If you want to start a successful side business in education, then here are the steps you need to follow. Where Will You Be Running Your Business? You need to decide if you’re going to make this an internet-only business or if you’re going to do it in your local geographic area. Once you decide the means in which you’ll be providing your services, you need to figure out where. In your home, go to other people’s homes, or do you have a separate location that you can use to run your business from? If you are going to do it from your home or another location, then you will need to determine a reasonable area from which you think people will travel to you, and then market in only that area. If you’re going to travel to people and do it in their homes, then you can open up your service area most likely. However, you’ll have to consider how far you’re willing to travel, factor in your traveling costs into your cost for your service, and the amount of time you’ll spend commuting – which might then mean you can take on fewer clients.