The rise of the home-based business

The face of business is always changing and with it comes a whole load of new vocabulary to match its new look – current words that have only just entered industry speak include things like “mompreneur” and “solopreneur.”

These words are all based on one thing – home-based businesses. Just a few years ago, the majority of workers were based in offices and working for other people’s businesses. However, that has all recently changed and there are now more home-based businesses than ever before. This is because people now value flexible work time and the chance to be their own boss.

The home-based business has been on the rise for a few years now already; here are some of the ones that are doing particularly well.

Food companies

There are lots of people out there who consider themselves to be foodies. You just have to see the alarming number of food bloggers out there to realize that is the case! So there’s really no wonder that so many home-based companies are people who are trying to make it big in the world of food. Lots of boutique food companies were born in ordinary people’s kitchens and from there they have grown from strength to strength.

Child-inspired businesses

Working from home has given new moms a brand new lease of life. They don’t have to rush back to a full-time job anymore as they can try and earn an income from the comfort of their own home while they look after the baby. Many moms find that their children are their biggest inspiration and, as a result, many open child-inspired businesses that sell things like toys or babywear, for example.

Trading goods from home

Did you think that you have to leave your house to trade items and make a profit from it? Not anymore! In fact, many people, collectors especially, are going online to buy and sell products. Some of the most popular things traded are entertainment items like DVDs, books, and games. If you want to try selling some of your old ones you can get an instant quote from many websites. It’s also worth taking a look to see what other sellers are selling their items for on eBay.

Content and writing agencies

Another industry that is really easy to infiltrate from home is the world of writing and content creation. These days, there are so many home-based content agencies out there, and they are mainly single-person ventures. The best thing about running this kind of business is that you can take it as far as you want it – you can keep it small enough so that you don’t need to hire any helpers or you can grow the company so that you have a proper agency from an office.

These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to home-based businesses. There are lots of different agencies that people are tapping into these days! Have you always thought about working from home? Why not give it a go!?

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