Business Tips

Ideas for Small Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free

31 Jul , 2019  

It is natural to feel tired and stressed by the daily grind. A job satisfaction survey recently reported that maintaining work-life balance is a challenge faced by an increasing number of Australian employees. Reasons for the growing unhappiness vary from stagnant wages to long commute. If you suffer the same fate and wish to break the wheel; start your own business.

Mentioned below is a list of ideas for small businesses you can launch for cheap or free.

Creating Chatbots

With every business requiring a strong internet presence, the need for chatbots has increased. You can start a chatbot making business without learning software coding. All you need is an internet connection. There are many tools online that can help you start a chatbots business.

Bookkeeping Services

If you are great at accounting, data logging, and calculations, starting a bookkeeping business will be your best option. You can take projects for various companies for making balance sheets, financial reports (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or annually), and income statements.

Reviewer or Tester

You can become a reviewer or tester if you have a strong following on social media. You can approach companies to review or test their products or services for your audience. Having your blog, channel, social media account, etc., is required for this business.

Secretarial Services

Are you good at organising and managing tasks? You can benefit by opening this business. You can become a freelance secretary who books meetings, replies to emails, organises calendars, refines presentations, and answers calls.

Website or Application Developer

Small business, big companies, and individuals, they all require websites or applications to reach their target audiences. You can put your developing skills to use for your own business. Start by taking small freelance projects and go big as you grow.

Content Writer

You can start your content writing business by taking freelance projects for writing resumes, product/service descriptions, company profiles, articles, blogs, and much more. This business will be ideal for you if you have a good hold over any language.

Survey Taker

Make a steady income by taking various surveys online. You can register on survey websites like Mysurveys, EarningStation, Global Test Market etc. Taking surveys is easy and requires little time. You can make about over $150 with this business.

Call Centre Representative

More and more companies are looking for people who can take sales or customer care calls from home. To start this business, all you need is an internet connection and a phone line. You will not have to commute anywhere, and you can earn well with this business.

Travel Consultant

Travel enthusiasts can start this business. You can assist people by booking a holiday tour for them. This business will include purchasing aeroplane tickets, rent a car, booking accommodation, and preparing an itinerary.

Most of these business ideas don’t require you to invest extra money, and all you need is a good internet connection. There are endless possibilities outside the 9-to-5 grind to explore. If you have a specific skill set, you can use it for your own business and earn a good income.