Start a Work-From-Home Business

Our readers get down to business, offering advice on how to be your own boss.



Susan Welsand, The Chile Woman, grew her plant-propagating hobby into a full-time business.
Photo Courtesy Susan Welsand
Ohio Pork and Poultry, owned by Shawn Dostie, raises animals for clients on contract.
Photo Courtesy Shawn Dostie
Fran Kwiecien’s crocheting helps pay the bills.
Photo By Fran Kwiecien
A job loss led David Capocci to open Paca Pride Guest Ranch, which offers yurt lodging for hikers.
Photo By David Capocci
“Find a niche,” recommends Bambi Iles, who makes and sells equipment for working goats.
Photo Courtesy Bambi Iles
Wendy and Ken McKenzie did careful research before they began selling goat’s-milk soap.
Photo Courtesy Wendy and Ken McKenzie
Always have a Plan B for your home-based business, counsels Christine Faith, who runs a CSA program and teaches urban farming skills.
Photo Courtesy Christine Faith
Ducks at Ivywild Farm, operated by Christine Faith in her urban backyard at Colorado Springs, Colo.
Photo Courtesy Christine Faith
Dr. Wyatt Mangum uses sunflower stalks to make inexpensive beehives, which he rents to farmers.
Photo Courtesy Dr. Wyatt Mangum
Elias Keim’s toys are a hit with Lehman's shoppers who are looking for unique, handmade items.
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