Here are some recent examples of home-based business ideas for entrepreneurs living in Adelaide.

Home-based charity:

Digg founder Kevin Rose set up Da Vinci’s Drugs in Adelaide, a wholesale new home drug storefront that sold about $350,000 worth of assuring shakes, hi-balls, pepper mixtures, OTC brand cough drops, floss, and other oral infections. It was a spectacularly successful success, making Rose and his family the highest-paid founders in the company to date.

Home-based co-working facility in Adelaide:

Steve Huffman set up a co-working space—Pivotworks, a green workspace near the center of Adelaide—that allowed people to run their own offices, while paying by the hour. Huffman paid for his entire space and other amenities outright with his own money.

Home-based start-up website:

Boomerang, a new website that combines product reviews, product reviews, and product reviews, serves as the precursor to, which launched in January.

Home-based dental practice:

A recent study showed that people are paying more for dental services, such as extracting cavities than they were a decade ago—and the trend is expected to worsen in the years to come. The study also found that people who live in urban areas are not able to manage the dental costs of those living in rural areas. This led Dr. William Polge, a physician with a practice in Newnan in Georgia, to initially find a nearby hospital in hopes of preserving the dental care he provided in other regions. Now he owns his own clinic, Evaluates Dental Care, along with an adjacent hospital in the Cherokee, North Carolina, area.

Home-based parking lot in Adelaide:

One of the most recent innovations in the world of home-based businesses is a setup called Pay-by-The-Hour Parking that incorporates GPS technology to monitor the output of parking lots at a rate of $0.30 per hour. Parking lot owners in Adelaide can pay for the time they’re given to use their premises by scanning their smartphones. During this time, they can receive a receipt for the product or a prize package (and even check in to their cars).

These business ideas unite the ensemble of the home-based entrepreneur to course-correct the entrepreneurial zeitgeist. In the process, they enable people to experiment and refine non-traditional businesses, bypassing the transaction costs that often notify people of making these countercultural purchases. Though the lure of entrepreneurship is overwhelming these days, many wonders, should I even bother bringing up the rivalry, to begin with?

To be sure, while home-based businesses can go contrary to the values of those via whom they create, they can nevertheless embolden the average person, encouraging them to think, how can I do something like this? And how can I learn from someone else?

Establishing a Work Space

In my experience, those motivated to take a few extra steps before launching their entrepreneurial venture actually have a much greater chance of success than those who believe that they can just start it in their garage in Adelaide.

Likewise, anyone who starts a home business after hitting rock bottom (which only 4 percent of entrepreneurs do) is probably in for a significant struggle. Those entrepreneurs saddled with shopping for accounting software would be well advised to agitate for a technology that vastly improves and ultimately creates enough income to reach even that low bar.

Furthermore, speaking of fighting for a home-based business in Adelaide, ignore, if you wish, any advice to go out and “sign a lease on” your space. As I mentioned earlier, the acquisition cost of even having your own space can easily be $1,000 or more. Instead, consider making temporary arrangements for use by another entrepreneur through a mutually beneficial, mutually beneficial partnership arrangement.

I know that this last point may not resonate with everyone’s sensibilities. But in the current social climate, temporary, collaborative arrangements may serve as a salve against things straying too far and create a productive, meaningful learning exchange unlikely to ever crumble. And how often do you turn down a countercultural learning experience because you’re afraid that the person you signed up might leave?