Do you fancy making some extra money on the side? Or taking the leap from the regular 9 to 5 world altogether? If so, then starting your own home business may be the solution. “But wait”, comes the cry, “We can’t afford to start our own business.” Well, sometimes the best business ideas aren’t necessarily something you need a lot of money to start. In fact, you could start some business ideas with less to nothing in the bank.
For that reason, here are a few ideas for starting your very own home business on a very cheap budget.
Are you interested in history? Or simply find antiques to be a beautiful/interesting little industry? In which case, you could turn your interest into a sort of small business or hobby income stream. After all, you don’t have to be an expert antiques dealer in order to buy and sell on older items. All you need, really, is a little bit of knowledge.
The power to buy something at a decent price and then move on to make a profit from it. It can be a very nuanced skillset and requires a lot of speculation. You need to be willing to take a risk in order to make a great deal of profit.
Set Up a Food Stall
If you are an accomplished cook or baker, then a good way to profit from this can be to set up your very own stall. Whether at a local market or even on the street (remember, you need a licence from your local government office in order to actually do this – so, don’t forget to secure this before setting up shop!).
Someone with a green thumb can make a great living off of it, especially if you don’t mind a little hard toil and labour. The scope of work for a gardener is also quite large as it only really depends what you are willing or able to offer. Full landscaping, a regular maintenance contract or even just one-off jobs can all keep you in work for decent periods of time. Though you can expect work to dry up in the cold winter months, as few people want to make their snow covered gardens prettier.
Woof. Meow. Moo.
Do you love animals, no matter what language they might speak? In that case, your future may be best suited to something a little more on the wild side. Becoming a dedicated pet walker or even a sitter (someone who can make home visits is very desirable) can actually be a fantastic use of your time.
Start Selling on eBay
Something which can very easily tie into selling antiques is selling on eBay. Of course, this isn’t just limited to antiques and you may find yourself selling a great number of products; from anything like vintage typewriters all the way to simple ink cartridges for business printers. The variety of the market is massive and you only need to find your specific niche in order to thrive.
Of course, it helps if you have a particular passion/interest in whatever you are selling. As the better your knowledge, the better profits and purchases you will make in order to sell on over eBay. Because yes, it is very much a buy and sell game. You first have to actually purchase the goods you are looking to sell in order to actually start selling and making a profit. As if you buy lots of useless goods, then you will very likely fail to actually make a profit down the line.
Start a Website
The world is your oyster, especially when it comes to a little world known as the internet. Anyone can be anything on the net and so there are plenty of opportunities for you to make a splash, especially if you choose to do so by creating your very own website.
You don’t even necessarily have to start the website yourself either, you can buy a ready-made website/business straight off the bat! Try re-seller sites such as Flippa.com – they even have businesses for sale, not just websites, so it’s always worth a browse. Even without a stellar site, you could find a good domain at a bargain and make plenty of improvements to come out of the other end with a profit.