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101 Home Business Ideas

Updated on November 21, 2014

Here are 101 businesses you can start from home with almost no money

I've lost count of the number of times I've heard people say, " I want to start my own business, but I don't know what to do." The reality is, you can make money doing almost anything if you have the passion and commitment to make it work. With that in mind, I've compiled a list of 101 great business ideas that you can start from home with almost no money. The idea here is to get you thinking about ideas and hopefully help you brainstorm a few of your own. The possibilities are endless. Find something you're passionate about and then find a way to make money from it!

Working for your money
Working for your money

Here are a few to get you started

1. Freelance writer

2. Photographer

3. Music teacher

4. Tutor

5. Landscaper

6. Translator

7. Window Cleaning Service

8. Office Cleaner

9. Online arts and crafts store

10. Personal coach

11. Bookeeping service

12. Administrative assistant

13. Apartment locating service

14. Bed and Breakfast

15. Home daycare provider

16. Pet care/walking/grooming

17. Business consultant

18. Used book seller

19. Catering

20. Cartoonist

Business man
Business man

20 More Great Home Business Ideas

21. Web site design

22. Cosmetic sales

23. Network marketer

24. Marketing consultant

25. Interior designer

26. Event Planner

27. Public relations consultant

28. Wedding Planner

29. Debt relief consultant

30. Real Estate Salesperson

31. Massage Therapist

32. Children's Birthday Party Planner

33. Educational Services

34. Computer repair person

35. Lunch Delivery Service

36. Researcher

37. Professional Speaker/ Seminar Facilitator

38. Ebay Seller

39. Personal Chef

40. Image Consultant

Home business books from Amazon

450 Home Business Ideas
450 Home Business Ideas

The global economy is in constant turmoil. Money is becoming tight. Everyone is searching for ideas to ease the global downturn and put some extra cash in their pockets. Well, here's the answer ! A book containing OVER 450 Home Business Ideas which you can start part time and of which the majority of ideas need no start up capital whatsoever. YES, you read correctly ! From home, part time and none, if minimal start up capital. Most of the business ideas you should be able to start right away, or in a few days. And most of them you need no prior experience, and if you do, you can learn it in a day or two. This book has been written for those of you looking for an extra income on the side. Those of you who want to work for yourself and become independent. Those of you who are tired of the rat race. Those of you who are just looking for that extra money every month to make ends meet, pay the bills and still have some spending money !

Homemade Money: Starting Smart
Homemade Money: Starting Smart

The ultimate idea book and business generator for people who want to earn money from home. With an emphasis on how to begin with practically no money at all, this book explains how to turn existing talents, experience and know-how into a profitable business.

Handbook of Home Business Ideas and Plans
Handbook of Home Business Ideas and Plans

This book contains 36 of the best of these "up by my own bootstrap" articles. Thirty six "you can do it too" home business and self-employment ventures that you can start today on a shoestring and build into exactly the kind of life you want to live.

Earn money at home
Earn money at home

Another 20 fantastic home business ideas

41. Business Plan Writer

42. Carpet Cleaner

43. Medical Transcriptionist

44. Seamstress/Tailoring service

45. Advertising Agency

46. Direct Mail/ Bulletin Board Service

47. Promotional Products Producer

48. Literary Agent

49. Calligraphy

50. Costume Rentals

51. Gift Basket Sales

52. Jewelry Business

53. Telephone Call Center

54. Business Consultant

55. Personal Coach

56. Executive Recruiter

57. Locksmith

58. Management Trainer

59. Baby Sitting Referral Service

60. Childproofing Service

Home Worker
Home Worker

More Ideas? Here ya go!

61. Doll Maker

62. Ballroom Dancing Instructor

63. First Aid/CPR training

64. Resume Service

65. Self Defense Trainer

66. E-commerce Consultant

67. Genealogical Researcher

68. Online Diet and Fitness Consultant

69. Doggie Daycare

70. Pet Photography

71. Courier Service

72. Community Newsletter Publisher

73. Proofreader

74. Specialty Greeting Cards

75. Antique Furniture Refinsher

76. Carpenter

77. Carpet Installer

78. Clutter Consultant

77. Deck Building

78. Home Inspector

79. Moving service

80. Piano Tuner

Home Based Business
Home Based Business

The Final 21 ...

81. Mobile Disc Jockey

82. Make up Artist

83. Office Support Person

84. Paralegal

85. Polling/Serveying Service

86. Song Writer

87. Stained Glass Service

88. Temporary Help Service

89. Tupperware Sales

90. Used CD sales

91. Web Hosting

92. Wedding Video Service

93. Lamaze Instructor

94. New Mother's Assistant

95. Home Maintenance

96. Grocery delivery Service

97. Freelance Artist

98. Freelance Editor

99. Dating Service

100. Cabinet Maker

101. Product Assembler

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Thanks for reading and good luck with your new home business!

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    • agoofyidea profile image


      6 years ago

      I love lists that this. I gets my creative juices flowing. Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for this awesome lens. Making money in home now is very popular. I'm from dating sites also. Meeting your special while your in home.

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      7 years ago

      Good lens! Lots of great home business ideas and people on the fence of what they might want to try can narrow it down with this list.

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      bowfishing lm 

      7 years ago

      Like the lens, and Like you I would suggest anyone to Zazzle away.

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      7 years ago

      What a creative idea. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      You have created a great list of business ideas.

    • SilverLotus1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Excellent list! I hope it encourages people to think outside the box.

    • jdwheeler profile image


      7 years ago

      The key to having a business out of your home is simple... Do it! Don't wait around wondering. Great list to get people thinking.

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      These are great ideas and some I would never have thought of. Great job and your lens is angel blessed.


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