In today’s fluctuating job market, many people are looking for ways to bring in reliable income. Sometimes the best way to work with a business is to actually own it. It is now easier than ever to start your own business. It is also cheaper than before to start your own business. Starting your own business is a great way to make money but also have complete control over your career. You can even build your business around one of your passions and be able to have a creative outlet that also makes money. Here are 5 profitable business ideas that are booming and will not cost a fortune:
- Stock Photo Selling – Those with a passion for photography should consider making some extra money by selling their photos on stock sites. This does require having a DSLR camera, so that can be a bit costly. However, most photography enthusiast have a camera that should allow to create high quality, sellable photos. There are several different stock sites you can sell your photos on, so you want to make sure you shop around for the site that will pay the most for your images.
- Online Dating Consultant – The online dating market has grown massively in the last couple of years. The boom has created a need for writers and consultants who can help daters stand out from the thousands of profiles on apps and sites. As an online dating consultant, you write your clients’ profile and choose the best photos for their profile. This is can be an easy side gig for writers or those looking to make some extra money by working from home. All you really need is a computer or smartphone, a good internet connection, and a flair for writing.
- Tour Guide – Are you constantly giving tips to friends for places to go, fun things to do, or where to eat? If so, you might find being a tour guide a successful business venture. The travel industry is somewhat going through a revolution. Much of travelers’ planning takes place online. However, there is still a need for people who know their city to show tourists around. Although tour guiding is not a new job, the expectations of tour guides is changing. Travelers want a tour guide who emphasizes local favorites. Travelers do not want to be tourists, they want to be locals. Making friends with local businesses can help you offer deals and services to clients that big travel companies would never be able to offer.
- Natural Beauty Products – The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that you can easily be a part of. Natural beauty is a growing niche that favors small businesses and shopping local. Creating natural beauty products at home can be easy and simple. Selling the products can be even easier. There are many different outlets you can explore to sell your homemade, natural beauty products. Creating a relationship with your local health food store and asking if you can sell your products there is a great way to sell to locals. You can also sell your products online by creating your own website or through platforms such as Etsy.
- Selling Plants Online – You can buy anything and everything online including plants. A growing trend in home decor is to incorporate as many indoor plants as possible into your home. This has created a market for online plant selling. This business idea does require you to spend a little money on building product stock. However, you do not need to spend a lot on plant stock. You can also take out a short-term loan such as a title loan which can get you cash fast and help you pay for any upfront costs at the beginning of your business. Check out your local wholesale plant nurseries where you can find good quality plants at an affordable price. You will also need to consider the costs of shipping containers and shipping as well.
In the past, business owners had to raise money or look for investors to help them fund their business ideas. However, thanks to the internet there are many businesses that have become cheaper to start. In fact, there is business potential for industries that did not even exist before. For many of these jobs you need nothing more than a computer and an internet connection.