Ah, the idea of working from home is a great one, isn’t it?
Instantly you think about working in your pyjamas and watching Netflix during your lunch break.
You also think about all the money you can make and being your own boss.
As you can see, there is plenty to say for working from home. But, before you can quit your job, you need a palatable business idea.
There is currently no shortage of them, and that is a gift and a curse. The gift is the opportunity whereas the curse is the lack of originality.
Here Are Four Ideas That Can Make Money and Aren’t Overly Saturated
#1: Online Retailer
Selling old clothes on eBay isn’t an online retailer. An online retailer is a company that acts like a conventional retailer but through the internet.
Although you might think lots of them exist, they don’t, not in this form. So, you will need to cultivate contacts, talk to suppliers, and set up a structure that allows you make a profit.
All you need is a website and the right eCommerce software and you can make a killing.
Or, if you want a physical base you can set up a ‘store’ outside your house. With a credit card reader and the right products, people will flock to you.
The best bit is you can merge the two and you don’t have to leave your premises.
#2: Event Planner
There are a lot of people that need an event planner in today’s society.
Party planning has become a big deal in the past five years because everyone uses them for one reason or another. Of course, there is the obvious birthday or anniversary party that is your bread and butter.
But the area you want to take advantage of is corporate event planning.
All kinds of businesses regardless of their size are using events as a marketing tool. The big ones might be out of your reach, but the smaller ones need you, and they need you now.
#3: Mobile Food Services
You don’t need a restaurant and a plethora of minions to do your bidding to be a chef. In fact, you can just as easily do it from your own kitchen. And yes, you can make money like Gordon Ramsay.
Okay, maybe you won’t make that kind of money but you have the chance to make a living.
A good example is a mobile food company.
Through your website you can offer to cater events, make the food at home and transport it to the venue. Or, you can sell food direct from your home like a boutique bakery. The options are endless.
#4: Personal Shopper
In the fashion world a personal shopper is something different. In this post, it is exactly what it says on the tin. Plenty of people need groceries yet can’t leave the house or don’t have the time.
As a personal shopper, you can pick up their groceries for a fee. This is a good idea for the older generation who like to stay at home but aren’t technologically savvy.
You don’t have to be Mark Zuckerberg to start a business from your bedroom. As you can see, you can be yourself and make a lot of money.