We’d all like a little extra money in our bank accounts each month. But these days our pay checks don’t seem to go as far as they should…so, have you ever thought about earning a little extra income with a side hustle?
More and more people are increasing their monthly wage by topping it up with profits from their side business. Not only are these start-ups simple and straightforward to put together but they’re also ideal for working at home. Making the overheads even smaller.
Looking for a little inspiration? Read on for 5 at home start-ups!
1- Freelance Writer
Freelance writing is probably the most common and popular of all home business start-ups because it’s the simplest one to put together and virtually anyone can do it. If you have a laptop with word processing software, copywriting software, an internet connection, and a proofreading website at your disposal then you could be writing for blogs, journalism pieces, ad and website content and so much more. You can be paid by the hour, by word, or by article, either way, it’s an extremely lucrative business.
Have a flair for photography? Photography is a very lucrative business, but you don’t have to be the best of the best in order to make a profit. There are a number of niches to choose from here, whether that’s family portraits, wedding photography, landscape images, animals or nature to name a few.
If you have a decent camera then you could be a few simple steps away from a successful photography business. Know someone with a big family event coming up? Offer to photograph the day for free to build a portfolio and get some feedback. Build on that and charge realistic rates until you’re more experienced and you’ve honed your craft.
3- Cleaning Company
Modern life is busy and hectic and many of us work such long hours that the house work often gets neglected. So, why not tap into that market? If you have an eye for detail (enjoying cleaning also helps) then you could be making a lot of money simply by cleaning other people’s homes or businesses. Equipment is cheap and you’ll be making money before you know it!
4- eBook Writer
Thanks to eBooks, it’s easier than every to get your literary work published. If you have a good knowledge of a particular subject then why not put it into an eBook? If you love writing short stories or poems then this could also work for you. The erotic fiction industry is huge right now!
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5- Cakes & Confectionary
Baking is big business. From elaborate cupcakes to outrageous cakes, everyone loves an indulgent treat whether they’re celebrating a birthday, or they’ve had a bad day at work. If you have a flair for all things baked, then why not turn that passion into a business? Get yourself a hygiene certificate, a good website, social media pages, show off your work with some good pictures and wait for the orders to come rolling in.