There are many who would like to be involved in a Christian based home business. However, if you are looking specifically for an existing Christian business opportunity, your choices will be limited. So why not take a different approach and start your own business from scratch but gear it for Christians or offer Christian products/services?
Let’s look at some examples. You could start a Christian based daycare, meaning you would provide Christian activities for the kids that come. You could read them Bible stories, do Biblically based plays, do Bible crafts, and have Bible character puppet shows. You can also pray with them and teach them simple worship songs.
You would not only have a “niche” and structured activities, but think of the impact you could make on the kid’s lives that you take care of.
Just be sure you are honest and upfront with the parents about what you plan to do. Then it’s their decision whether they would like their children in an environment like the one you are providing.
Virtual Assistant to Christian Business Owners
Another popular business today is offering Virtual Assistant services. Take it a step farther and offer your services to other Christian business owners. In fact, there is a new website that connects Christian Virtual Assistants with Christian business owners who need VA services. You can visit it a christianvirtualassistants.com
You can write Christian children’s books, Christian poetry, or other Christian material. You can provide it in a published or ebook format. For example, you could write an ebook targeted toward Christian parents, with tips on how to keep Christianity alive in their children’s lives.
Blog about Christian Issues
You can write a blog centered around Christian principles, information or news. You could use Google Adsense and affiliate products to monetize your blog.
You could offer transcription services to other Christians. For this to be productive, you would need to approach the Christian business owners you know and offer your services. You could join some Christian based home business forums to find other clients.
You could sew clothing with Bible verses on them, or make purses with verses on the front. Christian t-shirts with Bible verses could be a popular item.
Offering Christian crafts and jewelry is another way to go. You can market them locally at craft sales, Christian books/gifts stores and to churches for fundraisers. You can also market them online with your own website.
Christian Greeting Cards
Another business would be the greeting card business. There are some good verses needed for Christian greeting cards, so how about starting your own business and writing your own verses? You’ve created your own Christian business opportunity.
Christian Gift Baskets
Christian gift baskets are another niche. You could include Christian music cd’s, scripture tea, small devotion type books, etc. Market them to churches/pastors for unique get well, anniversary or birthday gifts. Any special occasion benefits from a beautifully put together gift basket.
In all this, we don’t want to appear “snobbish” or exclusive. However, if you feel that you want to be partnered with other Christians in your work, or you want to be able to offer Christian items and services that make a difference, these are some practical ways to do it.
With any of the above Christian based home business options (or any business you are thinking about), be sure to do your research before getting into it. Be confident there is profit potential in the market before jumping in. You can read more about research at The Importance of Marketing Research.
With a little thought, you can create your own Christian business opportunity, and mold it around your own strengths, interests and passions. Don’t be afraid to carve out your own niche, as long as it is something people are looking for and will pay for. It can lead to a very fulfilling way to make an income.
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