Businesses you can start with little or no cash

Don’t let money discourage you to start something, check out the businesses you can start without capital. In this article, we will discuss 10 business ideas that you can start without any capital. You might want to satisfy your curiosity by asking, is there any business that does not require any capital?

1. Tutoring

Are you good at mathematics, English, physics, chemistry, history and many other subjects? If yes, then there is no point staying at home and contemplating on what to do and where to start. You can start right there.

2. Freelance Writing

Freelance writing basically involves writing an article for publication whether on a website, blog, newspaper, magazine etc. and getting paid for it.

There are tons of websites in need of freelance writers, you can look them up online, signup for one and start making your money. Freelance writing requires a laptop or desktop computer and an internet connection.

3. Event Planning

Event planning as the name implies, involves putting things in place and overseeing the success of an event. In Nigeria, weddings and birthday parties take place almost every day within the states in the country.

4. Affiliate Marketing

This involves helping a company or seller to sell their product while you get paid some commission for every product sold. For example, if you signup as an affiliate marketer for jumia or konga, any product from jumia or konga you sell e.g. android phone, you will be paid some money for helping them to sell it.

5. Website Developer

Just like application developer, you can create and maintain websites for companies, individual, organisations and get paid for it.

6. Internet Security Consultant

If you are good with programming and related stuffs, you can help protect a company’s database or system from hacking, data leakage, virus etc. and get paid for it.

7. Graphics Designing

Church programmes require flyers and banners, companies also send out flyers and others, as a graphic designer, your job is to help them design these flyers and banners while you get paid for it.

8. Editorial Services

You can earn money by providing editorial services such as copywriting, ghostwriting, proofreading, magazine and newspaper article writing, web content writing, editing, indexing and book writing. You only need to get the clients and up you go.

9. Online Photo Selling

This involves selling your photos online. If you are a photographer, you can take good pictures of nature, artifacts, tourist centres, and other materials and sell them online in websites such as or

10. Call Centre Representative

As a call centre representative, you can work from home. All you need is a computer and phone line. Your work is to attend to customers complains or direct them to the appropriate personnel.


Thankfully, the era of “I don’t have enough capital to start a business has gone”, now there are opportunities made available for best businesses you can begin with just that little capital at hand.

If you’re about to start a new business, I hope this article will help put you through the right track that will help you run your smooth and successful business.

Good luck as you start your entrepreneur business journey.

Let me know in the comment box below if you have any questions. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Israel Eke

Hi, my name is Israel and I'm the creator of iTechnology. They say the best way to learn something is to teach it to others. And this is ultimately what this website is all about. I am more than happy to share with you the knowledge and experiences I have accumulated (and still accumulating) in my online journey, In the hope of somehow helping you in yours. If you need a Blogsite, Personal or Business Website, or further assistance, feel free to call or write me.09054795854,

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