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Side Businesses to Start on Weekends

  • June 17, 2020

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Side Businesses to Start on Weekends

There are a ton of different reasons to start a side business to work on during your weekends. Side businesses can act as a fun hobby and even a source of supplemental income for your household. It can be a way to explore a new passion or re-spark an old one. Whatever your reason for venturing into a side business, check out these awesome side businesses to start on weekends.

Tutor eager students for standardized testing

There is some serious demand for tutors right now as the admissions process for top colleges gets tougher and more competitive. With yearly standardized testing as a part of almost every college-bound senior’s stressors, a tutor with a good education and understanding of the SAT, ACT, and more are increasingly necessary. You can offer your services to a few local high schoolers or even take your operation online and recruit students from around the country. This is a simple and very rewarding way to earn some extra income and do some good. There are also markets for tutors who have taken the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and other standardized tests required for higher education.

Flip furniture

A more creatively freeing side business to start is one where you flip furniture. Flipping furniture is a comparatively low initial investment for a business and can end up having large profit margins. You can obtain cheap, slightly rundown yet still stylish furniture at secondhand shops, on the side of the road, and on resale apps and websites. Once you’ve acquired a few pieces of furniture, you can start updating it. You can select a finish and re-stain the piece, add new upholstery, and even add paint to breathe new life into the piece. Updating furniture is easier than you may think, and it’s the perfect side business for avid DIYers.

Assist the elderly

Another idea for a side venture is an elderly assistant business. Many older people who are still quite self-sufficient want to hire a helper to do the more physically and mentally demanding day-to-day tasks for them. These tasks might include budgeting, organizing pill, online ordering and bill pay, and outdoor chores such as watering flowers. It's a rewarding endeavor that you can feel proud of. Helping the aging population is a good deed, and you may even learn a thing or two from your clients to help in your own life. This is a great weekend side hustle because you can take on as many or as few clients as you decide, and you can make your own schedule.

There are a ton of different methods of making a little extra side money on your weekends while also spending your time doing something interesting. The best advice is to find a side business that you’re passionate about and put your time and energy into that.

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