Artist

If you have some artistic talent, you can start just about any business that reflects your abilities. Sell paintings online or create your own designs and sell them on merchandise through sites like CafePress. Art doesn’t necessarily mean drawing either. If you have a talent for jewelry, sewing or any artistic endeavour, there are many ways to turn that passion into profit.

Blogger

Simple to get started and incredibly self-fulfilling to work on, blogging is a go-to work at home idea for many moms. It allows you to focus on a topic that you enjoy most and work around your own schedule.

Career or Life Coach

It isn’t always easy for people to figure out what’s best for them. Sometimes we just need someone to help us along and to get us through the rough patches. Career and life coaches can help people get to that better place more easily and quickly than they would on their own. If you love people and have a true desire to help them, this may be the business opportunity for you.

Copywriter

With the age of the Internet in full bloom and content marketing becoming the center of it all, the need for copywriting has never been greater. If you have a love of the written word and a firm grasp on the grammar rules that make up our language, becoming a professional editor could be your ideal freelancing business.

Direct Sales or Home Based Franchise

If you love meeting new people and helping them use the latest gadgets or products, you may want to consider a direct sales business. All the products are picked out, you are given all the marketing materials you need, and you’ll have the support of other people who are doing the same thing. Some of the more popular businesses for this idea include: Avon, Mary Kay, Passion Parties and The Pampered Chef.

Fitness Trainer

Your love for helping other people get in shape could become your next business opportunity. You can help coach people in your home, go to theirs, or offer online classes through Skype or video chat. You could even start a blog helping people with fitness and workout tips. Using your blog to create a following, you could also create and sell personalized workout plans online.

Freelance Writer

The need for writers has grown exponentially over the last few years. From website article writing to technical writing, your options are endless. If this is something you are interested in, you may want to consider specializing in a specific industry to help establish your expertise more easily, such as gaming, health or eCommerce product descriptions.

Gift Basket Business

You could probably send a gift basket to someone for just about anything going on in their life. From birthdays, holidays, get well wishes or congratulations, gift baskets are one of the perfect ways a person can let someone know they are thinking of them. As a business opportunity, if you love doing something on the creative side, this could be an ideal business for you. There are various ways to enter this business – from starting it on your own from scratch to working with an established franchise. A quick search online for gift basket franchises should turn up some ideas if you decide to go that route.

Hobby-Related Business

Your love for your hobby could turn into a passion for profits. With the success of online marketplaces such as eBay and Etsy, you can have an instant platform for selling your creative wares. If you don’t feel like selling your creations, you can sell tutorials that will let others make them instead.