This is a sponsored post from Vonage, who provide communication solutions from people working from home.

Vonage recently sent over an infographic they’ve put together about working from home. I’ve been working from home, on and off, for six years now. I LOVE it. There are so many benefits, from being more focused and saving on travel costs, to spending less time worrying about office politics and meetings that overrun.

I’m not alone. 8 million people in the UK run an online business from home. Even more offer services like childminding, pet services and gardening. Services that don’t necessarily require professional premises. We count for 8% of the UK workforce, and that’s growing at a rate of 2000 new home businesses every week. We’re kicking ass from the comfort of our sofas.

I love that the internet now opens up so many more options to people to start their own businesses. Home businesses are flourishing because there aren’t the same number of barriers up as before. You can start a business with fewer overheads and initial spending, which means you can spend more on the important bits like marketing and networking.

Want to start a home business? Here are a few examples of businesses you can start:

  • PR
  • Social Media
  • Accountant advice (you all know my buddy Rosie from One Man Band Accounting, right?)
  • CV writer
  • Life Coach
  • eBay Assistant
  • Editorial
  • Journalist
  • Stylist
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Crafts (making and selling)
  • Personal Trainer
  • Party Plan

Have a little nosy through the stats and let me know what you think.

Are you a home business owner?