13 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than $100

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13 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than $100


Everyone dreams of one day being their own boss.

Sure, having your own small business isn’t always easy, but investing in yourself, and putting all that hard work into something that will only benefit YOU has many advantages.

The biggest ‘cock-blocker’ of starting a new business is the sheer start up costs. But there are lots of business ideas out there that are really cheap to get up and running, plus they can be very profitable if you put in the time and effort.

So here are 13 businesses you can start with less than $100. Yes – no catches. Just your time, enthusiasm and dedication. All these businesses are relatively easy to start and don’t have a huge start-up cost – in fact, very few start-up costs at all. So grab your $100 and spend it on your own business!

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Here is a list of all the businesses that you can start for under $100 – and how to go about starting them!

Click on the title you are interested in – and we go into detail about each one!

1. Small Batch Gourmet Food Creator

2. Flat Lay Instagram Photographer

3. Home Holiday Decorator

4. Small Business Marketing

5. Home Organiser

6. Morning School Run Coordinator

7. Mobile Spray Tanner

8. Become a Professional Youtuber

9. Freelance Writer for Websites and Blogs

10. Pet Daycare or Pet Sitter

11. Hold Online Cooking Classes

12. Make Your Own Bespoke Cosmetics

13. Eco House Cleaning

14. Take and Sell Photographs for Stock Photography Websites

15. Start a local newspaper or news website

16. Make and Sell Unique Gift Baskets

17. Unique Tea Blend Creator

18. Upcycle Second Hand Furniture

19. Start and Monetize a Blog

20. Start Your Own Subscription Box Business

Coming Soon:

  • Resume Writing Services
  • Dropshipping E-Commerce Business
  • Niche Blog
  • Write and Sell E-Books
  • Business Plan Writer or Grant Writing
  • eBay Seller
  • Local Tour Consultant
  • Genealogy Researcher
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Home Stager for Real Estate
  • Menu Planner
  • Professional Product Reviewer
  • Domain Trader

Morning School Run Coordinator

Got a large vehicle?  Are you always reliable, good with kids and available?  Then perhaps consider becoming a morning school run coordinator!  Loads of Mums have to work – and they have to leave for work before they can get the kids to school – and if the kids are in late primary and high school – and you are going in that direction – perhaps approach Mum’s to do the pickup and drop off in the mornings.

Even consider doing school lunches for the kids too to ‘Up-sell’ your business.

Of course, you will require a Blue Card and appropriate car seats in your vehicle.

How to Advertise for Clients:

  • Advertise at your local school through the newsletter.
  • If you have a larger vehicle with multiple seats, approach local childcare centres to do the pickup and drop of runs.

About Author

Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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