A Platform For New Entrepreneur

You are here because you are ready to be an entrepreneur and want help. Sidelines will incubate your new Side Business from initial Idea, to Plan, to Field Testing, to Launch, and Growth.  You will pick from one of six Sideline Templates to structure and guide your business launch.  Our design experts and user groups will be alongside in every step you take, so you are energized to keep going.  

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Welcome to Student Sidelines

I discovered part-time “Sidelines” as a high-school student after losing my college savings—and my left leg. By crafting my own side business activities, I learned how to pay for college and have time to compete on a terrific collegiate rowing team as a student at the University of Washington. 

These 5 Sideline courses are designed to give you the knowledge and the skills to develop, start, and grow your own student Sidelines. 

Explore Our Courses

  • If you are nervous about how to start a business
  • If you are frustrated doing unrewarding work
  • If you are ready to start your own side business but need need
  • If you want to gain business skills while getting paid
  • If you are seeking a new challenge in your life

Student Sidelines Resources

Here are articles, courses, and videos about how and why you want to gain small business skills that can help you pay for college and other life adventures. 

Need Help Choosing a Sideline Idea?

Take the 1 minute Student Sidelines Preference Indicator Quiz to find out your top 5 ideas for starting a Sideline.
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Student Testimonials

Along with 3 other students, we started a student-to-student tutoring program at my high school that soared with student clients. Student Sidelines showed our team not only how to grow a Sideline, but also how to continue to managing it virtually after leaving for college.
Mary-Beth, Student Tutoring
The idea of starting a side business as a very shy person was petrifying. But after taking the Sideline Preference Indicator, I learned how to overcome my shyness by helping homeowners take care of their home maintenance needs and still take a full load of college courses. 
Robert, Home Furnace Filter Repair Service
I am an extreme neat-nick who likes things tidy. Student Sidelines course content on delegating work showed me how to make money by having helpers clean messy neighborhood garages.
Betty, Garage Update Service


Is it realistic to assume young adults can start a side business of their own?

Sure - why not? The initial challenge is to keep it small, and then as it starts to gain traction, begin to involve others in running it. The backbone of our country is small business success. Sidelines are just scaled-down versions of successful small businesses. Sideliners don’t need money business experience to craft a viable idea.

Are successful Sideline owners able to offset college tuition costs?

No guarantees - but yes. As many of the examples described in our courses demonstrate, a new Sideline can gain traction in perhaps 2 months, and generate $800 or more a month in self-generated profit, requiring no more than 8 hours a week to operate.

How can a busy student do a Sideline and stay focused on school demands?

It’s a challenge - but a good challenge. Many students in high school and college are not challenged doing assignments for teachers, with little opportunity to take on responsibilities for themselves. Sidelines engage young adults to take on challenges with confidence. The modules, mentors, and other Sideline participants will help focus time and resources so the busy student doesn’t lose sight of school requirements.

How often do young adult Sideline owners fail?

Most small businesses fail, period. Applied to Student Sidelines, “fail” is more about “First Attempt In Learning”. Little to no money is invested in an initial Sideline. Few if any classmates at school even know a student’s Sideline has been initiated - until it becomes successful. If a mistake is made initially, the new Sideline developers tweaks the idea and tries it again, or switches to another Sideline.

Don’t you need licenses or credentials to operate your own business?

In most cases at the beginning - No. Over time if your income escalates sharply, you will need a business license. For some specific Sidelines, a credential is required by someone on the team, but not necessarily the student founder.

Why Sidelines rather than a part-time job?

Both are valuable career advancing stepping-stones, except Sidelines allow you to also: 
  1. Set your own work schedule and desired profitability
  2. Steer your own evolving business goals and success
  3. Gain important career knowledge and experience at effectively applying business management principles

Have more questions?

We are here to help! Send us an email at studentsidelinesllc@gmail.com or text us at 805-358-7627.