The hardest part for many people is thinking up what business they want to create. The best answer is always going to be one that you are passionate about the topic. That way you can make it through the difficult times. This generally would be taking a hobby and making it into a business. However for some there isn’t anything that interests them and they are tired of working like a dog. So what do they do? Well this is where you might consider some simple business ideas. Something to get your feet wet and spark your entrepreneurial spirit. It tends to be once you try a single business you will try more. The key to success is not to let failure get you down. Learn from it and try something else.
Here are some small business ideas that can be a great beginner.
Start a Bulk Candy Vending Business — You see the candy machines in stores all over, did you know you can make 50% profit of every turn? The typical machine cost 80-100 used on ebay and generated anywhere from $30-150 a month. The trick to this business is to reinvest your profits into additional machines and grow a larger route. It’s a very low effort business that borderlines passive income. You simply refill the machines and collect money. With 100 machines you can be earning 3000-15000 a month. Not to shabby.
Selling on eBay and Craigslist — Hit up your local thrift stores, garage sales, trash picking or business liquidators and snag some quick bargains. Then turn them around on eBay and make profit. This takes a little more effort you need to snap pictures research items and ship things. You can also learn to drop ship items to avoid shipping and having items hanging around. remember that with this business the money is made when you buy at a low price not when you sell. Things won’t necessarily go up in value so you have to get a good deal off the bat.
Snow Plow/Blower — When winter comes around and the neighborhood is covered in snow grab your snow blower and take it around to other houses ask if they want their place plowed for $20-30. Many people are willing to pay knowing how much time effort and pain it can be. With the snow blower you can finish it up in 10-15 minutes… That’s $80-120 an hour.
Network Marketing — Look at places like Amway and Avon. You help them sell their products and you get a commission. It’s pretty simple and gives you good skills with marketing and networking.
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