Forget get-rich-quick schemes. There are a lot of real opportunities for people who want to start a business at home. No matter if you are looking for an additional income or are thinking about starting a home business as your fulltime income, there are many ventures that can be started with little to no money down.
If you have a knack for selling, you can start a home business selling face-to-face, retail, wholesale, and through home parties. Direct sales have come a long way from the Tupperware® parties of the past. You can now start a business selling anything from educational toys and cookware to lingerie and scented candles. To get started, you will need to invest on a starter kit, which usually runs under $100 US Dollars (USD) and include sample products and catalogs. Selling discount healthcare plans is another home business that can be started for next to nothing. Discount benefit plans are aimed to people without insurance and cover medical, dental, and prescriptions. A basic broker/starter kit gets you started as a seller and gives you the opportunity of enlisting other sellers and earning additional commissions.
Selling on eBay has become a very popular home business for people who have little to no money to get started. Since you can basically sell anything you have in your closet or garage that you not longer want, the only investment eBay requires is that of time. Eventually, you can start visiting yard sales or thrift stores to pick up additional items such as second-hand designer clothes, toys, and baby items. If you have a hobby that you would like to turn into a home business, eBay is also a great way to get you started. Many people sell their own crafts online as well as in flea markets, country fairs, and on consignment through local shops.
If you know a foreign language, can play an instrument, or are qualified in an academic subject such as math, you can start a tutoring home business. This is one home business you can start with no money down, since all it's required is a table and a time investment. You can also offer your teaching expertise to local community centers, Learning Annex, or retirement homes for a small flat fee.