Author and expert Lisa Kanarek reveals ten great ideas for home-based businesses – and the moneymaking potential behind them
Taking the first steps to starting your own business can be challenging and scary. But it can also be rewarding — especially when your idea goes from a dream to reality. While you may have the drive and determination to work for yourself, how do you know which business will let you showcase your experience, talent and skills?
Start your journey by thinking about your hobbies and interests; then, ask yourself whether you could turn them into a business. Whether you have an eye for fashion, a knack for organizing or enjoy shopping (with other people’s money), there’s a model out there for you. The question isn’t whether you’re ready to work for yourself, but rather the type of enterprise you want to start. The ten businesses in the slideshow above should spark your creative juices, help you discover skills you may not realize you have and put you on the road to home-based success.
Editor’s Note: Lisa Kanarek is one of the nation’s leading home office experts, an interior designer and the author of several home office books. She is the founder of HomeOfficeLife, a firm that advises corporations and individuals on all aspects of working from home. Follow Lisa on her work-from-home blog WorkingNaked.com.