Of all the home-based business opportunities, software design has to be one of the better ones. Assuming you have the skills to plan and construct software systems, there are always untapped opportunities out there. You don’t always need to invent something new. Sometimes, you can just tap into an existing market and simply ‘do it better’ or address a need that is not being met.
For example, Invisible Gold is a home-based business that provides software in a very crowded market – web design. Instead of just designing stand-alone websites, the software designer, John Waiveris, gears his product for continuous self-support and ease of use. He recognizes that even so called “plug and play” web sites are usually anything but that and that small businesses often end up having to hire designers to fix things that don’t look right or that are too difficult to edit.
The best part of software design is its potential for recurring and residual income. One project can provide revenue for many years after its release. Not for the faint of heart though! You must be able to plan, code, fix, plan, code, fix, etc. into the wee hours of the night. But if you’re a software programmer and don’t mind the mad rush of a project, you can fill ever growing needs from your home as a viable business.
Congratulations to John Waiveris for being named the Connecticut Home-Based Business of the Year (Source).