What business can I do from home


Approximately 3.7 million people in the U.S. were self-employed as of 2018 and working from their homes. Nine out of 10 American workers have wished at some point that they could make the transition to working from home. With the ups and downs of the economy, the slicing of employer benefits, and the crazy pace of life, many people are deciding to take control of their careers and incomes by launching a home business.

Once a pie-in-the-sky idea, home businesses are a reality for millions today. It's easier and more affordable than ever to build a home-based career. This doesn't mean that profits will be automatic, immediate, or easy to achieve, but you can be a successful home-based entrepreneur if you have the desire, a plan, and you're willing to put in the work.

Home business ideas that really pay

Starting a Home Business: The First Step

The first step involves figuring out what type of business you want to run. Too many people focus on fast profits over choosing the right idea. Although the goal is to make money, you shouldn't base your decision on profit potential alone, ignoring your interest in or compatibility with the business. It's always better to choose a business idea that you're passionate about.

You can turn a hobby into a home business, or you can take a skill acquired from your job or volunteer work and go out on your own.

How Will You Make Money?

The next step is determining how to turn your idea into income. There are essentially three ways to make money. You can sell stuff, you can sell your skills, or you can sell your knowledge.

For example, you might open an online store selling baking goods if your passion is baking, or you could provide baking services to others, or teach baking skills.

Some Home Business Ideas

This list is by no means complete, but it might lead you to more potential ideas.

Appliances and Electronics Home Business Ideas

Appliance repair, computer repair, home theater design, television repair. Almost every household has a computer these days, and people need help when those laptops go toes up. The same applies to all their other electronics and appliances. Making house calls could really put you in demand if you have the skills.

Arts and Crafts Home Business Ideas

Faux painting home interiors, furniture refinishing, gift baskets, picture framing, stained glass creation. If you're the artsy type and you have a gift, you might be able to turn your creations into a solid business.

Home Services Home Business Ideas

Lawn, garden and yard care, bathtub reglazing, carpet cleaning, floor installation, green cleaning products distribution, home decorating, remodelling or restoration, house sitting, pet sitting, pool cleaning and maintenance, snow removal, window cleaning, auto repair and maintenance. Many people might grab your services if you're mechanically inclined and willing to go to their location to repair or maintain their vehicles. In many cases, you might be saving them the cost of a tow to a garage.

May 24, 2020 10:08 AM
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I think the problem is not the desire to start your own business, starting a business can be a good thing. But you have people in here who have started one or many small businesses over the years.

They had to come up with the ideas, troubleshoot problems, market their products, etc etc etc. Owning a business means in general you have no one to escalate things to, the buck stops with you. If you can't figure out the business you want to start, then the business doesn't have much of a future

May 24, 2020 10:18 AM


Some people don't relate well to the idea of running a business from home.And some do it as a temporary thing, until they can put together the resources and the sustainable profitability that makes it feasible to move the business out of home and into premises they regard as more suitable for him.

May 24, 2020 10:24 AM


Antiques, baked goods, catering, gourmet pet food, daycare, massage therapy, nanny service, personal chef, personal shopper, personal trainer, photographer, tutoring, wedding planning, wine consultant. 

May 24, 2020 10:29 AM

To help you through the process, check out Start Your Home Business in a Month, a four-week guide to all the tasks you need to complete to get your business up and running in 30 days.

May 24, 2020 10:31 AM

Antiques, baked goods, catering, gourmet pet food, daycare, massage therapy, nanny service, personal chef, personal shopper, personal trainer, photographer, tutoring, wedding planning, wine consultant.

You might create your own brand of homemade pet food and set yourself up to sell it on your own website.

May 24, 2020 10:36 AM


Many businesses are started by solopreneurs who quickly become overwhelmed. Most entrepreneurs would want you to buy yourself into a business partnership, but there are still ways for you to do this with little or no money.

You could find a business where the owner is about to retire. The owner of the business might want to sell the business, but the reality is that most businesses never sell.

May 24, 2020 11:09 AM