Businesses You Can Realistically Run from Home


Have you ever wanted to escape the rat race? Most of us have at one time or another, but we don’t feel that we can because we value the financial security that a full-time job gives us. There is, though, another way. Thanks to the internet, it is becoming increasingly possible to set up one’s own business on a very tight budget by working from home. Of course, it isn’t for everyone and it is a decision that should not be taken lightly, but it can be done, providing that you are sensible, driven and serious about making it work.

Sound good? Here are some ideas for businesses that you can realistically run from home and make money with:



Perhaps the most popular way to escape the rat race and make money online is to set up a blog. The beauty of blogging is that you can do it at any time from anywhere and cover any subject that you are interested in. Blogs are easy to set up and you can do so for under $100, but you should be aware that creating content, building links and actually selling stuff is far more challenging. Still, plenty of people have already succeeded in turning their blogs into businesses, so there is no reason why you should not be able to do the same if you work hard enough.


Set Up Your Own Store

The numbers of people choosing to shop online is increasing all the time, and I don’t think it would be overstating it to say that in the future, most of us will shop primarily online in most situations, so there is definitely money to be made by starting your own store.

At this point, you might be thinking that you simply do not have enough room at home to hold stock, but if you start small, a garage or spare room should be enough, or you could try drop shipping or even pay a company like the one at to house your products in their warehouses instead. Where there is a will, there certainly is a way; the hardest part will be finding a good product that will sell!



If you’re looking for something a little more hands-on and you have a love of animals. Opening up your home to pampered pooches from your neighborhood is an affordable way of getting into business. All you really need to do is print off some flyers, advertise on social media and take out an appropriate insurance policy, like the ones at, and you’ll be good to go. People love their animals and many of them are willing to pay very well to ensure they’re taken good care of when they can’t do it themselves.



If you have a decent education, you could set up your own tutoring business and make a decent living on your own terms. You could either offer lessons via an app like Skype or have students come to your home where you could teach them face to face. Advertising and insurance, again, would be your biggest expenses.


Build a home business and you’ll never have to enter the rat race again!


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