1001 Little Known Businesses for a Second Income

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More and more households can no longer manage to cover the bills with only one wage. When we looked at similar studies from across the world, it became clear to us that this was a worldwide issue that is affecting many people.

The cost of living is outstripping the rate at which wages are rising. More people are struggling to pay their bills despite being in full time employment.

They need a second income to be able to afford to look after their family.

That is what our website www.mysecondincome.com is all about – sensible and yet easy ways for you to earn a second income and if necessary, to do so from your home.

Our background is in the art and craft fields including that of hobby ceramics, where for almost 20 years, we assisted people to develop highly profitable home businesses.

We have set up this web site, to help you realise you are not alone, and to encourage you to take action and secure for yourself and your family, additional income.

We are here to help, so please click through to other areas of the site and find some interesting ways to earn extra income, while still working at your regular job.

How many families are feeling the pinch?

A recent survey asked families about their income now, in comparison to last year. They were drawn from all walks of life, different parts of Australia and different salary points.

When asked if their bills had increased over the past 12 months half of the people responded as follows:

  • Their bills and costs had increased a lot
  • It had become difficult to make ends meet

The rest had not noticed much of an increase, but none said that their bills had fallen. In fact many said

  • They were not able to cover their bills
  • They were having to cut back on non-essentials like holiday to pay their bills
  • They had to cut back on the essentials that normally they bought

Even those who were covering their bills, had concerns about paying their bills in the future. One of the major concerns was the rising cost of fuel and power bills.

  • Many were worried about the rising cost of electricity
  • Many were concerned about the rising cost of fuel

Medical bills were another area where costs were perceived as rising, which was leading to concern in many households

Less Help from Governments

In the past, in Australia, and many other parts of the world, the government provided help. They are still doing so, but with huge budget deficits most governments are cutting back on social spending this means that there is less and less help available from the state.

This is not likely to change any time soon. Most economists predict that governments will continue to cut back on social spending, so there will be less help available from that quarter.  

Dipping into Savings

Many people are using their savings and borrowing from friends.

Paying Late

Many said they had deliberately paid a bill late because they had to buy essentials.

The Future

Currently, there is little sign that things are getting better or are going to any time soon. Sadly, this means that more people will struggle to make ends meet on a single income.

Securing a Second Income

We know, from experience, how tough it is to live through a recession. I am old enough to have seen several recessions, so have seen many of my friends and family despair as their daily costs, outstrip their income.

Fortunately, I know that there is an answer.

One that works, and which practically anyone can implement. That is to earn a second income.

Find the security that a second income stream can bring, by finding something that you have knowledge about and more importantly like doing, to develop a second income.

Here, on this site, I share with you some surprisingly easy ideas for little known home businesses, that others have found successful, to give you a starting point to develop a business or service of your own.

In the main they are all:

Easy to implement

Zero or low start-up costs

Not time consuming, so that you can still hold down your regular job

If you have the slightest spark of entrepreneurship in your bones our Prime Minister wants you to develop it, and we will help in any way we can.

We have a FREE newsletter called My Second Income News (MSI News) based on a book I co-authored many years ago, called “1001 Little Known Businesses” designed to give you ideas and inspiration to start a small home business of your own. If you would like to receive a copy. Click Here

This web site is devoted to assembling ideas for a second income. Ideas are welcome whether they merely suggest how a person may go about developing a second income or as fully fledged working programs that people can purchase.

We prefer to list second income projects that people will find interesting and will like doing, rather than the concept of having to do something, to earn extra money, that they dislike doing.

The internet has opened up a Pandora’s Box of new ideas and concepts that we can take advantage of, in helping us select a path to a viable second income. We all can do with that little extra amount of money to help with the mortgage or children’s school fees and an interesting second income can help.

Moulds, the product that our company manufactures, have always represented a low cost entry point, into a very wide range of activities,that have the potential to make money. Repeatedly over the years we have been called upon to help people take their fun hobby to the level of a small home based business enterprise.

Many with entrepreneurial skills turned their hobbies into full time businesses. However most of the less ambitious or those “time poor” have been able to develop a welcome additional income.

This encouraged our company over 25 to 30 years ago to develop programs in the hobby ceramic field, to open studios, mostly in people’s homes, and develop substantial incomes.

To-day with a much wider range of products available we would like to offer inspiration and information, to anybody thinking of the possibility of a second income for their family.

We do not intend restricting our assistance only to those who are interested in mould based activities but will cover any interesting activity that can be operated primarily in the initial stages, from a home and is capable of producing a worthwhile second income.


There has never been a time, when it was easier, knowledge wise and also financially, to set up your own business, than it is at present.

In fact the bricks and mortar stores of to-day, are going to find it increasingly difficult to remain profitable with the new type of merchandising about to explode on the market.

While we recommend starting businesses that feed on your own creativity or knowledge that you like doing, there are many other opportunities available on the internet.

Many of our customers have realised what a golden opportunity the internet represents to sell the products of their mould making and casting activities and make a little money on the side.

Some have gone on to make a full time business, most still working from their own homes to keep expenses to a minimum.

These days so many people are seeking for work at home, and they feel very comfortable about it. In fact, there’s no lack of possibilities out there to begin work from home.

Considerations for the Work at Home Mum

There are several things that must be considered, in order to be successful, as far as work from home is concerned.

Without the companionship of fellow workers, one of the foremost things is that, you have to be self-motivated. You have to have the willingness and discipline to power yourself, to perform things, when you do not feel like it.

As you’re working from home, you are your own boss. You don’t have to be worried about somebody firing you or asking you to do some tough task.

Many women who want to work from home, often have a difficult time deciding on what type of work they should pursue. As most folks know, owning a home business is no picnic.

More and more companies are beginning to offer telecommute or “work at home” programs for their employees, but finding a lucrative way to make money from home still poses a great challenge for moms.

If you’re considering a work from home job or a home business, the tips below can help narrow your choices.

It’s no secret that there are thousands and maybe even millions of work from home jobs today, but what should a mom look for in one of these jobs? Many companies today are looking for work from home Customer Support Representatives.

Moms are not always able to help a customer install a computer and keep track of the kids at the same time. Moms need a job that can be worked on in increments. Working for an hour at a time may not always be possible, but working for 5 minutes at a time is definitely possible.

Secondly, jobs for stay home moms should be consistent.

Many companies hire work at home moms for outstanding pay, but they rarely have work available. Most of those companies require moms to be sitting at or near their computer all day so they can quickly claim work as it becomes available.

When choosing a job, moms should always make sure that there is an abundance of work that they can work on at any time. Forums, blogs, and review websites are a great resource for checking the amount of work available from most work from home jobs.

New ideas will be released regularly through our “MSI News” newsletter that will be made available free of charge. Click Here for details.

Additionally we welcome anyone that has a fully developed program for a second income, to contact us with details for evaluation. If the program is approved, we will feature it on our website. (This can consist of an informative eBook or video program).

Wishing you all the best,

Stan Alderson

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