50 Side Businesses You Can Start Today

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Sometimes the road to self-employment isn’t a huge leap, but rather an additional path you take. When you want to work for yourself, but you aren’t quite yet ready or in a position to take the full leap, starting a side businesses can be another option to consider. As you build up more business, you can quit your “day job” and manage your side business full-time. Or, you can keep doing both. Either way, earning some extra money on the side never hurts.

In addition, starting a business on the side is a great way to test the waters and improve your products or services. Basically, it gives you the perfect opportunity to create a lean startup where you work on a minimum viable product. You can make changes based on initial customer feedback without worrying about a huge upfront investment of time or money. As a side business, your goal isn’t to create the perfect product or service upfront, your goal is just to start your business and adapt as you learn more about your customers and your business.

If a side business sounds like a good path for you, but you’re not sure what to do, take a moment and consider one of these fifty side business ideas you can start today. If you're planning on building out an online project first check out Aussie Hosting for info about the different available hosting packages.

  1. Furniture Refurbishment
  2. Auto Detailing
  3. Blogging
  4. Cake Decorating
  5. Candy Making
  6. Card Making
  7. Childcare Services
  8. Consignment Buyer
  9. Gardening Services
  10. Housecleaning
  11. Home Staging
  12. Jewelry Making
  13. Social Media Consultant
  14. Personal Shopping
  15. Pet Grooming
  16. Pet Sitting
  17. Proofreading/Editing
  18. Sewing or Tailoring
  19. Private Music Lessons
  20. Tutoring
  21. Virtual Assistant
  22. Seasonal Decorator
  23. Life Coach
  24. Yoga Teacher
  25. Freelance Bookkeeper or Tax Preparation
  1. Freelance Writer or Ghostwriter
  2. Freelance Photography
  3. Freelance Graphic Artist or Illustrator
  4. Holistic House Cleaner
  5. App Development
  6. Personal Trainer
  7. Caregiver
  8. Computer Repair
  9. Computer Tutoring
  10. Resume Consultant
  11. Housesitting
  12. Pool Cleaning
  13. Tour Guide
  14. Translating Services
  15. Travel Agent/Planner
  16. Etsy Seller
  17. Family History Creator
  18. Window Cleaner
  19. Errand Runner
  20. Career Coach
  21. Professional Organizer
  22. eBay Seller
  23. Virtual Secretarial Services
  24. Homemade Gourmet Foods
  25. Market Research