Creative Ideas for Self Employment

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Creative Ideas for Self Employment
Events coordinators are often self-employed. (Banquet Table With Grass Centerpieces on Plates image by NorthEnder from Fotolia.com)

It is easier than ever to launch your own creative business, thanks to advances in technology. The Internet facilitates researching business opportunities, setting up your operation, communicating with clients and keeping records. Self-employment opportunities are expected to continue in child care, carpentry, hair styling, real estate and other service industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Home Schooling Services

Start a business that provides extra-curricular activities and resources for home schooling families in a geographic area. Provide field trips, sports activities, special events for socialisation and a newsletter for families to share news and information. Develop a contract that details the services to be provided. Each family pays a fee to have full access to all resources.

Meals To Go

Prepare meals for busy families. Prepare and package meals that include dinner for Monday through Friday. Market this idea to the business professional. You might focus on healthy or organic meals and allow individual requests. Provide separate meal packages for the weekends. Prepare the meals to be frozen and heated at mealtime. Provide delivery service.

Virtual Assistant

Set up a website and work at home as a virtual assistant for the self-employed professional, small businesses or legal or health care companies. Virtual assistants provide administrative assistance or skilled technical assistance such as medical coding or transcription. Purchase technology that allows for remote work in transcription, word processing and other tasks. Self-employment allows you to decide how many and what type of clients you will have.

Blogging for a Cause

Start a blogging website on a subject for which you have training, professional knowledge or a passion. Provide information, resources and news about the subject. Earn money through advertisements on your blog site.

Newsletters

Start a self-employment business that produces monthly newsletters for churches, schools and other small organisations. Develop a package which includes research, articles and other information the client wants included and charge a monthly fee. For additional income, handle the mailing of the newsletters if possible or publish the newsletters to a website.

Special Events Coordinator

Coordinate special events for businesses and organisations: training, workshops, conferences, annual events, special ceremonies and celebrations. As a self-employed events coordinator, you will need to develop the skills, knowledge and contacts to arrange and deliver all aspects of the job: budget development, venue selection, catering, decorating, staffing, printing programs, managing publicity and other tasks requested by the client.

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