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Thinking of getting into a small business, but want to manage it from the comfort of your own home? Whether this is your million dollar idea, or just a small job to get extra income on the side, you could consider these top 10 small business ideas to do from home:


If you are good at expressing your views and opinions through writing, blogging can be a gold mine. Bloggers make money in a variety of ways including advertising and affiliate marketing. All you need to do is get traffic to your blog and you can make some money.

Virtual assistant

A virtual assistant usually provides a variety of assistant services to customers online. These include marketing, consulting and administrative services. If you tend to be organized you can look into offering yourself as a virtual assistant.


Freelancing requires little to no start up costs. In most cases, freelancers usually approach old employers or any other customer they think would use their services; they can grow this list onwards from here as their reputation grows.

Child Care

If you are great with kids, then consider starting a child care operation at home. You can be sure of getting business so long as you do a great job. It is, however, worth noting that you will need to abide by strict regulations beforehand.

Food Business

People who are great at cooking can consider starting a home food business. You can prepare food items and sell them to the public for profit. However, you will also have to comply with strict regulations governing the home food production business first.

Consignment Shop

Recycling is big today; you can operate a consignment shop selling secondhand goods on behalf of owners. The main trick here is to find goods that are in great condition and then display them perfectly to attract customers. You only pay for the items sold meaning that you do not need to invest in inventory.

Medical Billing

This business involves providing invoices and following up on payments to doctors and hospitals from insurance companies covering treated patients. Those interested should get certification by enrolling for a medical billing course online or otherwise before getting started.

Pet Sitting

If you are crazy about animals, then why not make money looking after other peoples’ pets. Walking cats and dogs as well as looking after other pets while their owners are away can make you a lot of money.

Soap Making

The market for homemade gourmet soap is larger than it has ever been. You can make a bar of soap from natural ingredients right in the middle of your kitchen for cents and sell the same for a few dollars.

Bridal Consultant

The wedding planning business has grown exponentially. You can use your time to help busy couples organize their weddings handling the details when it comes to bookings and other arrangements for a fee.

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