Types of Home Businesses

When you make the decision to work from home, one of the first things you must decide is the type of job you want to do. If you are lucky enough to work for a company that allows you to do your job from home, you are already set! But for most people, making the decision to work from home means leaving the tradition “9 to 5” desk job environment and trying to start fresh in another field or with a new business. Here is a look at some of the businesses you could start from home, or the types of jobs you could do if you wish to work from home:

  1. Computer-Based Companies

If you have a degree in computer science, or you have experience with computer troubleshooting or website creation or graphic design, there is no reason why you cannot perform those jobs from home. If you are fortunate, you can freelance for various companies in some of these positions, or you may choose to start your own website creation or graphic design business. You can take on as many or as few clients as you want, depending on your financial situation and family commitments. Working from home in the tech industry is a very flexible job, both in terms of the workload and the hours you choose to work.

  1. Consulting Businesses

Accountants, CPAs, business consultants and sales consultants can start their own business if they are tired of working for a major company. Working from home as a business consultant is hardly an issue, because you can communicate with your clients over the phone, through video chatting or by having them come to your home if they are based locally. Accountants and CPAs can also offer their services to clients online or by having them visit their home.

Some of these businesses may require you to spend a portion of your time out of the house, especially if you are looking to meet clients or drum up more business.

  1. Writing or Blogging or Video Production

If you are an avid writer or blogger, you may want to research some ways to monetize the work you are already doing. Whether you continue to write for yourself, or you choose to write for clients, it is fairly easy to complete the work from home. In addition, you can choose to record audio podcasts or videos to share on social media right at home!