You've dreamed about it for years. You fantasize about chucking the corporate life for the decidedly noncorporate homebased existence. Perhaps you're even checking this site out on the sly while at work. Maybe you want to stay at home so you can have more time with your kids, maybe you want to ditch the rat race and the commute, or maybe you just want a turn at being the boss of your own life. Whatever your reasons, you're ready to take the plunge. But what, exactly, can you do from home?
The answer is, just about anything. We receive news of homebased businesses catering to clients and customers in industries ranging from consumer foods and e-commerce to daycare and corporate consulting. If you dream it, there's a good chance you can run it from your home office. But in case you need a little help on the idea side (and don't worry, most people do), we've come up with a list of 10 hot homebased businesses. While our list is by no means definitive, it'll give you a great idea of what's new and hot on the homebased horizon.