50 Businesses You Can Start (With Little To No Money!)

It feels good serving the community and it’s good for the soul.

In fact, helping others can lead you to a longer life and happiness.

So why not make money helping others? After all, it’s good for you and for the customers. One of the easiest businesses you can start is a service based business. Whether you are helping elderly people or busy business owners, you are identifying a need and filling it. As you help more people, your business will primarily grow through word of mouth and recommendations.

Here are 50 business ideas where you will be able to make money helping others!

1. Home Painting:

If you are a good painter, you can do it yourself. Or, you could hire it out to someone else! Outdoor painting is more dangerous, but if you have the equipment and the skill you can charge significantly more.

2. Plumbing/Electrical Work:

Skilled trades like plumbing, electrical and carpentry fetch a high rate. It is not uncommon to pay a plumber or an electrician $100 an hour for labor! Educate yourself and get the proper licensing and insurance, then open a skilled trade business!

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Electrical Tools, MaxPixel

3. Interior Decoration:

If you have an eye for design, offer your services and build your reputation through free work. After you have a portfolio of completed projects, create a website and market your service to others!

4. Landscaping:

This includes almost anything that improves a home’s yard, whether it’s laying sod, putting down and watering grass seed, installing fences or planting and watering flowers. You can do this yourself, hire people or contract it out!

5. Lawn Care:

Elderly people especially do not want to be out in the heat mowing the lawn. You can mow lawns during the Summer and push snow in the Winter! Most people who hire someone to mow the lawn also hire someone to plow the snow.

6. Auto Repair:

If you have the proper skills and certifications, you can start a great business doing automotive repairs and maintenance. Down the road, hire a few employees and manage this business from behind the scenes.

7. Videotaping Services:

Everybody wants memories of special events like weddings, graduations, or birthday parties. Take it a step further and offer drone video recording!

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Drone With Camera, Pixabay

8. Photography:

Photography has an easy market in small communities, as everyone likes having pictures of themselves or important moments. Build your reputation by having the best camera, editing skills, and prices. A great website and business cards are essential!

9. Limousine Rental:

Limousines are big investments, but if you find a place where they are used commonly, you will become profitable after a few months or years. Down the road, you could own a fleet of limousines and have a team of drivers.

10. Tutoring:

There are hundreds of smart high-school students who need money. Hire them to tutor or do it yourself! This is by far the easiest business you can start as a young person. No equipment needed, just your brain!

11. Nanny Placement:

There are many large websites out there that connect sitters with parents in need. You could do this on a smaller scale and mark up the service being provided!

12. Transportation Service:

Greyhound is an awesome company that has done this successfully. You can start by getting a driver and a bus, then offering popular routes that people sign up for. Or, you could keep it simple and drive for Uber or Lyft!

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Uber App, Flickr

13. Child Care:

Parents always want their children to be looked after. If you like dealing with children, or know people who do, this is a very easy business to start!

14. Organize Kid’s Birthday Parties:

Help them develop a theme, then use that for invitations, decorations and entertainment. Many parents would gladly hire you to plan and run a child’s party. The more unique your parties are, the more you can charge!

Remember, people pay for experience!

15. Marketing:

A lot of companies don’t know much about internet marketing. Contact companies and offer your marketing services. This could be as simple as helping a local business design a website or get listed on Google!

16. Computer Instruction:

Most people don’t know how to use computers, especially older people. Offer to teach them courses in Microsoft Word, Excel or any other element in which you are well versed. Many public schools offer continuing education courses where you can teach your skill to a class of people.

17. Consulting:

You can consult in almost any professional field, like accounting, branding, business or any other area of expertise. This can be one of the most profitable businesses out there!

18. Window Cleaning:

Window cleaning services cost an average of $207, and they don’t require much skill or many materials! If you have the skill and the required insurance, you could start a window washing business. With the help of scaffolding or a lift, you can do multi story buildings and charge a premium for this!

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Professional Window Cleaner, Wikimedia

19. Power Washing:

This is the use of high pressure water spray to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces.

Invest in a power washer and go to town. Look for houses that are listed for sale and call the seller. A power wash is one of the easiest ways to boost curb appeal!

20. Mobile Car Wash:

Mobile car washes are a great idea before paying for a physical location. Travel through streets and charge to clean cars in the customers driveway or business parking lot. There is little overhead with this and it is convenient for the customer!

21. House Sitting:

This is best done on holidays and vacation periods. House sitting involves taking care of and living in houses so they won’t be empty. Start with your friends and family and grow this business through referrals.

22. Catering/Personal Chef:

Like to cook? Good at staying organized? Catering requires you to provide food and beverages for special events like dances, weddings, or graduations.

Another option is to be a personal chef. Show up for your customer, cook a meal in their home, clean up and get paid!

23. Debt Collection:

Companies hire debt collectors to collect on what is owed to them. Debt collectors track people who owe money to make sure they proceed with their payments. This business will require some persistence and thick skin!

24. Accounting:

There are so many free accounting programs, and low cost ones online. Become an expert and offer consultations for a fee to businesses.

25. Language Translation:

If you know more than one language, or someone who does, you can offer translation services online. You could also teach foreign language classes or do tutoring!

26. Essay Writing:

Are you great at writing college papers? Offer to write or review papers for students for a fee! Down the road, you could hire people to write for you.

27. Business Travel Management:

Plan out the costs of a business trip, book the cheapest hotels, best options for restaurants, and make an itinerary. Travel agents often earn a commission on referrals to restaurants, hotels and vacation spots!

28. Vacation Planner:

People who want to vacation want everything to go smoothly. Work for them and plan their vacation, find their hotel, activities, and restaurants for their dream vacation! High end clients will love this service.

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Vacation Resort, MaxPixel

29. Private Investigation:

Private investigators collect information for anyone who hires them, whether it’s businesses, families, or parents.

30. Windshield Repair:

Install and repair windshields. If you offer this service at peoples’ homes, you can charge a pretty penny. Mobile windshield repair is a great business!

31. Event Planner:

Planners meet with clients to discuss and organize the event, search and book locations, food, entertainment, staff and cleanup. Offer catering as well for the whole package!

32. Junk Removal:

It seems like everyone has a pile of crap they want to get rid of today. Go door to door and offer to clean out garages, sheds and basements!

Remember, not everything is junk! You can get paid to haul it away and then resell it on Craigslist or online.

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Junk Removal Business, Flickr

33. Personal Organizer:

Help people organize the items they have and eliminate clutter. You could also sell organization solutions like bins and closet shelving!

34. Notary:

Get your notary license and offer a notary service. People will often pay $50 or more for a notary in a pinch!

35. Resume Writer/Editor:

Prepare professional resumes for applicants to either jobs or colleges.

36. Tailoring:

Adjust people’s clothes using needle and thread or sewing machines. You could also offer a wash and fold laundry service, great for college dorms!

37. Pet Sitting:

Supervise pets or take them for walks while the owners are away. If you are a true animal lover, open a dog daycare!

38. Freelancing:

Freelance jobs range from writing, editing, photography, to web design, graphic arts or computer programming. You can advertise your services on sites like Fiverr and Upwork.

39. Virtual Assistance:

Virtual assistants perform administrative tasks such as replying to emails, scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements. Contact busy people and offer to be a virtual assistant for them!

40. Social Media Manager:

Take charge of business accounts and help them grow online. Business owners are busy. If you can help them get more customers through the door, they will gladly pay you $1,000 a month or more!

Take Josue Pena for example. He has an Instagram network with over 4 million followers and his social media marketing agency brings in close to $100,000 a month!

Learn more about what Josue Pena does here.

41. Florist:

Sell or produce flowers. Learn some flower arranging skills online and make pretty arrangements. Offer flower delivery for an up charge!

42. Barber Shop:

You could offer an at home barbershop if you can’t afford a physical location yet. Down the road, you can open a barbershop and rent chairs to barbers for the day!

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Barber Service, Pixabay

43. Car Rental:

Rent out your car for a few hours, or even a few days. If you live in a tourist area, you could rent luxury vehicles and sports cars! You could also be a personal driver.

44. Website Design:

This is an acquired skill many people don’t have time for. Design company or personal websites and offer to update the sites if the owner pays you a retainer.

45. Security Services:

Secure homes by setting up monitoring equipment and access points. There are a number of security companies you can work with doing this!

46. Financial Consultant:

Guide people to make better spending decisions and help them to create a budget and stick to it!

47. Real Estate Agent:

Become a real estate agent and earn a commission for selling real estate!

48. Pool Service Technician:

This is one of the best businesses you can start. Open pools for people, clean them weekly and winterize them at the end of the season.

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Pool Cleaner, AdventureJay

49. Graphic Design:

Design logos, advertisements, or communications such as newsletters or direct mail for business owners.

50. Grocery Shopping:

Shop for other people, or have them order what they want online and you deliver it to them. There are a number of apps that you can use to get paid to shop for groceries!

The most important thing here is to find a business and stick with it! It will take time to get established and to build a client base. Be patient and commit to trying this business out for at least six months. 

25 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than $1,000

So you want to start a business that doesn’t require a lot of money to get started. The good news is, there are a number of businesses that you can start that require an investment of $1,000 or less!

What you will notice is that instead, these businesses will require a lot of time and energy to get started. You can either invest your time or your money!

Below is a list of business ideas that you can start without making a huge monetary investment.

1. Dropshipping Business (Cost: $30 to $50/mo)

One of the most popular ways to make money online these days is by dropshipping. Essentially, you are selling products that you are never putting your hands on. You build out a website, run ads to get traffic to the site and then fulfill the order.

For example, many people are creating a Shopify store where they can sell products from AliExpress. Keep in mind that it will take weeks if not months for products to ship from China, so you want to be transparent about this on your site!

A better way to dropship is to ship the products to the United States first and pay for fulfillment services. This will significantly reduce the shipping time.

Dropshipping Model
Dropshipping Explained, Oberlo

2. Lawn Care (Cost: $500 or less)

Buy a lawn mower, some sell for under $200, market yourself with flyers and business cards, and start mowing. This is one of the easiest businesses to get started with!

People may also need other help with gardens, such as picking weeds or even watering.

In the Winter, you can offer snow removal! Typically people who pay for lawn care also pay for snow removal.

Tip: Look for neighborhoods that have a lot of older people living there. 

3. Grocery Delivery (Cost: $0)

There are a number of different apps out there that connect you with shoppers. You will go out and shop on their behalf, and they will pay you for delivering the groceries!

Tip: Bring the groceries upstairs in apartment buildings and you will likely get a better tip from the customer! 

4. Social Media Influencer (Cost: $0)

Build out a social media account and then leverage affiliate marketing, sell shout outs or secure a brand deal. While it could take 12 to 18 months to build up a social media account, it is well worth it! This can cost you as little as $0, all you are investing is your time!

Tip: Paying for shout outs from larger accounts can help you grow your account faster.

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Instagram Logo

Take Josue Pena for example. He has an Instagram network with over 4 million followers and his social media marketing agency brings in close to $100,000 a month!

Click here for a free Instagram training guide by Josue Pena!

5. Domain Flipping (Cost: $10 to $12 per domain)

Try to find upcoming businesses or influencers that might need a website in the future.
Buy a domain with their name now, and when they go looking for it, they will need to buy it off you.

Or, find domains that will have commercial value down the road and hold on to them! Here is a perfect example of this. A populated area was getting a new area code. A young entrepreneur purchased domains that had the new area code in them. Then, he sold them for a higher price once people were looking for them!

6. Flip Websites (Cost: $250 per site)

If you are good at website design and content creation, consider building out websites and then selling them down the road. It could take 6 months or  longer to build a website, but this could be a worthwhile investment if someone is willing to buy it! You could do the same thing with social media accounts or even Shopify stores.

7. Flip Discount Designer Merchandise (Cost: $100 for inventory)

This is hands down one of the easiest ways to make money out there. Go to stores like Marshall’s and TJ Maxx and use your phone to see what shoes and handbags are selling for on eBay. Buy them at a low price and sell them for a higher price online!

8. Blogging (Cost: $10/mo or less)

Blogging can be a fun creative outlet that can turn into a side hustle though affiliate marketing and selling ad space. One example of this is Good Financial Cents. Jeff Rose started this blog over 10 years ago, but in one month alone he made over $100,000!

Check out this video Jeff Rose did talking about that.

9. Sell A Product  (Cost: $100 to $300)

There is a huge market for homemade products like soaps, candles and clothing.

If you can make your own products and offer them without harmful chemicals, you will have customers lining up to buy them! You can sell your products online or at local craft fairs and open markets.

10. Babysitting Business (Cost: $0)

This is one of the oldest businesses in the book! Give parents a break for the night and get paid to watch the little ones. You could also watch pets or open a doggy daycare!

11. House Painting (Cost: $250 to $500)

If you are a good painter, you can do it yourself. Or, you could hire it out to someone else! Outdoor painting is more dangerous, but if you have the equipment and the skill you can charge significantly more.

12. Social Media Manager (Cost: $10 to $50/mo)

Take charge of business accounts and help them grow online. Business owners are busy. If you can help them get more customers through the door, they will gladly pay you $1,000 a month or more!

Take Josue Pena for example. He has an Instagram network with over 4 million followers and his social media marketing agency brings in close to $100,000 a month!

Learn more about what Josue Pena does here.

13. Consultant (Cost: $0)

You can consult in almost any professional field, like accounting, branding, business or any other area of expertise. This can be one of the most profitable businesses out there!

14. Freelance Writing (Cost: $0)

If you are a good writer, there are a number of different ways to make money as a freelance writer. You could write blogs for websites, write resumes, cover letters and even essays!

15. Event/Party Planner (Cost: $0)

Help them develop a theme, then use that for invitations, decorations and entertainment. Many parents would gladly hire you to plan and run a child’s party. The more unique your parties are, the more you can charge!

Tip: The more exciting the experience is, the more they will pay for it. 

16. App Developer (Cost: $500 to $1,000)

Fantastic new apps appear every day, and with lots of hype, many go viral and earn their creators a lot of money, sometimes millions.

If you have a great idea for an app you can use sites like Appy Pie that will make your app for you so you don’t need coding experience to take your app to market.

Or, partner up with a friend who knows how to develop an app. You can focus on what you want the app to do and your friend can develop and design it! Once your app is complete, you can make money 24/7 selling it on an app store.

17. Computer Skills Tutor (Cost: $0)

Word, PowerPoint, Excel; such programs are popular, but not everybody knows how to use them. Learn to use them and teach others for a price.

Tip: Teach continuing education classes at schools and colleges!

18. Ride Sharing (Cost: $0)

If you don’t enjoy going out to the bars make some extra cash picking people up on weekends, you can earn extra during hot hours. Apps like Uber and Lyft make it easy!

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Uber App, Flickr

19. Video Editing (Cost: $0 to $500)

Reach out to famous people on YouTube and offer to do video editing for them. Build up a portfolio of projects that you have worked on in the past!

Tip: Offer to do the first video edit for free! 

20. Graphic Design (Cost: $0 to $500)

If you are well versed with Photoshop and other design software, you could be a freelance graphic designer! You could start on a site like Fiverr to build up a portfolio of projects.

21. Create An Online Course (Cost: $0 to $500)

Ready to demonstrate how to write the perfect resume? Knit a sweater? Read tarot cards? Buy a car? Balance a checkbook?

If you’re an expert (or willing to do the footwork and become an expert) on any topic, you can create an online course to teach others your skills.

Setting up the curriculum requires a time commitment, as does marketing your course, but once it’s up and running, you’ll earn passive income based on the number of students.

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Teachable Course Earnings

Ryan Scribner offers a free course all about building a successful online course or membership site. You can enroll here!

TIP: Ask people who’ve completed the course to write a testimonial praising it, and publish their words.

22. Start A Podcast (Cost: $0 to $500)

This can be a form of entertainment or information.While it will take some time to build a large following, there are countless ways to make money with a podcast! This type of media is growing in popularity because you can multitask and do other things while listening to your favorite show.

23. Vacation Planning (Cost: $0)

People who want to vacation want everything to go smoothly. Work for them and plan their vacation, find their hotel, activities, and restaurants for their dream vacation! High end clients will love this service.

24. Carpet Cleaning (Cost: $500 to $1,000)

Scrubbing stains out of carpeting and rugs is a task no homeowner wants to take on, which means you can provide the service for a tidy profit.

Invest a small sum of money into cleaning products and a commercial grade carpet cleaner! Satisfied customers will spread the word and soon your business will be thriving.

25. Photography (Cost: $0 to $1,000)

Photography has an easy market in small communities, as everyone likes having pictures of themselves or important moments. Build your reputation by having the best camera, editing skills, and prices. A great website and business cards are essential!

The most important thing here is to find a business and stick with it! It will take time to get established and to build a client base. Be patient and commit to trying this business out for at least six months. 

41 Side Hustle Ideas You Can Start Today

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The side hustle is the new american pastime. People want a side business and an extra source of income. Whether you are trying to make an extra $100 a month or $10,000 a month, we have compiled a massive list of side hustle ideas you can start today!

1. Amazon FBA

Selling on Amazon has emerged as one of the most popular side hustles and full time hustles for some. The idea is rather simple, buy low priced items and flip or sell them for higher prices on Amazon.

2. Amazon Affiliate Links

This is hands down one of the easiest ways to make money online. You simply refer sales to Amazon and earn a commission in the process! This requires you to have an audience, like a blog, YouTube channel or a huge Instagram following.

In this video, Ryan Scribner talks more about making money with Amazon links!

3. Tutoring

This is one of the easiest side hustles, and you can do it at any age! Tutor your friends in high school or college, typically an all cash hustle!

4. Social Media Marketing

Have you mastered social media?

Small businesses will pay generous amounts if you can properly manage their social media to bring in more customers.

Another idea is to manage the accounts for a well known influencer. It is not uncommon to pay someone $1,000 a month or more to manage a social media account!

Josue Pena has dozens of clients paying him over $1,000 a month for account management. In fact, he makes almost $100,000 a month managing social media accounts!

Learn more about what Josue Pena does here.

5. Mowing Lawns

This was my first side hustle as a kid. I would mow lawns in my neighborhood and make $20 per lawn. As a 14 year old, I could not be happier!

On a larger scale, you could hire a team of people to mow lawns for you. In the Winter, you can plow driveways!

6. Clean Pools

People are lazy, and they hate cleaning and maintaining their pool. Offer an all inclusive service of opening, cleaning and winterizing pools!

7. Build An Instagram Page

There are countless ways to make money with Instagram. If you are interested in creating your own content, consider building out your own Instagram page! Then, make money with affiliate links, paid promos or brand deals.

Take Josue Pena for example. He has a network of Instagram accounts with over 4 million followers!

Click here for a free Instagram training guide by Josue Pena!

8. Short Term Rentals

If you have extra space in your home, or a spare apartment unit, consider renting it out on a site like AirBnb. This will allow you to make money while providing much needed short term housing.

For those interested in this idea, check out the new show Stay Here on Netflix! It is all about maximizing your profits with short term rentals.

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Stay Here, Netflix

9. Stock Market

Investing in the stock market can be a great side hustle. If you learn about investing, you can save yourself from paying for active money management.

Here is our beginner’s guide to investing in the stock market!

10. Crowd Funded Real Estate

So, you’ve always wanted to invest in real estate but haven’t been able to pull together the funds for a decent two family home? There’s a new way to add real estate to your investment portfolio that pools money towards a specific project, allowing you to decide how much to put towards it.

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Sites like Fundrise offer projects for you to review as well as low fees to start. The expected annual returns are in the arena of 8 to 11 percent, which is a nice return! Experts help you determine where to invest your money in the real estate projects based on your long term goals, and keep you updated on how your project is progressing.

Click here to get started with Fundrise.

11. Ride Sharing

If you don’t enjoy going out to the bars make some extra cash picking people up on weekends, you can earn extra during hot hours. Apps like Uber and Lyft make it easy!

12. Food Delivery

If you aren’t interested in delivering passengers to their destinations, you can just deliver food to them! People will pay for food delivery services like GrubHub.

13. Test Websites

There are a number of different platforms out there where you can get paid to test apps or websites. Typically, you are paid based on the quality of the review you give them.

14. Create An Online Course

Ready to demonstrate how to write the perfect resume? Knit a sweater? Read tarot cards? Buy a car? Balance a checkbook?

If you’re an expert (or willing to do the footwork and become an expert) on any topic, you can create an online course to teach others your skills.

Setting up the curriculum requires a time commitment, as does marketing your course, but once it’s up and running, you’ll earn passive income based on the number of students.

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Teachable Course Sales Earnings

Ryan Scribner offers a free course all about building a successful online course or membership site. You can enroll here!

15. Write An Ebook

Learned a lot about home improvement? Discovered secrets to small space gardening? Restored an old sailboat recently? Put your knowledge onto the page by penning your own non fiction book and hook up with Amazon for sales.

Then, invite everyone you know, from family to Facebook friends, to order a copy of your new publication, and earn both accolades and extra income. It could be fiction or non fiction but the sweet spot here is usually 50 to 60 pages of well written content.

16. Start A YouTube Channel

One of the coolest side hustles is to start a YouTube channel. Once your channel becomes established, you can run ads on your videos and collect a check every single month!

You will need to continue to post new content in order to keep the views coming in, but if you enjoy doing this it can be a great way to earn passive income. Take Financial Education for example. He uploads a daily stock market commentary video and typically gets 10,000 to 20,000 views per video.

In a recent video, he shares just how much money he is making on YouTube!

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HOW TO MAKE $100 PER DAY PASSIVE INCOME ONLINE, Financial Education

You are reading that right. Jeremy is making over $16,000 a month with his YouTube channel! There are countless YouTube channels out there pulling in over $100,000 a month just in ad revenue.

17. Blogging

Blogging can be a fun creative outlet that can turn into a side hustle though affiliate marketing and selling ad space. One example of this is Good Financial Cents. Jeff Rose started this blog over 10 years ago, but in one month alone he made over $100,000!

Check out this video Jeff Rose did talking about that.

18. Resume Editing

A lot of people struggle to perfect their resume before that big job interview. Build up a reputation, create a website, and earn up to $100 per resume you critique.

19. Moving Company

If you aren’t afraid to do some heavy lifting, you can start a moving business. If you pack the houses yourself, you can make even more money!

20. Junk Hauling

It seems like everyone has a pile of crap they want to get rid of today. Go door to door and offer to clean out garages, sheds and basements!

Remember, not everything is junk! You can get paid to haul it away and then resell it on Craigslist or online.

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Junk Removal Business, Flickr

21. Start A Food Truck

If you have talent when it comes to cooking, consider opening a food truck!

Check out these guys. They restored an Airstream camper and turned in into a moving bar! Now, they go to events all over and make money selling drinks.

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BARSTREAM, Saratoga Springs NY

22. Become A Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants perform administrative tasks such as replying to emails, scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements. Contact busy people and offer to be a virtual assistant for them!

23. Party Planning 

Are you the friend that is great at planning parties? Make it a little side hustle and start planning parties for more than just you and your friends. If you live in a wealthy area, you can attract some high end clients with this service!

24. Tour Guide

If you live in a big city where new people need help getting around you could become a local tour guide. Set up a website or offer an experience on AirBnb! There are countless ways to advertise this service.

25. Consulting

You can consult in almost any professional field, like accounting, branding, business or any other area of expertise. This can be one of the most profitable businesses out there!

26. Life Coach

Some people just need a little push! Become a life coach and help people achieve their goals by working with you for strategies and accountability.

27. Dropshipping 

One of the most popular ways to make money online these days is by dropshipping. Essentially, you are selling products that you are never putting your hands on. You build out a website, run ads to get traffic to the site and then fulfill the order.

For example, many people are creating a Shopify store where they can sell products from AliExpress. Keep in mind that it will take weeks if not months for products to ship from China, so you want to be transparent about this on your site!

A better way to dropship is to ship the products to the United States first and pay for fulfillment services. This will significantly reduce the shipping time.

Dropshipping Model
Dropshipping Explained, Oberlo

28. Content Translator 

Major influencers want to go global and will pay you to translate their content into a new language so they can build a massive audience. Consider Rev, they charge $7.50 per minute to translate! 

29. Data Entry 

Small companies will pay to have all their data organized and entered into excel sheets making their jobs easier. As boring as this is, it could be a great side hustle if you have the patience for it! 

30. Website Design 

This is an acquired skill many people don’t have time for. Design company or personal websites and offer to update the sites if the owner pays you a retainer.

31. Catering 

Like to cook? Good at staying organized? Catering requires you to provide food and beverages for special events like dances, weddings, or graduations.

Another option is to be a personal chef. Show up for your customer, cook a meal in their home, clean up and get paid!

32. Sell T Shirt Designs 

Sites like Teespring allow you to sell your own shirt designs and print on demand!

33. Vending Machine Business 

Every time you put in money or swipe your card for a Coke or a Kit Kat Bar or bag of chips, someone somewhere is gaining a profit from your purchase.

Jump on that band wagon by investing in a quality vending machine, which will range from $3,000 to $4,000 a piece, then find a prime location to set up.

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Vending Machine, Pixnio

Negotiate with the property owner, say a laundromat, and offer a slice of the profit pie in return for the optimal site.

This can easily be a single employee business (you) when you take care of restocking and checking the machine. Reinvest your profits into another machine, and repeat the process over and over until you have a small business!

34. Produce Stand 

If you enjoy gardening, consider opening a neighborhood farm stand!

35. Car Flipping 

Just like anything else, buy low and sell high.

Try to find decent cars that are cheap, fix them up and sell them for a higher price!

36. Shoe/Handbag Flipping

Look for designer shoes and handbags at stores like Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. Check the prices on eBay while you are in the store and find items you can sell for a profit!

37. Become A DJ

If you have the equipment, consider starting your own DJ business on the side!

38. Photography

With a good camera and some basic skills, you can get paid for taking photos of others! This is a great business for prom and wedding season.

39. Flip College Textbooks

Generally speaking, college students are not financially responsible. They might be willing to sell that $200 textbook for $20 come the end of the year! Buy textbooks and resell them on sites like eBay, or rent them out!

40. Online Dating Consultant

If you have some skills when it comes to starting conversations, consider helping other people with online dating. You could also help them take photos and write a compelling bio!

41. Flip Cellphones And Electronics

If you can learn how to fix phones and other electronics, you can buy broken phones in bulk and resell them on eBay as refurbished electronics! Or, just simply buy electronics on sites like Craigslist and resell them on eBay.

When it comes to starting a side hustle, you need to be patient! Don’t jump from idea to idea. Start with one thing and stick to it for at least a few months. It will take time to build up any business.