My last business post discussed the benefits of working from home and why it was time people jumped aboard this particular bandwagon. So, I thought today we could look at the types of businesses that you can run from the comfort of your home. Perhaps it would be easier to examine the businesses you can’t run from home. That might be a shorter list, to be honest. Still, there are classic options that new business entrepreneurs always gravitate towards.
Is a blog a business? You bet it is and if you don’t believe me just look at the Huffington Post. That started off as a blog and it’s now worth millions. You can find out more on http://www.businessinsider.com. Incredible, yet it’s fair to see that most blog owners don’t reach this point. If they did, life would be a lot better than it is.
Most blog owners are stuck at the point of earning a few thousand each month. But let’s not kid ourselves into thinking that there is anything wrong with that amount. Particularly if a) you love writing and b) you have something interesting to say. Your blog could reach great levels of success, and you could settle into a job that you love. I think that’s a win, win scenario right there.
Although, perhaps, the best fact about blogging is that you can write from absolutely anywhere. Sitting in your home office or curled up in bed, all you need to do is get typing.
Another possibility would be to sell products online and then ship them out to customers. To do this you just need to setup a site and these days, that’s remarkably easy. There are countless site builders that you can use that will walk you through every step. You can also then invest in a shopping platform. One of the most popular on the market right now is Shopify. It’s gained a strong reputation of being beneficial for the business owner and the customer.
Once you have a site up and running, you need to think about what you’re going to sell. The most obvious answer to this question would be wholesale goods. You can buy wholesale products online at low prices. You will then be able to sell them on at slightly higher prices to make an honest profit. Remember, if you are starting a shop, it’s worth combining the concept of this and a blog. A blog will attract customers to buy your products as long as the content is relevant.
Can you run a business like this from home? Of course! Your biggest problem is deliveries but you’ll find sites online that will provide supplies for packaging like http://www.postaltubeshop.com.
Finally, you can setup your home company to provide a service to other businesses. You can do this by either starting up work as a freelancer or as an outsourcing service. Either way you will be providing a specialized service. This could be anything from IT support to security. You’d be amazed by how many businesses are guarded by someone watching the premises on a display in their home study. It’s cheap for the business owner and a great, easy opportunity for you.