Starting your own business may be a lifelong dream or just a way to make a little extra money for now. Either way, there are several pop-up businesses that are easy to launch if you have the right skills and equipment.
Small Scale Catering and Food Prep
If you like to cook and if you have access to a commercial kitchen and commercial trucks dallas tx or in your town, you might be able to earn a few extra bucks with small scale catering which might include providing the food for an intimate dinner party or a child’s birthday party. Busy working people are often quite happy to outsource cooking. Some families might hire you to provide home cooked meals 3-4 four nights per week. When they factor in what they will save on shopping and preparation, a home chef is the perfect solution for some families.
Take whatever you excelled at in high school or college and turn it into an online tutoring gig. There are numerous websites that help connect you with students in need. As more and more families are turning to homeschooling and online learning, the need for tutors has never been greater. Unless a parent actively works in a field that their child is studying, most adults have forgotten too much of the specifics of math or science, for example, to be much use to their child after upper elementary age.
If you are blessed with being bilingual, consider sharing your skill for money. Like online tutoring, there are several websites where you can list your services and build up your clients. Even if all you ever take are smaller one-off jobs, translating can be very lucrative because so few people do it well.
It’s not impossible to make a little extra money on the side running your own business. The key is to provide a service others want and are willing to pay for.