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You are here because you are considering ways to earn money working from home. With unemployment at an all-time high, it is definitely a good time to take your income into your own hands. People are losing jobs daily and need that income to support their families and themselves. Some just want a second income to save up for that “just in case” moment. Whatever the reason, now is a great time to take control of your financial future and start your own business where you determine how often you work, where you work, and most importantly, how much you make. This article will discuss one method to earn money working from home – in the fundraising industry. Before analyzing the industry, ask yourself a few simple questions:
Am I able to wake up and motivate myself if nobody is looking over my shoulder?
Am I willing to make phone calls, network, send emails, do what it takes to make my business succeed?
Do I believe I can have a successful business and bring in the income I need?
Do I have the tools necessary to start a business – First, do you have the logistical tools – computer, internet connection, email, and phone. Second, ask yourself if you have the personal skills you think it will take to make your business a success? The explosion of technology has brought great benefits in bringing down your potential operating costs. With cell phones and flat rate phone plans, you now can actually enjoy the results when you earn money working from home. If you answered yes to the above questions – working from home could be a great move for you.
One fantastic option is starting your own fundraising business. In this economy, everyone is feeling the pinch and looking for new ways to make money. You could be the resource that delivers schools, churches, sports teams and other organizations their fundraising ideas. Chances are, you know a few people already that could use a fundraiser or fundraising ideas for their school fundraiser, or their church youth group fundraiser. If you have some of these contacts, you are halfway there.
All you need is some information and research of your own to find reputable fundraising companies or fundraising ideas that you can offer to these groups that are already in your rolodex. You could offer product-based fundraisers by working with a fundraising company who will pay you as a distributor of their products so the group doesn’t have to pay you any money. This requires very little work for you – it puts you in the position of matchmaker which is a great position to be in to earn money working from home. Or, you could consider offering your services in other types of fundraisers such as auction fundraisers, or event fundraisers. With these fundraisers, you would take care of the execution of the fundraising efforts and in turn, the church, team or school would pay you a percentage of their profits or a flat fee. The beautiful thing is that YOU get to decide.
If you are seriously looking to earn money working from home, why not start right now by making a list of people you know who could potentially be your clients. Friends, acquaintances, neighbors – anyone who you know who is part of an organization of any size may be looking for a fundraiser. Send out emails, tell people, call friends, spread the word that you are the resource – the go-to guy or gal for their fundraising needs. Once you have a group ready to work with you – the real fun begins.
Many schools, teams and churches will already have fundraising ideas and are just looking for someone to help them find the best companies or most profit possible. Look into all of the fundraisers out there: candle fundraising, scratch card fundraising, Spinners fundraising, wrapping paper fundraisers, Auntie Anne’s pretzel fundraisers and more so that you have a familiarity with the popular fundraisers groups are considering. The options are endless with fundraising as there are so many fundraising products and fundraiser ideas. There is also a seemingly unending amount of people who need to raise money. So, get started – do some research and see if starting your own fundraising business is the right move for you.