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101 Business Ideas to Start From Home

This can be the year you’re going to get your business off the ground. This could be the year you start earning extra income on your own terms. It’s your time to enjoy the responsibility, pride and freedom of running your own business!

Once you’ve considered your strengths, hobbies and passions, as well as what you have to work with and where the money is, then you can dream up ideas! Here is a list of 101 types of side businesses you can start from home!

Products You Can Hand Make and Sell

1. Jewelry

2. Custom clothing

3. Scented candles

4. Custom T-shirt quilts

5. Dog treats

6. Candy creations

7. Baby blankets

8. Bags and purses

9. Barnwood signs

10. Upcycled thrift store furniture

11. Invitations

12. Painted canvases

13. Christmas ornaments

14. Hair bands, bows and accessories

15. Custom scrapbooks

16. Gift baskets

17. Party rentals

18. Coffee mugs

19. Soaps, lotions and beauty products

20. Door wreaths

21. Cakes, cookies and cupcakes

22. Custom wedding decor

23. Pet products and accessories

24. Halloween costumes

25. Ugly sweaters for Christmas parties

Services You Can Provide

26. Babysitter

27. Tutor

28. Caricature artist

29. Plant waterer

30. Dog sitter

31. Professional organizer

32. Baby-proofing consultant

33. Florist

34. Gardener

35. House cleaner

36. Pet photographer

37. Calligrapher

38. Yard pooper scooper

39. Genealogy researcher

40. Holiday display installer

41. Furniture refinisher

42. Seamstress

43. House sitter

44. Horse boarder

45. Aquarium cleaner

46. Pet groomer

47. Résumé writer

48. ACT/SAT tutor

49. Handywoman

50. Personal shopper

51. Landscaper

52. DJ

53. Personal chef

54. Music teacher

55. Graphic designer

56. Website programmer

57. Freelance writer

58. Wedding music performer

59. Independent tour guide

60. Nutritionist

61. Virtual assistant

62. Ghost writer

63. Painter

64. Doula

65. Hair stylist

66. Caterer

67. Wedding photographer

68. Freelance editor

69. Transcriber

70. Personal trainer

71. Sports instructor

72. Interior designer

73. Videographer

74. Voice actor

75. Travel agent

76. Makeup artist

77. Social media manager

78. Business or life coach

79. Massage therapist

80. College planning consultant

81. Grant writer

82. Medical biller

83. Swim instructor

84. Bookkeeper

85. Stylist

86. Lamaze coach

87. Coupon blogger

88. Event planner

89. Mystery shopper

90. Publicist

91. Exercise class instructor

92. Motivational speaker

93. Produce farmer

Outside-the-Box Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of

94. Wedding officiant

95. Home stager for real estate properties

96. Product importer

97. New baby consultant for expectant families

98. YouTube video tutorial teacher

99. Bridesmaid

100. Bed-and-breakfast owner (Airbnb is an easy, low-risk place to start!)

101. Letter responder (on behalf of Santa)

I want to help you find the idea that’s right for you and turn it into a business.

So, are you ready to find your best business idea?

It’s hard to start a business, and it’s hard to keep it up and running while you’re in the trenches. But here’s the thing: You don’t have to be on this journey alone. With the right training and support, you can create a successful business—and you don’t need a degree to make it happen. 

For the complete plan on how to start or grow a business and make money doing what you love, pick up a copy of Business Boutique.

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Christy Wright

Christy Wright is a #1 national bestselling author, personal development expert and host of The Christy Wright Show. She’s been featured on Today, Fox News, and in Entrepreneur and Woman’s Day magazines.  Learn More.

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