Legit Home Based Business ideas in America


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Or scroll down to learn how to make money from home in the state of Virginia.

In fact, the following home based business ideas will apply generally to residents of any U.S. state. 

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Five Legit Home Based Business Ideas


1. Online Sales

People working from home in the state of Virginia can make money fairly easily by selling merchandise online.

The largest online retailers are ebay, etsy, craigslist, and Amazon.

You can purchase all sorts of items below wholesale at thrift stores, yard sales, low-end antique shops, and flea markets.

You can also buy new inventory from statewide distributors and factory outlets.


Here's a list of wholesale distributors and factory outlet malls in the state of Virginia:

  • Adult Wholesale Distributors in Ashland
  • Exterior Distributors in Harrisonburg
  • Ft. Chiswell Outlets in Roanoake (4 stores)
  • Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets (120 stores)
  • Lynchburg Wholesale Floral
  • Omega Wholesale in Alexandria
  • Potomac Mills in Prince William (237 stores)
  • SCA Books in Falls Church
  • Shine Wholesale Foods in Alexandria
  • Williamsburg Outlet Mall (34 stores)
  • Williamsburg Pottery Factory Outlets (6 stores)
  • Williamsburg Premium Outlets (135 stores)


Also search closeout distributors online. Many wholesalers are work-at-home professionals just like us.




2. Search Craigslist

Craigslist is probably the most reliable source of Legit Home Based Business opportunities.

Check the want ads (Jobs and Gigs) each day. Apply for any jobs you can do from home.  

Inquire with a brief cover letter, and include a Professional Resume.




3. Contact Big Businesses

Large corporations throughout the state have numerous online opportunities to offer. Contact big businesses directly through the career pages of their websites.

Here are just a few of many large corporations in the state of Virginia: 

  • AES Corporation
  • Athena Technologies
  • Brink's
  • Capital One
  • CarMax
  • Cavalier Telephome
  • Circuit City
  • Dollar Tree Stores
  • Markel Corporation
  • Media General
  • Verizen Federal Network Systems
  • WR Systems




4. Build a Website

Legit Home Based Business owners all over America build their own dedicated SEO websites. This earns ongoing monthly revenue from ads, whether or not your website actually sells anything.

It literally pays to learn how to do this yourself. You can build your own website using an all-inclusive web design package for no more than $300 a year. 




5. Be an Independent Contractor

Here's a list of home based businesses popular in Virginia:

  • Administrative Services
  • Child Care
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Elder Care
  • General Contracting Services
  • Guided Tours
  • Home Delivery
  • Internet Research
  • Lessons & Tutoring
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation Services


There's no time like now to start your own home based business. 




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