With the economy the way it is these days, no job is safe. More and more people are turning to starting up their own businesses, since at least then they’ll have all the power in their career. But with the economy how it is, it’s nearly impossible to get the capital to start hiring staff and rent spaces.

So with that in mind, we’ve come up with some of the most profitable business ideas that you can run right from your home. No renting. No staff (except for maybe an assistant or two,) and no commute.

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Accounting And Tax Services

If you’re good at math and keeping track of numbers, then becoming an accountant or CPA might be in the cards for you. While we won’t say getting certified is easy, per se, it can be done in a timely manner and is a good investment for a career that is always needed. Plus, if you have the accounting or tax skills, you can do your own and not have to hire it out!

For these jobs we recommend that you have a dedicated home office where you can accept and greet clients. They want to see that you take your business seriously and have a space where you only do your work. It should be near enough to the front door that clients don’t have to go through your entire house. Some people convert their garages.

Legal Services

Have a law degree collecting dust because you can’t get hired at any firm? Try opening up your own services! Like above, we recommend having a dedicated office space where clients can meet you one on one, away from the family. When it comes to delicate things such as law, this is especially important.

Startup Tech Companies

When it comes to profitable business ideas, this is probably the biggest option out there. You can run a tech company straight from a dedicated computer, no office necessary. Nor do you have to deal with many clients, so you can work right in your pajamas.

However, it does require some savvy know-how when it comes to the tech world. But if you’re a coder, a graphic artist, or a freelance writer looking to take your work to the next level, then grabbing a domain name and getting started may be for you.

Writing And Publishing

Many work-at-home types have found good money in freelance writing and publishing. Self-publishing has come a really long way these past few years, and if you are good with words, now is the time to put out some ebooks or articles with good keywords.

Depending on who you get to edit, format, and do your cover designing, you may be spending a bit. But good presentation is always worth it in this business.

Profitable business ideas are not hard to come by. All they take is some savvy business thinking, a productive drive, and some creativity. Good luck in your new ventures!