You’ve got to have money, to make money. As the saying goes… But in this modern era of ecommerce and online business, do you really need to be limited by this old adage? The answer is NO! It is easier than ever to start your own business working from home and make money right away. Find out the best business to start with little money.
There are so many opportunities to start your own business nowadays. You probably see your friends share on Facebook or Instagram how awesome their new side hustle is and how they are making a great income from it. And that all may very well be true. But we all know that not every side hustle is perfect for everyone.
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Choose the right side hustle
So, how do you know which side hustle is right for you? There is a lot that goes into choosing what type of side business that you want to start. So we are going to start with the basics. Take a look at these factors when you are trying to narrow down your decision:
- Is it a company that you want to be associated with?
- Do you truly love the products?
- Is the pay good? Are there benefits?
- Does this type of business have residual (passive) income?
- Are you building your own asset/business?
I’ll tell you about my side hustles later and why they were the perfect fit for me.
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Work from home for moms
Perhaps you are a mom who is currently staying at home with young children. You had a thriving career before having children, but decided to take some time off when your little ones were born. If you are like me, you love being a mom and getting to spend that precious time with your children, but you also miss the satisfaction that comes with accomplishing career goals. Not to mention how much you miss the paycheck from working full time!
Does this sound familiar?
Well, this good news is that you can now start your own business online and generate income while being a stay at home mom. The exciting part is that this wasn’t even possible until about a decade ago. If you were a stay at home mom 20 years ago and wanted a part-time side hustle, it probably involved having in-home parties and trying to sell something to your family and friends, or you simply had to get a part-time job outside of the home and hire a sitter while you were working.
Businesses that make money right away
Start a business and make money right away?? When I started out, this wasn’t even something that I considered possible.
I started writing finance articles online for my own blog and other websites pretty much as a hobby… and figured it could help to prevent a huge gap on my resume. What I didn’t realize was that I could actually make good money doing it.
Become a freelance writer
If you love to write, becoming a freelance writer may be just the thing for you. There are several websites that you can search for freelance writing jobs to find potential matches. Although I do a lot of freelance writing now, I never actually sought it out. Because I was writing for my own blog and for Examiner, people found me. But again, I didn’t start out trying to make money, it just sort of happened for me. If you are looking to make money right away, here are some of the best freelance job websites that you will want to check out:
Start a blog
Believe it or not, there is a lot of money to be made as a blogger. You can write sponsored posts, sign up with an advertisement company, promote affiliate products, or create and sell your own products. Now, I’m going to be honest. You may make money right away, or it may take some time. But, if you have a good online presence and are active on social media, then you can probably grow your blog fairly quickly. If you think that you’d like to create a blog, but have no idea where to start, here is a guide to help you start a blog and have it up and running in minutes.
Pick a Side Hustle
I have two side hustles. And the reason that I picked the two companies that I did was because I first used and loved the products. This is a must. You need to be committed to the products and the company if you are going to be effective as a representative of that company. Now, as a blogger, I also incorporate these into my blog posts, kind of like an affiliate link. But you can be successful partnering with a company simply by sharing on social media—in fact, that is how most people do it!
I was also very interested in starting a part-time side hustle that could give me a full-time income. It is about working smarter, not harder.
Start your own Juice Plus+ franchise
When I decided to get Juice Plus+ supplements for my family, I wasn’t expecting any huge changes. I was simply looking to do something healthy for myself, my husband, and our kids. Even though we try to eat healthy, it seems impossible to actually get the full amount of fruits and vegetables that we need from our daily diet. My youngest son was adamantly opposed to eating anything green or healthy, so I was just trying to bridge the gap in our diets. What I found, though, is that over the last three years that our entire family has been taking Juice Plus+ whole food supplements, we have not has any ear infections, strep throat, stomach bug, or bouts with the flu. And having three school-aged kids—that’s a miracle! I personally experienced better quality of health. Migraines, which had plagued me on a very regular basis for most of my life since I was a teenager, were now under control and a very rare occurrence. I could go on and on, but if you’d like to read more of my personal experience and Juice Plus+ Review, you can click here for more detailed info.
Because I had such good results with the products, I enjoy sharing about them with others. So, it was a natural fit to become a representative of the company and get paid to refer others to buy these products. Not only do I get commissions from referring others to the company, but I am building my own business asset that I can pass along to my kids someday. Other great perks from this company include health benefits and college tuition reimbursement. Ready to open your own Juice Plus+ virtual franchise? Fill out the application here.
Build a Rodan and Fields Business
I was in my mid-thirties and was starting to notice fine lines and wrinkles. I had been trying different skincare routines, but wasn’t finding anything that I liked. Most stuff didn’t work or somehow made my skin break out. So, when my sister became a consultant with Rodan+Fields, I was happy to try the products—and found out that I absolutely loved them! I noticed a difference in my skin right away. And now, I even buy the R+F Spotless products for the teens in my house to help prevent acne. This, again, is a company that I found to be reputable and I truly use and love the products, so it is a natural fit for me.
Girl, wash your face!
We all have skin and we all have to wash our faces everyday anyways, right? This is a business that just makes sense because it is something that a lot of people are using every day. Rodan+Fields has several product lines, so there is probably one that fits your skincare needs:
Rodan and Fields Redefine
Redefine products are for the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the loss of firmness will visibly firm and smooth skin to combat signs of aging and reveal younger-looking skin.
Rodan and Fields Soothe
Soothe is for visible redness or dry, sensitive skin calm, nurture, moisturize and protect skin instantly and over time.
Rodan and Fields Reverse
Reverse will help visibly reduce the full range of skin discoloration concerns for a more even-toned, radiant look.
Rodan and Fields Unblemish
Unblemish products offer a gentle and effective way to address adult acne and aging concerns. They help clear and prevent breakouts while tackling visible signs of aging like uneven skin tone, discoloration, pores and loss of firmness.
Rodan and Fields Spotless
The Spotless regimen is a fast-acting, simple two-step system formulated for teen and young adult skin experiencing acne blemishes and breakouts.
Rodan and Fields Essentials
Essentials are everyday items that are great for healthy looking skin!
Rodan and Fields Enhancements
The Enhancements are specialized products with advanced technologies and benefits target specific skin concerns and can be added to any regimen.