Work from home ideas
15 MOST RECENT
Sell articles or put articles on your own site?
IDEAS OR TIPS
ON THIS SITE
2011 Earnings compared to 2010 Earnings
101 Ways to Make a Living - part 1
101 Ways to Make a Living - part 2
101 Ways to Make a Living - part 3
101 Ways to Make a Living - part 4
101 Ways to Make a Living - part 5
101 Ways to Make a Living - part 6
Make and Sell Kiddies Furniture
How to create a basic newsletter
Ways to get newsletter subscribers
Why add a blog to a website? How much does it cost?
Typing Work From Home what is it?
Multi Level Marketing
Desperate for Work?
OUR OTHER SITES
WORK FROM HOME SOUTH AFRICA
MAKE MONEY USE INTERNET
MAKE MONEY WRITING ONLINE
ONLINE FLEA MARKET
In East London
Free Website Templates
My Notes and Lists
East London Photographs
Terry and Tony
in South Africa
Part 1. The 101 Ways to Make a Living article below is in 6 parts on this site.
You are viewing page 1 of 6.
View all pages: page 1,
101 Ways to Make a Living was first published in the September 2011 edition of the South African magazine,
ZA Difference. 101 Ways to Make a Living's authors are Teresa Schultz,
a work at home mom, Ann Juli James, a writer/researcher at ZA Difference,
and Theresa Muller, the CEO and Editor of ZA Difference. Visit the
ZA Difference website
101 Ways to Make a Living
To make a life...
...When there are no jobs
The majority of South Africans are either out of work or severely limited in their ability
to generate a decent enough income to support themselves and their families. And while there are no easy answers to the crisis
facing us, it is clear that being employed is not the only way to earn a living. It IS possible to create an income for yourself.
The ideas on the following pages could get you started: or could spark an idea that does.
By Teresa Schultz, Ann Juli James and Theresa Muller
Teresa Schultz is a 40-something mom who has been working from home since 2008.
She is a freelance writer and web designer.
Ann Juli James is a writer / researcher at ZA Difference.
Theresa Muller is the CEO and Editor of ZA Difference.
Find things to sell. Sell your time, skills, expertise or things bought, found or made. Sell them on
the streets, from your garage or back yard, at flea markets, at farmer's markets, to shop owners, to people
who work in offices, to neighbours who need what you have to offer, or online. Advertise your services on a
sign in your front yard, in the local newspaper or in school and church newsletters, on supermarket, school,
church or community bulletin boards, and tell everyone you know! Don't just do what everyone else is doing, i.e.
sell Niknaks and bananas on the street corner. Where there is a need, there is money to be made. Try different
things until you find something that earns a predictable income for you on a regular basis.
Collect and sell things from nature
The ingredients are free, just waiting for your creative touch. Here are some ideas:
Make brooms from grasses and reeds.
Cut lengths of strong tall grasses or young riverreeds into
approximate equal lengths, bunch them together and attach them to a stick or broomstick with wire. Trim the
reeds or grasses so that they all touch the floor when the broom is held upright. Make miniature ones too, to
sell as ornaments or toys.
Make musical instruments from natural objects.
Use large seedpods or bamboo to make fun musical instruments
like shakers, drums, flutes and xylophones.
Use interesting natural objects like pebbles, shells, seedpods, dried twigs and pieces of
driftwood to create wall hangings, ornaments or wind chimes.
Round stones. Live close to a river or stream? Take the kids on an outing to collect round stones. Rinse
and sell them to the local florist, nursery or gardening service.
*Dried grasses and weeds.
People often admire flowering weeds and tall grasses in the countryside, but
rarely stop to pick them. Make the effort to stop, pick, bunch and sell them. *
Collect and sell seeds.
When flowers or plants in your garden start to die or drop seed, collect the seeds.
Put a few seeds in envelopes and decorate the envelopes appropriately, naming the plant or flower and explaining
what it needs to grow.
Feed your family and sell the surplus to your neighbours, to the shop on the corner or, on a
regular basis, to a restaurant near you.
Grow things and sell them
Even if you have little space, you can grow things in pots and containers. Here are some ideas:
Just about everyone uses herbs in their cooking. And just about any herb grows well
indoors - just do your research first about which herbs grow well together. (Some will hog water, for example,
and leave the others dried out). The safest way is to grow different herbs in different containers. You can sell
herb seedlings, individual herb plants in pots, bunches of fresh herbs, dried herbs and herbal teas from
Growing sprouts is not difficult and does not take up much time or space. They are
increasingly in demand by health-conscious buyers.
Grow and sell flowers.
Grow long stemmed flowers in your garden or even in largecontainers indoors in
an airy and sunny spot. Pick them early in the morning. Tie string around bunches of flowers and place them in a
bucket of water to sell. If you're clever with creating floral arrangements, you could sell that as an
additional service to churches, offices, etc.
Grow your own vegetables and sell the surplus.
At least your own family will not go hungry when you grow
your own food, even if you eat all of it yourselves.
Grow and sell seedlings ...
Starter plants to help others start their own gardens.
Sell the eggs.
*Note that it is illegal in South Africa to pick just any wild flowers and
grasses in the countryside. Go through the South African rules and regulations first.
This article above spreads out over 6 pages of this site.
You are viewing page 1 of 6.
View all pages: page 1,
MAKE EXTRA INCOME! SELL ZA DIFFERENCE MAGAZINES!
Either buy the “Business in a Box” — and get 100 magazines for yourself and others to sell — or start off by
buying and selling just five at a time until you can afford to buy the “Business in a Box”.
Look in the ZA Difference magazine which you can buy at some CNA's, some Spars, and some Exclusive Books stores,
or visit the ZA Difference website page
about the business-in-a-box