Are You Embarrassed By Your Working From Home Business Ideas? Here’s What To Do

Say no more to being embarrassed by your business ideas.

You want to work from home but you are embarrassed by your working from home business ideas? Maybe you aren’t that knowledgeable in the business that you wish to pursue. Are you sure it is a good idea? Have you tried this before? How much research have you done on it? What if you fail? What if you succeed?

Before I dive into this, I want to tell you of a job I had when I was a teenager.
I caught chickens. Yes, it was gross and I would never do it again. I would have to grab them by their leg and have 4 in one hand and 3 in the other. We would have to carry those poor chickens by one leg to a truck where they were then loaded into cages. Once every cage was full they were then taken to a processing plant. I didn’t last very long as I just couldn’t be a part of sending those poor chickens to meet their fate. Needless to say it was an embarrassing job for me.

The world of business is filled with ample opportunities for us to start a work from home business. Starting a daycare, a lawn service, doing mechanic work to even starting an online business. If, you are embarrassed by your working from home business ideas here is what to do.

First you need to figure out if it is the type of business, that is the embarrassment or is there another reason for it to be embarrassing. Did you try it before and fail due to not taking good advice, maybe let your ego get the better of you or maybe you refused to take the advice of your financial advisers? You need to determine the reason before you can come up with the proper solution.

Should I start my own business? question mark

Reach Deep Inside-FInd Your Best Idea

Somewhere around 600,000 people in America start a business, even more say they are going to but never do. Could it be for the same reason as you? Maybe they have different reasons, they don’t have financial backing or they just aren’t able to do it because they think there is already to many others in the same field.
If, you have come up with ideas but you are embarrassed by them, revisit those ideas but dig deeper into them. If, were thinking of being a sandwich maker with a traveling stand to set up, it wouldn’t be anything to be embarrassed by, Just come up with a different title like sandwich artist. You would be an artist if you created beautiful sandwiches bursting with color and flavor using different, breads, meats, vegetables, toppings and condiments right?

Lawn care, if you are embarrassed because you think you are just a grass cutter, then add more services to your business. Like lawn designs with flower bed, or trees and bushes. There are plenty of people who want a beautiful yard but don’t have the time to do it.

You want to help the handicapped? That is an awesome business idea and you should NOT be embarrassed about that. You could open up a mobile salon and provide hair cuts, wash and styles to so many that aren’t able to get to a barber shop our beauty salon. If, have experience in cosmetics, you could even offer at home make overs.

You see more facilities helping the disabled and mentally challenged, but what about those who aren’t getting the help so they aren’t able to enjoy something so simple like getting a new hair style or getting to look pretty by someone just putting a little of makeup on them.

Research It-Make It Unique

Your ideas don’t have to be embarrassing. Look at it from a different perspective, or expand on the description of services you will perform with this business. Utilize the internet for services you can add within that type of business. If there are areas that you aren’t as knowledgeable about, become more knowledgeable about it. The internet is the tool of all trades. You can find information on anything as well as how to videos.

Be unique, especially if there are others who have the same type of business that you your wanting to start. Be creative with it. You aren’t just a grass cutter. You are a unique lawn designer. Have your customers send you photos of their lawn, see what they are ok with and what they don’t want. You can get free apps that allow you to add a picture of the lawn and do a visual design with plants, flowers, trees with the mulch or gravel around them and even pavers. There are some that even allow you to add fountains, statuary and furniture.

A sandwich artist, find what are the favorites in the area where you will be selling at, or offer something totally different. Try a design your own sandwich stand/business. After all, you are a new “artist”. If, have chosen this type of job then you must have some type of experience in it, right. Like I said before, you can create a beautiful sandwich with what you put on it, as well as making it boast with flavor.

House keeper? Come up with a catchy name that fits your many services. Like “Tidy All Cleaning Service”. Having a catchy business name and slogan can mean all the difference no matter what type of job you your wanting to start. Ask friends and family for help in coming up with catchy ones, or even research it online.


Make Your Idea Public-No More Embarassement

Starting your own business is nothing to be embarrassed about no matter what type of business it may be. You have come up with what type of business you are going to run, come up with an awesome name and slogan. Now make it public. Post it on social media, place an ad in your local newspaper, you can even build your own website to promote your business.
I am sure you have been to a grocery store and have seen adds taped to the bulletin boards with a tear off phone number attached. Until you have the financing to pay to be advertised, stick fliers up in your community. Be creative with them. If, can afford to offer specials, include them as well.

Do Try This At Home-Your How To Guide

The trend of today is to work from home. Having the luxury of being your own boss is a dream to many living that 9-5 life. Setting your own schedule and being in charge is why you want your own business. Realizing your business ideas aren’t embarrassing was your first step in getting started. The rest will start to fall in place.

You will need to put the time and research into them to make them a reality.

  • Getting your skills and talents down will also play a key role.
  • EIN-Get an Employer Identification Number.
  • Check with your locality to see if you will need other permits.
  • You will need to register your trade name.
  • Get your business license
  • Open a business bank account
  • Depending on the type of business, you may need a certificate of resale

Alternative Measures

Just in case you still feel your idea for a business is to embarrassing, or you had rather had an online business, or even would like to build a website to promote your product and or business, then I had an alternative measure for you.

Here is a review on Wealthy Affiliate Business Education program that is free to start. You will learn everything you need to know from the training and lessons to get your own online business built and you will be taught how to make it a source of income.

The tools you will have access to are state of the art. You can have your site deigned the way you want as well as having the training on how to do it in 30 seconds (not counting the content you will add). Here, go ahead and see for yourself just how easy it is.

You will also have top-notch support along with an out of this world community. Their community is unlike any other due to the sincerity they have in wanting to help others succeed.

I am a stay at home mom with not many skills, specially when it comes to web design or the lingo of it all. I built my own website, the one you are on right now. Yes, please take a look around and let me know what you think. I would never had been able to do this without Wealthy Affiliate. Just click on the link below and see for yourself that I am telling you the truth.

No matter what you decide I wish you the best of luck in all you do.

If, have any questions or comments please leave them below. My ears are always open and I love to reply.

Thank you,

Lee Ann






Lee Ann Cermak-McQuay

I am a family oriented mother and love being involved with my little ones. My husband is the best guy a girl could ask for. I love helping others which is why I created this site. I know what it is like to NEED to work and earn an income, but not be able to do it outside the home. I am now able to help others find work they can do from home. And I love it.


  1. Funny you used lawn service as an example. That is what I do. And when I first started that is exactly how I felt. But I just started researching on what makes a lawn look good and what it took to make it healthy. Next thing I knew I started to feel like an expert in another part of doing a lawn service. So, yes if you broaden your horizons on whatever you are doing it builds confidence really quick.

    • Ronnie,
      Thank you very much for you awesome comment. I love to hear success stories and I love it even more when I hear of others doing work that they truly enjoy and are good at it.
      If you read my previous comment, I have had a job that was embarrassing (quite unpleasant as well). I should have thrown my own experience in my post. Actually I am going to.
      Thank you again.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do
      Lee Ann

      • I agree with you on that for sure.
        No job is a good job if you don’t believe in yourself.

  2. Wow, this is something I never consciously thought about. I have felt this several times before. Maybe not so much embarrassment but more like self doubt? Thank you for this insightful post.

    • Gabriella,
      Thank you for reading my post and for your comment.
      When I was younger I actually caught chickens and had to carry them to a truck where they were loaded up to be taken to a plant. THAT was embarrassing. So I know there are embarrassing jobs as well as I know there are other reasons that may stop us from doing what we would really enjoy. My hope is to get them to do what they would enjoy no matter the reason that has stopped them from doing it previously. I hope you have put your self doubt to rest and are now enjoying what you do.
      Lee Ann

  3. Choosing a business that is right for you starts with what you love to do most and knowing it will help others as well. A labor of love will never feel like work and embarrassment will be a non-issue

    • You are correct. I worked in a specialist office helping really sick patients and I LOVED going to work every day. However there are some jobs I have had that I didn’t like and didn’t stick with them very long either. I am a firm believer in enjoying what you do.
      Lee Ann

  4. If you enjoy doing it, there is no shame in it, I say. And the dirtiest jobs are sometimes the most profitable, like garbage men and women make $100,000 a year, and plumbers make the same amount too… so its really in how gifted or talented you are and if its something that no one else likes to do, or its considered a yucky job, chances are it will pay well 🙂

    • You bring up a good point. I think the yucky jobs pay more because they are dirty jobs and not to many people want to do them. Some of us do jobs we don’t enjoy just to have an income. I wish everyone were able to make a living doing what they love, but for some, it just isn’t possible. I hope to help them see other possibilities so that maybe they to can do something they enjoy.
      Lee Ann

  5. When I was in college, I worked at KFC cleaning dishes and doing the floors. It wasn’t the most luxurious job in the world and it was a little embarrassing. I definitely have had my fair share of jobs in the past but I am very excited to have started my own online affiliate business. There are so many opportunities associated with it. Thanks for the post!

    • Thank you for reading my post and for sharing your college working days with me. I am sure since you were in college you didn’t have to many jobs to select from with your schedule. You did what you needed to do and that is something to be proud of. I am happy that you have your own business now and are no longer embarrassed by your work.

      Best Of Luck In All You Do

      Lee Ann

  6. What would you do if you didn’t have a good idea about anything? Could you still get started with no idea and just start to learn a little bit about everything?

    It’s not so much I am embarrassed by what I would do, it’s more like anxious about any idea being stupid or being foolish. Do you have any tips for when you have this type of feeling? Working from home is certainly something that I am very interested in doing.

    • Eric, thank you for reading my post and for sharing your story. 

      I am sure being in college meant you needed to do whatever job that would work with your schedule. You should be proud of yourself for working and taking classes.

      As for your ideas, I would really try to figure out what makes you think your ideas may be foolish. Is it the job title or the job description? Maybe try and tweak the idea, change it up a little once you figure out what makes it seem foolish.

      Talk to family or friends. There has to be someone that wouldn’t judge and would let you bounce ideas off of them. Having another person would help with feedback. Hearing someone else may also open up new ideas for you, or may explain your idea in a way that doesn’t sound foolish.

      If you really have no one that can help, search online. Find articles about the job idea that you have. Have others tried it? How did it work out for them? Did they try and change it a little to make it less foolish.

      There is always a way. Don’t give up. 

      I hope this was some help to you. If I can assist you further please don’t hesitate.

      Best Of Luck In All You Do

      Lee Ann

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