10 Part time home businesses you can start without quitting your job

Quitting your job isn't always necessary to earn additional income nor pursue your passions. Perhaps you love your job but have passions outside of your career that you want to pursue. Maybe you’re that person who needs additional income but can’t seem to figure out what to do to about it. Whether you’re “cash strapped” or you want to turn you “passion into profit” here’s how you can do so without quitting your job.

Here's 80 part time business ideas to choose from

How do I choose a business idea? Look within. Do an “inventory” of your strengths. Build a business concept from there. If you still need a few ideas to choose from, here’s a list:


One of the great things about consulting is you can essentially create a career centered around your talents and skill set. Hone in on your skills and build upon them to create your ideal position. Find out what the need is for your type of skill set in the industry you desire to work in. If you’re currently working, I’d recommend reaching out to the consultants within your organization to get more insight on the role of a consultant. The idea is to get as much feedback as possible to help you jump start your consulting business.

Travel Consultancy

Did you know that in most states across the U.S. a Travel Agent Certification isn’t required to operate a travel business? If your state requires a business license to operate a business, then you must apply for a business license and that’s it. “Right now, tourism is a $852-billion industry around the world" GO2HR.CA. Turn your passion for travel into a career that you love! For more information about travel consultancy click here.

Marketing Consultant

If you love marketing, especially social media marketing, then a marketing consultant positon maybe the perfect fit! Find a niche, and build your business as an expert in your field. For example, Small Business Marketing, Food Truck Marketing expert or a Marketing Expert who specializes in the beauty industry. Many food truck business owners know a thing or two about food but marketing may not be their strong point. Some business owners don’t have the time to put into marketing their businesses. That’s where you come in at!

Pet Sitter

Let’s face it, dogs and cats are like children to most people! The idea of leaving your pooch at home by himself can sometimes feel uneasy. Did you know that U.S. pet owners spent $62.75 Billion on pet expenditures in 2016? $5.73 Billion alone accounted for Pet Services such as grooming and boarding. People are spending more time in their careers and traveling the world. A Pet Sitter is a must! Think about expanding into the Pet Industry.


Ugh! Clutter everywhere with no time or patience to organize it! If you’re OCD this might be your calling! Help people get organized and stay organized in their homes. Clutter has been known to increase stress. You can extend your services to residential homes and office spaces. Organizers typically charge by the hour. Imagine earning $450.00 for 4 hours of work in one weekend, just from organizing someone’s closet space?

Life Coach

Life Coaching has become a very popular career choice. People are more inclined to live better lives today than about 10 years ago. Life changing experiences has encouraged people to want more for themselves and their loved ones. If you love helping people, and have a passion for motivating them to become better versions of themselves, choose a career as a Life Coach. Start off by writing a blog, tips on how to de-stress, forgive, to live the life that one may seek. Create EBOOKS of your content using services such as Canva and Blurb Books.

Makeup Artist

The makeup industry is BOOMING right now thanks to makeup artists and YouTube bloggers! Artists like Amrezy and Makeup by Shayla have now become household names with their own makeup brands. Cosmetic lines such as Anastasia Beverly Hills have collaborated with both women on eye shadow palettes, lipsticks and high lighters. Start your career as a makeup artist today! You never know where your talents may take you. Having a cosmetology license may be required however many artists are “self-taught” with no formal training. Although, I don’t recommend that you begin a business without having a certification, I also understand that one isn’t necessary to have a successful business.

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