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Small business ideas. Every where you go today, you are bound to be hearing all sorts of different complains about how hard the situation of things has become. Even those who are working in one office or the other appears not to be spared from the general complaints.

But worrying or complaining about the condition of things does little to lessen the worries it rather heighten them. While it may be said that is a general problem, those who today are working in one small business or the other which they had spent some time thinking about and making some deep researches about are not doing bad compared to those that rarely employ their faculties to think about some business ideas that they could start and do it on their own even possibly right from home.

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Far from sounding a bit exaggerated here, greater number of people today are just working for working sake and not necessarily that the job they are doing is adequately taking good cares of them. ‘Half bread, they say is better than nothing’! and they make do with such when they can actually do better by having a small business of their own.


Little Startups That Later Becomes Big

So for such ones, investing their precious time to think out some businesses they could possibly do right from their homes which could making some big differences for them irrespective of who they are and as long what they are judiciously working their ass off for are not reciprocating so to say.

Here are some great business ideas that one could start from home and at least give a better account of his or her self if given the needed attentions.

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1. Childcare

Do you know that apart from keeping you busy and highly focused, taking care of the children of busy parents can actually keep you both in good mood and extra cash to meet up with your basic demands? Though conditions and regulations guarding this may differ from country to country due to recent high trends of criminal activities and domestic safety, getting a job as a Nanny is actually one of the most satisfying jobs that a person can do and really enjoy endless benefits if the kids fare well with them. Appreciative parents hardly jokes with the welfare of such kind hearted Nannies.

2 Dinner Preparation

Far from any other thing of what others may think. No! you are not a house girl or to be viewed as such even in your likely advanced age. Some families cannot do without a chef to provide them with homemade meals because they know value of eating together instead of constantly eating away and separately due to their busy schedule. If you are good in the kitchen and live a responsible life, this opportunity is open for you to explore. There’s a woman who does this for four different busy families. She prepares different meals that could serve each of the four families for a week in different day during the week and she makes stable income from this unique employment. So it is another good option to look into.


Have you been to an office or works where one of the staff entertains others very well during their break or at other time during the working hours? This may sound funny to hear but such a person could do much better if he can polish his skills and go all out to make people happy for money. Ask how comfortably the comedians are living today and you will understand me better. Another thing in that line is, if you know how to play any musical instruments very well, that could be a genuine income generator for performing on different occasions around the town.

4.Personal Assistant

How much does your organizing skills worth in your present employment? Do you think you can do better helping others to be organized for a fare consideration for your organizational skills? Being organized is a valuable skill that many people lack and in which they pay a lot to others who could assist them to have things running smoothly in their managerial skill and positions. You can offer to do this with more better pay than in your full time job.

5. Personal Tutoring

This idea keeping popping up in several posts in this platform due to how important and realistic it is around the world. If as a teacher you offer to this as a part time job, you loses nothing but instead benefit in two basic ways. (a.) Your knowledge would be up to date (b.) Your pocket will keep dripping with just enough cash to cater for other expenditures pending when your basic pay comes in or could be used for another important project. If made a full time job, then look at a full article on the benefits here.

6.Personal Shopping

This is a business person for short. You are just there to render the badly needed helps for a corresponding fee. You did no wrong by offering to be doing that for people. See an article also on how to do it better.

7. Sewing Services/Knitting

Are you a tailor and aside from making some full dresses for people, can you offer a knitting job to people? This can actually put some little change into your pocket while you wait for the big ones which doesn’t come often. But this little suggestions works pretty fine for a sudden relocation from your formal location due to some unforeseen.

8.Event Decoration/Cake making

Are you a charming lady and has the flares for making things look classic? Can you learn this if you don’t know it before now? Consider those two questions and jump into this business as against any other options because you are sure to hit it big doing that. Don’t say I didn’t tell you.

9.Computer Repairer/Phone Troubleshooting

When I said this, I had some feelings that any body reading through this article may quickly go to the next point; reasoning that it is only meant for the Ikeja boys in Computer village. But do you know that with your little knowledge in computer and spending an ample times understudying the all the ‘fearful and delicate Android phones’ which most of its users are afraid to handle, could be making you some little pocket money if you are known to have some good knowledge of manipulating the devices? You may not make much with this but it does bring in some least expected money sometimes.

10. Flower arranging

If you love nature as an individual, many others also do. You have many business opportunities with this if you are a bit crafty with your passion. Can you grow beautiful flowers and have the knowledge to impress others with their uniqueness? Do this in an open area where many people regularly take to their work everyday and get rewarded for your works.

Tell others through your flyers that you can as well beautify wedding cars with adorable flower decorations and see them constantly looking for you with some jobs to do for them.

11.House cleaning

Can you contact some of your friends to link you up with their own friends who may be needing your services? Any serious young guy with reputable and trusted referrals can do exceptionally well in this area.

12. Cosmetic sales

With the mention of this, my mind quickly flashed to one of aunt’s friend who had made a fortune doing this. All that is needed to excel in this business is to be a people’s person. Be free with your customers because your business automatically turns you into a family friend.

Caution: Do not joke with your business. Know where to draw the line, if not all your goods would go on credit with many turning into bad debts.

13. Disc Jokery

How did that make you feel? well, while some are busy dancing to those nice mixes at the weekend parties or weeding ceremonies, others are equally busy making their money giving it out to the crowd. Granted, friends will be calling you those nice guy names but none puts money into your pocket if you are out there playing away your time.

You Can get attached to an established DJ and learn the basics from him. As you grow from there, you are bound to have contacts that you would perform for and be making your cool cash.

14. Event Coordinator

Do you know that what you started out as a child’s play in some family events can turn out massive if people get to know that you are doing it well? Start dressing accordingly to various events and you would soon find out that people will come looking for you with money to have you do it for them.

15 Exercise Instructor

Many gymnasiums are looking for a full time or a part time trainer. If you are in good shape, this opportunity can pay you for teaching what you know to their clients. Some can even start theirs from there.

16. Public Speaking

Can you hold people’s attention for a reasonable time in an event? Offer to make your contributions in events and do it well and see doors of opportunity FOR public speaking open for you to make lots of money from. It is one of the small business ideas that can be started from home.

17. Soap Making

Homemade soap are on the increase and people are making money from it. It is a business to start from home and enjoy doing for a maximum profits. Homemade soap is one of the small business ideas that can be done from home.

18 Writing Resume

If you are good and crafty in dishing out amazing resumes that could see people securing the jobs of their dreams, then show others what you have by marketing your service. Get yourself enmeshed with writing of different styles and trade it for some cool cash.

19. Business Coach

Do you have what it takes turn a faltering business around? You may never know what you have until you offer your expertise on one. If you notice such due to your knowledge in the field, then show your expertise by pinpointing any leakages in a business and have it amended and see where that takes you to.

20. Music Lesson

You can actually made extra income teaching people how to play musical instruments of their choices. Run a class for some people on this just as a private tutorial and make your money doing that.

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You can offer to be ironing clothes for money, washing clothes for others informally, writing for city magazines, website designing for people, becoming a photographer, do gardening within the compound and sell your produce to your neighbors especially during the dry seasons, you can starting corn roasting business by the roadside or at the front of your home.

There so many avenues for making money aside from being caged in a particular office per se if you really get your mind involved into some serious thinking. Many little business ideas are out there to make you big money but the only problem is that most of us allow their names to influence their thinking. It is true that they are called or addressed as small business ideas, but when you start any of them and give it the needed attentions, you would surely see it become a big business that caters for your needs as time goes by.

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  • olumide February 8, 2018

    how much can I have to start up did business


  • Obum June 23, 2017

    Nice to be here,no jokes


  • Ebere July 18, 2016

    Thanks for your write ups. I am interested in the area of dinner preparation. I have a place I opened for small eatery but I didn’t know it will be keeping me and my girls late night because of customers that likes staying out late. So if I can get some usy families that I can handle their food it will be okay by me so that we will close on time and still make our target for the day or week.


  • Pastor Wale April 8, 2016

    The contents here are very valuable and informative, I feel like I have discovered a treasure
    hidden for so long a time.
    Great job


  • Sandeep February 13, 2016

    Great content Amaechi. I really like the idea of resume writing. But most businesses needs to promote their services by either having a website so people can find them or they use online directories if they are not ready to have a website.

    Keep up the great job


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