Virtual services offered to the small and home based business.
Virtual services offered to the small and home based business.

Home Business Ideas

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Home business ideas range from setting up your own business to affiliate marketing.  Listed on this page are a few of the businesses I am involved with and a few I felt were a great choice for here.  All of these are a great way to establish a side hustle to bring in extra income.  Or work full time and build teams. 

Most of the opportunities listed, OW is an affiliate with.  There is a note at each opportunity disclosing the relationship. 

Please note that each website does have its own rules about cookies, content, etc. Please read OW’s Terms & Conditions for further information.

What is a Home Based Business?

A home based business is any business opportunity that is set up and operated from your home.  Work from home business opportunities include multilevel marketing, affiliate programs, and similar structured opportunities..  As long as you have an office space in your home, this is your home business.

Work from Home Opportunities

Work from home opportunities include your own business, the phrase is interchangeable with home based and work at home businesses. Several terms relate to the same concept, working from a home office.  Even if it is your kitchen table.

Companies that offer customer service via phone or web service, and other similar jobs hire people to work at home. Some companies are seeking telecommuters, meaning you spend time in their office, but primarily work at home. You may be considered an employee or an independent contractor. As an independent contractor you pay all taxes.

Work from home includes businesses you set up for yourself and use a portion of your home as an office, a base of operations.  This can include, but is not limited to:  cleaning, administrative work, bookkeeping/accounting, writing, website development, marketing, social media management/marketing, and others.

Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs offer an income incentive for you to sell their products from your own web site, blog, or social media sites. Many name brand companies utilize affiliate marketing to reach a larger audience and increase revenue. Some are tier structured. You have a choice to bring in more affiliates or market the product alone. Building a team is always a better way to increase your income.

Questions? Contact me.

When you join one of the programs listed on this page you will be in my next tier or level. You can use the link above to let me know you are signed up. I will be happy to help you with finding your way.


Each program has been vetted and recommended with confidence. Continue to check back.  I will be adding more. 

Performance within the program structure is of course a personal responsibility.  Please be sure to read the terms of use for each program, examine the compensation plan and the marketing plans. 

Greener Still

Greener Still offers six streams of income.  Services include marketing, virtual assistant, gift shopping, and healthy products.  Ready for training, join Prompting U. This also includes the below company, Send Out Cards.  Join me now and build your team.  The link will take you to the site, click “Join Now” then “Join with current account.” Set up your account at SOC (send out cards) then return to A Better Way to finish your set up.  I will reach out after your account is complete.  If you get stuck, reach out.

Send out Cards

This company offers a way to build your business.  Send greeting cards and gifts to your clients, friends, and family from the comfort of your home.  My clients love getting the cards and the gifts.  I love the ease of use.  The links are my affiliate links, when you join I will reach out to see if I can be of assistance.  You can join as an affiliate or a user.   Send your first card free.

CTFO:  Changing the Future Outcome

CTFO offers a wide range of products, various ways to earn commissions and build a solid home based business.  Free account set up, shop for the products you wish to try, see the full product line up.  Then share with others, just as I am…  The coffee is my latest craze… Wholesale shopping, 30% discount, with specials of an additional 20% off.  100% guarantee. Here is where you can learn more.


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Scentsy offers one of the easier commission plans for earning an income. As you increase sales you climb ranks and so increase your commission possibilities. Also build a team under you to increase your earnings and bonuses.

NOTE: I am an affiliate with this company as well. You will be joining me in building our team. Or you can join as a customer and host a party. The choice is yours.

Mocha Host

My choice for hosting my blogs and my clients’ blogs. They offer security, a range of software, security options, and optimization. The small investment has been a bonus for me. Unlimited plan allows me to add more websites, emails, and visitors.


Joining this program provides us both with a bonus. You can pick and choice the projects you want to work on. Payment is through Intellifluence for your own security. I am gradually building my reputation here. Earning a little, until the larger projects come along. Let’s do this together.


(OW is not an affiliate with this program)

PetCo offers an affiliate program with earnings per sale referred by you. However, you need to be a member of Commission Junction. They have some very strict policies, so read them carefully before you join. To begin here is the link to PetCo’s Affiliate Page. 

Freelance Writers

Adding to the home business ideas includes writing.  You may wish to set yourself up as a copywriter, ghost writer, or journalist. Or join an organization that is established and have your articles published through them.

This list covers several companies seeking freelance writers. There is a company for every genre you can imagine. Many are seeking writers with a solid background in journalism, educational style writing, and a few do ask for degrees.

The application process is simple. You will need at least two samples of your writing style. A good bio outlining you as a professional, and any credentials you may have.

This list is growing.  I like to review and ensure integrity before adding here.

NOTE: There is no tier or affiliate links listed here.


A paid per view compensation opportunity. Scores are provided per article and overall for the Hubber. The more engaging your article the better ranking. Interaction, layout, content, and writing skills do count for a great deal here. Accolades are provided for each Hubber. You get to decide the topics and match them to specific Hubs. To set up a profile and get started today this is my profile link: click here.

Side Hustle Business Ideas

You may not want to join a company, or any organization marketing someone else’s products or services. Perhaps you would rather market your own.

A few ideas are listed here:

  • Cleaning services: business and residential
    • Real estate, small offices, can use a reasonably prices cleaner
  • Dog Walker, Pet sitter
    • People working from home now full time could use someone to come walk their dog, mind their pets while they work.
  • Sewing, mending, ironing
    • Not as great a chore as it once was, but there are those who could benefit from someone offering to mend their favorite shirt, blouse, pants, shorts, etc.
    • Not everything is permanent press and many do not remain that way.
  • Yard Work, Gardening
  • Childcare is also a viable service, even these days.
    • Take the children to the park for an hour or two, give the stay at home parents a break. Fix lunch, have a picnic.
  • Virtual Assistant specializing in a particular service
  • Bookkeeper

This is not an inclusive list of home business ideas. Hopefully it will spur you into being creative and make your own ideas a reality.

Learning how to get set up is easy. Watch my blog for resources. You can always reach out and we can discuss how I can help you get set up.

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