Are you looking to work-at-home and be your own boss? But you don’t want the risk that’s associated with starting your own business? A home-based franchise might be the perfect self-employment opportunity for you.
A home-based franchise is a successful business model that’s easily replicated. The nice thing about a franchise is all the hard work has been done for you. You pay for the franchise and fees, and you’re given a detailed roadmap and tools on how to replicate the business.
Besides being a low-risk investment, another great perk of owning a franchise is many of them have established brands, so you spend less money on marketing and advertising.
If owning a franchise sounds appealing, here are ten home-based franchises that are excellent for women.
FIT4MOM (formerly Stroller Strides) is a home-based franchise that offers total fitness programs for pregnant and postpartum moms and their babies.
According to this article, top franchise owners have earned upwards of $25K a month. The woman interviewed in the piece made $80K in her third year of being a franchise owner, so the earning potential is excellent.
If you have a passion for fitness and a desire to have a career that’s supportive of motherhood, a FIT4MOM franchise may be your calling.
- Franchise Cost: $5,500 +
- Royalty Fees: $160 – $380
Cruise Planners is a home-based franchise that offers cruise and cruise-related travel planning services to individuals and families.
According to CareerBliss, franchise owners, on average, earn $58K annually. If you love to travel, have the entrepreneurial bug, and would enjoy the perks of discounted travel and FAM trips, a Cruise Planners franchise may be a great fit for you.
- Franchise Cost: $10,995
- Royalty Fee: 3%
Just Between Friends is a children’s and maternity consignment franchise event, that operates sales twice a year. According to their website, their top franchise owners grossed $571K – $1.3 million in sales, and bottom franchise owners grossed $19K – $39K in sales. If you love offering good deals to people and enjoy being green, a Just Between Friends franchise could be the perfect opportunity for you.
- Franchise Cost: $17,900 + plus inventory, storage, and pre-opening labor costs
- Royalty Fees: 3%
Established in 2012 by Jan Pinnington, Healthy Hands Cooking is tackling the epidemic of childhood obesity by offering home-based, healthy cooking classes for children ages 2 – 18. According to their website, average instructors can charge $175 per student, per camp, or, an average of $35 per student per two-hour class. If you enjoy teaching, being around children, and cooking — take a peek at their opportunity.
- Franchise Cost: $28,700
- Royalty Fees: 6%
Baby Bodyguards is a baby-proofing franchise service that offers car seat installation, baby-proofing services, and infant and child CPR classes. I wasn’t able to find any information on the income potential of the franchise, but in an interview with the co-owner of Baby Bodyguards, Courtney Ilarraza says that her baby-proofing business generates over $300K annually. If you’re comfortable making minor repairs and adjustments to homes and are personable, this may be your calling.
- Franchise Cost: $15,000
- Ongoing Fees: 7%
6. Neat Method
Neat Method is known as a luxury home organizing company that offers a home-based franchise opportunity. If you have an aptitude for organizing, they can help you combine your organizing passion into a business.
According to Paysa, Neat Method organizers earn an average of $42,722 a year, with top earners making $65K annually. They currently accept applicants from the US and Canada, and you must schedule an interview to see if you’re a good fit.
- Franchise Fee: Unknown
- Royalty Fee: Unknown
7. Homeowner Referral Network (HRN)
If you’ve ever worked with contractors, you’ll understand the importance of this next home franchise. Homeowner Referral Network is a contractor referral service that pre-screens and refers local home improvement contractors to homeowners. Franchisees earn money from contractor referral commissions.
According to their website, “Most HRN owners turn a profit in the first 3-6 months of operation, and owners have reported referral commissions of more than $10,000 per month in their second and third years of operation.” This franchise is suitable for those that are detail-oriented, enjoy research, and understand the home improvement process.
- Franchise fee: $1,995 – $6,995
- Royal Fees: Unknown
Club Z! Tutoring Services allows individuals to earn money through one-on-one home tutoring, test prep, one-on-one online tutoring and SAT and ACT instruction.
According to CareerBliss, on average, Club Z! Franchise owners earn $75K annually. Club Z! Franchise owners don’t need to be tutors or teachers, as you can hire staff to fill these positions.
- Franchise Cost: $19,750 + $10,000 for startup expenses and advertising
- Royalty Fee: Unknown
Decorating Den is a franchise that assists clients with decorating their homes. According to this interview with Bohnne Jones, a Decorating Den franchise owner, she’s able to earn $300K annually. If you have a flair for interior design and are creative, a home-based franchise with Decorating Den may be the perfect home-based franchise for you.
- Franchise Fee: $39,900
- Royal Fee: Unknown
Coffee News is a weekly publication that is delivered to local cafes, restaurants, and businesses in your community. The franchisee sets ad rates, so your income will be dependent on your ability to sell ads and the market price in your regional area. If you enjoy working in the publishing and advertising industry, running a Coffee News Franchise may be your calling.
- Franchise Cost: $6,000
- Royalty Fee: $20 – $75 week
While running a home-based franchise has a lot of pros, there is one major con, and that’s the initial and ongoing fees associated with running the franchise. If you prefer a more budget-friendly option, perhaps, check out the direct sales industry. For one low price, you’ll be given all the tools you need to get up and running. Check out this page for a master list of direct selling companies.
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