Have you been thinking about starting a business but you don’t have a ton of cash to start one? Here are 9 simple cheap business ideas for creative frugal fun mums (or dads, or anyone really).
Sell your crafts
If you’re awesome at crafts, maybe jewellery making? Knitting? sewing? Card making? You could start selling your handmade crafts on Etsy. Craft fairs are another option if you don’t mind holding a stall on your weekend. Or you could even …
Make craft kits
Whatever craft you do, could you make a kit for it and sell the kit? You could include everything they would need to start making their own such as instructions, materials, tools etc. The kits could be sold on Ebay or Etsy.
Reselling on eBay
Have you considered a reselling business on eBay? What is reselling? Reselling is basically where you source items either from a carboot or charity shop & then you sell it on eBay for a profit. This is a great way of making some extra cash if you have a keen eye for a bargain.
Start a blog
What about starting a blog? If you enjoy writing, helping others or just getting your ideas out there a blog is a great source of income. Start with a big brainstorm of niche ideas and just roll from there. I would highly recommend Turn your dreams into money for anyone wanting to make money from their blog. Check out my post 10 things you need to know before starting a blog. If blogging isn’t quite right for you then what about becoming a freelance writer? Check out your 5 step guide to getting your first freelance writing gig.
Design a course
Think about what your friends and family ask you about most. Maybe you’re their go to person for healthy meals, maybe you’re the budgeting pro. Work out what it is and write your own course on a platform such as Teachable.
Write an e-book
With e-books becoming increasingly popular it’s never been an easier time to self publish your own book. Check out self Publishing with Amazon kindle.
Become a social media influencer
If you love social media maybe consider becoming a social media influencer. You will need a few thousand followers to get going but more and more brands are looking for people just like you to promote their product. Check out Buzzoole, you simply sign up with your social media accounts and they send you campaigns as and when they find you a suitable match.
Sell your photos
Are you a keen photographer? You could sell your photos online! You can apply to sell your Images here.
Like the idea of being the star of your own reality tv show? Well you can be! You could start vlogging on your own youtube channel. You could make money through recommending products you use or working with brands specific to your niche.
I would love to hear your own ideas on this topic, if you have a fantastic idea please comment and let myself & others know. Whatever you do choose to do, make sure its something you enjoy! I genuinely believe that if you choose something you enjoy, you will work harder at it and it will become more of a success.