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Haven’t we all dreamt about packing in the average 9-5 and finally working for ourselves? Or perhaps you’re a stay at home mum and you’re wanting a way to earn a little more money for the family and to fill your time in between the school run and baby sleeping… It can be done!
It’s easy to believe that you need a huge lump of money to get your own business started – check out this site for investment pieces – but that’s just not necessarily true! In fact many big brands and online success stories come from people who began their business with just £10 whilst sat at the kitchen table. Don’t get me wrong, they didn’t become successful overnight and they certainly put in years of hard work but eventually they got there. Read on for some super simple business ideas you can start from home!
Get cooking online
If you love cooking and have a bit of a flair in the kitchen, then why not start compiling all your favourite recipes into an online blog? More and more people are turning away from the traditional cook book method and follow tutorials and videos online of how to cook certain dishes. You could start with photographing the stages and then move onto videoing yourself. The bigger the online presence, the more sponsorships you’re likely to get – which means money!
Buy and sell
Quite possibly one of the easiest ideas on this list. If you head to eBay, or even the selling pages on social media platforms like Facebook, you’ll come across plenty of items that are available for Free. All you need to do is collect these items, clean them up, repurpose them or upcycle them and then sell them on for a fee. You’re sure to make a profit on whatever you sell.
This is a really fun idea and it’s a nice way to make money too. It’s simple! All you need to do is purchase some wicker baskets and then fill them with sweets, toiletries, jams, chutneys – whatever theme you wish! You can sell them for a price that covers your expenses and then make a little profit each time. You can tailor things to Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and every other holiday you can think of. All you need is a little creativity.
When people go away on holiday or need to be away from home for a few days, many don’t like the idea of putting their dogs or cats into a kennel or a cattery. It can be stressful for everyone involved and also very expensive. So, offering a pet sitting service is a great way to earn a little extra money whilst looking after four legged friends! Trust is a big factor in this trade, so you’ll probably need to get lots of recommendations first. Try pet sitting for close friends and family members first and get them to leave 5* reviews on your social media pages. You’ll have plenty of bookings in no time!