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101 Business Opportunities and Ideas
Discover 101 Business Opportunites and Ideas in South Africa

By: Franchise Finder

part 4: Home Business Opportunities

Home-based business opportunities are also a great way to make money or generate extra income. Some people like to find part-time work that they can run from home, but others prefer to throw themselves into the business and work full time. Depending on your preferences and needs, you should consider the following opportunities and ideas:

30. Home Industries Business – This type of business can be easily set up and run from the comfort of your own home. You can advertise on local free network websites such as Gumtree.co.za or Junkmail.co.za or on paid sites such as SouthAfricanFoodies in order to gain clients. Making birthday cakes, snack platters for functions or parties and even offering small scale catering services are great money making ideas. This can even grow into a full time business.
31. Day Care Centres Running a day care centre is a fantastic way to earn money from home. You can easily set up your day care and advertise your services and facilities with your neighbours and at local stores and establishments. This is the ideal work from home opportunity if you have your own children and would like to be at home to make the most of your time with them. If this particular home business opportunity interests you, you will need to consider going on a first aid course and depending on how many children you plan to host, you may need to be certified.
32. Kids Products and Toys Selling children’s products and toys, such as the range from Acorn Kids, is a fantastic opportunity to make money and have a great time while doing so. Bath products and educational toys of a great quality will easily get your foot in the door. With the right attitude and dedication you can run this type of business from the comfort of your own home. Many people choose to do this part time or full time as it can be quite profitable.
33. Babysitting Services This is the perfect work from home business opportunity for students or young stay at home mothers. You can offer a safe place for children to stay while their parents have to work late, or you could take on a few staff members, train them and ensure that someone is always available when parents need their children looked after. There are numerous ways that you can make a profit from this type of service. You can take a commission from the babysitters you manage or you could take membership fees from signed up parents. Either way, your management skills in this type of business opportunity will be well rewarded.
34. School Lift Services Having a business that offers a lift service in your neighbourhood is ideal if you have your own vehicle and don’t want to be tied down to standard office times. By chatting to your neighbours who are parents, you can quite quickly and easily set up a lift service for the children to and from school. You can even offer transport to and from sports practices. Many parents are busy at work and are unable to do this. SoccerMom is a great example of this type of business. This particular business is in such demand that they are often unable to take on new clients!
35. Exercise Classes for Stay at Home Mums and Housewives Many stay at home mums and housewives are interested in socialising and networking with others. Hosting yoga classes or even Tai bo classes is a great way to meet new people and make some extra money at the same time. These classes can be done in your home, in the living room or in any open, well ventilated space that you have available. With this type of home business opportunity your capital outlay is small and your profits can be fantastic. Of course you would need to go on a first aid course to ensure you are well equipped in all situations and also attend training courses for the type of class you wish to give. These are usually short courses and information on training can easily be located at local gyms or on websites such as coolcourses.co.za.
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Cosmetic & Jewellery Sales Avon Cosmetics and Honey Jewellery are great home business opportunities to get involved in. Everything can be done part time or full time and you can operate a small home office. The beauty of getting involved with either or these brands is that they are established on the market and well supported by the general public. Avon Cosmetics was started in 1886 and now have over 5 million representatives working for the brand worldwide. Avon is known to be the worlds most recognised beauty brand. Honey Jewellery was established in 1995 and has become a trusted fashion and accessory brand. With the right amount of effort and dedication you can turn this type of opportunity into a thriving success. All marketing material and catalogues are provided by both these companies.

37. House & Pet Sitting Services By offering your services to look after people’s houses and pets while they are away or unavailable, you can make yourself a good income. By running this type of business you won’t be tied down by regular office hours. You can make decent extra money by offering your reliable and trustworthy services to neighbours and people in the neighbourhood. Great free advertising opportunities exist at local grocery stores, pubs and even Gumtree.co.za.
38. Kids Party Hire Services – Offering these types of services presents the opportunity to make money from children’s birthday parties. With so many mothers working full time nowadays, services that offer the convenience of organising children’s parties are in great demand. Examples of such franchises are Mad Hatters Parties, SupaKids and Kido Parties. These franchises will provide all the equipment and accessories needed as well as training in order for you to run your business successfully. If you are creative and love piecing together fun environments and set-ups for children’s parties, then running a kids party hire business is definitely for you.
 


 
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