Who doesn’t want a job that they actually love? You’d be surprised how many people are taking the plunge and deciding to go ahead with their very own sideline business. These home start-ups are ideal for those who already have an income but wants to boost their finances, for those who want to do something a little different, or those who simply have a creative flair that they’re just desperate to give some airtime to.
Whatever your reasons for starting your own home business, there are lots of options of where your creativity could take you. Still looking for a little inspiration? Read on for 4 creative home start-ups that you’ll love.
We see signs everywhere; you’ve probably already seen a handful this morning on your way to work! From stop signs to this one way sign from myparkingsign.com, signage is big business! They give us information, tell us where we need to go, keep us safe and advise us where we should or shouldn’t park! So, with this in mind how about something a little more creative?
Signage for the home, garden, bedroom, hallway or bathroom is classed as home décor. Funny signs, cute signs, signs that are a little risqué – the homewares business is huge, and people are always looking to beautify their homes with stunning pieces. Get the materials you need and get creating! You can sell your work on places like eBay, social media and Etsy.
2. Vintage clothing sales
With the plethora of selling platforms available in today’s digitised world, it’s never been easier to sell niche products directly to those who want them. Vintage clothing is extremely popular, not just because most pieces are timeless but also because more and more people are avoiding fast fashion and becoming more conscious of their fashion choices. Scour charity shops, eBay and other places where you can find second-hand goods. Patch them up if you need to and sell them on. Create social media platforms so your target audience can find you!
3. An eBook author
Thanks to the popularity of eBooks, it’s never been easier to get yourself published. Whether you’re an aspiring author, you have notebooks at home filled with poetry that others might enjoy, or you consider yourself an expert on a particular subject. Creating an eBook and publishing it online could be a good little earner!
4. Become star baker
Let them eat cake! Or more specifically – a cake you have made that they will pay you for! Baking is a huge industry, thanks to the rise in popular baking shows and TV personalities, it’s never been more prevalent or lucrative.
If you love baking and have a flair for elegant wedding cakes, cute cupcakes or outrageous birthday cakes then how about starting your very own baking business. You won’t need much to get started! Build a portfolio through social media so everyone can see your baking skills and prowess! You’ll have orders coming in no time!