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11 Business Ideas You Can Begin at Home

Miriam loves sharing information about alternative sources of gaining income. Life can be messy without sufficient finances.

Business Ideas to Start at Home


Foreign language

Learning a foreign language, such as French, Italian, and English, are examples of learning languages. The foreign language is taught to the people who are interested in learning. People interested in learning purchase the course online. Learning a foreign language can help you generate money in seven ways, namely;

  • Doing podcast
  • Tutoring the foreign language
  • Write a kindle book in a foreign language
  • Translating the foreign language
  • Writing a blog in a foreign language or blogging about the foreign language
  • Become a bilingual tour guide
  • Start a YouTube channel to teach the language.


Gardening is another type of business to begin at home. People like flowers and keeping their gardens clean. The following are gardening services to offer;

  • Begin a floral shop
  • Farm herbs to sell
  • Provide gardening and landscaping services
  • Farm fruits and vegetables to sell
  • Begin a garden blogging
  • Start a floral photography
  • Begin a lawn service
  • Start a YouTube channel about florals
  • Write a kindle book about gardening
  • Create a course about gardening and landscaping


Having accounting and finance skills help make money at home. People struggle to balance their books of accounts for their businesses. Keeping track of every transaction and recording is a challenge. Accounting skills help businesses, and people prepare financial statements. The following are services to offer;

  • Offer bookkeeping services
  • Help file tax returns
  • Analyze books of accounts for a fee.
  • Create an accounting course
  • Teach accounting software
  • Start a financial podcast
  • Begin an accounting blog
  • Start a YouTube to teach accounting
  • Teach forex trading
  • Teach and analyze statistics


Fashion is an expression demonstrated through clothes, accessories, and other arts and crafts work—choosing a specialization of fashion help one concentrate on a niche. Creativity is required to make unique custom-made products.

  • Start a tailoring business.
  • Start an online business.
  • Tutor tailoring.
  • Become a jewelry designer
  • Start a laundry business
  • Write a kindle book on tailoring and jewelry
  • Start a T-shirt business of printing logos
  • Start a fashion blog


A designer is a person who has the skills to create a new appearance for a person, a house, or any other setting to give it an attractive look. A designer creates patterns used to transform a product.

  • Begin a graphic design business
  • Start a web design
  • Design book covers
  • Design book interior
  • Design logos
  • Design greeting cards
  • Start interior design
  • Design gift basket service

Cooking and baking business

Cooking and baking business

Cooking and baking are the art of combining ingredients to form a recipe. Unique recipes attract customers. The following are some of the cooking and baking services;

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  • Teach baking at home
  • Bake and sell bakery products
  • Prepare and sell juices
  • Start a blog on cooking and baking
  • Write a kindle book on favorite recipes
  • Run a snack shop
  • Cook special diets to sell
  • Make yogurt and sell
  • Make candy and sell
  • Teach cake decoration
  • Make cocktails and organize dinner
  • Become event manager


Beauty is the transformation of personal appearance using make-up and accessories. Choosing a niche help to specialize in the right field. Below are a number of specializations;

  • Become a make-up artist
  • Provide massage service
  • Make hair at a fee
  • Provide eyebrow service
  • Provide nail services
  • Provide facial treatment
  • Become a skincare specialist
  • Give aromatherapy service
  • Make candles to sell
  • Make special soaps
  • Create essential oils
  • Start a YouTube channel about beauty
  • Write a kindle book about beauty
  • Start a beauty podcast

Administrative work

Administrative work is the day-to-day work in an office or business. Business and sole proprietors are always looking for administrative services. Below is the administrative work you can provide to clients;

  • Start a data entry services
  • Edit work and be paid
  • Provide transcription services
  • Provide proofreading services
  • Provide online research services
  • Create an administrative online course
  • Write e-books on any or all administrative work

Your home

Use your home to make money. If you have a big home with free rooms, rent those rooms or put a business in the rooms. Use your compound to host parties and other events.

  • Provide daycare service in your home
  • Rent extra rooms, not in use
  • Rent part of a backyard if the compound is large
  • Start a cooking business in your home and sell
  • Start a pet business


Providing service to kids is one of the lucrative businesses. Start a children's business in your home if you have accessible rooms. Decorate them and equip them with the necessary equipment suiting the needs of children. The following are ideas on how you can use your home to start a business for kids;

  • Start homeschooling for kids
  • Teach kids simple crafts
  • Teach children sports
  • Create fun fairs for kids


Marketing skills help create awareness of products and services. Identify businesses and provide the marketing services available below;

  • Begin a YouTube marketing
  • Start a Pinterest marketing
  • Provide Facebook advertisements
  • Provide google AdWords service
  • Create fliers for a fee
  • Become a social media manager
  • Provide market analysis service
  • Run opinion polls service
  • Provide statistical analysis


Choose a business which suits you and begin earning at home.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Miriam Syombua Mutisya

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