5 Home business ideas for 2021

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If any good thing that this pandemic has brought, it is the realization that we need to be self-sufficient and have the ability to sustain in any condition. Many households have lost their jobs and only source of income. So what we basically understood is having a secondary income source and cultivating a monetizable ability can be more than beneficial in the modern, read pandemic and post-pandemic world. 

Home businesses have been already growing in India for the last few years, but the pandemic gave it a not-ever-before boost. Home businesses not only create a second source of income for the family but owing to the fact that it can be done from home means supporting family chores and a business is easier and doable now. 

In this post, we will discuss five such home business ideas.


Tiffin Service Business

Perhaps the most opted business option in India, the tiffin service business not only offers an income source but also allows your contribution to the society by catering healthy, homemade meals to the people who lack time to cook.

In this era of nuclear families with hectic schedules, people constantly demand more quality food to be delivered at their doorstep. There is a large number of people who provide tiffin services with healthy, home-cooked food at affordable pricing, following all the hygienic & safety standards. Tiffin services also provide employment to housewives where they can earn some great profits by providing good quality homemade food. 

Read: Requirements To Start a Tiffin Service Business In India

Soap Making

Making soap is a fun hobby that can be turned into a full-time business or at least a way to make a little extra money. Homemade soaps, especially those that use organic ingredients and beautiful designs, are a hit with many customers since they are an inexpensive, luxury and quite a popular gift-giving idea. To succeed at the soap making business, one needs to develop quality soaps, control their inventory and pricing, and market their products well.

In order to start your soap making business, you must first learn how to make soap, develop a unique formula and get all the equipment you need to make soaps. Try to develop your brand with time and get hold of good suppliers. Take the help of professional assistance to guide you in this field. Work on developing your stock, determine the pricing based on your ingredients, advertise on social media as well as through word-of-mouth publicity. Try to look for opportunities to sell in person and explain the details to your customers so that they take interest in your products. 

Take your business online and get more customers from your nearby locations. List your business in oneapp today.

Virtual Assistant

The virtual assistant industry is one that has seen remarkable growth and the pandemic has helped virtual assistants push for businesses to expand their online offerings due to strict work from home policies. Experts suggest that the demand for virtual assistants will increase more and more in the coming years.

Virtual Assistants or VAs, are known to support businesses, teams, or individuals by performing administrative tasks remotely. As more businesses outsource more roles, the virtual finding services, and find work across a wide span of industries. Common services provided by the virtual assistants include taking phone calls, managing email and social media accounts, doing research, scheduling appointments, and paying invoices etc. To become a successful virtual assistant, it’s essential that you’re well organized, self-motivated, and have proficient computer skills with a good hold over grammar.

Coaching Classes

Coaching classes have been known as one of the most important home businesses taken up by many teachers and professors for generations. Be it guiding students with their regular studies, preparing them for board exams or providing specially for competitive exams, coaching classes have proven to be beneficial to the students, the parents and the tutors of course.

While we have been well-familiar with off-line coaching classes for decades and decades, came a new time when coaching classes are going online. And why say only coaching classes, the entire schooling system has gone online in the present situation of the pandemic. Starting a coaching class now requires your knowledge and a video conferencing platform. That’s it. Get started now. 


Reselling products are in vogue these days. Be it sarees, dresses, bags, sunglasses, makeup, jewellery, bed linen, Tupperware products or even home decor items, reselling is the key to running an effective in house business these days. With the advent of social media marketing, reselling has become quite a rage where every other individual is taking up his/her new reselling venture as mainstream or part-time business investment. 

Many social networking sites have their marketplace for buying and selling these products and the reselling business is making the most of it. Just set up your own page on these social networking sites, promote your products to your target audience, do live streaming videos for a better understanding of your products or update your page with your products and reviews from your customers and then you can establish a successful reselling business by showcasing your products from your home. 

Do you have any other home-based business ideas? Share with us in the comments.

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