So there they are – fifteen ideas for inexpensive, easy businesses that almost anyone can start. What else do you need to turn one of these ideas into a successful business? The kind of people skills that will allow you to attract and build a regular clientele. But I’m guessing that you have these, or you wouldn’t be thinking of starting a business in the first place.
Did you know that, according to U.S. News & World Report, there “are now more Americans age 65 and older than at any other time in U.S. history”? If you’re kindhearted, patient, and looking for a rewarding career that’s in demand, then consider becoming a senior home companion or caregiver.
As any sources of extra income need to be declared, ensure you’re upfront with HM Revenue & Customs. Survey earnings are self-employed income, which means registering as self-employed with HMRC on 0300 200 3300. Register late and you could face an automatic £100 penalty. For full information, read HMRC’s self-employment leaflet.
MSE Sarah recently earned £6ish in just one lunch hour. Though it’s worth noting this was in London, where there are lots of shops and restaurants. You can use the app across the UK, but your earnings may be lower if you live somewhere less built up.
It gives you a place to deliver your content, allows your community members to interact with each other, allows you to limit access to qualified members, and also allows you to moderate and control the group.
Videos are now becoming a popular way for businesses to promote their products on the internet. Videos can often get across a lot more information about a product than just text and images. If you know how to shoot and produce professional videos then you could charge businesses a fee for these services
My cousin worked for a jet ski rental firm in Sarasota Florida. Was that a fun job! Problem was that now and then when people panic on a jet ski, they will run it right into another boat! So, try to avoid renting jet skis in a busy boat anchorage and make sure your customers are confident operators before you set them loose!
Someone out there is remodeling their kitchen and needs to know which shade of granite will match with mahogany flooring. That someone will often be happy to pay you for your advice, especially if you’re the kind of person that subscribes to websites like Contemporist and you have the motivation to turn this business idea into a money-making enterprise.
Believe it or not there’s a treasure trove of valuable items being thrown away by big box stores around the world. Electronics stores toss out everything from printer cartridges to tablets, and if you’ve got the stomach for rummaging around in dumpsters you can easily make some money (more than you ever thought possible) with this side business idea.
Baby rompers are a good business idea as they’ve proven to show strong search volume. If you want to start an online store in the baby niche, you can add these trending products within a category. However, you aren’t limited to the baby niche, you can also sell maternity products, baby toys, or children’s clothing, to add more variety to your online store making it a one stop shop for new parents. Something to take note of, a lot more parents are giving their children gender neutral names so having a category of gender neutral clothing could likely serve as a category of its own.
More and more health-conscious and time-strapped Americans are looking for quick food on the go that is healthier than the soda and chips you usually find in vending machines. This has spawned a whole new industry of wellness-oriented, specialized vending companies that offer franchisees the chance to own and service vending machines with better foods and beverages.
Beware get-rich-quick schemes! Millions of people still get caught up in them. If it’s too good to be true, it’s truly no good. People who know how to get rich are busy getting rich. They are not advertising methods to get rich.
As a web developer, you’ll build incredibly valuable skills that are in extremely high demand. You can get up to speed on building websites in as little as a few months with inexpensive or free online education programs like Treehouse, the Web Developer Bootcamp on Udemy and Codecademy.
Another big tip is to have a great cover designed (browse these) so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it’s really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.
If you decide to create a dash cam business, you can dropship from a wide range of AliExpress products. The best way to build up on your new business idea is to show how beneficial your product is. You can regularly post videos on your blog or social media of crazy events that happened but were caught on dash cams. If you decide to do this, you need to make sure you blur out faces and license plates. You’ll also want to have permission from the person who recorded the video to share it. By building out your brand, when people search ‘dash cam videos funny’ or ‘dash cam videos 2017’ one of your videos is likely to pop-up if you post regularly. Content creating – blog posts to videos – can help grow this business.
I freely admit that I know little about scrapbooking. But I do know that scrapbooking is a growing industry (of about $3 billion a year currently) and that kind of popularity tells me that it’s a business idea that could be very profitable. You can start a business as a creator of original scrapbooks or by becoming a consultant for a scrapbook business that’s already established.