If you have arrived here, it is because you are looking for good profitable business ideas without investment. I propose a list of 25 concepts that you could start tomorrow. As you can imagine, since it costs little to start this type of activity, you will have to count on your talents to enjoy a competitive advantage over the many other people who already carry out these activities or could start them tomorrow.
You will need knowledge, commercial skills, technical skills, art, ability to sacrifice, endurance … Well, let’s be reasonable: you will not need all these things at the same time, but a large part of them. Remember that we are not talking about easy business , but activities that you can start without investing almost anything. Some ideas are new, others we already mentioned in their time on the blog, but we thought it was worth making a compilation.
Don’t forget that no matter how cheap it is to set up your small business, you will always need minimal tools. I have prepared a list for you that I use daily , in case they serve you too.
1º- Buy wholesale and sell at retail
Modern tools at your disposal, like electronic marketplaces , allow you to buy almost anything at the best price. You can for example visit a website like Solostocks.com (which usually has quite a few items at a good price) and see if you could dedicate yourself to selling products at retail. Depending on the type of items you buy and the number of units, the initial investment can be very reasonable. You can also choose other platforms like Etsy.com .
You can also search stocks of liquidating companies to buy heavily discounted products and sell them in units. You can start small, and then reinvest your initial earnings so you can buy more.
2º- Write a blog, one of the best businesses without investment
Creating a blog is undoubtedly an interesting way to start an online business. You will need to have specialized knowledge. Here we recently talked about the possibility of a blog about insurance, and a longer time ago about another about celebrities. Although in reality your own domain does not cost a lot of money (for less than € 100 a year you can have excellent accommodation), you can also start without paying anything, with a free blog.
3º- Insurance brokerage
Are you an expert in the insurance sector? Why don’t you set up your own brokerage? As an intermediary, you will not need a lot of investment, and at first you can set up your office in a room in your house. You will have a lot of competition from other brokerages and you will have to comply with some legal requirements, but if you have a good network of contacts, you can get it.
4º- Being a consultant in your area of expertise
More than an experienced professional, experienced in many battles in the business world, realize that many people could benefit from their knowledge. Some take the step of leaving their salaried job and setting up a specialized consultancy. Ask yourself if you are an expert in something you could monetize, maybe you can be successful as an independent consultant.
5º- Repair of toys
Do you know how to fix almost everything? Do you have electronic knowledge? Why not try to smile back at those children who have damaged their favorite toys? In some places they call those businesses with the poetic name of “toy hospital”. Nowadays that families are not for many expenses, it could be an interesting business. And you only need to know how to do it and few tools.
6º- Personal trainer
If you know everything about physical education or are willing to train, a very promising business is to work as a personal trainer. Some time ago it was an almost exclusive service of the famous, but it is democratizing. And it is that doing sports efficiently and with the right frequency is not so easy. Having the services of a personal trainer for a few weeks is the best way to get serious and not quit.
7º- Boat cleaning
If you live in Madrid, we are sorry, this idea probably will not make you very funny. But since Spain is a maritime country, more than one inhabitant of a coastal city can consider a boat cleaning activity. It is a seasonal business , whose high season begins in the spring. It is about touring the marinas and offering your services to leave the boats clean and ready for use.
8º- Mysterious client
A mystery shopper is someone who visits shops incognito, just like a normal consumer, but values the service and attention received. If you have contacts in the quality and marketing sector, you could set up your own Mystery Shopper agency, and start doing the evaluation missions in first person.
9º- Translation agency
Do you perfectly master another language? If you are looking for profitable businesses without investment, why don’t you offer your translation services to companies? An interesting clue is all those online stores that only have a Spanish version and do not take advantage of the full potential of the Internet. In a world where international exchanges are increasingly present, there are many more opportunities for translators, although of course there is also quite a bit of competition.
10º- Make jewelry, another profitable business with little money
If you know how to make necklaces, rings, bracelets and other pieces of jewelry, you should think about selling them. You can follow different marketing strategies, especially organizing sales at friends’ houses and setting up your own website. Here are 7 craft ideas you can make at home to sell.
11º Design and manufacture clothes for fashion stores
Even though independent retail is having a worse time than big chains, there will always be a market for original creations. If you know how to make your own designs, you can choose to draw and make your own models, and then sell them to fashion stores .
12º- Virtual assistant
A fundamental trend of the economy is the outsourcing of non-strategic functions , a phenomenon accentuated in times of crisis. A single person can provide virtual assistant services to many professionals and small companies, with the consequent savings for them.
13º- Turn your hobby into business
Are you a collector? This means that you have most likely learned a lot about the object of your hobby. A good way to start a business with no initial investment is to find and resell collectibles. You will have to learn to differentiate your hobby interest from your business goals, but it can be a very profitable activity.
14º- Sell used products on eBay
Another way to start a business without money is to simply buy and sell second-hand products. For this you can use well-known portals such as eBay, or set up your own online store. Perhaps it is best to start with the first, and once you have contacts and fame, go to your own store. And what can you sell? On the blog we proposed some exotic ideas such as second-hand accordions or sewing machines, but you can do it with almost anything.
15º- Organize events
The organization of events requires a lot of organizational capacity, many contacts, but you can do it with little money. You can think about planning weddings (one of the 10 examples of business plans that we proposed a few weeks ago), birthdays, or business events. It is one of the most interesting profitable businesses without investment for a person with a gift of people and good taste.