Self-Employed Business Ideas

Here’s a big list of business and rental ideas. Many clients turn their hobbies into businesses that generate income and/or help them save on taxes. If you don’t already have a side-business maybe some of these ideas will get your creative juices flowing. Ask your tax preparer about how to start a business or rental.

Applies & Electronics: Appliance Repair, Computer Repair, Drone Trainer, Home Theater Repair/Design, TV Repair.

Arts & Crafts: Clothing Designer, Faux Painting Home Interiors, Fishing Tackle, Gift Baskets, Henna Tattoo Artist, Picture Framing, Scrapbooking, Seller of Collectibles, Stained Glass, Sewing, Upcycle & Resale, Woodworking.

Business-to-business: Bookkeeping, Commercial Cleaning, Consultant, Corporate Party Planner, Courier Services, Debt Collector, Desktop Publishing (Graphic Designer), Direct Mail Marketing Services, Freelancing, Internet Marketing Services, Mystery Shopper, Social Media Management, Virtual Assistant.

Home Services: Lawn & Yard Care, Bathtub Reglazing, Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Sweep, Daycare, Deck Maintenance, Floor Installation, Garage Organizer, Gardener, Green Cleaning Products Distributor, Gutter Cleaning, Handyman or Handywoman, Holiday Decorating, Home Cleaning, Home Inspection, Home Remodeling & Restoration, Home Safety Inspection, Home Staging, Hot Tub Repair, House Sitting, Interior Designer, Locksmith, Maid Services, Pest Control, Pool Cleaning and Maintenance, Roof Repair, Snow Removal, Wallpapering, Window Cleaning.

Health and Medical-Related: Medical Billing & Coding, Patient or Health Advocate, Health Coach.

Online: Affiliate Marketing, Blogger, E-book Publishing/Author, Online Store (Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, etc), Google Adwords Consultant, Google Adsense, Information Products, Survey Participants, Web & App Designer.

Personal Services/Products: Antique Appraiser, Auto Rental, Bargain Hunting and Resale, Bicycle Repair, Catering Services, Dance Instructor, Freelance Writer, Gourmet Pet Food Services, Grant Writer, Herb Farming, Homemade Baked Goods, Homemade Jam Seller, Hunting & Fishing Guide, Junk Removal, Massage Therapist, Meal Planning, Musician, Nanny Service, Organizer, Party Clown, Personal Chef, Personal / Life Coach, Personal Shopper & Errand Service, Personal Trainer, Pet Related Products/Services, Pet Sitting, Photographer, Photo Scanning Service, Recreational Rentals (Boats, 4 Wheelers, Snowmobile, etc), Resume Writing Services, Sales (Multi-level, Direct), Translation, Travel Planner, Tutoring, Wedding Planner, Wine Consultant, Yoga Instructor.

Rental: Rooms in your House, Cabin, Vacation Home, Airbnb & VRBO, Mobile Home, Condo, Townhome, Storage Shed, Event Center, Barn, Pole-barn, Garage, Hunting Land, Farming, Waterfront Property.