Whether you’re looking for an additional job or to build a company of your own, starting a small business at home is a great way to earn more money and find a career that you are passionate about. If you don’t know where to start, here are five, at-home, small business ideas to consider.
1. Healthy vending
Vending machines, especially healthy vending machines, are a thriving industry. It’s easy to manage a healthy vending machine from the comfort of your own home with only occasional machine service and restocks requiring an in-person appearance. Healthy vending machines receive a lot of foot traffic in offices, hotels, airports, hospitals, schools, warehouses, car dealerships and other high-profile locations. Managing vending machines from home allows you to be your own boss and maintain a steady income without quitting your day job.
Qualified tutors are needed across the United States due to the national teacher shortage. If you are a teacher, high-achieving secondary student or a subject matter expert, tutoring could be a great way for you to earn extra money on the side. You have the flexibility to set your own schedule and rates to make a tutoring business work for your life. You also have the benefits of tutoring remotely or in-person to accommodate your personal schedule. Tutoring is the perfect small business to start at home in today’s educational and business climate.
3. Web developer
Many businesses need custom websites that look great and run smoothly. Freelance website development is a great option for a remote job opportunity. Whether you have an interest in developing hidden code or creating the front aesthetic, there are plenty of options to specialize as you start this small business from home.
4. Virtual assistant
The need for virtual assistants grows every year. Provide your professional support to other entrepreneurs, small business owners and professionals in various fields. As a virtual assistant, you can offer services such as appointment scheduling, administrative support, bookkeeping, customer service, human resources, social media management, marketing and more depending on the needs of your clients. Virtual assistants help clients succeed and you have the flexibility to set your own schedule and build an at-home business.
5. Nutritional coach
Help people find the best ways to live healthy as a nutritional coach, from the comfort of your own home. You can make a difference in many people’s lives as you determine a healthful plan that benefits their nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. Virtually give advice to your clients as you monitor their body weight, composition, energy, sleep, stress levels, hunger and mood. Track and celebrate your clients’ progress on their way to achieving their goals—while you’re on your way to yours.