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3 Business Ideas with Low Startup Costs

By David S. Chang

Many people today are considering starting a business but are worried about the upfront costs. In today’s economy however, you can start a company without having to spend a significant amount of money. Here are three proven business ventures that anyone can start and also have low startup costs.

  1. A Cleaning Company. Cleaning businesses require minimal startup costs, which can result in an immediate return on their investment. The upfront costs will be a computer and printer to produce high-quality flyers to market your business. You will also need to invest in dependable cleaning supplies that will make any residential or commercial space sparkle. The good thing is that you don’t need to buy a significant amount of products upfront. You only need to purchase what you need for each job.
  2. An E-commerce Business. There are reportedly 110,000 e-commerce websites run by people across the world. It is a market that is growing rapidly in size and popularity. More entrepreneurs are starting to capitalize on the trillion-dollar industry. The reason? When done properly, they can generate meaningful revenue online with some of the lowest start-up costs. The startup costs are much lower than a brick and mortar store. You don’t even need the products to start selling them! You just need to pay for a good website and some marketing to get your brand out there or even subscribe for a service that will create the site and take payments for you. To save even more money, you can use drop shipping services. If a customer chooses to buy a stylish pair of leggings on your website for example, you can then purchase the product from your chosen leggings distributors, who will then send the order straight to your customer’s address! If you dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur in the retail space but have a small budget, an e-commerce business could be the best way to start.
  3. Affiliate Content Monetization. Affiliate content monetization is generating an income from content published on your website. A company will pay you money each time you refer a user to their website or buy a product on their site. For example, you could add a buy button on your website to direct them to an Amazon product page. Every time they purchase something using your link, you will make a commission based on the amount of the sale. To get started, you will need to:
  • Buy a domain name
  • Pay a small fee for reliable website hosting

If you are willing to invest a little money into a blog, you could also hire a professional graphic designer to make a website logo or a freelance writer to produce high-quality blog posts. Your goal should be to generate as much online traffic to your site as possible. This will increase the likelihood of people clicking on a third-party link and buying an item advertised on your website. To do so, you will need to develop compelling social media strategies and an effective SEO campaign.

These three business ventures can help you start a successful business with low start-up costs!

David S. Chang

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Wealth Manager and CEO | Chief Editor, Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant ArtofThinkingSmart.com | Political Consultant | Army Officer National Guard | Living To Fulfill Needs, Solve Problems, and Live Passionately!

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