Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Business that are free or cost little to start up.

As an executive coach, I see on a daily basis the impact these hard times have on everyone. As a motivational speaker it is my job to keep you upbeat and focused in the right direction. Has the slumping economy got you looking for ideas to earn some extra money? If so, personal finance blog Wise Bread can help you out with their list of small businesses that are free or cost little to start up. Here are some ideas along with their "advice to live by" for each suggestion:

  1. Freelance writing - Keep a copy of all of your published articles in a digital portfolio that you can email to potential clients.

  2. Stock photography - Make sure to watermark your photos before posting them online to share with friends and family members. Dishonest people will use your photography without permission if you don't take the time to do this simple act right away.

  3. Web and graphic design - Do not cheapen the quality of your services by bidding too low on a project. Ask a fair price and forget about the gigs that are not willing to pay you what you're worth.

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