Creative Careers Where You Can Be Your Own Boss

Are you a creative person who dreams of being your own boss? Setting up a home-based business these days is much easier than it used to be. There’s a lot of careers you can start from the comfort of your own home and some of them require very little capital to get started.

Be Your Own Boss With These Creative Jobs

Here, we’ll look at just some of the top creative careers where you can be your own boss.


If you love the outdoors, what better career than to set yourself up as a gardener? Landscape gardeners are always needed, and you can earn a pretty decent salary too. Of course, you will need to do some form of training to get into this career. It takes a good eye and a lot of gardening knowledge to be a landscape gardener.

Alternatively, you could always teach your gardening skills to others. A lot of people would love to learn how to garden, especially when it comes to growing their own fruits and vegetables, so if you have the knowledge, you could get paid to share it.

Cosmetic car modifications

If you love cars but don’t fancy being a mechanic, why not consider getting into cosmetic car modifications? This includes jobs such as spray-painting cars to give them a fresher, or just a totally new look. You can pick up air compressors from sites such as SGS, which will make spray-painting cars a quick and simple task.

You could also focus on other cosmetic jobs such as changing the wheels or replacing leather seats.

Music tutor

Offering to teach your musical skills is another great creative career option. This requires very little capital to set up and you can choose to offer lessons either in your own home, or you could travel to client’s homes as a mobile tutor.

It doesn’t matter what musical instrument you play, there’s always going to be people wanting to learn different instruments.


Photography is a great creative career to get your teeth into. You will need a very good camera and some equipment, but once you’ve set up you’ll never be short of clients. You can specialise in specific events such as weddings, or you could focus on business photography or landscapes.

These are just a small selection of the different types of creative careers you can get into by yourself. Think about your skillset and the services you’d excel at. There’s always a career you can build based upon your interests. Plus, if you’re interested in the career you set up, you’re far more likely to stick at it and enjoy it along the way. A lot of businesses fail in their first year, simply because the owners weren’t overly interested in what they were selling.

Published by Nishitha

I am done with my Physiotherapy Graduation. And I always try to share Health and technology tips with people. Apart from Physiotherapy and being a tech savvy, I do explore more on Technology side and I keep sharing my findings with wider audience.

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