Making the leap from no-job or day-job to full blown entrepreneur can feel daunting. Even if you have an amazing idea and a solid business plan, without start-up funds, your great idea can lose steam quickly. However, whether you’re trying to finance a dream project or just trying to make a few extra bucks, with today’s apps and free online services, starting a business is just one click away.
Starting a tutoring business allows you to use what you know best to earn extra income. Advertise your services on free websites like Craigslist, or get the word out via Facebook, Instagram or any other social media outlet. If you have specialized degrees or training, sites like Skooli.com can help match you with students seeking your skills.
2. Uber/Lyft Driver
Got a car? Driving for a ride sharing service such as Uber or Lyft during your free time is a great way to earn extra cash. Signing up for the service takes just minutes. If you don’t have a car, Uber now has a financing program that can help you get on the road.
3. Grocery/Food Delivery
Similar to Uber and other ride-sharing apps, companies like Instacart and DoorDash allow you to use your car and your free time to make extra money delivering groceries or takeout to users of their on-demand apps.
4. Errand Service
5. Personal Organizing Service
Consider yourself a neat-freak? Make money by helping businesses and individuals clear out their clutter. Create a beautiful promotional email with a free service like MailChimp, and let everyone in your contact list know that you are open for business and ready to blast through their messy closets, sheds and file cabinets.
6. Social Media Management
Are you an expert on the Snap, Gram and Twittersphere? If you know the ins and out of how to gain followers and keep people engaged on social media, you may be interested in helping businesses and blogs do the same with a social media management service. Since you already know how to get the word out, use your social media savvy to advertise your services free of charge.
Once your business is up and running, don’t forget to list your product or service on WeBuyBlack and help re-build Black Wall Street!