Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter

Home-based Businesses that Work

Sara Glaz

Ever dream of taking your cookie baking or fashion sense to the next level and starting your own home business? Where do you start — and how do you ensure you’ll actually make money? Here’s a look at four very different home enterprises and how to make them work for you.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

WhenRosie, a secretary in a busy office, had her first baby, she was reluctant to leave her little one in the care of a babysitter for the long workday hours. Yet her income was vital to the family, so she tried to figure out a way to work from home. Always savvy with computers and the Internet — and blessed with creativity —Rosie played around with eBay and other websites until she learned how to use them well. With time, she started her own children’s legwear business, Celegrity. Today, most days find her designing and doing the sales and marketing from the comfort of her own home — and meeting her children at the door when they come home from school. At some point in their lives, many women find that they no longer want to work outside the home. However, with expenses increasing at an exponential rate, not working is often not possible. Next best option: running a business from home. How do you start a home-based business? What are the costs and logistics involved? Here’s a cost-benefit analysis of four popular home-based businesses.

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.

The Fortunes of War
Rabbi Moshe Grylak We’re still feeling the fallout of the First World War
Some Lessons, But Few Portents
Yonoson Rosenblum What the midterms tell us about 2020
Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Moments of the Kinus
Day in the Life
Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
When Less is More
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman How a good edit enhances a manuscript
It’s My Job
Jacob L. Freedman “Will you force me to take meds?”
They’re Still Playing My Song?
Riki Goldstein Yitzy Bald’s Yerav Na
Yisroel Werdyger Can’t Stop Singing
Riki Goldstein Ahrele Samet’s Loi Luni
Double Chords of Hope
Riki Goldstein You never know how far your music can go
Will Dedi Have the Last Laugh?
Dovid N. Golding Dedi and Ding go way back
Battle of the Budge
Faigy Peritzman Using stubbornness to grow in ruchniyus
The Challenging Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Strategies for raising the difficult child
Bucking the Trend
Sara Eisemann If I skip sem, will I get a good shidduch?
The Musician: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer "If she can't read she'll be handicapped for life!"