Updated: Oct 6, 2019
Thinking of starting a home business? The key to starting any business is preliminary research. These tips will help and inspire you, whether you are starting out, or currently running a home business. Your focus and determination, combined with these ideas and advice, will ease the way towards success. Below we have a list of low/no cost home-based business ideas that you can start right away.
1. Art & Crafts
If you are good with crafts, you can start a home business by selling the things that you make. Not only will you make extra money, but you will be having fun in the meantime. Many people like to give unique, handmade items as gifts, which means this can be a good market for you to target. You can start your own online store or start selling on marketplaces like Amazon or Etsy.
2. PostCard/Brochures/Business Card Design
There are plenty of online services and softwares that you can use to design postcards, fliers brochures and business cards to send out to customers and prospects. Look online for printer suppliers that offer an interface that allows you to add text to one of their existing designs, or upload your own. Choose a design as your “brand,” the look and feel you want people to identify with your business.
3. Home Daycare Provider
If you enjoy working with kids and having a full and exciting home environment, you can consider starting a daycare where you care for children in your own home. When starting a home day care, safety and security should be at the top of the priority list – after all, you are going to have a house full of precious cargo, and you need to ensure little hands are going to stay safe.
4. Pet Boarding Facility
Do you love pets? If you do, there is no better alternative than starting a daycare/holiday home for fur babies. You can start this business from your home only if you have adequate space in your home. A large number of dog owners see their pets as family members and due to this fact are often willing to spend extra money in order to care for and indulge their dogs. This trend has caused different niches in the industry to stand out including dog boarding facilities.
For those who have interest in cooking, this could be a good home based business option. you can buy some professional equipment and set up a commercial kitchen in your home. You can either sell your baked goods to local shops or set up a storefront online.
6. Yoga Instructor
Yoga is hugely popular in many communities. Most people also practice yoga in order to exercise themselves spiritually. Yoga is now being incorporated by almost every health conscious individual into their fitness regime. So if you’re well versed in the practice, you may be able to set up a yoga studio in your home to share your expertise with others. You can start giving yoga lessons on youtube as well.
7. Personal Trainer
Do you like working out and being fit? Do you want to share your enthusiasm for fitness with others and get paid? Then a personal training business might be for you. You can offer fitness courses or personal training sessions to clients out of your home gym or workout room. Helping people reach their weight loss or fitness goals can be extremely satisfying.