14 Home-Based Business Ideas

After 15 years of juggling a full-time job and a side hustle, I was burned out. It was time to launch my home-based writing and marketing business. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made!

a woman sitting at a table using a laptop: A woman working at her home-based business.

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A woman working at her home-based business.

Running my own business from home eliminated a daily commute. Since I hate driving, that’s a major benefit. The freedom to choose clients, set my own hours, and share my office with the dog are sweet perks, too.

The best part about home-based businesses is the opportunity to align your talents, skills, and business goals. Whatever your motivation, there are plenty of home-based business ideas to consider.

Launching a business from home has never been easier, thanks to the internet. About half of all U.S. small businesses are considered home-based, and experts predict that, by 2027, more than half the U.S. workforce will be, or will have been at one time, working independently.

But there’s no need to wait. If you’ve ever wondered how to work for yourself, this list of home-based business ideas can get you started this year.

1. Pet care provider and supplier

Many pet owners treat their animals like family

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