The thought of running your own home business to some is an exciting idea but seems like it is something that might be way out of their reach. You might be surprised though if you sit down and take an evaluation of the skills you might already have that you may be able to turn into a money making venture.
If you are in good shape and you are very fitness minded, you might want to consider having a home business that deals with being a personal trainer. Of course you should be certified for something like this but you can find out what how to get certified with the National Federation of Professional Trainers. With this kind of work you can go to a persons home and help them train to get into better shape.
If you are are advanced in Yoga, you might want to think about teaching it to others. You don't have to spend money on a space to rent you can always take your lessons to a clients home or even to their office setting. You will however need to be certified and have special insurance for this type of business.
If you have some school subjects that you are especially good at starting your own tutoring business is a nice idea. You don't need any special certification for this and it is easy to find those who need tutoring by going to your local schools and their district offices to see what their needs might be.
If there are some special business tools that you are excellent at and want to be able to help others manage their businesses better, you can always try to utilize your skills by being a business coach. You will need to be certified for this as well as become a member of a referral service.
If you have been trained in the medical field especially medical transcription, as long as you have the proper equipment needed you can very quickly and easily get work from a variety of different companies that need both medical transcription and medical billing. If you have done both or have been trained in both this could be the perfect home job for you.
If you are skilled at bookkeeping and accounting it might be a good idea for you to get yourself certified as a CPA. All businesses need someone to take care of their bookkeeping affairs and if you are certified you might be surprised how much of a demand your services might be.
If you know how to design useful and good looking websites you should consider taking this skill and turning it into a profitable venture by designing others sites. Once you start looking and asking around you find out quickly how much a web designers skills are in demand.
If one of your hobbies happens to be photography you might be able to take this skill and open up your own photo taking business right from your own home. If you can visit people at their homes, or somewhere they choose. You can also, if you have the room in your home, set up a nice little studio in your own home.
If you are creative and seem to have a nice flair for decorating your own home and maybe a friend or two, you might want to seriously consider going into interior design. If you visit the American Society of Interior Designers you will find a lot of different resources as well as what each state requires before you can get a license.
Love to make gift baskets? Why not start selling them? This is probably one of the easiest and cheapest types of home businesses to start up. You don't need a license or certification just a good eye for detail and creative ideas. You can sell your gift baskets in person as well as trying to sell them online.
A really common one that a lot of people start up would be a cleaning service. If you like to clean and are good at it, the start up cost is minimal and you can offer your services for individual homes or offer to do offices and other businesses.
With the combination of your own personal skills and a little bit of planning and research, what you can do with your own business is entirely up to you and what you have to offer others.