In 2019, many people are looking for rural business ideas to start a home based business without the outlay of a lot of cash and equipment.
For those who don’t have a job or considering starting a new rural work life, you’re at the beginning of a New Year of new beginnings.
Starting a homestead business is within the reach of anyone who wants to take a risk and work hard to create success.
The following list of rural business ideas may or may not require much capital to get started, and you may already have many of the necessary tools to get started:
In many parts of the rural world, this business is year round, and you can use the garage, etc. to store customer’s bicycles until pickup.
Rural Money Tip: If you want to cater to your local bicycle clubs and/or people who use bicycles to commute to work, then you can have business all year round.
Some of them ride and commute through rain, sleet and snow even at night.
Even though some cyclists work on their own bicycles, many of them don’t.
Therefore, you can get their business all year.
If you are already a roofer, then isolating your chimney inspection service means you are already in business.
A chimney sweep determines whether a chimney needs cleaning and/or is in good working order or in need of repair.
Homesteads with fireplaces, wood burning stoves, etc., need an annual chimney inspection to keep their home safe for fire.
Read This: Start Your Own Chimney Sweep Business
If you want to work during hours when on one else do, you can focus on office clients.
You can focus on retail businesses and keep your customers in a shopping mall.
Restaurants are in great need of daily, thorough cleaning and can be a great source of steady clients.
They have nasty grease traps to be cleaned and cleanliness helps them achieve a high health score.
Or, you may be more interested in house cleaning.
Rural Money Tip: With a cleaning service, you want have to spend lots of money on advertising or marketing because your customers will come by word of mouth.
Read This: Start Your Own Cleaning Service
Starting a pet sitting service requires almost nothing in start-up costs.
You do need some personal pet ownership experience, including working at a pet food store, an animal hospital or other animal-related business.
You will need to spend a little to become “bonded.”
This is known as “honesty insurance,” and ensures your clients that you won’t get their house keys and make off with their valuables (or that they’ll get their money back if you do!)
Read This: Start Your Own Pet Sitting Business And More
Experience, training or licensing may be required.
If you love to care for seniors, elder care continues to soar in the United States.
Many people prefer the option of their parent(s) being cared for in a home environment while they are at work.
Opposed to a more institutional-like setting.
This means that a homebased senior daycare business can get off and running immediately.
If you want to start a fruit tree farm, you need to plan ahead.
Although it takes years before a tree fruit, you can sell fruit trees in different stages of growth.
Growing and selling your trees is your best option, and many can be grown from the fruit you eat!
Consumers come to your homestead, pick the one they want, and you harvest it for them.
The other option is to buy your trees from a wholesaler and sell in your yard at a “fruit tree stand.”
In this renter’s market, lots of people who are moving want to hire someone to do the heavy lifting for them.
Your work can be the local, moving across town or to the town nearby.
These are the ones that people start off thinking perhaps they could do themselves.
It will be your job to convince them otherwise.
Your signs around town will tempt them to let you take care of that part of the move, while they are busy taking care of those other 99 items on their list.
You have an option to sell your herbs as both live plants and dried bunches.
If you want to market to local chefs, you sell your herbs fresh cut (let them pick) or packed in sealed bags.
The Pick-Your-Own arrangement seems to be the most popular approach for local chefs.
On the other hand, you may want to pick it yourself to prevent different people and contaminants in your garden.
Fences are needed everywhere, but particularly in rural areas and they don’t last forever.
So, they need to be repaired and replaced with a certain amount of frequency.
The most common fence material is wood, which may be plentiful and free in a forest near you.
Also, consider looking around at salvage yards for fencing that can be repaired and resold.