About one in every ten workers was self-employed in 2011, according to an article in Southwest Economy. Many people are giving up on getting hired, and instead are hiring themselves. You can do the same in 2014. Here five great areas to start your home business.
Green Businesses: You can help create a cleaner, greener world and make money as well. Business ideas include green auditing (helping families or businesses assess their impact and recommend green changes), and selling green products and services.
Servicing the over 50 crowd: There are over 76 million Americans over the age of 50 with a spending power of over $2 trillion, making them a good market for products and services. Business ideas include health and wellness, retirement planning, travel, and in-home care.
Budget Shopping: More and more families are looking for a good deal on everything they buy. Business ideas include the sale of discounted items, as well as information on buying discounted items, rebates, and coupons.
Health and Wellness: Growing concerns about obesity and heart disease have led to new business growth in helping people live healthier. Opportunities exist in fitness, diet and nutrition. Other areas of business include organic products, vitamins and supplements, and health and wellness coaching.
Products for pets: Americans spend over $30 million a year on their pets. Business ideas include pet sitting services, pet accessories (clothes, collars, etc), dog walking services, fish tank cleaning services, pet photography, and kennel and breeding services.
Apps: I can’t tell you how often I’m out and about and go to an app on my smartphone to make my life better. I scan for the best price in town, get coupons, find recipes while grocery shopping, check email, play games and more. You don’t necessarily need to know coding to create an app. You can use a service or hire someone through a freelance site like.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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