Having a home business is a dream for many. However, there seem to be many scammy/spammy home businesses out there, which can negatively impact those who do have a home business. Because of all of these scams, many believe that a home business cannot actually make money and that it is not possible.
Freelancing is possible, and there are many things that you can do.
Below is a list of possible home businesses. These are legitimate possibilities, but in some cases you may need to consult a lawyer to make sure that you are providing a law-abiding service to your clients (such as an in-home daycare, in which you may need licensing).
A home daycare may be on your mind for your future home business. And, if you already have children, then there are more positives because you won’t have to find someone to watch your own children as well.
A home daycare can be a lot of work though. You want to make sure that your home is safe and that you are properly equipped to take on children. If you are the only one watching the children, you probably don’t want 20 of them in your home. You need to be realistic with what you can take on, as these are HUMANS of course.
Rent out rooms in your home.
In some areas of the country, there may a big demand for rentals. A bed and breakfast may fit your home perfectly, or maybe you want to try Airbnb and list a room out on their website. You never know, if you are in a high demand area, you might be able to demand $200 or even $500 a night for your spare room!
Some cities do not allow you to rent out a room in your home unless you have certain licensing, so you should definitely look further into that.
Baking and selling goods.
Do you have what it takes to be a good baker, and sell what you make? There are some successful bakers out there who are able to make a decent living selling what they make. Be creative and see what works best for you!
There are many different types of things that you can do. You can be a wedding cake baker, cupcake maker, cooker creator and so on.
We talk about blogging a lot on this blog. There are many positives, such as blogging being a low-cost start-up. However, not everyone makes money blogging, and it may take a little bit (or even a long time) before you make any money.
Do you have a home business? What tips do you have?