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10 Small Business Ideas for 2019

Updated: Aug 28, 2019


Take a deep breath and calm down. It is possible to start a small business in 2019 with little to no capital. There are multiple areas that you can tap into and make a sizeable profit from your labor even if you do not have a fortune to start with. So, don't be too hard on yourself if you haven't quite figured out exactly what your niche is as yet because there is still time to explore your options.


Most successful small business ideas that we see today were born out of trial and error. Someone saw where they could add value to the lives of others and did their best to use it to create a small business. A lot of the small business success stories that we see online also result from home business ideas that caught momentum. If you're interested in learning about some of the most lucrative small business ideas in 2019, read on.


Low-Cost Small Business Ideas


1. Event Planning


Start a business planning corporate events, parties, and weddings. Build your client base and enjoy the benefits of referrals that you can use to turn your small business into a high income earner.


2. Dropshipping


Start an e-commerce business using Shopify. You can set up an online store and sell products in any niche that you are comfortable with.


3. Affiliate marketing


This is a great business model that you can use to earn an income and develop other small business ideas that you may have. You can join affiliate programs and start a business that is focused on promoting already established brands.


4. Become an Influencer


If you have quite the following on Social Media, this business idea might be right for you. Find a niche and position yourself so that brands will gain an interest in what you have to offer.


5. Social Media Specialist


Develop a business out of managing Social Media accounts on behalf of Businesses, Influencers, and Youtubers.


6. Develop a Travel Agency


Work with hotels, restaurants, guest houses, and other resorts to develop travel packages that you can offer customers. This way you can earn money from the deals you sell.


7. Web Developer


Create a business building and designing websites on behalf of companies and other individuals.


8. Google Ads/ Facebook Ads Specialist


Offer your skills as an Ad specialist to businesses online and in your local area. You can look into getting relevant certification to boost your clientele.


9. Freelance Photography


This is a great way to make money once you have a camera and skill. You can start your business as an event photographer for parties etc.


10. Start an Airbnb


Start a small business by joining the thousands of people who are already renting out their homes on a short term basis for a profit.


11. Bonus- Start a Blog!-


It is one of the best ways to make money in 2019. You can start with one of the many website platforms that are available today, namely WIX or WordPress. Your starting costs are also relatively low, and you can speak on topics that interest you.



Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!

Starting a small business like any other business will come with it's challenges. Nevertheless, if you can work through them you will experience favorable returns. I do hope you found some great opportunities in the list of small business ideas that were presented here today.


"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."- Ray Goforth