Side Business Ideas
I have a lot of spare time on my hands and don't know what to with it.
Jun 16th, 2016 1:03 pm
Jun 16th, 2016 2:24 pm
I'm actually contemplating about the same thing. For me I have these options:
Jun 16th, 2016 2:33 pm
Jun 16th, 2016 3:16 pm
I actually am thinking of creating a website. Always wondered how website owned businesses work. I recently did my PMP certification and have a lot of material from my notes and other study material that i can put on the website for people to refer to for free and i can get some experience on hosting a website as well as other Google Adsense similar stuff.swchoi89 wrote: ↑I'm actually contemplating about the same thing. For me I have these options:
1) Use my CPA, CMA for small consulting work as a freelancer
2) Hobby related: photography for example
3) Run a small business with something you know you are good at (ie., tax consulting)
4) Learn coding and develop apps or something
Jun 17th, 2016 12:10 am
Jun 17th, 2016 8:09 am
Money is not the primary purpose. Volunteering is a good idea, i applied for a couple of volunteering opportunities but most of them required my time during the day on weekdays which is not possible due to the full time job. I try to browse the internet every couple of week to see if there is something that i can do in the evenings or on the weekends.zeddy wrote: ↑Do you need the money? If not, why not use some of your free time to volunteer? If you have computer skills you could help teach older people how to use one (check out your library). Like animals? Kids? Meetings? Fundraising? There are endless possibilities. You don't earn cash but the payback can feel just as good.
Jun 17th, 2016 11:32 am
I can relate. I had similar thoughts when I was working. My advice is to upgrade your skills. If money is not a concern like you said, then you don't necessarily need a side business. You just need something productive to do. There's a lot of ways to upgrade your skills. You sound like someone that wants to learn. Website design is definitely something you can get into from home.
Jun 17th, 2016 1:28 pm
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Jun 17th, 2016 3:06 pm
Thanks, You put it very well.BananaHunter wrote: ↑I can relate. I had similar thoughts when I was working. My advice is to upgrade your skills. If money is not a concern like you said, then you don't necessarily need a side business. You just need something productive to do. There's a lot of ways to upgrade your skills. You sound like someone that wants to learn. Website design is definitely something you can get into from home.
As another poster said, if you have some kind of skill you can freelance, that's usually the simplest way to do a side business.
Starting a business is VERY different from just running a website. I suggest you have a well thought-out plan before you start any business. And also lots of money saved up because usually everything costs more than you think due to unexpected situations. If you just want to practice your skills, you can just build websites and do coding on your free time. Plenty of material that you can get to self-learn.
My personal advice is...don't neglect your health and relationships. Technical skills is something you can gain on your own. If you have spare time, you need to exercise and get in shape. You need to make time to build relationships (romantic or otherwise). To me, a successful person is not just someone who is skilled and rich. You need to be well rounded. And staying healthy is worth it because it enables your body and mind to function at its prime. And success has always been greatly defined by your social circle. If you hang out with weed smokers or average joes who just wants to go home after work, then it's no surprise that you end up being average too. Invest some time to meet new people. That's how I found my current business partner.
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