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10 Best Side Business Ideas

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Starting a side business is a great way to earn extra money. I have started several side business in past starting from successful blog to other professional business. As an experiential authority, I can say that there is no limit on how much extra money you can make from a side business. However, people may not agree with my thoughts. As from childhood days, we are programmed to work for 9 to 5 jobs. We work for 9 to 5 job until we make enough money and become rich. But we do not understand that we can become rich much faster by earning extra money or by doing side business.

When it comes to earning extra income one very good way is a side business. There are many side business options available nowadays. Some of them require significant time and capital while others do not. I have tried to list 10 Best Side Business Ideas for you.

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10 Best Side Business Ideas

Teaching or Tuition Class

The first side business is tuition class. Tuition class is an evergreen business. You can start tuition class easily. You don’t require big capital. This business can be started from home also. You need to spend 2-3 hours a day and you can earn very good money. This side business can be converted to full-time business after several years.

Stating a Blog

You can start your own blog. Blogging is a very good side business. You can earn a lot of money by doing blogging. However, it takes time and dedicated efforts to establish yourself as a professional blogger and earn money. Your blogging income depends on multiple factors.

Homemade Foods

Homemade food is another lucrative business option. You need to be very good at making food in order to withstand in the market. You can initially start will small items like chocolates, namkeen and expand it at a later stage.

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Real Estate Agency

Real estate is not so booming nowadays. However, it is very good side business with zero investment for a long run. You need to have contact with few builder and clients who are looking for property for sale and rent. You can earn very good money from this business.

Network Marketing

Network marketing is a most powerful side business. It is zero cost business and can be started at any time. However, you need passion and good communication and convincing skill to start this business. You have to be careful in selecting company otherwise you may end up losing money.


Starting a side business of catering is very good option. You can even think of starting this business with your full-time job. You will need a dedicated team with good managerial skill. Management, planning and communication skill is must for this business.


Freelancer is a very good career option. Freelancing is considered as a job as well as business. It is zero cost business. You need appropriate skill to complete the projects on the timeline. You can bid project online. These projects are fixed cost.


Yoga or Fitness Trainer

Nowadays people have become health conscious and they are ready to spend a lot of money on health, so becoming Yoga or Fitness trainer is very good profession cum business option. If you are good at providing the training you can earn a lot of money.

Sell your Creativity

If you are creative you can make money out of your creations. You can start your own website for selling a customized product like a printed t-shirt, mugs, bags, binder and customized gift. You can earn a lot of money from this business.

Start a Youtube Channel

One of the simple side business options is starting own Youtube Channel. There are many people who are earning lots of money from youtube channel. You need to make videos on specific topics associated with your channel. Once you cross 10,000 views you can apply for Google Adsense and earn money from advertisements.

I hope you have enjoyed side business ideas mentioned above. If you have any queries related to selection or stating side business do post it in the comment section.

Shitanshu Kapadia
Shitanshu Kapadia
Hi, I am Shitanshu founder of moneyexcel.com. I am engaged in blogging & Digital Marketing for 10 years. The purpose of this blog is to share my experience, knowledge and help people in managing money. Please note that the views expressed on this Blog are clarifications meant for reference and guidance of the readers to explore further on the topics. These should not be construed as investment , tax, financial advice or legal opinion. Please consult a qualified financial planner and do your own due diligence before making any investment decision.