Thrive Blog

Dec 29, 2021 ·

6 Business Ideas You Can Start Now with No Money

Want to get out of that dead-end job you hate going to every day? Looking to follow your passions and start working toward something bigger? Look no further than these 6 business ideas you can start today with zero dollars down. It’s time to thrive.

Become a social media manager

Whether you’re young or old, odds are you have at least one social media channel you enjoy using, so turn that passion into a business. Content creators rely on social media managers to keep up on current trends, changes in the algorithm, and other factors that will affect their content. If you understand how popular social media channels work or are willing to figure out how these platforms work, this job could be right for you.

Tech is evolving rapidly and it can be hard for creators and businesses to stay in the know. You do that for them. The best part is that you don’t have to be perfect, you just better than who you’re serving. Also, you can pick one or two social media platforms to stick to. Understand Twitter and Instagram but not YouTube? Only market your services for Twitter and Instagram, then.

Start a YouTube channel

A YouTube channel can be a great way to drive customers to your business. By putting out free content on YouTube, your audience will inevitably want to learn more about you, which will lead them to your website and business pages. Also, if you stick with it, you can eventually generate money from YouTube through advertisements and another method we’ll talk about next. You don’t have to be an expert about something to start a channel. Simply talk about what you’re passionate about and you’ll become an expert over time.

Use affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is a great tool to get paid for the content you put on YouTube and other free content sites. With affiliate marketing, you are rewarded for selling products or services to others. You’ll promote products through different channels and get paid each time someone buys a product with your affiliate link. You don’t have to pay up front to talk about these products and you can choose to talk about products and services that you are passionate about.

Offer your services

This is a great way to get paid to practice your work. Join a freelancing site like Fiverr or Upwork and start editing, writing, designing, or whatever other service you can do to clients. As you get better and grow your client base you can create something bigger off the site, like your own editing agency.

Become a personal trainer

It may seem like you need a certification or other costly up-front expense to become a personal trainer, but that’s a myth! All you need is results. A great way to start training for free is to offer group trainings outside. This way, you don’t need to rent out a gym space or equipment and you can scale your business because you are working with multiple customers at once. As you progress, you can create an online course and other businesses that work in conjunction with your personal fitness brand.

Create an online course

I am a huge proponent of starting your own online course. Package your wisdom into a step-by-step process and sell it globally. Again, you don’t have to be an expert in this topic, just passionate and willing to put in the research.

Be Passionate

When choosing a business to start, it all comes down to being passionate about what you do. As long as you have that passion and fire within you, you’ll find a way to make your business dreams a reality. Join our thriving community to learn more about what it means to be a thriving entrepreneur.