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If you’re like me then I know that you are always looking for a little extra money on the side. With that being said look no further! I have put together a list of business ideas or side hustles that require almost little to no startup money and best of all you can start them from home! Everyone is always looking to increase their income. Seeing all of the ideas out there can only begin to get your creative juices flowing!
Even when you think you’re not creative, believe me, you are! You reading this post proves it! Now it’s all about having income from different sources, similar to saying “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”! That’s why it’s so important now to have multiple streams of income because it is so easy to be cut off from one! Below I provided some ideas for you, so let’s get started!
I have always wanted to start my own blog and look…I’m doing it! I’m not going to lie blogging can become a bit overwhelming. It seems as if there are a bunch of to do’s and so much information out there! But think of it like this, you have a platform to voice your opinion, you are able to be creative, and most of all your ability to produce content. Not to mention you are also able to make money, especially if you stick with it! You can get started today with Siteground for Word Press! This is personally who I use and I love them so much! They are faster, safer, and their support is better than any other! Their customer service is heaven sent. Literally, there is a heart pumping while waiting for a customer service rep. They are extremely nice, helpful, and honestly, that’s what you need when you’re first starting out. Especially like me when you don’t know diddly squat about owning your own website. It is only $3.95 monthly for my readers that want to make things happen!
Virtual Personal Assistant
I have seen this specific business grow larger and larger. Everywhere I turn there is a virtual assistant that you can hire doing any kind of online work. Personally, I would look into one with helping me run my blog. For instance, keeping me up to date with blog post, maintaining my website, and checking emails just to start. This can be a very great business especially if you pay very close attention to detail and like to get things done! You can provide the professional administrative work and /or creative assistance for people who need it.
Social Media Consultant
Are you that friend that is always on social media? That knows how to work Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and much more? Then this will definitely be the business for you. So many businesses have many social media accounts that it can be hard to manage them all the time. Even as they say… keeping it on autopilot! Yeah, autopilot works with automating posts but there are a bunch of functions that it can’t do that you can! Who is going to reply to all the comments, like other posts, and put up new content every day? Social Media is becoming larger and larger by the second and you can be the person to help a business tackle it.
Online Dating Consultant
This one can be very entertaining and nerve-racking at the same time because you have some one’s love life in your hands. As this type of consultant, you would be able to go through dating sites and match which ones are best for your client. Which site do you think they would be most interested in and would get the most benefit from? As well as being an account manager on all of their dating sites to make sure things are running smoothly and messages are being answered to. Profile writing is also very important because you have probably 250 words to make someone likable, make it count! Go out there and help find everlasting love today!
Now I have seen many bloggers start this as their own business or as a side hustle. Simply because they had to make their websites basically from scratch besides picking out a specific theme when starting their blog. This way they are able to expand and spread their knowledge as they grow by helping others design and create their own websites. These websites don’t have to be just for a blog! They can be for anything from commercial uses, consulting agency, or even an e-commerce store looking for the right exposure! Now some people who do go into this business don’t know how to code but I recommend learning the basics of coding and understanding it. This way when you encounter it you won’t be completely lost.
Designing Business Plans
Now whoever wants to go ahead and do this please contact me, as I need one for myself! There are so many people out there with great ideas but guess what? Like me, they don’t want to write a business plan! Now a business plan can be anywhere from 5 – 10 pages but a real thorough business plan will be anywhere from 30 to 50 pages! I know that’s a lot right! Like why do I need to write a book to have a business plan? But keep in mind that this is a huge benefit to people who are beginning to start their business! It helps new entrepreneurs stay on track, get organized, and take their business down the road to success.
There are so many new rules to writing a resume these days I can’t keep up! I recently graduated from grad school and I have seen so many different ways to put a resume. I’m like which one is best? This would be a great business serving people like me. Recent graduates that are out here ACTIVELY looking for a job. You can also throw in services like interview tips, credit score boosters, and tax help. Nowadays you have to give up blood to apply to a job! Certain jobs want you to submit a cover letter, answer questions following the application, and take multiple tests before the interview! Sheesh, that’s a lot but having someone to help and guide you through the process is something that a lot of people will pay for.
Did you know that people will actually pay you to drop off their meals for the week! Like who has the time anymore? We just don’t want to take the time out to prepare healthy meals and we want everything right now! Meal planning can be a great way to show off your recipes, show off your cooking skills, and make money while doing it. Have a client that needs to lose weight? You can tailor a meal plan just for them to lose the desired amount. Also, you can have a client that is looking to bulk up, wanting to eat hefty, and scarfing down 8 meals a day! It all can vary but if this is something you are good at, I would consider looking into it!
E-commerce Store / Dropshipping
This has been exploding over the past few years…ecommerce. You start a shop on a platform like Shopify, you pick a product that you would like to sell, and boom you’re in the e-commerce business! The good part about this is that you have the option for your product to ship directly from the supplier to the customer. This way of doing business is becoming so popular because everything is done online and this helps cut A LOT of costs. This is exactly why this method has increased over the years. Want to start an online shoe store but don’t want to hold the shoes? No worries it can ship straight from the supplier. This goes for any product you want to sell including clothes, bags, and even fidget spinners.
This type of business can come in handy when it comes to travel, weddings, and baby showers. If you know me, then you know I hate planning events and I would rather pay someone to plan it for me! Especially when I can just give someone my vision and then they run with it! This business can be started definitely with little to no money and this is a very popular business and side hustle. Just imagine having one of those cute little dessert bars at a wedding shower or gender reveal! See planners that’s why we need you!
Alright now if you love school like me then this is for you! You like writing, staying up late, and putting together study guides then this is for you as well. You can start by just tutoring younger students or friends, getting into the groove of things, and charging them free ninety-nine. This is because you want to build a client base and have actual proof that your tutoring paid off for someone. This way when the time does come for you to charge, you don’t have to underestimate your prices for your services.
Life Coaching Or Mentoring
Now, this can be helpful to so many people in so many ways. Even though you may not have all of the answers, you can help people get their lives in the direction that they have always dreamed it would go. You can help them overcome and achieve the goals that they have set for years. As well as listening to their issues/problems and weighing in on them. Even down to the simplest things that we don’t do daily such as meditating or putting on that face mask. Self-development is increasing day after day because come on, who doesn’t want to be the best version of themselves?
Now I recommend this only if you are great with kids because like me not everyone is great with kids! Also, if you have a whole lot of patience because that’s what kids need…patience! This can be a little harder to jump into at first because who is really going to let a stranger watch their precious cargo? I know right, no one! Try starting out with someone you know… having them leave reviews and spreading the good word to their family and friends of your great work! Before you know it, you’ll be up and running in no time because someone has to make those date nights happen!
I always said when I buy my first house, I wanted an interior designer because honestly, I’m not good at that stuff myself. Some people just know what goes and what doesn’t. I want to be able to say neutral colors, furry rugs, big mirrors, and a nice closet! Then walk away and be done! Because like I said before, who has the time anymore? Raise your hand because I don’t! If you love to decorate and know how to put a living room together then I think this would be the perfect job for you!
House / Pet Sitting
Now, this can really be the easiest job, especially for introverts because there is very little human interaction. Just the house and you, or the dog and you, or the house and dog and you! It just all depends on what your down for. So many people travel and traveling is just added to the normal activities in your life. I know for me I travel about 3 / 4 times a year and it is always a pain finding someone to watch my little Maltipoo Cloud. Especially someone that I can trust, you know! If you’re great with dogs and don’t plan on throwing house parties while house sitting then this could be the business for you!