55 Best Summer Business Ideas at Home in the Philippines


21. Swimsuit Retailer

Summertime is when you break out the swimsuit. No, not the ones from last year. People want to show off the new styles at the beach. If you want to sell out and make money fast, sell the latest swimsuit styles. Find a good supplier of swimsuits, enter into an affiliate marketing arrangement with a supplier or have a relative ship a box of styles from the US.

22. Skin Care Retailer

Nothing says summer than a tan. But sun exposure for a prolonged period of time can lead to serious health consequences. Sell skin care products from home such as sun block, moisturizers, and hypoallergenic wash. You’ll have a steady clientele of buyers for at least two months.

23. Pool Cleaning and Maintenance

Swimming parties are very common during the summer. Kids visit their grandparents who still have that big swimming pool in the backyard. The pool has to be consistently cleaned and maintained. You have to make sure it has chlorine, and it is safe to bathe in. You can offer your services to nearby villages and sports clubs.

24. Landscaping

Summer is the best time to showcase the garden. The sun is almost, always out and the colorful and lush garden is a great way to frame the home. A landscaping job can net you around 20,000 Pesos per house or more depending on the extent of the work required by the homeowner. You will need 1 or 2 assistants and a large network of suppliers for grass, plants, flowers, stones and vases.

25. Pet Sitting

The entire family is going on vacation for one week. Who will take care of “Rufus” the dog and “Frisky” the cat? This is a common problem family faces before going on vacation. Pet sitting is an ideal business idea this summer because family vacations will be more frequent and not all destinations welcome pets. If you love animals and are certified to take care of them, this could generate good income for the summer.

26. Lifeguard

Sports clubs, resorts, and hotels are constantly on the lookout for people who can work as lifeguards for the summer. If you are a good swimmer and certified in First Aid, you could work full-time or part-time as a lifeguard. The job may not be as action-packed which is a good thing, but it is a great way to earn a decent income, share your skills and make new friends.

27. Swimming Instructor

Swimming is another popular sports people take up in the summer. After all, where’s the fun in going to the beach if you can’t swim, right? You can teach at your home if you have a pool, offer home-based instruction or teach at a swim academy. But you must present proof that you are a certified instructor.

28. Car Wash

Car Wash businesses are booming. Your neighborhood or the area around it probably has quite a few. People don’t have time to wash their cars. And in the summertime, cars can be covered by dust, grime and mud. This is a good summer business idea at home if you have a large garage. You will need to hire a few more washers. Offer a wider suite of services such as interior cleaning and vacuuming.

29. Laundry Business

I’ve seen a number of homes convert their garage into a Laundromat and business looks good. You can start out with 1 or 2 machines with one dryer. Offer self-service or managed services. Improve your value proposition by including ironing and folding services. If your area can accommodate it, you can sell snacks, drinks and have a coffee vending machine.

30. Tour Guide

Tourism in the Philippines is at its peak during the summer. If you are going back to your province and you are highly knowledgeable about its history, you can make a good income as a tourist guide. It is a tiring job; you have to keep walking and talking for 2 hours at a time. But you can make new friends from other countries and the experience will boost your confidence.

31. Garage Sale

Out with the old and in with the new. Having a garage sale is a fun and easy way to make money. All you need to do is conduct an inventory of everything that you no longer need and price them realistically. Depending on the items you sell, you can earn good money with a garage sale. Then you can buy new things which you can sell the following summer!

32. Surfing Instructor

Many people troop to the beaches and water parks for the summer. These destinations are always packed with things-to-do, and one of the fastest growing activities is surfing. This is a highly specialized skill, but there are surfing instructors who can simplify lessons like the alphabet. If you have the experience and enjoy teaching the sport to beginners, you could have a fun and rewarding business this summer.

33. Flower Shop

Flowers and roses look their best during summertime. There are also many events and activities that are scheduled during the summer months. You can set up a small flower shop in your backyard or front yard. It’s not just flowers that you should sell but also specialty plants. Try to get into a supply contract with an event organizer and offer your products to hotels and restaurants.

34. Photography

Lighting is the most important component for photography. That is why summer is the best time to launch a photography business. Just like the flower shop business, find an event organizer you can get into an arrangement with. Be ready to cut down your profit margins, but the volume of business will be worth it. During summer, weddings are in full swing. There are hardly any cancellations, and many are set outdoors.

35. Second Hand Books Sale

What will you do with the school books that you will no longer use? Why not sell them? Some people are looking for second-hand books to save up on buying brand new ones. Even if the books are not referenced for the subjects, these still provide value as additional sources of information. Want proof? Go any second bookstore. Most of the publications flying off the shelves are used school books.

36. Food Delivery

Summer is a time when friends have more time to hang out. And they don’t have to go to the beach for some food and drinks. Food delivery is always brisk during the summertime. Orders come in nighttime and daytime. Offer group meal packages and add drinks to your menu.

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37. DVD Rentals

On a hot summer day, what could be better than catching up on movies that you missed because you were so busy studying for your exams? While you’re at it, offer them for rent once you’re done watching them. Sure movies can be found on the Internet. But good quality DVD on a wide HD screen is hard to beat. Buy original DVD and rent it out for 50 Pesos per day. That’s good value considering people still fork out 200 Pesos for a movie ticket in a cinema where uncouth audience members can ruin the entire experience.

38. Food Stall Business

Food retail remains a popular business during the summer but ditches the usual rent-a-space in the mall approach. You will almost always lose money that way. Rent alone will eradicate your profits. Instead, rent a space for a food stall in a night or weekend market. The cost for space is affordable. The last person I spoke to mentioned 5,000 Pesos per day, but they easily sell out and cover the cost of rent. These markets are packed during summertime because people can stay out longer.

39. General Home Cleaning

Since the children are home most of the time during the summer, working parents will have the time to schedule general home cleaning services. You should have 2-3 people in your business to help with the cleaning. Be prepared to invest in industrial grade solutions and equipment. But the money is good. You can charge 35 Pesos per square meter. That will be competitive versus the average of 50 Pesos per square meter.

40. Furniture Upholstery Repair

Furniture repair is also prevalent in the summer because homeowners receive more guests and visitors. Instead of buying new furniture, they just repair the existing ones. Make sure you have qualified carpenters and a good supplier of upholstery material. Throw in furniture re-design services for greater value added.

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