Are you looking for new career ideas which will allow you to work from home? The range of options open to you are quite large but normally involve working in the service economy in some capacity.
Some of the more traditional opportunities do require training to begin with. Whether you work as a driving instructor, in complementary therapies or in child care, you will need certain of training to start out. If you already have certain industry background then your skills could be applied in home tuition (depending on the subjects and skills you have). Anybody with creative inclinations will be more interested in working as an interior designer, specialist catering or even party planning due to the flexibility and creativity it provides.
Do not fret however if you do not have the requisite skills or the information to train up in these areas. There are several more standard services you can provide. This would include house minding, taxi driving, leaflet distribution, gardening, window cleaning, dog walking, etc.
The most profitable business opportunities do however exist online. Anybody with technical coding abilities can work as freelance developers or even set up their own websites to sell products (i.e. as a desktop publisher or affiliate marketer). This does however require a certain amount of industry knowledge and technical skills to even get to your first sale.
There are still however new career ideas online which don’t require coding abilities. You could also work as a market research assistant depending on the industry background you have. Likewise, there is always demand for proofreaders and editors of a variety of books and literature. Anybody with language skills should also be pursuing translation freelance work. Finally, virtual personal assistants are growing trend online and give you great amount of flexibility about what type of work you do and extensive opportunities to do a number of different tasks (writing, project management, research, etc.).