If you’re sick of long commutes to a boring office, where you’re stuck 9-to-5 or as with many here in Nigeria 8-to-5, Monday through Friday, remote work sounds like a distant paradise.

The reality is, working from home is more feasible than you might think and I have 5 examples to prove it. So, if your dream is to work from home, and you don’t know where to start, this list, whether male or female, has something for you.

1.Publish your own book:

Remember J. K. Rowling, the woman who wrote the Harry Potter series, well she was a stay-at-home mom who became a billionaire right from inside the comfort of her home. You can become a publish author without even leaving your home. Instead of spending your free time gossiping with other jobless housewives or chatting online, put your time to good use.

Tips on publishing your own book

2.Start a day care: 

The UNICEF estimates that an average of 353,000 babies are born each day around the world. Isn’t that amazing how you can make a lot of money babysitting for working mums? Most working mums are not allowed to carry their babies with them to their workplace/offices, so they need nannies that would take care of their babies for them, at a good price. A daycare center is one of the best businesses you can start from inside your home, especially if you love being around children. Operating a daycare center allows you to spend a great deal of time with your own children while taking care of other people’s children, only you get paid for it.

How to start a daycare business.

3.Start an event planning business: 

There is so much to be made from ‘owambe’ these days. For women, you know managing a home comes with a whole lot of experience at setting things in order and ensuring they go according to plan, you can put this experience to use at putting together beautiful events for people and getting paid for it.  And if you’re a man, you probably know how to it better than some women. This is tricky as you might not get those who will trust you at first but you can start for free with anyone’s wedding you know, do a good job and be sure to get referrals.

Important tips when starting your event planning business

4.Trade in Forex:

For those of you who don’t know, Forex means foreign exchange and it involves trading the quick dips and rises in the prices of currencies around the world against each other to make a profit. This internet hustle involves a steep learning curve and can be potentially dangerous for the ignorant. But if you have the knowledge and you’re confident you can trade the currency market, then go for it as there’s a possibility of huge returns in the Forex market. And if you know nothing about Forex, you can always learn.

How to Start Trading Forex

5.Start a catering service:

A lot of people, regardless of whether they are men or women, just by default, love cooking. And if you are a stay at home mum or you’re in between jobs at the moment, why don’t you start spreading the word about your skills instead of sitting around playing video games or sleeping the day away. After all, it’s what you love doing, why not make some coins off it. You don’t need to rent a space and you can only spend a minimal time out of the house; that is if you plan adequately and have competent staffs.

How you can start your own catering business

This is not an exhaustive list, so if you have suggestions on how to make money while ‘lounging on your couch’, please do share with us in the comments below, someone will definitely learn from it.