Many people are looking for jobs that can be done from the comfort of their home without requiring the use of the Internet. Although most at-home jobs require that workers access the Internet, there are many that can be done without even turning on a computer. If you decide to work from home, be sure that your time is structured and you are realistic about your earning potential. You may not get rich quickly by working from home, but it can be beneficial and even rewarding.

Home Daycare

If you love children, a home daycare business may be the perfect choice. You can advertise your business by passing out flyers in your neighborhood. Place the flyers at parks, playgrounds or other areas parents frequent with their young children.

Be sure to research the laws in your area, because many cities require home daycares to be licensed, and the provider must receive a state certification. The provider may also be required by the state to take a childcare training class.

Also, before choosing to operate an at-home daycare, contact the state agency in your area that provides licenses to daycares and inquire about their limitations on the number of children you may have in your care.

It's a good idea to visit a local daycare or make an appointment to speak to a daycare director. Ask questions and get advice and tips on how the daycare is being operated.

Cosmetics Sales

Selling cosmetics, such as Mary Kay, can not only help you to earn a lucrative income, it can afford you the opportunity to work as a beauty consultant. The initial start-up process is simple, and those who are interested in selling products may contact the specific company directly for more information. Mary Kay, for example, requires a $100 setup fee. You are provided with a seller ID and catalogs to distribute to potential customers. You do not have to purchase products initially, but in the event that you need products to be readily available for customers, you may purchase them up front at a 50% discount.

Selling cosmetics allows you to set your own hours. You can host makeup parties at your home and introduce your guests to your products. This may result in a number of sales. You may also enlist others to work as consultants, which results in earned commission for you according to the number of products the consultant sells.


If you have sewing skills, you can use them to make extra cash. Many people are looking for someone to perform simple sewing tasks, such as minor alterations, and they will pay you a fee for your services. You can place an ad in the local newspaper or inform your friends and neighbors of your new business venture. If you don’t own a sewing machine, you can purchase a basic machine from a department store for as little as $55. Choose a machine that has several stitch styles and be sure to stock your sewing box with a variety of colored threads and different-size needles.