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You can start a business these days for a lot less money than years ago, especially if it is an online venture. There are some ideas that will still take a lot of money to get off the ground, but there are some that will need very little investment at all.

House Cleaning

There are so many people leading busy lives that they do not have time to clean their homes themselves. There is a high demand for house cleaners and all you need is a few basic skills and the ability to do a good job consistently. The materials and cleaning products are usually supplied by the person whose home you are cleaning and perhaps all you need to purchases is some overalls to protect your clothes.

Mobile Hairdressing

If you are a hairdresser, consider setting up a mobile business. There are lots of reasons why people cannot get to a hairdressing shop, such as ill health or children to care for. Some just prefer to have their hair done in the comfort of their own home. Apart from the few tools you need and transport to get you about, there is very little cost in setting up as a mobile hairdresser.

Gardening

Most people like to enjoy their gardens in the spring and summer months but not everyone wants to do the work needed, or they just do not have the time.  You can generally use their own equipment, and all you need to supply is your labour. If you are green fingered in the slightest, gardening could be a good way to earn your living.

Online Tutor

If you are very knowledgeable about a particular subject you could offer your services as an online tutor. You will find pupils of all ages from youngsters who are struggling with the subject at school to older people who are trying to earn new qualifications.

You need a computer, a reliable Internet connection and, as with all businesses, you should have a website. Don’t let the cost stop you from moving forward with your idea, as there are pay monthly websites, which will help you to get started. This stops the large outlay at the beginning of your idea and means you can start earning some money before the next payment is due.

Dog Walker

If you love dogs and walking, this could be the ideal business for you to start. People love their pets but sometimes leaving them at home all day on their own is unavoidable. This is where dog walkers come in. You pick up the dog and take them for a walk; it is as simple as that. Sometimes dog walking can be needed because someone is ill and not up to the task, or they just do not have time but do not want their dog to suffer.

Whatever the reason, often people build relationships with the animals they walk and very soon it does not feel like a job at all.

If you have a skill or talent that someone else lacks, they will gladly pay for your services, you just have to let people know you are in business.

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