Small Business Opportunities
Are you a retiree? And after 6 months, maybe a year, the excitement of retirement has worn off. Are you bored? Feel as if you’ve lost your purpose in your life? Do you find that you actually miss working? Then this article is for you.
I want to give you small business opportunities, some that you can even do part-time from your home. That can give you a little or a lot of extra income. Whatever suits your needs.
Part Time Business Opportunities for Couples
My father and his late second wife did in-home health care. They both got certified and then 3 days a week, sometimes 4, they would go into a client’s home and help with the bathing and washing hair for a client. Maybe help them to dress. While the other would do the dishes, laundry, and housekeeping. If needed they would either go grocery shopping or take their client to help them grocery shop. They did other things as well. No, they did not get rich by doing this, but it gave them something to do, and do together. As well as it gave them extra cash to go camping. They were big on camping. They’ve gone to places like Suwannee River FL, Gear Sand Dunes National Park CO, Cayo Costa State Park FL, Cloudland State Park GA, Brown County State Park IN, and many, many more. Those are just the few that I remember.
I know a couple, I used to work with the wife. They, John and Peggy, moved down to Florida, from up north, and are in the process of starting a fishing boat tour/rental. A group of people can rent their services and be taken out to all the popular fishing sites to fish for the day. But they also get served a delicious lunch that is served to them, as well as drinks or cocktails. It’s all done professionally, and top-notch. Because they have done extensive research on this business, they know they can make a lucrative living. They can work about 7 months out of the year, and they are off the other 5 months, they can travel. They go up north and visit family. Or have the grandkids come down and spend Christmas with grandma and grandpaw. They are free for 5 months to live out their golden years as they dreamed.
Another couple I know, live way, way out in the country and they own horses. At times they board horses for other people. And take care of them. From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day weekend, they take groups of people horseback riding. They own about 65 acres and have many trails. They really love their horses, and really love what they do.
Another couple in the neighborhood do lawn care, Of course, this is seasonal, but it pretty much works out for Denise, who has summers off, for she is a 6th-grade teacher. Her husband is semi-retired, and he helps out, as well. The money they make, they add to their vacation fund!
Some of these can be done by one or two people, totally up to you. Maybe you and your partner agree to take a break from one another. While you’re doing your part-time gig/job the other can be getting their hair done/ or golfing. The below ideas aren’t necessarily small business opportunities, but they do bring in a little extra cash.
- after school care or picking kids up after school (or full time if that’s what you want)
- delivering pizzas
- dog grooming
- dog walking
- homeopathic/herbs/CBD oil
- house cleaning
- house sitting
- pet sitting or training
- snow removal (if you’re able)
- tax preparation
This opportunity will take more of a commitment, and time, but can be a very lucrative living if you’re the right kind of person for this. I would suggest that whatever you decide on selling, that you do some research to make sure there is a market for it. Usually the bigger the market, the more competition there will be.
- diet or fitness
- organizing services and or products
This list can go on. Like I already mentioned, do the research. There are literally 1000’s of part-time or full-time businesses out there.
You can also incorporate any of the businesses above. You can advertise and/or schedule from your blog. For example, you can do a blog regarding your lawn care business. It is important to write articles/content on your blog. You can write about which flowers grow better in low light, which does good in full sun. Lawn seed, sprinklers, mulch, trees, I mean this topic is not only huge but has changed each year. And if this is something you’re passionate about, that you enjoy doing, then writing about it will be easy for you. You can also do reviews on any products you mention. Especially if you used them on clients lawns or your own. Lawn care is excellent for, what is called a ‘niche’.
By joining other companies affiliate programs you can sell their products on your blog. Going back to the example of lawn care, you can write reviews on different grass seed you tried this summer. Brand A and maybe it wasn’t that great, but brand B that you tried afterward, you really liked. Well, do a review on that first product. Then one on the product you liked. If you join an affiliate group that has an affiliate program, you can add links –to your reviews and any sales that you generate, you get a commission from.
Don’t know anything about blogging or affiliate marketing? That’s OK.
The kind of affiliate marketing I do is where I join stores’/companies’ affiliate programs. If your niche/topic is on, lawn care, you could join Amazons affiliate program and have links on that second review you wrote, readers click on the link, read what other customers say about the product. And they decide to buy it. And they have a huge yard, so they buy 8 bags. You will get a commission of the sale price, for all 8 bags! Are you starting to get the idea??
If you’re interested in starting a small business of your own, you can do that. With affiliate marketing, you have no big investment that you would need to buy a large number of products. You don’t have to store those products or do inventory. No need to pack it up and run to the post office to mail it. The company, whose affiliate programs you joined, will do all of that for you. That’s what is so great about affiliate marketing.
Learn and Earn with Wealthy Affiliate
There is this program, that you can join for absolutely nothing. You get 10 lessons in Level 1 training. When you are done with this training, you will have yourself a blog. There will be another 10 lessons in phase 1 of the boot camp training, is your next step in your free training. So that is 20 lessons of FREE. All you need is an email address, verify it, and begin your training. You will learn how to write content/articles for your blog. Understand what SEO is and how to drive traffic to your blog. Learn about keywords-those are important to driving traffic to your website, and ranking higher on Google, Yahoo and Bing. The higher you rank on those search engines, the more traffic you drive to your blog.
It’s not only interesting to learn, but anyone can do it. You have access to 20 lessons and all the tools you need in which to build a blog. If you don’t have experience, you’ll learn. There are weekly live coaching that is held every Friday. You have 24/7 live help, 365 days a year. A community that is very supportive of you. You can join Live Chat, where you can ask any questions you may have, and get answers. There is member training as well. The knowledge that is available to you is tremendous.
And if you decide this is for you, which I’m sure you will, you can join a Wealthy Affiliate Premium member, for only $49.00 a month. Which, averages out to be $1.58 a day. Or you can go yearly for $359.00 a year. I know that sounds like an awful lot of money, but that breaks down to $29.92 a month, making it .97 cents a day. Aren’t you worth 9.97 cents a day? Ask yourself, can I afford to invest that much into a business that I can learn, and then earn a part-time, or full-time income? You’re not only investing in your business, but you’re also investing in yourself, and your financial future. Work hard and treat this like a real business and you can earn a passive income. Just imagine what a passive income would do for you, and your partner, your entire family. This is a business that can be passed down to future generations.
For 7 days, do the 20 lessons. Build your blog. Find your niche. Learn how to make money with your niche, drive traffic, use keywords, write content, and learn all about affiliate marketing. Go into Live Chat, ask your questions, and connect with the people. Who best to learn from, then those that are doing it and are successful at it? Read the posts that members have written. I particularly love the success stories! Those are what fuels me to keep going. One day I’ll be writing my own success story!
Yes, I’m still training. I have 3 blogs, and in all, I do some sort of affiliate marketing. And yes, I have earned money from my main blog. No doubt, this does work! I will be a success at this because I’m not quitting until I am successful. My goal is to be able to afford good, full coverage health insurance for my husband and I. Then my husband can retire early. He’s only working so that we still have health insurance. He’s worked very hard to provide for his family. He’s sometimes worked 6 days a week, and out of town, away from his family, and a lot. I believe he deserves to retire early and do the many things we’ve talked about doing, once we’ve retired.
Think of what goals you would like to accomplish because it can be done with affiliate marketing. Dream a little, I have. One more thing, with affiliate marketing you have access to over 4 BILLION people who have access to high-speed internet! Those people are online, searching and buying–every single day.
Let’s break that number down, 40,000 searches every second. That’s over 3 billion searches a day. 1.2 trillion searches per year!! Searches that can lead people to your site, get valuable information, can become a potential customer, for you!
Remember all you need to join Wealthy Affiliate is your email address. That’s it. Then begin learning for free!
If you choose to go Premium during the first 7 days of your training, I will give you a 49% bonus, on your first month’s membership. Instead of the $49 for your first month, you only pay $19. Take a look at what a Premium will offer. And keep in my there will be no one asking you for more money to train. Everything is included.
Ask me about your bonus when you join, I’m LCEndahl, in the WA community. I’ll be sure you get it!