Today, we have come up with some business ideas that have stood the test of time and continue to pull in cash year after year. In our opinion, there is no point in trying to reinvent the wheel every time as you have a massive chance of failure.

A better way is to look at what is working and then do it yourself over and over again. Most people make things too complicate, and everything gets messed up. The best business ideas in the world are simple and can be written on the back of a napkin because they are easy to grow. Here are five of the best business ideas to help you generate extra money.

Baby sitter

We do not suggest that you spend your evenings changing diapers and playing with kids or other people around. Instead, you will be organizing all the babysitting in your area so that parents can feel confident when they call you they will have a sitter with them in a matter of minutes.

You’ll need to have a group of local high school kids who work for a flat fee and make sure that you always focus on gaining the parents’ trust by showing them that you have the best care for their children. 

Party Catering

If you have a skill for cooking or know someone who does, you can provide catering services to parties. The way it works is that when someone plans a party, they will call you to provide the food. Rather than turning up with a truck full of snacks, you will cook their favorite recipes in their kitchens.

Mowing lawns

Again you will not be moving the lawns of people yourself but organizing local kids to provide the service. Lawn Mowing is a great business in the summer and fits in with our golden rule- successful business ideas should be super simple if they are going to be scalable and successful.

Man and van

This is a simple service where the customer will call you up and ask to hire your man and van for different jobs around the home. Your job is to find a retired handyman in the area looking to make a little bit of additional income. If you have enough guys working for you, try to offer a 24-hour reliable service.

Online writing

If you are looking for something you can do from home, millions of websites are looking for people who can write fast and produce quality content for their websites. Go to a site like and upload your skills, and then you can bid on quality jobs. You can even get your kids involved and become like an online content factory.

James Scott

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