Help clients get organized by going through their homes and/or offices and coming up with systems for storing and utilizing all of their items.
If you have some knowledge about homes and local codes, you can offer your services as an inspector for people who are buying and/or selling their homes.
With the growing popularity of smartphones, more people are in need of repair services for things like cracked screens or broken buttons.
Use your hair styling talents to offer cutting, coloring and/or styling services to local clients out of your home or a rented space.
Likewise, you can offer makeup services to people before special events or those looking to purchase new makeup products.
If you’re the DIY type, you can purchase cheap or used furniture and give it an upgrade with some paint or other unique touches.
When businesses or individuals go through construction or clean out their spaces, they may find themselves in need of junk removal services. If you have the right equipment, you can charge a fee to remove those items for clients.
Animal lovers, you can offer grooming services to dogs, cats and other furry friends out of your home.
Just as you can buy and resell physical items, you can purchase online domain names and then resell them to interested buyers.
Online Course Instructor
Share your knowledge on a particular subject with interested students by offering online courses.
Love baking? You can sell baked goods online, at events or to local businesses.
Or if you prefer putting together more all-inclusive meals, you can offer catering services on the weekends or for occasional events in your area.
If you’ve got some design savvy, you can offer your services to businesses looking for simple logos or other branding elements.
You can also offer your services as an illustrator for more in-depth pieces or even sell prints of your artwork.
You can build a variety of different items with wood, from furniture to small toys, and then sell them online or to local stores.
Help clients plan parties, weddings and other events by dealing with vendors, managing guest lists and organizing other aspects.
Use your writing skills to put together copy for websites or other professional outlets.
You can start a YouTube channel to share information about any number of topics that interest you. Then you can make money through ads or influencer promotions.
Social Media Influencer
You can also become an influencer on other social platforms, sharing information about various products and brands.
If you play an instrument or even sing, you can offer music or voice lessons out of your home or a rented space.
Photographers, you can take photos and submit them to stock photography sites so that people can use or purchase them for their own sites or content.
Offer your services as a DJ for bars, restaurants or even special events in your area.
Use your business knowledge to help others by offering coaching or consulting services to other business owners or related clients.
Or if you have interesting knowledge on a topic, you can offer your services as a speaker for various events.
Create your own unique jewelry designs and sell them online or at local craft fairs.
Or you can offer to mow lawns, pull weeds or do other landscaping work throughout the summer.
Share your athletic or fitness knowledge with clients through courses or personal training sessions.
Spend time outside and make some extra money during the summer months by offering to clean pools for people in your community.
If you know how to sew, you can offer alteration services to customers who need clothing or other fabric re-sized or changed in some way.
Child Care Provider
Babysitting or child care services make for a great side business. You can run a part time day care out of your home or just babysit for families on occasion.
Companies often hire voice actors to help with commercials, videos or other audio content. You can offer your services to those companies if you’ve got a unique or commanding voice.
You can also make some extra income by investing in businesses or even helping others choose where to invest their money.
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This is a great article that I will share with students in the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno. Sometimes starting a business can seem daunting and too hard to think of something new, but there are a list of options that can get people started. The Uber or a Lyft Driver mentioned in this article has become a popular one for students and recent graduates in Reno. Thanks for the article I shared it via @KyRoBiz.
The Internet is truly powerful. Now you can do all these on the side and still make some money. It is amazing how much you can make if you are willing to do all the hard work.
Thanks for your idea Annie. Currently, I doing web design for the part time. After reading your post, I have gained some other ideas to do some other things. It’s really helpful
Great work indeed and very much useful post. I am a school teacher and doing part-time blogging. I always try to give the time when i get. Your post is awesome and so many ways you have shared on your post. So, people can choose the appropriate job from your post if they read the entire post.
Annie, thank you for sharing.
The articles is a great resources to entrepreneurs looking for ideas to start business.