to start a Work from Home Business
Starting your own business from home is easier than it has ever
been. The web makes it a much simpler task to find the knowledge
you need to start your business, advertise and promote it, buy
stock or equipment, find customers and sell your products.
Most importantly with gloomy economic predictions, it's much
cheaper to start a business from home than to pay out for premises
for office or retail space. Most of the businesses listed on this
site can be started and run on a small budget, enabling you to
keep overheads down and minimise the risk of your business failing.
If you're employed, many of them can be carried out in your spare
Questions to ask yourself before starting your business
Do I have skills or qualifications I can use to Work from Home,
such as work skills like book-keeping,
data entry or PR skills? Do
I have a qualification, such as a degree, which I could use for
Can I create a business by building on an existing hobby or interest?
Can my gardening
or DIY enthusiasm translate to a part-time or home-based business
and provide a second income? Could I make crafts to sell?
Can I learn a new skill to earn money? What about a computer
course or learning to be a plumber? Where do I find out about
courses and training ?
Does my new business need funding for buying materials, tools
or stock? Where do I get funding if I need it? Can I get a grant?
Do I need to write a business plan?
If you've given some thought to the above questions, a business
idea might already have sprung to mind and you're ready to go.
But if you can't think of an idea to make money from home, then
check out the ideas we've listed, to give you some help and inspiration
in setting up your working from home business. There are many
options in which no investment is needed to start your business,
so no matter how short of cash you are you can still find ways
to make money from home.
This site is based in the UK, but a great business idea can earn
you money in the US, Australia, Europe, India or wherever you
live. The 'World Wide Web' really is that, and has made starting
a home business so much easier.
The tricky part of starting your own business is the first year
- as many businesses fail in the early days. Find out how to maximise
your chances of success. How do you get started? What are the
legalities? Do you need a licence, insurance or a permit? Do you
have to tell your mortgage company? How do you raise money? How
does a business plan help? When do you need to tell the taxman?
What about starting a limited company? What are the pitfalls to