5 Cheapest Businesses to Start for Under $100

5 Cheapest Businesses to Start for Under $100

Like to drive? Do you have reliable transportation? Consider delivering food to nearby businesses and homes. As long as you’re taking proper safety precautions, this is a great way to make extra cash or even a full-time income.

While companies like DoorDash and GrubHub pay per delivery, you can stack jobs to draw in extra income. Best of all, it’s virtually free to start. Just be sure you’re car insurance is up to date and you have a working smartphone.

Teaching Online

Are you a rockstar artist? Maybe you’re a retired English teacher. Whatever your teaching experience, companies like Skillshare are looking to connect you with students eager to learn. To get started, create an informative video group and compose your own classroom. Then, build your business up to generate ongoing income.

Teaching online is technically free — but exact costs depend on which platform you’re using. You may need to pick up editing software and an inexpensive video camera if you don’t have one already. That’s more than possible for under $100.

Dog Walking

Do you love your furry companions? Are dogs your go-to animal? Now is the chance to put your caring heart out there to help neighborhood pets. Some are cooped up for hours each day, especially in the pandemic. Owners are often happy to find down-to-earth pet owners like you to fill in the gap. Of course, playing with dogs is pretty fun, too!

Starting a dog walking side hustle doesn’t cost much, but it can become lucrative quickly. In fact, famous dog trainer Victoria Stillwell originally got her start walking dogs in New York. All you need is reliability and a love for dogs to make it work.


Have a passion for writing? Whether it’s your favorite holiday cookie recipes or a steamy romance novella, e-books are super hot right now. So many people are stuck at home for their social entertainment right now that it’s only natural for them to seek entertainment, and this form of content is cheap and easy to access. If you have something to say, write your ebook and cash in.

Whether it’s 500 words or 50,000, get it down on paper (or e-paper!) Then, have an editor review it, or proofread it really well yourself. Amazon KDP makes it easy to self-publish for almost nothing; all you have to do is watch your bank account grow.

Whether you choose to focus on just one of these cheap startups, or you diversify with all of them, entrepreneurship is a good financial career move. With your entrepreneurial spirit, and a little hard work along the way, you’ll be well on your way to be a successful business owner. The time is now!

~Here’s to Your Success!

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