10 businesses you can start at home

Are you fed up of working for an employer, and for a salary? Have you been toying with the idea of starting your own business? Read on to know what your options are.

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Have you been toying with the idea of starting your own business? Read on to know what your options are.

1. Marketing Consultancy

If you have served for several years in a particular industry, and have acquired the know-how that it takes to become an expert in the field, why not consider the role of a marketing consultant? You could start your business by offering your services to known customers, and expand the base as the business grows.

2. Web-Based Business

If the world of the World Wide Web is your abode, starting up a business as a web designer or developer is not a bad idea. The set-up costs would include investment in computer systems, and the word is ‘go’ from there on!

3. Photography

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If photography has been an interest area all your life, why not turn this hobby into a business? All you need is the right equipment and the right digital tools to set ball rolling. What’s more, you could even opt for video photography to enhance the scope of work.

4. Online Trading

If you feel that the rise and fall in the stock market is the main cause of the fluctuations that happen in your heart, your soul lies in the share market. You can operate a business right from the comfort of your home as you offer consulting as well as trading services to your clients.

5. Real Estate

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Property rates rising and falling make many consumers seek the advice and assistance of brokers or agents. If you have an interest in the field, you could take up real estate consultancy or brokering as an option to set up your business from home.

6. Automotive Parts

So, are you a car enthusiast and never imagined that you could turn your passion into a business idea? Well, here it is. You can tie up with manufacturers of parts and build a client base that requires them, but does not know how to contact the makers directly.

7. Pet Care

Animal lovers need not fret, for there are various options for them to start a business from home too. You could associate with a veterinarian hospital to know what products to purchase and hire one or two young helpers who love animals too.

8. Wedding Planning

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While considered a female domain, scope for men to enter the industry is enormous too. However, you need to have the knack and organisational skills required for this job. You also need to have a good relationship with caterers, interior decorators, florists, hotels and various other service providers.

9. Food Catering

Did you think that cooking was just something that a homemaker had to do? Wrong! You can make a profession out of it, too! And that too right from your own home! All it requires is acquiring the right resources, gauging the tastes of your potential clientele, and of course, being a food-lover!

10. Gardening

Now this does not mean you mow the lawns and water the plants in the houses of other people. This implies establishing your own set-up or nursery, wherein you can not only house plants and flowers of all kinds, but also provide equipment, training and consultancy to avid garden-growers.

Starting your own business, that too from home, may not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, cautious planning can help you turn a venture into a huge success. Make sure you know what your area of interest is!

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