We all wanted to be our own boss, right? I know because that’s my dream too. If you’re still wondering what’s the best business to start this 2018, read EVERY DETAIL of this post. We will uncover a huge list of best small business ideas this 2018 to help you finally decide what opportunity to take.
Funny thing that many people’s end goal is to put up businesses yet only few of them (one of which is you) are actually taking action in the planning process what business to start. Presented in this post is the best list of small business ideas in the Philippines you can start even at the comfort of your home.
The best time to start a business is 8 years ago.. The second best time to put up your business is NOW
The fact that you’re here reading this post, there is some entrepreneurial spirit sleeping in you. You just need to wake it up and work it out. You might not know, you’ll be the next big business tycoon in the Philippines.
Entrepreneurship in the Philippines is currently booming and one of the best things you can do today is start taking action. You can start by sorting out which profitable business ideas fits you. With only small capital, there’s already a lot of low cost businesses you can choose from!
If you have passion for just about anything, you just need to seek ways how you can monetize your skill. Whether it be online or traditional biz, you need to work hard to get your dreams. Experiencing failures, rejections, ups and downs, are part of the process. Overcoming these struggles will surely get you closer to your success.
But before anything else..
Here’s a huge list of business opportunities you can take in order to kick-start your entrepreneurial journey. We’ll be talking about the best small business ideas in the Philippines that will be good for 2018 and 2019 onward. Hopefully, you can find a good business to start in this post. So enough of the intro thing, let’s start!
Best Small Business Ideas in the Philippines
1. Start an Online Business
Back in the 90’s, if you’re just a small entrepreneur, competing with big companies is impossible. With today’s technology, through the power of the internet, websites, social media, mobile apps and etc., small scale businesses can now compete with a lot of big names in many different industries.
All you need is a decent and stable internet connection, a computer, and the skills to run your business. Internet businesses are still new in the Philippines but it is growing in an exponential rate.
If you want to learn more, read: Legit ways to earn money online in the Philippines
2. Network Marketing Business
This is apparently one of the booming business not just in Philippines but in other countries as well. If you think all network marketing is a scam then you need to learn more! Network marketing is one of the business ideas where you can earn big starting with only small capital.
Not all people may take this as a legitimate business but I’ve already seen people who earned a lot in just less than a year and they are now already enjoying the benefits of their hard works.
Don’t just fall for the trap of the idea of earning while waiting, NO. You need to work hard at first then you’ll reap the rewards later.
You might be interested: What you need to know about Network Marketing.
3. Become a Real Estate Agent
This is one of the most lucrative business ideas you can start here in the Philippines. People who are looking for properties to buy will never end. This should be an enough reason for you to start attending training and seminars regarding real estate and become an agent.
If you want to bring it on to the next level you can take the Real Estate Broker License Examination. You just need to learn first the ins and outs of the real estate business before you can actually dive in to the game.
4. Put up a Sari-Sari Store Business
If your house is placed in a very strategic location where there’s a huge traffic of people passing by your house, then you might want to consider putting up a sari-sari store. Based in my own experience, the sales can actually go up to P20,000 a day. Well, it’s because our house is situated on the main road of the subdivision and almost everybody is passing by our store.
If you are living in a quite big subdivision, you might want to not just put up a sari-sari store but a grocery store instead. This can really be a good small business and a good way to earn money.
For more tips about putting up a sari-sari store, here’s an article you can read.
5. Palamig Business
During summer and even regular days, a lot of people are traveling going to schools, work, and etc. One of the businesses I’ve personally tried is selling drinks that quenches the thirst of people who are on-the-go. I’ve tried selling coconut juice and chocolate drinks which only requires small amount of capital like around P150 pesos.
Let’s say you can earn around P200 – 300 per container. How much more if you can sell in different places at once? Just hire somebody to sell for you for P100 pesos a day and get the remaining profits. Just learn how to use the power of leveraging.
Note: This is part of the Summer Business Ideas in Philippines post.
6. Cellphone Loading Business
If you’re somebody who go to office everyday, a loading business can be a good sideline. There are a lot of employees in the company who can be your target market. Good thing about the loading business is your product doesn’t spoil unlike foods.
Just go to the loading stations and ask how loading business works. Essentially, what you need is simply a sim card that is able to load other Sim Card and the Load Wallet Balance then that’s it! Really simple.
7. Buy and Sell Business
My sister is currently having here buy and sell business and because of her business, she’s able to buy 2 house and a car. She started selling original perfumes in her office and after that she discovered suppliers of the raw materials for perfume making.
Check this article if you want to learn more about: How to sell products fast in Philippines
8. Computer Shop / Internet Cafe Business
Most of the computer shops today in the Philippines are accommodated mostly by students. If you think your location is strategic enough to put up an internet cafe then you might want to try that.
The only thing here is that you need quite big amount of invested capital because of the price of the computer. You need to properly assess this kind of business before take any actions.
Related: Pisonet Business Plan
9. Poultry Business
If you are into taking care of animals and want to make a business out of it, you may want to consider putting up a poultry business. You may want to start at your backyard to try things out then move on to a larger area if you think you can push it to the next level.
To know more about the poultry business, you may want to look at this reference.
10. Water Station Business
If you are living in a not-so-developed subdivision or at least know a subdivision where there is still no Water Station, be the first to put up the business there. Water stations can really be profitable. Imagine the cost of your capital, water, vs the price when you sell it. Although you need quite big amount of capital to start but it is actually easy to get your investment back.
11. Pet Care Taker
If you love pets like cute cats and dogs, why not create a business out of it? Feeding, grooming, and playing with pets can really be a stress free kind of business. This can be a good source of income specially if you’re still a student.
You only need small capital in this business. You can just let the foods be shouldered by the pet owners and the grooming can be done through common household items such as scissors, comb, nail cutter, and etc.
12. Web Developer
I’m actually sad of the current situation of the Filipino web developers here in Philippines. A lot of web developers are getting low salaries because of poor negotiation skills. What happens is we get low rates for the services we provide. I’m also a web developer myself so I know how this business works in general.
Here’s the good thing though. With good technical skills and good negotiation skills, you can actually make a good business out of it. At some point in time, you will find yourself loaded of web development works.
Once you’ve already established yourself, you may outsource all the web development jobs to other people while getting commission out of it. Just outsource it to somebody who offers the same service for a lower rate.
If you want to put it to next level, you might want to put up a web design/development agency.
You might want learn:
- Tips to Get More Clients in Freelancing Business.
- How To Make 6 Figure with Online Freelancing in Philippines
Today, I only accept web development works with selected clients because my blog earnings are now booming like crazy. If you want to start a blog where you can earn serious money, please read Start A Self Hosted WordPress Blog Using Bluehost Step-By-Step
This is one of the business ideas that doesn’t feel like doing business. If you’re into arts and crafts, you like tinkering memorabilia, personalized bracelets, anklets, and etc., this is a good opportunity for you. A business you can start at the comfort of your home and can be a good source of income if you’re a student. Your target market can be your classmates, other students, weddings, team building, outings, get-together, reunions, and etc.
The thing here is you need to learn how to market your creativity. You might use social media for this matter or get referrals from other people who enjoyed your previous works.
14. Martial Arts Trainer
Many Filipinos are now engaged into this kind of thing. Many people now are beoming health conscious and one of the things they do to stay fit is through martial arts. If you know karate, judo, krav-maga, muai-thai, and other martial arts, you might want to put up your martial arts center business. You may not know, you might train the next Manny Pacquiao if you know boxing.
15. Laundry Service
People nowadays are busy and they don’t have the luxury of time to do their own laundry. There are other people who chose to outsource their laundry to focus on other things.
This is one of the business ideas you can start at home. What you need is a washing machine and detergents. There are a lot of non-branded detergents you can buy at cheap price but does the same work.
16. Dance Instructor
Zumba has become popular in the country specially for the moms at home. It’s one way where mothers can socialize with other mothers, release their stresses, and also a way to stay fit. If you are good at dancing, you can make a good source of income for only about 2 hours teaching zumba or other dance.
You can also put up workshops and teach ballroom dancing to kids and to adults as well.
17. Sell Services on Fiverr
If you are good in just about anything, why not monetize your skill and sell your services on Fiverr? There’s a wide variety of services fiverr community offers. You can edit photos, fix some website errors, code some programs, teach somebody, and etc. for $5 per gig!
I was actually shocked when I saw a gig on Fiverr where somebody will do something crazy and video himself and send the video to the customer. What?!?! I never thought doing something crazy can be monetized. Only on fiverr. lol.
18. Virtual Assistant Business
This is somewhat similar to #17, but the thing is that VA is usually associated with (but not limited to) digital works such as Microsoft Office works, Data Entry Works, Graphics Design, Web development, Social Media Management and the likes.
If you’re a bit techie and want to earn either part time or full time, then you might want to try this business. This article on How to get clients in your VA Business might help you
19. Ghost Writing Business
If you are into writing, blogging, or anything related, you might want to try ghost writing. Just like any other writing services, you may want to use your writing skills to earn money. Although this is for those people who really don’t care whether they get the credit for their work or not. But if you’re this type of guy, then you might want to try this out.
20. Baking Cakes and Cupcakes
So you’ve got the knack for baking? Why not make a business out of it? If you can make tasty fluffy cupcakes, try to promote them on social media, on your friends, and relatives. If you can put your hobby to the next level, you might want to bake personalized cakes for birthdays, weddings, and other occasions.
21. Freelance Modeling
This freelance modeling thing is now becoming popular in the Philippines. If you got good looks, distinct attitude, you got brand, then you might delve in this kind of business. It actually depends on your preferences, you can do either video or still images or do both media format. Build a compelling portfolio, present and market yourself.
22. Philippine Stock Investing & Trading
If you are into numbers, got the knack crunching statistical data, then stock investing is for you. There are different types of analysis involved in this kind of business but nonetheless you need mathematical skills for you to get ahead of the game. You can either do long term investing or do day trading which can be risky but very lucrative.
If you want to learn the basic concept, you can check out this post on 2 Ways to earn in stock market.
Here’s another useful guide: How to Invest in Phililppine Stock Market for Beginners
23. T-shirt Printing Business
This is one of the top businesses that will never get old. There are a lot of ways you can market a t-shirt business. Designs are endless and there are a lot of ways to customize it. You can make Couple Shirts, Company shirts, Campaign shirts, and all kinds of shirts! Just make sure you got good designs and your base t-shirt is of good quality, you can make a living out of this business.
24. Buy and Sell Action Figures
If you love collecting toys, action figures, toy cars, magic cards, and etc., you can make a business out of it. You can sell antique collections of toys or do buy and sell. Yexel Sebastian is one of the known Filipino toy collectors who managed to put up a museum of his toy collection. You might not know, you might be the next Yexel Sebastian in the making.
25. Music Studio
If you’re a musician, you might want to put up a music studio as your side business. You might also consider adding recording services or music instrument rentals. I’m a band member myself and I play the keyboard so I know how having a studio can be profitable while having your gigs as your main source of income.
26. Sewing Business
If you know how to design, draw and cut patterns, then putting up a design and sewing business may be for you. You can also accept clothing repairs or adjustment services. You can start your business at your home. If you still don’t have a studio or shop, you can just simply put a tarpaulin banner in front of your house and start from there.
27. Rental Business
There are a lot of ways to do this business idea. If you have something like tools, gadgets, instruments, car, truck or anything that other people may rent for one-time or occasional use, you might try puting up a business around this. Here’s a list of common things people rent:
- Gown and coats
- Van, jeepney, tricycle
- House for rent
- Sounds and lighting
- Musical instruments
This is one the businesses that can make you survive for the entire lifetime. If you have the capacity to build an apartment, study the ins and outs of this business, this can be a lifetime passive income. You’ll be just waiting for the monthly payment then voila!
29. Tarpaulin Printing
Birthday party, Occasions, Events, Businesses, Congratulatory banners, Election period and many more are your market if you are going to start a tarpaulin printing business in Philippines. If you’re still not convinced, try to go the highways, markets, and other commercial areas in your place, you’ll see a bunch of tarpaulin banners hanging around.
30. Electronics Repair Shop
This is one of the common small business here in philippines. If you have taken vocational course or self studied electronics, you may want to put up an electronics repair shop. You can accept repairs for electronic equipment, tools, gadgets, and many more.
31. Barber shop
You only need couple of experience in this business. Just learn the different hair styles and build the confidence to do the haircut, you can start a barber shop in no time. You can start with a set of scissors, razor, comb, and a mirror then that’s it! While you are still new to this kind of business, you might want to offer your service for free as a practice.
If you don’t like doing haircut services, why not put up a barbershop business and hire barbers instead. Your duty now is to manage your business and not anything else.
32. Pet Shop Business
If you want to put your pet sitting services to the next level and you have enough capital, why not establish a pet shop? You can start buying pet foods, supplements, grooming tools, cages, and etc. You can even breed and sell puppies, cats, love birds, reptiles, aquarium fish, and many more.
You can even build your brand online through Facebook pages, website, and other social media sites. You just simply post pictures of your cute pets online then voila! You can actually sell your products through those pictures. You can even make videos of your pets with your products and share it in your social media accounts. It’s up to your creativity on how to market your business.
This can be a good business inside Philippines because lot of us Filipinos are pet lovers and the pet owners’ community keeps on growing.
33. Food Businesses
One of the key factors in choosing what business to start is the demand. Basically, food business has been there before and will always be here to stay. Filipinos love to eat and there’s no doubt about it.
Food is one of the “evergreen” businesses you can start. There will be an active market for food based businesses and it will always be in demand hence, always profitable. If you are interested in this business idea, you might want to check this post Food Business Ideas in the Philippines.
34. App Development Business
Whether it be for a client or your own project, you can make a serious business developing apps for mobile devices such as android and ios. You can develop games, utility apps, self-help apps, create your own social networking app, and a lot more.
Whether it be an app for simple entertainment or an app that solves people’s everyday problems, it’s all up to you. Your imagination is your limit. Knowledge about marketing can increase the rate of success of your business in this field so you better need to learn that too if you’ll choose this field.
35. E-book Business
If you have expertise in a field, why not teach it to others? You can transform your knowledge into an Ebook and sell it online. You can publish your e-book in your own website or you can sell it through amazon and other similar site.
If you’re not expert in any field but still want to start an e-book business, you still can. You just need to do a little research then that’s it! Just follow these steps to start selling your e-book online:
- Market Research
- Create an E-book
- Setup a Sales Funnel
- Drive Traffic to your Sales Funnel and Build an Email List
- Sell e-books
It takes a little while to be able to setup everything from scratch specially if you’re new to this kind of business but once you get the hang of it, it will become easier as you go along.
36. Car wash
If you’re familiar with the ever increasing traffic in EDSA, guess what that means? More and more cars are now deployed not just in manila but in other nearby provinces as well. This is a good opportunity for you to put up a car wash business.
Just like many other businesses, location is the key. If you’re able to get a location enough to put up a carwash station, here are some of the things you might need to purchase:
Equipment: Pressure washer, vacuum cleaner, pressure tank, 2-step ladder, hose, pails, etc.
Direct Cost: Chamois, rags, car sponge, etc.
Supplies: Car shampoo, car wax liquid, tire black, car polisher
Indirect Cost: Labor, Electricity, water, and etc.
Thanks to the power of the technology, internet is now improving many different aspects of of our daily lives. One of this is an app called Uber which is now becoming popular in metro manila. Because of this app, people can now summon a private car service.
This is another great opportunity for you to earn big if you’re in metro manila because it is where most people work. All you need to have is a smartphone and a decent car. Typically, cars of models from 2010 or later will do.
Drivers need to be 21 years old and above and have no major accidents within pas few years. This is an added layer of security for those who patronize Uber.
You need to apply and fill out some forms on their website. If you managed to have a successful application in their program, they give $100 signup bonus once you get your first 20 rides.
This is a good way to make a decent wage on your own schedule. You might want to try this if you already have a car in decent condition.
38. Photography Business
There are a lot of opportunity if you know how to capture beautiful photos of many different types. What you need are just decent SLR camera, set of lens, photography skills, skills in photo editing, and you’re ready to go.
Here’s a list of things you can do to make money with your photography business:
- Stock Photography – You can submit your photos to a variety of stock photography websites and earn commissions every time you got a sale.
- Photography Services – You can either build your own team or join established teams as a start
- Buy and sell Photography Gears, tools, accessories, and etc.
- Teach/Blog about photography tips
I’m a pianist and I used to play in gigs and battle of the bands to earn money for my needs during college days. There are times I earn P3,000 in just one night and this helped me raised funds for my projects and other school activities.
If you’re good in any musical instruments, why not make business out of it? You can make business while doing the things you love specially with today’s technology! Here’s a list of business you can do as a musician:
- Find Gigs
- Tutorial Services Offline/Online
- Musical arrangement services
- Sell musical scores / tablatures
- Create & sell background music
- Create & sell theme music
- Create sound effects
- Create Youtube Video blogs and earn through Adsense
- Crete paid content for tutorials on your website
- and many more.
40. Party Needs Services
Balloon business usually mixed with other party needs and is a good business idea to start. There will always be children’s parties everywhere and all of them will be needing balloons, decorations, chairs, tarpaulins, and etc. This business requires only small capital but can give you big profits when scaled up.
Here are the basic things you need in order to start a party needs business:
- Chairs and tables
- Sound system
- Party accessories (cartoon characters, masks, toys, etc.)
- Entertainment (clowns, magicians, etc.), others
- Decorations (balloons, tarpaulin, standees, curtain, etc.)
Just do some canvassing and you’ll be able to get all of these for cheap prices.
41. Online Grocery Business
If you have connections or can make connections with the key person in a supermarket, you might want to build your online grocery business.
If you can make an internal arrangement with supermarkets, this can be a big time business. The key things to make this business work are the updated price list of products, scheduling, and delivery.
Here are the major things you need to workout in an online grocery business:
- Online Grocery Website
- Different Modes of Payment
- Delivery Vehicle
- Branded Plastic Bags/Box
- Communication with key personnel in the supermarket.
42. Event Organizer / Event Planning Service
As an event planner, you can either go corporate or social. Corporate market includes companies and other organizations. If you have communications with HR department of companies, this can be a profitable business idea.
Social market includes birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings and the likes. You can do the marketing in social media, through referrals, or maybe putting up banner in your house, and etc.
This business doesn’t require big investment because you only need to coordinate the party needs provider, catering, the event location, invitations, and other things like designs and themes. If you want a real low cost business, this is perfect for you.
43. Coffee Shop Business
One of the trending food businesses you can start in the Philippines nowadays. Many Filipinos love Starbucks for great tasting and high quality coffees and pastries but not everybody can afford to buy their menu on a daily basis. For average wage earners, a medium sized frappe may already cost them a large portion of their daily income.
Why not start a coffee shop that has competitive quality yet very affordable? Always remember that it’s not always about the coffee but the customers’ overall experience in your cafe. If you want to pursue this kind of business, here are the major things you need to consider:
- Strategic Location
- Equipment and Tools
- Coffees and Trade Mark Recipes
- Design of your Shop, Theme
44. Create & Sell Your Own Product
If you have skills in programming, tinkering systems and software, knowledgeable in micro-controllers, and etc., why not invent your own product and sell it? There are industrial robots today that only started from hobbies and experiments.
If you think you can make a business out of your hobby skills, why not put it to the next level? Remember that RC quad-copters where just toys back then. But today, these are now commonly known as drones and are used in many different applications.
Again, you just need to plot the lines and see where hobby meets business. You can make money while having fun.
45. Gadget Repair Services
If you have electronics background, an electronics engineering undergrad, an electronics technician, or have at least undergo electronics repair training, you can put up an electronics repair shop business.
Here are some of the things you need to consider in this business:
- Conducive work area (well ventilated, proper grounding, enough outlets, safe)
- Repair Tools (Soldering equipment, electronic components, PC, programmers, cables, boot-loaders, etc.)
- Testing Equipment (scopes, spectrum analyzer, testers, logic analyzers, etc.)
- Resource Materials such as books, internet connection, electronics forums, electronics enthusiast friends, etc.
46. Appliances Repair Services
Repairing appliances is generally less complicated than repairing gadgets. If you know basic to average electronics, you might want to accept appliances repair services. You can consider this as a side-line business whenever you’re at home.
Here are some of the things you need to consider in this business:
- Basic understanding of different electronic & electrical components
- Knowledge on motors, refrigeration, induction, and etc.
- You need to have repairing tools (Soldering equipment, spare parts, etc. )
- Testing Equipment
- Resource Materials
47. Voice Over Talent
If you’ve that charismatic voice why not provide voice over services online? A lot of marketing campaigns now are in need of voice over for their marketing videos.
Here are some other services you can offer with your voice:
- Phone System and IVR
- Audio E-book
- and many more
48. Calligraphy Business
Whether it be physical or digital, if you can create awesome calligraphy works, you can make business out of it! You can do invitation card design, logo for a brand, signatures, t-shirt design, or something else, you can definitely earn money from it.
You can checkout Fivver gigs that offers calligraphy services and you’ll be amazed how you can monetize your skills by just sitting in front of your computer.
49. Dog Breeding Business
If you’re a dog lover and you have pet dogs for long now, dog breeding is a good business to start. You can start it as a sideline business then make it full time. You can start with one dog of one breed then and from there expand the business by acquiring another dogs with different breeds.
Here are some other things you need to consider in a dog breeding business:
- Connect with other breeders
- Food to feed the dogs
- Vaccines (very important)
- Market pricing of different breeds
Once you get the hang of the business, it will become much easier. The things is you need to have the love for dogs to be able to give what they want and need. Dog breeding business can be very lucrative yet it’s just like playing and taking care of the them everyday.
50. Travel Agency Business
Today in the Philippines, there’s a lot of people travelling and the numbers keep on getting higher. If you’re also into travelling, it’s now possible to put up a travel agency business at home with low capital.
Travel agency is a business that is into selling travel related products and services such as booking of flights, land transportation, hotel accommodations, and getting commissions from every successful sale.
Just apply for the necessary papers and learn the different marketing strategies, you can earn big from this business.
51. Hair wax and Pomades
Many people now are into styling their hairs and the number just keeps on growing. Almost everywhere now, whether male or female, kids and adults are using hair wax to look fashionable.
This is a big opportunity for you to sell products in this field or create you own line of products with your own brand.
Here are some things you need to consider in putting up this kind of business:
- Types of hair
- Types of wax, pomades, gel, and etc.
- Ingredients for pomades, wax, and gel.
- Procedures in making wax and pomades.
- Packaging and branding
- Marketing strategies
52. Child Care Business
Another number of people growing in numbers are the parents with very hectic schedules, single parents included. This calls for a solution to a climbing child care problems. This is a business opportunity for those people who love taking care of kids and want to make money of it.
Here are some things you need to consider in putting up a child care business:
- Kids age range (usually infant to 5 years old)
- Target market (dual income families, single parent, etc.)
- Program Pagckages
53. Dog trainer
Many dog lovers just love dogs but are not knowledgeable in training their pets. If you’ve got the knack in training dogs and you fully understand their behavior, response, how they think and what not, you might want to put up your dog training business.
Here are some of things you can teach dogs in your dog training services:
- Basic Obedience
- Dog Potty Training
- Leash Training
- Crate Training
54. Candle Making Business
Candles are used in many different occasions and even in this age of technology, people still use candles for different purposes. With low cost investment you can start your candle making business where you can workout on a part-time to full-time basis.
Here are some of the things you need to consider in doing this business:
- Materials such as wax, wick, scent, mold, etc.
- Branding and Marketing Strategies
55. Become a Singer
Back then if you want to become a well-known singer, you need to to have connections with people you can get you to the screens. Today, you can do it on your own. Using the power of social media, you can easily make yourself known to many people specially if you’re really good.
Given the assumption that you really can sing and you got good voice, here are some of the things you might want to add to your self branding campaign on the internet:
- Post covers of popular songs regularly on Youtube
- Create a Facebook account and boost your covers
- Do something creative while singing (create something on the background of your videos, sing with somebody popular, etc.)
If you really are good, your videos can go viral. If that happens many opportunities will surely come your way.
56. Recreation Business
If you are sporty or you have a hobby, this is a good business to start for you. Due to busier lifestyle people have these days, many people now are engaging into sports, hobbies, and other recreational activities which you can choose as your business.
Here’s a list of hottest recreational activities you can choose as your business:
- Go Kart Racing
- Air Gun
57. Gardening and Landscaping Business
If you’ve got green fingers, why not offer your services to people in your area? You can start with residential type of works then go industrial once you get the necessary skills and tools needed in the business.
Here are some gardening and landscaping services you can offer:
- Weekly Lawn Mowing
- Lawn Fertilization and Weed Control
- Tree and Shrub Pruning
- Large Tree Removal
- Holiday Decoration and Lighting Installation
- Mulch Application
- Planting Replacement
- Planting Enhancement Programs
- Pool, pond & water feature Maintenance
- Repainting & reconstruction of garden structures
58. Become a Financial Advisor
The term financial advisor is a broad term which may include stock brokers, insurance advisors, bankers, and other professions related. A typical financial advisor earns through commissions selling life insurance and/or through service fees.
To become a financial advisor, you need to submit an application to a recruiting manager. You will take exam, interview, and training. Once you passed the Insurance Commission’s licensing exam, you need to meet your branch’s minimum requirements to become officially part of the Financial Advisory profession.
59. White Hat Hacking
If you’re good in hacking, why not try Facebook’s Bug Bounty Program? If you’re knowledgeable in internet security, you can look for vulnerability issues with Facebook’s website and report it to them. This can be a lucrative source of income.
Many companies now are hiring white hat hackers to audit their websites. The salary for this type of job/business is really high. If you’re an internet geek, you might want to make a business out of this. You can create your own agency of white hat hackers and offer your services to big companies.
60. Create the UBER of X
Uber is one of the most successful businesses that just recently boomed and here’s the thing: You can make an app similar to Uber where you can offer different service. There are a lot of other businesses that can fit inside Uber’s business model.
I don’t want to disclose all of my ideas here because I’m also planning to setup my own business using Uber’s business model. I want you to think of your own and do your own research on a particular market.
61. Tshirt Design Business
Aside from Tshirt Printing business, you can earn money by just making Tshirt designs. You can apply for programs that offers similar opportunity like Amazon Merch, Teespring, Shirtly, and many more. This is a chance for you to earn passive income if your designs are really good.
One of the things you can do is to apply and submit your designs in all of those sites. Just like the old saying goes, the more entries you send, the more chances of winning. There are a lot of people earning huge amount of money simply creating designs for other businesses.
62. Copywriting Business
Many businesses now are becoming aware of what copywriting can do specially in the digital world. Today is the best day to start a copywriting business and you can’t go wrong with this because you’re always in demand. You can start this as a part-time small business while you’re still honing your skills.
63. School Supplies
If there’s a business that will not go down anytime soon, this is one of them. School supplies is a type of business than can go boom specially before the school year starts. If you’re able to get a location where there’s a lot of nearby colleges, high schools, and elementary school, you can make a good business out of it.
One of the things people care about 2017 onward is nutrition. More people want to live longer and live healthy lives and this is directly related to eating right diet. As they say, fitness is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. Having this in mind, you can’t go wrong starting a business in this field.
65. House Remodeling Business
If you’re a contractor that has a lot of connections with people, suppliers, laborers, and etc., this small business is can be really profitable. This is a good business because you don’t necessarily need a large budget to start or a large office space to rent.
You need to have a good grasp making good relationship with skilled workers and being able to deliver the project on schedule.
Here’s a list of skills you need on your laborers: cabinet making, electrical wiring systems, flooring specialists, carpentry, glass installation, house painting, furniture making, plumbing, window installation, and etc.
66. Start an Online Clothing Store
If you are a fashion guy or gal and you want to start a small business out of it, putting up an online store these days is not really not that hard. There are many ways now you can sell online. First, you can utilize your Facebook account and create a page for your business.
My sister’s perfume business started offline but later on she started selling through facebook and through many online selling sites such as sulitph which olx now, lazada, shopee, and etc. You can do similar strategy for your clothing business.
67. Sell Seasonal Products
There are a lot of seasonal products you can choose where you can earn good amount of money. You can sell flowers and chocolates during valentine season and sell seasonal foods during summer. You can sell school supplies before the school year starts and sell all sorts of gifts during December.
You can also lookout for the upcoming release of new gadgets and collect pre-orders ahead of time so you already have sure buyers when the item is released. Creativity and timing is crucial if you want to earn big in this kind of business.
68. Plumbing/Water Specialist
There’s an increasing demand for plumbers and other similar job related to water works. If you want to start a plumbing business, you need skills and knowledge about this job. You can start as an apprentice and absorb all the needed skills.
Once you’ve learned all the skills needed, where to get supplies, and gain enough connections, you can actually create a plumbing team where you can simply be the contractor. You don’t want to do hands-on pluming all the time because that’s basically the essence of having a business.
69. Home Automation Business
I believe more parts of our homes will be smart in the coming years. If you’re a corporate electronics or electrical engineer, you may want to try bringing your automation skills in a business. This is actually a good business to start because most of the cost are shouldered by your clients.
70. Bookkeeping Business
Another good small business that’s always in-demand is bookkeeping. It is one of the profitable businesses which you can start as a part-time while being in your home. If you’re good in organizing financial information, and able to perform general accounting duties, this is perfect for you.
If you want to gain more credibility and demand higher rates in this job, you might want to have some sort of certifications. There are a lot of course you can find online and offline as well.
71. Portrait & Caricature Business
If you’ve got talent in creating awesome portrait and caricatures, there are a lot of opportunities waiting for you. Back in the days where these art forms can only be made with physical canvass, you can now create one in digital form.
Wedding, Gift, Invitation, Giveaways, Framed Arts are some of the things you can do to earn in this business. Just find the right clients that are willing to pay you P10k, P20k, or even more per work, you can make a great living out of this business.
If you’re still looking for more, here’s a list of other business ideas you can workout:
- 72. Graphics Designer
- 73. Alternative Medicine Consultant
- 74. Online Shop
- 75. Nutritionist
- 76. Organic Products
- 77. Videography Business
- 78. Money Transfer Business Franchise
- 79. Construction Supplies
- 80. Construction Contractor
- 81. Blogging
- 82. SEO Services
- 83. Gadgets Reselling
- 84. Soap Making Business
- 85. Baking Workshop
- 86. Cooking Workshop
- 87. Pottery
- 88. Photocopying and Printing Business
- 89. Driving School
- 90. Metalworks Business
- 91. Local Egg Supplier
- 92. Vulcanizing Shop
- 93. Bike and Accessories Shop
- 94. Toy Shop for Kids
- 95. Organic Farming
- 96. Makeup Artist
- 97. Wedding Organizer
- 98. Career Coach
- 99. Financial Advisor
- 100. Event Decorations
- 101. Create an Online Course
That’s it for now. I’ll update this post regularly for more business ideas in the Philippines.
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