It never fails. With that in mind, I put together this massive list of the 65 Best Businesses You Can Start While You’re Still Working a Full-Time Job, to help give you some starting points on proven business ideas that can be executed on while you still keep your day job – and primary source of income.
Naturally, it helps if you already have an online audience you can tap for listening to your regular podcast (like I did), but that hasn’t stopped thousands of people from building successful side business ideas into lucrative podcasts—including Alex Blumberg, founder of Gimlet Media who teaches how to use storytelling and launch a podcast You can also check out this class from podcaster and entrepreneur, Lewis Howes, about how to make money podcasting as a side business idea, which regularly broadcasts for free on CreativeLive.
My free course breaks the entire process of starting a blog down into an incredibly simple 7-day process for going from zero to generating creative blog post ideas , writing a blog post , optimizing and promoting your first piece of content in just 1 week.
By borrowing concepts from the creativity and innovation literature, and by differentiating between ideas and opportunities, I created a framework that includes these different literature streams and provides a meaningful basis for academics, entrepreneurs and lecturers alike in that it helps assess when an idea becomes an actual opportunity.
Why it’s a profitable business: Mushroom farming has so much potential in the Philippines where there’s a growing demand for gourmet and organic mushrooms (which are used as ingredients for chicharon, noodles, burger patties, and other organic food products).