Jun 17

12 ideas on working for yourself

Here’s a list of some of the best self-employed jobs available right now.      

And if you find one you like, jump into it.  Even if it’s on a part-time basis.

Each will cost you very little to enter, it can start as a part-time way to make money fast, and could be the kind of work you’ve been looking to do all your life allowing you to not only have money but also have enough money to save!

We’re going to focus on business ideas that are skills-based, and cost little or nothing to start.

If you are wanting to keep your personal and business finances separate, I recommend getting a separate business credit card and opening a separate checking account.  This will allow you to keep business money by itself and then pay yourself a “salary” into your personal account.

Oh – even though these are numbered, it’s not a ranking – it’s just for easy organization.

What will determine the value of a self-employed job is whether or not it’s right for you.

1. Uber Driver

Uber has become a work on your own time sensation.  Their requirements are pretty mild and you can get started right away by going to their website, filling out the online application, and getting your background check going.

You can expect to make anywhere from $13 to $25 per hour with Uber.  A lot of that variance has to do with where you live and how many Uber riders are in the area.  Also, if you have a nice vehicle, you may qualify for some upgraded Uber services that charge a premium price.

2. Social Media Consultant

If you’re under the age of 30, you probably have a built-in advantage for a business like this. If you spend a lot of time on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram, or any other of the social media outlets that are popping up all the time – you may be able to find some clients who are in need of a social media consultant.

What started out as a social game just a few years ago, is rapidly becoming important in the business community. The social media is an important way for businesses to connect with ordinary people, without having to go through all channels.

It’s also a way to market businesses, products and services. If you know how to promote events, products, and even concepts, using the social media, then this can be the perfect business for you.

3. Academic Tutor

This can be a natural business for you if you are at least above average in one or more academic subjects. English, science and mathematics are prime subjects for tutors. Since they are required course curriculum in virtually every school, and many students struggle with them, you can create a business out of helping kids improve in these subjects.

You can market your tutoring business just by creating a professional looking flyer, and distributing it to the local schools.

4. Music Tutor

Academic courses aren’t the only subjects were tutors are in demand. If you can play an instrument, and are reasonably good at it, you can create a business teaching kids – or even adults – how to play.

A lot of people just learn better in a one-on-one environment, rather than in a classroom. You don’t have to be an accomplished musician either. If you know the basics, and you have the patience to teach them to students, this can work very well for you.

5. English-as-a-Second-Language Tutor

There are millions of people coming to the US & UK, and many of them have a poor grasp of the English language. You can make a business out of teaching people how to speak English, or how to speak it better.

The market is also wide open here for tutoring the children of immigrants, who may need help with English because the family’s native language is spoken in the home. But whether you are teaching first generation immigrants or their children, this can be a rich business opportunity.

6. Consultant

Sooner or later every business needs specific help either with an established area of the business, or in taking on an entirely new function. As a consultant, you can come in and help them do just that. The advantage is that you will be coming in as a fee based independent contractor, rather than as an employee in need of a permanent salary and benefits.

One of the best ways to do this is by offering related services. For example, if you have significant marketing experience, you can act as a marketing consultant for a retail operation, a computer software company, or an ecommerce business.

Identify your specialization, then figure out ways that you can help various businesses move forward, and you will have created a consulting niche for yourself.

7. Video Production

An entire closet industry in the video space has developed with the arrival of YouTube. If you have been creating your own videos, such as music videos, how-to videos, or just-for-fun videos, you may be able to sell your services to the general public.

Small businesses are looking for custom videos put on their websites, to broadcast through the social media, and even to include in emails. Videos provide a better way to reach prospective customers who are either primarily visual learners, or people who simply don’t have time to read a lengthy article or webpage.

8. Freelance Writer

The Internet has opened up all kinds of opportunities to write on a freelance basis. There are millions of websites and blogs, and many of them need content to drive traffic. If you have solid writing skills, and can write intelligently on several topic areas, you can quickly earn a living as a freelancer.

Even beyond blogs and websites, you may also step into marketing type emails, advertising copy, and even ghostwriting ebooks. This is the kind of business venture that can start small, and grow into a six-figure income as you get better at it.

9. Freelance Web Designer

Almost everybody wants to start a website of some type but most people lack the skills to make it happen. You know how to build even simple websites, you can turn that into a full-fledged business. If nothing else, you can prepare simple websites for upstart businesses that have limited budgets. But as your business grows and your skill level and your client base increases, you can begin doing more complicated websites for higher fees.

Much like freelance writing, freelance web design can be done on a remote basis. That means you can run your business completely from your own home.

You can learn your web design for free at Wealthy Afilliate.

10. Any Kind of Repair Work

We live in a society of machines, and sooner or later every one of them is in need of repair. But we also live at a time when very few people choose careers based on repair work. If you can repair just about anything – cars, computers, furniture, appliances, or homes/buildings – you can start a repair business.

There’ll be some investment of capital needed for tools, and perhaps even a vehicle. But once you get your name and reputation established, you’ll probably have more work than you can handle.

11. Mobile Repairs

If repair work represents a viable business idea, then mobile repairs is potentially even more lucrative. If you are a person who makes house calls, you will likely be in demand in short order. In that way, you will not only be providing much-needed repairs, but they’ll be delivered directly to the customer’s door – which is made to order for today’s market.

One prominent example of this are mobile mechanics. Rather than having the customer bring their vehicle to a repair shop, the mobile mechanic instead goes to the customer’s home. It’s easy to see how this will be a valuable service for the customer whose vehicle won’t start.

But mobile mechanics aside, virtually any repair business that will come to the client’s home will be a welcome relief to people who schedules are already stretched too tightly.

12. Blogger

Do you have a topic area that you are passionate about? If you do, you could turn that into a business by starting your own blog. Thousands of blogs come and go each year, but the ones that offer topics in information that adds value to the readers tend to stick around. And they also tend to be profitable.

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Jun 17

Free Help to Build your Website

Not started your website yet? Still not got an online presence?

Then free help to build your website and get you online is available.

Even if you are not ready to build your site you can still sign up for the free help and go through the free training…………………Zero Risk!

What is this all about?

This site is about working for ourselves and working from home

It is about different ideas for setting up a business but predominately about working online.

I have had a number of websites over the past 20 years and the cost of hosting ranges from the expensive to the free. The support and tuition has also been patchy at times.

Only in the last year have I come across two organisations that provide support and training in building your site, one is free and the other starts at only £1.99 per month.

My karate club site used to be hosted by GoDaddy but the cost of hosting rose significantly in the second year. There was little support or training.

My very first site was hosted by 1&1 but the there was little support and no training.

Why have a site?

If you work for yourself you are going to want to have a website.

Try finding a copy of the Yellow Pages now and you will struggle because even they are online.

In today’s world people find what they are wanting online.

If you want to start a blog you will need a platform. You could use one of the free blogging platforms like Blogger but you will struggle later on to make any money and will probably move your blog.

Either way you will want your own site so your choice will be to build it yourself or have it built for you?

Save Money, DIY it

With the right support and training you could quickly build your own site and save yourself a bucket load of money.

You get access to free hosting and training at Wealthy Affiliate and here is an example of the training for you . 

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For as little as £1.99/month you can get a site, training and support at Ipage.


I started my blog shoshinselfdevlopme.ipage.com hosted on Ipage and successfully ran that for a year and made some money.


I am currently a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate and have 4 sites with them that I have built myself.

I am currently working my way through the courses they provide, all free of charge.

This site is hosted by Wealthy Affiliate.


Check out both these providers






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Jun 17

IQ Option review


Overall Ranking: 7/10
Price: $10 min deposit – Free demo account                                
IQ Option Europe LTD

This will be the third binary option review the other two being exposed as scams.

Clearly not all binary option platforms are scams and before I get into this review I have to say that IQ Options is not a scam and serious money can be made trading on this platform but you can also lose your money.

Unlike Fintech and The Brit Method, Iq Options do not boast of huge successes or advertise how much can earned in 5 minutes and the like. In fact there marketing is very low key and no fake customer testimonials.

IQ Option is operated by IQ Option Europe LTD, registration Number HE327751 and located in Silver House Business Centre, 19 Spyros Kyprianou Avenue, 3070 Limassol, Cyprus and regulated by CySEC, license number 247/14. The address for the company office is at Yiannis Nicolaides Business Center, Agiou Athanasiou Avenue 33, 4102, Agios Athanasios, Limassol, Cyprus

The fact that the company is registered with a financial authority is a plus because the requirements for registration are very tough.

The access to a free demo account is a great addition and allows you to practice and get used to the software.



  • Registered with a recognised financial body
  • Free Demo Account
  • Low deposit
  • Large sums can be built up and taken
  • 76 different markets to trade with charts for them all.
  • Regular competitions
  • Blogs
  • Education


  • You may lose your money.
  • There can sometimes be a time delay from placing trade to it being placed
  • This is a risk based option for making money at home.
  • Unfortunately no USA customers are allowed.


This is for any one that likes the buzz of gambling or trading.

Although it is not gambling it has the thrill of gambling.


  • Free demo account to allow you to practice before you trade for real.
  • Free charts to help making decisions.
  • Community chat with other traders



  • Phone
  • E-mailPRICE

Free to use demo account where you get $1000 to trade, which it can be restarted as many times as you like.

To trade for real the minimum deposit by debit, credit card is $10.


Binary option trading is a fast growing area to make lots of money from home.

You can watch real trades taking place on YouTube to see the huge sums that being made.

If this is a route for you I would recommend Iq Options because they are a registered platform, they have everything you need on their site to place educated trades. The low deposit option is a plus and people have turned the $10 into thousands.

Any form of trading runs the risk of losing your money so this is not a sure way of earning and income.


Iq Option Rating: 7/10…Not a Scam!

Please leave comments and questions below, all will be answered.


Bye from Stewart!