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15 Entrepreneurial Ideas to Explore

Are you creative, hard-working, and willing to take a risk? If you answered “yes” to these questions, starting a business is an option to consider.  No matter where your expertise may lie, you can utilize your strengths and interests to build a substantial home career.


  1. Vehicle Repairs/Cleanings

This can include boat cleanings, bicycle repairs, automechanic work, and car washes.  While tools may be required, these businesses are relatively low-cost with a constant, reoccurring need.

  1. Social Media Management

Do you know how to create engaging content on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks?  With most companies utilizing social media for marketing purposes, there is a growing need for individuals to manage these accounts.  Get paid to interact with a client base on social media!

  1. Cleaning Services

Most people prefer to keep their homes clean, but not everyone has the time to constantly clean their homes.  That’s where you come in, offering services such as window cleanings, vacuuming, dusting, and similar services.  Additionally, offer your services to businesses and office spaces.

  1. Pet Services

If you love pets, you can spend your whole day with them!  Some people enter the field of creative dog grooming; others may enjoy dog sitting.  Before considering dog-sitting, check out the laws on how many dogs you can watch at once.  These laws may vary depending on where you live.

  1. Technology Assistance

Are you a techie? Try assisting those who are not as skilled in the latest technologies, such as the elderly.  Offer to repair computers and phones, troubleshoot common problems with those devices and perhaps even offer some courses on how to navigate the plethora of new technologies out there.

  1. Traveling Boutique

Sell items at flea markets, vendor fairs, farmer’s markets, and other similar venues that invite vendors to sell their goods.  Buy items at wholesale (requires a wholesaler’s license) and sell them for double what you paid + $2.

  1. Online Store

Create an account on a website such as eBay or Etsy to sell goods online.  This work-from-home gig allows you to sell to anyone in the world!

  1. Event Planning

First, build a database of connections including venues, caterers, and performers.  Then, use your creativity and organizational skills to prepare the perfect event for clients that would otherwise be left stressed out and over-worked.

  1. Interior Designer

Pour out your creative juices into a client’s home or office! With your eye for detail, select pieces and colors that would work well in any space.

  1. Direct Sales

Direct sales companies give you a product to sell, offering you a commission on each item sold.  There are often rewards for selling a certain amount of product.  Be aware that the direct sales industry is an investment- you will often have to purchase starter kits, samples, catalogs, and other materials.

  1. Personal Trainer

Help amateurs and athletes at the gym utilize their physical strengths properly by training them! Before entering this field, make sure you understand the safety liabilities that come with being a personal trainer, and make sure you understand how to prevent injuries in your clients.

  1. Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist

After obtaining a cosmetology license from a credible school, enter the wonderful world of beauty!  Everyone needs a haircut every once in a while, and everyone also needs the occasional up-do for special occasions.  Start your own salon, work from your home, or get started in a local salon.

  1. Photography

Got a camera? Got a knack for taking stellar pictures?  Sell your prints online, and offer your services for special events, models, and other projects.  Perhaps photojournalism is a possibility with this expertise.



  1. Music Lessons

If you play any instruments, offer your skills to a newbie!  Kids often need lessons since musical courses are a requirement at many schools.  Be sure that you can explain ideas effectively so that students can learn from you.

  1. Personal Shopper

Run errands for those who are unable to leave their homes- basically, get paid to go shopping! Your stops may include the grocery store, clothing stores, and other necessary locations.


This article is a summary of: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/201588

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