The above resources are a good start for the time being.
You get to put your logo on a product and build a real brand around it.
You can make higher margins.
I may make a post on Private Labeling some day.
This is where many people start with making money on the side.
Before I knew about filing Taxes and having licenses I started a Computer Repair hustle.
Within a short time I was able to get some local companies to do business with me.
For some reason unknown to me they trusted me enough to work on their computers without asking for me to show them my licences other than a Certification I had.
But I never got to complete any orders as my parents found out and put a stop to it.
This opened my eyes as a teenager.
I learned that there was more to business than just getting customers.
You have to protect yourself.
But back to how you can start an Offline Service business that you can start making money on the side with.
Here are the most common Offline Services that people offer:
Some Offline Services (depending on the State) don’t require a Business License “technically”, but it is always better to be safe.
A large number of people who don’t want to start an Online business will stick with offering Offline Services.
Most of the time the Startup for a business like this is low.
It really depends on which business you start.
A cleaning business for example would be cheap to start.
You would need a business license which in my city goes for $90.
Cleaning supplies is also generally cheap.
Gas isn’t that expensive so unless you were travelling very far, you wouldn’t have to put out much money for gas.
The best way to get started with a cleaning business is the following:
Start A Basic Website
Print Out Business Cards
Get Any Type Of Licenses You Need
Call Or Go To Local Business/Reality Companies To Pitch Your Services
When You Get A Client Offer The Best Service You Can
Making money on the side with an Offline Service business can be rewarding.
The key to making it in business is standing out from the crowd.
There are 100’s of businesses that offer something similar to what you are offering.
What makes you better or unique?
If you are interested in cars this will be a great way for you to make money.
Car Flipping follows the Business Model of “Buy Low, Sell High”.
You want to look for cars you can get cheap and then fix them up.
After you fix them up you can sell them for much more than you paid.
To get the most out of this type of hustle you should either be good with cars or know someone who is.
Let’s say you go on Craigslist and see a car for $3,500 with some minor engine problems.
From there you know it will cost you $147 for the parts.
This is a repair that you can do, so you won’t have to pay anyone to do the work for you.
You will need to invest $3,647 into the car.
After the taxes and other expenses you have spent $3,800.
This car can sell easily for $5,000 used.
After you sell the car you will have made $1,200 pure profit.
Of course some deals you will only make a $400 profit, but you get the jist.
Breakdown of making money from Car Flipping:
Find Car That Requires Work That Is Selling For Low
Do Work Yourself Or For Discount From Your Mechanic
Sell For What Market Will Pay
Reinvest Profit Into Another Car
In today’s world many people have also turned to Freelancing as a side hustle.
The two platforms that most Freelancers use are Upwork and Fiverr.
If you have any type of skill that people will pay for, you can make a nice sum of money from it.
When people talk about Upwork and Fiverr they mainly talk about writing content or something similar.
But there is so much more out there!
If you are good at Photoshop there is a huge demand for that.
If you know how to edit video’s there is a demand for that.
There are countless ways you can start making money on Upwork and Fiverr.
Working on one of these platforms is a great way to not only get better at your skills, but also make some money while you do it.
The next time you think about spending your day off watching the latest TV show, why not make some money honing your skills?
You might be turned off by the fact that some of the gigs only offer $5 or $10.
But there is so much more money to be made on these platforms.
After you get a good reputation you will be able to charge much higher fee’s.
I was able to get one of the best articles on the subject of Freelancing on Calm and Collected. If you feel like Freelancing would be up your alley then check out the Guest-Post that was featured on this site.
Do not limit yourself to what you can achieve.
If you put in the work, you will be able to turn this side hustle into another stream of income.
Another person that I consider a friend wrote a great book on making money on Fiverr.
He has the numbers to show that he knows what he is talking about.
His book Conquering Fiverr goes into great detail for every aspect of building a successful Fiverr business.