Home Business Ideas

Home Business Ideas

Home Business Ideas


Antiques/collectibles dealing 

How much of an expert are you when it comes to certain kinds of collectibles? This can be a great way to make money from a hobby. Trading sites such as eBay make it easier than ever to reach your target market.

Car boot sales 

This is a part-time occupation that increases earnings and broadens horizons as you make sales and get to travel. Consider selling specialist items and building a reputation for being the go-to person; offering your knowledge and expertise with the product can increase the price you’re paid.


There’s great potential to earn extra money from looking after kids, but you’ll need to adore children, have boundless energy and patience and in many cases must satisfy Ofsted criteria. Any adult who looks after another person’s child for more than two hours on any one day in a location other than the child’s home (so excluding most babysitters and nannies) needs to register with Ofsted – it’s not a particularly complicated process but does include medical, criminal domestic safety checks.

Computer repairer/trouble-shooter

Despite the proliferation of technology in our lives, many people still find computers complicated to maintain and terrifying if they go wrong. If you have a reassuring manner and are not fazed by the inner workings of a PC, offer your services locally and let word of mouth do the rest.

Gardening services

Some people are willing to pay others to get a vegetable or flower garden started so that they can have access to ultra-fresh produce without doing all the legwork.

Making greetings cards

If you love making things, why not try your hand at cards? Ask a local shopkeeper what kind sells best and follow their advice, working to a distinctive style of your own. Then try selling to family, friends and local businesses. Be mindful of material costs and time taken though, as wastage can be expensive in such a low-value product.

Handyman services

Know your way round a toolbox? Let people know that they can call you for little repair jobs, relatively straightforward DIY tasks such as putting up shelves or assembling flat-pack furniture.

Ironing/laundry services

Some people hate ironing so much they’re willing to pay others to do it Register with domestic agencies or set up your own local service. Check out the competition, see how much they charge, and undercut. Either work for an hourly rate, a fee per item or a fee per lb. You should get between £8 and £12 per hour, between 50p and £1 per item or between 50p and £1 per lb of clothes, depending on where you work.

Knitting/alteration/sewing services

A big growth area, as more people come to appreciate the value in patching up clothes. If you’re handy with a sewing machine, there’s money to be made. Once you get known locally, word-of-mouth should do the rest.

Online trading 

Sites such as eBay and Amazon make it easy for people to dabble in e- commerce. Start with a clear-out of your attic. If you start to sell other goods, focus on things you can get hold of easily, or are passionate about.  Have an eye on the Christmas market: think about what will be selling well in a few months’ time.

Pet grooming 

Many people loathe bathing their pets and trimming their hair. Pet groomers can do this for a small fee.

Pet minding/walking 

Dog-walking is a fantastic earner if you love animals and enjoy the outdoors. On average you can make between £10 and £15 per hour, per dog. Get good and you can be walking two or more at a time. Offer pet- minding as well and you can make a whole business out of it. Public liability insurance is required in case something happens to the dogs or members of the public.

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