Looking for a way to earn some extra cash? Want to eventually earn a nice income and perhaps even quit your job? Without first quitting your present job or spending a fortune? Check out the following ideas and see if any one interests you.

This list is neither complete nor exhaustive, and shall continue to be up-dated.

  1. Garage cleaning: Most garages need cleaning or complete overhaul. It is a task that many people will gladly pay someone else to do for them. You could be that someone else. Offer your services to home owners, especially in medium to high income brackets.
  2. Commercial cleaning: Residential or business (office) cleaning is in demand, and some people are cashing in and making nice incomes. Offer business and/or upper income residents to do their office/home cleaning work. You choose to be paid room, square foot or hourly.
  3. Concierge/Corporate Concierge: Help with tasks like picking up dry cleaning, returning videos, finding limousine services, event planning, taking cars for oil change etc.
  4. Child Day Care: A child day care in your home if you have a basement or extra room/space. You need to purchase small chairs and tables, games, toys, and outdoor play items. Prices vary with area or neighborhood. Most states require a license and some training, especially 1st Aid and Child CPR.
  5. Information Abstractor: You sum up an article into a paragraph or two, without losing the essence. You have to be fast and knowledgeable in your chosen field.
  6. Errand Service: You charge hourly to perform a wide variety of errands for clients. Busy moms, single parents, executives and seniors are good targets.
  7. Web Writer: Track down articles on certain subjects. A genuine interest or knowledge in the subject helps a great deal here. You put the pieces together to make one tasty snack.
  8. Relocation Consultant/Specialist: Your work is to help new people moving into a city find a home/apartment, job, schools etc. according to need. This works best in high-population cities.
  9. Perfumer: Play around with different combos of essences until you come up with a fragrance that’s pleasant and unique.
  10. Personal Shopper: Not to be mistaken with Mystery Shopping (below). Your job is to shop for busy executives. You charge hourly, and might include gift wrapping.
  11. Mystery/Secret Shopper: You get paid to pose as a customer and shop at department stores or malls. Your work is to report back to the company about service, cleanliness etc. You get paid hourly or by gift certificates, and in most cases you keep your purchases.
  12. Personal Chef: Requires great culinary skills or you be a trained chef. As a personal chef, your work is to create and prepare great-tasting customized meals for individuals and families (that can afford the service, of course). Farther info: United States Personal Chef Association.
  13. Bed & Breakfast: You need an extra room or two that you can rent out. You don’t need an extra bath but highly recommended. Best around tourist attractions. Breakfast can be simply coffee and/or juice and a bowl of cereal.
  14. Computer Tutor: If you have a knack for working with computers you can earn some extra cash helping newbies to learn how to operate systems.
  15. Export Agent: Learn the basics of exporting (the better if you’ve worked with exporting firms). Offer exporting services to small-medium companies/manufacturers for a commission.
  16. Resume Writer: Many people find resume writing scary and would gladly pay someone else to do it for them. You can make a full-time living in Resume writing- some resume writers make six-figure incomes!


The easiest business to run from home during your free days from the leather care office is hair care

If you’re good at cutting/styling hair, offer to cut or style at home or at work. At your home hair salon , charge slightly lower than the barbershop/salon. This saves busy people time and money. You could arrange to do this on regular basis, so they get their hair done regularly and you have a steady income.