15 Easy Businesses to Start
Want to start a business but don’t have a lot of startup money or time to invest in developing specialized skills? Then you’ll want to have a look at this list of ideas for easy businesses to start.
Each is a business that you can start inexpensively; some can be started for nothing if you already have the equipment. Every one of these suggestions will let you start a business quickly—in some cases, almost instantly. And all can be operated as home-based businesses.
Be warned though; these types of businesses are not suitable for a “get rich quick” plan. What these inexpensive, easy businesses offer to the person prepared to work at them is a good living and, of course, the satisfaction of being your own boss.
- Pet Sitting
- Residential Cleaning Services
- Delivery Services
- Grass Cutting and Snow Removal Services
- Scrap booking
- Hauling Services
- etsy or eBay Selling
- Gutter and Siding Cleaning
- Event Planning
- Gardening and Landscaping Services
- Yoga Instruction
- Local Tour Guide
There is also a steady demand for teaching people who aren’t native speakers of English how to speak and write English (English as a Second Language, aka ESL). Influxes of immigrants from West Asian companies means people who can speak and read Arabic will find there’s no shortage of work available.
Requirements: In-depth knowledge of your particular subject and an ability to teach it.
Variations on the theme: The demand for translators is also on the rise, especially for people who can translate Arabic and Chinese (Mandarin) languages.