If you want to make more money, you could start a business as a tour guide.
If you’re an entrepreneur who has been waiting for the right time to start a new business, summer is the best time. There are a lot of good reasons to start a business in the summer, but there are also a lot of things to think about, depending on what kind of business you want to start.
“People are more likely to be out and about in the summer, which is good for businesses that depend on foot traffic,” said Oscar Rodriguez, the founder of OssieRodriguez.com. “However, it’s important to keep in mind that competition is usually tougher in the summer, when more businesses are open.”
Summer is a great time to make money, which is why there are more businesses open. The kids are out of school, families are on vacation, and the sun makes people wake up, head outside, and pull out their wallets.
5 Business Ideas To Make Extra Money
Start a business renting out scooters
Bloomberg says that the electric scooter craze really took off in 2017 when Lime and Bird started renting out scooters. This is now a huge market, and summer is the best time to rent wheels.
Aviad Faruz, a business owner who started the jewellery marketplace Faruzo New York, said, “Starting a scooter rental business is a great idea.” “This is especially true if your area attracts a lot of tourists, who are always looking for fun ways to see a city.”
Rideshare Guy made a guide on how to start a business renting out scooters. It does require an initial investment and overhead costs, but with some creative planning, even sole proprietors can get started and compete with Uber and Lyft, which are now the big dogs.
At a farmers market, you can get paid for your green thumb.
If you’re ready to take your gardening hobby to the next level—the one where you get paid—start selling what you grow this summer.
Dan Shepherd, CEO and owner of the technology and construction company VEI Communications, said that running a business at a farmers market is a good idea for the summer. “The costs of setting up a farmers market include rent, liability insurance, marketing costs, dealing with the local government, and getting the right licences and permits.”
Nationwide made a guide on how to get started as a vendor at a farmers market. Before you start, you should read it or a similar tutorial to make sure you’re ready for the very early hours, possible months of commitment, transportation needs, and other costs.
Start a business that cleans cars on wheels
Some people love to wash their cars in the summer, but many others just want their cars to be clean. You come in at this point.
Patrick Wilson, who is in charge of hiring at SkillCourses, said that mobile car detailing is a great business to start in the summer. “Most families don’t have time to clean their cars on the weekend, so this business idea could work. You can earn a good amount of money.”
DontWorkAnotherDay.com says you can start up for less than $2,000 and make money right away. The UpFlip YouTube channel says that good mobile detailers can make anywhere from $500 to $30,000 per month.
Love Kids? Parents should be paid to take a break.
During the summer, kids have nowhere to go all day, so many parents have to pay someone to keep an eye on them and make sure they are safe.
“Start a daycare business in the summer to help busy parents who work full-time take care of their families when school is out,” said Stephan Baldwin, founder of Assisted Living, a senior care agency. “Child care is a very lucrative small business, especially if you’ve done it before.”
It takes a lot of planning, real experience, and some money up front, but compared to other goals, it’s doable.
Baldwin said, “It’s one of the few areas of health care that doesn’t always require a college degree or certification.” “Hands-on experience and word-of-mouth recommendations are enough to start booking time slots and seeing returns.”
Take people on tours.
You already have most of what you need to become an independent tour guide if you live in a place where tourists go, like history, and don’t mind talking to groups.
Kevin Huang, the founder of Ambient Home and an entrepreneur, said, “It’s the perfect time to start a walking tour business if you live near historical and cultural sites or other interesting places.” “At first, you can do the tours yourself. When business picks up, you can hire more tour guides. It costs little to start up and run, and you’ll spend most of your money on marketing, so the profit margins are good.