Part-Time Business Ideas
Starting a business is no easy feat, but keeping it part time is a great way to ease into entrepreneurship.
Running a part-time business can help you earn extra money on the side or even give you the means to make the transition into a completely new career. Plus, starting a part-time business can be less expensive and a lot easier than you realize. If you're passionate about your business idea and willing to do the necessary research (including obtaining any necessary certifications), you can make your entrepreneurship dreams a reality.
Here are 13 business ideas perfect for aspiring part-time entrepreneurs.
If you're a yoga aficionado, you can turn your passion and skill into a part-time business by becoming an instructor. If you're willing to put in the time and effort to become a certified yoga teacher, you can teach classes at different gyms and health clubs. You can even run a mobile yoga business by offering to teach classes at local schools, businesses and other organizations. And if you eventually decide you want to start a full-time business and open a yoga studio, you'll have the certification and experience to do so. You can find out more about becoming a certified yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance.
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Most small businesses don't have a full-time accountant, so the task of record keeping often falls to the business owner. A highly organized, trustworthy, part-time bookkeeper can really alleviate the stress of sorting through receipts and tax returns. You'll most likely only need to put in one or two days a month for each client, depending on how many sales and expenses they have. Knowledge of QuickBooks is a plus, but not necessarily a requirement for, this side business. And if you don't already have a relevant degree, you can take bookkeeping classes at a local community college. You can also become a certified bookkeeper through organizations like the National Association of Certified Professional Bookkeepers.
Updated on Aug. 14, 2015. Business News Daily Staff Writer Brittney Helmrich also contributed to this story.