The word “easy” is subjective. A lot of business ideas abound but what is considered easy or not is largely dependent on the unique and peculiar circumstances of the individual involved. For example, what one person may consider an easy business option may be considered difficult of impossible by another.
The point here is that a business venture would be easy to undertake if you are in a position where the demands of such a venture are not difficult for you.
For this reason we are going to take a broad stab and discuss business venture opportunities as regards their requirements then you the reader will pick out as many as can be met by your available resources i.e. time, money, skill, commitment and unique environment.
I could easily make the title of this article to be “X easy business ideas” just to compel you to click on the title as others are doing but i have decided to take a different and better approach which is to give you exactly what you are looking for, so here we go:
- Easy business ideas based on time required:
Time is the most important resource we all have and if you are on a tight schedule or would rather have a venture that is largely passive, then here are some business options to consider. These take the least time to bring decent returns and in many cases the money is “good”. Be aware though that some of them can be either capital (financial) or skill intensive while some are outright unethical. (We only include the unethical ones because they are considered as “business” by either government or those who do them, we do not recommend or endorse them but they are listed all the same).
- Teaching or private coaching
- Photography or graphic design
- General freelancing
- Music (if you got the voice)
- Computer programming
- Writing mini books
- Taking gigs on fiverr
- Currency trading (forex)
- Performance art (acting, theatre e.t.c.)
- Gambling (not recommended)
- Drug dealing (not recommended)
- Whore business (NOT RECOMMENDED)
- And of course robbery or stealing (not recommended).
Those are some of the FASTEST ways to make money on earth ranging from within a few seconds to a month or two. The lesser the time required when starting out, the higher the tendency for the venture to be unethical.
- Easy business ideas based on money required:
The businesses that require the least amount of start up capital (money) are the services based businesses. More often than not these would require you to get dirty, to fold your sleeves and get down to work. They do not usually require too much skill and you don’t need a PhD to do them. There is also a class under this heading called the “middle men”. A middle man is just an affiliate, he meets a supplier or seller of services or goods and links them up with a buyer. These two groups of businesses i.e. services based and affiliates or middle men, are the least financially demanding to start. Not that they don’t entirely need money per se but that those who do don’t demand much at all. So here we go:
- Baby sitting (didn’t think of that did you?)
- Gardening and landscaping services
- Cleaning services (cars, yards, pools, offices, window washing, toilets…, …yes toilets e.t.c.)
- Distribution/delivery services
- Writing articles or doing gigs on fiverr
- Cooking, culinary or kitchen services
- Repair services (construction, electronic, mechanical, glass, woodwork e.t.c.)
- Fashion services (cobbler, tailor, hair dressing e.t.c.)
- Sales rep services (store clerk, waiter/waitress, hotel, or club attendants e.t.c.)
So if you are short on money and you need to start bare bones, those are some options to consider.
- Easy business ideas based on skill required :
The business ideas here are largely subjective because when something is your passion you would never find it to be hard, difficult or boring no matter how other people complain about it. Hence, the easiest businesses by skill revolve around people’s hobbies, experience and passion. People who have an aptitude for any business venture will find it an easy business to do. Here are some business categories where skill, training and experience is the primary determinant of success.
- Sports (any particular sport or game that pays the bills)
- The arts (painting, photography, fashion, music e.t.c.)
- Any academic discipline or field of study that can be utilized in some way to make money.
- Spiritual or religious related service or ministry
The truth is that no list can do justice to “skill” as a criteria for choosing easy businesses and just about anything of commercial value that requires personal prowess to execute can fall under this category.
- Easy business ideas based on personal commitment required:
A business venture is easy on “personal commitment” if you are not required to be directly involved in its day to day running. It can proceed without any effort on your part besides the initial setup at the beginning. If you are short on time or skill but have the money to start, this is the class of business you would fit in. It’s totally hands free, and allows you to go on with your life while your money works and grows. You may have guessed it, we are talking here about financial investment and buying asset classes.
- Real estate
- Commodities and so on…
You don’t have to know anything about the workings of what you are investing in (only if you choose to) because a team of fund managers will handle all that on your behalf, you only get to check periodic reports about the performance of your money (assets). So if you are looking for a business idea where you don’t have to be personally committed or involved in running it, financial investment is your best bet, the Forbes billionaires are in this group, the celebrities are in this group, all kinds of people who have some money but do not have the time or skill to commit to growing their wealth are here and to them this is the easiest way to do business. You don’t have to be rich to be in this group, with a few hundred dollars you can buy shares. There abounds a myriad of mutual funds where you can always invest, just buy a stake and that’s it, go to sleep and wait for the profits to roll in.
In conclusion, the choice of what is easy or not regarding business ideas is unique to the individual. I do hope however that the list above would come in handy. If i am to suggest what i personally believe (including millions of others) is the best business idea, it would be… Internet marketing. The time freedom, the financial freedom/reward, and the location freedom it affords you is unmatched, with as little as $100 those who know what they are doing can start a business empire that is completely passive (time freedom) and can outsource all the hard work (skill) if they so wish. So there you have it, easy business ideas distilled.
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