Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:

  • We have tons of content. In fact, since November 2011, I've published more than 26,000 posts on thousands of different business ideas and opportunities.
  • We don't sell much advertising. In late 2013, I realized that by selling advertising, what I was really selling was my readers. In 2014, I've already radically cut down on the number of ads and will hopefully keep cutting.


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Whether you’re starting a business on the side while still employed elsewhere, a student or homemaker looking for extra income, or unemployed and trying to figure out what to do, there are plenty of opportunities for you to start up a side business inexpensively. It’s unlikely any of these will make you a living in the first few months, but they all have the potential to grow into full-time businesses.

1. Webpreneur
Spend the $20 on: $8 or less for a domain and $12 for a year of hosting (search for “$1 hosting”).

2. Housesitter / Petsitter
Spend the $20 on: $2 on flyers to put up on bulletin boards, and the rest on classified ads in your local neighborhood paper (not a big city-wide one).

3. Avon Independent Sales Representative
Spend the $20 on: $10 signup fee, and $10 on brochures and a few samples.

4. Personal Services – Shopping & Errands
Spend the $20 on: $1 on flyers and the rest on classified ads.

5. Tutoring
Spend the $20 on: $14 on a box of clean-edge laser or inkjet business cards and $6 on flyers.

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Originally posted by Rich Whittle on July 23, 2009 in Ideas.

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