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Are you a creative person who has always wanted to work from home? Maybe your boss ‘hates’ you or your commute is just too long? Perhaps you have young children who you dread leaving with the childminder each morning? Or maybe, you just want a life that’s a little less structured? If any of these apply to you, you’ve come to the right place.

Working from Home:

Below, we have put together a guide to all the best home-based jobs for people with a creative streak and motivated mindset. So long as you are willing to work hard, stay motivated and hone your skills, you can easily make a success of working from home.

There are many benefits to working from home, from saving on commuting costs to being able to spend more time with your family. If you have the mindset to be successful, working from home could be the ideal career choice.

To give you some ideas of all the most profitable home-based jobs for creative people, we thought we would share some ideas.

Blogger

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Believe it or not, blogging isn’t just a hobby, it’s a business and a profitable one at that. Well, as long as you treat it like one, that is. If you are serious about working from home and have a flare for writing, setting up a blog could be perfect for you.

Of course, you can’t expect to start a blog, write a few articles and be an overnight success. It takes time to build a successful business, and it’s important to understand that. (You could always take on some freelance writing work while you build your blog up.) You’ll need a custom designed site, a suitable CMS, a domain name, and reliable web hosting, all of which come with a cost. However, if you are serious about becoming a successful blogger, you need to be willing to invest in yourself.

Writer

Have you always dreamed of writing your own book? Maybe now could be the perfect time to make the most of your literary aspirations? If you’ve always loved to write short stories, writing a novel could be perfect for you.

Of course, becoming a writer takes a lot of creativity, hard work, and motivation. However, if you have the skills and knowledge to produce your own book, it’s worth it. You’ll not only need to invest in a laptop if you don’t already have one, but also any necessary software. It’s also a good idea to join a writing group where you can meet with other local writers. At these groups, you can share your ideas, and read each other’s work. As a new writer, you’ll need all the help you can get so that you can make a success of your new venture.

Baking cakes

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If you have a passion for cooking and love the idea of working from home, how about launching a baking business? When it comes to ordering cakes for special occasions, many people don’t like the high prices of shop made cakes. So often, prefer to hire local bakers to make what they need – be it a birthday cake or wedding cake, for a lower price.

That’s why, if you have an aptitude creating beautiful cakes, a baking business could be ideal. Obviously, like with any business, it would take time to build up. But once you have a good customer base, a baking company could be incredibly profitable.

Of course, to be able to build up a profitable business, the cakes that you create would need to be of a high-quality. Your cakes need to taste amazing, as well as looking wonderful. If you haven’t had any training when it comes to cake decorating or baking, it could be a good idea to hone your skills. That way, you would be able to ensure that the cakes you sell are of a professional quality.

Photographer

Do you have an interest in photography? Are the photos you take always of a beautiful quality? Perhaps you could launch your own photography business? If you have the skill and talent to capture incredible moments, becoming a photographer could be the perfect career move.

The best thing about working in the photography industry is the fact that you’ll have many options of areas to focus on. From wedding shoots to nature photography, when it comes to launching a photography business, there are so many options. Think about the things that interest you, before picking an area to focus on. You’ll do better if you work in an area of photography that interests you.

Of course, you’ll need to invest in some professional equipment, like a camera and editing software. These won’t come cheap but don’t let the cost put you off. If you don’t have the money, you could always take out a small business loan.  The equipment might be a little pricey, but if you are going to make a success of your venture, it’s worth investing.

Furniture upcycling

Do you have a spark for interior design? Have you always enjoyed doing up your home with DIY updates? How about trying your hand at revamping furniture and using your creativity to give old pieces a new lease of life? Doing up old pieces of furniture is a fun and enjoyable way to spend your time, and a great way to bring in money. Especially as, well done pieces can bring in a fantastic profit.

The best thing about this type of work is that it’s fun to do and isn’t too expensive to get started. All you’ll need is a few pieces of old furniture, some sandpaper, dust sheets, and paints, and voila you can launch your business. You could even earn a little extra by collecting old pieces of scrap furniture from people’s homes and charging a small fee for it.

Do you have a creative streak and like the idea of no longer having to commute? Then launching your own home-based business could be perfect for you. Starting a small business in a creative field could be the ideal career move. As long as you have the necessary skills and passion, for making a success of it, that is.

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