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50 MORE Businesses You Can Run From Home






Let’s do it again! Hello, all. This is part 3 of a series of blogs I have been writing about different ways for us to create businesses from home. My last post was called “20 MORE Businesses You Can Run From Home”.  I can’t say this will be the last post, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to discover Unique opportunities.

So, I only have (after this post) 14 more business to introduce to make it too 100 home based business ideas. I’m sure I can do it, there are still many ideas I have not listed! As many fields we have available with regard to jobs, there are just as many opportunities to run a small business of your own.

Business ideas are usually created to fill a need or to introduce new products and services. When you think of running your own business it should not only be something you Will enjoy, but something that fills an immediate need for the consumer. I’ve listed resources for each business idea, Google is my Homie! Lol Please take your time looking through the list and feel free to pass it on to friends and family looking to start home businesses, or that want to work for themselves. 


Business Plan Service —Writing a business plan is not an easy feat. The potential for clients is high because even though most businesses need a business plan, that doesn’t mean they have the skill/knowledge to do so. Software and templates can help get you started. I would assume a BP writer would be a seasoned writer with a bit of experience. Resource: Entrpreneur, Enloop: A service to create a FREE business plan with limited info. Paid memberships available. Microsoft: BP software.  #1

Resume Writing Service  To be efficient at writing resumes one must know the art of word manipulation. Often a good resume calls for a creative mind, if that’s you this may be your opportunity. Chron: How To. Writer’s Marketing: How To. Top 10 Resume Writing Software: Capterra. Tools: Ladders, CDI.  #2

Ghost Writing/Indexing A ghost writer is a person who writes for someone else and stays in the background. Ghost writer’s names are not usually rendered in the credits. Freelance Writing –How To. Wiki How–How To in 7 steps. P.R. Newswire–Tools and resources. An index is a systematic arrangement of entries designed to enable users to locate information in a document. The process of creating an index is called indexing, and a person who does it is called an indexer. ASFI –Tools. Google — Marketing how to. Cilip–Tools.  #3

Property Manager — Management companies deal directly with prospects and tenants, saving you time and worry over marketing your rentals, collecting rent, handling maintenance and repair issues, responding to tenant complaints, and even pursuing evictions. Wiki How –How To: 3 ways to become a property manager. Study –How To. Sales Force -tools. Tenant Cloud –Tools for property mgrs and landlords.  #4

Desktop Publisher —Desktop publishers use computer software to design page layouts for newspapers, books, brochures, and other items that are printed or put online. They collect the text, graphics, and other materials they will need and format them into a finished product. Wiki How–How To. Owl Guru–Resource. Tuts Plus –Tips and resources. PC World–resource.  #5




Moving Service — Moving companies aid individuals and businesses in moving items from one place to another. Movers still make good money, the service will always be needed. Wiki How–How To. The Self Employed –Resource and How To. Movers Base –Mover software. Desk –Running a small business from a smartphone.  #6

Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning —You may choose to do one or both services, but both are potential money makers. Pretty self explanatory, you’d be cleaning carpets and or upholstery for individuals and businesses: you may choose to do either/or. Get Jobber –Cleaning business software. Clean Craft –A company that helps new business owners get their start in the industry. IICRC –List of resources for your business needs. Entrepreneur –How To.  #7

Grant Writing —Grant writing refers to the practice of completing an application process for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust. Such application processes are often referred to as either grant “proposals” or “submissions.” Grant Adviser –Freelance grant writing info. The Write Life -Breaking into grant writing. Study -How To. VUSOM –Resources and tools for grant writers.  #8

Mobile Spa Business —A Mobile Spa is one that gives massages, facials, wraps, and more on-the-go. Mobile Spas may also offer manicures, pedicures, and hair styling. Mobile Beauty Systems –Resources for beauty businesses. E-How –How To. Salon Builder –A resource for those wanting to open salons. Tools for successful online business. Capterra –Useful software.  #9

App Creator/Designer —With this option you may create apps for new businesses or only certain types of businesses. More and more companies are using and creating apps to create better experiences for their visitors/customers. Fliplet –Build and create apps. Fast Field Forms –Create apps. HongKiat –Starting your app business:tools and resources. Tech World –18 best mobile app development sites.  #10

Courier Service —A Courier company is one which delivers messages, packages and mail and is known for their speed, security, tracking service and specialisation.” A courier service was developed to offer a faster and more secure alternative to the usual mail service that had been the only delivery service for so long. Wiki How –3 ways to start a Courier service. Courier Pros –tools and resources. CLDA –tools and resources. CMS –tools and resources.  #11

Landscape Design —If you are an ‘Edward Scissor-Hands’ people need your services! Landscape designers are those that sculpt beautiful lawns, trees, and bushes. A landscape designer also places decorative items on the land for an attractive appearance to onlookers, such as colored gravel, or sculpted driveways: their work is not always just about planting. Chron –how to. E-How –how to. Ecology Artisans –tools and resources. Borst Landscape –50 Lanscape websites to glean ideas from.  #12

Franchising —The person who grants the licence is called a franchisor. The person who gets the licence to run a business is called the franchisee. The agreement means that the franchisee gets all the elements of the successful franchised business necessary to succeed. Franchise Directory, Entrepreneur –10 things franchise owners should know. How Stuff Works –How Franchising Works. Franchise Gator –Top Franchises of 2016.  #13

Extreme Couponing Instructor —More people are becoming interested in saving money on household and food items, especially since our goods seem to increase in price regularly. I believe that with the right person leading, this could be a lucrative idea for Couponing moms/families. Tough Nickel –teach a couponing class to earn or for fun. Krazy Coupon Lady –6 steps to teaching your own couponing class. Money Crashers –Extreme Couponing 101. TLC –resources.  #14

Sell Dog Clothing, Toys, and Accessories–A pet accessories business is a lucrative idea. People spoil their animals like they spoil their children, why not make some of that money? Shopify –Create your store online-resource. Chron –how to pet supply store. Tools– Pet Wholsaler, Digi Pets –Wholesaler with distributor possibility.  #15

Clean Out Foreclosed Homes —This option has to be quite lucrative. In my state I see ugly foreclosed homes everywhere and many times with trash running out of them to the street. There should be no problem locating homes in any state. Chron –how to. OCC –Fastest way to start your foreclosure cleaning business. Foreclosure Clean Up –getting started resources. Foreclosure Cleanup Network –Jackpot!!  Resource!  #16




Pet Groomer —A dog groomer works on a dog’s ears, fur, and nails to get the pet as clean and neat looking as possible. A groomer will use a variety of tools and techniques to groom dogs of all sizes and breeds. He or she usually begins by asking the client how they would like their dog groomed. Chron –how to. Entrepreneur –how to. Pet Edge –wholesale/pet grooming supplier. Groomer Ads –resource for finding pet grooming jobs and more.  #17

Ebook Writer —One could write for others who need material, or write for yourself about subjects you know about. Ebooks are books that can  be read online in digital format and-or downloaded or ordered through hard copy. Money Crashers –how to. Wiki How -how to. Selz –23 tools and resources to create and sell ebooks. Practical ECommerce –25 tools to publish your ebook.  #18

Drive for Uber/Lyft —Similar companies that offer freelancers a chance to earn money in their spare time or to create incomes. To qualify for Uber your vehicle must be no older than 2008, Lyft has a requirement of at least (2003?). Uber, Lyft.  #19

Direct Sales —If you are a good sales person, or if throwing home parties to get people to buy your wares sounds good this is for you. There are endless companies that look for distributors in different specialties. MMM –List of Direct Sales Companies. Home Party Planning Network.  #20

Language Instructor–If you know a language that is in demand, it may be a good option to start your own language instruction business. Teaching Certification –Tools and resources. Shmoop –resource. Free Make –200+ resources for teachers. GDC –50 technology education tools educators should know about.  Tesl –tools.  #21

Online News Correspondent — Most often news correspondents have years of schooling behind them and portfolios that prove their ability in the past. The Internet has created opportunities to start in fields that were previously blocked from us: YouTube and other channels have changed that. Articulate Marketing –tools. Poynter –6 tips for getting journalism gigs. Study –Become a freelance writer. TWAHW –tips.  #22

Stock Photography —Stock photography is the supply of photographs, which are often licensed for specific uses. It is used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments instead of hiring a photographer, often for a lower cost. Today, stock images can be presented in searchable online databases. They can be purchased and delivered online. Penny Horder –beginner’s guide to selling stock photography. SPA –Tips and advice. iStock –become a contributor.  #23

Popup Shop —-Pop-up retail, also known as pop-up store (pop-up shop in the UK, Australia and Ireland) or flash retailing, is a trend of opening short-term sales spaces in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Shopify –resource. Shoppin Pal –resource. Store Envy — how to. Small Trendz — how to use pop up shops to build your business.  #24

Chore/Errand Service —With this option you can start your business by asking friends and neighbors what services they need done. I love my older folk, do I would go with a service that helps the elderly. Recently, there has been an upswing in outsourcing chore/errand services, this option may be quite lucrative. Chron –how to. SES –how to. Do My stuff, taskrabbit.  #25

Snow Plowing/Lawn Care Service —This is a lucrative business that can be run year ’round. Individuals and businesses will always need their grass mowed or heaps of snow plowed from driveways and parking lots. Plowz and Mowz.  #26

Window Cleaning Service –I can imagine businesses still need to have clean windows. It could be a lucrative venture depending on your advertising methods. Chron -how to. Window Academy –how to. Shop –resources. Webstaurant -tools.  #27





Online Store —There are many options here. One could go with a passion or interest, or choose to fill a need to attract new customers. I like this option because you do not have to house your own inventory. Shopify, PaySimple, Volusion, Store Envy.  #28

 Content Creator —Content creation is the contribution of information to any media and most especially to digital media for an end-user/audience in specific contexts. Top Rank Blog –resource. IMA –resource. Resources; YouTube, Media Shower.  #29

Paralegal —A paralegal is an individual, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency, or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.(Wikipedia) PA –7 steps to start your own paralegal business. Paralegal Association-– tips and resources. Chron –tips. Criminal Justice Degrees –top 25 Paralegal blogs.  #30

Personal Portrait Painter/Caricature Artist —A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. A caricature is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way through sketching, pencil strokes or through other artistic drawings. In literature, a caricature is a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and oversimplification of others. Empty Easel –how to. Study –Tips and info. Art -resource. E How -how to. Goofy Faces –resource. Painter’s Directory -resource.  #31

Cleaning/Disposal Service —A cleaning/disposal service can handle small and large jobs businesses and individuals cannot handle. Remodeling clean up and any disposal of material is an option. Chron -how to. Love To Know -how to. Horizon Services -tools and tips.  #32

Sell Fresh Fruits and Veggies —We are certainly in a time where we all are concerned about our foods being fresh. A fresh produce vendor has much potential to earn a great living by taking advantage of this opportunity. Chron –how to. Gaebler –how to. Freshway Foods -resource.  #33

Payroll Service —A payroll service provider would handle payroll distribution for businesses. Everything associated with payroll the company would handle. Chron -how to. Payroll -resource. Li Advantage -resource. E How –how to.  #34

Scheduling Service —The allocation of resources over time to accomplish specific tasks. SlideShare -resource. Chron -tools. Doodle -tools. Capterra -Top 10 scheduling software.  #35

Research Services —A research professional may gather information across industries. A researcher discovers information to help organizations succeed. Entrepreneur -resource. Scorc’d –tools. Research Resources –resource (huge list).  #36

Clothing Alterations —A clothing alternating business can still be lucrative today. Where most people may use a Dry Cleaning service, a personal service or smaller business can gain momentum with the right advertising. This option is for those who are good with needle and thread, or a sewing machine. Chron -how to. Entrepreneur -how to. The Modest Man -resource.  #37

Note typing/Minute taking —This service may be needed by several businesses. It can also help an organization to appear professional by having a live note-taker instead of just a recording device. FastCodesign -resource. Jerz’s -tips. Life Hacker –tools. Business Management Daily –tips. Wiki How -how to. Minutz -tools.  #38






House Painting —A house painter could contract to paint either interiors or exteriors or could choose to do both. From what I know painters charge by the room. I assume the size would also be figured in the final fee. Painting Business Pro –resource. PBP –how to…from scratch. Blogging Painters –resource for the painting industry. Benjamin Moore –Online painting education.  #39

Car Detailing —More than simply washing the exterior of your car with soapy water and a rag, or swiping the interior with Armor All and a vacuum, detailing means just what it says: focusing on and cleaning the tiny details of your car to take it from “clean” to “sparkling like new.” ( Chron –how to. Detail King –Start up kits. Resources, IDA -resource.  #40

Tax Preparer —Tax prepares complete our taxes so they will be ready to send to the IRS. Tax preparers probably work year round: between February and April is often their busy season. Chron -how to. TSE -resource. Consumer Finance -resource. Resource.  #41

Cyber Cafe Host —a cafe that offers Internet access on computers that it owns, or via Wi-Fi on patrons’ computers. Wiki How –how to. Antamedia –Free Tips. Cafe Manager. Love to Know –tools.  #42

Promotional/Catalog Modeling  — A promotional model is a model hired to drive consumer demand for a product, service, brand, or concept by directly interacting with potential customers. A majority of promotional models typically tend to be conventionally attractive in physical appearance.   Wiki How -how to. Point Me -resource. Stuck For Staff –resource. Business of a modeling –directory/resource.  #43



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