Before I "retired" from homeschooling, I was thrust into the world of caregiving (temporarily) and being an advocate. Getting a job wasn't an option, so I turned to freelancing online.
In this section, I'll share about blogging, working as a virtual assistant, and writing for others. These are all plausible business ideas for someone who desires to work from home.
While direct selling home parties are nice, you need to leave your home to be successful. As a freelancer, I work wherever I want: home, coffee shop, hospital room, waiting room, relative's home ... you get the picture. As long as I have an Internet connection, I'm good to go!
It all depends on how you wish to work. If you wish to be your own boss, setting up a blog is your best option. What you choose to blog about, your writing skills and your understanding of how to monetize your blog will all determine when you will begin to make money. It doesn't happen overnight, regardless of what some bloggers tell you. It takes months if you're lucky -- years if you're average.
If you prefer to work for someone else, you can start making money as soon as you secure clients. As your skills increase, so will your paycheck.