No, the business isn’t free. I mean the idea we’ll give you is free, as always. Except for when they’re not.
We get occasional emails asking us for work-at-home ideas that are not Internet-based or that don’t require computer skills. I have to admit, the question is a little above our pay grade because Steve and I are both computer dorks. We make money using the Internet and computers, so when somebody asks us about other ideas we’re like, What? Does anybody make money without computers?
Of course they do. Lots of people make lots of money without broadband and html knowledge. So if you’re looking for a home business opportunity that doesn’t involve blogs or affiliate marketing, you’re in luck today.
Foreclosed Homes Mean Opportunity
When a bank someone else takes over a home and it isn’t ready to sell, they need someone to take care of the house. Clean out the yard, get rid of owner belongings, maybe do basic repairs. That kind of thing. If you can get banks and property owners to give you the work, it could become a good small business. Here’s how one such “property preservation” company describes what it does:
Our goal is to give financial institutions a quick way to turn their non performing assets into a quick sale by performing property preservation from start to finish within 48 hours of receipt of property assignment. Once property preservation has been accomplished, our clients can immediately place the property for sale.
See more about what this company does on its Web site.
If you’re living in an area where folks and the housing market are not doing so great, there might be lots of work out there for you.
A commenter on our HUD refunds processing thread is offering an e-book that teaches you how to get into the business. Yeah, I know. There’s always an e-book, isn’t there? We haven’t seen the book so we can’t vouch for it. We asked for a review copy, but they weren’t interested.
Still, if you’re serious about earning some extra cash around your neighborhood, it could be worth a look. Just keep all your filters turned on. Also look in your area to see how many competitors are already doing that kind of work. The site selling the book is here.
If you look into it, are working that kind of job now, or buy the ebook, let us know. We’d love to hear from you.