2016 Philippine national election is coming. We’re seeing candidates and politicians filing their COC(certificate of candidacy) at the Comelec. While most of the Filipinos are busy looking and examining their “bet” candidate, this can also be the best time to look for some profitable small business ideas during election period.
If you’re planning to do some side business this coming election, these 11 profitable small business during election period can help you. Let’s go!
11 Profitable small business during election period
1. T-Shirt Printing
This is one of the in-demand business during election period. Candidates, party-lists and supporters are tend to wear customized t-shirts showing faces and “slogan” of their candidate to help in the campaign period. If you own a t-shirt printing business, this might be the best time to start getting clients.
On the other hand, if you want to start a T-shirt printing business, you might want to start planning now, acquiring the equipments and start looking for clients too. You might want to check these lists that can help provide what you need.
- Tees and Prints
These are two of the well-known t-shirt printing business and suppliers in the Philippines I knew. There’s allot of them, please take time to research.
2. Souvenir and Accessories
Another “hot” and profitable small business during election period is souvenir and accessories making. We know that candidates are generous these days and are willing to give “freebies” to everyone. From creating customized fan, mugs, plate, umbrella and many more will give you an opportunity to earn money.
3. Tarpaulin Printing
Tarpaulin printing has been one of the well-known profitable business during election period. Candidates want to show their faces and slogans to every possible locations to promote their intentions. This can be a very lucrative business for you.
You don’t need to have your own printer, there are many tarpaulin printing business out there, you can outsource your work and negotiate with them.
4. Posters and leaflets printing
Another easy and on the fly profitable business during election period. If you have a xerox or copying machine, you can offer “bulk” printing or copying on candidates looking to print and copy their campaign posters and leaflets. Start getting clients now!
5. Social Media Manager
This might be a freelance type business but if you have the knowledge and skills in social media, you can earn money this coming election too. Candidates will definitely use social media as a platform for election campaign too. Better to build your profile and start getting clients now!
6. Campaign Jingle composer
If you have the skills, talents and creativity of composing lyrics and remixing songs, you might want to start offering business to create election campaign jingle to candidates running for elections. This can be very profitable side business too.
7. Truck or Car for rent
If you own a truck or van, you can take the advantage of this coming election to earn some “pesoses“. Trucks and vans are in demand during campaign period due to meetings and on the road campaign of election candidates.
This is another type of passive income since you can earn money while working on your job or other business.
8. Sound system and lights for rent
Another profitable small business during election period is lights and sound rentals. Meeting campaigns will start to boom and one of their primary need are lights and sounds. If you have equipment and materials, this election might be a good break for you.
9. Selling snacks or packed foods
This might be a classic small business idea but selling snacks and packed foods can be a good side business too during election period. Although, there are always free food during meeting campaigns, other type of “kakanin” can be a good source of income too.
10. Selling bottled water
Another small business idea that is very easy to start and can provide you sideline income. You can sell bottled water during campaign meeting and on the road show of candidates or you might want to make a deal with the organizers of the campaign meeting to supply their water needs during campaign period.
11. Showcasing your talent
Last but not the least, you can showcase your talent and get paid during election period. If you have “the voice“, you can sing during election for intermission number and earn money. You can also dance with your group and get paid.
If you have the guts with hosting an event, you might want to apply as an “emcee” for the campaign meetings. There are many ways you can showcase and earn from your skills and talent during election period, these are just examples.
There you have it! These are the 11 profitable small business during election period I can think off right now. I’m thinking which one fits my skills and my time so I can also start planning and executing them.
What do you think? These are just my suggestions from the top of my head. If you have something to add, please share them in the comment section below. I hope this has been informative. Cheers!