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Over 10 Businesses You Can Start With Little or No Capital

Over 10 Businesses You Can Start With Little or No Capital

Over 10 Businesses You Can Start With Little or No Capital

The year is gradually coming to an end and one of the questions people tend to ask themselves during this period is ‘What and what have I achieved this year?’ probably, when the year started in January, you had a whole lot of plans especially when it comes to financial freedom and independence.

Due to some reasons, you may not have been able to achieved this. A new year will definitely come with new plans and one of such plans again is to be financially independent. Being broke ain’t fun even if it’s for a second. The question that will come to your mind is – ‘How will I achieve financial independence?’ well, it is no longer news that having a good certificate be it FSLC, SSLC, OND, HND, B.Sc. or even M.Sc. guarantees landing a good job anymore hence one needs to find legitimate ways of creating opportunities and making money.

Thinking of that alone brings other questions to mind – ‘How do I start and Where do I start from?’ For the later, start from where you find yourself.

Having a business plan/idea is no big deal rather having a business plan that fits into what you may call ‘my capital’ is the deal.

It is quite hard to find cash but it is even harder to have a cash that you set aside as capital for a particular business.

Starting a business is no joke and it’s neither a fairytale or a once upon a time story. Starting a business entails sacrifice, perseverance, emotional and psychological balance etc.

Anyways, sorry for the long introduction. Let’s dive straight into the game of the day. Below is a list of businesses you can start with little capital and make good profit from it.

Bulk SMS

Bulk messaging is the distribution of large numbers of SMS messages for delivery to mobile phone terminals. It is used by media companies, enterprises, banks (for marketing and fraud control) and consumer brands for a variety of purposes including entertainment, enterprise and mobile marketing.

It is also used by religious groups, businesses.

Bulk SMS is seen as one of the cheapest and fastest ways to send the message notification to a large group of people with a single click.

To start this business, you can find any of the bulk SMS websites and sign up. Then using their payment details, you can buy SMS from the sign and find clients which you can use to send their message on their behalf.

Snail farming

Snail farming in Nigeria is quite popular, this is due to its relatively low start-up cost of and If you market your products well, your business will thrive. The snail business needs close to zero naira to start-up. You can hunt for the snails at night, feed them with locally found leaves (e.g pawpaw leaves) and sell them out and make your money. Best in mind, locally fed snails take almost a year to mature so Patience is Key!

Sale of Mobile Accessories

Mobile Accessories such Pouches, Chargers, USB cables, HDMI cables, earphones and more, are things people buy on a daily. You can source for these items on Alibaba, Ali Express, Deal Extreme, etc. The more you buy the lower the price. And they are light so shipping won’t be a burden. Make a bulk purchase, register them for listing on Jumia and earn your cool cash.

Private Cleaning Services

People find it hard to clean their apartments because of their busy schedule. This is quite common in the estates. They’re busy from Monday to Friday and Saturday the have engagement and on Sunday all they need do is rest. Advertise your idea on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc, include your numbers and cool off and wait for the ‘cash-calls’ to come in.

Home Cooking and Delivery

I know a friend who does not have time to cook. All he does is to place a call, tell a particular food vendor what he wants to eat. The vendor prepares it and delivers it to him. He pays for that. Now starting the cooking and delivery business is no bad idea.

Among the things you need is disposable plate for the packaging of the meal. Make tasty meals and snacks and make some cash from it.

You can as well make cakes, cookies, peanuts, chin-chin etc. to add up.

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Bead Making

All you need is training, passion, creativity, unique designs and styles, then adequate marketing. You absolutely don’t need 100k to start this.

Don’t have a thousand friends that don’t add any value to your life on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. When you produce these stuff, don’t be scared to share them on your timeline on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Home Service Barber

The good thing about this is you bring your services to your clients for an extra token above regular. The starting capital to get the equipments and I’m sure you know we have rechargeable clippers.

Car Wash

With the increase in the number of car users on a daily basis, this has increased the popularity of the car wash business. This is large because most of the car owners have little or no time to wash their car by themselves.

This type of business will never go out of fashion as long as people continue to use cars.

You can operate a home, location or mobile car wash. Whichever one, you can make it profitable when you continue to give your customer the best.

Laundry Services & Commercial Cleaning

Laundry services business is one of the relatively easy businesses to start. Because everyone needs clean clothes by washing it always, those starting a laundry business will experience the demand for their services.

The laundry business can be started as a home based business and you’ll require washing basin, drying ropes, working iron and a good ironing stand.

Offices prefer to outsource for people that will clean their windows, doors, their carpet. Commercial cleaning is also required after the completion of a new building.

To start the business, by liaising with builders, businesses which will give you a better opportunity for you to get business.

I believe all the requirements is not up to 100K.

Backyard Nursery Farm

Growing and selling trees from your backyard is a great way to build another stream of income from home every year. The business does not require many yards to grow and sell the trees.

Planting of the tree and flowers can be in a pot, leather or in burlap in the ground. When until they grow in a season or two depending on the plant in question.

Here in Nigeria, some popular three are the mango, orange, pawpaw, dates palm, moringa, and vegetables like spinach, bitter leaf, water leaf, ugwu leaf etc.

People also go for flowers so try to mix things up when you are doing this.

Makeup Artist

This business one business with a high-profit margin, though it’s a business that requires great skill in order to know the right tool and application of the makeup.

The good news is, you can always learn and perfect it.

The business is a sensitive one. No one can give you her face for makeup if you’re new in the business.

In other to market yourself, you should be able to do free makeup and do a before and after shot and start posting it on social media, contact wedding planner, celebrity about your business and what you can do.

Rubbish Removal

In many areas, the place for rubbish disposal is either far nor non-existent. Most often you’ll have to go a long distance to dispose of the rubbish. This is an opportunity to start the rubbish removal business.

Begin by finding a location where rubbish removal is a serious problem, then start going to a door to door to tell people of your service and what you can charge.

You can buy cartoons from grocery stores to give your clients and set the days you’ll go to pick the refuse.

When done correctly the business can bring in the profit that you can use to expand the business with time.

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