Home Based Business Ideas for Dads

Are you like many fathers in today’s society and find yourself as the main homemaker while your wife is at a job? Would you like some ideas of non-time consuming ways to monetarily contribute to the running of your house? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this is the place for you.

Here we will explore various home based business opportunities for men. All of these ideas require as much time as you feel like putting into them. They will not leave you feeling like you have just run yourself to death for a job and now have a home to look after as well.


Tutoring is a great idea for dads who love to teach and enjoy interacting with people. Don’t feel as if you need to only tutor young children though, there are plenty of college aged people who could benefit from some extra one-on-one teaching time. If you are especially good at one subject, such as math, that would be the area for you to offer your services. If this interests you, take the time to look into the requirements for tutors in your local area.

Editing Business

For the dad who enjoys editing work, such as grammar and spell checking, this might be the job for you. Many companies and students are looking for someone who will help them in editing their material when they have finished it. Often this material is reports or correspondence.

Graphic Design

Do your skills lean more towards design and the use of computers? If so, graphic design might interest you. All you need is a computer, graphic design programs, and time to work on projects. Many dads find that this type of work allows them the ability to work for a company on their products (i.e. catalogs, newsletters, cards) from the convenience of their own home.

Repair Business

This type of work offers you the ability to stay at home to repair things that people bring to you or if you prefer to get away from home for a little while, you have the opportunity to travel to other people’s homes and do repairs there. This is ideal for the man who likes to fix things.