For those of you who want to make some extra money but are stuck for business ideas, this blog post is for you.
I have pulled together a list of 40 business ideas, so you can start your own business when you are ready.
The below list are all ideas that people have used to make money.
Social Media Management – manage other business’ social media accounts. Post, comment and manage platforms like Facebook, Instagram and even Pinterest.
Blogging – create a blog and work out how you can make money on it. Otherwise, write blog posts on behalf of business owners who don’t have time and charge a fee.
Customer Service – respond to customer queries and complaints on behalf of a business.
Lead Generation – generate new leads for businesses in exchange for a fee.
Event Management -organise and run events either for businesses or you could do for parties, weddings and special birthdays.
Ad Campaigns – run and manage ad campaigns on behalf of businesses.
Sales Funnels – set up and manage sales funnels of other businesses.
Project Management – use your project management experience to run a project end-to-end.
Bookkeeping – maintain the financial records for other businesses.
Email Management – manage and respond to emails and queries on behalf of other businesses.
Live Chat Support – manage, answer and respond to customer’s queries on live chat functions on websites
Publishing – use your organisational skills to help other people publish their work.
Affiliate Programs – run a website and earn income from affiliate programs.
eCourses – write and sell courses based on topics that you know a lot about either professionally or personally.
eBooks – write and publish eBooks and sell them for a fee.
AirBnB – got a spare room or granny flat. Rent out the space for people to stay using AirBnB.
Babysitting – look after other people’s children.
Pet-sitting – look after other people’s pets while they are at work or on holidays.
Pet training – train other people’s pets to behave, or toilet-train.
Car washing/Car detailing – wash and detail people’s cars in their own home or at their workplace.
Share Driver – Uber/Lyft/Ola – become a share driver for an approved company such as Uber, Lyft or Ola. Fill out the application form, complete the checks and off you go.
Here are some more ideas to get you thinking about what you can do to start your own business. They include:-
Online shop – sell physical or digital products via an ecommerce shop or website.
Online directory – charge people a subscription fee to advertise their business on your website.
Selling home made products – if you are handy and making things, turn your hobby into a side business.
Gardening + Lawn-mowing – get paid to clean up other people’s gardens – mowing the lawn, weeding and general garden maintenance.
Virtual Assistant – complete a variety of admin tasks on behalf of businesses. The list is endless of tasks that you could do for other people to help them run their business.
Freelance Photographer – take photos of other people’s special moments so that they can keep as memories.
Cooking meals – time poor people are looking for home cooked meals ready to go. If you are a great cook, this could be the business for you.
Making cakes + desserts – do you have a knack for making amazing cakes and desserts? People are looking more and more for that special cake to add to their special day.
Website designer – design and create websites for other people and their businesses.
Graphic designer – handy with software like Canva or PhotoShop? Why not design graphics, logos and other elements for businesses?
Personal training – are you a fitness guru? You could coach others and keep them to account as a personal trainer.
Life coach – coach others as they deal with things that life sends their way, and give them some direction.
Tutoring – help other people in areas that you may have some expert knowledge in.
Consultant – provide support to people in the area of which you work or specialise in.
Life/home organiser – are you great at organising? Take it to the next level by charging a fee to organise other people’s lives or homes.
Interior Designer – got a great eye for style? Why not have a service for people who do not have any style? This is a very popular service for people who are selling their home.
Freelance writing – this is a service that all businesses need that you could offer. Think blogs posts, articles, email copy – the list goes on.
SEO consultant – all businesses want to appear at the very top of the page on Google. Work with businesses to improve their website ranking.
Copywriter- write sales copy for other people or businesses’ websites.
The above list of 40+ business ideas should be able to get you thinking about what you could do to start your own business.