21 Realistic Side Business Ideas

21 Realistic Side Business Ideas

I love when people tell me they want to start their own business.

The reasons for wanting to start a side business range from needing an extra boost in income to a change in life situations like a new baby or medical expenses.

My advice is to start with a side business, a business you operate in addition to your regular full-time employment. Realistically, most people can’t afford to give up the financial security of a full-time job to pursue entrepreneurship.

Starting a side business is a great way to add a second income stream that offers you flexibility and allows you to do something that interests you.

Check out this list of 21 practical side business ideas:

1. Adult Caregiver

2. Bookkeeping Service

3. Event/Meeting Planning

4. Cake Decorating

5. Carpet Cleaning Service

6. Catering Service

7. Childcare Center

8. Computer Repair

9. Copy Editing

10. Handmade Craft Maker

11. Fitness Consultant

12. Home Cleaning Business

13. Handyman/Home Repair

14. Interior Design

15. Interpreter & Translator

16. Jewelry Maker

17. Lawn & Gardening Service

18. Photography

19. Security Service

20. Trash & Debris Hauling

21. Virtual Assistant