Many of my friends are amazed that I set-up and host my own . Maybe amazed isn’t quite the right word- just surprised at how easy it is. I have many friends that are talented writers and I encourage them to set up there own blog- MANY times now I have gone ahead and them up . You can now pretty much get an out of the box package with hosting companies. Not only that- cheap hosting abounds. Setting up business hosting ‘online store is very easy. I had a friend setup site where she sold he home made soy candles- and was able to take credit cards and online payments within minutes. I know that Aqhost.com ecommerce hosting offers a full range of add-ons to the hosting for start up businesses.
There are lots of way to set up a site or blog and make money from home. You can set up a blog and run Google Adsense ads. Another homeschool mom in my group writes tutorials for web applications (Adobe Photoshop) and offers them for download for a small fee.
I am getting quite a few entires for my Best Homeschooling Site Awards Logo Design Contest- I have been thinking that many of the kids and parents who have entered could easliy offer their talents for hire. What a great way to showcase there designs and talenst- creating a web site and offering design services. What a terrific learning experience!
My own daughter set up a website when she was 8… She made beaded bracelets and we scanned finished product and offered them on on her site- with a shopping cart et al! What a feeling of pride and accomplishment to see her stuff up on a site and having people actually purchase! Think about ways you could take a passion or hobby and turn it it to some pocket money- or more- with your own site or blog.