Okay, so you love spending time at home in your pajamas but even more than that you just love, love, LOVE food? Preparing food, smelling food, even taking pictures or writing about food? If your answer is yes, we have some great news for you! If you’re a passionate foodie looking for a fulfilling job – either part-time or full-time – here are some home-based business ideas that will a) allow you to fully embrace your passion and b) make some money while doing what you love. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in and check out some of them.
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No special licenses required
When running a food-related business, you’re obligated to obtain all sorts of special licenses and permits. However, there are some that don’t involve preparing and distributing food, so no special licenses are required. Here are just some of them:
If enjoying food and writing about it, rather than making it, is your thing, you can use that to start a food blog. Just think about it: surely, you’ve tried some amazing things you wish the world knew more about. So, you can take it upon yourself to spread the word about all the wonderful delicacies you got the chance to try, and you can even include the recipes in your blog.
Another fun idea for people who enjoy food but don’t know how to prepare it. Even though you won’t actually be taking photos of food in your own home, this can still qualify as a home-based business because that’s where you’ll be developing and editing the pictures. You can later sell those pictures to food magazines and blogs, or even work as a freelance food photographer on various events.
Special licenses required
Unlike the previously mentioned business options, there are those that involve working with food directly. For the businesses we’re about to mention, you’ll need to obtain special licenses and permits regulated by your local law. Some of those businesses are:
Homemade frozen food delivery
Due to today’s busy lifestyle, many people don’t have the time to prepare home-cooked meals. That’s why opening a homemade frozen food delivery business can be quite a successful endeavor. So, if you have the proper appliances and equipment, a reliable gas connection and enough free time, start preparing and freezing food you’ll later deliver to your customer’s doorstep.
Another fun business idea involves making delicious baked goods. Here, you can also offer the delivery services as well. You can choose to either make sweet or salty baked goods, or you can choose to do them both. Also, if you decide on the sweet alternative to be your main focus, you can even take a course to learn how to make fondant figurines and ornaments and include that in your offer as well. To make your business stand out from the crowd, you can even focus on working overnight only. This will work as an excellent USP and you’d be surprised just how much orders you’ll actually get.
If you’ve ever hosted a big dinner party, you know just how much work there is to be done. You’ve also probably regretted not hiring a catering company at least once during the prep and serve process. So, you can choose to open a catering business and target only small, personal celebration, as big events like weddings and birthdays are almost impossible to handle without a team.
If you don’t find the idea of spending your days preparing actual food quite appealing, you can focus more on specialty goods. These include homemade juices, jams and preservatives. The good thing is that you can make huge batches of said products relatively fast, so you can have a bit more free time. Also, focus on creating seasonal offers, as obtaining fresh supplies that are not available everywhere during a particular season can really be difficult and rather pricey.
As you can see, there are numerous business options you can choose from if you want to start a home-based food business. So, find out about all the various options, choose the one that’s up your alley, and start earning some money while doing what you love.