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Best Home-Based Franchises to Buy in 2021

Want a permanent WFH lifestyle? These home-based franchises could be opportunities knocking at your door.

If 2020 taught the world anything, it was that working for home was not only possible, but also profitable. 

Even the most-established brands have begun to explore why they needed to rent expensive downtown office space when work can get done just as well when employees work at home. 

In other words, the rest of the world is just catching up with what many in the franchise industry knew all along: home-based business work. 

So whether you’re thinking about franchise opportunities that help you better manage your schedule, give you more time to spend with your family, or simply avoid traffic on a daily commute, home-based franchises might be a perfect fit for you.  Another bonus? Without the need for an additional physical office space, home-based businesses generally have low start-up and operating costs. 

Below, you’ll find 1851 Franchise’s picks for 16 home-based business opportunities that can help you make the WFH lifestyle permanent. 

Mosquito Joe*


  • Units: 30
  • Total investment: $126,760-$152,815

Home Helpers

  • Units: 324
  • Total investment: $84,450-$136,600

Lawn Doctor*

Pool Scouts*


Concrete Craft

Mosquito Hunters*

360 Painting

Footprint Floors



  • Units: 123
  • Initial investment: $68,000-$100,000

Cruise Planners

  • Units: 3,151
  • Initial investment :$2,295-$23,665

Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l. Inc.

  • Units: 10,118
  • Initial investment: $4,170-$56,020

Pool Players International

  • Units: 331
  • Initial investment: $21K - $29K

Aire-Master of America

  • Units: 118
  • Initial investment: $40K - $146K

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.