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Side Hustles No Skills Needed

side hustles no skills needed

Want to earn extra cash with a side hustle but don’t think you have the skills needed? Look no further because this list is for you! Side hustles are a great way to boost your income, pay off debt and work for yourself.

The key to finding the right hustle is to combine an activity you enjoy, that fits your schedule and financial goals, with a way to make extra money in your spare time.

Drive for Uber or Lyft
This is one of the more popular side hustles. Driving for one of the app-centric taxi alternatives can be a great way to make money nights and weekends. It provides an opportunity to work when you want. Uber and Lyft both have a feature that allows you to pick up rides along your normal route!

Lawn Care

Plenty of people would gladly pay you to cut their grass. Offer a discount if they provide the mower and trimmer.

House Cleaning

Make great money cleaning for people who are too busy to do it themselves or hate cleaning. Use their cleaning supplies. Cleaning businesses are super side hustle ideas since they can cost so little to start and be turned into very profitable enterprises. Search your area in Craigslist.

Ecommerce/Dropshipping

Sell products online without actually stocking the items themselves. Operate your business from anywhere in the world with a good internet connection. Check out Amazon, eBay or Shopify.

Dog Waste Removal

Some people love their dog but not the “gifts” they receive from their pet. Make money doing what others won’t do.

Dog Walker

Dogs need exercise, but their owners aren’t always able or motivated to take them for a walk. Check out the app, Wag, that links up dog walkers and dog owners.

Truck for Hire

If you own a truck, offer to pick up various goods for people, haul junk to the dump or assist with small moves. Post flyers in your community or advertise in Craigslist.

Rent Your Car

You can rent out your car on a daily or hourly basis through companies like GetAround and Turo. They handle the insurance.

House Sitter

You can make a house appear to be occupied for homeowners who are away.

Errand Service

Assist people with various errands and tasks. Check out Task Rabbit or the apps, Gig Walk or EasyShift.

Carpet Cleaning

You could specialize in small jobs such as pet stain removal.

Pet Sitting

When pet owners travel, they often need someone to care for their pets. You can become a pet sitter at care.com or simply watch over someone’s pet at Rover.com.

Spring and Fall Yard Work

Many people enjoy the exercise from mowing their lawn but can’t be bothered with the extra seasonal cleanup work. Offer a Spring power rake and aeration service and a Fall leaf cleanup. Rent the equipment as needed.

Paint Street Numbers

Offer to paint people’s street numbers on their curb so their house can be more easily found. All you need are paint and stencils.

Rent Out a Room

Own a home with an extra room? Rent it out to make extra cash. Possibilities include full time renters, college students or vacationers. Check out Airbnb.

Rent Out Your Garage

People are always searching for extra space to store their stuff. Do you have room in your garage for someone to store their motorcycle or RV?

Card Sender

Offer to mail out invitations, thank you cards or birthday cards for busy people or businesses.

Vehicle Advertising
Turn your vehicle into a money-maker by covering it with advertisements. Check out Wrapify or Carvertise for more details.

Clean/Repair BBQ’s

People enjoy cooking outdoors but some don’t like the cleaning and maintenance.

Snow Removal

Clear snow from sidewalks and driveways with a shovel or snow blower. Clear snow from parking lots with a plow blade mounted to your truck.

Instacart shopper

With the ability to set your own schedule, this makes for a convenient way to make great money during your free time.

Uber Eats and Door Dash

Just like Uber or Lyft, but without the passengers.

Become a Notary

Charge a fee to notarize documents. I bet your friends would rather meet up with you than stand in line at a bank.

Odd Jobs

Nextdoor is a great place to find people who need odd jobs, and they’re usually conveniently close to your home. Gigwalk app is another way to find small jobs in your area and only work when you want to.

Caregiving – for older generations

Have some time to sit and chat or take a stroll? There’s a family caregiver out there who needs a little break.

Brand ambassadors (on social media)

Tag and share photos of what you already wear. With a discount code that links the sale to your name, everybody wins.

Mystery shopping

Shop the store you were hired by, or spy on their competition!

Give your opinion

UserTesting.com and similar sites pays you to visit websites or apps, complete a set of tasks, and speak your thoughts aloud.

Storage Unit Auctions

Bid on abandoned units and let the scavenger hunt for valuable items begin!

Invest in Vending

Think about how many vending machines you have walked past this week alone. How many have you purchased from in a pinch because you were hungry or thirsty?

Act

Ever wanted to see your name in lights? Consider applying for opportunities to be an extra in movies shot near your location! A simple online search for “extra casting calls” in your city will pull up websites with casting calls you can answer.

Rent a Friend

There are over 600,000 people registered on RentAFriend.com to make themselves available to attend weddings, play a round of golf or act as a tour guide. Get paid to socialize!

Touch Therapy

Want to become a trained professional snuggler? Touch therapy is a platonic alternate therapy so people can experience the healing power of human touch.

Rent Baby Gear

Make extra cash by renting and delivering baby gear to help traveling families with BabyQuip.com.

Blood/Plasma Donations

The amount of money you can earn by donating plasma is related to the volume you’re able to donate. The more plasma, the more cash you’re paid.

Sperm Donations

Sperm donation clinics have a lengthy process to determine if you are a good fit with their clinic, but if you meet qualifications and pass all the screening procedures you could find a lucrative side hustle.

MLM

Multi-level marketing business continues to boom. Whether it be selling beauty products or kitchen gadgets the most successful MLM’ers have a large social network they can tap into to advertise their products and recruit others to join their selling team.

Human Billboard

You’ve seen folks wearing sandwich board ads standing in front of shopping centers or at busy intersections. Sign spinners are also in demand.

Mobile vehicle detailer

Another great side hustle where you’re providing convenience. Whether parked in a driveway or in the company parking lot you can come to their location of choice to perform this service.

Window Washer

Even if you live in a small town you can make a window washing business a successful side hustle with little skill and minor equipment expenditures.

Sell Your Hair

Have you ever thought about how much your hair is worth? The folks at HairSellon.com operate a marketplace where you can match with buyers looking for your exact hair type!

Ink Refiller

This is an environmentally friendly business that you can operate in the convenience of your home. Ink refill businesses save the earth from those unwanted empty cartridges that become useless once empty.

Parking Lot Litter Removal

And finally, I can attest that this side hustle requires no special skills. Every business wants to keep their property clear of litter. This means you can make money going for a walk! You simply walk the exterior property of any retail, office or industrial property and sweep litter into your litter collection bag. When your bag is full, the contents can be emptied into the onsite waste dumpster. Almost any commercial property with a parking lot is a potential job site. The work is done at night or early morning, on foot, using inexpensive hand tools and can earn you $30 – $50 per hour.

I made so much money in this side hustle, I quit my full-time job after only 3 months. It’s been my business since 1981.

See cleanlots.com for details.

What other side hustles can you think of that do not require special skills? Please share them by posting a comment below. If you like this list, please share it.

47 Side Hustle Ideas for the Stay at Home Parent

Are you a stay at home mom or dad looking for side hustle ideas to boost your income, pay off debt or to work for yourself? A side hustle is a great way to generate income while staying home with children.  To make extra money, people often look to part-time employment while some start a business as a side gig. The key to finding the right hustle is to combine an activity you enjoy, that fits your schedule, skills and financial goals, with a way to make extra money in your spare time.

Raising children is a full time job! The key to making these side hustles successful for a stay at home parent is relying on a spouse or partner to help out with the kids as you work at night or in the early mornings. Don’t forget you can take advantage of nap time too!

Here is a list of 47 side hustle ideas for the stay at home parent.

  1. Parking Lot Litter Removal

Every business wants to keep their property clear of litter. This means you can make money going for a walk! You simply walk the exterior property of any retail, office or industrial property and sweep litter into your litter collection bag. When your bag is full, the contents can be emptied into the onsite waste dumpster. Almost any commercial property with a parking lot is a potential job site. The work is done at night or early morning, on foot, using inexpensive hand tools and can earn you $30 – $50 per hour.

I made so much money in this side hustle, I quit my full-time job after only 3 months. It’s been my business since 1981.

See cleanlots.com for details.

2. Ghostwriting

There’s a huge demand for content and a lot of ways to make money writing it. Check out one of several ghostwriting platforms like Scripted, TextBroker or The Content Authority.

3. Tutoring

What subjects are you knowledgeable about? Parents will pay good money to assist their child’s education. Tutor students in person or online. Check out Eduboard or WyzAnt.

4. Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants provide administrative support to clients from their home-based office. Find gigs on FiverrIndeed and Upwork. Or hook up with an established VA company like BELAY or Fancy Hands.

5. Daycare

Do you love kids and have a lot of patience? Consider starting a day-home. Offer meals/snacks, activities and of course, supervision. Working parents in your neighborhood are looking for you. Check out care.com.

6. Voice-Over Talent

If you have a good speaking voice, you can get voice-over work on sites like Freelancer, People Per Hour and Upwork.

7. Photography

You can earn a residual income from selling your photos online over and over again. Check out iStockPhoto, Shutterstock, Bigstockphoto or Fotolia.

8. Ecommerce/Dropshipping

Sell products online without actually stocking the items themselves. Operate your business from anywhere in the world with a good internet connection. Check out Amazon, eBay or Shopify.

9. Selling on Etsy

Etsy is the world’s largest marketplace for hand-crafted goods. Whether you make craft items, jewelry or small pieces of furniture, you can open up your own store at Etsy.

10. Selling on Zazzle

Sell your artwork or craft items for profit on Zazzle.

11. Babysit

If you have some experience caring for children, you can watch other people’s kids so parents can have a date night. Connect with care.com to become a certified and recommended babysitter in your area.

12. Dog Walker

Dogs need exercise, but their owners aren’t always able or motivated to take them for a walk. Check out the app, Wag, that links up dog walkers and dog owners.

13. Rent Your Car

You can rent out your car on a daily or hourly basis through companies like GetAround and Turo. They handle the insurance.

14. Alterations

Handy with a sewing machine? There are plenty of people in need of someone to mend their clothing. You might have great success advertising in your local community newsletter.

15. Computer Tutoring/Support

There are still portions of the population lacking basic computer skills.

16. Pet Sitting

When pet owners travel, they often need someone to care for their pets. You can become a pet sitter at care.com or simply watch over someone’s pet at Rover.com.

17. Rent Out a Room

Own a home with an extra room? Rent it out to make extra cash. Possibilities include full time renters, college students or vacationers. Check out Airbnb.

18. Rent Out Your Garage

People are always searching for extra space to store their stuff. Do you have room in your garage for someone to store their motorcycle or RV?

19. Card Sender

Here is a really simple side hustle idea for the stay at home parent. Offer to mail out invitations, thank you cards or birthday cards for busy people or businesses.

20. Freelance Proof Reading and Editing
You can find work from businesses and individuals in need of proof reading and editing on Upwork.

21. Vehicle Advertising
Turn your vehicle into a money-maker by covering it with advertisements. Check out Wrapify or Carvertise for more details.

22. Answer questions

If you have an area of expertise, you can get paid to share your knowledge on JustAnswer.

23. Complete microtasks

You can find obscure tasks and requests for freelance services on Fiverr or Mechanical Turk.

24. Become a Notary

Charge a fee to notarize documents. I bet your friends would rather meet up with you than stand in line at a bank.

25. Write for blogs and online magazines

From local reviews to exotic vacations, simply writing about your experiences can earn you extra income from industry bloggers.

26. Odd Jobs

Nextdoor is a great place to find people who need odd jobs, and they’re usually conveniently close to your home. Gigwalk app is another way to find small jobs in your area and only work when you want to.

27. Teach English

Make great pay teaching English online! Vipkid.com

28. Home Baking

Decorate cupcakes and dip cake pops as a home baker! This is a creative and flexible side hustle that would allow you to limit your orders or fill up your free time, depending on the week.

29. Travel Agent

Despite the internet providing widespread access to travel information, there is still a huge demand for letting someone else handle the research and booking.

30. Brand ambassadors (on social media)
Tag and share photos of what you already wear. With a discount code that links the sale to your name, everybody wins.

31. Give your opinion

Maximize nap times with this side hustle! UserTesting.com and similar sites pays you to visit websites or apps, complete a set of tasks, and speak your thoughts aloud.

32. Invest in Vending

Think about how many vending machines you have walked past this week alone. How many have you purchased from in a pinch because you were hungry or thirsty?

33. Transcription

Transcribing audio and video is a great part-time job you can do at home. Check out Rev.com for opportunities.

34. Cook

Have culinary skills? List your services on HireAChef.com to find catering gigs.

35. Teach music

If you’re musically inclined, why not teach your skills to another generation? Lessons could be given out of your home and you could schedule them back to back to maximize your time.

36. Rent Baby Gear

Make extra cash by renting and delivering baby gear to help traveling families with BabyQuip.com.

37. Surrogacy

Give the gift of life and help a family’s dream come true.

38. Blood/Plasma Donations

The amount of money you can earn by donating plasma is related to the volume you’re able to donate. The more plasma, the more cash you’re paid.

39. Consulting/Coaching

In what field are you an expert that others would pay for your advice? You can get started quickly with platforms like Clarity.fm and make great money on the side.

40. MLM

Multi-level marketing business continues to boom. Whether it be selling beauty products or kitchen gadgets the most successful MLM’ers have a large social network they can tap into to advertise their products and recruit others to join their selling team.

41. Sell Your Clothes

Communities like Poshmark.com allow you to sell new and gently used fashion, accessories and select home goods.

42. eBook Publishing

Have a great idea for a book? Now more than ever it’s easy to self-publish online. Feel free to ask me any questions about how I did it.

43. Create an Online Course

Create an online video course and earn money by teaching people around the world.

44. Sell Your Hair

Have you ever thought about how much your hair is worth? The folks at HairSellon.com operate a marketplace where you can match with buyers looking for your exact hair type!

45. Ink Refiller

This is a great side hustle idea for the stay at home parent! Ink refilling is an environmentally friendly business that you can operate in the convenience of your home. Ink refill businesses save the earth from those unwanted empty cartridges that become useless once empty.

46. Furniture Upcycling

Handy with woodwork and upholstery? Recycled and upcycled furniture is gaining in popularity with eco-conscious consumers.

47. Refurbish Electronics

Many people are looking to save money by buying a refurbished product. With some basic repair skills, you can turn a broken phone, tablet or television into a profitable side hustle business.

Do you have additional side hustle ideas for a stay at home parent?  Please share them by posting a comment below. If you like this list, please share it.

 

Active Side Hustle Ideas

Active Side Hustles Dog on Beach

Are you looking for active side hustle ideas to boost your income, pay off debt or to work for yourself? A side hustle is a great way to generate a second income while keeping your current job.  To make extra money, people often look to part-time employment while some start a business as a side gig. The key to finding the right hustle is to combine an activity you enjoy, that fits your schedule, skills and financial goals, with a way to make extra money in your spare time.

This list of Active Side Hustles is also geared to those of you who don’t like sitting around. If you like to be out and about, meeting new people and/or burning calories while you’re working, this list is for you!

Parking Lot Litter Removal

Every business wants to keep their property clear of litter. This means you can make money going for a walk! You simply walk the exterior property of any retail, office or industrial property and sweep litter into your litter collection bag. When your bag is full, the contents can be emptied into the onsite waste dumpster. Almost any commercial property with a parking lot is a potential job site. The work is done at night or early morning, on foot, using inexpensive hand tools and can earn you $30 – $50 per hour.

I made so much money in this side hustle, I quit my full-time job after only 3 months. It’s been my business since 1981.

See cleanlots.com for details.

Daycare

Do you love kids and have a lot of patience? Consider starting a day-home. Offer meals/snacks, activities and of course, supervision. Working parents in your neighborhood are looking for you. Check out care.com.

Handyman Service

There are lots of people who are willing to pay someone with skills to do odd jobs around the house. See Angie’s list, Craigslist or Task Rabbit.

Lawn Care

Plenty of people would gladly pay you to cut their grass. Offer a discount if they provide the mower and trimmer.

House Cleaning

Make great money cleaning for people who are too busy to do it themselves or hate cleaning. Use their cleaning supplies. Cleaning businesses are super side hustle ideas since they can cost so little to start and be turned into very profitable enterprises. Search your area in Craigslist.

Dog Waste Removal

Some people love their dog but not the “gifts” they receive from their pet. Make money doing what others won’t do.

Babysit

If you have some experience caring for children, you can watch other people’s kids so parents can have a date night. Connect with care.com to become a certified and recommended babysitter in your area.

Dog Walker

Dogs need exercise, but their owners aren’t always able or motivated to take them for a walk. Check out the app, Wag, that links up dog walkers and dog owners.

Truck for Hire

If you own a truck, offer to pick up various goods for people, haul junk to the dump or assist with small moves. Post flyers in your community or advertise in Craigslist.

Errand Service

Assist people with various errands and tasks. Check out Task Rabbit or the apps, Gig Walk or EasyShift.

Gardener

Specialize in planting and maintaining flower or vegetable gardens for people who don’t have “green thumbs”.

Referee

Recreational sports leagues need officials. This can be a fun way to make extra money on the side if you can tune out the odd cat call.

Carpet Cleaning

You could specialize in small jobs such as pet stain removal.

Spring and Fall Yard Work

Many people enjoy the exercise from mowing their lawn but can’t be bothered with the extra seasonal cleanup work. Offer a Spring power rake and aeration service and a Fall leaf cleanup. Rent the equipment as needed.

Paint Street Numbers

Offer to paint people’s street numbers on their curb so their house can be more easily found. All you need are paint and stencils.

Door Peep Hole Installer

This is one of the more unique side hustle ideas I have come across. When I moved into my new house, someone rang my doorbell one day. They offered to install a peep hole in my front entrance door for $30. They were done in about 5 minutes.

Home Entertainment Installation

Plenty of people search for someone to mount their big screen TV to a wall and make necessary connections. What’s difficult for some can be profitable for others. Check out Task Rabbit.

Assembly Service
As with Home Entertainment Installation, a lot of furniture needs assembly from someone who can make sense of the assembly instruction (not me!).

Clean/Repair BBQ’s

People enjoy cooking outdoors but some don’t like the cleaning and maintenance.

Snow Removal

Clear snow from sidewalks and driveways with a shovel or snow blower. Clear snow from parking lots with a plow blade mounted to your truck.

Instacart shopper

With the ability to set your own schedule, this makes for a convenient way to make great money during your free time.

Uber Eats and Door Dash

Just like Uber or Lyft, but without the passengers.

Odd Jobs

Nextdoor is a great place to find people who need odd jobs, and they’re usually conveniently close to your home. Gigwalk app is another way to find small jobs in your area and only work when you want to.

Barista

Are you an early riser? Most Starbucks open at 5:00am, meaning you could work a part time shift before your regular job. Or evening and weekend shifts. Plus, they have great benefits.

Teach Fitness

Become a Personal Trainer and help others to find a healthy way of living.

Teach Yoga

Many yoga studios offer instructor training which you can use to hone your craft and learn how to instruct others.

Caregiving – for older generations

Have some time to sit and chat or take a stroll? There’s a family caregiver out there who needs a little break.

Mystery shopping

Shop the store you were hired by, or spy on their competition!

Cook

Have culinary skills? List your services on HireAChef.com to find catering gigs.

Act

Ever wanted to see your name in lights? Consider applying for opportunities to be an extra in movies shot near your location! A simple online search for “extra casting calls” in your city will pull up websites with casting calls you can answer.

Organize

Do people rave about your organization skills? Put that to work by helping others to declutter their kitchens, closets and garages.

Human Billboard

You’ve seen folks wearing sandwich board ads standing in front of shopping centers or at busy intersections. Sign spinners are also in demand.

Spray tan on demand

Invest in some equipment and start advertising your service! Folks will love that you travel to them and can provide a spray tan in the comfort of their home.

Lifeguard

Love water and sun? Get certified and lifeguard at local beaches and community pools.

Mobile vehicle detailer

Another great side hustle where you’re providing convenience. Whether parked in a driveway or in the company parking lot you can come to their location of choice to perform this service.

House Painter

Painting is a skill, but it’s not all that complicated, and you can make decent money once you know the tricks of the trade.

Window Washer

Even if you live in a small town you can make a window washing business a successful side hustle with little skill and minor equipment expenditures.

Home Staging Business

If you’ve ever binged HGTV on a rainy weekend you know that there is a market for home staging in conjunction with real estate buying and selling.

Start an Estate Sale Business

You don’t need special training or certifications to become an estate salesperson. Estate sales are often conducted after someone has recently died, but they’re also used by people looking to downsize or liquidate personal collections.

Golf Instructor

Certification is important with this side hustle and will impact your compensation depending on your level of training.

Furniture Upcycling

Handy with woodwork and upholstery? Recycled and upcycled furniture is gaining in popularity with eco-conscious consumers.

Do you have other active side hustle ideas that we haven’t coveredThis is a list of active side hustle ideas. If you want to earn extra money on the side but don't like sitting around- this list is for you!? Please share them by posting a comment below. If you like this list, please share it.

Confidence Will Make All the Difference to Your Hustle

Confidence is a trait that will determine how successful you’ll become in your daily hustle. Confident people believe they can achieve what other’s believe to be too difficult. To have confidence isn’t to be arrogant, it’s how successful people overcome obstacles. Confident people don’t need validation from others because nothing is more rewarding than their own feelings of achievement.

Anything that’s worth achieving is difficult. Whether it’s learning to walk or ride a bike, or graduating from school, we’ve all had experiences in our lives where we learned that to succeed we mustn’t give up. If one way doesn’t work out, learn why then move on to the next.

Confidence is what entrepreneurs use to start businesses when no one else believes in their business idea. They have the experience, a plan and support to start up a business of their own or have chosen to follow the path of someone who’ll share their success and mentor them until they have a similar business of their own.

Have you decided to start a business of your own? How confident are you in your own experience, motivation and abilities to make it a success? I’ve been operating a simple service business from home since 1981 that’s almost as easy to do as going for a walk! I’ll personally teach and mentor you to a successful business of your own provided you do the necessary work. If you work the business – the business will work for you! Check out the Cleanlots opportunity.

Here are 8 ways to be more confident from Tim Denning’s post, Confidence Will Make All the Difference to Your Hustle.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292178Sometimes, the best thing you can do is look deep inside yourself and remember a time that you achieved a goal that was scary. Using prior examples is one way to bring yourself back into a state of confidence when you may not have any in the moment. Read more…

 

Experience Success As An Entrepreneur

How do you define entrepreneurial success? Some people would measure success by one’s personal possessions; large house, exotic vehicles and all the assorted toys. Others see it simply as being able to support themselves financially doing what they enjoy doing. They derive more satisfaction from being their own boss, working their own hours, doing work they consider more fulfilling, than how many vacations they could take in a years time. I would define a successful entrepreneur as someone who invests in themselves what is necessary to bring their ideas to fruition.

I have a saying I like to share often- If you work the business, the business will work for you. Nothing will happen if you don’t make things happen. You need to harness the power of persistence, to work hard but more importantly work smart. Be patient. Success doesn’t happen overnight.

Life is a journey and the same applies to your entrepreneurial endeavors. There will be many bumps in the road, dead end streets or forks in the road. Learn from your failures. Celebrate victories. Most successful athletes claim to learn more from their failures than from their successes. Follow their example.

Here’s a great article from Kyle Bell on the subject.

http://www.lifehack.org/417560/experience-success-as-an-entrepreneurExperiencing success as an entrepreneur is an arduous task, and it isn’t an easy route to take. You must be determined to go against the grain and win. Read more…

 

 

Friends and Family Don’t Support Your Dreams? – What to do When –

We’ve all had a situation in our lives when a friend or family member has discouraged us from pursuing an opportunity.  You may have come up with what you thought was a great idea for a product or service. Perhaps your dream was to go back to school to advance your education. Or maybe you found a business opportunity. Instead of being encouraged you were given a host of reasons why you shouldn’t pursue your dreams.

Your initial emotional response was probably defensive. You might have retorted “why not?” or “how could you say that?” to their dismissive reasons. What’s important to learn in these situations is why you’re not receiving their support. Are you a dreamer and not a doer? Someone who’s always verbalizing their dreams but doing nothing to pursue them? You can’t fault people for reacting with doubt to your latest proclamation. After all, you have a bad track record. You also need to consider that some people will discourage you from pursing an opportunity that may result in you becoming more educated, successful or wealthy than they are. They have a pessimistic outlook on life and will instinctively give you reasons why your dream will fail.

Here’s what you can do: 1. Keep your dreams to yourself. Write them down and make a plan on how you’re going to accomplish them, one at a time. Most importantly, follow through. You can inform friends and family when you’ve achieved your goal. They’ll be happy to celebrate with you. 2. Find a mentor or group of people who share your interest that will provide support. You’ll get constructive criticism and encouragement, both ingredients necessary for success.

Once you understand why people are motivated to react a certain way, the more likely you’ll be able to choose the right people to support your dreams.

Here’s a great read on the subject from Melissa Chu.

http://www.lifehack.org/400691/what-to-do-when-friends-and-family-dont-support-your-dreams?ref=mail&mtype=daily_newsletter&mid=20160527_customized&uid=407761&email=bgwinch%40gmail.com&action=clickIf your family and friends aren’t supportive, you can use these strategies to convince them that your dreams are worth pursuing. Read more…

 

You Don’t Need to be The Smartest to be The Most Successful – Research Shows

Is self doubt preventing you from moving forward with life’s many opportunities? Perhaps you’ve been contemplating starting a small business but a little voice inside your head keeps giving you reasons why you won’t be successful. While some degree of doubt or skepticism is a good thing to possess, too much will stifle both personal and professional growth.

Being highly intelligent will open many doors but alone isn’t enough to become successful at most anything. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. The world is full of educated derelicts.

How focused, determined and persistent are you? When you’ve been successful at anything that you wanted to accomplish in the past you’ve utilized these three traits. Simple examples would be learning how to ride a bike, swim or drive. Graduating high school, then maybe college. Developing special skills at work. Dating then perhaps getting married. Looking back now you realize if you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way to become successful.

Find or create a plan to reach your goal. Stay focused, step by step. Be determined to follow through when you run into a few inevitable bumps in the road. You need to be persistent and keep working towards your goal and you’ll be rewarded with success!

Here’s a great article written by Melissa Chu that I’d like to share with you.

http://www.lifehack.org/406004/research-shows-you-dont-need-to-be-the-smartest-to-be-the-most-successful?ref=mail&mtype=daily_newsletter&mid=20160615_customized&uid=407761&email=bgwinch%40gmail.com&action=clickWhat does it take to be successful? Is it a matter of being the “best and the brightest”? We hear this term thrown around so often today that it seems as though intelligence is the gatekeeper to opportunities. This idea that inborn smarts and talent are the great divider causes us to hold certain beliefs about our world. If we see someone performing better than ourselves, we’re quick to assume that the person must be smarter or naturally more talented. Read more…

 

21 Nuggets of Wisdom for Launching Your Own Successful Small Business

So you’ve found your opportunity and are ready to take the leap into entrepreneurship. But where do you start? If this is a new experience for you, what’s the first step towards launching your own business? It doesn’t have to be a complicated or overwhelming process.

There’s never been a better time to start your own business. There’s plenty of resources to help you get started that didn’t exist before the introduction of the internet. Some are free and others are available for a nominal cost. What you need to do is break down into simple, manageable steps the processes necessary to starting and operating your business.

I’ve been operating a simple, home based, commercial parking lot litter cleanup business for over 35 years. I teach others how to start and operate the same service in my book, Cleanlots, and provide FREE consultation.

I’d like to share a great article written by Gloria Donaldson (author/gloriainspiring-life-com). She writes about some of the fundamental steps for launching your own business.

http://www.lifehack.org/287214/21-nuggets-wisdom-for-launching-your-own-successful-small-businessAre you looking for proven tips for starting a successful business? Examine these 21 nuggets of wisdom for launching yours. Read more…

 

Six Lifestyle Challenges an Entrepreneur Should Be Ready to Face

Would you like to become an entrepreneur or have you recently become one? Self employment creates demands on your working hours and social life. It’s best to consider beforehand how a small business venture could affect your lifestyle.

A parking lot litter cleanup business offers a world of opportunity because the service is performed at night/early morning after businesses close. It’s an ideal business opportunity for people with a daytime job who would like to go into business for themselves. You can start part time while keeping your present job, and then grow at your own pace.  You can decide if you want to continue with just a few hours of work a day or expand to a full time business operation. You might decide to devote full time to the marketing of your commercial litter pick service and have other people do the cleanup work.

Whatever you decide, be sure you have the support of your loved ones at home. Discuss your plans. Show them the research you’ve found showing that it can be done. They may be more supportive if they’re involved in some capacity.

Here’s a great article, written by Jayesh Purohit, about the challenges that affect almost every entrepreneur’s lifestyle.

http://www.indabaa.com/lifestyle-challenges-for-entrepreneurs/If you are planning to become an entrepreneur, you should make some essential changes in your lifestyle. We have listed six lifestyle challenges entrepreneurs have to face to climb the success ladder. Read more…

How to Be Your Own Boss

Parking lot litter cleanup is one of the most simple, low cost, high profit, down-to-earth, home based, small business opportunities in America. It’s an ideal way to earn extra income for anyone who would like self employment, either part time or full time.

There’s no expensive investment, franchise fees, store or office space, or product to buy and sell. You don’t need an advanced education or prior business experience. If you have good work habits, are self motivated and take pride in the work you do, your customers will be happy. As your reputation builds, word-of-mouth referrals alone will build your business.

Many others before you have built secure and financially rewarding life styles for themselves and their families from being their own boss. You can do the same!

Cleanlots is a simple and effective guide to make big money in the commercial litter cleanup business starting with little money. I’ve been in the business since 1981 and I’d like others to benefit from my experience. It’s America’s simplest business. It’s a business you can be proud of.

Parking lot litter cleanup is not for everyone, but it can be rewarding for the right person. Here are 7 tips to help you become your own boss.

http://www.lifehack.org/388356/how-to-be-your-own-boss?ref=mail&mtype=daily_newsletter&mid=20160524_customized&uid=407761&email=bgwinch%40gmail.com&action=clickDo you want to be your own boss? It’s not easy, and it’s not for everyone, but it can be incredibly rewarding for the right person. Here are some tips to help you be your own boss. Read more…

 

How to Effectively Follow Up on Sales Leads

There’s more to follow-up on a sales lead than one simple communication. You’ve spent time and money on various marketing strategies to bring new leads in. Don’t waste those efforts by failing to do a few simple actions.

Firstly, contact your prospects as soon as possible once you’ve received a query from them. The sooner the better as they’re no doubt also contacting your competitors.

Secondly, stay in touch. You need to be persistent but not a nuisance. Follow up by asking them if they have any questions or need more information. Point out how your service (or product) will benefit them, in different ways, over a number of communications.

Remember the marketing fact that people buy when they’re ready to buy. They do so because their purchase decision satisfies their need or want. Not when businesses want to sell to them.

Here’s a great piece on this subject I think you’ll enjoy.

http://smallbiztrends.com/2016/05/follow-up-on-sales-leads.html?inf_contact_key=aec4fc71dacbe288921f31363a2c1dbd28c62100b8c4283bd73ec477fe9e06f7Do you know how to follow up on sales leads effectively? Here’s a detailed look at how following up in a timely and efficient manner can lead to more sales. Read more…

 

FREE eBook – 80 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Business Growth

Self employment is rewarding but it can be challenging at times. It’s always helpful to be able to turn to experts to get small business advice, especially when it’s FREE. Microsoft has partnered with CNBC’s Carol Roth and Business Consultant Catherine Morgan and compiled advice and insights from hundreds of influential small business owners and organizations on what they found to help make their business successful. You’ll find tips and strategies in their FREE eBook – 80 Easy Ways to Supercharge Your Business Growth.  Get yours’ while it’s available.

https://info.microsoft.com/CO-SMB-CNTNT-FY16-05May-02-80EasyWayseBook_RegistrationPage.html?inf_contact_key=80f66ddaef1583fba89115199e748bfdcb76dfc43705f3758905479f72248c08We know being a business owner is no easy feat, and it can be extremely helpful to get advice from other successful entrepreneurs who have been in your shoes. Read more…

 

Bookkeeping 101: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bookkeeping Blog Hub

Bookkeeping doesn’t have to be difficult. You need to put an organized system in place. A simple home based business such as a parking lot cleanup service is easy to keep books with the proper guidance.

http://blog.bookly.co/academy/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-bookkeeping-and-then-someBookkeeping is simply keeping tabs on all of your financial transactions pertaining to business expenses. Whether you own a niche pop culture news site or a multi-billion dollar car company—you need to implement proper bookkeeping techniques.  How you go about doing your books is up to you, but even if you don’t use a 3rd party bookkeeping service you must keep solid records of business transactions. Rather than list a million things you should be doing, we will list some of the most common bookkeeping pitfalls and how you can avoid them, starting with unreconciled transactions. Read more…

 

Amazon.com: Pro Series 63153 Rambler Hitch Cargo Carrier for 2

You’ve decided to get into the commercial litter cleanup business. A truck would be ideal since the open cargo bed provides you with quick access to your hand tools. You’re also able to easily transport any trash to the nearest dumpster. But you don’t have a truck. You have a car. You certainly don’t want dirty tools or bags of trash in the trunk of your car. Here’s the solution. The Pro Series 63153 Rambler Hitch Cargo Carrier attaches to the rear of your vehicle providing you the same benefits of a truck without having to buy one.  When you’re done with work simply remove. It’s practical, very affordable and keeps your vehicle clean. You can order it from my website. Look for the image near the bottom of my page. http://www.cleanlots.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Series-63153-Rambler-Receivers/dp/B001G4Z5J0/ref=sm_n_ma_dka_CA_e4058_C_pr_pub_0_0?imprToken=yUHMxngVq5Wy5QjhRradgQ&linkCode=w43&tag=cleanlots-20&linkId=e6b5212d3a333e77a2702e7170f1e8baThe Rambler 2 piece construction cargo rack with serious 500 lbs. capacity on a 60 in. x 24 in. 5.5 in. side rails keep cargo secure and in place. Rise shank design elevates cargo for improved ground clearance. BUY NOW on Amazon…

 

LegalZoom – Step by Step Guide on Starting your Business. – YouTube

LegalZoom has helped over a million business’s start their business. They make it easy with their step-by-step instructions. They can help with business legal organization to licensing.  Save time and money with LegalZoom.

http://xxxxswww.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm1SFYz5HScStep by Step Guide on starting your business using LegalZoom business incorporation Services. LegalZoom has helped a million businesses across the country in… See more…