With so many networking and marketing resources out there, an increasing number of Utahns are starting their own home businesses. A lot of creative-minded individuals are making products that sell. What inspired one mom to create BabyLegs from a single pair of leggings to running a successful website can happen for others.
When looking into business options, look for something that is unique with a relatively low competition. Researching other Utah businesses for ideas can be a good start, but make sure your product has its own unique qualities and will be right for the market. Here are some business ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
- Personalized Children’s Books: If you have the writing ability, offer a service of writing books with featuring real names of a family. Set up story types to choose from and your price and start advertising!
- Stock Photography: If you have the ability to take good pictures, you can take stock photos to put up on a website to sell.
- Kids craft kits: Another fun idea is to come up with simple craft ideas you could make into kids craft kits. Think along the lines of something like Home Depot’s Kids Workshop crafts. You could also add a science, health or other edge to the crafts as wanted. Parents love finding creative educational activities for their children.
- Photography: People are always looking for great photographers to capture family memories. Start with taking photos of family members to put up on your site to show off your photo taking abilities.
- Baby Products: Parents are always looking for stylish and useful items for their babies. Create your own line of hair accessories, diaper bags, burp rags, binkie clips, car seat covers, blankets or the like– all with your unique style. Be creative, maybe you’ll have the next “BabyLegs business.”
- Jewelry: Many people like finding creative pieces of jewelry to wear and is a great business idea for the creative minded. Consider various types of materials and designs, their functionality and style.
- Home Decor: If you have a creative edge for art, you might try making picture frames, wall art (such as airbrush, calligraphy or painting), pottery, wreathes and flower arrangements, and wood or metal decorations.
- Scrapbooking Service: Many people enjoy having scrapbooks of their families and children, yet don’t have the time or creativity to get around to getting it done. With a scapbooking business you could offer scrapbooking sets and put the scrapbook together from pictures provided from your customer. An alternate idea is to make greeting cards around different holidays and occasions.
- Candles and Scents: Making your own candles, pot pouri, and/or other scented crafts can be fun and fairly cost effective to make and a lot of people buy candles.
- More ideas: weaving (basket, rug, etc), dollhouses and furniture painting.
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