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8 Lucrative Businesses You Can Start With No Money

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Capital is a major problem for entrepreneurs. Most times you may have a golden business idea but no money to implement it or develop it from your mind-map to reality. However, there are scores of businesses you can start with a negligible amount of money. That's with little or no money.

In starting a business, there’s always that element of risk, no doubt, but what is most troubling is securing the needed fund to get your idea standing. Almost every business will incur some kind of expenses, that’s the operating and overhead cost.

Occasionally, we depend on family and friends for financial support, but how often do they turn up to our request? How about financial institutions, angel investors? It is either this procedure or the other. Sometimes you may even get frustrated by the whole process.

This hurdle possible is the reason why most business ideas live and die with the owner.

However, there is good news for you “wantrepreneur.”

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In this article, you will discover a couple of businesses you can start with or without money. The money it will cost is a negligible amount which is used to rent an office or a shop.

1.    Graphic Designer

Graphic designing is among the scores of businesses you can actually start with no money. The work of graphic designing has gain king size popularity because of consistent advertisement by companies.

Graphic designing require more computer skills than capital to start.

First, to start you need to have a superb knowledge of designing using software like CorelDraw and Photoshop, to begin with. Also, you need a standard Laptop or Personal Computer (PC) of your own.

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And if you don’t have this skill before now, you go acquire the skill by paying a tutor for the training or preferably, download video tutorials from YouTube channels.

2.     Start A Home Daycare

 Have you noticed that most parents hardly have time to take care of children during the working hours of the day? Parenting in the 21st century is becoming more demanding than ever. Occasionally, parents struggle to make enough money to be able to send their children to the best schools in town, family vacations abroad.

This could be a business opportunity for you to explore especially if you are good with pampering children.

3.    Start A Catering Business   

The global fast food market is expected to be worth US$617.6billion by this year 2019. With the hunger strike in our society, this indeed is a good business idea.

Of cause, you know what it takes to kick start. So if you are a food lover, there’s no better time to start a restaurant or catering business than now.

And the good part of it is that you don’t need to worry about capital. You can start from the comfort of your home by baking snacks, prepare meals, get customers whom you can deliver to during their parties, weddings, offices, and businesses around you.

4.    Hold Cooking Classes

With the rise of “slay Queens,” this one sounds funny, right? Nonetheless, besides running a catering business, you can a business about tutoring amateur food enthusiasts the art and science of cooking food.

5.    Make And Sell Custom Jewelry And Beads

Are you skilled in crafts? Then making and selling of customized jewelry might work for you. You can make fine custom beads and sell to e-commerce websites like Artfire, Etsy,, etc

Apart from selling online, you can also sell to local shop around you.

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Similarly, you can also, start teaching people how to make this custom bead via video and place a charge fee on it for anyone who is interested.

6.    Start Selling on eCommerce stores

There are plenty of e-commerce stores where you can list your products and sell them without having to own a website. Take for instance. Jumia, eBay, Konga, and others.

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All you need to do is just create a free account with them get your products listed. Whenever, you make any sell, a small percentage of the money is given to them and you make your own money too.

You can look out for things like Phones, Laptops, and Clothes, etc. The good thing is that you don’t even need to have any of the products you listed personally. Go to a shop, strike a deal with the seller and you are on your way to making cool cash.

7.    Travel Booking Service Provider

Do you have a passion for traveling, or you are well-traveled? Then this business might be for you. With just your PC, a printer and an internet connection, you can become a travel booking provider.

You can begin to book flights for clients to any destination in the world and charge commission from the airline.

And if you are well-traveled, you can also as a plus to your business, suggest an exotic place to clients seeking to take a tour.

8.    Work As A Personal Trainer

Neglecting our health is one of the things amongst the list of habits that can ruin people in the long-run. Even as an entrepreneur you need to be healthy to run your business. Most times we are so busy with work and other activities that we forget to keep fit. So if you are a habitué of the gym, you can start your own personal training business from home at little or no cost.

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