1. INTERIOR DECORATOR
Pros: Very Low Cost to start, may need training and/or licencing.
Cons: Unpredictable, could be time consuming so manage your time.
Know any contractors? You can market to them or with them. When people need things done they like it when their contractor knows someone definitely if that contractor is good then anything he/she says will be highly recommended. People purchasing new homes can often be overwhelmed with the choices and possibilities in home decorating. Someone going through that hassle will want their home to look good. You will also be able to get great feedback before and after a job because people will tell you what they want and you can make suggestions based from that. Design some questionnaires for each major element and each major room in the house. Find out how the homeowner will use the home–are there children? Pets? Does the woman of the house wear high heels? Do the home’s residents neglect to remove shoes? How will each room be used? Where might task lighting and ambient lighting be most appropriate?
2. JEWELRY MAKING
Pros: Very Low Cost to start| There are plenty of training videos and books out there.
Cons: Pre-made jewelry is sometimes hard to sell cause it wont appeal to every customer.
There are many different ways of getting into the jewelry business and many different types of materials with which you can work. Working in metal will probably require the most in the way of specific tools. You need to be able to heat the metal to manipulate it, and you need metalworking tools to cut and engrave it. But there are many other materials that you can work with to make jewelry–glass, plastic, beads, feathers, even wood, to name just a few.
3. MARKETING COPY WRITER
Pros: Experience, training or licensing may be needed. You could market this skill to everyone.
If you can write copy that gets people excited about purchasing what your client has to sell, you can make good money in this business. Some people have the product but do not know how to explain what they really have. Unless you are highly experienced from working in the Copywriting field, take a course. There are online courses or classes at community colleges and universities that can give you a leg up in getting savvy at writing copy for brochures, catalogs, advertising and, of course, marketing copy for the web.
4. NOTARY PUBLIC/JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Pros: Experience, training or licensing is more than likely needed.
In most states in the U.S., a notary public is a state officer who is authorized to witness and attest to the legalities of certain documents by signature and stamping a seal. Most states require that you pass an exam and a background check. It costs very little to become a notary and your income from notary work is negligible. A justice of the peace typically performs wedding ceremonies. States have varying rules and procedures for becoming a JP and performing services. Becoming a JP and/or notary public does not cost much money. And it is not a big moneymaking venture! Many states set the fees you can charge for JP services. JPs can add additional fees, and often do, including travel and hourly rates for additional meetings such as rehearsals, other prep time and any special requests.
5. PERSONAL CONCIERGE
Pros: Very Low Cost to start and in some cases the client will pay you to come on.
Cons: You may not have a set schedule
This business is for someone who takes is pride in being supremely efficient! This person(s) have the ability to make things happen at a moments notice. They are able to think quickly on their feet and at the same time can pull a rabbit out of a hat! People who hire you will expect things when they want them and you need to be able to come through with not only what they want, but with a personal touch and a smile on your face. These tasks may sometimes seem difficult or impossible but a great concierge lives for this type of challenge. The most likely clients for a personal concierge service are top executives who find themselves at the office by 7 a.m. and are there most nights until 9 p.m., leaving them very little time to do all those things that often need to be done during those very hours.