Nowadays, a lot of people are looking to leave the everyday grind for something that feeds their passion and chase their dreams. They don’t want to retire and look back on their life and feel they have wasted it.
Luckily of us millennial, there are now increasingly easy to start a business from scratch without spending a much money. In this articles we will list the top 7 business you can start now. Some of the business ideas listed require nothing more than an internet connection, while others demand a specific set of skills…the choice is yours! And you don’t need an office for these, you could start this from your comfort home or in a coworking space.
Blogger or Vlogger
From travel, fashion, cooking, to DIY, and other specific services, if you know how to do something very well, why not tell the world through a blog or vlog? All you will need is a personal computer and a good quality camera. Create your own blog easily using free online tool such as WordPress that you can easily find tutorial online. You can start making money by offering advertising space and reviews of products on your blog.
Regardless the experience, there are not many people out there that enjoy or are good at creating their own resume. They will pay very good amount of money to have their personal information put on paper for them neatly. It will cost you nothing to get setup. It is matter of choosing the right method of charging your service, could it be hourly or per task? Its up to you.
Flipping a website is the art of purchasing an already existing website, improving it, let it up and running, and then selling it for a good price. With the right web development skills, it is a very easy and cheap trade to explore. That said, you need to be able to identify websites that have the potential for improvement. This skill might require some time to learn, but you can find all the tutorial online on how to identify good website to flip.
Translating is one of the easiest and most profitable industries to delve into if you are expert and fluent in more than one language. Sought out on a global scale, translators do not require any business capital to start and can earn a salary of $40,000 a year (minimum) depending on the size of the company you are hired by and the length of the contract they offer. Sound like easy peasy, aite? Give it a try!
Online Photo Selling
If you are a professional photographer or just have a deep-rooted passion for it, or just ordinary people that love taking great picture, you definitely can make money from your pictures by putting it on a photo selling websites. All you need to get started is a good set camera, preferably a digital SLR with a minimum of 8 megapixels, and a personal computer for editing and uploading. Once you have established yourself on websites such as GettyImages.com and Flickr.com, you can setup your own website with a list of your watermarked images and their price per unit.
Although you won’t get super rich by doing surveys online, you may make a steady income if you sign up to multiple sites at a time. These surveys take little of your time at all to complete and can normally net you around $150+. Some of the most popular survey-taking platforms include:
- Global Test Market
- Harris Poll
Have you worked as a teacher before? Are you proficient in a second language? Have you studied math, science, or any other subject? If so, you could tutor adults and children, provided you have the right paperwork for child protection reasons. It will cost you small to get setup, and you can offer your services at people’s homes. Once you get hang on it, with multiple people and sessions, it will be steady fruity income for you.
Cleaning services are easy to offer and require no training. You can either:
- Offer discounted services, provided they have the necessary cleaning products onsite
- Offer a more expensive service that includes you bringing your own products
Also, you can take your business in various directions by targeting different clients. Possibilities include:
- Cleaning offices or shops in the evenings
- Cleaning restaurants or people’s homes during the day
- Providing morning housekeeping services for hotels
Babysitting may not sound like a profitable market to enter, but you’d be surprised how well you can get paid if you have the right experience, certifications and licenses. Although formal training is not required, this can teach you all the procedures in the case of any emergency.
It may seem scary and unsettling to leave your daily office 9-5 grind and start your own business/startup, but by doing so, you are giving yourself a newfound level of freedom while doing something that feeds your passion(s) while chasing your dreams. The technology and internet has made it increasingly possible for you to brush up on your skillset or even learn new ones, leaving you with the opportunity to start a business easily and cheaply. Start now!