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Home Business Ideas
To Help You Realise Your Home Business Dream
We have put together a list of home business ideas to get you thinking.
Many of these ideas for home business have no further detail about them. Use them as a platform to develop an idea for you.
If we have further information available there will be a link from the idea.
If you have more information or a story to share on these ideas or some of your own... we would love to hear from you!
Every time we hear an idea we write it down.
So here they are, in no particular order...
Home business ideas to help you realise your home business dream.
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IDEAS FOR HOME BUSINESSES
Build wooden planter boxes
Build and repair fences
Design and build sets for theater, parties, events
Design and build parade floats
Renovate, repair or build a boat to sell
Build dog kennels, rabbit hutches or bird aviaries
Make fence post caps
Make specialty house moldings for exteriors, interiors, stairways
Here is a great example of a product that is both eco-friendly and innovative - perhaps it may inspire your business idea!
OVER 130 PRACTICAL HOME BUSINESS IDEAS
DAY CARE FOR CHILDREN, ADULTS AND ANIMALS
BUY A FRANCHISE
DEVELOP AND SELL A FRANCHISE
WORKING FROM HOME is not always about running your own business. Sometimes it is contracting, sometimes it is being an employee. There are some great options available.
Embroidered linen and clothing
Make teddies, dolls or toys to sell
Make costumes to hire out or sell
Sew wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses for sale or hire
Teach people to sew
Make and / or adjust curtains or fabric blinds
Clothing, Accessories, Style:
Tales from the Fashion Industry Clothing has been around so long, no one can discover when it started; a fascinating read for those interested in sewing, fashion and clothes. Also relevant if you are interested in
INTERNET HOME BASED BUSINESS
MAKE AND SELL JEWELRY
MLM AND NETWORK MARKETING
PLANTS & GARDENING
Grow nuts,herbs, spices, flowers
Grow plants from seeds or cuttings to sell online, at the gate or at the markets
Grow fruit and/or vegetables to sell
Look after other peoples gardens - weeding, watering etc
Organize bulk buying of organic produce for your neighborhood or community - make a profit by on-selling
Mail Order - with a website you could develop a business that sends product by mail order. You may choose to specialise, e.g. spring bulbs with the best range in the country! Or maybe you test and source the best gardening tools, gloves etc in the world and become their exclusive supplier.
This idea is valid for any number of products. Exclusivity, expertise, niche products - stand out from the crowd.
HELP WITH ASSESSING THE BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU
PET CARE, LOOKING AFTER ANIMALS
Clean houses or business premises
Clean blinds or curtains. Both of these can be very successful, particularly if you have the space to take them home to be cleaned. A drop off or pick up service could be offered. Full service including re-installation would also bring in additional income.
Clean and valet cars, boats, motorbikes, caravans, camper vans, RV's
Laundry service; washing, drying, folding, ironing clothes and linen for individuals and families, or businesses such as hairdressers or child care centers
Spring Cleaning Service - most people either hate doing a spring clean, or they just never seem to get around to it. You could offer a full service where you come in and get it done for them, or perhaps a partnership service where you come in, organize the job and work with them (it is always easier when there is more than one of you).
YOUR OWN TRAVEL AGENCY
PAID ONLINE SURVEYS
Take boarders or students into your home, on a rent by room basis
Manage rental properties and/or accommodation - online or in person - for a fee
Operate a bed and breakfast accommodation
Manage other bed and breakfast houses nearby or online
MAKE MONEY IN THE HOME BASED SALVAGE AND RECYCLING BUSINESS
Based On Decades Of Work In The Field Doing Electronic, Computer And Telecommunication Salvage, Recovering Gold From Same, Building Deconstruction And Salvage Of All Sorts. Includes Free Email Support.
ART & CRAFTS
If you have artistic talent you may be able to put it to good use for a home based business.
Paint, and sell your work
Make and sell art objects such as mosaics, decoupage, ceramics, jewelry
Set up a photography business
Make and sell greeting cards
Design and make unique, one of a kind lightshades
Making stained glass windows
Cake Decorating for special occasions
Here is a great website to
Learn Cake Decorating.
BECOME A PROFESSIONAL FINDER
Help connect people. Connect Sellers with Buyers and earn a Finders Fee!
Break and train horses
Breed and sell birds, cats, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, hamsters, reptiles etc
Breed chickens to sell
Raise chickens for eggs to sell
Animal transport - big and small; not everyone has the ability to get their animals to grazing, the vet clinic etc
Train as a Beauty Therapist and set up shop from home
Run your professional service from home, e.g. lawyer, accountant, doctor, health professional
Provide standardised legal documents over the internet such as Wills - see this great example.
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Teach classes on how make art objects
Teach cooking classes from home
Teach wine appreciation classes
Teach a foreign language
Tutor students one on one
Run an after-school care program
Run a school holiday care program
Set up a specialized tutoring programme you can share with others.
Here is a really good example of how a home business idea using existing skills and knowledge can turn into a
really successful small business franchise.
Teach people how to swim - you may have already seen private Swim Schools at private homes. These can be very successful. We have one in our local community that is extremely popular with parents and children. And we have friends in another part of the country who have successfully taught swimming, aquarobics etc from home for many years. Here is a great website resource about
teaching people to swim.
Hire out party equipment such as spit roast machines, marquees, lights, sound equipment etc etc
Hire out holiday equipment such as tents, caravans, hiking gear, camping gear etc etc
Please make sure you are aware of the necessary rules for your district and country.
REPAIRS AND RESTORATION
Small appliance repair
Small machinery repair, such as lawn mowers, weedeaters, hedge trimmers, chainsaws
Sharpening tools such as spades, hedge clippers, scythes, spades, shovels
Teach people to sew
Make and / or adjust curtains or fabric blinds
Accountant / Book Keeping
Stock Broker - Trade Shares online
Currency Trader - Trade Foreign Currency online
MORE IDEASSet up an organic goods co-operative in your local neighborhood
Cut and sell firewood
Sell baking, preserves, special foods that are home made
Stock agent - buying and selling livestock
Technical Writer - medical, textbooks etc
Importer / Distributor
Writer / Journalist
Plus all the other ideas we have put together in more detail on this site.
Share Your Home Business Ideas or Story
If you have more information to share
on these home business ideas or some of your own stories...
we would love to hear from you!
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