10 Business Ideas You Can Start at Home

Starting a business is not easy.  It requires a lot of research, trial and error, passion and risk.  Whether it’s a side income or your main source, it should definitely be something you enjoy and like in order for it to really succeed.

If you are worried that you don’t have enough capital and space to start a business, then read the ideas below.  These 10 types of businesses only require minimal funds (or none at all) and a small space within your home.

1. Affiliate marketing

If you have your own website, blog or social media account with a lot of followers, you can make use of this to do affiliate marketing.  The process involves promoting certain products and earning a profit for each sale that you make.  Here’s an article that lists down the Top 20 Affiliate Networks which can help you get started with affiliate marketing.

2. T-Shirt Design

Although there is some hassle, you can definitely do this if you have a talent in t-shirt design.  One of the easiest ways is “Merch by Amazon” but is available by invitation only.  Other alternatives are TeeSpring, Café Press and Society6.

3. Resume Writing Service

If you are excellent in writing resumes that can definitely get people the job, consider offering your service to others and earn from it.  All you need is a laptop, focus and concentration for this business venture.

4. Freelance Writing

Aside from writing resumes, you can also do freelance writing if you are good with words.  There are a lot of websites and publications that are in need of articles every day.  Some good sites to check for freelance writing jobs are RealWritingJobs.com and Upwork.com.

5. Website Design

Another business that don’t require money is creating sites for small businesses.  Start with your local neighborhood and offer your web design services for a small fee.  Like Freelance Writing, you can get web design jobs online from Upwork.com as well.

6. Tutoring

If you did well in school and have the patience with children, you might want to tutor kids at your own home.  All you need is a small, quiet, well-lit area and a few school materials to get you started.  Also, if you have a talent in playing instruments, you can also do music lessons at your own place.

7. Pet Grooming/Sitting Services

If you love animals, you can offer pet sitting services at your own home, as well as pet grooming.  Not only will you enjoy being with animas, you get to earn from it too.  However, to become a certified pet groomer, you need to finish a course and get a license.

8. Home Daycare

Now if you love kids and have plenty of space at home, get yourself into the home daycare business.  It only requires minimal licensing and paperwork, but a whole lot of patience.

9. Meal Preparations

There are a lot of people who are too busy to prepare their own home-cooked meals so if you are endowed with cooking skills, you can do this as a business.  You can prepare set meals in your own kitchen for pick-up and/or delivery.  Not only will you get money out of this, it’s also possible for you to get free meals for your own household.

10. Events Coordinator

Some people are just born with great talent in throwing epic parties.  If you are one of them, you can actually make this as your own business.  Start with people you know like family members, neighbors, co-workers and before you know it, you’re already the best Events Coordinator in town.

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