There are hundreds of home business that can be started in your spare-time. A hobby can be transformed into a money making venture that become a thriving business.
Here are ten ways to make money at home. These are business that do not require a lot of money to get started. Most of them can be started for $500 or less.
Bed and Breakfast – If you have extra bedrooms you can easily turn them into a bed and breakfast. The concept is simple — you supply guests, usually travelers, to spend the night in your home and you prepare a nice breakfast for them in the morning. A room with a bathroom is best for your guests and a few extras would be great. You may have to check zoning laws in your area.
Business Plan Writer – If you are going to start a business, you need a business plan in order to get funding for start-up costs. The problem is most people do not have any idea how to write the business plan. You can write a formal business plan that is to be presented to banks and other lending institutions. You can base your fee according to the number of pages of the plan.
Bookkeeping – Someone who is good with numbers and details would do great as a bookkeeper. You can also take classes to learn more about the business of bookkeeping and buy booking software to help you. You can offer bookkeeping and accounting to small businesses around your area.
Cakes and Pastries – Everyone loves homemade cakes, pies and pastries. You can sell your delicious baked goods to restaurants in your city or at flea markets, special events, at weddings, parties and almost everywhere.
Calligrapher – The beautiful art of calligraphy can be used by almost every businesses in their advertisements, party invitations, logos and other communications. Wedding invitations, party invitations, graduations, signs, flyers… all can use calligraphy.
Candle Maker – Candles bought in store are very expensive. You can make candles to be sold at craft shows, flea markets, wholesale to stores and boutiques. Scented candles are popular with the public and they sell well.
Commercial Cleaning Service – A cleaning business can be started with just a few cleaning supplies. Place your flyers at grocery store, laundromats and in the newspaper and you will soon have more than enough customers. After a while you can hire others to do the work for you and you can take care of the finances and relax.
Computer Classes – There a high demand for someone to teach others how to use the computer. You can place ads and tell others about your classes. You need a place to teach and you need a computer or or more.
Computer Repair – People are always looking for someone to repair their computer. With computers in over 50% of homes, this is a lucrative business for you if you understand the inner workings of a computer.
Concierge Service – If you like dealing with people and you like to organize – starting a concierge business is for you. Talk to business, churches, banks and any group or organization in and around your community to you let them know about you new business. Give business cards and promotional information to everyone with a list of your services. You can book flights, put together parties, buy tickets, shop for birthday presents…
All of the business listed above are fairly easy to start. There is information online and at the local library that give needed information about permits, zoning laws and other requirements to start a home business in your area.