80 Home-based Business Ideas You Can Do

80 home based businesses

Here’s a list of 80 home-based businesses you can do. Many of these home businesses you can start right now with little or no investment.

As you review this list of 80 home-based businesses, you’ll see that some are better suited as a part-time pursuit while others will require a full-time effort. Also, I’ve categorized these home-based businesses so you can easily see that some relate to one another.

For example, if you decided to launch a home-based auto-stereo installation service, you could also do headlight restoration and window tinting. If you find success, you could grow your home business by eventually hiring people to provide each of these separate services. Or if you decided to become a personal assistant, perhaps being a mobile notary would fold nicely into your business model.

Finally, I have purposefully abbreviated the descriptions of these home-based businesses. For example a writer could do content creations, resumes, business plans, grant proposals, advertising copy, or any number of other specialties. If one of these home businesses strikes a chord with you, do additional online research to uncover all of its variations and related business areas.


  1. Mobile auto mechanic
  2. Mobile oil change and auto maintenance
  3. Headlight restoration
  4. Towing
  5. Car audio and video installation
  6. Auto window tinting

Home and garden

  1. Locksmith
  2. Landscaping
  3. Yard maintenance
  4. Yard cleanup, junk hauling
  5. Gutter cleaning
  6. Handyman
  7. Appliance repair
  8. Pressure washing
  9. Home cleaning
  10. Chimney sweep
  11. Carpet cleaning
  12. Dog walking
  13. Mobile grooming
  14. Home inspections
  15. Household organizer
  16. Home energy auditor
  17. Solar energy installer
  18. Boat cleaning/winterizing
  19. Interior decorator
  20. Fence installation
  21. Bed and breakfast

Business and financial services

  1. Virtual Assistant
  2. Quickbooks professional
  3. Financial planner
  4. Accounting
  5. Tax preparation
  6. Business advisor/coaching
  7. Writing and editing services
  8. Consultant
  9. Transcription: medical or legal
  10. Debt collection
  11. Repossession service
  12. Expert witness
  13. Property management

Computers and technology

  1. Computer, telephone wiring
  2. Mobile computer repair, optimization, virus removal
  3. WordPress site maintenance
  4. Web design
  5. Windows 10 upgrade assistance
  6. Software consultant

Art and graphics

  1. Graphic design
  2. Photography and videography

General services

  1. Event planning
  2. Wedding planner
  3. Event professionals: bartender, music, catering, etc
  4. Event sound and light equipment rental/setup
  5. Pickup, delivery, hauling service
  6. Mobile notary
  7. Child care
  8. Senior care service
  9. Personal assistant, private concierge
  10. Gunsmith
  11. Upholstery
  12. Taxidermist
  13. Hairstylist
  14. Small engine repair

Educational services

  1. Music lessons
  2. Sports lessons
  3. Stock trading lessons
  4. Tutoring
  5. Computer training

Health and fitness

  1. Yoga instructor
  2. Golf coach
  3. Personal Trainer
  4. Nutritional advisor
  5. Massage therapist
  6. Shopping and cooking coach

Online/offline retail or wholesale

  1. eBay reseller
  2. Used book seller
  3. Etsy seller (Handmade art, crafts, jewelry)
  4. Amazon arbitrage
  5. Niche imports and/or exports
  6. Gift basket design and delivery
  7. Specialty plant sales

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