Many people in today’s economy need extra money and ponder about a part time business. In 2016 there were 55 million Solo Entrepreneurs an astounding 35% of America’s workforce. So, you’re not alone. The problem is what business could you start. That would depend on your skills, time, money and government requirements. Some examples of Solo Entrepreneurs would be:
- Pressure Washing Services
- Cleaning Services
- Lawn Care
- Mobile Pet Grooming
- Baby Sitting
- Pool Cleaning
- Mobile Mechanic
All trades can moonlight their skills. If you already have a skilled trade, you already have the tools you need to make extra money.
Part Time Job
Of course, you could always get a part time job. But, that means a boss with a schedule and many other demands. Yet, your own business can be flexible and worked around your job and family activity.
Extra Money Comes with a cost
The cost of starting a business even a part time one can be expensive. I started a Pressure Washing business years ago. I started with a $350 pressure washer and began cleaning tile roofs on the weekends in sunny Florida. Business was good, and I expanded it with the purchase of a commercial paint sprayer, again around $350. Now, I cleaned roofs and painted them. Then I discovered I could maintain restaurant grease filters and their dumpster pad, which I could do in the evenings after work and put them on a maintenance scheduled. The business had low operating cost and was easy to expand. Now, other part time ways to make extra money can certainly be much higher. So, again you must balance out your skills, time and money.
Back in those older days, the internet was not thought of yet. Newspaper ads, phone books, flyers, door hangers, yard signs, referrals and the old tried and trued method, cold door knocking was how you got customers. But, today you have the internet.
The internet is the Solo Entrepreneurs’ freeway billboard, phone book ad, and newspaper ad all wrapped up into one. All you need is a website. A phone book ad for another business I started cost over $6,000 a year. You can have a billboard style website created and hosted for $17 per month.
BILLBOARD STYLE WEBSITE
What is a billboard style website? It’s typically a single page website. It contains what every website should provide who, what, where and:
- A clear description of who you are
- An easily remembered URL
- An easily navigated website
- Easy to find contact information
- A clear “Call to Action”
- Quality customer testimonials
- A responsive design – can be viewed on mobile devices
Most of all, it must make a “good first impression”. Here at U.S. Website Studio, we design websites for the Solo Entrepreneur that not only make a good first impression but does so at a cost that even a part time business can afford.
We design your website using our images or yours, write the content, host it and maintain it for $17 per month with no set up fee, no contract and cancel anytime. Click here to see our portfolio and if your business type is not there, contact us and we’ll design one for you. We can help you make extra money!