5 Businesses you can Start From Your Home

As Christmas 2020 approaches, the pandemic lockdown doesn't look like going away anytime soon. It makes more sense to accept this and make the most of it. Why not use your extra time at home to start a small business and earn an extra income. These days, there are so many opportunities to earn online, it would be a waste not to explore some of the possibilities. Read on to find out more.  

A Digital Marketing Business 

As the popularity of digital marketing continues to rise, more and more niche businesses are emerging. These tend to be individuals with some marketing experience who can bring value to a company or start-up. You don't need to be an expert, although some experience and knowledge are needed. Set up a digital marketing website and promote your service on places like Linked In. After a few clients have given you testimonials, you are up and running. This business is easy to start and run from your home. 

An Airbnb Business 

If you have a spare room in your home and some time on your hands, why not start an Airbnb business? Begin by setting up the guest room in a way that would meet your own standards. Fit a fire alarm, fire extinguisher, airbnb noise detector, and add plenty of books and games to entertain visitors. When your room is ready, sign up to the website and advertise the room with a snappy description and around ten high-quality images. With the right advertising, you will soon have some guests and a second income stream. 

A Freelancing Business 

The online possibilities of freelancing are endless; there is an avenue for you, whatever your trade or speciality. Websites like Fiverr and Upwork are excellent marketplaces for freelancers to connect with clients. Whether you are a graphic designer, a copywriter, a digital marketing consultant, or a consultant of some other kind, some people need your abilities. Think of your profile as the foundation of your business and build it from there. You will soon have your own website and dedicated client base. 

An Ecommerce Business 

Another easy business to start from home is an ecommerce business. You can set up a dropshipping business on your own or use a website like Shopify who will do everything for you for a small monthly fee. If you use affiliate marketing and dropshipping strategies, you don't need any stock; all you have to do is create content and advertise. An ecommerce business is an excellent way to bring in some extra money over the festive period.  

A Blogging Business 

Do you have a passion or interest that you write about online? It could be food, lifestyle, marketing, vacations, parenting, or a combination of everything. Starting a business blog is another way to earn extra cash online. It isn't fast cash, you will have to spend some time building your audience and gaining attention, but there are several possibilities for earning from it – affiliate marketing and advertising are two ways to do this; you might also consider selling ebooks and small online courses


Sarah Arrow

About the author

Sarah Arrow created the popular 30-day blogging challenge back in 2007. Since then 750,000+ business owners have learned to blog and grow their business through her content, her challenge and her blogging books.

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