Businesses You Can Start While Keeping a Day Job

Leaving your job to start your own business can be very stressful. However, there are many businesses that you can start without needing to quit your job, which means that you can keep your steady income. It can be hard to find the perfect business idea, so here just a few businesses that you can start while you are still working at your job.


1. Web Developers


Web developers have been in very high demand, so you can easily find freelance work. Most website owners need the services of a web developer regularly to fix bugs, improve functionality, and add new features to their website. Freelance platforms like and make it easy to find work, but you can also launch your own business after you have built up your portfolio.


2. Web Designer


This goes hand in hand with number one because web designers are the people who design the website. Having both web development and design skills can help improve your chances of being hired for a job, but you can still work just a web designer. Web design is important for businesses because it can affect sales. You can create your own business, or you can offer your services on a freelance website.


3. Blogging


If you are great at writing and have knowledge on a specific topic or industry, creating a blog could be a great side business for you. There are many ways that blogs make money including promoting ads, selling your own products, and sponsored posts.


4. Etsy Store


Etsy has quickly become one of the most powerful websites for buying and selling handmade and vintage goods. There are over 54 million members on the website. Etsy also offers many features that make listing your items and selling them easy. It should be noted that the average shopper on Etsy is a woman, so you should think about appealing to women and making products that stand out from the other available items.


5. Freelance Writer


There are many websites like Upwork, Flexjobs, and Cloudpeeps that have thousands of writing jobs on them. These jobs can allow you to keep your day job while building your income. Most of the jobs are online, so you can work from just about anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Getting the first few clients can be difficult, but once you have a great portfolio, you will not need to worry about finding clients because they will come to you.


6. Travel Consultant


If you live in an area that has a lot of tourists, you can easily start a side business as a travel consultant. This can also improve your income from an AirBnB, especially if you are offering a room on that service.


Starting your own business can help improve your income. However, there is always the risk that your business is not going to take off. This is why the best option is to start a business that you can keep your job until you are sure that you can make the income you want.

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