If you have a flair for creativity there are many business opportunities which can be started from your own home. The great thing about being creative is you either have it or you don’t. Sure, you can sharpen your skills by learning certain techniques in whichever field you specialise, but most people with any artistic ability seem to have been born that way, or at least developed the skill at a very young age. This talent can be a wonderful gift for people who either don’t want to do a traditional 9 to 5 job, or people who need to stay at home for whatever reason.
If you do have an eye for colour, language, style, or design why not advance your skills and provide a valuable service for other less gifted individuals.
Let’s look at a few good examples of creative careers from home:
Writer – Some people just love to create written work. You don’t need to be the next Stephen King to make a great living from writing, although novelists are probably the best paid and most high profile of writers. The need for decent writing covers so much that there will always be a need for talented individuals to produce readable, interesting prose. There are several websites where writers can hook up with businesses who require technical writers, or copywriters, or content writers. If you have a knack for explaining complex issues in easily digestible language, or if you can distil a concept into a few memorable lines, you will make a lot of money, and you’ll probably have the satisfaction of seeing your work published in the public domain. Many people who become involved in writing as a part-time career soon realise if they are good at it or not. For those who are good there are great rewards.
Photographer – An eye for composition and colour can bring out the best in a photo, and most people seek the services of professional photographer when a big day looms. Weddings, christenings, graduations, etc, are all big events which many want to cherish and hiring the services of a photographer is usually a definite requirement for that special day.
If you enjoy taking the perfect photo why not put your skill to good use and get paid for it. The equipment can be rather expensive to begin with but once you’re up and running the day-to-day expenses are negligible. Some photographers might turn a room in their home into a studio. This is a great idea if you have the space. Many potential customers are looking for an all-in-one place to go where they can have a perfect photo taken. Some people need a portfolio of photos for work purposes – models, actors, politicians, local businessmen, charities, etc, need high quality imagery, and a photographer with studio facilities will always be in demand.
Interior Designer – Decorating or styling someone’s home is an increasingly popular business start up. If you have an eye for design there are people who would love to pick your brain. Also, there is a growing market for talented people to give a home a makeover before it is sold, or home staging as it is known. You should consider home staging as a career if you can skillfully transform a dowdy home into an attractive des res.