Capital plays an important role in starting a business, but starting a business is not all about money. In fact, there are many business you can start today, practically with no money down.
Most people keep procrastinating to start a business, using capital as the main excuse. But right where you are, you may already have skills that many people will pay for, even without you spending much money.
Author J K Rowling, was a teacher with no money, but in her memoir, she said that even though she has failed in many things, she knew deep in her that there is one thing she could do very well. And that one thing is story telling. So in her spare time, she wrote the first volumes of Harry Porter. The Harry Porter series eventually made her the richest woman in the United Kingdom, even richer than the queen with a networth of about $ 1 billion. Remember, she started with only pen and paper. She couldn’t even pay her bills, not to talk of having spare money to start a business.
So, you too have something in you right now, that you can turn into a business without spending much money. It may be a skill, talent or and ability you have. It may even be your physique. After all, many actors and models, started with nothing but their physique.
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No 1: Self-Publishing
If you are a good writer, then there is no reason why you cannot make millions with your skill. Technology has disrupted the publishing industry. Traditionally, no matter how good you can write, you still need to meet many big name publisher and literally beg them, before your work can be published. But with technology, anyone can be a publisher.
A classic success story in the world of self-publishing is that of teenage writer Amanda Hocking. As a teenager, Amanda wrote several paranormal novels that where all rejected by 9 publishing agents. However in 2010 she needed $300 for a journey, and thus she decided to sell her book on Amazon to raise the money. Within 6 months Hocking has raised not only the $300 she needed, but an additional $20,000 selling 150,000 copies of her books. In the next 20 months Hocking has sold 1.5m books and made $2.5m. All by her lonesome self. Not a single book agent or publishing house or sales force or marketing manager or bookshop anywhere in sight.
Many Nigerians today have books on Amazon, which is the biggest book seller in the world. So if you can write, this may be something you should consider.
No 2: Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing has produced so many millionaires in dollars all over the world. Top affiliate marketers like Ewen Chia, pulls in several million dollars annually in revenue. The beauty of affiliate marketing is that you are not investing in the product. You do not need to create or buy any product, you simply sell someone’s product and many will give you up to 50% commission. In this internet era, never say that a business is not for any specific area. Nigerians may have certain barriers in doing such online business especially in making and receiving payments, but these challenges can be easily overcome with a little help. Millionaires Academy has a full course in Affiliate marketing.
No 3: Consultancy Services
Almost everyone has a skill that he or she knows much better than other people. A consultant is an expert in a particular field who works as an advisor either to a company or to another individual.
You can offer consulting service in the following area:
- Book keeping and Accounting
- Public relations and advertising
- IT Consulting
- Human resources
- Legal services
- Payroll management
- Tax matters and so many others.
No 4: Animation
2D and 3D animation is a field that is booming today. Though it is a field for the technically savvy, and the learning curve is steep, but if you love arts and design, this is a field you should look into.
There is no financial ceiling for those in this sector, 3d animation is a much sought after skill in media industry and in the movie industry. Established 3D companies, pull in revenues in hundreds of millions of dollars.
In Nigeria, we have several young people doing well in 3D animation, one such person is Eri Umusu. Eri currently works at Afrinolly as a CG Artist. Eri has been engaged in different tasks from VFX productions to animated content, motion graphics and so on. Eri is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s best when it comes to 3D modelling, animation and visual effects. A self taught artist, he had his directorial debut with “The Sim” , currently one of the most popular 3D animation in Nigeria. He is an active contributor within the Nigerian 3D community, giving trainings and lectures on computer animation.
No 5: Dropshipping
Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.
The biggest difference between dropshipping and the standard retail model is that the selling merchant doesn’t stock or own inventory. Instead, the merchant purchases inventory as needed from a third party – usually a wholesaler or manufacturer – to fulfill orders.
Dropshipping is different from affiliate marketing; in affiliate marketing you are selling someone’s product for a commission. But in dropshipping, you sell the product as if it is from your own store, and you sell at your own price.
You are like konga.com or Jumia.com. You build and market your e-store just like a normal online retailer except that normal retailers have to tie up huge amounts of capital purchasing inventory.
With the dropshipping model, you don’t have to purchase a product unless you already made the sale and have been paid by the customer.
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