11 Business Ideas That Require Zero Investment

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You do not need too much capital, if you have the contacts and a desire to succeed. Several businesses can be set-up with a small capital and mostly with sums under Rs 1 lakh. In some cases with no money at all. Take a look at 11 such business ideas.

Baby sitting

The rapid expansion in urbanization is leading to a boom in the babysitting business. If you are able to manage well, there is no reason why you cannot make cool money.

This business often needs zero investment, as most individuals manage children from their own homes. Alternatively, you can visit couples that need a babysitter during the daytime. 


These days many beauticians visit the home of individuals to provide beauty services at the door step.

This has turned out as a lucrative proposition for those who know a beautician's job. Higher disposable incomes, is leading to a boom in this business. 

Tiffin Service

If you are expert at cooking you can start tiffin service.

Individuals are increasingly preferring home made food. Again, this investment needs no capital and can be done from home.

Pet care

If you love pets you can look at opportunities of taking care of pets. If you have a place of your own, this would require zero investment.

Taxi Services

This is becoming increasingly popular due to rapid urbanization and easy mobility.

Individuals are increasingly seeking this line of activity. If you have your own vehicle there is virtually no investment involved.


If you feel you can handle and teach kids, it is a good way to make some money. However, you need to understand that certain level of expertise maybe needed.

Cooking classes

If you believe you are an expert at cooking, you can use your expertise to make some quick money. It does not require much investment and home makers maybe an interested lot to learn from you

Dance classes, aerobic classes

You can also start your own dance classes and aerobic classes, if you are an expert.

Courier company

A lot of courier companies would like franchicees who can manage their needs. For example, today we see a lot of franchicees for courier companies like Door To Door Courier, also called DTDC.

Investment would be in manpower and a place on rent.


You can also look at opportunities in freelance writing, designing or any other independent jobs. There are plenty of opportunities in this field for all kinds of professionals.

Financial or portfolio consultant

If you are an expert in financial services, you can act as a portfolio consultant. Again this area requires low capital and investment.

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Story first published: Friday, July 1, 2016, 20:16 [IST]
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