5 Businesses You Can Start from Outside Rooms on Your Property

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Updated on 05 Jun 2020 · 3 min read
Outside rooms are a great place to start your own business. Working for yourself from your own home is something many people dream about. Sadly, not everyone can achieve that dream because they don’t have the time or the space.

With outside rooms to work from, you have a dedicated place to build a business at your own pace. Being short on time needn’t stop you because the little and often approach can work just as well. Successful businesses take years to build, so if you spend your time working on your day job then you’re not alone. If you have been working from an outside room, you can leave everything set up ready for when you have time to return to it.

5 Home Businesses You Can Run From Outside Rooms

There are hundreds of businesses you can run from home, but some are better than others. This list of businesses you can run from outside rooms will bring you some inspiration for your start-up. Below are some of the most talked about options when it comes to working from home.

Teaching EFL is Perfect for Outside Rooms

Remotely teaching EFL (English as a foreign language) has been a growing industry over the past decade. Being able to work from anywhere in the world is a big selling point, especially since the equipment list is small.

All you need is a laptop with a clear webcam, a strong internet connection and a plain background. This means you can set up in your garden room and leave everything out for next time you need. Outside rooms are handy because you’re unlikely to get interrupted mid-lesson.

In the UK, the hours usually run from early in the morning until the early afternoon, which leaves the rest of the day free. It’s easy to see why this is a popular job! It takes time to build up your client base too, so if you’re working another job alongside this, it should fit in perfectly with your life.

Blogging is a Booming Industry

If you love to write and have lots to say, you might want to venture into the blogging world. Writing a blog is a popular hobby that can turn into a job over time. As your readership increases, it’s likely interest in working with your site will too. All you need to get started is a laptop, WiFi and a quiet place to concentrate.

Starting a Micro Brewery Might Make You Popular

The world seems to have slowly filled with craft beer enthusiasts. Beer subscriptions have shot up as people’s interest in sampling a variety of beers has increased. It seems that the smaller the brewery, the trendier the drink making Mico Breweries hot businesses right now. A lot of research will be needed to make sure you adhere to regulations before you sell, but the actual beer-making part is meant to be quite easy.

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Run Your Own Nail Salon

Becoming a nail technician is great way to become self-employed because you can work from anywhere. There are lots of mobile nail technicians about because renting a place to work can be expensive. If you have outside rooms on your property you can work from one of them. Setting the room up as a nail salon means you can book people to come to you, saving on travel time between clients. This can free up more hours in your day to see more clients.

Become a Virtual Yoga Instructor

Set your garden room up as a yoga studio and invest in a good webcam. Virtual exercise classes are bigger than ever, so if you’re a yoga (or any other type of fitness) expert use your skills to your advantage. Run a paid-for class over a Zoom call to start earning as a virtual yoga instructor.


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