5 Businesses You Can Start for Very Little Out of Pocket

5 businesses that you can start

Are you tired of working for the man?  Are you looking for a way to earn money working for yourself?  Even if you don’t have a lot of money to invest in a business, there are some things that you can start doing now for very little investment.

I decided to put together a list of 5 businesses that you can start right now for little to nothing out of pocket and start making money today!


Other than cleaning supplies, which you likely already have, a house cleaning service doesn’t require much overhead.  Many house cleaners actually use their client’s’ supplies!  For house cleaning, other than the cleaning supplies, you do need to have transportation to the homes you are cleaning and that’s it!  

One of the great things about house cleaning businesses is that your business often grows by word of mouth, making advertising almost unneeded.  


Starting a blog isn’t an instant money maker, but with enough work, you will start to see money roll in.  There are many ways that you can produce income with a blog including sponsored posts, affiliate marketing and ads.  

The only costs associated with starting a blog is a computer/internet (you likely already have that), hosting (about $10 per month) and a domain name ($15 per year or less).


Do you have a story to tell?  Are you good at writing?  Writing a book is simple these days!  You can find good templates for creating a Kindle Book and you can self publish on Amazon!  

Amazon takes their cut when the book sells and there is no cost to list the book for sale, so this one is free!


Anyone with writing skills and a computer and internet can become a copywriter or ghost writer.  There are many different businesses that need the skills of these writer and will pay well for it (depending on skill level of course).  


If you are good at sewing, chances are you already have all of the tools needed for this business.  Many people do not have the skill and/or the time to alter or repair their own clothing, so they pay others to do it.  I myself have paid a friend to patch up my kids’ clothes when they had rips or broken zippers.  She typically would charge me $5-$10 for minor repairs which was well worth it to me so that I didn’t have to throw the clothes away, but I didn’t have to buy new ones either!


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