Legit Work From Home Ideas Anywhere in America

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Here are five do-it-yourself home business ideas for California residents.

All you need to succeed is a good idea and a willingness to work. Depending on what you decide to do, you may also need a good computer and a good internet connection. In some cases, a minimal financial investment is involved.

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Five Legit Work From Home Businesses

1. Selling.

Sellers frequent websites like Amazon, etsy and ebay.

Generally, a seller buys good-as-new merchandise at neighborhood yard sales, thrift shops, flea markets, and local wholesale factory outlets.

Factory outlets specialize in overstocked items, seasonal merchandise, and closeouts priced below wholesale.

If you live near a wholesaler, you might also save a lot on shipping costs.

Popular Wholesale Distributors in California:

  • A&W Surplus, with locations in Los Angeles and Fresno
  • General Surplus in Folsom
  • Ginza International in San Diego
  • Simplee MAC in Redwood City
  • TDP Liquidations in Aliso Viejo
  • Via Trading Corporation in Vernon
  • West Coast Trading in Chino

California's 10 Largest Factory Outlet Malls:

  1. Camarillo Premium Outlets (168 stores)
  2. Citadel Outlets in Los Angeles (127 stores)
  3. Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon (146 stores)
  4. Gilroy Premium Outlets (149 stores)
  5. Great Mall of the Bay Area in Milpitas (202 stores)
  6. Las Americas Premium Outlets in San Diego (144 stores)
  7. Livermore Premium Outlets (129 stores)
  8. Ontario Mills (190 stores)
  9. The Block at Orange (113 stores)
  10. Vacaville Premium Outlets (108 stores)

2. Scanning Craigslist.

Check every day for jobs or gigs in your city and surrounding areas. Write well crafted intro letters. Create a Professional Resume.

3. Contacting Big Businesses.

Big businesses often have work from home positions such as phone work, product sales, promotion, data entry, and internet research. 

Here is a list of some of California's Largest Employers, to name just a few:

  • 32 St. Naval Station in San Diego
  • Cedars-Sanai Medical Center in West Holywood
  • Chevron Corporation in San Ramon
  • Disneyland Resort in Anaheim
  • Edwards Air Force Base
  • Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego
  • UC Irvine
  • UCLA
  • UC San Francisco
  • UC Berkeley

4. Building a Website.

Probably the most important way to run a Legit Work From Home business is to build your own website. A properly constructed, Search Engine Optimized (SEO) website is an indispensable business tool.

Learning how to build a successful website takes time. People who don't have time to build websites often pay others to build them. However, it is always best to build your own website if possible. Search the net for all-inclusive website building packages. 

5. Being an Independent Contractor. 

You can create your own Legit Work From Home business without any extremely special skills. The top 10 simple, self-startable businesses in California are     

  1. Administrative Services
  2. Artist Representation
  3. At-home Childcare
  4. At-Home Elder care
  5. IT Consulting
  6. Dog Walking / Pet Sitting
  7. Home Delivery
  8. Housework / Yard Work / Gardening
  9. Swimming Pool Maintenance
  10. Tour Guide (in larger cities)

Advertise your services on craigslist, ebay, blog posts, forums, personal websites, and various social networks.

You can also post paper signs around town, network with your neighbors, or do an email blast to all your contacts. Whatever gets the word out.

Most importantly, stay focused and don't give up. Consistency and efficiency are keys to success in any Legit Work From Home business.

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