Home Based Business Ideas

thumbs125x125These days, tens of thousands of people around the world are looking at starting a home based business. In today’s shifting economy, it’s not at all unusual to go through multiple career changes. After a few layoffs, a little downsizing, or just putting up with interoffice politics, folks start considering making a career move to some sort of home based business. The good news is that starting a home based business is within reach of pretty much anyone who is willing to take a little bit of a risk and do some hard work.

There is no shortage of businesses one can start from home with very minimal startup expense. By minimal, I mean that you could potentially start a business for a few dollars, a few hundred dollars, maybe even free. The key is to first find something that people are looking for and then find a way to provide that to them. This might be a product or service based business.

You might be thinking of a business that provides much needed services such as being an account or book keeper.

Do you have a passion for travel? Showing people how to save money on family vacations, business trips, etc… can be a solid way to add some extra income.¬†To learn more about some of the travel opportunities, check out Travel Opportunities listings.

Maybe some sort of repair shop such as bicycle or computer repair.

Maybe you enjoy showing folks how to lose weight or get in better shape. For more information on this, check out our Weight Loss listings or Health and Fitness.

If you live near a lake, maybe some sort of boat cleaning service is a possibility.

Do you have business start-up experience? Maybe you can help other business people develop a business plan.

Beverages are always in demand from juices to energy drinks, coffee, tea, and more. To learn more about opportunities in the beverage industry, check out the Beverage Opportunities listings.


House cleaning is always an in-demand service. Personally, I love a clean house. On the other hand, I hate cleaning. So I have someone come by once a week and do a good detail clean. It’s money well spent and I like knowing that I am helping support a local business and family in the process.

eBay is always a good option for a home based business.

Are you a good writer with solid grammar? Maybe you can start offering editorial service such as copy editing, proofreading, writing ad copy, ghost writing, etc…

Maybe you already have your own home based business and you are looking for ways to grow that business. You may want to check out our Business Tools listings for information on advertising, email marketing, and more.

About The Author:


Brian Rooney is a home based business professional since the year 2000. He enjoys playing bass in the Houston area and teaching people around the world how to build their own home based businesses.

Find him online at http://iambrianrooney.com/