Originally Posted by horrnsfan
I'm looking for similar type opportunities....those that give be freedom and flexibility.
I'm not interested in commuting or traveling, working as a substitute teacher or making any type of investment (home based businesses). I am considering a few consulting (human resources/executive coaching) opportuntities, but I'm not interested in establishing an ongoing practice.
- If you enjoy writing, you could try freelancing articles for local magazines or newsletters. This probably turns out to be more for love than for money.
- Website development-- not from scratch but rather from the tools & templates already out there. It could be for your business, your family, genealogy, or whatever strikes your interest.
- eBay. A retired friend of ours shops neighborhood garage sales for 50-cent kid's clothing & toys and marks them up a couple bucks. It added up to $25K last year.
- Craigslist buying & selling. Many people dispose of their possessions at fire-sale prices because of a moving deadline or their own lack of pricing skills. Just refurbishing furniture will give you more work than you want.
- Handyman. It's as simple as fixing dinged wallboard or as complex as a new water heater. At the very least you can help an uninformed homeowner decide whether to have you patch it, to call a contractor, or to go buy a new one. Regular contractors can hardly make a living on the jobs that cost less than $250.
- Tutoring for free or for profit. Even helping with the basics like reading, math, and testing skills will keep you busy, whether it's third-graders or adult college students.