Want to Create Your Own Job? Here are 50+ Home Business Ideas.

Finding a work at home job is not always easy, so sometimes we have to think outside the box.

If you can't or don't want to get a job working for someone else from home, consider working for yourself. If you can provide a service that you know someone else needs, there is potential for you to make money, period.

Starting your own home business isn't necessarily going to be a cake walk.

There will likely be some sort of initial investment to even get started plus you'll need to concentrate on marketing your business so that potential clients can find you.

Are you having trouble thinking of home business ideas? Here is a big list to get you started brainstorming.

Since writing this post, many readers have commented letting me know that they'd love to be directed to instructions detailing how to start these types of home businesses.

I've made the change so now the links below will take you to an e-book or an e-course you can download detailing how to start that type of home business, or any posts I have written on the topic. Hope it helps, and good luck!

  1. Court transcript proofreading
  2. General proofreading
  3. Freelance writer
  4. Resume writer
  5. Virtual assistant
  6. Pet sitting
  7. Personal grocery shopper
  8. Bookkeeping
  9. Tutoring
  10. Voice over artist
  11. Email Management
  12. Selling on Amazon (FBA)
  13. Making/selling gift baskets
  14. Reselling Used Books
  15. Making/selling candles
  16. Podcasting
  17. Copywriting
  18. Tax preparation
  19. Transcription
  20. Professional organizing
  21. Translation
  22. E-book writer
  23. App designer
  24. Video production
  25. Professional blogger
  26. Selling on eBay
  27. Travel planning
  28. Photography
  29. Babysitting/Daycare provider
  30. Cleaning/housekeeping
  31. Counseling/mentoring
  32. Home inspection
  33. Doula
  34. Dog walker
  35. Pet groomer
  36. Musician
  37. Consulting
  38. Vending machine business
  39. Personal trainer
  40. Mowing lawns
  41. Landscaping
  42. Doing laundry
  43. Hairstylist
  44. Elder care
  45. Interior design
  46. Sewing/seamstress
  47. Graphic design
  48. Event planning
  49. Baking
  50. Catering
  51. Party planner
  52. Wedding planner
  53. Junk removal
  54. Appraisal
  55. Locksmith
  56. Flipping blogs
  57. Subscription boxes
  58. Notary Public
  59. Dog treat bakery owner

I realize that not all of these home business ideas are jobs you would technically perform at your home, but they are all flexible and would allow you some freedom in setting your own schedule.

@realwaystoearn Home business ideas to think about! Create your own job!! #workfromhome #workathome #homebusiness #jobs #makemoneyonline #fyp ♬ Cool Kids (our sped up version) – Echosmith

300 More Flexible, Non-Phone Work at Home Jobs


Do you want to work at home but you can't do so using a phone? If so, I have some great non-phone options for you in my latest e-book. It is only $5!

In this book, you'll find links to 300 companies offering different types of non-phone work at home jobs, including:

  • Data entry
  • Chat agent operators
  • Freelance writing
  • Transcription
  • Proofreading
  • Bookkeeping
  • Search evaluation
  • Many more!

Each job listing also has a short summary with any relevant information I can find (pay, what countries it may be open to, etc.).

Good luck to you, and I hope you find this ebook helpful if a non-phone job is what you are looking for.

After payment, you will receive the email containing your download.


21 thoughts on “Want to Create Your Own Job? Here are 50+ Home Business Ideas.”

  1. Terrific article with some great ideas! I want to push this further and say look around you and see what resources you have that you can convert into income. If you have land, you can possibly sell veggies at the farmer’s market. If you can preserve food or develop special seasonings, there is a specialized market. Use your imagination, watch what people want, and fulfill that need. https://kathygaudry.com

  2. Anna, you are AMAZING! Thank you for this list, as well as all of the included links. What a fantastic blog!

  3. I’m a stay-at-home mom since my first child was born. Now I have two lovely children which I am able to spend more time tending to. Why? Because I sell wall vinyl decal designs from home.

    I did all my research online like on YouTube and even sign vinyl forums like vinylforum.org.

    Most of what I learned about my interior wall design business was from a site called Wall Decal Business at walldecalbusiness.com

    The gentleman who runs the site is a full-time school teacher and he does this from home as a part-time. He tells you all about the wall decal business and his personal experiences. Take a look if interior wall design is for you.

  4. I’m really good with CV’s, I’m going to start looking into helping others with that. Thanks for the great idea.

  5. Will someone pls respond to my post:

    How do I start w/ pet sitting? I did that for a friend this past summer when their family went on vacation.

    • I don’t know anything really about pet sitting businesses Bev, apart from it being something people do as a home-based business, but I did find this WikiHow article that provides some additional information – http://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Pet-Sitting-Business

      • Pet vacay is a good place to start. Google it. I know people who have done it and said it worked out well!

  6. This is a wonderful list and great ideas. The thing that stops me most often in exploring ideas (such as all the ideas that you have outlined in your post) is some guideline in actually DO-ing the ideas. If I have some idea how other people are doing it and can see a few steps in the best direction to make these ideas come into fruition — it gets my juices going and sweep the “doubts” that seem to sit on my shoulder constantly. But I love your post because it’s the first step to seeing the world is full of opportunity — all we have to do is take one. Right?

    • Good point! There are lots of great resources online though. I may make it a side project to link each one of these to something online that gets useful information on getting started.

  7. Hello Anna, thanks for the great post. I’m at a stand still right about know and having a hard time. I wanted to know how would I go about starting one of these job or business?

    • It would depend on which type you wanted to start. I’ve never actually started one of these businesses myself so I could not advise you on that, but I may be able to point you in the right direction toward someone who could.

  8. I often thought about party planner since I love planning parties but not sure how to get started or what the cost would be to get started.

  9. Great list!

    How do I start w/ pet sitting? I did that for a friend this past summer when their family went on vacation.

  10. Hi Anna,

    I know I haven’t visited in a while. I’ve been a little busy myself. Anyway, I definitely love this list. As always, you’ve outdone yourself. I realized that I’m pretty good at transcription and I have been doing work for Scribie for almost three weeks now. They’re a great way to get my foot in the door and I hope I can apply for another transcription company in the future. However, I do try to avoid audios that aren’t very clear since I don’t have a foot pedal yet.

  11. Love this. I’m erratic in what I like to do work at home wise based on pay and lack of inspiration..mostly with writing. This list is great to keep in mind when I want to look for a change or something new to learn 🙂

  12. Hi Anna,

    Lot’s to choose from and I am sure you could continue on and on. There are so many opportunities available and with a little bit of imagination a home business can really expand if one wants it to.

    By the way I really like the color scheme of your site.


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