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15 Business to do on weekends to add to your monthly salary

Are you in need of  lucrative business to do on weekends? Do you want a part time business to do on weekends to add to your normal working day job? Do you need additional income besides your day to day pay job?

If you need an additional income besides your normal day to day pay job, starting a weekend business can be the best option for you. Many people have emailed me; asking what business they could be doing on weekend basis. A summary of all the businesses I share with them is what I want to discuss here.

Starting a small business can be crucial means of earning additional income besides your normal day to day pay job especial when thinking of ways to make ends meet. Weekend is the best time to do part-time business that will yield you such an additional income. If you must make ends meet, you have to utilize your time very well. Below are top 10+ businesses to do on weekends. You can start any of these businesses depending on your level of knowledge and skill about them. Apart from basic skill and knowledge, all that are require from you to succeed in any of these businesses are passion and dedication.

Top 15 businesses to do on weekends

1. TUTORING AND ORGANIZING SPECIAL LESSONS
Tutoring and organizing special lesson class is one of the best businesses start on weekend. To start a tutoring business, one of the prerequisite you must possess is passion. You must love teaching because if you don’t, you will see tutoring as a stressful and difficult job. Now why should you start a tutoring business and who should start a tutoring business?
Well, tutoring is a service business that anybody can do, provided you have a specific skill or adequate knowledge about a particular subject; and you have the ability or urge to share this knowledge with others. One good thing about tutoring business is that you can start it virtually with no money. But if you intend to go big, then you will need to rent a space and employ qualify teachers. Taking this kind of approach may cost you an estimate of $500 to $2000, depending on the location of the lesson centre, and the salary scale of your employees.

2. START MUSICAL CLASS
Musical class is another business you can start on weekends. Starting a musical class is more like a tutoring business but here you are specific on teaching different areas of music. If you are good at organ, flute, and singing or in any other music area; you start from area that you have the skill and can easily impart the knowledge to others may be later on, you can diversify.

3. CONSULTATION
You have to be professional on a specific field for you to start a consultation business. You need to have an expertise in something so you can market yourself as an advisor to others looking to work in that area. Perhaps you have managed several large warehouses in your career with a drugstore company, you did all the marketing for many years for a large shoe manufacturer or you set up a chain of beauty supply shops or take-out restaurants. You can use the experiences and skills you have acquired to help others do similar things without making the same mistakes that you made along the way. One good thing about this business is that there is always room for diversification. Secondly, it may not necessary require large capital start up. Some consultation services that you can start today include;
• Agricultural consultant
• Air quality consultant
• Business improvement consultant
• Coach (personal or business) or mentor
• Computer Consultant
• Construction management consultant
• Diversity consultant
• Engineering consultant
• Environmental consultant
• Expert witness
• Failure analysis / evaluation
• Fitness consultant
• Franchise consultant
• Healthcare consultant
• Human resources consultant
• Image consultant
• International consultant
Internet marketing consultant
• Labor relations consultant
• Social media consultant
• IT consultant
• Marketing consultant
• Medical office consultant
• Product development consultant
• Proposal consultant (government contracts)
• Proposal consultant (grants)
• Retail consultant
• Risk management consultant
• Safety consultant
• Sales consultant
• Security consultant
• Skincare consultant
• Total quality management consultant
• Training consultant
• Utility auditing consultant
• Wedding consultant

4. EVENT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
One of the first things you need to do is visit every potential event location with which you plan to work. Engaging others who are already into business very important especially when you starting the business anew. Work with some marketing manager who you know on area to tour each site and learn what is available at each location. Start a database that will allow you to sort venues by varying features–the number of people each site holds. When you are beginning to plan an event with a client, you can find out what the key parameters are for the event and easily pull up the three or four sites that meet the basic criteria and engagement parties, etc.

5. D.J
The D.J usually works hand in hand with event planners. If you are good in selecting and playing music for special occasions, this business is for you. Sometime, you can buy D.J Musical instruments and then employ those who will work for you. All you need is to buy a correct sound system, theatre or musical instrument. D.J business is purely weekend business as events and parties usually take place on weekends.
6. INTERIOR DECORATOR

Present yourself to building contractors as specialist in home decoration. People who purchase new homes can often be overwhelmed with the choices and possibilities in home decorating. Design some questionnaires for each major element and each major room in the house. Find out how the homeowner or user will use the home–are there children? Do they have Pets? Does the woman of the house wear high heels? Do the home’s residents neglect to remove shoes? How will each room be used? Where might task lighting and ambient lighting be most appropriate? These are what guide you during your interior decoration business. This business can be done as part-time as well as a weekend business.

7. WEDDING PLANNER
You will need to be up-to-date on wedding trends and fads, dress code, colour of the day–almost everything under the sun! Offer your customers an ala carte menu of services, from helping pick flowers, the wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses to picking the venue and hiring the caterer. Before you start such business, shop at all the wedding shops around, and you can even pretend you are a bride-to-be to see what kinds of services the wedding gown shop provides and how they treat potential customers. You need to know every detail of the business to give the accurate impression that you are the ‘good to meet person’ for anyone planning a wedding.

8. CATERING SERVICES BUSINESS
If you are a trained caterer or have good knowledge of catering, you can start catering service. The services of a caterer are usually required on events or special occasions like wedding, birthdays and others special events. You can also start catering services online. Catering services that you can render online include online catering training programs, Confectioneries online shop, chocolates and Ice cream online stores. There are rarely such online shops; online catering business is still less competitive.

9. RENTAL SERVICES
Rental service business is a good business that can be done on weekends. Rental services are needed on party and special event occasions which are mainly on weekends. To start rental business, you need to buy canopies, tables, chairs, cooking utensils and other equipment you intend to rent out. This is why rental business requires capital. You may need at least $1000 to $3000 to start this business depending on how big you intend to begin the business. However, one good thing about this business is that it does not require skills or any professional knowledge; anybody can start the business in as much as you have the capital start up.

10. ONLINE BUSINESS
Online business is a profitable business one can start on weekend basis. There are varieties of online business you can choose to start which require little or no capital. Some online businesses that you can start today include;
• Website designing
blogging
• online Freelance writing
• online graphic designing
• online course training
Affiliate marketing
• SEO consultant
Etc.
One good thing about online business is that they can earn you passive income.

Other businesses to do on weekends are;

11. Seminar and workshop centres

12. Games and personal fitness centre

13. Detergent and liquid soap production

14. TV installation

15. Computer & desktop Installation