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