If you have experience as a contractor or handyman, offer your services to homeowners looking to remodel their spaces.
Landscaping can be another profitable business because you really only need basic equipment and transportation.
Many homeowners are willing to pay for small repairs or additions like hanging curtain rods or fixing walls. As a DIYer, you can stay quite busy and avoid setting up a physical storefront.
You don’t need much to start your own recycling service – mostly a truck or van. You can charge people to pick up electronics or other items that are sometimes difficult to recycle or dispose of.
electronic repair service
For those who are electronically savvy, start a service where you fix cracked phone screens or faulty laptops.
Refurbished Electronics Sales
Or you can buy people’s broken electronics at a discount, then refurbish them and resell them for a profit.
Elderly care at home
Many seniors need help with daily chores, from cooking and cleaning to shopping. Start an in-home care service and build a repeat customer base.
If you love animals, offer to babysit, walk or groom them for a fee.
People these days also pay a premium for quality child care. You can even start a daycare business where you take care of multiple children at once.
Test preparation service
For those familiar with a particular school subject, you can charge a decent amount to help high school or college students prepare for specific tests, from SATs to LSATs.
If you want to provide general help to clients, start a life coaching business where you work with clients one-on-one, in person or online.
Call center operation
Running a call center may require a bit more start-up costs than the others on the list. But you can perform some small customer service operations remotely. And many businesses are willing to pay extra to have their customer service operations located nearby.
Travel planning service
Although the travel agency industry has seen some changes in recent years, you can still offer corporate and large group planning and consulting services without a ton of overhead.
Tour guide service
Or if you live in an area popular with tourists, you can offer a tour guide service or even sell tour guides focused on specific activities.
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