Ideas for Creative, Inventive, or Mechanical Part-time Entrepreneurs

So you want to start a part-time business, but computers and being online or creating informational products is just not your thing.  You are creative or like working with mechanical objects. Yes, you should still know how to use a computer, but not all part-time businesses are internet based.

Training and Marketing Ideas for: Artists, Photographers,Speakers, Storytellers, and Writers

artist

artist

Artist or Photographer – ArtShow.com  specializes in helping artists and photographers market their work and gain exposure for their art.

www.ArtShow.com

 Fine Art, Illustrations, Drawings, Digital Painting, Cartoons/Comics, Anime/Manga, 3D Rendering, Photography.  ArtWanted.com and its sister sites promote and sell the work of artists looking to break into the art world.  Free and paid memberships are available.  Artist Rising gives you an opportunity to show and sell your work.

www.ArtWanted.com     http://artist.artistrising.com/ 

 

Aztec inspired mug

Aztec inspired mug

Sell your art online. Upload your designs, and then create an online shop that sells t-shirts, posters, skateboards, bumper stickers, mugs, tote bags and more.

www.zazzle.com/sell

Create and sell your own designs, photos and images on a wide variety of products:  posters, t-shirts, cards, and moreAlso allows you to convert writings into publications. 

www.CafePress.com

Buy and sell handmade or vintage items, art and supplies on Etsy, the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace.   Buy and sell jewelry, art, clothing, vintage, bags and purses.                   

www.etsy.com

graphic tee

graphic tee

Graphic T-Shirt Designs.  Threadless.com is a community-based company that prints awesome graphic designs created and chosen by the community.  Members of the Threadless community submit t-shirt designs online; the designs are then put to a public vote. A small percentage of submitted designs are selected for printing and sold through an on-line store. Creators of the winning designs receive a prize of cash and store credit.    

www.Threadless.com

Photographers.  Online photographer portfolios and stock photography catalog for photo buyers and professional photographers who specialize in nature, travel, outdoor and sports photography.

www.PhotoPortfolios.net

Speaker / Motivational Speaker.  Do you have an area of expertise you’d like to share?  Find out if public speaking is for you.  Join your local Toastmasters group and explore some speaking websites to get a feeling for this career.

http://www.toastmasters.org              http://speaking.com

Story Teller

Story Teller

Storyteller.  An old tradition that is finding new purpose.  If you can keep a roomful of people spellbound this might be the new career for you.  Two resources are:

http://storynet.org       http://www.storytellingfestival.net

Square-dance caller.  If you love this traditional form of group dance consider a

Square Dance Caller

Square Dance Caller

caller’s college.  Visit Dosado.com and click on the link to “caller’s colleges”.

www.dosado.com

Writers, Ghostwiters.  Your name never appears, but if you love to write, can handle deadlines, and are a quick study of other’s interests, this can be a flexible, well-paying opportunity.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2077235_become-ghostwriter.html

http://writersweekly.com/books/49.html

www.newsletters.org

 Resume Writer.  “Getting” someone down on a sheet or two for a prospective employer is an art form.  Making them stand out from the crowd is a marketing skill.  If you can do both and are naturally curious about people this is a low-cost business to launch.  If you have experience in business, HR, or a particular field like engineering or High Tech, this gives you additional credibility.  AWAI provides basic training and certification is available through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches and the National Resume Writers Association.  Resume writers, today, are doing more than resumes and cover letters.  Some help clients with their LinkIn profile and other help clients establish a web presence or a better web presence.

       www.parw.com        www.thenrwa.com    http://www.awaionline.com/resume/

  Copywriter.  Lucrative free-lance positions can be found.  Train through American Writers and Artists Inc.

http://www.awaionline.com/copywriting/

Training and Resources for the Inventive and the Mechanical

 Inventor.                                                                                                                         The first step to creating/inventing a new product is prototyping.  There are many scammers in the world of inventions, so do your homework.  You can  readings at:

Inventor

Inventor

http://www.inventorsalliance.org/index.cgi?internet http://inventors.about.com     www.inventorspot.com                   www.inventright.com       www.UIAUSA.org

 

Piano Tuner

Piano Tuner

Piano Tuner.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, piano tuners can earn very good incomes. In fact, in a recently published almanac on career opportunities, piano tuners were listed in the top twenty professions out of a total of two hundred. Probably the best kept secret in the world is that now you can join the small and exclusive list of tuners who earn an average of $80.00 to $100.00 per-hour tuning pianos.

http://www.pianotuning-course.com

If your idea of part-time is seasonal or you are looking for an interesting “retirement” job……

Caretaker

Caretaker

Professional house sitters / property managers get free board and sometimes a salary. Live on estates, mansions, farms, ranches, resort homes, retreat centers, camps, hunting and fishing lodges, vacation homes, and even private islands.  Caretaker Gazette is published bimonthly hundreds and informs member of new caretaking and house sitting jobs via an email update service.

www.caretaker.org

 Not sure what kind of entrepreneur you want to be when you grow up, click on the Services tab of this Blog or visit http://www.career-development-services.com

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