You want to be your boss and start your own business, but don’t know where to start. You are not alone. In this phase of economic uncertainty, most people have realized that ‘perfect job’ does not exist. And others have realized that they would rather create ‘work’ which they love which will fit their own life goals. So, for all the would-be entrepreneurs, here are 3 small businesses which do not require any capital investment.
Do you know your city well?
If you are one of those people who is a bit of history buff, an adventure enthusiast and a constant seeker, then it is time to don the cap of a local guide. Most cities in the world boast of a group of people who organize different kinds of walks which allow a tourist to know a city better. You can create your own profile in the internet and in the initial days you can sign up with one of the companies which organize walking tours. And once you know the ropes, you can encourage returning visitors to come to you directly. If you know your city well, why not use it to start a business?
Are you a social media aficionado?
All kinds of business are looking for a good presence in social media and they need a bit of help in managing their social media presence. They will need someone to tweet regularly on Twitter and put up their posts on Facebook. These are mainly done to raise awareness about the brand and also to promote their service/product. If you already know to do this, you can use your knowledge to earn that extra money during college days. Refresh your knowledge with online tutorials and become a social media consultant. In the age of the internet, it is easy to contact everyone who is looking for this kind of service. The best thing about this business is that the startup expense is zero.
Are you good with the camera?
In order to be a professional photographer, you may need formal training and previous experience. But many world-famous photographers have started as amateurs and have learnt the various nuances of photography while they were at jobs. The crucial thing about photography is whether or not you have the sense to capture the perfect moment. You just need to figure out your genre; it can be portraits, holiday parties, babies, nature, model shoots. The possibilities are endless and you can start without any capital investment. Of course, you need to invest in a good camera.