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The work-from-home revolution is now well and truly in full-swing. You have creative copywriters running big agencies from home, real estate agents that don’t have any physical high-street offices and there are people who have started to make small fortunes from bouncy castle businesses, using their spare rooms as a storage facility. It really is a brave new world for those that can find a way to make it work.


Unfortunately, for so many people that sit staring out of their office-office window wishing they could turn their home into a business-starting dream machine, they haven’t got a way of making it work for them. At least, that’s what they think.


The reality is, however, you don’t need much to be able to run a successful business from home. In fact, you don’t even need space in your home at all because there are plenty of success stories cropping up from garden sheds. That’s right, all you need is a small garden and a quick chat with someone like Ahrens Sheds and you could find you have the perfect space from which your own little Big Bang can happen. Low overheads, no pressures with leasing or buying, and nice high-profit margins; it’s no wonder sheds are quickly becoming the ideal place to start ANY kind of business.


So, without further ado, it’s time you cleared out all those tools you inherited from your old man but have never used and become part of the growing shed-entrepreneur trend, using these business ideas to fuel you:


1. Content Writing

The best example of this being totally possible is Gareth Hancock who owns the hugely successful That Content Shed, which is exactly as it sounds; a one-man content agency, in a shed.


2. Laundry Service

No matter how strapped for cash the economy may get, people still loathe ironing. In fact, they loathe it so much, they are more than willing to pay others for it, which puts you and your shed perfectly placed to make upward of £12 an hour, without your home being swarmed by piles of other people’s washing.


3. Jewellery Design

To give you another amazing example of a shed-success story, both Artemis Russell and Nao Utsumi run RUST Jewellery from their shed. Not only that, but they have also expanded into another venture as a result, with Junkaholic (a fantastic online store) paving the way for all those that don’t believe this way of working is possible.


4. Bicycle Repair

In case you haven’t had your eyes open for the past ten years, the cycling boom has well and truly hit the earth, and with a bigger impact than that meteor that wiped out the dinosaurs. What this means for the savvy-business person is simple: convert your shed into a workshop that offers bike repairs. Of course, it doesn’t have to be cycling alone. You could jump on the Winter Olympics craze and offer board and ski waxing too. You have the space, and you have the market, all you need now is to make it marketable and the fact you work from a shed could be the perfect branding.

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