3 Supplemental Small Business Ideas When You Need Extra Cash

Sometimes the times call for bringing in some extra money. Whether you have a big event coming up like a big trip or wedding, or perhaps you have an unexpected expense which you need to pay off as soon as possible.

Whatever the circumstances are which require you to generate some extra income on top of your regular job, here are some ideas for starting a small business on the side with flexible schedules.

Uber Driver

Becoming an Uber Driver is a great way to be self-employed but not have to completely start from scratch. Uber has a basic set of requirements for drivers to meet and once you do, you are free to take on as much or as little work as you like.

After making sure that you reach the age requirements and don’t have any derogatory marks that they forbid to be on your driving record, make sure that your vehicle meets the standards. If your car isn’t 2001 or later, then you will have to upgrade your vehicle before being accepted. If you decide to take out a car loan, make sure that you will be generating enough income in order to pay it back in a realistic amount of time without setting yourself further into financial woes.

You never know, you may like being an Uber driver so much that you decide to make it your full-time profession. In the event that you don’t, however, it is a great way to have a flexible side job where you don’t have a boss or rigid schedule to deal with.

Online Store

Starting a store online where you sell your goods or services is one of the most flexible side businesses that you can create. If you set it up correctly, it can be almost completely autonomous. With features such as PayPal, your clients can simply pay through your site without you ever having to lift a finger.

Depending on what kind of product you are selling, you may have to deal with shipping, so make sure that you factor these costs into the price of what you are selling so that it is worth your time and energy.


Babysitting is something that many people may only think is a good job for teenagers. However, babysitting is a great option for an adult too. Parents need breaks anywhere in the world, so there is no lack of positions.

Ideally, try to find babysitting jobs in the evening so that the children are sleeping for most of the time you are there. This is a great way to be able to bring other work along with you that you’ve been meaning to catch up on.

Originally posted on March 1, 2017 @ 9:39 am