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Home Based Business Ideas With Little Investment And High Returns On Investment

Discussion in 'General Business' started by foster04, Feb 25, 2019.

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    Are you thinking of starting a business from the comfort of your home but don’t know exactly which one to start? Then this article is for you.

    It might seem that for most businesses anyone wants to start will have to get a shop or rent a location where their business will be situated so customers can locate them.

    But what if you just starting out and don’t have enough resources to rent a shop does that mean you will give up on your idea? The answer is no.

    There are different businesses that people can start right from the comfort of their homes. You do not need office space or a shop to start certain businesses and in this article, I will be highlighting various businesses you can start from your home.

    As for me, I believe that the era of searching for a job or doing a business that takes you out of the house from 9 in the morning till 5 in the evening is becoming outdated though it seems like they pay much better.

    But imagine you running a business from the comfort of your home and still been able to reach people and get them to buy from you. How interesting would that be?

    There are basically two kinds of businesses anyone can start and they include offline and online and I will be listing the different businesses you can start in each category


    The world has gone online with billions of people using the web on a daily basis. No matter the kind of business you are into if you do not have an online presence you are surely missing a lot.
    Here are online business ideas you can start from your home


    Starting a blog is one of the most interesting and profitable home-based business idea anyone can start. There are not much required when it comes to setting up a blog, all you need is to focus on a niche you are passionate about and starting writing out it. Once you have gotten a niche then you will need a domain name, hosting plan and a blogging platform. There are different blogging platforms out there that you can use but I suggest WordPress as it gives you total control of your blog, unlike other platforms.

    Read Also: How To Start A Blog

    Affiliate Marketing

    Not everyone can create their own product and sell in the market but with affiliate marketing, you can help sell other peoples product and get a commission from each sale right from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is sign up to any e-commerce website or any online business that has an affiliate program to start promoting their products. If you are just starting out, I suggest you sign up for Amazon, Jumia or Konga affiliate and start marketing their products. You can create a blog to also start selling their products or simply post the custom link you are given on your social media accounts.

    Read Also: How To Create An Amazon Affiliate Website In Nigeria

    Web Development

    Since most individuals and businesses are getting to know how important having an online presence for their business is, they will have to turn to web developers to help them set up a website. If you are skilled in web development you can create websites for people or help other bloggers customize their blog right from the comfort of your home. As a web developer, you are automatically a freelancer so you can sign up to the various freelancing websites to start getting jobs. You can as well make flyers and mini billboard so people can contact you when they need your services.

    Read Also: How To Start A Web Design Business In Nigeria


    Well just like blogging where you will have to write articles on a particular niche, podcasting is you transferring those words into recording so people can listen to them while jogging, driving or working on other assignments. You can do this from the comfort of your home. All you really need when it comes to podcasting is a microphone, recorder, software editor and a publishing platform.

    Drop Shipping

    Starting an e-commerce website requires lots of work as you will need to get a warehouse where you can store most of your items, employ staffs and riders to help deliver the items to your customers but drop shipping requires little or no effort. All you have to do when it comes to drop shipping is look for a manufacturer, connect with them, get images of the items they manufacture and paste those images with their prices on your website. Once anyone makes an order, you send the order to the manufacturer and they do all the hard word which includes packaging and delivery. This business is profitable and can be done from the comfort of your home.

    Read Also: How To Start Your Drop Shipping Business In Nigeria


    If you are bold and confident and like to show yourself on camera then starting a vlog is what you should do. Just like blogging where you have to pick a niche same goes for vlogging. You can make a video of yourself talking on a particular topic and post it on YouTube. When it comes to vlogging all you need is a camera, microphone, video editing software and you can do this right from the comfort of your home.

    Read Also: How To Start A YouTube Channel

    Other online business includes:

    Freelance writing
    Social media marketing
    Virtual assistant
    Graphic designing
    Domain Flipping


    There are various low-cost businesses you can start from your home and they would require some skills to start them.

    Cake Making

    For every celebration, a cake is needed and if you check around you almost every week one celebration or another takes place to be it a wedding, birthday etc. if you are skilled in cake making, you can start this business right from the comfort of your home. All you would need is to get the necessary equipment’s and items needed to make a cake, create a handbill and billboard you can put around your neighborhood so when anyone needs your service they can contact you.

    Natural Fruit Juice Making

    Starting a natural fruit juice making business is one of the businesses you can start from home. Most of the juices we have around are brought from other countries which will require preservatives so as to make the juice stay longer and might not be good for human consumption you can start a natural fruit juice business and still profit from it. This will require getting different kinds of fruits and mixing them so as to get different flavors.

    Read Also: How To Start A Natural Fruit Juice Business In Nigeria


    There are numerous opportunities that can be seen in the agriculture sector and you can tap into them. Though it might seem that for anyone to go into agriculture they must own a piece of land but the truth is there are certain agricultural businesses you can start in your home in a small scale and grow it. This agricultural business idea includes:

    Fish Farming: This is one of the most profitable agriculture businesses anyone can start. If you are unable to get a piece of land to construct a pond so you can start your fish farming, you can start recirculating farming where you use tanks that are interconnected with different pipes to bring in clean water while another to remove waste water. You can also use drums that have taps at the bottom

    Poultry Farming: rearing of chickens and other kinds of birds does not really require you getting land and putting all the necessary equipment’s needed to start a poultry farm but you can do this business in your home. As long as there is space in your compound, you can get a carpenter to do a cage with nets and put bulbs in them.

    Read Also: How To Start A Lucrative Small Scale Poultry Farming

    Others may include:

    Snail Farming
    Grasscutter Farming
    Liquid soap making
    Makeup Artistry

    Read Also: Side Hustle Businesses You Can Start


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