10 Part Time Business Ideas


Ever dream of running a part-time business while keeping your day job? Want to operate a sideline business along with your current business? Whatever your reason, here are 10 ideas to get started today with your own part-time business.


How would you feel about making money from old treasures and have fun doing it? Why not scout the garage sales, estate auctions and flea markets for great buys on antique furniture, toys, clothing and other treasures from the past. Rent space and set up booths at weekend fairs to sell your wares.

Computer Tutoring

You can help anyone enhance their computer skills to be in Windows or Linux, desktop publishing or web research. You can start promoting your computer-training services by teaching classes through organizations in your community that offer adult education courses.

Custom made Jewelries and Accessories

Put your creative talents to work designing custom made jewelries and accessories. Whether you are working on sterling silver or recycled metals, clay or paper-mache, there's a market for your custom earrings, pins, bracelets, necklaces and belt buckles.

Garage and Attic Cleaning / Hauling Service

No one likes to spend a whole weekend cleaning out the garage or garden shed. Its both dirty and time consuming. But if you do not mind putting in the physical labor, a cleaning and hauling service can be a lot of fun. You can usually find a few treasures among the trash which most people are deferred to give away, and you can add to your income by recycling bottles, newspapers and metal castoffs.


Your phone will ring off the hook with calls from homeowners, senior citizens and others who do not want to fix it themselves. Advertise in shopper publications and on bulletin boards, and drop off fliers at real estate offices. If it's broke, you can fix it.

Mobile Home-Entertainment Service

You'll save the day for homeowners who want their stereo, compact-disc player or videocassette recorder in working order. Brush up on your electrical and wiring know-how. Door-to-door fliers and calls to retail-store managers about your services will get your business off to a great start.

Personal Chef

Great home-cooked meals for working parents and busy professionals who hire you as a personal chef. There's plenty of demand for this specialized service. So plan your menu, make out your shopping list, and go to work to satisfy your hungry clientele.

Personal Trainer

People of all ages, sizes and shapes want to keep fit, trim and healthy, and they're willing to hire their own personal coach to exercise correctly. Spread the word about your physical-fitness expertise at health spas, running, swimming and cycling clubs, and other athletic outlets.

Records Search

You'll search public records on your computer to help your clients find lost loves, check out questionable suitors, track down debtors, verify a contractor's track record, or dig up facts on a business opportunity. Clients can include attorneys, business owners and individuals.

T-Shirt Design

If you're an artist in search of a medium, why not make T-shirts your canvas? Paint, draw or bead your designs on plain T-shirts, You can spend your weekends showcasing your art-to-wear at farmers' markets and crafts fairs.