Taking care of pets while people are on vacation can be a nice way to earn extra money. It can even turn into a full-fledged business if you’re willing to turn an outside shed into a temperature controlled pet hotel. I thought the idea was crazy too until I needed to board my dog for a week and found a small business in our town called the Hound Hotel. With over twenty rooms at $15 a night, they were making a nice stream of income with their doggy hotel.
When choosing merchandise, it’s also crucial to differentiate between commoditised and unique products. Commoditised products are widely available. Unique products are less accessible handmade or niche products that aren’t mass produced.
At this time a thought occurred to me, those companies that were laying off data-entry professionals like myself still had those mountains of work I processed each day, and they hadn’t rehired anyone to take care of them. How were they handling this situation? The data-entry wasn’t going to do itself… The next morning I picked up the phone and called some old contacts in HR departments in some of the most important companies in Silicon Valley and across the world. It was exactly what I had suspected, the work still needed to get done, but they had to turn to outsourcing to reduce their costs.
A recent Craigslist ad in my area showed a job listing for a personal assistant for a guy recovering from a back injury. He wanted someone to hang out with him as he worked out at home in case he had trouble with his back.
Several sites, such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Time, ranked “Work from Home” in the top ten of their respected best pop songs of the year lists. Slant and NPR ranked the song at number eleven on its list of best singles of the year while Stereogum ranked the song at number fifteen on its year-end list with the editor praising Ty Dolla Sign’s influence on the song. Aggregate news site, Inquisitr ranked the song at number two in its top 10 singles list.
Believe it or not, this freelance bike messenger makes more money than some people glued to their office desks. You won’t rake in a whopping $50,000 as this guy does by just doing this in your free time as a side business idea only, but you’ll surely get a piece of the action. Even Uber is trying out a blueprint for a delivery service, and companies like WunWun and Amazon are stepping up their efforts to expand same-day delivery, increasing the demand for more to jump in on this business idea. If you have a decent bicycle, those pair of pedals might just earn you a healthy side hustle income.
Another stellar opportunity within the cryptocurrency ecosystem involves solving niche or industry-specific problems using blockchain. Blockchain companies are on the rise, and industries around the globe are changing. The concept is very new, so becoming a consultant can be a great way to make money while you play a role in disrupting the status quo altogether.
Kids are your future customers, so gaining their loyalty now isn’t a bad idea. According to Common Sense Media, three-quarters of kids have access to a mobile device. This spells a big business opportunity for anyone who can create products or design apps just for kids. And, if they also happen to be educational or promote good health, you’ll win their parents over, too.
Are you an audiophile? If you have a great sound system and a large selection of music, you’ve already got what you need to hire yourself out as a DJ for various events and receptions. This is a great way to fill an afternoon or evening while also earning some cash in the process.
Cater to the housing boom in India by opening a ceramic tiles factory. This business idea depends upon machinery and your creativity. Ceramic tiles are used in every premises- homes, offices, hospitals, hotels. There is no shortage of customers.
Manufacturing medical supplies such as surgical gloves, cotton swabs and rolls, gauze and medical plaster require proper licensing form concerned authorities. Despite, there is an ever growing demand for these products in India, as the healthcare sector booms.
A few good ones to try are: Toluna, Vivatic, MySurvey, OnePoll, Valued Opinions, IPSOS, Global Test Market, The Opinion Panel, YouGov, Pinecone, SurveyBods, PopulusLive, Hiving, PanelBase, Branded Surveys, Opinion Outpost, Harris Poll, Mind Mover, New Vista, iPoll.
Then you can move into more actionable online courses like Modern Web Design on CreativeLive and Learn Web Design and Profitable Freelancing on Udemy will teach you everything from foundational web design knowledge to earning your first freelance income as a web designer. On top of that, you can take even more immersive courses and learning experiences with access to direct instructor feedback and personal mentorship with platforms like Treehouse, Lynda and General Assembly to get up-to-speed even quicker with this career path and listen to my podcast interview with Ian Paget about how to become a freelance designer as a side business idea.
8. Sell Crafts on Etsy.com – Are you creative? Maybe selling your own creative products is the way to go. You could open a shop on Etsy and sell your crafts to others who are looking for unique products. You could sell paper goods like cards and invitations, or even home decor products themed around the holidays.
Next, create a profile by giving your email address and creating a username. Make sure you use your real email address, as this is where your Amazon vouchers are sent. Then simply take photos of job ads (eg, a ‘staff wanted’ sign in a restaurant window) via the app as you’re out and about, by following these steps:
While you’re visiting a website your screen will be recorded as well as your voice. Their clients include Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, and other Fortune 500 companies. How would you like a few bucks to share your thoughts?
You don’t have to be a big-box retailer to start an online store. Whether you sell directly to consumers or use a drop-shipping service, all you need is a website and the right e-commerce software to get started. You can sell your own products or items from niche suppliers. Alternatively, if you’re crafty, you can also sell your own handcrafted creations on Etsy or similar online marketplaces.
Are you one of those people who loves to clean? If so, you may be sitting on a gold mine. Cleaning people who work for themselves can make $30 to $40 per hour. Business News Daily’s guide to starting a cleaning business can help you get started.
CheckPoints: This iPhone and Android app allows you to go to stores and scan items for points, which you can then use to redeem prizes. This is a handy way to make a little extra while you do your shopping, but note that the rewards are either actual products or gift certificates – no actual cash.
“As I said earlier, customers have high expectations these days, but as long as you meet those demands, everything else is irrelevant. You can sit at home and answer customer emails in your underwear, as long as your customers are satisfied with the product and service that they get from your company. Around 98% of my customers are from overseas, so I knew it wouldn’t work if I tried to sell in rands. Instead, I created a website that sold in US dollars. You have to respond to the demands and expectations of your customer.”
38. Become Someone’s Friend – Join a service like Rentafriend.com, where you can get paid to become someone’s friend for a period of time. This is strictly platonic stuff here, so don’t get any ideas!
The internet is the great equalizer. In business specifically, it has leveled the playing field. Anyone can start a money-making online business—anyone with a computer, that is. But here’s the thing: no technical experience is needed. You don’t have to know how to build websites—no programming required at all. You can also live anywhere you want, set your own schedule, and work as little or as much as you want, depending on how fast or big you want your business to grow.
If you have specific writing/journalism skills or are adept in various IT/software domains, freelancing may prove to be a lucrative source of secondary income. Increasingly, companies are implementing a content marketing strategy and turning to outside sources for specific assignments, and if you can prove your worth there will be more work available. Even simple skills like data entry may be to your liking, provide you can offer at least 5-10 hours weekly.
You could try to do this business online…but of course the issue is getting people the right size. You could even send several sizes if they are not sure of their size. Or you could have a storefront. You don’t need a fancy location or expensive buildout. There is a formal wear rental facility near me that has been very successful for decades, and the storefront looks like it was last remodeled about 50 years ago.
Take look at some paid survey websites listed below. At all of these websites you not only earn some extra cash, but also get rewarded through gift vouchers, prize drawings, free products, etc. All of these sites are free to sign up and use. Heads up: If any survey site asks you to pay, they are probably scams.
These are paints required for anything that comes in prolonged contact with sea or freshwater. Marine paints are fairly difficult to find in India since they are made by few manufacturers. They are used for painting all types of boats, dhows, ships, trawlers and also for painting quays and harbor installations.
You could travel the world with ease, create a comfortable lifestyle for yourself and your family, and achieve financial freedom. You could finally escape the constraints of the 9-5 lifestyle, and own your time completely.
I learned what works in business. And I learned what doesn’t work. I learned what are good businesses and what are not. I have also learned that you don’t need lots of money or experience to start most businesses.
I love being part of TTEC@Home because the setting is both personal and professional and I don’t have to commute in traffic or poor weather. I have an office environment that I created, designed, and nestle into. And TTEC provides strong support, ongoing training, benefits, company perks, and advancement opportunities.
Countless small businesses start out their web presence using a WordPress hosted website (myself included) before needing to upgrade to other solutions for various reasons. Many of them will pay several hundreds of dollars for someone to get their business idea set up online. If you have the patience to learn how to do it yourself, it’s an extremely valuable skill and lucrative side business idea.
If you know how to play an instrument well then you could teach others and charge them for doing so. This business could be run in your spare time with little start-up costs and you could charge a good amount for one to one tuition. There are plenty of local online classifieds such as Gumtree where you could advertise.
For many entrepreneurs, importing products from abroad is part of their business plan. However if you have never imported before then there is often a lot to learn. If you are an expert in importing and exporting products then you could sell this skill by helping entrepreneurs to import supplies and export their own products.
2. Sell on Amazon.com – Do you have old books, CDs, or DVDs? Then you should consider selling them on Amazon. It’s incredibly easy to list your items to sell, and you’d be surprised how much you can get for old stuff sometimes. If you’re a college student looking to sell your old textbooks, you should compare the Amazon prices to your bookstore buyback prices. Amazon is often a better place to sell.
One of my friend’s mothers offered art lessons in her home after school. She had a steady clientele and they made some really cool art! You may already have an art specialty that you want to teach to others. Or you may find that you are better off learning the basics of a new art skill and teaching that, or offering a survey course covering a number of art skills—most of the market will likely be beginners anyway.