Want to start a business, but are not sure you are stable enough to quit your full-time job? This happens to many people, and it can leave them dropping their ideas of opening their own business. This should not happen. There are many small business options that you can do part-time, and then one day can turn them into full time careers. Some of these small businesses can also be started quickly, with a low start-up cost, if any at all. Below are 10 small business ideas that you can start right now.
1: Buying and selling (and reselling) on eBay. eBay has been around for years, and it is still as popular as ever. It does not take a large inventory to get started. You can simply start by listing one or two things at a time, and later add an eBay store, if you choose.
2: Cake baking. Bakeries are sadly disappearing, thanks to mass-market stores selling goods at low prices. However, there are people who want something that is truly hand made. If you are a good baker, this could be a good part-time gig for you.
3: Housecleaning. There is always the need for housecleaners. The income is steady, and it can easily be worked one day, or five days during the week.
4: Home daycare. Home daycares have more initial cost than other small businesses on the list, but the income can be great. Many have to take out a small business loan, such as the one offered by FAM, but it is well worth it in the income you could potentially make.
5: Personal chef. This is great not only for those who are wealthy, but also for those who have been injured, or those with a new baby.
6: Event DJ. Are you good with music? Love entertaining? Then this may be the right part-time gig for you. Wedding and event DJs can bring in hundreds of dollars per event, but this job does require a very sociable personality.
7: Yarn arts. If you knit, crochet, or loom, you should look into this as a small business. Etsy is a good place to sell your wares, and you can also offer customized goods.
8: Meal-to-go prep. This is similar to personal chef services, but this is more commonly done in your own home, and you either deliver the food or the customer picks it up.
9: Woodworking and furniture making. This is good, but it is more costly and time consuming than other ideas on this list. It takes a good eye to make good furniture, but if you have this talent, go for it!
10: Senior citizen aids. Many times, our older relatives need help with every chores and errands. This is a great way to help out and make a few extra bucks.