If there’s one thing that the last few years have taught us, it’s that homemade business ideas can flourish with the right amount of attention, effort and admin.

Starting a side hustle business can seem like a daunting task at first, but by utilising a pre-existing hobby or talent, there’s plenty you can offer to the wider world by selling online.

We’ve plucked out five great homemade business ideas that you could use to start bringing in extra income and flex your creative muscles.


There are plenty of success stories out there from entrepreneurs who started a business empire from their humble abode. While not everyone can reach the lofty heights of some of the UK’s leading business brains, it’s easy enough to start a home-based online business to bring in a bit of extra income.

You’ll need to register your business with all of the relevant authorities, and ensure you have any certifications you may need if you’re creating edible products – but after a bit of administration work, you can get started with selling your product online.


Our list of homemade business ideas allows you to utilise your talents to sell products to customers who are waiting to discover you. Read on to learn more.


Picking up furniture for low prices or even for free by using charity shops and Facebook marketplace can see you make a healthy profit after putting in some hard work.

Polishing, painting and repairing furniture that isn’t in the best condition is known as upcycling – where you’re taking something and making it better instead of throwing it away. An upcycling furniture business can also help the environment in this way!

You could sell items like this on marketplaces like Etsy or eBay and send your product through DHL eCommerce UK’s services.


From cupcakes to larger scale bakes, a home baking business is certainly a viable option.

If you’re selling premade selections, creating an e-Commerce shopfront would be a great option for users to come and browse what you can offer. If you can make to order, then it might be worthwhile creating a website on a platform like Squarespace.

Remember to send us a thank you sweet treat if it takes off!


Are you an excellent artist? Whether you’re a dab hand at painting, drawing, pottery or something a little more niche, if you commonly have people telling you they’d buy your work, it might be worthwhile setting up online.

Etsy is the home of selling creative products. If you’re already enjoying a hobby but want to supplement the cost of your tools or potentially even turn a profit, then starting an art business there could work for you.


If you’re experienced with tools like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe inDesign, you could definitely start designing and selling items like magazines or even posters.

Find a niche in the market and try and fill it! A magazine might end up being a group project or business if you think you’re more visually creative than creative with words, while posters and other designs can be sold on your own e-Commerce store, your own website or even on Etsy.

Keep in mind that you’ll need to cover printing costs unless you have the facilities for that at home.


Learned to crochet or knit recently? If you’ve been giving tote bags, socks or even hats as gifts to your friends and family recently, then you could be onto a great homemade business idea.

Set yourself up on Etsy or with your own e-Commerce store and sell your product to the masses. Just remember that you’ll have to keep up with demand if your products take off – and this means buying more yarn and setting long enough delivery times if you’re making the items to order.


No matter what homemade business idea you have, at DHL eCommerce UK, we’re proud to assist your business. If you sign up for an online marketplace, you can integrate your account with us and after a few clicks, we’ll handle the delivery of your product

Utilising us to deliver your parcels can help save you on admin time, increase the reputation of your business and save you money

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