5 Low-Cost Businesses That You Can Start Today


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Looking to start your own business but don’t want to invest heavy capital? The good news is that there are plenty of low-cost business ideas where you can earn money starting from today.

You may want to keep in mind that service-based businesses are easier to start with low-cost compared to product selling.

Here are five great low-cost business ideas you could start today…


Expert House Cleaner

Are you an expert house cleaner? Do your family and friends compliment you on how you maintain your home? House cleaning is extremely important service that many people would be more than ready to pay for.

All you need to offer house cleaning services is a good vacuum cleaner (which you most likely already own) and some quality cleaning products. With couples working, not everyone has the time or energy to give their homes a good cleanout. You can easily expect to earn about £50 per 3 bedroom apartment with two bathrooms.



Were you one of those straight A students in school? If so, then many harassed parents would be happy to pay you to tutor their children. Decide on the subject that you want to teach and the age group that you wish to tutor. Start spreading the word through family, neighbours and friends. With an increasing number of parents working, children often need help with doing homework or getting ready for their exams.


Local Tour Guide

Do you take pride in your city and love to show it off to visitors? You can consider offering your services as a tour guide. You can offer walking tours and take your clients by public transport to all the famous attractions in your city. If you own a mini-van or a car, you can also consider offering driving tours.


Home Catering

If you are a good cook, then you can make excellent money from selling lunch or meals to customers. People are busy working these days and many people do not have time to cook at home but everyone loves a good meal at the end of an exhausting working day. On the other hand, perhaps cakes are your forte? You could offer a bespoke cake baking service within your local area. You’ll be surprised at how well word of mouth marketing works for a job well done!


Party Planner

If you have a flair for organising fun activities, offer your services as a party planner. This job involves coordination between caterers, decorators, bakeries and others so make sure you have important contact numbers handy.


It’s possible to earn money through low-cost start ups right from the comfort of your home and you don’t need a great deal of capital to get started.

Did you start your own business on a shoe-string? Share your experiences with us in the comments!




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