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Businesses You Can Start for Under $100


If you have a goal to work from home, have no fear; there are many businesses you can start for under $100. With these business ideas you can supplement your family's income and gain independence without having to commit to a huge financial investment.  

Avon Independent Sales Representative

For a sign up fee of $10, you can become an Avon Independent Sales Representative (AISR). AISR's not only sell products from brochures, but also sell via their online store if they also decide to become eRepresentatives. This is one way that Avon has expanded its reach, and evolved as a modern company. The cost to operate and manage your online store is only $7.50 per month, however, the monthly fee is waived if one person a month buys from your online store.

Since the sign up fee to become an Avon Independent Sales Representative is only $10, you should spend a few dollars on business tools. Avon brochures are only a few cents each. You can order a package of 100 brochures for only $20. It is also a good idea to spend $10 to $20 on business cards. You can even purchase car door maganets or window decals, and become a rolling billboard for your new Avon business.

eBay Business

If you want to work from home, then starting an eBay business can be one of your best options. Signing up to become an eBay seller is free. When you sign up, be prepared to provide your basic information including name, adddress, email, banking account information, etc. It may also be beneficial to sign up for a free PayPal account as a simple way to receive payments for your products.

To get your business started, spend $20 or $30 dollars on your first sale items from flea markets and garage sales. Also, clean out your home and garage for extra goodies. Vary your selection of goods. eBay isn't all about antiques; some of the top sellers include albums, movies, computers, consumer electronics, vehicles and vehicle parts. Keep in mind that eBay does assess a fee for listing items, posting pictures, etc., but these fees are taken from the final sale price, so you do not have to pay anything out of pocket.

Freelance Writer

Freelance writing can be a lucrative business that you can start for little to no money. Begin your freelance writing career by searching for jobs at a local level. Many magazine and newspaper offices in your area may use the services of freelance writers to build their publication content. In many instances, writing for local publications can lead to steady, full-time work.

However, if you are looking for more freedom in your writing career, try searching online freelance job databases for work as a freelance writer. Many websites hire freelance article writers and bloggers to produce weekly or daily posts. Many of these job boards provide free access to their site, while others may charge a monthly fee of $9.99 or $19.95 to use their resources. 

Additional Tips

In order to grow your business, it is important to advertise. Spend a couple of bucks on flyers to hang up on grocery store and community center message boards. You can also spend $20 or $30 taking out classified ads in your local newspaper. If you work from home, it is important to have business cards to hand out to prospective clients. Business cards not only are a great way to advertise, but also help establish you as a professional. Spend $20 on a few hundred of them.

If you want to work from home, there are many options available for businesses that you can start. There are even many businesses that you can begin for less than $100. You can become an Avon Independent Sales Representative, start an eBay business or become a freelance writer.

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