Entrepreneurs have various reasons for starting a side business rather than jumping into full-time entrepreneurship. They may want to start small or just work on a business part-time. Small Business Trends has created a detailed list of side businesses that can supplement income. These businesses are rated based on importance scales, with factors such as time commitment, flexibility, initial investment and overhead costs, profit potential, skills and expertise required, market demand, scalability, legal and regulatory considerations, work-life balance, competitive landscape, and passion and interest. The businesses are also evaluated on scalability and work-life balance.
Some side businesses include T-shirt designing, house cleaning, proofreading, virtual assistant work, blogging, being an eBay seller, portrait photography, being an Uber driver, social media management, yoga instruction, being a tour guide, dog walking, web designing, and many more. Each business idea is rated and evaluated using the aforementioned criteria. There are various side businesses that almost anyone can start, and there are countless options available to meet individual interests, skills, and lifestyle.