Start a blog – I generate income several ways with my blog. You could also build your own business as a professional blogger. Click here for my step-by-step guide on how to start a blog. Once you have managed to drive traffic to your blog the sky is the limit. You can sell advertising, create your own products to sell. Get paid for sponsored posts.
Aerial film photography – Do you own a drone? This could be your chance to turn it into an aerial photography business. They are widely used in the real estate market and many other businesses.
Affiliate marketing – Affiliate marketing offers you a great way to earn a percentage of sales without having to create a product or maintain an inventory.
Alterations and Tailoring – Providing alteration and tailoring service is a great side business. Word spreads fast when you provide a reliable service at a competitive price.
Airport transfer service – There are many people who need greater flexibility when it comes to airport transfers.
Amazon reselling – You can sell products on Amazon. You can import products to sell or buy low and resell. If you enjoy finding great deals and make a profit, Amazon reselling might be a good business for you.
Antique refurbishing – The antique refurbishing market is a small niche, but with the right marketing you can build a loyal customer base.
Art collector – This isn’t the same as shop till you drop. You have to know the value and the demand for the artworks you deal with.
Babysitting – Babysitting isn’t just for teenagers. Market yourself as an Au Pair to target a higher-end clientele.
Boat cleaning service – Boats are fun to use, but most people would rather have someone else do the cleaning.
Bookkeeping – Help small businesses to keep their receipts in order.
Brew your own beer – Many successful beer breweries started out by hobbyists.
Buy and sell domain names – You don’t have to sell a domain name for millions for turning it into a successful business.
Business consulting – If you have skills that help to grow or manage a business, there is a market for your service. Whether you are a bookkeeper, strategist, marketing expert, IT guru, there are businesses out there who need your service.
Car detailing – Many people are willing to pay a higher price to have their cars detailed on their own driveway. This is also a great weekend business.
Car flipping – If you know how to find a great deal and enjoy working on cars, this could be your opportunity to become an entrepreneur.
Carpet cleaning – You can start your carpet cleaning business renting the equipment.
Catering business – Starting a catering business requires a lot less capital than opening a restaurant.
Cell phone repair – Many people are happy to pay to repair a faulty cell phone instead of buying a new phone.
Childcare – If you love children, this might be a great business for you.
Christmas light installer – Although this is a seasonal business, it requires very little capital to start.
College admissions essay editor – A great business if writing is your passion. Be sure that your clients understand that you are an editor and that you are not going to write the essay for them.
College counseling – You can guide pre-college age kids to help them prepare for what to expect in college. You could help them with admissions, financial aid, career advice, and other college-related topics.
Commission only sales – There are many companies that offer commission only sales opportunities. If you partner with startup companies, you might be able to negotiate part ownership.