25 Home Based Businesses & Jobs That Can Earn You More Than You Think

During recession or else in growing economy, working from home is always a great option. At one end it saves your traveling time and cost and on other you get extra time to work, enjoy or rest. According to an estimate you save fuel of about 50,000 PKR to 75,000 PKR per year working from home (The speed with which fuel prices are increasing, this amount will go beyond these estimates).

In this scenario, when you need spend money with a great care, thinking about work from home jobs can really save you. Let’s check out what are the highest paying home based options without investment or else with smaller investment.


    • Online Data Entry: All you need to have is expertise in browsing and speedy data entry. Some legitimate job portals to get projects from are freelancer.com and dataoutsourcers.com.
    • Freelance Software Development: If you’ve expertise in PHP and Action Script you can make great income working from home. Other programming expertises are also in demand, but getting projects for them is not that easy. Elance, Guru and other portals are rushed with PHP projects and they pay well too!
    • Freelance Writing: Definitely it’s not for everyone, but for those who have good command over English and expertise in a particular domain, they can go great with this career option.
    • Graphic & Web Designing: World Wide Web is meaningless without a design. If you’re a graphic or web designer, you should know that how rewarding web design industry is. Just think of selling a $10 logo and imagine how many you can make a day!
    • Blogging: Blogging is one of the profitable industries across the world, but you need to know enough about a particular niche to grow. If you’re an advertising professional, stick to your field, share your experiences, build audience and money will come automatically, i.e. by opting for ad networks etc.
    • Foruming: It can be a bit tricky but those who spend most of the time online will get it quickly. If you love to talk and have joined some forums where you’re an authority member, you can contact potential businesses for their marketing on those boards. The more forums with authority profile you have in your list, the more you’ll earn.
    • Virtual Assistant: As it costs quite high for businesses in US and Europe to hire assistants in their home country, they prefer people from third world, especially the South Asian region. Being a virtual assistant you’ve multiple jobs to do, depending on the business, but if you can use internet very efficiently, you can make great income out of it!
    • Just Being Active on Social Media: This is just an out of the way method that might attract those who spend hours and hours on Facebook and twitter. Let’s say you’ve a Facebook page (either funny or something serious) with a few hundred thousand likes or a twitter profile with some thousands of followers, why not to contact relevant business for their low cost promotion!
    • Online Accountancy: Accounting and Bookkeeping services outsourcing is among top jobs in the BPO industry. Almost all freelancing portals have such projects. What you need to have is expertise in operating accounting and bookkeeping services.
    • Interpreter/Translator Service: If you know multiple languages than you can encash your skill while being at home. Set up a webpage, be active on Linked in and other business forums and start selling your skill!
    • Marketing Services: Having expertise in marketing can lead you towards a great earning opportunity online. You just need to know the indepth of online marketing and you’ll make your own way!
    • Public Relations: Since all the businesses are going online and so they need online reputation building. If you’re a PR professional, you don’t need to go out now, staying at home you can do much more than that!


  • Legal & Medical Transcription: All you need to have is sufficient supply of medical & dictionaries, internet connection and of course a great typing speed.
  • Private Tutor: Although it’s one of the traditional jobs, but believe me; everyone cannot be a good teacher and so everyone cannot earn that good. If you’ve expertise in a particular subject, you can make a great living out of it. Accounting, English, Mathematics, Law, Physics and Chemistry are some of the top paying subjects for private tutors.
  • Beautician: For starting a beauty parlour all you need is expertise and a vacant room in your house.  This is one of the most flourishing businesses in Pakistan and so the opportunities are there!
  • Home Based Bakery: Many of baking lovers are operating this business effectively, even without having a website. Facebook advertising is one of the best mediums for such businesses. Advertise, prepare custom cakes and other bakery products on order and earn good amount. Target your own city only for best results.
  • Home Based Multi Label Store: This is probably one of the easiest things to start, however, you need extensive effort to stay in business. Buy products on retail and sell them online. Use Facebook Twitter and other forums for spreading the word about your business.
  • Food Delivery Service: Many of our business hubs are still lacking good food options in surrounding, and a food delivery business can go great in this situation. Get contract with a few offices, decide a weekly menu, take some upfront payment, prepare and deliver food!
  • Consulting Services: If you’re an expert in a field, why not to monetize your suggestions and guidelines. Of course initially you need to provide consultancy for free, but always keep the final word subjected to a subscription!
  • Personal Trainer: For those who love body building or staying fit at least and have enough experience that they can train someone, it’s a great option to become personal trainer. A personal trainer with a couple of years of experience in a posh area can earn beyond your imaginations! To take a start you may need to do apprenticeship in a reputed training center!
  • Yoga Instructor: You don’t need to buy huge space to run this business, instead take a start with a smaller setup and concentrate of providing quality to your customers! You’ll see a list of referrals expanding your business.
  • Child Care Service: In current scenario when both husband and wife a working a home based child care center nearby can be really great for them and a chance for you to turn your empty space and spare time into a profitable business.
  • Event Planner:  Have you ever planned someone’s wedding or a dinner or just something else and it went great? If so you can be a good event planner and turn it into a profession. All you need is to have good connections from where you can get business.
  • Craft Business: In Pakistan, mainly girls love making crafts and decorating home with that, but it’s truly a great business. Have small scale local exhibitions of your work, either at your own house or at a friend’s house and see the response on your handmade items. If it goes well, why not to do it often!
  • Computer Repair Service: For geeks who know each and everything about computer hardware and often render services to friends and family, they can have handsome amount out of it!

Which of the above is your area of expertise and are you ready to start your own home based business now?


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