If you’ve been looking for a way to make some extra money but spending more time away from home just isn’t feasible, you’re in luck. The digital world has made it much easier for today’s ambitious individuals to work from home without much stress. While you will need to sort your own self-employment taxes out, the benefits of earning an extra income definitely make up for the extra work.
To help launch your strategy for a side-business in 2018, we’ve put together our list of the best things to try this year. Remember, these are specifically chosen because you can do the job either part-time or full-time.
It’s hard to come across a business today that doesn’t have its own website. Most sites take a lot of time and effort to build and maintain. However, if you know a thing or two about designing and hosting, then you could earn a lot of money offering your services as a website consultant. You can design graphics, maintenance services, and even copywriting all from your own home.
If you like the idea of being someone’s assistant, but you’re not impressed by the concept of running around and getting coffee all day, then a side-job as a virtual assistant could be perfect for you. Many companies appreciate virtual assistants today because a digital worker can save them overhead costs and equipment expenses. You can either work as a general assistant or become a specialist if you have a background in sales, marketing or IT.
Babysitting or Childcare
Babysitting is an age-old profession, and not something that’s reserved specifically for teenagers who want to make some extra cash. As long as there are parents out there who need to take a break from the kids at times, there will always be new opportunities to make money from babysitting. The best way to improve your chances of getting work is to generate word of mouth by launching a social media site and asking for reviews.
Cleaning and tidying houses might not be the most exciting side-job in the world, but it’s something that almost anyone has the skills to do. In a world where most people struggle to keep up with their careers, their kids, and tidying their home, domestic cleaners are becoming increasingly popular. If you can launch your own website and social media channels, then you’re sure to find work quite quickly. Cleaning also has minimal overheads, so it’s easier than you’d think to start making money fast.
Tutoring and Education
You don’t necessarily need to be a trained teacher to work as a tutor, but you should have an in-depth knowledge of a particular subject. A degree in your chosen topic can be a great way to earn clients by showing them that you know what you’re talking about. Thanks to the internet, if you have knowledge to share, you can find students all around the world, and work with them over webcam and social sharing tools. You could even approach schools in your local area to find out whether there’s any specific need for your services.
Create a Pop-Up Café/Restaurant
Popup eateries are rapidly growing in popularity these days. Not only are they a great option during summer, but they can also thrive during the winter too if you find a location and food that people love. Whether you only turn up at festivals, markets, and seasonal events, or you try to make a living from your café every weekend, it’s a great way to make some extra cash doing what you love. What’s more, so long as you have a van or gazebos, you won’t have to worry about paying the huge overhead costs of buying a restaurant venue.
In a world packed full of technology users, there is still only a handful of people out there who actually know how to repair a computer when something goes wrong. If you happy to be handy with technology and you know your way around laptops, tablets, or smartphones, you could make a great income as a part-time repair technician. Devices can be very expensive to replace, so a little bit of marketing could be all it takes to attract customers to your new business.
Be A DJ
Finally, if you’re a music fanatic then you don’t even know how to work a set of decks to become a DJ today – all you need is a laptop. Setting up your own DJ business is easy enough, and you can work from home to create your set lists and market your company. You’ll also be able to choose which events you want to play, so your schedule is totally up to you.