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1.  Start a daycare center

A daycare center is one of the best businesses you can start from home, especially if you love being around children. Operating a daycare center allows you to spend a great deal of time with your own children while taking care of other people’s children as well. This business is a good choice for moms and women who are already experienced in caring for children.

2.   Start making gift baskets from home

If you are a creative individual, and you have an eye for good art designs; then you can start making gift baskets from home. With proper marketing, you are sure to make a lot of money on Christmas, St Valentine day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, etc.

3.  Start selling home baked goods

If you are skilled in baking and making snacks, you can as well consider going into the business of selling home baked snacks. This business is lucrative especially when you become a known brand within your neighborhood. You can start by baking cupcakes, pies, buns, homemade bread, etc.

4.  Start a medical transcription service

This business is a great choice for moms with a good command of the English language and excellent typing skills. Medical transcripts are always in demand and so many doctors prefer to outsource their transcription function, thus giving you an opportunity to make money. Another sweet part of this business is that it requires very low overhead and a minimal equipment.

5.  Become a freelance contractor

Doing freelance jobs is another great way to earn money from home. In fact, this business is very profitable especially for those residing outside the United States. If you reside in countries such as Philippines, Nigeria, Ghana, China, India, etc; then this is an opportunity for you to earn an extra income because jobs are now been shipped out of the U.S. Example of jobs you can do online from home include writing, typing, editing, scriptwriting, animated video production, etc.

6.  Offline and Online Tutoring

This field no longer only caters to struggling children or those people with learning disabilities. Rather, parents are now flocking to tutors to help their children get ahead and learn much faster. Times are changing indeed. Another tactical approach to this business is to take your teaching skills online.

Do you know that there are a lot of people online willing to pay to learn English language? Do you know that the educational trend is now moving towards online learning? Well, I leave you to your thoughts.

7.  Start a business coaching service

Do you have administrative or management experience? Have you been through trying times and overcame? Then you can become a business coach. When the economy gets tough, business owners need all the help they can get to move ahead. As a business coach, your duty is to empower these business owners and managers, and help them improve their work performance; through personal development and change.

8.  Start an elderly care service

A growing population of elderly citizens means big opportunity for non-medical home care service providers. Your task in this business is to help the elderly people go through their daily lives. Examples of services you can offer include house cleaning, transportation, dietary assistance, bathing, etc.

9. Start a web designing business

In today’s technology driven world, business owners are realizing the importance of having their businesses on the internet. In fact, running a web based business is a trend that has come to stay. So, if you have got the technical know-how and the skills, you can build a career as a web designer right out of your closet.

10. Start a candle and craft production

Making and selling these handicrafts is a great way to make good money. If you are good at making attractive crafts, you can have your children help you create these items while you market them easily from your home. You can also venture into small scale candle production as candles are always in demand throughout the year.

11.  Affiliate marketing

Online affiliate marketing does not require you to directly interact with customers or worry about finding a place for products in your home. You can start a successful affiliate marketing business by finding companies that offer products you are interested in and then you market them on the Internet. Some of the biggest affiliate marketing companies on the internet include eBay, Amazon, Clickbank, CJ, etc.

12.  Start a catering service

Catering can be a good idea for that mom who loves cooking and entertainment. Most of the work can be done in your home while looking after your children. You don’t need to rent a space and you can only spend a minimal time out of the house; that is if you plan adequately and have a competent staff.

13.  Start a legal transcription service

To become a legal transcription expert, you will need the same equipment as a medical transcriptionist, but you will have to swap those medical books and dictionaries for legal ones.

14.  Start offering nanny services

Another business you can do from home is a babysitting business. You can fulfill your dream of working from home by rendering nanny services to busy mothers who do not have enough time for their babies, as a result of their job or other things.

15. Start offering pet sitting services

There’s a growing demand for pet services around the world. If you have a passion for animals, and you feel comfortable being around pets, then you can offer to take care of other people’s pet while they are away. Services you can offer alongside pet sitting are pet grooming, doggy day caredog walking and other pet-related services.

16. Publish your own book

Yes. You can become a publish author without even leaving your home. Instead of spending your free time gossiping with other jobless housewives or chatting online, why not write a book. You can either publish through a traditional publishing company or you can self publish online through Amazon and Kindle. J. K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter series became a billionaire right from home. If she can do it, you too can.

17.  Start a wedding planning business

Do you possess good organizational skills? Do you thrive under pressure? Do you have a flair for putting together beautiful events? If yes, then you will succeed as a wedding or event planner. You can even take your business further by putting it on the web.

18.  Start a carpet cleaning business

Only but a few people are willing to let their carpets get dirty but unfortunately, they don’t have time to clean their carpet. This is where you come in. You can help people clean their carpet and you get paid for the service that you have rendered.

19. Start a housekeeping service

Housekeeping services is all about helping people maintain and keep their houses in order. You can start around your neighborhood and with time, you will get to extend your services to other areas. Extra services you can do alongside your housekeeping service include housecleaning, lawn care, etc.

20.  Start a medical billing service

This type of business offers you another opportunity to showcase your accounting experience in a steady work-from-home career. There are many opportunities in this field for moms who want to work from home.

Compilation by Ajaero Tony Martins A serial entrepreneur and investor with several successful companies in his portfolio. He does business in one of the world's toughest environment and has an audacious goal to become a billionaire in his life time. You can click here to read his full bio.