You don’t have to go to work every morning to make a living. You can organize a small business at home, without the need for large investments and hired labor. Several home business options.
Many compatriots have a dream: to establish a non-capital-intensive production at home that does not interfere with households and neighbors – at least not very loud and does not occupy more than 10 square meters. We share the most accessible options for business ideas with the readers of the site.
1. Production of Czechs
Among all types of industries subject to an ordinary sewing machine, the most promising for both the CIS markets and the West is the manufacture of ordinary Czechs. Those who have children of three to ten years old in the 2010s know that these simple shoes made of thin leather cost 70-100 hryvnias per pair (and in Europe even 20-50 euros) with an explicit material price of no more than 10 hryvnias .
But the most annoying thing is that the design of Czech shoes is usually primitive – they are simply smooth white or black shoes according to a three-hundred-year-old project without a hint of design at all.
Therefore, sewing multi-colored beautifully decorated Czech shoes at home – as the Kharkiv entrepreneur Pavel Anosov does – is very promising not only in Ukraine.
but also in the West. What the named Kharkiv resident does, having already a shaft of sales to European countries through Internet platforms. After all, the quality of his design goes head and shoulders above the market standard, because he has no competitors anywhere yet, and the prices – 10-12 dollars – are half the standard European ones for such a product.
Of course, in order to follow Pavel’s success, one must not only have a penchant for shoe design, but also be able to post and self-advertise on foreign Internet boards. For example, on the product pages it is worth writing not only “soft sole baby shoes” and “leather”, but also a lot of other relevant and tempting English text – and ideally, repeat the same in French, German, Spanish.
2. Production of price tags, plates
With the help of a conventional printer (quite powerful, processing whatman paper, thick half-cardboard), as everyone knows, you can print quite professional products such as business cards and letterheads. But competition in these industries in megacities is extremely high, frankly, unbearable for a beginner.
In addition, in the “b2p” business (services for individuals), it is customary to discuss design options in the office of a design developer or the manufacturer himself – and meanwhile, not everyone is comfortable accepting numerous business card customers on a daily basis right at home.
But the printing of price tags, signs (like “closed”), event production announcements (“promotional price”, “promotion three products for the price of two”), cardboard arrows (“conference there –>”), low-circulation tickets with logos company-customer and, possibly, lamination – quite in demand by shops and corporations. Design discussions here can be held in the offices of customers.
If your printer is an inkjet printer, you will need to purchase a laminator to go with it. If you use a laser printer at home, you don’t even need to buy a laminator (a laser beam has the associated property of perfectly sticking thin lamination to paper and cardboard). The film itself for lamination (you need to choose the thinnest one) is sold openly and inexpensively.
In addition, manufacturers of branded (for corporations) souvenirs sometimes have the need for small-circulation printing of small-sized souvenir boxes. However, the companies of “large printing” (silk screen, offset) do not have the ability to run the rotor only for 30-50 copies. For such cases, your home cardboard and printing production will be an excellent alternative and will quickly find demand.
Of course, ideally, the owner of such a production should be, first of all, the designer of the products. And also a skilled advertiser, literally besieging marketers and PR specialists of corporations and retailers with his offers.
3. Production of chipboard – building boards and blocks from chips
The mold for a slab or block is made from wooden boards or plywood. The top cover must be removable and equipped with clamps that apply pressure to the product.
As a raw material, 3 parts of small chips, 2 parts of cement, 1 part of sand are taken, and dry mixed. Finally, polyvinyl acetate glue (PVA) is added with stirring the mixture until a homogeneous thick viscous mass. Then the form can be disassembled, and the resulting slab or block is left for another week for final hardening.
4. How to make a formoplast
To cast original (according to your project) garden sculptures or weathercocks from gypsum, you need to make a casting mold from a molded plastic (absorbent product made of polyvinyl chloride, PVC, PVC). The raw materials for the latter are two substances:
PVC-insulated cables – these can be found in landfills or purchased – or separately purchased PVC braid;
dibutyl phtholate (sold in hardware stores).
Also, for the production of molded plastic, you will need a conventional electric stove (gas is not good, toxic fumes should not burn). An extractor hood should work on it – and not for refiltration, but for venting into the chimney, which, of course, should not be clogged. Extraction capacity, ideally, should exceed 500 cubic meters per hour.
It is not worth cooking moldoplast at home without an extractor hood: there is a risk of intoxication. Work should be in a respirator; The kitchen door must close tightly. Opening the windows wide instead of the hood is also not worth it: harmful air will thus leave the neighbors.