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5 Ideas for a Home-Based Business

5 Ideas for a Home-Based Business

Even with the threat of Brexit still looming over the UK, these uncertain times are not deterring those starting up home businesses. An increasing number of people are turning to themselves in order to earn their daily crust, and as the general attituded towards those taking the plunge is positive, perhaps 2019 will be the year you decide to dip into self-employment.

Below are some of the latest trends that just might inspire you to “go it alone”. With 82% of self-employed people saying that life is better, there really couldn’t be a better time to make those initial inquiries.

Alternatives to Single Use Plastics

Ever since the Blue Planet 2 showed that unforgettable, alarming episode about single use plastics, the UK is finally making some headway working towards eradicating single use plastics. Ideas on the development of recyclable alternatives to plastic products are being welcomed, as are those apps that help people reduce their plastic waste. We are finally becoming environmentally conscious, having filled landfill after landfill for decades.

Rethinking how we look at plastics could therefore turn out to be big business, and becoming involved at this stage of awareness would make fantastic business sense.

The Sharing Economy

This awareness of how much we waste on a daily basis has also led many to begin to live with less, and even though its ten years since Airbnb was founded, the sharing economy has continued to grow and thrive.

Borrowing things that we would previously have bought has given birth to an opportunity to those that would store, deliver, and collect items which prove popular to borrow.

Homemade Products

Increasing numbers of people are becoming interested in what was once termed as “homemade”. If you have a talent for crafting, in whatever medium, getting your work out there into the public domain might be the kick-start you need to build a home industry, and what was once viewed as a craft that was used only for family and friends could actually evolve in something far bigger

Online Services

Perhaps you are a gamer or one of the many who enjoys pitting their wits against the online casinos. You’re someone who always remembers to get more details and source out the best of the bunch before committing to any one site. You know how find all of the best deals and the best odds. You might want to consider taking your online prowess and turning it into a profitable business.

Over the last few years, it has been shown that consumers tend to prefer on-demand services, which are quite often online. We are seeing increasing numbers of people turning to the internet for what used to be face-to-face services, such as GP appointments, sports coaching, and even divorce proceedings.

The entrepreneurs among us will use the opportunity for business, whether that is providing freelance expertise, or even providing the way and means to carry out these appointments online.

Convenience is the name of the game nowadays and anyone who can save others time by offering expertise, coaching, or advice when needed is sure to be successful.


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by Rebecca Jones // Contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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