There are loads of ways to make money from working at home, whether it’s full time or on the side. There is something for everyone but sometimes people struggle to come up with home business ideas to turn their skills into money, right from the comfort of their own home, or without the need to rent any office space!

If this sounds like you then below are a tonne of ideas in order to help you to find something that works for you. Most of these will involve you going completely on your own and starting your own business. Some, such as the customer service positions involve working for companies at home, choosing your own hours.

With some of these you will need qualifications, if you have them great! If not then it’s never too late to get them. Others are trades where you can learn from others. Use this list to see what interests you the most or to help you come up with an awesome small business idea.

We’ll look at 5 home business ideas in detail and list another 120 for you to look through. There’s definitely a home business idea here that suits you!

120 Home Business Ideas You Can Start On Your Own

1) Teach Online Courses

Learning Online is growing at a staggering pace as more and more people turn to a solution that allows them to learn at their own pace, from the comfort of their own home. Everyone is skilled in an area enough that they can pass that knowledge on, and their is always an audience willing to learn your specific skill. Think about it, there is probably several area’s where you can pass on your skill set – even if it’s not at a complete level, many people like to take an introductory course to see if it’s an area that they would like to delve into a little bit more.

So, how does one teach online? Well there are a couple of ways in which you can do this. You can create your own website and allow people to sign up to the course from there, or you can create your course and add it to specific online learning market places, such as Udemy. You can also do both, and that’s what we recommend to get maximum exposure to your course, increase your sign ups and maximise your revenue!

You’ll need to know what exactly goes into a course, how to present it, how to market it and how to price it so that your end product is as attractive as possible. For more information on creating Online Courses, we’ve reviewed this ‘Teach Online Courses‘ from Udemy which is an excellent guide covering everything you need to know about creating courses that people want to take. If you’ve been drawn to teaching and want a business that sells even when you’re sleeping, this could be the home based business for you!

2) Create a Craft Beer

Are you a bit of a ‘Beer Connisseur’? Do you find yourself sampling your local beer and thinking “This could be improved if they only… ” Or “If only that was a little bit smoother…” etc. You get the drift. Craft Brewers are on the rise and this is due to a number of reasons. For one, people are more conscious of what they’re putting into their bodies and mass-produced food and drink is becoming increasingly associated with cheap ingredients that aren’t necessarily in your best interest to be consuming. Add the fact that people’s tastes are expanding rapidly and pubs are offering a wider range of ‘Craft Beers’ to cater to this, and the craft beer market seems like an interesting area to get into right now.

It’s actually not that hard to get into and you’ll dedicate the start of your journey into experimenting and finding your own taste, (Bottom’s Up!). You’ll need to know the difference between your Lagers, Beers and Ales, and what ingredients go into which; how they are brewed, what brewing equipment to use and the process that goes into that.

If you have a passion for craft beers and always fancied your chances at making a fantastic beer then check out the ‘Ultimate Craft Beer Course‘. This course will bring you through everything you need to know about being a craft brewer and potentially turning your new found hobby, into a profitable business.

3) Create Exciting Mobile AppsTop 5 Home Business Ideas for 2016

Be honest. How much time do you spend on your phone on a daily basis? Probably more than you care to admit, right? There’s no denying it, we are a culture completely reliant on our smart phones. However, once we accept that fact then we can also start to explore the possibility of turning this reliance into a profitable home business. There are so many apps and games that haven’t been developed yet and if you have a great idea then why not turn it into the latest top selling app on the apple store?

Now, you’ll need to have an interest in Tech and know your way around a computer, but you don’t need a background in coding to be able to exploit this area. The ‘Complete iOS and Swift Course‘ Will bring you from being an absolute beginner to an app developer in just 6 weeks! This course will teach you how to build clones of Snapchat and Instagram in order to teach you how to build your very own advanced apps and games using web content, animation and geolocation. It is perfect for anyone who wants to build an app, learn how to code, or make a career / side income from app development.

4) Become a Super Affiliate!

Ecommerce is massive and only getting bigger. Think about what you’ve bought online this year alone; It’s almost guaranteed that you’ve spent more this year online than you did last year, and online shopping is only going to continue growing! However, when we start thinking about actually stocking products or processing payments, that’s where things start to get a little tricky. But what if there was a solution that paid out every time someone bought something you advertised, but didn’t involve any of the huge costs associated with purchasing large amounts of stock, or the responsibility of storing peoples payment information…

There is, and it’s called Affiliate Marketing. Affiliates recommend products for people to purchase while getting a slice of commission and avoiding any of the risk. One of the biggest Affiliate networks in the world is provided by Amazon and it’s easy to see why so many affiliates have so much success selling on behalf of this brand. For one, it’s one of the biggest and most trusted brands in the world, it sells pretty much anything you can think of, and there’s no issue with them not paying out to Affiliates – They actively try to help you maximise the amount you sell and implement a tiered commission structure where the more you sell, the higher amount of commission you make!

So, how do you get started? There are a number of ways in which people make a lot of money with Amazon. They host review sites, advertise on blogs, create mini-stores… the list goes on and on! It can be a little overwhelming but if you’re willing to put in the time there is a lot of money to be made! ‘Amazon Selling Secrets‘ is the best guide we’ve seen on this topic from helping you set up the best type of referral site, to growing traffic and increasing conversions. Check it out now if the potential to earn money even when you’re not at your computer is the business model you want to pursue!

5) Create Amazing Websites

Last but definitely not least, is creating a business around Web Development. This is an incredibly useful skill to have, whether you want to start a home based business, building high quality websites for other people, or really for any home based business you can think of. Look at the other home business ideas above for example, they can all be boosted by knowing how to create a website. You can promote your craft beer by building a branded website, advertise your apps and create troubleshooting manuals hosted on a website, sell affiliate products through your website and so on…

All the courses above will bring you through setting up the specific sites that you need in that particular area, but never discount the benefit of having an all round coding knowledge. Whatever reason you have for creating websites, be they for yourself or for others, you won’t find a better learning tool than the ‘Complete Web Developer Course‘.

Once you begin the complete web developer course, you’ll start by covering the basics; learning web technologies such as HTML, CSS & Javascript. You’ll then move onto more advanced technologies such as iQuery PHP, MySQL and Twitter Bootstrap. You’ll be a web development ninja! You’ll also increase the chances of turning your home business ideas into a success as you adapt and change to what your customers are demanding!

There you have it, they are our top 5 Home Business Ideas in detail – the ones we believe have the possibility for the greatest success!

If you’re sick of the rat race and want to depend only on yourself for your income, then think seriously about starting one of the above ideas. It takes time and hard work but there are massive rewards available for the people that stick with it. Even better is the fact that these can be started on the side, by putting as much or as little into it as you have available but not sacrificing the current income that you have. Whatever you choose, give it your all and watch you life turn around as you turn your passion into a profitable business!

If you’re not sure about them, then here’s 120 home business ideas you can turn into a successful venture!

120 Home Business Ideas

  1. Content Writing
  2. Affiliate Marketing
  3. Blogging
  4. Housesitting
  5. Licensed Childminder
  6. Accountant
  7. Trading
  8. Writing Resumes
  9. Computer Repairs
  10. Ebay Seller
  11. Etsy Shop
  12. Copywriter
  13. Editor
  14. Sales Rep
  15. Business Development
  16. Customer Service
  17. Recruiter
  18. Book Writing
  19. Ghost Writing
  20. Event Planner
  21. Financial Planner
  22. Antiques Expert
  23. Ecommerce Store
  24. Masseuse
  25. Feng Shui Expert
  26. Jewelry Maker
  27. Personal Trainer
  28. Travel Consultant
  29. Property Manager
  30. Cleaner
  31. Upholsterer
  32. Leather Worker
  33. Tax Professional
  34. Wedding Planner
  35. Graphic Designer
  36. Wen Developer
  37. Infographic Designer
  38. Game Designer
  39. App Developer
  40. Online Marketer
  41. Landscaper
  42. Hairstylist
  43. Van Moving Service
  44. Delivery Service
  45. Carpet Cleaning
  46. Bed & Breakfast
  47. Pet Sitter
  48. Pet Obedience Trainer
  49. Artist
  50. Bookkeeper
  51. Business Plan Writer
  52. Career Coach
  53. Life Coach
  54. Nutritionist
  55. Baker
  56. Organic Food Seller
  57. Franchise
  58. Direct Sales
  59. Business Consultant
  60. Genealogy Researcher
  61. Gift Basket Business
  62. Image Consultant
  63. IT Consultant
  64. Marketing Consultant
  65. Interior Designer
  66. Menu Planner
  67. Online Teacher – Create Courses
  68. Press Release Writer
  69. PR consultant
  70. Tailor
  71. Photographer
  72. Virtual Assistant
  73. Car Valeting
  74. Pet Grooming
  75. Catering
  76. Data Entry
  77. DJ
  78. Flower Arranging
  79. Handyman 
  80. Leaflet Distributing
  81. Market Research
  82. Voice Over Acting
  83. Musician
  84. Online Surveys
  85. Personal Shopper
  86. Scrapbook Making
  87. Translator
  88. Food Cart
  89. Presentation Maker
  90. Speech Writer
  91. Mystery Shopper
  92. Grafitti Removal
  93. Swimming Pool Maintenance
  94. Website Flipping
  95. IT Security consultant
  96. Videographer
  97. Local Tour Guide
  98. Home Stager
  99. Installation of Home Technology Systems
  100. Packing/Unpacking Services
  101. Birth Doula
  102. Beauty Technician
  103. Chocolatier
  104. Vending Machine Operator
  105. Bouncy Castle For Hire
  106. Party Planner
  107. Music Lessons
  108. Sign Writer
  109. Mural Painter
  110. Logo Designer
  111. Auto Detailing
  112. Public Speaker
  113. Tutor
  114. Painter & Decorator
  115. Chimney Sweep
  116. Locksmith
  117. Pest Control
  118. Wall Papering
  119. Window Cleaner
  120. Wine Consultant

Finally, as a bonus, here are 50 home business ideas in more detail. Good Luck!

 

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