This post is part 2 of 11 Side Business ideas to make money, click here to see part 1.

Alright, so let’s dive right into part 2.. again, some of these ideas are a quick fix to make money quickly, and others are legitimate models to build you a business with…

7. Services Biz (utilizing Craigslist)

This is perhaps my favorite side hustle idea on this list and part 1, because it is how I started!  Basically this is the fastest way (other than uber) to start any business and make money right away.  This goes back to just putting it out there.

All you have to do is think of a service you can offer and list it on free sites such as Craigslist and your phone will ring (or message) quickly!  Here are some ideas that are very low cost to get started in, but has great popularity on Craigslist…

  • Cleaning Service
  • DJ services (that’s how I started)
  • Photographer
  • Moving services
  • Music lessons
  • Junk removal/cleanouts
  • Handyman services
  • Pressure Washing
  • Landscaping/Snow removal
  • Flipping cars or anything else (furniture)
  • Party rentals
  • Food/bakery items
  • Fixing things (electronics)
  • Plumbing/Electric
  • Babysitting/pet sitting

Nice list, right?  This is by no means fully comprehensive list, but rather some of the more popular services that people go to Craigslist for.  The neat thing about this model is that you can just list a service, and there is no risk involved with that, if no one reaches out to you, oh well!


8. Wedding business

The wedding business is a very fruitful industry to be in!  If you aren’t sold on being in the wedding industry, well take a look at this link by The Knot!  It is a couple years old, so now all the numbers would be even higher!  People spend thousands upon thousands on a wedding, and with the millennial generation getting married everyday at a very rapid rate, the numbers make sense to cash in on.

Here are some ideas for the wedding business:

  • Wedding DJ
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Wedding Planner
  • Cake/cupcakes
  • Wedding favors and DIY on Etsy


9. Virtual Assistant (VA)

 Virtual Assistants are a very popular side hustle today, the reason for this is due to technology.  Today it is much easier for companies to have an assistant or admin help, working from home due to the internet and many collaboration programs.  The other reason for this is due to many people today having “online businesses” in the first place!

Virtual Assistants can help people with their scheduling, social media, spreadsheets, emails, organization, calls, and much more!

Below are some good sites to get listed on:

  • Upwork
  • Task Rabbit
  • Craigslist
  • VA
  • HireMyMom .com

Just get out there and get noticed.. you never know what can happen when you just put yourself out there!

10. Coaching/Consulting

Have you been in an industry for a long time?  Perhaps you have talents that others may want to learn about?  That is mainly all it takes for coaching or consulting.  There are many people that will pay to have someone “coach” or help them to attain something.  Here are some ideas:

  • Fitness coach
  • Coach on “how to blog”
  • Life coach
  • Career coach (help people land a job)
  • Public speaking coach
  • Consultant to Real Estate agents or agency (or any other profession)
  • Coaching sports coaches (sell game plans, drills, etc..)

11. T-shirt or product design/store

Custom printing of T-shirts and various products are still a great side hustle to get into these days.  If you have great sayings, logos, or slogans, this might be for you.  You don’t have to print it yourself, it’s easy to just create a website, upload your logo or pictures, and presto.. you have an online store!

Here are some websites you can use for this idea.. check them out!

Merch by Amazon is brand new and you need to apply to get in the program.  That is certainly going to be a great program, since Amazon has millions of users already on their site with their debit/credit cards already loaded and ready to purchase!


So there you have it.. between Part 1 and this post.. 11+ ideas to get you started in your side hustle or side business to start making more money!  Comment below with any thoughts on these, or what you may want to start!