20 Home Business Ideas for 2020 | Earn Money Without Leaving Your House
Getting up at the crack of dawn in all weathers, gulping down breakfast before running out of the door only to spend an hour or more crammed onto a packed train or tram. Not to mention then having to spend 8 hours+ in an office or other workplace and then repeating the travel chaos on your way home.
I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted just thinking about it!
Sounds too good to be true? Not really.
There are many home business ideas with low startup costs that you’ve probably never thought about.
Running a business from home is not as difficult as you may think and, in this blog, we’re going to show you some profitable home business ideas
Home-based Business Ideas 2020
If you have been thinking about starting a business from home for a while, why haven’t you done it? Even if you’re not ready to leave the security of your main job just yet, there are lots of ways to get started now in your spare time.
No money? That’s not necessarily a problem either, the costs of setting up have never been lower, thanks to new technology. It has never been easier to start a business with no money and in the UK, we also have the fairly accessible, Government-backed start up loans scheme, if you do need access to additional funds. Some of the most successful home based businesses available today were setup by people who initially started out just looking for a bit of extra income.
So, let’s take a look at how to start a business in the UK, and check out some of the stay-at home business ideas you can start today.
Small Business Ideas From Home
There are loads of options when it comes to making money from your blog, such as affiliate partnerships, producing e-books, offering online courses and webinars.
Try to focus on some of the more niche subjects as you’re then more likely to stand out and attract more companies within that sector looking to advertise their businesses on your site.
In-home Dog Care/Dog Training
If you love caring for animals, consider setting up a doggy day care business. You can operate during business hours, for people who need someone to watch their dog while at work, or you can look after dogs for people while they are out of town. Why not incorporate a bit of obedience training too.
Other Pet Services
On that note, why not start a business that encompasses all of the smaller details of pet ownership, such as taking pets to grooming or vet appointments, dog walking, pet sitting, and so on?
If you enjoy reading and writing have a great grasp of the English language and specifically grammar and punctuation, you may want to consider starting a freelance editing business.
As long as there is written content, there will be a need for editors and proof-readers, and so if you have writing experience and a good eye, freelance editing may be a business idea to consider.
The Etsy website is massive in the States and its popularity it is rising massively in the UK too. Whist some Etsy businesses have a cost component associated with starting them, there are loads of products that can be sold on Etsy that involve very minimal start-up costs.
If you know how to set up a killer website, you’re in luck—most people don’t, and the demand for high-quality business websites is only continuing to grow.
If you’re an expert at tickling the ivories or banging out a great beat on the drums why not consider teaching others your craft, that way you can do what you enjoy and be paid for it at the same time.
Gardening and Landscaping
Have green fingers? If so, you might want to consider starting a gardening or landscaping business. If you have basic mowing, pruning, and lawn maintenance skills, you’ll likely find loads of people in your local area looking for your skills.
Sewing and Alterations
If you’re a skilled seamstress, you may want to consider starting a sewing or alterations business. Start-up costs are virtually non-existent, provided that you already have a sewing machine and even if you don’t you could probably pick up a cheap second hand one to get you started.
Apps like Attapoll will pay you to answer occasional surveys, as the app will link your details with a wide range of companies and organisations that are looking for your views and opinions on a wide range of subjects. The beauty of the app is you can specify the length of surveys you want to be invited to, as well as the number of surveys you receive in a week or month. You can also cash out any money you’ve accrued quicky via PayPal. With 4.5 out of 5 on the Apple App Store, this is definitely one to check out.
Become a Freelancer or Freelance Writer
Doing freelance work can greatly increase your income and there are many trustworthy sites on the internet who have thousands of employers who want to hire for all kinds of tasks, where you can write or edit about anything from technology to business articles.
Become a Virtual Assistant
Work for someone from home. Virtual assistances (VAs) can do everything from checking emails and making travel plans to handling internet research or working for their small business.
Give private tuition classes at your home or at the student’s homes. This can be really lucrative around exam time when students are looking for some extra tuition.
If you already have a blog on something that interests you, turn it into a money maker.
Join an associate network like Amazon Associates or Google AdSense, and choose products to advertise on your blog
Do you adore pets? Go for pet sitting in your home as a way to both make money and indulge in your passion for animals.
If you’re the creative type why not look at doing hand lettering for invitation cards, wedding cards, and other stationery. Use your favourite font combinations and start off with your calligraphy adventure. Look on websites like Etsy and eBay to see the sort of thing others are making and selling.
Some people love to cook and bake. If this is you, consider running a catering business from your kitchen. Bake cakes or cookies for birthday parties, dinners, or other events. You can advertise and sell for free via Facebook and other social media sites.
Rent Your Driveway
If you live close to a large entertainment venue or sports stadium then why not consider renting out your driveway. Demand will be high in match days and many other dates in the year too. In fact, we’ve seen how one money-saver made £500 by renting out her unused parking space.
Websites where you can do this include Kerb and JustPark, although both take a percentage of booking fees.
If you don’t own your home, check with your landlord first before listing your driveway. You should also run it by your home insurer too.
Rent Your Items Online
Sites like www.RentNotBuy.co.uk will allow you to rent items you own. Categories range from Clothing to Art and Collectables, with everything in between.
Sell Your Antiques & Collectibles
Did you collect things when you were younger or have items that fit your last home but don’t fit your new one? Get out all your collectibles and sell them off. If some are antiques or collectibles, make sure to get them appraised. Otherwise, you may sell some rare items at low prices.
After reading about some of the at home business ideas in this blog I’m sure you’ll agree starting a small business from home in the UK doesn’t have to be a pipe dream and is something anyone can do
If you have any tips on how to start your own UK business with no money, we’d love to hear about it. Maybe it’s something you’ve done and made a success of. If so, please share your story in the comments section below.
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