Top 5 Side Business Ideas for Working Professionals in India 2018

Are you a full time working professional and looking for part-time business ideas with low investment to earn some passive income besides your monthly salary? Do you know there are many business ideas with low investment and high-profit one can easily start without quitting your 9-5 job?

In this article, I will share about such best 5 side-business ideas or very profitable business ideas, that you can start easily & make passive income.

In today’s world one have to explore various alternative ways of earning money besides regular 9 to 5 job. Because your job is not at all secure like earlier days and one will not get any kind of pension after you retire. So in such a case, either you have to save huge money for your retirement or you should have some alternative earning opportunities which you can carry till you die.

Best side business ideas while working full time in a daily job

In the age of the internet, there are various ways to make money online, but that doesn’t mean that you have to start something online only. You can start any small business from your home also. If you are a working couple, then you may find it difficult to manage a side business. But in most cases, every family has only one earning member. And in such earning model, I think a home business can be easily started & managed. As someone is there at home to take care of the same.

Let’s find out the best 5 side-business ideas which can be started & managed easily working from home besides your regular job.

1. Provide Online Training

Education is the most expensive thing in our society and every parent is ready to spend huge money to provide the best education for their kids. Online tuition is very popular these days. But if you are not comfortable with online staffs, then go with the traditional ways of home tutors.

If you are somehow related to school or college then you can definitely start providing coaching in your subject and make good money. There is a huge demand for professional courses as well. E.g. you can teach people leading technologies like Java, SAPUI5, Bid Data, Java, HTML5, Objective-C, C++, C#, Python, Swift, Cybersecurity, data scientist, SaaS In The Cloud (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware), and make the very good amount of money.

I know many people who are providing SAP ABAP training in Ameerpet Hyderabad and making some huge money. So online training is the best side business ideas for it professionals in India.

2. Start A Part-Time Event Management Business

Have you noticed that nowadays there are so many events or days to celebrate in a year? Gone are the days when only Birthdays, anniversaries are only celebrated. Nowadays even people are organizing parties for Father’s day like events, Official gathering, Valentine’s day and many more.

What I want to say here is that you can start organizing such events as the demand of event organization is increasing day by in our society. And in any city, people get time at weekends only and they enjoy to the fullest. So, you may think that you have to work on the weekend also, but remember you are setting up your business.

3. Start A real estate broker business

When I was in Madhapur Hyderabad, I was amazed to see that how a small real estate property agent has become highly rich in just 4-5 years. In fact, he has owned a 4 store building which he kept entirely for renting purpose.

So, the point here is, if you have a little bit of experience in this area then you can easily help people to find good properties to buy or rent and get some good commission. Indian real estate sector is growing day by day.

4. Attach your car with ola or user or zoom car

Yes, this has become a very good side business idea these days. Let’s say you are going to the office using any carpool or office transport. In that case, your car is simply lying in the parking. You can easily attach your car with zoom car and earn good money every month.

In case of OLA or UBER, it is better to buy a new car using the OLA scheme or UBER scheme and hire a driver to drive the car. It is actually very profitable business as monthly a driver can easily make more than 50,000 and after deducting driver’s salary, petrol/diesel cost and other maintenance cost you will be able to make a good profit.

Although if you buy a new car, then you have to deduct the EMI of the car loan also. Otherwise, you can buy a 2nd hand care and attach your car with USER or OLA as per their terms and make money.

5. Catering Business or Food business

If you are working in a restaurant or any 5-star hotel or you are a professional cook working for some organization, then you are the luckiest person in the world. As you have the best chance to start & maintain a home-based food business and easily make money from your home only.

So, these are few side-business ideas one can start exploring by relating their current jobs and plan for the same. I have tried to link one’s profession and suitable business opportunity here so that the existing knowledge can be utilized. In case you are working in a field and then trying to start a different business then also perfectly fine. I will be sharing a few more such useful articles on home business ideas in coming days.

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  1. HI Santanu,

    These options you have suggested above for side business are great. But for beginners it is quite difficult to start without proper guidance.
    If you can provide step-by-step process to start building side business then it will be very helpful.


    1. Thanks Sourabh for pointing this. I will definitely try to post useful articles to start a side business with step by step as per my knowledge.

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