If you’re a stay-at-home parent, you can turn your hobbies into profitable side hustles. Below are 10 small business ideas and tips to help you get started on your side hustle so you can make money from home.
1. Earn Money Tutoring Online
If you have a subject you’re good at, such as math or art, likely people are looking to take lessons. To find students, put up flyers at local schools, and post on social media. You can also put an ad on websites like Craigslist.
2. Launch a Pet Sitting Service
If you’re passionate about pets, consider starting a pet-sitting service. Depending on your schedule, it could be a full-time or side business idea that allows you to help animals and make some extra cash in your free time.
3. Teach Music Lessons
If you have some experience with an instrument yourself, consider offering private music lessons as a side business idea. Even if you don't have professional training, there are plenty of free online resources to guide you in teaching music lessons to young kids.
4. Sell Homemade Food Items
Consider starting a business where you make homemade food items and sell them to friends, family, and neighbors at community events or local Los Angeles, California, markets. Think baked goods, preserves, or candies.
5. Offer Private Yoga Lessons
If you’re a yoga teacher looking to make a living in your field, consider offering private classes. Make it clear these are one-on-one sessions tailored to each student’s needs. You can charge $35–$45 an hour based on your skill and experience.
6. Start an Art School
There’s a great opportunity to start an art school for kids in your area. Classes are often affordable for parents looking for fun things to do with their children. Since summer break is fast approaching, it’s an excellent time to start thinking about how you can turn your love of art into cash flow.
7. Finding Funding
With a small business, there are many ways to raise funds. Some people might decide to use their savings, while others choose crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo. If you need funding fast, consider applying for a loan from a financial institution like a bank or credit union.
8. Marketing Your Services
Whatever small business venture you consider, start by creating a marketing plan. How will you communicate with potential customers? Create a website (or various social media accounts) and make an online portfolio.
9. Create a Designated Home Workspace
Sometimes it makes sense to invest in a dedicated home office that’s separate from your living space. That way, you can avoid distractions and focus entirely on work while at home. If that’s not possible, though, it can be helpful to designate a corner of one room as an office space.
10. Choosing Business Structure
If you need investors who could benefit from holding onto shares of stock, consider forming a corporation. Before making any big decisions, it's essential to research all the laws surrounding establishing a corporate entity in California.
Passion Into Profit
With careful planning, you can turn your passion into profit with the flexibility of working from home.
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