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8 Businesses You Can Start for Under $1000

If you have the time to start a side hustle, then why not start? If you want to earn a little extra cash, you actually don’t have to invest that much money! If you think about the skills you have, you’ll realize that it could cost less than $1000 to make a business out of it. With that being said, here are 10 businesses you can start for under $1000.

1. Personal Training

If you are into fitness training, then starting a personal training business may be for you. PT certification courses can actually cost as low as $200 to enroll. After you get your certification, you can start buying equipment. You can find basic equipment like weights, resistance bands, and even a treadmill for a low prices!

2. Photography

If you have a creative eye and a passion for photography, then you can start a photography business. Although camera equipment can be expensive, you can get a few basic things to start. Of course, your most expensive investment upfront is going to be the camera. You can get a nice beginners camera ranging between $200-$500. Just make sure to do your research on different cameras before purchasing!

3. Jewelry Making

If you enjoy designing and making things with your hands, then jewelry making could be a great industry for you. There are plenty of platforms to buy wholesale jewelry supplies like Alibaba, Aliexpress, Etsy, and more. With jewelry making, you can create your own brand or create for other jewelry brands.

4. Virtual Assistance

Virtual assistance is one of the most common remote jobs right now. That’s because the startup cost is close to nothing and you can do it from anywhere! If you are organized and are good at administrative tasks, consider getting into virtual assisting. Virtual assistants do everything an assistant does, but virtually. This could include email management, travel arrangements, and calendar organization. Some platforms you can use to find clients are Upwork and Fiverr.

5. Social Media Manager

I’m sure you knew you could be a social media manager for a big company, but did you know you could be an independent social media manager? A lot of smaller companies can’t afford an entire marketing department , so you can create a business where you manage their social medias, part-time or full-time. Also, depending on your skillset you can charge an hourly rate ranging from $20/hr-$100/hr. Some social media managers charge even more than that!

6. Tutor

Becoming a tutor is super easy because there isn’t really a start up cost and the possibilities are endless. You can tutor students in a subject they’re struggling with at school. You can teach students in other countries the English language, and do it virtually. If you have a skill, teach it! Simple.

7. Translator

If you’re multilingual consider being a translator. You can be a freelance translator and take up random projects using freelance platforms, or you could work for a company or startups. A lot of start ups do international business and may not speak the language of the people they are working with. Consider reaching out!

8. Property Manager

Property managers look after households. Generally, they make sure properties are maintained. This could include getting mail, handling maintenance requests, and just management overall. Sometimes, property managers work with other employees like the gardener or housekeepers. Whether you’re a property manager for someone who owns multiple homes or a real estate agent, there is money to be made. 

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