Looking for the Best Home Businesses to Start? Try Photo Coaching

If you’re looking to start a home business, I suggest you consider becoming a photo coach.

I’ve been a photo coach for 28 years this coming March, the month of my business anniversary. My career allowed me to develop an income so I could stay home with my children when they were young while giving me the professional satisfaction I had appreciated in the corporate world.

Young mother with children, her mother and grandmother
My early photo coaching years with my kids, grandmother and mother

Home businesses take work to launch and develop, but read on and I’ll give my reasons for why I chose photo coaching a few decades ago and why I still think it’s a solid business for decades to come.

At the end of this post, you’ll have my contact information if you’d like to take a virtual tour of the platform I use.

But first, let’s scan some home business ideas for 2023.

Listings of business ideas

Just a few months ago in December 2022, Forbes magazine listed 19 home business ideas ranging from running a virtual assistant business and doggy daycare to an AirBnB management service to hosting classes online.

Shopify has a list, too, which isn’t surprising since they serve a lot of small businesses. Their list of best home businesses to start lists starting a drop shipping business as the first choice, followed by selling print T-shirts on demand and home-crafted goods in its listing of 26 best businesses to start.

Scroll to the end of this post for the links to these articles.

Start by asking:

What business is good for you which can include your personality and your circumstances?

How much money can you invest? Do you need or want something with a path to success laid out or do you prefer to blaze your own trail?

Photo coaching as a business opportunity

I launched my photo coaching business in the mid-90s when the focus was on making artsy-looking scrapbook albums. I wasn’t artsy-crafty so I turned my focus to helping clients journal stories with their photos by using the basic journalism questions:

  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • When
  • Why
  • How

My passion quickly became a love and enjoyment for helping families preserve their memories … or safeguard their memories, which has become the name of my business and this website.

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Photo by picjumbo.com, Pexels.com

All businesses eventually face change and photo coaching has been impacted in a positive way as we’ve moved into a digital era.

Here’s why.






Simplifying print and digital

I’m going to show you how you can simplify a client’s needs for photo organizing and run a business that’s efficient and has multiple income streams built into it. I’d like you to think through these questions:

Question 1 How many photos and videos do you have on your smartphone?

Question 2 Now, how many photos and videos do you have on your laptop, an external hard drive, or a flash drive—or any other electronic device?

Stop and look around the shelves and closets in your home.

Question 3 Do you have traditional scrapbook albums with older printed photos? If so, how many do you have? Just a few? Or several?

Then add up your older media files that are hard to use and enjoy like CDs, DVDs, slide shows, and 8 mm home movies.

Here’s the big question that so many families face:

How do you organize everything and preserve your most meaningful memories?

We’re caught between print, analog, and digital files.

I’ll be glad to share how I helped my clients scan their printed photos if you’d like to talk with me about it. Scanning was labor-intensive.

Here’s what made my business run efficiently and has allowed me to scale a network of clients and associates across the U.S. and Canada:

The platform FOREVER®, a complete memory-keeping system.

Using FOREVER®, here are 5 ways you can safeguard your family’s photos and videos for many decades and generations to come:

  1. Digitize older media files and upload them into your account
  2. Sync and upload the photos and videos on your smartphone or other devices
  3. Store your files for your lifetime, plus another century and beyond—and the platform is guaranteed safe
  4. Research your family’s history and save handwritten letters, ribbons, certificates and other mementos
  5. Turn your digitized files into high-quality photo books and offer a range of gift ideas for all occasions
Screenshot of digital photo album
My main album, Travel Memories, has sub-albums or nested albums

Take a Fun Tour

How does it all work?

Just give me about 20 minutes and I’ll show you during a virtual tour.

You’ll see how the photos are stored in an account’s Library, how to create and place those in Albums and how to organize photos in sub-Albums or nested albums.

A guest on one of my recent tours of the FOREVER® photo storage was impressed:

“WOW! This blows my mind! I never before asked for a tour because I THOUGHT I already knew what it was. But I had NO IDEA how cool it is!”

I’ll be glad to share my tips for how I’ve grown my business and I’ll be glad to mentor you if we’re a fit.

Contact me via my site’s form or drop me an email directly at:


Connect with me on social media, too, on my Facebook or the LinkedIn profile I’ve recently made.

Melody Whitehead Family picture
Me with my husband Gerald, kids, and grandkids

My business has been a lot of fun to build over the years and I’ve been so blessed to work with caring associates and clients who have become friends.

I’d enjoy showing you how I’ve built it and continue growing it.

Your family photos, videos, and more are invaluable. So many people need this service so they can safely store their memories and pass their unique stories on to future generations.

Maybe you’ll find that this is a business opportunity worth pursuing.


Here are the links to the Forbes and Spotify listings:

Forbes: 19 Home Business Ideas to Start in 2023 (Dec. 18, 2022)

Spotify: 26 Best Small Business Ideas to Start in 2023 (Dec 15, 2022)


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