Do you have $2,000 going spare in the bank? If so, why don’t you put it towards starting a business and really make it work for you? There is a world of opportunity out there, and although it isn’t without risk, there’s nothing to stop you from making a go of it. Here are some ideas to get you started.
1. Painting and Decorating
Are you handy with a paintbrush? If so, consider yourself in the minority. Lots of people dread painting their homes and would much rather it was done by someone with a pair of steadier hands. So, all you need to do is get yourself a range of brushes, some drop cloths, a ladder and some overalls, and you’ll be ready for action. It’s a good idea to invest a little in marketing; but, it’s also the kind of job that gets a lot of word-of-mouth recommendations. You should also investigate any licensing and insurance, just to give you that extra layer of protection.
2. Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Good with animals? Then make some money from your good nature. If you enjoy getting out there in the great outdoors and can raise enough money for a business license (if needed) – it’s all there is to it. Insurance is wise, of course, as it is for any business venture. Again, it’s an easy business to get started with. Just ask around any of your friends and see if they could do with a hand – you might be surprised at the responses you get. Plus, you can add the extra responsibility of pet sitting, too.
3. Buy A Vending Machine
Buy a vending machine second hand – or new, if you can afford it. Then find a business premises that you can place it in, and just sit back and reap the rewards. Invest your profits in a second machine, and then a third, and all of a sudden you have a lucrative little business that is easily scaleable.
Every business in the world needs a cleaning company. And it’s almost guaranteed that not all of them will be happy with their current situation. All you need to do is find the best floor scrubbers you can buy, invest in some cleaning products, and persuade them you can do a better job. One contract will often lead to another, and before you know it you might find yourself with a team of dozens working for you. All for an initial investment of less than a thousand dollars, and a lot of elbow grease.
5. Pool Cleaning
If you live in an area that a lot of people have pools, you could be in luck. Outdoors or indoors, all pools need a lot of maintenance. You could start with a simple leaf clearing service, and build your way up to full-on water care with the use of specialised cleaning chemicals. There are a lot of people who have made small fortunes from cleaning pools – could you be one of them?
So, there you have it. There are plenty more ideas, of course – how about you share some of yours?