More and more of you want to take the step of creating a home business.
The tense job market, a poor balance between professional and personal life or even making it easier to set up a business at home are all reasons that make the leap!
The common point? In both cases you are independent. You work from home at your set times and be your own boss.
Without further ado, here are some creative home business ideas:
- Become a designer or artist (fashion, jewelry, painting, etc.)
Home-made, hand-made, unique and personalized items are on the rise. If you have a touch of creativity and above all a real interest in artistic creation, this may be the ideal home business creation project for you.
The possibilities are vast: photography, painting, music, video, sewing, carpentry, jewelry, ready-to-wear… Everything will depend on your abilities and your preferences!
This is probably a more complex home business idea without previous training or experience in the field that attracts you, but still possible in professional retraining for some of you.
- Open an online business
If you want to market a product (and why not the ones you create), opening an online business is an idea of starting a home business.
From a technical point of view, opening an online business is relatively simple and investment is limited in particular thanks to website creation software like Shopify to name the best known.
The main question to ask yourself is what you are going to sell.
Some sell their own products (crafts…)
Others develop and produce before selling online or simply call on suppliers or wholesalers.
Others finally try their hand at e-commerce at a lower risk, by selling the products in dropshipping (still with Shopify)
In any case, do not forget that creating your e-commerce site is only one step, it will then be necessary to attract people to it!
Note: Drop shipping consists of selling products on its site that are not in stock, which will then be sent to the customer directly by the supplier. Convenient to test its ability to bring prospects to its online sales site, but often requires large advertising investments (and limits the margins).
- Become a chef or caterer at home
Are you (very) good at cooking? Why not offer a home catering service!
Whether for receptions (weddings, baptisms, etc.) or festive occasions (birthdays, parties, etc.), it is not necessary to have a room open to the public to exercise the job of chef or caterer at home.
Investments are therefore relatively limited and this gives you great flexibility in your activity, even if you will probably have to spend evenings and weekends there!
- Home sports coach or yoga teacher
Sports coach, yoga teacher or any other physical / sports activity for that matter (for a while it was the Swedish gym!) Are on the rise.
The sports and wellness sector is a growing market, and you are increasingly deciding to combine passion and profession by choosing this kind of activity.
You will exercise most of the time at clients’ (or in a gym as a freelance), but it is not uncommon to see yoga studios at home!
A diploma or qualification is clearly recommended in order to attract your clientele. Word of mouth will then remain your best tool for developing your business.
- Caring for children at home
Having children looked after is often a headache for parents, whether in the evening or all day long when they are denied a place in a nursery.
By becoming a nanny at home, you have the opportunity to find families who will use your services. You can decide to welcome the children into your home (become a childminder) or to keep them at their home directly.
Note: approval is necessary for the care of children under 3 years of age.
- Become a writer (web)
Do you have a taste for writing and good general knowledge? Why not offer writing services?
With the rise of the internet, the content of websites (blogs, e-commerce sites, institutional sites, etc.) is very often written by professional writers.
From your home (or even anywhere else!), You can find your customers:
Either through general or specialized freelance platforms.
Or by canvassing depending on the areas that interest you.
To progress, there are many training courses. Some are free and others are chargeable, but the investment in time or money can pay for itself quickly.
The status of auto-entrepreneur is particularly suitable for this type of home business. This activity can also be exercised in addition to a salaried activity (to start for example).
Starting a personal business is the dream of many. However, this dream can become a reality without much investment, a little creativity and right from the comfort of your home. This will not only ensure your financial freedom but the ability to spend quality time with your loved ones.