For many people who own their own home business, the biggest advantage is the feeling of being their own boss, and the feeling of independence that comes with that.
Although home based businesses have always been popular, the Internet has made it much easier for people to own and operate their own home business and there are literally dozens of possibilities.
If you have a passion for writing, there are plenty of opportunities online, and having your own writing or editing business can be a satisfying and potentially profitable venture. If you have any technical knowledge or design skills, creating and designing websites for others is also an obvious option.
A home based daycare business is also an obvious choice for anyone with extra time on their hands and a love of looking after children. Your home becomes a nursery, and the Internet makes it easy to advertise and promote your services.
Those are just some of the many home business options that are available to just about anyone. Determine what you are interested in and see if you can make it work as a business.