that we learned so easily. Yet, we’re putting out DUMBER kids at a faster rate than ever before!!

    We need to go BACKWARDS a little in our Educational systems instead of ADDING ANY MORE "NEW THINKERS IDEAS"!! The same types of people who’ve ruined our Country in the financial, marketing & all other aspects have also DESTROYED OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS!!


    ** As for the POSTER who wrote that, "EVERYONE ON WELFARE MUST WORK (HOLD DOWN A JOB!!)…."

    Again! I wish y’all would do your homework and research!! And, if you did please NOTE YOUR SOURCES FOR US!! Because for someone who works around this all the time I’m here to tell you that you are as FAR FROM THE TRUTH AS ABOUT ANYONE I’VE EVER READ ON HERE!


    THEY can LIVE IN $300,000.00 HOMES & PAY — MAYBE!! $35.00, YES, that’s THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS a MONTH Mortgage Payment for a HOME in a GATED COMMUNITY!! Yet, they can have a new Lincoln Navigator they own sitting in the driveway, and all the bling and diamonds dripping off them.

    THEY DON’T HAVE to WORRY about FORECLOSES for OVERPAYING for THEIR HOMES BECAUSE the TAXPAYERS are ALREADY PAYING for ALL of THEIR Mortgage, Property Taxes, Homeowners Insurance, Flood Insurance, Hurricane Insurance, Electric Bill, Water Bill, Garbage Bill, Phone Bill, Cable Bill; plus, they get FOOD STAMPS, ALL FREE HEALTH CARE, A.F.D.C.+++++++

    And, you must NOT FORGET the HOLIDAYS! These are the SAME PEOPLE year-after-year that get ALL THE HELP & GOODIES from ALL the Charities. NOT! The NEW Needy that have just lost their jobs. NOT! The Veterans who can’t work and have families! NOPE! These SAME ONES! SO REMEMBER THAT WHEN THEY START ASKING FOR ALL YOUR MONEY AT CHRISTMAS!!


    ** Oh, BTW!! I’m probably going to get violated for writing this too! It seems that every time I write something a couple of Democrats get together, and run and tattle like the little rats they are, to the Powers-that-Be who must not take time to really check into what’s REALLY GOING ON BEFORE SENDING OUT their violation letters.

    What’s so funny is, we can always figure out the ones who’re running to the "Man", and look at the times they’ve written things so much worse than anything I KNOW I’ve ever written, but being the type of person I am, I figure that’s just their opinion, and I can give them a thumbs down to show my feeling, or EDIT in my OWN ANSWER…

    I guess I’ll be forced to violate them… NOPE! That’s no way to run a site like this! People should be pretty free to express themselves on here unless they personally attack a person’s character viciously, or such thing as that.

    YOU DON’T REPORT YOU’RE FELLOW MEMBERS UNLESS THEY HAVE DONE SOMETHING BAD/WRONG THAT BREAKS A REAL RULE UNDER THE Yahoo Guidelines….NOT!! YOUR Personal GUIDELINES!! That’s sure the way it reads to me, and having the educational degrees that I do, I’m very knowledgeable at reading, and understanding such "Contracts" as those printed on

    And, has a responsibility to ALL of THEIR MEMBERS to MAKE SURE that WE ARE PROTECTED FROM PETTY COMPLAINERS, too!

    I think WE should ALL get together and begin a petition to the "BIG GUYS" over Yahoo. com insisting that when these petty, DEVIOUS members make UNWARRANTED complaints against another member THEY, in turn, SHOULD BE VIOLATED. THEN! AFTER a couple, or so of these VIOLATIONS, THEY SHOULD have THEIR accounts DELETED! This would STOP this petty complaining, and REPORTING AS ABUSE, every time anyone WROTE the SMALLEST WORD THEY DIDN’T AGREE WITH!

    *** Also! To the Poster who referenced the DISABLED!


    99.9% of them are MORE PRODUCTIVE with their "handicaps" than those that are NOT "handicapped"!! EVEN THE MOST SEVERELY HANDICAPPED PEOPLE REFUSE TO SIT IDLY BY DOING NOTHING!! The BLIND call on the Phone, thru the Lighthouse for the Blind, selling LIGHT BULBS to help
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