Work from Home and Typical Business Ideas

All kinds of people, with different types of background, are interested in starting a home-based business. There are people who want to be their own boss and others don’t want to travel to work anymore. What ever the reason, starting a home-based business is cheaper and relatively easier then starting up a large-scale business in an office.

In the beginning, when not much people where into working from home, most believed that working in an office was the way to go. Most people didn’t dare to take the risk and believed that working at a large firm offered them job security (there is no such thing as job security. Even if you are the CEO of a large firm, the firm can still go bankrupt and you are out of a job.)

Now a day’s more and more people dare to take the risk (of course for various reasons.) and start a home-based business. Many housewife’s discovered working from home as a way of earning extra income and still have sufficient time left to care for their family. (Note: not all types of home-based businesses are suitable for part-time work.)

There are many work at home businesses that you can start, such as:

  • Animal Trainer
  • Affiliate Marketer
  • Cake Decorating
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Caterer
  • Child Care
  • Computer Consultant or programmer.
  • Content writer
  • Crafter
  • Dance Instructor
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Events Planner
  • Food Delivery Service
  • Freelancing (all kinds of online jobs)
  • Gift Baskets maker
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Herb Farmer
  • Housecleaning
  • House-sitting
  • Interior Designer
  • Instructor
  • Laundry Services
  • Mail Order
  • Mystery Shopper
  • Musical Instruction
  • Newsletter Publisher
  • Nutritionist
  • Office/Secretarial Services
  • Party Planner
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pet Sitter
  • Photographer
  • Professional Organizer (all sort of events, not just for parties.)
  • Relocation Consultant
  • Seamstress
  • Scrapbooking
  • Technical Writer
  • Tutor
  • Web Design
  • Wedding Consultant
  • Welcoming Service

Of course some can be done via the internet and others cannot. For some you need a home-office space and for others not. For some you need to leave home to do the work elsewhere for others it is not necessary. And of course working at home has its own challenges and advantages.

Today, almost any kind business can be based at home (note: check local rules and regulations for what is allowed and what not.) With the right kind of planning (with a business plan for instance) you could also start a business at home. Think about it; no commuting, being your own boss, all the profit is for you and you alone!

So, take a look at the many other articles on this site about working from home, making money online or working as a freelancer.

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4 Responses to “Work from Home and Typical Business Ideas”

  1. Kausar on April 1st, 2008 15:19

    Ya, there are many type of home based business but I belive affilaite marketing is more benifit as profit is concern. They have good commission % we can earn.

  2. Ed on April 10th, 2008 21:59

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  3. Sam on April 14th, 2008 07:14

    Your blog is really great with informative stuffs!!
    Starting a home based business is a great idea. If you want your idea to work better, make sure that you choose the right home business. The trick to marketing is making your product superior from your competitors. In order to do that you need proper marketing.

  4. fadzli19 on February 12th, 2009 03:58

    Hi all,

    Why dont you all try network marketing. Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump agree that this is the best type of business for part timer and newbies. With great product and superior marketing plan, for me it’s good as a home based business.