If you have always wanted to start and run your own business, but believe you lack the necessary qualifications, you are wrong. There are many businesses you can start, which require little or no prior qualifications. Many of them also require little capital.
Having no qualifications is not a problem with these six low-cost businesses:
A blogger is a person who has a subject (niche/s) they are passionate about and decides to write about it. All you need is interest, a laptop or smartphone, creativity, and writing skills and you are set. As a blogger, your qualifications do not matter.
Blogging can be monetised in various ways such as through online courses and webinars, affiliate partnerships, e-book sales and production, and influencer marketing. Niches like food, beauty, and parenting may be easier to monetise, but they also involve a lot more competition.
- Delivery Driver
Delivery driving is an extremely popular business. You don’t need any specific qualifications for delivery driving, all you need is a driver’s license and in some cases, a vehicle.
The demand for courier services is increasing by the day as more businesses switch to digital. From restaurants to retail shops, the demand for delivery drivers is ever-present. If you have the funds, you can start your own courier service.
- Graphic Design
Businesses and brands are always in need of bright flyers, business cards, logos and suchlike. You can offer graphic design as a service if you are skilled in graphic design tools like Adobe Illustrator, Sparkpost, or Canva.
Although some knowledge or prior experience in the field will be useful, you don’t necessarily need to have any specific qualifications.
All you need is creativity, artistic knowledge, and a willingness to learn. You could also employ others to create designs for you and sell these designs under your business name.
- Cleaning Service
Starting a cleaning business can be very lucrative. From homes to schools, to offices, there are always people who are willing to pay others to clean for them.
All you need is determination and cleaning supplies to get started. If you do most of the work yourself, it can cost very little to start up.
Start with cleaning residences as it is easier to find such clients rather than in commercial cleaning.
- Ethical Hacker
An ethical hacker or white-hat hacker is a cyber-expert who can uncover and manipulate vulnerabilities in digital systems.
Ethical hackers provide their services to businesses to help them improve their security systems. If you have the required skill-set, this business idea may be ideal for you.
Sales is one of the most common businesses to go into when you have no qualifications. You can sell anything, from home-baked goods and handmade bath and body products to clothes, art, or jewellery… the list goes on.
If you are interested in a certain product or service, why not try selling it too? You can sell products over the internet or in a physical shop, but the internet option is cheaper.
You may choose to make and sell your own products or you can buy in bulk and resell at retail prices. All you need is a little capital to start with.
Entrepreneurship is a risky path which requires considerable sacrifice, but you can reap numerous benefits from being your own boss.
Apart from total creative freedom, you may also make more money than you would at a regular job. Don’t let a lack of qualifications hold you back from starting a business.