Have you ever dreamed of becoming the next tech guru, or making millions on a website, just because you have millions of visitors a month. Anyone can work at home with their slippers for pennies with the right idea.

The following are a few ideas on how to start a business for a small amount of money:

1. Tutoring

I’ve been tutoring for over 5 years.  I’ve tutored as a contractor and as a freelancer online.  You can make a good amount of money as a tutor.   You usually need credentials of at least a BA or higher.  I have been a teacher for over 15 years so usually I get the job on the spot.  I have made from 11.00 to 33.00 an hour for tutoring 4-12 hours a week.  The work isn’t steady but if you secure a good assignment in August, it can be dependable.  It’s seasonal so you need to look for at least 2 or 3 different jobs and most companies will do a 1099.  You can easily have your summers off.

    2. Service Related

Service related businesses are great businesses that you can create one online.  One good thing about these businesses is that you can create an online and offline presence.  For example, you can create a web page to organize your business while gathering orders face to face as well.  These businesses include pet sitting, cleaning, lawn services, and even barbering.  If your rates are reasonable your profits are limitless.  School is an option but not needed to get started.  A small amount of skill will compensate while you are opening your doors.

     3. Webprenuer

For the tech savvy, web based businesses can be a gold mine.   The lower the cost of the service; the more money you can make.  For example, free sites can make the most money because they concentrate on bringing users to the site and get paid for those visitors.  The web offers access to billions of people and customers around the world.  You can crate a website for free using free websites.  I am creating a few websites using and Webs and Weebly.   I plan to upgrade the websites once they start making money.  But it is a great way to test the waters.  Not every good idea is profitable, and it’s better to loose a few dollars in hosting than thousands in renting a building.

     4. Writing

All you need to start a writing service is skill as well.  There are many people in need of article and easy writing.  There are thousands writing services on the internet.  I find that speed and low price is what buyers look for.  You can post on  Fiverr  or Craigslist and the work will pour in. 

The satisfaction that comes with creating your own business is priceless, and it can provide job security in a good or bad economy.