If you ever wanted to earn more money, now is the best chance to do that. We live in a world full of possibilities, where it’s gotten a lot easier to start a business or acquire a secondary stream of income. Likewise, there are also many possibilities to make sure you’ll have more money by spending money wisely. Now because of the internet and globalization, we can easily make physical business by learning success from the best online. Moreover, we can even crowdfund our idea, to start without it without a massive need for money.
Physical businesses, unfortunately, still needs quite a lot of money and a good team, that’s why many young entrepreneurs are making a living from online business. There are many online businesses that you can start with almost no money. Most of the people start just by making an extra income, but in time if those side hustles and jobs turn into a full-time job. Since there are many options to choose from, here’s a list of 6 side business ideas and keep in mind the fact, that while it doesn’t require money and is easy to start, it still demands a lot of hard work.
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Ever wanted to make money while meeting new people? Well if you own a car and know your city streets well, you can become an Uber or Taxify driver. The most amazing thing is that most active times to work per week are Friday and Saturday nights when people are going from bars, clubs, and events. That’s why you won’t need to spend a lot of your time working this side business. Usually, there’s such a high volume of customers, that you could easily make a few hundred bucks per week.
If you think you have something interesting to tell the world – start a blog. There are many ways to get money from blogs. You can earn it from sponsorships, affiliates, Google AdSense and SEO links. The hard part of doing this business, that it really takes quite a lot of time to build a profitable blog, since the market for blogs is a bit crowded. Despite that, all that you would need is some creativity, to write about something that no one else does. Maybe you’ll be writing stories about your dreams? Maybe you’ll be talking about anime? Or maybe you’ll be writing about your research about thermonuclear fusion reactor and how it will change the world? Additionally, if you’re out of ideas, install a plugin to your blog like wordpress form builder plugin and ask your readers what they want to see!
- Concierge Service
People these days are always in a hurry because they all need to do so many things but have so little time. It could be seen the most in big and affluent areas. Sometimes, you would be surprised what some people are willing to pay so that they wouldn’t need to do their boring chores themselves. This can be anything from grocery shopping to booking a doctor’s appointments. Again, this is not something everyone could do, but to keep you motivated, people who started online grocery stores with the home delivery, had to start from somewhere to see that there was a demand for their service.
- E-Commerce Business
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E-commerce business is really popular these days because it’s just so easy to start your online store. On the other hand, since it’s popular, it also means that the market is rather competitive. That’s why only two types of people succeed: who work really hard or who are very creative with their products and marketing. Despite that, if you have an idea of a slogan, pun, saying or some sort of design you like, you can start making your online unique t-shirt business. All you need is a free website like on WordPress, have a nice-looking theme, have a few plugins and a marketing plan. Moreover, you can even use a tool like a mockup creator to create beautiful t-shirt visuals for your ads or in-store product images that could help you convert better.
- Pet Sitting
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Remember when we said that people are busy? Sometimes, they can even be busy to take a good care of their pets from time to time. If you love pets, you can start selling your pet sitting service to the people who need it. Moreover, there are even platforms and mobile applications, which can help you get started. You can also think about this side job as a time to play with cute puppies and kitties, have a good time and get paid for doing that.
- Selling Your Crafts
If you are talented in some crafts, try selling them to people online. You would be surprised to see how much potential has hand-made crafts. Especially if the crafts are eco-friendly and are in high quality. Moreover, there are many ways and channels to sell your crafts. One of the examples would be using Facebook groups. Furthermore, if you’re lucky someone might find you and offer you to make a custom deal.