Before starting any business, we need to sprout various profitable ideas in our minds, as perfect ideas lead to success. 

While initiating the procedure, the beginners are usually found struggling with their ideas and investments. 

The beginners should know that not every business demands a big budget, and different ideas need different budgets to get a life. 

Best Low Investment Business Ideas to Earn Side Income

This post includes a plethora of low investment business ideas that will help the newbies catch up with a balance between their budget and ideas. 

1. Buy products in bulk and sell them online

It’s a concept that permits one to buy products at a low price and resell them at a higher price. This transaction type has assisted in forming a sustainable business model all over the country. 

2. Sell Homemade Products

Items made by hand or using a hand process are known as handmade products. One can sell homemade products through an eCommerce website or on marketplaces. 

3. Start a Dropshipping Store

A dropshipping store is a retail fulfillment model where a business doesn’t store products it sells. A dropshipper buys the item directly from the 3rd party that ships it straight to a customer. 

4. Start a Print-on-Demand Business

It’s a way of selling custom products. One can craft a design for a T-shirt and upload it online. If a customer orders a mug featuring that design, then a 3rd-party print-on-demand company meets that order. He needs to pay for the item. 

5. Offer Online Services

An individual can offer online services to small and medium-sized businesses. These days, bloggers, social media experts, developers, and website designers are highly demanded. 

6. Teach Online Classes

One takes online classes through video recordings and live lectures with tests and course reading. Generally, virtual portals are used to conduct classes through which students come together, read materials, interact with classmates and teachers, and more. 

7. Productize Your Service or Expertise

Crafting a process, skill, idea, or service to make it marketable for selling to the public is known as productizing. Productization includes taking used skills or services and building fully-tested, marketed, and packaged products.

8. Grow an Audience You Can Monetize

An individual can display advertisements on his newsletter or blog, create and sell physical goods, become an affiliate marketer, sell a productized service, and perform more things to monetize the audience.

9. Buy an Existing eCommerce Business

One can browse eCommerce websites currently in the market to catch up with an idea of available website types. Next, he can buy any eCommerce business and make money. 

10. Start a Subscription-box Business

One of the best ways to shop is through subscription boxes. It offers a stable financial model embedded in recurring monthly revenue that one can develop around every niche. 

11. Turn Your Pet into An Influencer

Some pawrents are earning sponsorships in cash and products by marketing their pets. It includes making the pets wear cute costumes, market pet food, supplies, etc. 

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12. Sell Unwanted Items

Selling items that no longer come into use is a fantastic way to get some extra money that one can’t usually get. One can sell them on various eCommerce websites that prefer such an idea of earning cash, like eBay, Poshmark, etc.

13. Play Video Games

There are distinct ways to make money through gaming, like making video game content or journalism, playing online games, live streaming their gameplay, and participating in live professional gaming events. 

14. Sell NFTs

NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) help creators make money from their work directly. NFTs remove mediators, and this way, the original creators, interact and transact with their customers directly. 

15. Become a Virtual Event Planner 

One can monetize virtual events by selling premium tickets, offering sponsorship opportunities, selling ad spaces on a website, etc.

16. Launch a Photography Business

One can choose various ways to make money through the photography business. Also, they can sell prints, offer retouching services, or even teach photography. They can monetize their skills in photography. 

17. Start a Beauty Business

Ladies usually carry a beauty business, and it demands special skills relevant to skincare. The person who wants to carry out the beauty business needs special training and skincare-related courses and knows beauty products. 

18. Start an Affiliate Marketing Business

The oldest form of making money online is through affiliate marketing. We need to refer someone to any online product, and we receive a commission when one buys the item as per your recommendation. 

19. Start A Daycare

When both the parents are primarily working, they look for daycare centers for their children who can take care of them in their absence. One can start such centers becoming well-trained and professional and carrying out daycare services. 

20. Sell Stuff on Marketplaces

You can sell your products and goods on marketplaces, and the platforms offer reduced marketing costs and new opportunities for overseas sales.  Moreover, one can start this business with a limited budget.

21. Become a Social Media Manager

A social media manager observes a company’s interactions with the world by considering social media platforms’ content strategies. Moreover, they analyze engagement data, identify customer trends, and plan digital campaigns to develop an online community. This way, he facilitates bigger and better campaigns, makes everything more efficient, and crafts direction towards success. 

22. Become a Virtual Personal Trainer

Most people look for a personal trainer for various reasons, like some need guidance, accountability, support, whereas some want a well-planned health and fitness routine. 

Becoming a virtual personal trainer can motivate clients and make their workouts fun and easy. Through online mode, both the parties take advantage with no obstacle being at home or wherever they want. 

23. Offer Bookkeeping Services

A professional bookkeeping service assists in recovering debts from forgotten or unrecorded sources. Thus offering you money back that’s long deserved. 

When one outsources the bookkeeping services, he catches up with lower overheads and improved cost-efficiency.

24. Design Website

Most companies look for website designing services to make their site navigation easy, win with effective SEO, offer website content, increase sales, engage clients to their business, etc. So, you can start designing websites holding the required knowledge. 

25. Start a Dog Grooming Business

If you are a pet lover and love taking care of them, you can be a dog groomer or start a business. The Pet grooming business is best for all animal lovers, and you just need to be a professional pet groomer who is well-trained. 

26. Launch Your Own Book

If you find a good writer in yourself, you can make yours. You don’t need to worry about book publishing, as you can yourself launch your book. It will not take much time, and you would have complete creative control, catch up with a higher royalty rate than traditional publishers, etc. 


We hope this post holding a list of low investment business ideas will help you make a practical decision. Now, you will find it easier to start your business with low investment and make it grow enormously. 

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CTO at Emizentech and a member of the Forbes technology council, Amit Samsukha, is acknowledged by the Indian tech world as an innovator and community builder. He has a well-established vocation with 12+ years of progressive experience in the technology industry. He directs all product initiatives, worldwide sales and marketing, and business enablement. He has spearheaded the journey in the e-commerce landscape for various businesses in India and the U.S.