8 Part-Time Home Business Ideas You Can Start Now

By | October 22, 2019

Whether you’re still an employee looking for a side hustle or preparing to quit a full-time regular job, a part-time home business can help in achieving both. Not all part-time home businesses can be run alongside a regular job.

However, in this tutorial, you’ll learn 8 home business ideas you can start affordably, quickly and fairly, and still cope doing that alongside other obligations. Over time, these businesses can grow and turn into a full-time business career or something you can manage on a part-time basis depending on your business goal

01 Tutoring

Gone were the days when tutoring required meeting the student or pupil face to face either at a center or at home. While people still practice home lessons, it’s good to know that tutoring can now be done online through video conferencing.

Online tutoring has a flexibility mode in that it doesn’t entail additional traveling or running expenses from one place to another to teach and it saves a lot of time. It is feasible to reach out to more people this way than in traditional tutoring.

Tutoring is in various types such as academic tutoring for all categories from kindergartens to degree students, computer tutoring, language tutoring through which you teach international students how to speak a specific language.

You can develop the business by hiring several other tutors who teach similar languages, plus you can create multiple streams of income by writing books or adding digital courses.

02 Photographing

You can turn a photography hobby into an income stream, working from the comfort of your workspace. You simply take pictures and get paid in an awesome way. You can even establish a small portrait studio at home and start taking pictures of grads, families, pets, and even houses.

Another way to go through is photographing events like marriages, birthdays, and many others. A birthday photographer can earn roughly $500 for a $6000 birthday ceremony.

Above all, you have platforms like iStockphoto.com, Shutterstock.com and others at your disposal to sell your photographs

03 Selling Information Products

Everybody is talented with unique things that can be paid for by others. If that information can be turned into a product, you can make money from it. You can sell information products that come in various forms such as courses, books and so on, and you can deliver either in digital or printed formats.

An information product has numerous benefits such as:

It’s easy and affordable to start;

It’s flexible;

It brings about passive income;

It can be run (part-time) alongside a regular job;

It can help generate extra income in addition to an obligation.

04 Affiliate Marketing

If you’re passionate about creating products of your own, affiliate marketing can be the way-out for you. As an affiliate marketer, you don’t have to own the products. You make money passively by selling other people’s products or services. You get paid a certain percentage of the sale price based on an initial agreement.

Affiliate marketing helps you run the business part-time along with a side hustle and it simplifies promoting other people’s products without having to come up with your own products. Most affiliate marketers leverage a blog to promote affiliate products while others simply use a landing page to collect leads and market exclusive products to email subscribers.

If you’re on the lookout for a flow of income you can add to other home-based business opportunities, affiliate marketing will do that for you. If you create information products or videos on YouTube channels, you can sell by adding an affiliate link.

05 Writing

Writing is another flexible home business opportunity. And aside from that, it can turn you into a:

Content writer or Copywriter


Ghostwriter or author

Resume writer

If you are a blog owner already, you can showcase your writing expertise by launching a freelance writing service on your blog.

06 Becoming an Artist

If you’re naturally creative, you can turn your artistic potential into an income stream. If you’re able to make crafty things, items or products, you can have these sold on platforms like Bazaars or Etsy on weekends.

Other artistic and creative efforts you can put in include faux painting, jewelry, interior decorations, cleaning for realtors, or home staging.

07 Becoming a Social Media Manager

Do you like sharing, tweeting, re-tweeting, and posting content on Instagram? Are you able to engage and reach out to people on social media platforms? If that’s the passion with you, you’re a potential social media manager. A social media manager comes with a social marketing strategy, and then arranges social campaigns for entrepreneurs.

Alongside coming up with social media content, you can also work as a moderator in charge of social media profiles, encouraging users to build interactions with businesses’ markets, and ensuring more followers are generated.

To be a successful social media manager, you must learn how to utilize social media for promoting or marketing without offending or annoying the companies’ markets. You can also learn how to come up with shareable infographics as it captivates more users for interaction-building than texts.

08 Direct Selling

There has been a series of wrong information out there regarding network marketing or direct sales, but if you carefully perform some research and choose a firm with a marketing plan and products or services, you can get to realize that direct selling is a flexible, affordable and fast way to start out a home-based business. The benefits of direct selling over getting started with a business from the onset include:

Existing marketing and promotion plan

Affordable to get started (most of these can be started with $80 or below)

Already-known products or services

Training and mentorship through sponsors

When trying to choose a direct sales firm, it is necessary to come up with some research in order not to be a scam victim. However, if you come across a company and product you admire and can figure this out as a good fit for your business goal, you’ll be successful.

16 thoughts on “8 Part-Time Home Business Ideas You Can Start Now

  1. Rodarrick

    From the list here, I will be very okay with being a tutor and ana affiliate marketer. They are two areas that I am more knowledgeable about and also filled with so many opportunities on the internet. Thank you so much for sharing this offer here and I truly fancy every bit of this information. Online tutoring has really come a long way and has now become a very great offer on the internet. Also, affiliate marketing too but it has to be done the right way

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Rodarrick, thank you for your visit!I am glad you enjoyed it.

      You are most welcome!

  2. Son

    I’m doing affiliate marketing right now and I think it’s probably the best way for anyone to make money online. With the other options you listed such as photography, selling info products, social media manager, etc. I feel that these things require that you know how to get clients and this can be very hard without experience or a good portfolio. With affiliate marketing you can start a blog from absolutely scratch and grow it from there.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Son,thank you for stopping by! I really appreciate it.

      I am glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Paul

    Being a full-time Blogger & Affiliate Marketer working from home I often look for different ways to make money online. Thanks for the Great inspiring post! This has to be motivating, not only for me but also for many others.

    Based on my experience Affiliate Marketing will be a better option. You can turn your passion into profits and the best thing is you can start Affiliate Marketing with low investment. However, it’s not a get rich quick program. It takes time, effort and work to succeed in Affiliate Marketing but it’s worth the effort you put in.

    Affiliate Marketing has made Businesses Millions and Ordinary People Millionaires – Bo Bennett

    Tutoring is also a great way to make money in your free time. I do have friends teaching English in their free time and making a good amount of money. After reading your post, I am planning to try online tutoring.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Paul,thanks for your visit!I really appreciate it.

      I am glad you enjoyed it.You want to be a tutor,then go for it!

      success in your business!

  4. Shelley

    Anything that has to do with art and creativity is my forte and interest. Surely from this list, I have more than enough reason to go for photography and writing. They are two of the most tasking here and I will love to get engaged in them more often since they profer an alternative to making more thanneneough Money online. This is great and thanks for sharing here. Great post

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Shelley,thanks for stopping by.

      I am glad you enjoyed it.You are most welcome!

  5. Paul

    Hello, getting out of the rat race of being employed and making someone rich is something I am certainly hoping to get involved in.You have given me some insights here and they are very thought provoking. I am interested in tutoring online but i’m afraid i don’t know where to begin, are you able to offer some companies that I can connect with online?

    Thanks in advance

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Paul, thanks for your visit. I am so grateful.

      The plateform I can advise you to start teaching is Udemy.

      This is a reliable plateform to learn and teach. I am glad you enjoyed the article.

  6. Wildecoll

    We have several stay home moms that needs businesses they can do from home and make some cash, so many people even I am not left out of this offer. The first thing I think should be considered when reaching out for an information like this is checking through the 8 businesses before selecting the one you best prefer to go with. I’m into affiliate marketing and I can tell of how profitable it is. All the 8 businesses here are very lucrative and paying well. Thanks to you for sharing it.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Wildelcoll, thank you for stopping by. I am  so grateful.

      Yes there are some great ideas  for stay at home parents in this article. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Wildecoll

    I’ve trued several businesses and I’ve been able to decide which ones are listed on the good side, these 8 businesses are very useful and profitable for those who can take out the time to work it out, this is because every online business requires time and patience, dedication and consistency to make it work. Photography, affiliate marketing, writing and others are good and safe to engage in.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Widelcoll, thank you for your visit. I am so grateful.

      I am glad you enjoyed the article.

  8. Roslinecar

    There’s one thing I always do whenever I see an online business that seem to be profitable for me to do, it I adequate and extensive research. The only thing that can see us at the point of failure is if we don’t choose a safe and trusted platform or firm to do these businesses, that’s for those that requires one. Whenever my family is going on vacations, I always go with my camera so as to be able to take nice pictures I can post to earn money. I’ll share this with my friends, thanks for sharing.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Roselinecar, thanks for your visit. I am so grateful .

      You can make a lot of money with photography. I am glad you enjoyed the article. Keep rolling!


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