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Try dodging few of these home-based business ideas. Do it at your own pace and space with no time constraint or even peer pressure.

An excerpt (re-write) from ENTREPRENEUR Magazine (Summit Media), June 2011 issue.

(Prices and figures that corresponds may not be real-time, may change without prior notice and may vary case to case basis)

40 Home Based Business Ideas Photography

1.) Freelance Photographer

As photographer, your equipment will eat up most of your capital; camera, lenses, tripod, memory cards, light boxes, light stands, and reflectors. Lot’s of gigs to choose from – Event Photography, Portrait, Product, Stock Images, News, Corporate and more. You can even submit rare photos to stock photo sites for considerable passive income such as GettyImage, Shutterstock, iStock, 500px, Adobe Stock and more.

To learn more about Freelance Photography, check out EnviraGallery.

Startup costs: PHP200,000 – PHP500,000

2.) Freelance Web Developer

Invest in a computer with the necessary hardware and software. Create and maintain company websites for small companies to big corporations, as well as organizations and individuals. You can choose from different websites you want to develop, such as Corporate Websites, Personal or Vlog Sites, Portfolio, E-Commerce and more.

Web Design and Development is a hit specially in the online industry. So, you want to hit the road on online web development freelancing, can start signing up to these top freelancing sites – Upwork, Freelancer, Hubstaff, Onlinejobs and more.

You might want some quick tips on how to be a successful freelancer, check out ADAMS Project

Startup costs: PHP50,000 – PHP100,000

40 Home Based Business Ideas Travel Agency

3.) Travel Agent

Go beyond the usual booking and arranging of flights and offer customized vacation packages to your clients, anywhere and at any time of the day. Invest heavily on your marketing efforts and refine your travel agency craft by taking advice such as from The Working Woman.

You say, seminars, training courses? You can shell out a little of your time and money by attending seminars such as at Travel Trade Philippines.

Startup costs: PHP50,000 – PHP100,000

40 Home Based Business Ideas Catering Services

4.) Catering Services

Find a niche by providing specialized services like and all-healthy menu, or a fine-dining ambiance. Aside from your employees and delivery system, plan your logistics well.

BusinessCoach Philippines has seminars on this. You may want to go and check it out.

Startup costs: PHP100,000 – PHP200,000

40 Home Based Business Ideas Tutor

5.) Tutorial Services

Offer to tutor students in their homes, schools, or other childcare organizations. Prepare your lesson plans well and spend on marketing. 


Besides local tutoring, online tutorial is such a big hit this internet age. You may want to go and check 51Talk, RareJob, Weblio and More.


Better yet, stretch yourself a bit a learn to come up with online e-modules for online students, where when you learn to position yourself, you’ll be able to earn passive income as well. You’d be glad to know about sites that offer coaches this opportunity such as Coursera, Lynda, Udemy, Audacity, Khan Academy and More.

Startup costs: PHP10,000 – PHP50,000

40 Home Based Business Ideas Event Planner

6.) Event Planner

Organize everything from weddings, debuts, to birthdays or build a niche in one. Networking is essential in getting new clients. Be creative, detail-oriented, and well-organized.

Of course, you don’t wanna missed-out on learning the basic tips on Tips for a Successful Event Planning. As well as how to start a Home-Based Event Planning Business. You may want to check out Event Planning Blueprint about this.

Startup costs: PHP50,000 – PHP100,000

40 Home Based Business Ideas T-Shirt Printing

7.) T-Shirt Printing

Go traditional with silk-screening or go for more unique and instant designs with iron-on decals. Join bazaars or create your own online boutique. You may also want to learn more about How to Start a Home-Based Business T-Shirt Printing Business.

You might also, want to do some extra strides and attend seminars on T-Shirt Printing Business and Uniprint here in the Philippines is the Prime source of Knowledge Base as well as Printing Supply experts.

Startup costs: PHP10,000 – PHP20,000

40 Home Based Business Ideas Personal Trainer

8.) Personal Trainer

Provide one-on-one or group fitness sessions in the comfort of your clients’ home or in the gym where they have a membership.

Get yourself Educated about How to be an Effective Personal Trainer at ISSA, The PDTC and at ATPA.

Startup costs: PHP5,000 – PHP20,000

40 Home Based Business Ideas Direct Selling

9.) Direct Selling

Look for a legitimate direct-selling company that genuinely interest you as you will be the one going out to pitch their products to other people.

You might not go pitchen without hindsight of the Top Tips In Direct Selling Success, as well as knowing the top companies that office great opportunity for direct selling individuals such as Herbalife, Amway Nutrilite, AIM Global, Boardwalk, Natasha and More.

Startup costs: PHP10,000 – PHP20,000

40 Home Based Business Ideas Mobile Pet Grooming

10.) Mobile Pet Grooming

Welcome your client’s furry little friends to your home or go to theirs. Make sure you have top-of-the-line equipment and animal-friendly cleaning solvents.


This Mobile Pet Grooming Tips will further give you the knowledge ability to do your grooming gigs. And if you want to read further, take some few more advice at  The Balance Careers

Startup costs: PHP10,000 – P20,000


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