Bootstrapping. The process by which you start a business for little to no capital investment and grow it primarily through grit and a never give up attitude.
These are 3 areas I have worked that did not cost any money to start or to set up lead generation systems, not even a website.
Online Business #1 – Tutoring
I did this business on Wyzant. But, you could probably find other places where you can pick up freelance tutoring or teaching gigs. Do the sites charge you after you get work? Yes. But, you can get the work without any money down.
Music, Spanish, English, Math. If you enjoy any type of study, even gardening, you can probably find a tutoring or teaching job without spending cash.
Online Business #2 – Independent Sales
This takes a unique type of person, but if you are or choose to be a salesperson, there are jobs for you aplenty. Affiliate marketing, network marketing, and more are all available to an enterprising individual who is not afraid to ask strangers if they have a few minutes to talk about their needs.
Not for the faintheart, but you can start it for free. Or, for that matter, jobs are a dime a dozen in sales.
Online Business #3 – Content Writing
If you enjoy reading and writing, you might be able to make a living or at least some cash flow, writing blogs online. Enter your details in any of the popups or forms on this site and I will send you a list of 15 websites that are hiring freelance writers.
The world is wide-open for enterprising individuals, and these are 3 areas that I have and still do make money both online and physically person-to-person.
What are some affordable ways you started an online business?