Do you like to be outside or on the computer?
Do you like to make things or fix things?
Do you like to hang out with animals or kids?
Don’t get agitated answering these questions for us. We are asking for a reason, pal!
The idea is clear here dude, whatever you like to do, you can build a business out of it! And that’s totally, absolutely possible!
To help you get a feel for the world of possibilities awaiting you, we’ve selected 6 amazingly low cost or no cost Home Business Ideas that are meant for young and exciting people, brimming with energy!
You have to decide whether you are are YOUNG, or EXCITED, or BRIMMIMG WITH ENERGY! Any category you fall in, this is for you.
Now, let’s get started!
1. PERSONALISED CLEANING SERVICE
If you are cleanliness freak and love to keep everything around you neat and tidy, there are many who would love to hire you! There are people who have money, but no time and inclination to clean and organise things around them! That’s where you fit in.
There are many directions you can take this business. If you want to work during hours when no one else does, you can focus on office goers and restaurants. Restaurants are in great need of daily thorough cleaning and can be a great source of steady clients. Perhaps you would be more interested in house cleaning. Many times with cleaning services you don’t have to spend lots of money on advertising or marketing because your customers will come by word of mouth.
2. HOME BASED TRAINING CENTRE
You know computer graphics. Or you are a pro cook. Or still better, you have a very creative hand in sketching and painting!
All these skills and much more can be taught to others, especially school students, from a small home based coaching centre, with the minimum investment of money! Trust us, there a lot of people out there, who want to learn a lot, but getting enrolled to professional and high priced institutions is something they just cannot afford!
Make good use of this opportunity and bring your skills to work for them.
3. COLOURFUL FLEA MARKET
Books, jewellery, artefacts, kitchen stuff and much more on sale!
Make a round of your own stuff and that of your friends and relatives. There would be a lot going unused, yet absolutely saleable. Buy at cheaper prices.
People love to spend weekends rummaging through tables full of other people’s unwanted items, looking for treasures. Make sure to change your layout and put new stuff out for sale often. You want people to come back time and again to see what’s new. You don’t even have to have that much new stuff to make things look new. Just moving an item from a table to the top of a bookshelf might get it noticed, even though the item has been in your inventory since you first started having sales.
4. DOOR TO DOOR BEAUTY AND SPA SERVICE
Many professionals do not have time to go for personal grooming. On weekends, they prefer to relax at home without leaving the comfort of their own bed! Yet, they crave for that good massage session, a pedicure, a head-champi or a perfect manicure for an upcoming party!
You have to capitalise on this thought!
Make a team of professional beauticians for men and women and start advertising your PROFESSIONAL GROOMING DOOR TO DOOR BUSINESS!
Perfectly suited for housewives and busy professionals alike.
With a minimum investment in the basic equipment and some marketing budget in the local yellow-papers and directory websites will land you instant clientele.
Make sure your services are world-class and do not compromise on the quality and professionalism, so that your impeccable reputation travels far and wide. This business has handsome chances of expansion.
5. BABYSITTING, PET SITTING RUNNING ERRANDS & MORE
For decades babysitting has been a steadfast way for young adults to earn extra money. Many parents find it very difficult to find dependable babysitters. So if you’re reliable and do a good job, you can be guaranteed babysitting work for many years and a ton of referral business when your customers start telling their friends about you. Babysitting can also really pay off monetarily, especially during peak holiday times such as New Year’s, Diwali and Christmas, when you can easily charge Rs. 500 per hour. You can even charge more if you are willing to also do light housekeeping duties such as laundry and cleaning. Start in your own neighbourhood and deliver fliers promoting your service; it will probably only take a day two for the calls from eager parents to start rolling in. I would also suggest that take a first aid training course, as this will make a positive impression on nervous parents and give you the ability to handle an emergency should it happen.
5b) Pet Sitting and Pet Walking
Lots of people have dogs, cats, birds and other types of pets that are not suited to be boarded at kennels or left with friends or family when the need arises, such as pets with chronic health conditions or exotic pets for whom finding suitable boarding is difficult. Likewise, many people prefer to have their pets stay in the safety and familiar surroundings of home, as opposed to an unfamiliar boarding environment. When these pet owners are away from home there is only one available solution, hire a pet sitter to come to their homes to care for their beloved pets while they are away. Sometimes this means having to stay with pets overnight or for even longer periods of time, but for the most part, you can simply check in on the pets two to three times per day (before and after school, and again at night) to feed them, walk them, and provide companionship.
Market your pet-sitting services by talking to neighbours, and through pet-related businesses in your community, such as veterinarians, pet food retailers, dog trainers, dog walkers, and pet grooming services. Remember that many people also hire pet sitters for short periods of time–a weekend away, a night out, or time off for family events. Therefore, you will need to develop a fee schedule for both long- and short-term pet-sitting jobs.
5c) Running Daily Errands
Let’s face it, today’s busy lifestyles in metro cities, means that many working folks don’t have time for even the simplest of errands. Which is great news if you’re a multitasker looking to start your own simple, inexpensive, yet potentially very profitable part-time business. An Errand Service involves doing things like picking up groceries or taking the family member to the doctor for a routine checkup. It can be operated with nothing more than a cell phone and reliable transportation. Land clients by creating a simple marketing brochure explaining the services you provide along with your contact information. The brochures can be hand delivered to homes and businesses, and distributed with the local newspaper. A few promotional items such as pens and memo pads emblazoned with your business logo, name and telephone number given out to current and potential customers will go a long way as a gentle reminder of your fast, reliable and affordable errand services. This is the kind of business where growth is fuelled by referrals, so customer service and satisfaction are the most important goals.
Also, you will have to build a striking rapport with your clients for above three personalised services, as your customer’s trust that you will win from them, will go a long way in your career!
6. MAKE AND SELL CREATIVE ART JEWELRY
If you are creative with ideas and love fashion, this one is totally for you!
Art Jewelry is a catchphrase covering all nonprecious stone jewellery. Art jewellery can be created from many kinds of raw materials individually or in combination, including metals, plastics, stones, ceramics, fabrics, bone and shell, and exotic hardwoods and softwoods. And you can even incorporate some precious stones and materials such as silver and turquoise into your designs. The basic skills and knowledge you’ll need to learn can include mould making, casting, soldering, polishing, gem and stone cutting, and setting. But don’t worry because there are art jewellery classes taught in every small town and big city across the nation. There are also a multitude of books and videos available on the subject of art jewellery making, and with practice, the learning curve is short.
Once you’re producing art jewellery, it can be sold to or consigned with fashion, jewellery and gift retailers, and art galleries, or sold wholesale to retailers at discounted prices. You can also sell to friends and family; on weekends at flea markets, craft shows and mall kiosks; and online through eCommerce websites and internet malls. Art jewellery making equipment and supplies are easy to find online.
So folks, these are some of the ideas that can work perfectly for you if you an energetic and smiling person.
If you want more ideas, or any kind of guidance on small businesses, you can always write to us.
We are happy to help.
Make your choice and start with your own business, right away!