‘’Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.’’ said Guy Kawasaki. But, that doesn’t have to be true. Sometimes figuring out what you want to do is not easy like Sunday morning. Maybe you’re not sure what you want to do, or maybe you’re just weighing your options.
If that’s the case with you, don’t worry. Here are some low-budget startup ideas that might prove to be useful to you.
Start your own pet business by walking someone’s dog or dogs. Dog walkers earn a lot of money, and they don’t even need to have an office. Dog walking can be a booming business, but if you really want to earn money, you need to do what other dog walkers do – You need to offer additional services because that’s where the money is. Playing with pets, feeding them, bringing newspapers and mail and other additional services can put some real money in your pocket.
If you like fixing old electronics, repairing them and getting paid for that might just be perfect for you. Sometimes you’ll have a chance to fix smaller items in your office, and sometimes you’ll have to drive around, pick broken equipment, and fix it. This business has expansion possibilities, so it’s entirely possible that you’ll have to employ someone. That doesn’t sound half-bad, does it?
Home energy auditor
All homeowners want to save on their utility bills, and you can help them. You’ll have to pass training, and you’ll have to obtain a license for auditing, but that’s a wise investment. Aid people by providing them with an audit of their house and show them what they can do to save money.
If you’re proud of your home, and the way you’ve designed it, don’t be afraid to share your talent with the world. Start a company that’ll design interiors of people’s homes. Don’t be afraid to market yourself to building contractors too. They are usually overwhelmed with other work, and they need all the help they can get. Find out how the homeowner will use the home and tailor it to his needs.
We live in a world where being healthy and fit is incredibly important. If you know a thing or two about fitness, educate yourself some more, get a license, and start training people. Don’t be afraid to advertise your business wherever you can – in restaurants, pubs, even grocery stores. Having an amazing website will attract potential clients, so make sure to find a professional to build it.
Being a property manager is not easy, but it’s satisfying and fun. In the case of rental units, you’ll have to make sure that everything is running as smoothly as possible. For seasonal properties, you’ll have to make sure that they’re always ready for seasonal visits. Impress your clients by having an office that’s incredibly secure. Install security and alarm monitoring devices in your office such as a quality HID reader and some cameras. That way you’ll show your potential clients that their homes are perfectly safe in your hands.
Being up-to-date with wedding trends and fads is a must in this area of work, but some people are just born for that. If you’re creative, and if you’re the one who’s always planning and organizing events for your friends, this job is for you. Make someone’s day by planning their wedding day and get paid handsomely for it!
Even though we live in a world of technology, some people are just not tech savvy. If you’re spending a lot of time in front of your computer, and you’re a computer whiz, don’t be afraid to market your skills. There are many people out there are looking for someone to teach them about computers, tablets, even smartphones.
Web sites and companies who do their business online often need graphic designers, and they often hire freelance graphic designers. Build your portfolio by making some small things like newsletters and information sheets and make a website that’ll make your competition envious. Remember, your website is the face of your company, and it should represent what you do completely.
You can start most of these businesses by yourself, but at some point, you’ll have to take additional employees. Don’t be afraid of that change. That just means that your business is booming!