Working from home in 2020 can be rewarding and fun. At a time when social distancing may be important, more people than ever are glad to stay at home for work. Luckily, there are many home business ideas to spark your thinking.
1. Web Designer
Start a business designing new websites or updating existing websites. Work with clients to add your aesthetic and design expertise to their websites. Some web designers use website builder tools such as WordPress or Wix. Others code from scratch and use graphic design tools. Making money from a new business in web design is easy due to the low costs.
2. Facebook Page Designer
You also can use your design expertise to work with clients to improve their Facebook pages. This is yet another opportunity for a graphic designer to be part of a growth industry. It is also a way to earn income while working from home.
3. Home Daycare Business
Do you enjoy working with kids? Start a daycare business where you take care of children in your own home. Be sure to make your home safe. Caring for children is a big responsibility. A daycare service is a business requiring good communication with parents. You also need credentials to meet any licensing requirements.
4. Vintage Clothing Reseller
Vintage clothing is in vogue. Online platforms like eBay and Etsy make it easy to start a business selling vintage clothing — no experience required. How do you ensure a good inventory of supplies for this business? Simple. Shop for bargains online where consumers sell used items, such as Craigslist. Or scour thrift stores and attend house sales. You can even sell clothing products you already own. Research prices, and buy low and sell higher.
5. Music Teacher
Entrepreneurs with musical talent can start a home-based business as a music teacher. Open up your home to clients who want to learn an instrument or take voice lessons. Don’t want people coming to your home? Then use video conferencing technology such as Skype, Google Hangouts or Zoom, and hold online teaching sessions from home to students anywhere. In-person sessions are not required.
6. Party Planner
People often need help planning events, from birthdays to graduations. Do you enjoy making plans and working with people? Party planner may be an ideal job for home, although you may have to meet with clients at event locations occasionally. As a party planner you make sure that the events are memorable. This is a great home-based business idea for anyone who is detail oriented.
7. House Cleaning
Are you one of those unusual people who love cleaning? Or perhaps you are just good at it. A house cleaning service is a way to make money and over time gain financial independence. This business requires little except basic cleaning products and a service attitude.
8. Personal Trainer
Ideas like becoming a personal trainer are great for fitness-loving entrepreneurs. Offer training sessions to clients out of your home gym or workout room. Or travel to clients’ homes. Some enterprising personal trainers take their business online. They provide training and fitness courses virtually through video conferencing apps like Skype. Get a few happy clients and your home business will grow through word of mouth referrals.
9. YouTube Personality
There’s never a guarantee of making it big on YouTube. But becoming a YouTuber is still a great home-based business idea. Start by creating a variety of video content for the platform from your home. Run ads on your videos to earn revenue.