etsy http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/13281/all en-US 10 Awesome Jobs for People Who Want to Work From Home http://www.wisebread.com/10-awesome-jobs-for-people-who-want-to-work-from-home <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-awesome-jobs-for-people-who-want-to-work-from-home" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/298117862_35e14f0052_z.jpg" alt="work from home" title="work from home" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Many people dream of working from home because of perks like not having to commute and being able to work in your pajamas. The good news is we're seeing more and more jobs that give people the privilege of working from home. Although there are stereotypical contract admin or call-center jobs that let you work from home, there are plenty of other at-home jobs that are way more fun. Read on to find out what they are.</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Best-Jobs-Moms-22948495">RELATED:&nbsp;8 Flexible Careers That Fit Moms Best</a></p> <h3>Etsy Store Owner</h3> <p>If you love making crafts and personalizing them, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.etsy.com/">Etsy </a> can be a possible career route for you. There are Etsy store owners that are making more than their previous day job and lovin' it! Of course, it's not all about being crafty. You'll also have to invest time into promoting your product on social media sites like Pinterest, taking great pictures, and coming up with search-friendly titles.</p> <p>It's free to join Etsy, but you have to pay 20 cents to list your item, and the site will take 3.5 percent sales from your listed price. Inc. magazine has a <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/05/sell-handmade-crafts-on-etsy.html">great list of tips</a> on starting your own Etsy store.</p> <h3>Music Teacher</h3> <p>If you have a love for music (and the skills to boot!), teaching other people how to play an instrument or to sing might be a good career choice for you.</p> <p>What you can expect to make ranges from something in the teens to hundreds per class if you're famous. For example, Seth Riggs, a renowned vocal coach to the stars, charges $300 per session. To earn more money, you can choose to get certification and to build up a good track record.</p> <h3>Consultant or Coach</h3> <p>You can be a consultant on anything as long as you have the right expertise for the topic. One example is a consultant who helps business-school students with applicants. Famous ones charge each applicant $3,000 per business school. Basically, what they do is help students with their résumé, essays, and interviews.</p> <p>You can also coach people over the phone and the Internet. An example of coaching can be a career as a life coach, in which you advise and guide people to achieve personal goals. According to <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.lifecoach.com/faq/how-much-does-life-coaching-usually-cost">LifeCoach.com</a>, individual clients can be charged from $200 to $1,000 per month while corporate coaching will net life coaches about $1,000 to $10,000 every month.</p> <p>You can coach people on pretty much any type of topic, from dating to personal finance.</p> <h3>Graphic Designer</h3> <p>There's a decent demand for graphic designers, especially those in web design. In this field, it's preferable for graphic designers to have some sort of educational training, such as a bachelor's degree, says the <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos090.htm">Bureau of Labor Statistics</a>.</p> <p>The median annual wages for graphic designers was $42,400 in May 2008, according to BLS data.</p> <h3>Therapist</h3> <p>Another option for a career is an at-home therapist. There are positives and negatives to seeing patients in your home. Of course, there is always the issue of safety, so you'll have to be cautious with who you decide to take on as a patient. One of the biggest bonuses to seeing patients from home is you'll be saving on the cost of an office, the commute, and parking.</p> <p>To be a therapist, one must complete an undergraduate degree, preferably in psychology, then go on to earn a master's degree in the field. The median annual salary of an occupational therapist is $84,000, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=therapist&amp;l1=">according to Indeed.com</a>.</p> <h3>Artist/Painter/Sculptor</h3> <p>If you've heard of the phrase &quot;starving artist,&quot; you know that it's not going to be an easy career path. In fact, while you're busy trying to sell your paintings to a gallery or online, you might have to take on day jobs or sides jobs such as teaching art.</p> <h3>Social Media or Community Manager</h3> <p>Social media and community managers are all the rage right now, and many companies are hiring for that position since they lack the know-how. And how do you gain that knowledge? Simply by being an avid user! There aren't many quality classes on social media right now, so the best way to pick up the skills is to use the platform. Community managers have duties from moderating comments to thinking up ways to grow reader base and engagement. Interested? Well, the average salary of a community manager is $53,000, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=community+manager&amp;l1=">says Indeed.com</a>.</p> <h3>Writer</h3> <p>A freelance writer or novelist can always work from home. If you have a love of writing, you might want to try this out. Start by writing for small-time magazines or papers to build up your career. It's really important to network in this field because it's much easier to get your piece into an editorial publication if you know the editor. You can always opt for journalism school as a way of getting into the industry.</p> <p>If you want to write the next great American novel, you can either start on your own or wait for <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.nanowrimo.org/">National Novel Writing Month</a> in November to write alongside thousands. If agents aren't biting, you may want to publish your book online as an ebook.</p> <h3>Start-Up Founder</h3> <p>Have a great idea floating around in your head? Perhaps the next Spanx or another social media platform? If you work on your own start-up, you'll have the luxury of working from home. However, you won't have a salary and you'll be living off of your savings when you're starting out. But if it takes off, you may find yourself with a robust income!</p> <h3>Software Engineer</h3> <p>Software engineers have the luxury of working from home and get paid a great salary. Further, they&rsquo;ll never have to worry about a job since they are always in demand. These techies design and test different kinds of software like computer games and operating systems. The average salary of a software engineer is a hefty $90,000, <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.indeed.com/salary?q1=software+engineer&amp;l1=">according to Indeed.com</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is possible to have a great job working from home — just follow one of these career paths. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-guestpost-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Guest Post Blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align:center;"><a style="border:none;" href="http://www.savvysugar.com"><img alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u4/savvysugar-300-small.jpg" /></a></p> <p><em>This is a guest contribution from our friends at </em><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/"><em>SavvySugar</em></a><em>. Check out more useful articles from this partner:</em></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Job-Search-Mistakes-26730726">10 Ways You're Sabatoging Your&nbsp;Job Hunt</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Career-Resolutions-2013-26565437">50 Small and Big Moves to Make at Work&nbsp;This Year</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Pack-Business-Trip-26294535">6 Best Packing Practices for Business Trips</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/popsugar-smart-living">POPSUGAR Smart Living</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-awesome-jobs-for-people-who-want-to-work-from-home">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/22-websites-that-will-pay-you-to-write-for-them">22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/30-great-side-jobs">30 Great Side Jobs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-as-a-chat-or-forum-moderator">How to Make Money as a Chat or Forum Moderator</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/part-time-jobs-that-can-get-you-serious-discounts">Part-Time Jobs That Can Get You Serious Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-paid-real-money-from-virtual-work">Get Paid Real Money From Virtual Work</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Job Hunting consulting etsy part-time jobs work from home Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:10:51 +0000 POPSUGAR Smart Living 967387 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Ways Etsy Can Help Start Your Small Business http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-etsy-can-help-start-your-small-business <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-ways-etsy-can-help-start-your-small-business" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000013596000Small_0.jpg" alt="Woman knitting" title="Woman knitting" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I love <a href="http://www.etsy.com/">Etsy</a>. I first began shopping there just a few weeks ago, although I had followed its popularity for the past few years and have marveled at the showcase of talent featured across many genres of online shops featured there. Surprisingly, my interest in Etsy has had nothing to do with hand-stitched crafts, luxury bath items, or the random brick-a-brac that many people associate with the site.&nbsp;I go to Etsy to get staples for my small business. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-and-trading-on-etsy">Buying (and Trading) on Etsy</a>)</p> <p>Because Etsy is a growing market, adding new stores every day, it has the potential to be a huge marketplace for some lesser-known startup necessities. In the meantime, you can find a limited, yet high-quality offering in the following areas.</p> <h2>Company Logos</h2> <p>While the prices run the gamut, I was able to buy a OOAK (one of a kind) <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/ErinBradleyDesigns">business logo</a> for my website, business cards, blog, and social media avatars. The talent displayed on Etsy was amazing, and my finished product was delivered within 24 hours. You can find several options to have a logo completely customized to your specifications, or you might find that a premade design fits better into your budget.</p> <h2>Web Design</h2> <p>In addition to getting a savvy-looking logo for your business, you might as well invest in a <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/todoTADA">professional website</a> to help sell your wares or services. Many of the same people who sell logos on Etsy are also well-versed in getting a site set up. If you are looking for something highly-customized, you&rsquo;ll pay more. Buy a pre-made site with only slight modifications (color and logo, for example), and you could see a big discount over hiring someone from an agency. (Hint: If you have an Etsy shop yourself, hiring a fellow crafter to do your shop design is a worthwhile investment.)</p> <h2>Office Decor</h2> <p>While not essential to having a well-run small business, putting a little personality into your office space can be useful in getting productivity at its peak. Some of the nice items I&rsquo;ve found on Etsy include <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/JavaJaneDesigns">framed photo artwork</a>, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/timelessNchic">up-cycled vintage end tables</a>, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/LAKEWAYCANDLES">custom drawer pulls</a>, and <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/pinknbluebaby?section_id=7800967">chalkboard wall decals</a>. If you need something whimsical, yet practical, you&rsquo;ll likely find it here.</p> <h2>Paper Supplies</h2> <p>Stationary, business cards, and envelopes can be ordered from a cheap site like VistaPrint, or you could give your business a classy, original look with the offerings found on Etsy. Whether you&rsquo;re needing something completely handmade (like <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/pasteandpaper">these collage notecards</a>) or are looking for a <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/mauguste">more balanced look</a>, you will likely find paper goods that communicate the feel of your company on Etsy.</p> <h2>Client Gifts</h2> <p>If you&rsquo;ve used up all the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-free-gifts-for-business-colleagues">free client gifts</a> I&rsquo;ve recommended in past articles, consider something beautiful and classy that your customers can hold in their hands.&nbsp;Contrary to common opinion, Etsy is not just for girls.&nbsp;You can find some really nice masculine designs, including this <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/OldNewAgain">rustic organizer</a> and <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/orangefuzz">organic shave kit made from beer</a>. Regardless of the gender of your client (or the size of the organization), I&rsquo;ve found handmade sweets to be a hit among all of the companies I work with. This <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/KettleConfections">tasty nougat</a> speaks for itself!</p> <p><em>Note: I linked to several Etsy shops in this article that I found to be interesting. Product offerings change often, so to keep the article relevant, I&rsquo;ve linked to each shop homepage rather than individual items. I have not purchased from or have a personal interest in any of them, with the exception of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/ErinBradleyDesigns">Erin</a> (who did my logo), and I cannot speak to the quality of each shop&rsquo;s finished product.</em></p> <p>How has Etsy helped your small business or blog?</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-etsy-can-help-start-your-small-business">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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