For most young people, their salaries from their full time jobs are not even close to enough for them to survive and pay for their basic necessities. The sad fact is that the cost of living is so very high around the world and yet salaries remain low. Most people still continue to work for their full time jobs however because giving up their full time jobs would mean no income at all and therefore they continue to struggle every month while living on pay check to pay check basis. The sad fact is that for most people, leaving is not an option. However, one option that has opened up to young people today because of the advancement of technology and the popularity of the internet is the opportunity to begin a small home business to earn some extra money on the side.
Choose a business line that makes you happy
When choosing to have a small home business that can help you to earn some extra money on the side, it is important that you choose a business that is a result of doing something that makes you happy. If you bake when you are free or you love cooking, you could choose to start a small catering business from home where you can cater food for small parties and for functions. If you love to sew, you can choose to sell small easy to make products online such as kids clothes, small basic tops and basic socks. You could have your own facebook page where you will be able to display all the little things you make and sell it to family and friends at the start.
Once you have gained a certain amount of popularity, you could even start selling things like gumboot socks to the mass market by selling packs to clothing stores near you. You can offer them at a lower price in bigger quantities and have the company sign up for regular purchases.
It is important for you to study the market and identify things that the market lacks. If you find that there is a need for a product that is unavailable or difficult to obtain, you could start supplying the market with these products because there is guaranteed to be better sales of products that are unavailable in the market rather than things for which you have a lot of competition. This can even be something as simple as socks for kids based on their favorite cartoon or even kids tee shirts based on the most popular cartoon around.