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Be Your Own Boss: 5 Home-Based Business Ideas To Consider

By Roy Emerson

Gone are the days when working from home meant that you were a housewife with a business on the side to augment household finances, or you were a telemarketer for a foreign company looking to save on operational costs.

Based on information on the It-Rate.co blog, these days, more and more people are choosing to work and establish their empire at home. And why wouldn’t they? They could avoid many of the hassles of the traditional corporate scene, plus, they could do more with their time, as they wouldn’t need to allocate time for travel to and from work.

There truly is a multitude of advantages of working from home, and if you’re encouraged to start your own business and be your own boss by these advantages, you’ll be glad to know that aside from enjoying the advantages of going home-based, there are plenty of business ideas to try as well. So, if you’re still unsure about the sort of business that you can start at home, here are five home based business ideas that may help you decide.


This is ideal if you studied culinary arts or you simply love to cook (and are good at it). Food is something that people always need. However, to easily generate business, make sure that you find a niche by providing specialized services such as cute bento box meals for children, or an all-healthy menu. Likewise, figure out your delivery system and who will be helping you out. Be aware that you might need to obtain a food handler certificate, which is required by some states in order to operate your business safely and smoothly.

Direct Selling

This is one of the easiest home based business opportunities ever because there are direct-selling companies out there that already have an established set-up for “partners.” But to be really successful with this, it’s imperative to find a company with products that really interest you, since your job will be to pitch their products to people.

If you’re looking for a unique home-based business opportunity, you might consider tapping into the growing market for personalized accessories. You could start a venture where you sell custom phone cases, allowing customers to express their individuality through their favorite designs.

Freelance Make-Up Artist

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Tiffany D. or Mally Roncal? Invest in professional make-up products and tools and offer your services to your community. Cover weddings, proms, fashion shoots, etc. You can even boost income by setting up a YouTube channel to show off your skills, and creating a blog.

Herb Gardening

This is such a trendy business because there’s great demand for fresh herbs. If you have a green thumb, you can grow pots of herbs and supply them to local restaurants and restaurants. Likewise, you can join weekend farmers’ markets and develop other products using your herbs such as rosemary salt, lavender soaps, herb-infused oils, and others.

Online Boutique

If you’re into fashion and you can easily identify a good style product when you see one, or you have a knack for designing clothes and can even make them, you can set up a shop online and effectively promote it on social media.

There are still so many easy business ideas to try at home. But to ensure big income and growth for the business you choose, apply these important home business tips: Prioritize, manage time wisely, get the help you need, grow your knowledge about your business, create your own office hours, and make the business official.

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Roy Emerson is a technology enthusiast, a loving father of twins, a programmer in a custom software company. Greedy reader and gardener.

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By Dylan Rodgers

Dylan is the Digital Demand Generation Manager for Webroot. He's a science-minded person with a passion for storytelling, content strategy, and digital marketing.

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