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24 Money-Making Business and Side Hustle Ideas to Start in 2024

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Hungry to start your own business but don’t feel like you’ve stumbled onto that big world-changing idea you’ve been searching for? Well, here’s the good news — you don’t need to invent something new to achieve great success. Your big idea can involve taking an existing, proven business model and putting your personal spin on it. Bake a better muffin, be the most fun dog-walker ever or use your unique sense of humor to create viral social media campaigns — whatever you are naturally passionate about can transition from being a hobby to a full-time business or a side hustle that brings in reliable income.

And this is the year to do it. To help get the wheels turning for what business idea is right for you, we’ve put together a list of 24 unique ideas for 2024. From ecommerce ventures to in-demand service, we hope this collection gives you all the information and inspiration you need to turn your passion into profit. Let’s go!

Airbnb Host

Want to be the hostess with the most-est money? If you are a people person and have a knack for creating comfy, welcoming vibes, Airbnb is an awesome opportunity to turn a spare room or a secondary vacation property into a reliable stream of income.

Beauty and Skincare Products

If you’re all about looking fabulous and feeling fabulous, this could be the beautiful opportunity you’ve been waiting for.


If you have a knack for numbers, consider setting up a bookkeeping or accounting service to help other businesses, big and small, keep their financial records in order as they grow.

Career Coach

Do people tend to come to you for advice? Do you know how to pull out of the weeds and see the big picture? Are you the person who always seems to know the right person to connect with to problem-solve? Your leadership skills and job experience could be the foundation of a lucrative career-coaching side hustle. The potential client base spans from those looking for a pre-retirement gig to recent grads looking to get their foot in the door to veteran executives looking to change industries entirely.


That’s why despite the advances in AI, the human touch is very much needed for writing tasks.

Digital Marketing Consultant

What good is a great product if customers don’t know about it? Without marketing, businesses cannot survive, so it is no surprise that high-quality marketing consultants are high in demand, especially with business owners who don’t have the time or inclination for it.

Dog Walker

Want to get paid to get exercise and pal around with friendly pooches? This idea just might get your tail wagging.

Ecommerce Entrepreneur

If you are a cool hunter — someone who has a great eye for finding fabulous stuff on the internet — think about turning that discerning eye into a money-making side hustle.

Food Truck

If the cost of opening a brick-and-mortar joint gives you heartburn, put your meals on wheels and go where the hungry people are!


Franchising offers a fantastic opportunity for go-getters who are eager to jump into business ownership right away.

Ghost Kitchen

Ghost kitchens are virtual restaurants — no storefront, no dining room and no waitstaff — that make very real food for the delivery market.

Handy Business

If you are handy with a hammer and able to build furniture without losing your mind, you can really nail success as a handyman.

Health and Wellness Coach

Because of the pandemic’s impact on our lives and mental well-being, health coaching has become a booming service market. And here’s some exciting news for those looking to jump into this rapidly expanding field: You don’t need extensive qualifications to get started.