What businesses can you start from home?


Are you thinking of getting out of your nine-to-five job and becoming an entrepreneur? Maybe you already have some small business ideas, under your sleeve. Perhaps, you have the passion too, to keep you motivated as you take off on your journey.

And, since the world has been locked down, we have had to restrict ourselves within the four walls at home. Now it looks like working from home may prove to be rewarding and fun too. Specially since social distancing has become a necessity, and WFH is the new normal, people are content to stay at home and work. And, if you have ideas of stepping into entrepreneurship, you can do that now. Fortunately, there are many home business ideas that you can look at seriously. .

How do you decide – what is the best home business to start? Choose the best home business that meets the requirements on your priority list. So, get down to make a list of the factors important to you, such as – interesting work you have a passion for or something attached to your skill and experience; a good income; a flexible schedule; independence; work-life balance; low startup costs and so on.

Here are some tips on some business ideas that may appeal to you:

Become a Tutor: Whether math whiz, good in English, Science or any another subjects taught at school – there are always people out there, who need a little help and is willing to pay for it. So, make it known – advertise your services.  Since the world has gone digital, you can operate online classes. Spread the word and build a customer base, and you’re on!

Teach Music: Entrepreneurs with musical talent can start a home-based business as a music teacher. Earlier you could have opened up your home to students or music lovers, who want to learn an instrument or take voice lessons. Now that they cannot come to your home, you can have online classes; you can use video conferencing technology such as Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom, and hold online teaching sessions from home to students anywhere.

Dance your way to success: If you have a background in dance you can offer dance classes from home. Become a dance instructor. With this business idea you get started by setting up a studio in your home and you can offer dance instruction virtually through video courses. Do the administrative work in your home. This will be in sync with the current trend of the post-pandemic teaching pattern that has emerged.

If you are sold on fitness: For fitness-loving entrepreneurs, an idea of becoming a personal trainer is great. Offer training sessions to clients out of your home.  No travelling to clients’ homes or renting space for conducting your sessions. Become enterprising and take your business online. You can provide training and fitness courses virtually. As soon as you get a few happy clients, your home business will grow through word-of-mouth too.

Bake and make it your bread-earner: Some people find baking really rewarding and it is a lot of fun too. As a baker, you can buy some equipment and set up a commercial kitchen at home. You can prepare a variety and sell baked goods to local shops or businesses. You can also set up a digital store to sell products online. Or you can run baking lessons online too.

Set up your business In Regional India too

In India there is a strong urban and rural divide. It is a known fact that India still has maximum percentage of its population settled in the villages. And, villages have their own infrastructure, which is vastly different from the urban areas. It is a fact that different businesses require a special set of infrastructure and each sector has its own varying needs. But, this certainly does not mean that there are no business opportunities in rural areas.

There are a number of business opportunities in rural areas as well. Of course, first what comes to mind are businesses which related to rural areas like agriculture-related business. If you are located in one of the rural areas and dream of having a business of your own then, here are some business ideas to help you:

Production of organic produce Drinking water supply
Poultry farm Retail shops
Fishery Flour mill
Milk centre Threshing machine
Selling fertilizers (wholesale) Oil mill

So, there are a host of small businesses which you can start in your village. Depending on the amount of capital you have, you can make a decision on your business. It goes without saying that you will have to study your competition and market before starting any business. What are you waiting for? Go for it!!

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