The festive season is a great time to launch a home business. People are in the buying mood. Further, they are busy and need help. There are many opportunities to make extra money or launch a full-scale home business during the festive season season.
In starting a business during the holidays, consider starting a business that fulfils a holiday need. Here are home business ideas that you can start during the festive season;
- Holiday decorator
These days, families and businesses spend a lot of time decorating for the festive season. You can help by offering to do it for them. If you have a good sense of style, you can decorate outdoors and indoors with lights, holiday plants, and other decorations. Check out these tips for starting a holiday decorating business.
- Home and pet sitting
The holidays are a busy time for traveling. If you are not planning on going anywhere, you can offer to house and/or pet sit for neighbours who will be gone. If you stay in their home, it can be a mini-vacation for you. Or you can take care of several people’s homes/pets at the same time by checking in at each location once or twice a day. You can learn more by reading this article on pet sitting.
- Personal assistant
Families are already busy. Adding on the activities of the holidays is overwhelming. Some families could use help in the form of a holiday assistant who can help with the shopping, taking care of errands, baking, watching the kids, cleaning the house, wrapping gifts and more. Businesses also often can use extra help as staff takes time off during the holidays. You can offer temporary virtual support services to business to fill in the gap.
- Crafts and gift baskets
Many people like to find unique gift ideas for their friends and family. If you are crafty, you can sell your creations as holiday gifts. Many areas have holiday bizarre and craft shows where you can rent a booth. If you don’t make crafts, you can purchase items and put them together in gift baskets. Examples include bath baskets, coffee and/or chocolate baskets, and a gardening basket.
- Party planner
Parties are great fun, but a lot of work to pull off. If you are organized, you can offer to help families and businesses have a festive holiday party. It can help to have a rolodex of other service providers you can work with, such as caterers, photographers and decorators. Read this overview of the party planner business to see if it’s a good fit for you.
Whether you operate a seasonal business, or intend to run it throughout the year, it’s important to do your research and set your business up right so that you can make a profit.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro