5 Home Based Businesses You Can Start Right Now

This collective experience is making us think differently about our lives and our livelihoods.

I’m here to support you in staying rooted in your creativity and what the future can hold for you, once this crisis passes. (And yes, it will pass.)

Here are simple ways to create a new income source from the comfort of your home-- all you need is a laptop and WiFi.

Take a break from this pandemic news and make some money moves!


Do you speak more than one language?

By now, I’m sure you’ve offered your bilingual skills to coworkers, friends, and family for free. Especially when translators don’t accurately express things to be said. Interpreters and translators are in high demand, especially as large companies expand their global reach. Consider this is your opportunity to cash out straight from your couch.

Pro Tip: create a multilingual personal website to attract and impress clients.


With 65% of content being outsourced, this is all the more reason for you to relax on the sofa in your PJs and crank out content for the web. Think about the times you’ve searched for random information on Google-- like your crushes zodiac sign. Blogs are the go-to for researching topics and consuming info online (just look at what you’re doing).

Pro Tip: house your content and raise money through affiliate links and advertising.

Online Store Owner

Online stores are one of the most straightforward ways to make money online, and you don’t need inventory-- hello drop shipping!

Now more than ever, people are shopping online since it’s a much safer way to get their goods.

The opportunities are endless with eCommerce! Sell things from your home on eBay or get creative and sell your handmade items like jewelry or candles.

All that’s left to do is create your online store or you can hire a professional web designer.

Web Designer

Starting a web design business was the path I took because there’s so much opportunity and the barriers to entry are low. My entire creative business is powered by Wix. No complicated code is required to start, and the drag-and-drop editor cuts the design time in half.

Web design, like any online business, requires courage, creativity, and the ability to execute consistently on the right strategies. Without a roadmap or guidance, the process can be overwhelming.

Before you start creating websites for clients and their online businesses, learn a few critical marketing, design, and sales skills that will serve you for life.

Webinar Instructor

The global eLearning market is expected to reach $375 billion by 2026 from $200 billion in 2019 (Global Market Insights). The pandemic fueled the demand for mobile and online learning.

Pro Tip: Create a webinar or online course and offer your expertise for a price.

If you’re a subject matter expert in a particular field, now is the time to cash out. Powerful learning happens when we are engaged as creators. With that said, you’ll want to pick a learning category that's engaging and relevant to your audience's needs.

Making more money, having more flexibility, and doing work that matters can happen from your couch.

There’s been no better time to be your own boss-- all you need is WiFi and a laptop.

Living through a pandemic, its challenges, economic crisis, and worldwide political upheaval require us to step up and become more creative.

Starting an online business is an opportunity to heal from our collective hurt.

Creating a home-based business is essential to survive the new normal. I’m encouraging you to think more creatively and positively, even in the face of the most horrific setbacks.

Keep your kind heart front and center.

The internet needs you to show up and share your unique products and special services — now more than ever. There’s plenty of space for everyone to succeed on the World Wide Web.