Home Based Business Ideas: Start a Podcast! and more

What’s working from home like?

When you consider running a business from home, take care to consider these questions:

  • Can you focus at home, or will you be distracted by household chores?
  • Will you have certain hours you can be at home by yourself so you’re not distracted by family or roommates?
  • If there a space in your home you can see yourself running a business out of?
  • Can you get the buy-in you need from your family or roommates to work from home?
  • If you stay at home for your business, will that make you stir crazy or anxious?
  • Can you get behind working from home?

Running a business at home: An exercise

Take care to consider what running a business from home will actually look like for you.

Business ideas for creatives

Maybe you already have a business idea, but if not, and you consider yourself a creative, why not consider freelance work from home?

Business ideas for project managers or operations officers

Some businesses start off thanks to an individual taking their existing skills and offering those online.

Business ideas for pet lovers

If you’re looking to start a business, what better place to start than considering the things you love most?

Business ideas for tech-savvy individuals

If you’re into tech, then there are a whole lot of online businesses that would be intersted in hiring you for your skills!

Best home business idea

Okay, so maybe I’m biased, but the best home business idea I can think of is to start a podcast!

Other home based business ideas

Freelance writing, customer service, virtual assistant work, social media services, heck, any type of service that will make someone’s life easier — the sky is really the limit when it comes to ideas in this category!

How to market and promote yourself online

In order to be successful with your home business ideas, you’ll have to have a way to market and promote yourself online. Many businesses don’t do this very well, so make sure you put time and energy into focusing on this aspect.

Starting businesses from home

Making money from home is a very freeing and empowering thing. To not be tied to a job, having rights reserved for your very own idea, and to not have a boss telling you how to spend your time and what types of projects to work on — it’s truly one of the best and most fulfilling ways to make money and run a business.



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Kate Erickson

Kate Erickson


Kate is the engine at Entrepreneurs On Fire, the host of the podcast Ditch Busy, & co-author of The Podcast Journal: Idea to Launch in 50 Days.