Statistics have shown that many of us are working fewer hours in our regular day jobs, resulting in a gap in earnings that lots of people are desperate to fill. This could be the perfect time for you to set up a business from home – think about it, you could work from the comfort of your own sofa, snuggled up in your favourite pyjamas (or wearing nothing at all) if you wanted to! There are plenty of business ideas you could try, whether you want to fill that earnings gap, or simply follow a passion of yours. Here’s 5 savvy startup business ideas for inspiration:
The potential to earn money from looking after kids is great, but you’ll need to really like children. You’ll also need to have lots of energy and patience as we all know kids can be very demanding – as well as pass certain Ofsted criteria. Any adult who look’s after another person’s child for more than 2 hours in any day in a location that isn’t the child’s home needs to register with Ofsted. It’ll include medical, criminal, and safety checks, but don’t worry – it isn’t too complicated!
Professionals are usually very busy, and can really appreciate having somebody there to reply to their emails, organise tasks for them, update their calendars, and so on – but all of this with as little interaction as possible. Literally, all you need to start this kind of business is a good internet connection!
Content Writing Company
If you’ve got a passion for creating great content, or finding people who can, you could start a content writing company; like Fat Joe did. You could offer guest posts to give businesses links, cleverly thought up and original blog posts, and loads more. If you’re an avid writer you could do this yourself, if not; outsource the writing and concentrate on building your business.
Make Greetings Cards
Everybody loves receiving a handmade greetings card, whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, or no particular reason at all. If you like getting crafty, you could create funky looking handmade greetings cards to sell – all you’ll need is some coloured card, stamps, stickers, pens, glitter, and anything else you think could work well on a card. Check out this simple how to guide to help you make your first card!
If you’ve got a particular passion for a subject, whatever it may be, you could offer your skills as a part time tutor. Tutors specialise in all kinds of subjects; maths, literacy, languages, instruments, geography, history, and more. Advertise locally to spread the word or register with an agency to get work.
See? It’s easier now than ever to start a business from home, and the ideas listed above are just a small handful of the many things you could do. The only limit is your imagination, so start brainstorming and you could build a successful business from the comfort of your settee in no time at all!