We all have different reasons for starting a business.  Maybe you’re following a passion, maybe you need to create a full-time income to provide for your family, or maybe it’s all about the side hustle.  Whatever your reasoning, coming up with an idea isn’t always as easy as it seems.  

Here are 10 different freelance ideas to get you started: 

Start a Tutoring Business

Love working with kids?  Have a teaching degree collecting dust somewhere?  Put it to good use by offering tutoring services to kids in your community.  Tutoring is great because you don’t need a fancy building to get started, just a steady supply of kids in need of help.  A good tutor can make anywhere from $30-50 per hour.  

Jewelry Designer

A few times a year, a friend of mine {who is a school teacher by day} has an open house inviting friends over to shop the amazing jewelry that she makes in her free time.  From beautiful beaded necklaces to the gorgeous leather earrings she makes with her Cricut machine, she has made so many loyal customers because we just can’t.get.enough of the homemade goodness.  Not only does she sell directly from her house, but people place orders through social media & she attends local vendor events, too.  

Be a Party Planner

When you host a party, does it look like it’s straight out of a magazine?  Many people have attempted & failed at throwing Pinterest worthy parties.  The only solution?  Hire someone who is good at setting the scene!  From small scale outdoor birthday parties to over-the-top celebrations, if you’re good at throwing parties there are people who will hire you to do it.

Get Paid to Write

Freelance writing might be the first thing you think of when the word “freelancer” comes into a conversation.  Can you really get paid to write?  Absolutely!  Many online sites seek out contributors and locally you may want to consider becoming a community contributor with your local newspaper.  It’s a great way to get published and start keeping a portfolio.

Lead Children's Activities

Storytime, kids’ music lessons, dance & gymnastics classes, kids’ art classes… I could go on & on.  Think of all the times you’ve paid someone else to lead classes such as these.  Parents operate on activity overload – why not capitalize on this by providing a high-quality and meaningful experience for children, too?  

Sell a Product that You Already Love

Obsessed with your skincare line?  Can’t stop talking about how organized your pantry is?  Maybe “MLM” isn’t such a dirty word after all.  If you’re passionate about a direct sales company, go ahead and do some research to see if it’s a good fit for you.  It’s a way to make a side income without a huge upfront investment.  

Start a Home Decorating Service

Not everyone has an eye for design.  I repeat, not everyone has an eye for design.  They may want to have a house straight out of Better Homes & Garden, but wanting and doing are two different things.  Enter you… you have an eye for color, textures, fabric choices, and you can redecorate rooms using items a homeowner already has.  There’s a business just waiting to happen right here.  

Animal Caretaker & Dog Walker

Not all families love the idea of sending their precious pups to a kennel when they go on vacation and would much rather send their furbabies for a weekend sleepover party with someone they know.  Love dogs & have space for some furry guests?  This is a great way to make some extra income without even leaving your home.  

Teach Music Lessons

Are you a musician on the side?  Why not teach lessons on the side, too?  For five years, yours truly had a small side business teaching 20 lessons per week from the comfort of my own home.  Easy hours, great money, plus you get to spend time with some awesome kids. 

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