Business is booming. And the good news is that you don’t need a lot of capital to start a business, either. If you have an idea for a small business and some entrepreneurial spirit, you can get started with as little as $500. We’ve compiled ten ideas here that are ideal for novice entrepreneurs who want to start their own companies:
Business idea 1: Lawn care business
Lawn care is one of the most popular businesses for homeowners to start. People with a green thumb, or even those who have always dreamed of having one, can find success as lawn care business owners. If you have the necessary equipment and some basic training, you could be well on your way to starting a profitable business that can help you bring in extra income from home.
If you’re considering starting a lawn care business, here’s what you should know:
- What does it mean to be in the lawn care industry? Lawn care refers to any type of service or product related to maintaining and improving grassy areas around homes or businesses. This includes tasks such as mowing lawns; spraying chemicals on weeds; fertilizing plants; installing sprinkler systems; and trimming hedges. The work can be done by individuals or professionals who specialize in certain areas like landscaping design or irrigation installation services (also known as irrigation technicians).
Business idea 2: Personal shopping business
This second business idea involves starting a personal shopping service. Personal shoppers provide a range of services related to fashion and lifestyle, such as advising customers on what to wear for an event or occasion (e.g., casual Friday at work), helping them find the perfect outfit for a romantic date, or recommending the next style they should be wearing.
While this can certainly seem like another form of retailing (buying clothes and accessories to sell), there are some key differences between buying clothes for yourself and selling those same items to others. For example, if you want the best price possible on something you need right now, then going out shopping may be more convenient than waiting for your favorite online retailer to ship it out later that week—but if you’re looking for something more unique or expensive than what’s available locally then getting some help from an experienced stylist might make more sense overall!
Another difference between personal shoppers vs retailers is that unlike most shops which sell their goods directly from inventory before having any time left over after paying rent/mortgage costs etcetera…
Business idea 3: Landscaping service
If you have a green thumb and some basic equipment, consider starting a landscaping business. Landscaping services can be started with little money out of pocket and can provide you with steady income for many years to come.
You can work on a contract basis or hourly basis, depending on your preferences and the needs of your customers. Some common tasks include:
- Mowing lawns
- Trimming hedges and bushes
- Hauling wood chips or mulch from one place to another (i.e., not just spreading it but moving it around)
Business idea 4: Tech support business
If you’re a techy person, and have an ability to solve problems with technology, then a tech support business might be right for you. You can provide this service online or in person and charge per hour or per job. The cost of starting such a business is very low. The demand for good tech support is high because people are always having issues with their devices!
Business idea 5: Social media consultant or manager
Defining the problem before starting on a solution is an important step that many people don’t always take. It can be tempting to jump right into your goal, but if you haven’t defined what the problem is, it makes it much more difficult to come up with a solution. Once you have defined the problem, it will be easier for you to set goals that are realistic and achievable in a short amount of time.
A good goal should be something that is tangible, measurable and has an end date or deadline so that you know when your efforts are over and done with. A bad goal would be “I want my body fat percentage down from 24% to 16% by January 1st 2020” because there isn’t really any end date or deadline for this kind of goal; instead try something like “In three months I want my body fat percentage down from 24% to 22%. In six months from now I want my body fat percentage down from 24% all the way down to 18%, etc… until I reach 16%.
Business idea 6: Interior design
Interior design is a growing industry, it’s creative and it’s a service industry.
You’ll be working with clients to help them improve their homes or offices. This could mean adding new furniture or decorating an entire space from scratch. If you’re good at interior design, chances are that your clients will want to continue using your services again in the future!
Business idea 7: Blogger or content creator
If you want to make money from blogging, consider the following:
- Blogging is a great way to build an audience and generate income. You can monetize your blog by placing ads on it, selling your content as an ebook or PDF, or getting affiliate links from companies that will pay you if people click through your link and buy their products/services.
- It’s important to be consistent with creating content for your blog so that people know what they can expect when they visit. This will help them know when they should return (and thus continue reading the posts on your site).
Business idea 8: Pet sitting or walking
If you’re looking for a business idea that will make money, then look no further than pet-sitting and walking.
According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent $72 billion on their pets in 2018—and that number is expected to rise over the next few years.
As such, this industry is ripe with opportunity for you if you have the right skillset (like pet sitting or walking) and a desire to make money doing something that you love: caring for animals!
You could be a full-time neighborly dog walker who takes Rover out twice a day while his owners are at work; or maybe you prefer to do weekend errands for local people who don’t have time to run them themselves; or perhaps you like being there 24/7 so your customers can go on vacation without worrying about their furry family member being left behind in an empty house all alone; maybe even one lucky pup gets taken along as well!
Business idea 9: Teaching online courses
Teaching online courses is a great way to earn money, especially if you have a skill or expertise. It’s also easy to get started and can be done on the side of your day job or full time career. You don’t need to be fancy with technology, as long as you have access to a computer!
You can teach about any topic, from cooking healthy meals to yoga. I would recommend starting small by offering one-off workshops and then moving into training programs. Once you have some experience under your belt, create an online course so that people can learn from home at their own pace without having to travel far away from home (or anywhere).
The steps for setting up an online course are:
- Create a website where people sign up for the course(s) they want.* Designing graphics/photos/videos related specifically towards what type of information will be shared in each lesson.* Create lesson plans based on how many weeks there will be between lessons being released.* Create quizzes which test what students know already before they move onto each new topic.* Share links through social media channels like Instagram or Facebook so that more people know about this opportunity!
Business idea 10 Freelance writing and proofreading services
You could start a freelance writing and proofreading service. You can work from home and set your own hours, which can be very attractive to many people. Furthermore, you don’t need the same level of capital to start up as some other business ideas do.
Freelance writing comes in many forms: copywriting (writing sales copy), article writing, web content creation and editing, ghostwriting (for published authors), technical writing and more. To get started in this business idea you will need to understand how to write well and edit what others have written even better. This means learning skills like grammar rules; spelling; punctuation; sentence structure; how-to guides etc…You will also need some basic marketing knowledge so that you know how best to market yourself as a writer or editor if that’s your niche within this industry…
There are many small businesses you can start.
For example, you can start a lawn care business and rake in easy profit through the summer season. Or you could be a personal shopping service for busy moms who don’t have time to shop for themselves. If you love landscaping and are good at it, then this could be an excellent way to earn extra cash during spring and summer. A tech support business is another great option because there will always be someone who needs help with their computer or phone problems!
If you’re into social media, why not turn your passion into a money-making opportunity? You could become a social media consultant or manager for small businesses who need help with their online presence. Or maybe interior design is something that interests you—if so, there’s no reason why it couldn’t also become your main source of income!
I hope this article has given you some ideas on what type of business you want to start. Now it’s time to take action!