41. Mobile Car Repair Service
Summertime is also notorious for car breakdown services because of all the traveling people make. But the high cost of car shops is driving more people to patronize home based services which produce great work at more affordable prices. You should have expert mechanics on your payroll and the latest in car repair technology.
42. Car Rental Business
Some people do not want to risk their expensive cars for an out-of-town excursion. They would rather rent a lower end car even if they have to pay a bit more. If you have a car that you can rent out, make sure it is in good, reliable condition. Some of these car rental shops charge 18,000 Pesos every three days.
43. House Sitting
For families that don’t have household help, making plans for a summer vacation isn’t easy because they don’t have anyone to watch over their house. It’s not enough to have security. You must have someone who can keep the house clean and occupied. If you have a spotless public record, strong sense of responsibility and have people who can vouch for your character, house-sitting could be a good business idea in the summer. Families will pay you on a daily basis and provide you with allowance for food and other expenses.
44. Party Entertainer
Can you sing, dance or perform magic tricks? With the expected abundance of parties in the summer, there will always be demand for an entertainer. You can monetize these talents, and perhaps your big break could be sitting in one of those events! You will need to network and promote your talent by distributing audio-video copies or tying up with an event organizer.
45. Appliance Repair Shop
Expect more appliances to break down this summer because of increased usage. Electric fans and refrigerators are usually the most common household appliances that are repaired or maintained. You will need certified technicians to help you fix various types of appliances.
46. Air-Conditioner Repair Service
Summer is expected to be particularly brutal this year. I don’t recall having many cool nights during the Christmas season. The air-conditioner will be a very important item in the household for sure. If you have experienced air-con technicians, you can offer your services to the nearby villages. Minimum service charge is 800 Pesos per air-conditioner.
47. Network Marketing
If you can find a reputable SEC registered company that offers network marketing opportunities, you should give it a try. The principle behind marketing is simple: Keep the network growing. Most of your time will be spent meeting and talking with people who want to earn their income. The other challenge here is to find a product or service that is still in its startup stages.
48. Cell Phone Loading Business
The margins in a cell phone loading business are low at 7%, but you can be assured of volume. More than 90% of mobile subscribers are pre-paid, and the number is expected to rise exponentially over the next few years. Business is sure to pick up during the summer time as people are regularly planning reunions and outings.
49. Clothes Alteration Services
With more people expected to hit the gym, you should the same people having their clothes altered for a better fit. Clothes Alteration provides consumers a better option to buying new clothes. You only need a small space in your home. It is important to have a talented cutter and a reliable source for spare materials.
50. Flip Flops Retailer
Another sure sign of summer is the abundance of flip-flops or sandals. It is a great way to keep cool especially when walking on the beach or in parks and outdoor recreational areas. It will be great if you have the talent to make your line of flip flops but having a steady supplier of a good brand will surely rake in a steady income.
51. Real Estate Agent
It is easier to sell properties in the summer because the weather is perfect for showing off houses at their best. If the house has a garden, the grass is more flush, and the colors of flowers are more vibrant. People buy homes during the summer to make moving in much more convenient. If you want to become a real estate agent for the summer, plan to prepare for your licensing exam beforehand.
52. Car Restoration Business.
Over the last ten months, cars have been subjected to scratches, dents, and bumps from our merciless traffic conditions. Now that school’s out, car owners will have time to have their cars restored to good as new. The margins are good with car restoration as this is highly-specialized. If you have the tools, technology, and workforce, car restoration would be a good summer business idea.
53. House Painting
Summer is the perfect weather for house painting. This could be a demanding job and clients will normally set deadlines according to their budget. Bring in a few friends to help you out. It will give them a good source of income. Make sure you know the basics about painting; from putting on the primer, correct technique and layering among others.
54. Hosting Sports Clinics
This is a good summer business idea if you are talented in different sports. Parents love to send their kids to summer sports clinics. You can teach basic skills and fundamentals at your home or neighborhood playground. Then organize short tournaments to test their skills. Come up with a package that comes with shirts and shorts to promote your sports clinic.
55. Bake Shop
For those who enjoy cooking, baking is one of the most relaxing activities. The sweet smells and pleasant scents in baking always take the stress out of meeting delivery or pick up schedules. Home-based bakeshops offer the advantage of pricing. You can hardly find cakes under 1,000 Pesos at the malls. Sell bread, pan de sal, cakes, and pastries. Offer delivery or pick up services.
Start a Business at Home this Summer
Everyone looks forward to summer because of vacation. But why should you be like everyone else? Instead of baring your abs at the beach, dare to be different and flex your entrepreneurial muscles this summer.
Starting a summer business idea isn’t just about making money. It’s a fun and great way to gain experience, learn responsibility and develop valuable soft skills such as patience, resiliency, dedication and commitment.
You will be a better person because of it!