33 Best Home-Based Business Ideas in the Philippines


There is an entrepreneur inside all of us that wants to come out.

However, we are limited by our own fears and beliefs; thus, we prefer to follow the business ideals set by others. Entrepreneurs are driven by one thing: PASSION.

If you have a passion for an activity, a skill that has remained dormant, or assets that only gather dust, the spirit of entrepreneurship will find a way for you to monetize them.

You can jump-start your entrepreneurial journey with a home-based business that requires these passions and skills and utilizes assets instead of letting them succumb to depreciation.

Related: 7 Home-Based Business Ideas without Spending Much Money

Before you start, it is advisable that you have three very important components in place:

  1. A fully functioning and mobile responsive website
  2. Accounts in the Big Three social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
  3. Calling cards, printable brochures, and marketing materials

Finally, be prepared to network your services tirelessly during the first quarter of operations. You should get the word out, which means massive, ambitious online and offline networking activities.

Here are 33 ideas that you can consider for your home-based business in the Philippines.

Best Home-Based Business Ideas in the Philippines

1. Selling Products Online

From a plastic fork that was allegedly used by Michael Jordan to a potato chip that bears the likeness of US comedian Jay Leno, people make money by selling products online.

If you have talent with handicrafts or you plan to distribute a product in your region, going online opens a huge window of opportunity to find potential markets of buyers.

2. Freelance Writing

It is one of the basic skills that was taught to us while growing up. However, although everyone can write, not everyone can write a great, engaging content. Online job platform Elance cites “Writing Services” as the most in-demand service for freelancers.

3. Blogging

According to statistics, small businesses that have a blog generate 126% more leads than those that don’t. Blogging enhances your credibility, expertise, and reputation. Companies are in need of writers who can create relevant and engaging blogs for their business. Or, use your blog to earn both active and passive income.

Recommended Guide: How to Create and Start a Blog Site

4. Build Websites

Of the companies that generate between US$ 2.5 to US$ 4.5 million, 67% own websites. Only 53% of small business owners have websites. However, given the increasing popularity of smart phones for Internet surfing, the demand for company websites is expected to skyrocket in 2015.

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