Make money today? Yes, it is easier than you think to make money. Especially on the side. Forget the get rich quick schemes. Start your own service business today. In this episode I give away a list of over 65 service business ideas.
Welcome to Smart Tradesmen. The show dedicated to bringing Entrepreneurship into small business. Whether you are a seasoned business owner or just starting out, it is our mission to help you design a business that works for you… and not the other way around. Now, here’s your host Daniel Eric Bowling.
[Daniel Eric Bowling] Hi and welcome to today’s episode of Smart Tradesmen Podcast. I am your host Daniel Eric Bowling. I’m very excited to be here today once again, but things have been a little hectic for me.
If you’ve been following my journey recently you know that I’ve been trying to take on more work, more upholstery work which means that I’ve been hitting the streets doing quotes reaching out to people. All of the time consuming front end things that only lead to more time consuming back end things.
Over the last few days have been thinking a lot about who am I trying to reach with this podcast, I think it’s obvious that I’m there for those people already are in business and want to grow and implement system into their business that they already have.
What I’m starting to realize is that there’s a majority of you that don’t have your own business yet, you’re working for somebody else and you just looking for that side income or just a way to make extra money that could possibly grow into something being your own business.
Some of you are working in the trades or just simply working for somebody else and you have it easy, you can go ahead and look at the skills that you already have and it wouldn’t be too hard to imagine you going out on your own and start charging for the same thing that you’re doing everyday.
For others though it’s a little more difficult to really understand, what you could do to make more money. A lot of us are in the mindset being an employee. We find it very hard to recognize money making opportunities.
I know things these days like being an entrepreneur, having passive income and not working yourself are all very hot topics but that doesn’t address the needs of those of us who just need to make money. We might hate our every day jobs. We might be doing something for somebody else that we could be charging a lot more to do our selves and charge directly to the customer. I mean those are the people that who are not worried about the terms like entrepreneur and passive income or they are just not there yet.
There is a large disconnect between where we are in our businesses and the actual advice from the so called small business experts out there today. So for today, I though that I would start talking to that base level. That person who is just looking for extra money who doesn’t see the opportunities that they have to start a business for themselves.
I promise you, you can have your own business, whether it’s seasonal, weather its side income or whether it’s something you want to grow into your everyday job. Everyone has the opportunity to start a service based business.
I guarantee you that right now you know enough to charge somebody for your knowledge in some area. You just have to value your own knowledge and experience.
Like look at me and what do I do, I’m an upholsterer – that’s a service that I offer. I offer upholstery services to those who need upholstery services. Yes it took me years to learn the trade of upholstery. So let’s start looking at the more basic skills and services that you can offer today and start making income immediately and then you can worry about growing it into a bigger business that offers more services or more products.
Forget that get rich quick schemes you’re hearing about, we want to make $1,000. Our first thousand dollars on the side and then we can worry about growing into a bigger business or we can worry about automating it or we can worry about anything else besides the first few dollars, but until then that’s all we’re gonna be worried about.
What do you know or what can you do to start making money? I put together a list of over 60 businesses that you could start today. Just to name a few of the top of my head.
Do you know how to repair things? You can do a repair service you can repair bicycles. Do you know how to work on computers? You can do a computer repair service, you can fix appliances.
Are you an organized person? You can clean houses, you can clean cars, you can clean windows, you can even be an organization consultant, sell your knowledge. Help people get their lives and their houses and their business in order.
Do you know a little bit of everything? Start a handyman service. I’ve even heard of people cleaning out foreclosed homes and charging the banks to do this.
Going down the consulting path, if there’s anything that you know and you take for granted in your own job today, if people pay you to do that for another company, there’s people out there that want to know how to do that on their own or that need assistance and walking themselves through the process you can be a consultant.
You can help people with their social media.
You can help people who need management skills or lack management skills, you can consult them and teach them how to approach touchy situation, you can help with HR issues, employee problems.
You can be a sales consultant bringing in business is a big factor in every business. Every small business needs more work, so why not be the one to bring them to work there’s money in that.
Are you a stay at home mom do you already take care of your own kids. Perhaps thinking about setting up a child care service, taking on a few more kids and if kids aren’t your cup a tea maybe you do pet sitting or grooming or dog walking. And if you really don’t mind getting dirty you could do a poop removal service, go pick up poop out of people yard have a weekly contract $5, $10 a week , walk around the whole neighborhood and his pick up poop for the day and you can make money that way. As funny as it may sound I’m not joking.
People pay for this so why not pay you? You should be the one making the side income because everybody talks about it but not everybody’s doing it, so why not you? Just have some hustle, have some drive, little bit of planning and then just mostly action and you could be making an extra $100, $200, $500 a month very easily.
It’s not hard to make an extra $100 a week. Then that would get you to the point that you can worry about actually growing a business.
If you want to see the complete list of the exercise that I did where I listed 60 to 65 different job or different businesses that you could start today on the side and start making income today, then go to www.smarttradesmen.com/bizlist. There you will be able to download the entire list and I guarantee you that as you’re reading through it you’re going to think of even more. So take this list and start adding your own ideas to it. In fact email me your ideas I would love to incorporate what you come up with and have a more complete list.
One thing that I guarantee is that it’s probably easier than you think to start a business doing a service and charging for it, so go on over to www.smarttradesmen.com/bizlist and grab the list today.
Well it’s all I have for today’s episode, I want to thank you so much for listening. It’s been great having this show and connecting with those of you that have already reached out me.
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I’ll catch you in the next episode. Until next time, go out there and crush it in everything that you do. I’m out of here, see ya!