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If you’re looking to start a side hustle and run a business alongside your full-time job, e-commerce might be the way to go if you don’t want to invest too much money or chase funding.
We’re not saying growing an online business is easy, but you can create a flexible income stream through reasonably priced digital e-commerce platforms—if you have the motivation and a good business plan.
Even with a tiny budget, e-commerce businesses are in an excellent position to increase sales without increasing costs because of the nature of online business models.
Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar businesses, increased sales don’t necessarily mean significant increases in wages and store maintenance, which means you can keep your spending low.
Download our free e-commerce guide
We want to help. With our free guide, Bootstrap and build your e-commerce side hustle from your spare room, we provide everything you need to know about starting up your own e-commerce business in your spare time.
With sections on sourcing your product (from manufacturing to making it yourself), setting up your online website, and winning digital marketing and social media, we’ve got what will help you to succeed.
If you need some financial advice on setting up as a sole trader or limited company, as well as managing taxes and getting HMRC onside, we cover that too.
Advice direct from the experts
In addition to practical advice, we’ve also spoken to several side hustlers who have managed to build a successful e-commerce business alongside their full-time job.
Isobel Perl, founder of PERL Cosmetics. @Isobel_perl
Mathew Porter, CEO of VASO @mathewaporter
Ramona Gohil, founder of Rani&Co @Rani&Co
Carla Hussey, founder of I Heart Travel Art @ihearttravelart
If you want to build an e-commerce business, it’ll be tough to find a one-stop guide quite as comprehensive as the one we’ve created for you here.
Bootstrap and build your e-commerce side hustle from your spare room
Want to launch your own e-commerce business while juggling a job but not sure where to start? Check out this guide for plenty of tips, covering product sourcing, setting up your website and dealing with HMRC, and more.