“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things, and powerful things at that. For when mixed with definiteness of purpose & passion, thoughts can be translated into success”. ~ Napoleon Hill – motivation Author
Startup Opportunities: Social Media, Internet Security, Blogging, Info Products, App, Biz Plan, Marketing, Logo Design, Project Mgt, Special Consultant (ie, Tour), Computer Repair & Training, Coach/Mentor, Resume & Freelance Writing & Design, Translator, V/Assist, Photog, . eBay, Personal Trainer, Tax Prep and more.
Ready to live the dream and work for yourself? Worried about startup expenses? Here are __ self-employed business ideas you can start for Free or under $100. Starting your own business is the dream for many. The ability to set your own hours, to determine the type of work you do and earn your income as you wish, is a freedom many consider worth pursuing. Becoming self-employed is goal for many want-to-be entrepreneurs, but knowing exactly what business to start and being able to afford the startup costs can be a barrier. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities for those willing to learn and put a little elbow grease into their career path.
Social Media Consultant
The prerequisites needed include being comfortable online and using Social Media platforms and a love for talking to people. To get started building your portfolio, work with a few non-profits in you area or offer your services at a discounted rate to local business owners.
Internet Security Consultant
With privacy & security concerns at an all time high, now is the perfect time to consider a business as an ISC. You can help educate people on setting up their home networks & securing their personal information. You can also work with companies by helping them secure their websites & their business/customer data.
If you love to write, but don’t want to Freelance for someone else, you may find starting your own Blog perfect. There are many revenue opportunities from Blogging – including affiliate partnerships, sponsorship, product sales & advertising. Not to mention, Blogging in a topic you’re passionate about can be deeply rewarding & fulfilling.
Creating Information Products
Similar to Blogging, creating Information Products for sale can also be a lucrative low-cost startup idea. If you have knowledge in a certain area, you can create courses, Ebooks or videos (or all three!) that others can purchase & download.
The phrase “there’s an app for that” has never been more true than it is today, but there’s always room for a new idea or a better implementation of something that’s already out there. You can do from developing an App for a company to creating something for yourself. All you need is a great idea and the technical know-how to actually develop it.
Business Plan/Executive Summary Service
Make your business helping other people start their businesses! Business plans are needed to organize your strategy, help secure loans & investments. If you have a keen knack for writing & know business, considering helping out one of the fastest growing employment areas – the Startups. For Exec Sumry, check out 5 Star Startup Services. Peter@Wiz4.biz
Affiliate Marketing . .
may be one of the easiest businesses to start. All you need is a website and some partnerships with vendors in a niche you are passionate about and knowledgeable about. While easy to start, you will need to put some real effort & time into driving targeted traffic to your Website to generate sales.
Logo Design Service
If you’re a Graphic Designer, but don’t want to be attached to huge projects, you might want to consider becoming a Logo designer. The projects are typically simple & straightforward + you probably already have everything you need to do the work. To get started building your portfolio, contact local businesses, non-profit organizations or government agencies for work. You can also expand your services by providing Logos and other branding images for use on Social Media as well.
Project Management Services
Often projects go off the rails due to poor management ending up costing companies extra time & revenue. However, not all companies can afford a full time Project Manager. They may only need one for a specific project. This is where a Project Management Service comes in. As a PMS (whoops), you can work with all types of businesses & industries. Your job is to help the company get their project completed on time & on budget.
Do you have specialized knowledge in a specific area? Then you want to consider starting a Consulting business. Their job is to help other people do their jobs easier and more efficiently.
For many people, a Computer problem that could be a simple fix winds up being a drawn out nightmare. While we may know how to breeze our way through Apps, many of us are not as comfortable with the hardware that powers our machines. It’s a great no/low cost business startup, especially if you offer mobile Computer Repair. Getting started is as simple as building up a reputation for being the “go to” computer handyman. Get the word out to your friends & family about what you’re doing and you’ll be off to a great start.
Computer Skills Tutor
In today’s connected world, people can often feel out of the loop when it comes to new technologies, and the constant stream of new products means – it’s only going to get worse. If you have the patience & the teaching ability, it could be a great idea to start a business getting the “technologically inept” up to par with the current SW.
Not everyone “gets” the subject they are currently studying. In fact, people who need some extra coaching may not even be taking classes. There are many areas of our lives where we could use a little bit of help with improving. If you are skilled in a specific area that other people have trouble with and love to teach, those skills tutoring or teaching may be your calling.
Life Coach/Mentor Service
While we may be able to see exactly what someone else needs in a particular situation, figuring it out your own life isn’t always as easy. That’s where a Life Coach or Mentor can be of help – especially if you specialize in a specific area. This particular business idea is lucrative, because it’s inexpensive to get started and the fields of specialty are endless. You can Coach or mentor in any area where you have experience.
Resume Writing Service
With so many people competing for desirable positions, a Resume is one area you can’t afford to mess up. If you offer a service that can help job seekers stand out amongst other applicants, they have a better chance at getting the job they desire, and you could build a thriving business helping other people.
(ie, Content Marketing) If you love to write and are good at it, you might want to consider Freelance Writing. With Content Marketing become a key aspect for companies, there are more & more job opportunities opening up for writers. To get started, check with some local businesses in your area and see if they need help with Blog posts or creating other information products such as reports or short Ebooks.
Design is certainly a skill that lends itself to self-employment. No matter what type of design you do, there are going to be companies that need your services. The key is to work on your portfolio and get a few referrals under your belt. Use the web to search for Freelance job opportunities and establish a Client base.
18. Write & Sell Books
Amazon & Apple have made book publishing a field – just about anyone can enter. If you have a strong knowledge in a particular subject, creating & publishing your own books might just be your ideal business. The key here is to enter this business with the goal of creating multiple books related to your subject matter. The more books you can create the better. When you are comfortable with the process, consider helping other authors publish their works for a fee.
More and more companies are venturing into more demographics and other countries. This means the need for Translation services are growing. Website translation is an especially growing area since their is a global reach. If you know a few languages, you might consider offering your services.
The best part about being a VA, is that you can do most of it from home. Most of the tasks for a Virtual Assistant are computer-related, so as long as you have a computer, internet access & a phone – you are set.
If you have a love for taking Pictures, consider making it your business venture. This is an area where having a speciality will help you stand out. You can focus on typical portraits or consider other areas of photography such as travel, nature, food, corporate portraits or corporate photography.
Selling your stuff on eBay can seem like a great way to earn a few bucks on the side, but for many people it’s too much of a hassle to research prices, take pictures, put together a good post & keep track of payments, shipping, etc. For this business idea, you would just need to reach out to friends and family and see if they have anything they’d like to sell. You can do all the setting up of the shop and products, and you can split the profits. And, if you don’t like eBay, consider Craigslist instead.
Health is a high priority for many, and losing weight & getting fit are top concerns in this area. If you have a track record for helping people with their fitness in a specific area, you could have a very profitable business. Like many of these suggestions focusing on a niche or target market, can help you stand out as an expert in a growing industry.
Local Tour Consultant
If you have a love for local history and lore, becoming a local tour consultant might be your perfect business idea. You can start off by simply offering walking tours of your city or specific history regions within your city. You’ll need to contact your local city offices to make sure there are no laws or regulations that would interfere. However, if you’re good to go, the only thing you need to get started is a website with your tour information and some local word of mouth to start your first tours. You may want to consider partnering with your local visitor’s bureau to help attract tourists to your business.
25. Tax Preparation
What better (& cheaper) way to learn a business than to get paid for your training? Search “Tax preparation, no experience” on job websites like Indeed.com. You’ll find plenty of companies willing to train you for jobs preparing tax returns. Once you have a season under your belt, it’s time to strike out on your own. You can start from home to keep costs low, then work your way into a multi-biz office.
Senior Home Companion
There’s something rewarding about taking care of someone else, especially in the later years of their life. With 77 million baby boomers entering into their senior years, the senior business sector is a growing industry. In many cases, as they are getting older, seniors are looking for a way to stay social and get out & about. If you have a passion for helping the elderly, a home companion business may be the perfect idea for you.
Menu Planning Service
If you like the idea of working with food, but not necessarily worrying about preparing it, you might want to consider a Meal Planning service. With it, you help people take the guesswork out of what to prepare & eat – each week or month. As this trend is catching on, you may want to focus on a specific dietary need such as gluten-free, vegetarian or paleo menus.
Event or Party Planner
If you love throwing parties and are hyper organized, Party Planning may be just be your dream business. To help you stand out in the crowd, you might want to consider focusing on a specific niche such as weddings, corporate events or conventions.
Companies like TaskRabbit are already employing this idea, but they’re only available in certain cities. Offering similar services in your local area could be quite lucrative – if you’re willing to do the tasks at hand. This can be especially fruitful if you are offering your services to the Senior market. This demographic isn’t as able to get around and would benefit greatly from having someone they trust – run some local errands for them.
Comments: Do you know of any other Businesses that you can startup for No or Low $$$ ???
from Self Employed 5/19 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4.biz
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