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100 Examples of a Home Business

 , updated on August 15, 2023
A home business is independent self-employment whereby an individual pursues a business model without employing anyone. This may literally occur in the home or may involve other locations. Most home businesses are based on a handful of business models such as consulting, freelancing, reselling, retailing and product marketing. The following are common types of home business.
Accounting
Antique Dealer
App Developer
Appraisals
Architect
Art Gallery
Babysitting
Bartending Service
Bricks & Clicks
Business Process Outsourcing
Business Services
Caregiving
Carpentry
Caterer
Cleaning Services
Coaching
Commission Sales
Computer Repair
Consulting
Crafts
DJ
Daycare
Ecommerce Seller
Equipment Leasing
Event Planning
Event Producer
Event Promotion
Farming
Fashion Design
Flea Markets
Florist
Food Products
Freelancing
Furniture Making
Game Developer
Graphic Designer
House Painting
Import / Export
Information Security
Installation Services
Jewelry Making
Junk Removal
Landscaping
Language Instruction
Lawn Services
Licensing
Local Marketing Service
Made-to-Order
Maintenance Services
Manufacturing
Marketing Affiliate
Music Producer
Music Teacher
Musician
Online Shop
Patents
Pet Grooming
Pet Sitter
Pet Training
Photographer
Plant Nursery
Podcasting / Streaming
Pool Cleaning
Popup Shop
Product Design
Professional Services
Proofreading & Editing
Property Management
Property Renovations
Publishing
Real Estate Agent
Recycling
Refurbishing
Rentals
Repair
Reselling
Restoration Services
Retail
Reuse
Security Services
Sewing & Tailoring
Snow Removal
Social Media Manager
Software Development
Software Support
Tax Preparation
Teaching
Tech Support Services
Tours
Toy Products
Trades (e.g. Plumbing)
Training
Translation & Localization
Tutoring
Upcycling
Used Goods
Value Added Reseller
Vending Machines
Wood Products
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In the United States, the top industries for home businesses with no employees were:
1. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
2. Other Services
3. Real Estate, Rentals and Leasing
4. Construction
5. Transportation and Warehousing
6. Administrative and Support
7. Retail
Source: Small Business Administration, "Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories," August 2022
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