Don’t Quit School: Businesses You Can Launch on the Side

Don’t Quit School: Businesses You Can Launch on the Side
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    You have a regular job or attend school, but have always dreamed about launching a business on the side.

    Like many budding entrepreneurs, you’re not about to quit your day job.


What you want to do is provide for yourself and your family, by launching a business on the side. The following are some ideas of businesses you can start and maintain yourself.

Event Coordinator

Take your knack for getting things organized and turn it into an event coordinator business. Your friends admire your party organizational skills and might pay top dollar for your assistance. Organize a party for a friend and turn that initial experience into a side job — you may become a wedding planner in no time!

Meal Preparer

You love to cook and your family raves over your delectable dishes. Your friends admire your talent too and quite easily could become your first customers as a meal preparer. With this idea you’ll prepare and cook meals, providing the food immediately or freezing same for later consumption. Target busy two-income homes and you’ll find people happy for nutritious meals they can eat at home.

Music Teacher

A talent for music, especially playing musical instruments should never go to waste. It is also a talent you can share with impressionable minds, by teaching piano, guitar or some other instrument in your spare time as a music teacher. Lots of families are looking for one-on-one instruction —you can provide that early in the evening or on weekends.

Personal Shopper

Not everyone has time to shop nor does everyone have the capability to select what they need for their home or wardrobe. You, on the other hand, have a knack for interior decorating. Or, you may have a fashion sense that might help men dress for success. Turn that skill into a personal shopper and you’ll do what you love and get paid for it too.

Pet Services

What is it about animals that you love? Do you like to groom cats? Walk dogs? Or, do you like to care for animals in their home? Your pet services can come in handy especially as more Americans adopting animals pour billions into their care. Get your small slice of the pet care pie by coming up with a business plan that is sure to attract customers.

Tag Sale Manager

Lots of homeowners have things to sell, but not enough time to do the work themselves. This is where you come in: offer your services as a tag sale manager, running the entire operation yourself. You can charge a flat rate and add a percentage of the sales on top of that. It is a weekend job that can make you some serious cash.

Tutoring Services

You may already be a teacher or at least you have the gift for instructing people. At the primary school level, children may struggle to keep up. At the secondary school level, students need to prepare to get into college. By providing tutoring services, you can come along side of students and help them reach higher. Find the niche that is best for you and offer your services.

When to Quit Your Day Job

Once you have your side business launched, you may about ready to finish college. The timing for you is perfect, what can help you make a seamless transition from academia to your career.

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