20 Business Ideas with No Startup Cost

Business Ideas

I want to start my own business but I don’t have money or business ideas. Today we find many young and dynamic people who are aspiring to start small business but face same issue.

Are you one of them? Are you feed up of doing job? Do you want to be boss of your own?

If yes you are at right place, In order to help you we are herewith low-cost, low risk 20 business ideas that require no money or little money.

20 Business Ideas with No Startup Costs:-

(1)  Recruitment Firm: – Starting recruitment firm is very good business idea and it does not require money. You can start this business from your home you just requires phone connection and few contacts.

(2)  Online Website:- Starting small website is small but very good business idea This business contains huge potential. Today you can see many websites earning in lakhs and Crore.

(3) Freelancing:- You can start your own freelancer business anytime, this business does not require any money. You need to just post your expertise on open forum or freelancing website. Make sure to post all information like past experience, project to increase your prospective.

(4)  Photographer:- If you are very good at clicking photos. You can turn your hobby in to business. You just need very good camera to start this business. You can earn money by providing professional photography services.

(5) Personal Tutor or Trainer: – If you possess good skill in teaching, providing education or personal coaching is very good business idea. In this business you don’t require any money for investment and you will not face any recession in this business, because education is prime need today.

Also Read – 11 Small Home Based Business Ideas

(6) Interior Designer:- Providing interior design services is good idea. Well this business requires special skill and creativity to be successful.

(7) Match Making or Wedding planner:- Mostly people hire match maker or wedding planner in marriages, so starting Match making or wedding planning business is wonderful idea. This business require small amount of investment.

(8) Real Estate Brokerage or Consultancy:- You can start your own real estate brokerage or consultancy business without money. What you need is few contacts with prospective buyers and sellers. If not, check online and print media for properties that are to be leased or to be sold also take help of classified website or local newspaper make database and start contacting.

(9) Insurance consultant or Agent:- Today many people seek advice for insurance. If you are planning to start part-time business, than working as insurance advisor or consultant is best idea to start with.

(10) Consulting business:- If you are expert in certain filed like personal finance, branding, management, marketing or advertising you can start your own consultancy firm.

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(11) Content writing:- Creation of content is art and if you are master in it you can start your own content writing business.

(12) Security agency or detective agency:- Security and safety are major concern today, and people are ready to spend money for that. To start security agency for providing manpower or to start detective agency is another good business idea.

(13) Dance, Music or Drawing school:- If you are good at dance, music or drawing you can start your own dance, music or drawing class. If you are seeking some practice, initially you can join some course to upgrade your skills.

(14) Career counseling:- Millions of youngsters and their parents are confused about various career options. You can research about various career options and offer career counseling to them. Just share what you know do not promise the world to them.

(15) Fitness or Yoga Teacher:- If you are professionally trained you can act as fitness or yoga teacher.

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(16) Baby Sitting and Cooking service:- If you are woman and want to start small business than you can opt for babysitting service or cooking service. This is hit idea in metro city as we find a lot of working woman in city and they often seek this type of services.

(17) Chocolate maker:- This is another idea for woman, as we know chocolate is loved all over world and if you learn to make it in different shape you have very good business on your hands.

(18) Tiffin Service:- If you are very good cook and love to serve tasty food than starting tiffin service is good idea.

(19) Event Manager:- You can act as event manager, if you are good coordinator and  can manage multiple task at same time. Today many corporate and SME opt for Event manager for their programs.

(20) IT Support services:- Today IT is booming field and if you are expert in IT  you can start your own business of providing IT support and services.

Readers let’s keep the list growing below. Leave a comment, with a good business idea that you’ve been thinking to start without money.

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Article by Raviraj

Raviraj is the man behind moneyexcel.com. He is graduate in finance, engaged in blogging since 7 years. Moneyexcel blog is ranked as one of the Top 10 Personal Finance Blog in India. He is not affiliated with any financial product, service provider, agent or broker. The purpose of this blog is to spread financial awareness and help people in achieving excellence for money. Please note that the views expressed on this Blog/Comments are clarifications meant for reference and guidance of the readers to explore further on the topics. These should not be construed as investment advice or legal opinion.

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  1. anant kumar says:

    I want to start a new business but no idea about online website plz give me idea and how to start .

    • abhijit says:

      You can start as a trader in stock market,,, & earn lots of money.

      • amruth says:

        Hiii Abhijit,

        I am Amruth, 45, Hyderabad.

        Presently unemployed. Have around 40 o 50000 on hand. Can you please suggest or guide me on stock market trading please.

        Waiting for your revert

        Best regards


        • saurav panda says:

          You can start freelancing or marketing business. May be u can start a small coffee hub

        • Mayur says:

          Please don’t go through trading online if you are a beginner you will loss all the money you have in your hand.

        • Narendra says:

          Dear Amruth ,

          i am sorry but i suggest u .

          Don’t try to invest in stock market.There income is limited and loss is unlimited.

    • mohit says:


    • MANIS GROVR says:


      • Suvarna says:

        Dear Mr. Manis,

        My name is Suvarna and I am an unemployed lady and I have good experience in accounting and marketing also. I can hire some of marketing executives and I wanted to start my own business. If I start this CCTV marketing, how can you help in this business? My mobile Number is 9844176049.

  2. Aftab Alam says:

    I want to do home based business at very low cost or without cost. plz suggest me if it is possible.

    Aftab Alam

  3. hyder tellis says:

    pls inform me how I get real estate business technics in short period or some web site guides in india .

    • R. A. Khan says:

      You can start marketing products either online from home or joining some organisation who can give you products to market.

  4. nitu says:

    plz tel me gud business to start wid low cost or no cost if possible if i cn start at home. plz suggest

  5. Shreya says:

    Nice & Informative Article.Good Job done.

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