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Working from home sounds like a dream come true for many, and it’s easy to understand the appeal. Set your own hours, choose your work, and build a business around your family life and other commitments. If you’re looking for a business idea you can do from home, you’re in luck. With modern technology and a growing market of ‘solopreneurs’ and freelancers, working from home is easier than ever. Plus, businesses and individuals are now starting to take freelancers a lot more seriously!

Selling products online

If you think you need a vast warehouse to launch an eCommerce business, think again. Many people who sell stock or their own products do so on a small scale to begin with, storing everything in their home or even renting out storage space. It’s much cheaper than renting offices and warehouses and is manageable for small businesses.

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The business world has changed a great deal over the past couple of decades. You can launch an eCommerce brand with just one person, a website and a place to store stock.

Wedding planning

Think wedding or travel planning – two of the most stressful things people do in their lives. People will pay big money for someone to plan their wedding or travels, and the best thing is that you can work from home and simply visit your clients when necessary.


Do you have some valuable knowledge you could give someone else? Tutoring has a lot of potential. You could go into primary or secondary school private tuition for children, or help people with university. Alternatively, if you have a specialised skill, you could go into music tuition, language tuition or train people in whatever other skills you’ve developed over your career.

Dog training or walking

If you love dogs, then perhaps dog walking, training or grooming is an option for you. It’s relatively quick and easy to set up, and it’s a way of working from home, without sitting indoors all day. Your major expense is probably going to be dog treats though!

These business ideas are mostly cheap to set up and can be kept small until you’re ready to expand. Just make sure you’ve got your accounts and bookkeeping well looked after. If you need help with your accounts, you can get a free quote from The Accountancy Partnership.

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Christopher Jones

Forensics graduate-turned copywriter and blogger. I love turning complex topics into easy to understand, yet engaging pieces of content.

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