Ever dreamt of running a successful part-time business along with your day job? It might take a lot of effort to manage a business with 40 hours of the work week but it’s not impossible.
There are lots of business ideas that you can peruse right away if you have the right skills.
Unlike online trading, the best part is you don’t need significant capital or investment to get started. Let’s explore them:
Being a virtual assistant may not sound too glamorous but the pay is remarkably good. If you have some experience of this job in an office, you will find a lot of freedom in its digital version.
It’s easier to find clients through Facebook groups and services like Upwork. You also have the freedom to choose your work hours and even pay rate.
You will be surprised to know there are so many brands out there in search of good graphic designers.
All you need is a computer and Photoshop to get started. The type of media you will have to create include logos, brochures, newsletters, magazines, and even ads.
Blogger or Vlogger
If you are an expert in any field – travel, cooking, fashion or maybe DIY, you can start your own blog or vlog about it.
Share your knowledge with the whole world. For that, you are going to need a nice camera and a computer. Wondering how this will make you earn? By reviewing products and offering advertising space.
To be honest, very few people enjoy creating their own resumes. In fact, some people don’t even know what constitutes a good resume.
So, they are ready to pay a hefty amount of money to others who can write them a compelling personal statement.
If you are good at writing a resume, make this your thing. You will get a good hourly rate for it.
Before you peruse this business idea, you need to have a thorough understanding of how trading works.
It’s recommended to do study the markets and different types of trading opportunities.
You will have to find a reliable brokerage platform and some initial investment to get started.
Do you have a proven track record in a particular field? Life coaching could be your thing then. Soon-to-be-entrepreneurs are always searching for life coaches or mentors.
Find such people and become their mentor. The best part is you can set up your services from home without investment anything.
One of my friends was really great at creating craft items. She used to sell her work through exhibitions. Now, she uses Etsy.com to sell your work and she is making pretty decent money out of it.
If you have an interest in creating handmade jewelry, paintings or any other DIY craft, you can use services like Etsy to sell your items too by the comfort of your home.
There is a lot of demand for web developers since everybody these days has switched to running their business online. Although there are lots of free templates available now, the demand for web developers is still high. People need developers not just for building websites but to decide what to include on their website.
Even if you don’t have experience in web developing, you can study and become proficient in the process very quickly. When it comes to getting paid, if you are good at it, you will get a good hourly rate.
Data Entry Guru
It is a little challenging to find clients who are willing to offer a good hourly rate for data entry work but it will still give you enough funds to work from home. You will need an Internet connection and a PC.
This business idea is for those who don’t have any skills at hand yet. Data entry jobs don’t require much attention or time. You can set your own hours and listen to your favorite audiobook or music while working.
Event planning takes a lot of thought. This business is not for everyone. But if you have a love for coordinating food, selecting music, buying gifts and in short, managing every other aspect of a party or event, why not become an event planner?
Start small – organize birthdays, family get-togethers and then move towards organizing weddings, corporate events and more. There’s a lot of demand for event planners out there so finding clients won’t be much of a problem.
It may seem daunting to start and manage a part-time business along with your 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. grind. But trust me, it’s worth it. Give yourself the freedom to do something you are passionate about.
The internet has made things easier for all of us now. Even if you think you are not good at something, you can take an online class, work on your skills and then start your side hustle.
That’s how lots of online traders work. They learn about live trading, how trading platforms operate, and then they step into the trading business.