10 Proven Rural Home Businesses To Earn Passive Income Before 2021
Stop Wracking Your Brain And Check Out Rural Money’s Fail-Proof Home Businesses To Jump Start Your Income!
After vetting many rural home businesses this year, ten stand out for earning money quickly and/or kicking off your earning power in 2021.
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1. Rent Out A Room
Now that there are strict hygiene rules in place for COVID, and if you follow these guidelines, you can rent out a room in your home with Airbnb.
People are still traveling.
And, the best market for Airbnb right now is professionals relocating for work.
By targeting these travelers, you can earn a nice income by providing extended hosting.
Offering potential guests a deep discount makes your listing more attractive.
Another benefit of using Airbnb is it now collects taxes from each guest and pays it to your State, which keeps you out of trouble with Uncle Sam.
Yes, this can be a home business (the State thinks so).
Case in point, check out all of the Real Estate firms on Airbnb!
Whether you’re renting out a single room or a small cottage, you’re still operating a concern according to the State.
2. Car Wrapping
Advertising wrapping is known as the marketing practice of completely or partially covering your vehicle in a vinyl material.
The result of this process is essentially a mobile billboard.
This advertising process is actually cost-effective for advertisers.
The vinyl sheets can later be removed with relative ease, drastically reducing the costs associated with changing advertisements.
While vehicles with large, flat surfaces (such as buses and light-rail carriages) are often used, automobiles can also serve as hosts for wrap advertising, despite consisting of more curved surfaces.
This could easily become an ongoing home business that has a lot of passive income potential in the advertising industry.
Everyone loves handmade items.
By paying $39 a month, you can sell your handmade items on Amazon, which is the better online marketplace.
Etsy is also a good platform for homemade wares, but it has now become saturated probably because it’s free to sign up.
Listing fees are minimal on Etsy, but when you consider the competition, you’ll probably spend more on promoting your store to keep from be permanently lost in the shuffle.
That’s a way for Etsy to earn more money.
If you don’t want to get started selling on Amazon or Etsy, then Facebook Marketplace is an excellent platform.
You’d be surprised what you can sell in this marketplace.
The only time you have to leave your home is when you have to go to the post office to ship your items.
Or, on Facebook Marketplace, you have the option to not leave home and have customers pickup their item from your home.
If you are already making handmade wares as a hobby, then why not earn money from it?
4. Junk Removal
Junk removal is more important today than before the pandemic and COVID.
Many families are being displaced because of unemployment.
Some are actually leaving a lot of good stuff behind because they can’t afford to take it with them.
Landlords don’t want this stuff, so it’s a great way for you to earn some quick cash.
Let leasing companies know about your service.
Advertise on Facebook Marketplace, too.
Word gets around quickly on this platform.
Instead of hauling away-unwanted stuff to the dump, flip it by advertising it on Facebook Marketplace, too!
Just separate the real junk from saleable items.
Make no mistake about it, junk removal is an enlightened rural home business that can be expanded into several other services.
Instead of seeking to get rich, start a home business that will pay you cash every day both online and off with other people’s junk!
5. COVID Tutor
The world is isolating us faster then we can believe and it’s affecting elementary students the worse.
If ever there needs to be a solution to tens of thousands of students falling behind in their education, it’s now.
The pandemic has caused a major educational setback for many grade students, not to mention disappointment and frustration for parents.
During the first (and hopefully last) lockdown, students had to continue their general studies through online learning or homeschooling.
Most parents don’t have time to instruct their children for four to seven hours a day because they hve to work.
Many don’t know how nor have a computer for online learning.
With these problems in mind, you could become a tutor during this critical time to help both students and parents.
Educating a child in the US is a obligation to the State, which makes this a critical home business in a demanding market.
A background in education is helpful for tutoring, but not necessary.
All you really need is general knowledge and skills in one or more areas of study.
With your knowledge in a specific topic like math or science, you can help local students do better in their classes.
Your knowledge is worth millions!
If you have an extra laptop for your students to use, that would increase your demand.
It should be easy to find work as a tutor.
You can advertise your services in your local neighborhood, reach out to local schools, and post an ad in Facebook Marketplace.
6. Broken Appliances
If you’re the sort who likes to fix large home appliances, such as washers, dryers, stoves, etc., there’s a huge market for this service business.
Seniors are probably the largest market for this business (ask me how I know).
If your work is so good that “you fix it right the first time”, you will make money hand over fist, if you don’t price gouge customers.
No one likes to be taken advantage of; so price it right and you’ll have customers for life who may have other “fix it” jobs.
This is a perfect business idea for trained accountants who would like to work from home.
Although, it is not necessary to be a Certified Public Accountant in order to become a freelance bookkeeper.
To work in this home business, it only requires a community college bookkeeping course.
This kind of freelance work is especially helpful for small businesses that do not need or cannot afford a full-time bookkeeper.
This makes it possible for you to have full-time work through several smaller clients.
A bookkeeping service is an excellent companion service with tax preparation.
8. Mobile Hairstylist
If you have experience cutting hair and giving manicures, opening up a cottage industry shop from your home is an excellent way to start your own salon.
Make sure that you follow all of your State’s requirements for doing cottage industry salon care in a home.
However, having your own in-home salon can be more profitable since you won’t have to pay expensive overhead.
Don’t forget to deduct taxes from your compensation and put it in a separate bank account if needed (ask me how I know).
9. Income Taxes
No one likes dealing with their taxes, yet they need to be paid.
Also, think about other home business owners who need tax preparation.
This is why tax preparation is a lucrative business.
You don’t need a degree in accounting, however, strong math skills is recommended.
Even I can do basic taxes.
The IRS forms show you what information they want, so it’s not rocket science.
Since there are annual changes to the tax code, you will need to refresh your knowledge each year.
Also, you will need to register with the IRS as a tax preparer.
This is crucial in case you screw up your clients taxes they’ll know where to find you.
Tax preparation is more of a seasonal business, but it can be parlayed into a year-round service of organizing receipts, etc. in preparation for tax season.
Think outside the box and maximize it!
10. Massage Therapy
Instead of being an escort in a shady world of seedy opportunity, promote yourself into becoming a classy massage therapist.
While it’s possible to work for a spa or medical clinic, massage therapists can either work out of their own home as a cottage industry, or make house calls with a portable massage table.
While licensing requirements for massage therapy can vary from state to state, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork can help any budding masseuse fulfill their local requirements.
This makes massage therapy a concern that works well for those who want to thrive in the cottage industry.
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