I recently heard someone say, “Be afraid to die until you have helped somebody do something.” Covid-19 has caused many people to stay at home where many have discovered they can do something to earn something to help somebody else, or do both, creating what I call a tabletop or home-based business. I recently bought some homemade dinners from a stay-at-home, homemade business. I also discovered a source for Sweet Potato Pies from another home-base business.
Home-based businesses can also serve as a means for selling your favorite craft or a unique product. A friend of mine gave me a miniature sign that reads: THE BARACK OBAMA HIGHWAY. I can’t help but wonder where he found such an item. Unique Covid masks are another example. A number of people with sewing skills have gone into making and selling them.
The whole rap business was formed as a home-based, out of the car trunk business. It has become a multi-million dollar business. The rap business started out to draw attention to the inhuman treatment and poor conditions under which blacks were suffering. Later, it took on a negative side, after white promoters realized rap was a money-making market. They promoted a gangster rap style, specifically lifting up sex, profanity, violence, debasing black women debasing, illicit drugs, thugs, and gangs, and gang life. Their success merely demonstrates the shortcomings of tabletop or home-based businesses.
Churches, Boys and Girls clubs, and other Non-profit could take note of how individuals utilize these tabletop businesses as ways to makeup for their Covid caused budget shortfalls. My wife did child care for the years of or sons’ were young. She discovered a group of other women who did child care. The women took classes and went to workshops at a local college. They took the children on field trips to the library, the museum, and the park.
There are other models which include Real Estate sales, beauty products sales, like Avon, Mary Kay, or Fuller type products, computer services, home-based other office support, and typing services, as well as sewing and repairing clothing, tailoring, dress-making, and specialty sewing such as making choir robes and uniforms gift wrapping, making jewelry, and so on, and on.
The possibilities are endless; it all depends on the table-top business person and what his or her hobbies or skills are, and what they are good at.