41 profitable, low-investment businesses

It is often thought that for a business to be profitable it is necessary to have previously invested a good amount of money in it; But the truth is that there are several businesses that can mean good income, and that do not require a lot of investment to start up.

In this article, we present a list of 41 businesses that we consider profitable taking into account trends in the Spanish-speaking market, and which require little investment for their implementation.

In this article you will find:

  • 41 profitable, low-investment businesses
    • Low cost business
    • Business «on the go»
    • Healthy food
    • Green business
    • Pet products and services
    • Domiciliary services
    • Virtual services
    • Professional services
    • Online business
  • Final notes

Unlike other lists of profitable businesses that you can find on the Internet, in this list you will find businesses that are really profitable since they take advantage of trends that are taking place right now (as of the date of updating this article) in the Spanish-speaking market. .

Before knowing our list, we invite you to know some of these trends:

  • Due to the possibility that people have of being able to save significantly on the purchase of a good quality product or service, nowadays low-cost or low-cost businesses are in fashion.
  • Due to the busy life that people have today, the demand for products or services of rapid acquisition and consumption is increasing.
  • There is an increasing desire in people to lead a healthy life and, as a consequence, to consume healthy foods.
  • people are increasingly concerned about caring for the environment and, as a consequence, the consumption of organic products.
  • There is an increasing desire among people to conceal their pets and, as a consequence, to procure all kinds of products and services that allow them to be healthy, feel good or simply look more adorable.
  • Due to the short time that people have today to do their things or go somewhere to buy some kind of service, home services are increasingly popular.
  • Due to the reach that the Internet has today, and the short time that people today have to go somewhere to acquire some type of service, the services provided through the Internet are increasingly required.
  • The number of Internet users, the number of companies that decide to advertise, and the number of commercial transactions carried out in this medium are increasing.

To find the right business be sure to look for a business related to what you are passionate about or really like, where you dedicate yourself to doing what you master or know how to do very well and, above all, that is profitable.

41 profitable, low-investment businesses

Once you know some of the trends that are taking place right now in the Spanish-speaking market, and that we have taken into account to develop our list of profitable and low-investment businesses, now we present this one.

Each business includes the reason why we consider it to be profitable, a brief description of it, the requirements you must meet to start it (keep in mind that they are not the only ones), how you can start it, and some tips to get it out. ahead.

Low cost business

“Low cost” or “low cost” businesses are businesses that offer a product or service at low prices compared to average market prices because they are able to significantly reduce their production or operating costs, but without neglecting its quality.

These businesses are in fashion today due to the possibility that they give people to save on the purchase of a good quality product or service (which in some cases has the same quality as that of the products or services market leaders), but also its novelty.

It is often thought that these “low cost” businesses only apply to large businesses such as airlines or supermarkets, but the truth is that they also apply to small businesses that do not require a lot of investment, such as the ones we present below:

1. Low cost clothing store

A “low cost” or “low cost” clothing store would allow taking advantage of the fashion of “low cost” businesses, but also the high demand that clothes usually have, especially by women.

You might think that just as there is enough demand for clothing, there is also enough supply and, therefore, that a new clothing business would not be profitable; But the truth is that there will always be a place for a new clothing business if, in addition to differentiating itself from the rest (in this case, being a “low cost” business), it offers clothing with attractive and original designs.

To reduce your costs and thus enter the “low cost” business category, you could use fewer inputs in the making of clothes (for example, use simulated pockets or reduce the number of labels), limit the number of models for a garment (and thus save on production costs), and save on furniture (for example, on shop windows and mannequins).

Also, if you do not have enough capital to set up a physical store, you could choose to set up an online store, which in addition to allowing you to save on the purchase or rental of a premises and related expenses such as remodeling, decoration, furniture and personnel , would allow you to take advantage of the increase in Internet shopping that is taking place in the Spanish-speaking market.

What does it consist of?

Store where “low cost” or “low cost” clothing is sold (clothing that is sold at low prices because production or operating costs have previously been reduced, but of good quality).

Requirements
  • taste for clothing and good dress.
  • a place where the store can operate.
  • a supplier that provides you with “low cost” clothing or, in any case, a garment workshop to which you send it to be made.
How to start?

Find a place where your “low cost” clothing store can operate, get one or more suppliers to supply you with “low cost” clothing or, in any case, send it to a clothing workshop with your own brand, display clothes on the premises, decorate the premises, advertise the store (for example, through flyers that you distribute around the area or a page on Facebook), and serve the public.

In case you are going to send the clothes to a garment workshop, buy the fabric and other supplies necessary for their preparation (for example, buttons, zippers, labels, etc.), design the models that you are going to make (to which you could hire the services of a designer to help you with this task), and send to make the clothes with your own brand to the garment workshop according to your specifications.

Tips
  • In case of setting up an online store, to reduce your costs and increase your productivity, you could choose to work under the dropshipping modality, which consists of working with suppliers who, in addition to supplying you with the products, are also in charge of sending them to the client.

Related: How to start a clothing business with little capital

2. Low cost hairdressing

A “low cost” or “low cost” hairdresser would take advantage of the fashion of “low cost” businesses, the high demand that hairdressing services tend to have, and stand out for its novelty, especially if there are no other similar businesses in the same locality.

To reduce your costs and thus enter the “low cost” business category, you could provide only the basic services or those most required by customers, and avoid booking appointments or, in any case, make these can only be done online (in order to reduce personnel and administrative costs).

What does it consist of?

Business where services such as cuts, hairstyles, dyes, lacerations, manicures, pedicures and makeup are offered at low prices, but of good quality.

Requirements
  • experience in providing hairdressing services.
  • a place where the “low cost” hairdresser can work.
  • equipment and articles necessary to provide hairdressing services.
How to start?

Find a place where your “low cost” hairdresser can work, which could be located in your own house in case you have the right location, space and conditions, buy the equipment and items necessary to provide hairdressing services, Promote your business (for example, through flyers that you distribute around the area or a page on Facebook), and serve customers who visit you.

Tips
  • In addition to the hairdressing service at your premises, you could also offer the hairdressing service at home, and thus take advantage of the little time that people have today to go to a hairdresser or beauty center.

Other “low cost” businesses

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

3. Low cost gym

To reduce your costs, you could offer only basic services, give people a circuit that allows them to train in a short time, and save on furniture and decoration of the premises.

4. Low cost travel agency

Agency where you would offer tourist packages, air tickets and tours, but where in order to reduce your costs you would only operate on the Internet through a website.

Business «on the go»

Businesses “on the go” are increasingly popular around the world due to the busy life that people have today, which leads them to consume products or services of rapid acquisition and consumption that were not originally planned. consume while they are shopping or walking around the area.

These businesses do not usually require a lot of investment since, for their start-up, usually only a small premises, stall or stand, or some vehicle where some type of product or service can be sold, in addition to some equipment and articles of low cost.

Let’s see some businesses “on the move” below:

5. Massages “on the go”

A business dedicated to providing massages “along the way” would allow people to take advantage of the busy life that people have today, their need to control stress, and the short time they have to go to a traditional massage center.

It is true that nowadays we can already find these massage businesses “on the go” everywhere, be it in shopping malls, airports, tourist areas, galleries and even markets, but we consider that there will always be a place where you can mount one again, and have this good reception due to the good demand that massages have today.

What does it consist of?

Business made up of a small shop, stand or stand where massages are offered and performed, which usually only last a few minutes.

Requirements
  • experience in performing massages.
  • a small place, stand or stand located in a place with a good influx of public.
  • one or more massage tables or chairs.
  • items needed to provide massages such as towels, blankets, lotions, and massage oils.
How to start?

Find a small place, stand or stand located in a place with a good influx of public and where you think that people could take a few minutes to have a massage (for example, in a shopping center, a tourist area or a gallery).

Then enable the place with one or more massage tables or chairs, decorate it in such a way that it creates a calm environment that encourages people to take a massage and relax, promote your business (for example, through flyers that spread over the area), and provides massages to customers who require it.

Tips
  • If you find it difficult to find a good place, stand or stand, consider proposing to the owner of a store with a good influx of public (it does not matter much what type of product or service they sell), rent a space within your store where you can set up a small massage stand.
  • If you do not have experience in performing massages, you could start by hiring professional masseurs who are in charge of providing these, while you are only in charge of managing the business.
  • To increase your income, in addition to offering massage services at your premises, you could also offer massage services at home or for companies.
  • keep an eye on the fairs that are organized in your locality, since it does not matter the type of product or service that is sold in these, these are usually a good place to temporarily set up a massage stand “on the go”.
  • You could start with a small location, and eventually move to a larger location where you can offer other related services such as sauna and whirlpool.
  • You could start with a single location, and over time open several locations at different points in your area.

6. Bar “al paso”

A bar “al paso” would allow to take advantage of the desire that people usually have to have a drink or cocktail at any time of the day, while they are shopping or simply walking around the area.

For this business you would not require a lot of capital since, unlike a traditional bar, you would only need a small shop, stall or stand, some equipment and items necessary to prepare and serve drinks or cocktails such as blenders, cocktail shakers, meters and glasses ( that could be disposable), benches, and the liquors necessary to prepare the drinks or cocktails.

What does it consist of?

Business made up of a small shop, stand or stand where drinks or cocktails such as pina coladas, daiquiris, margaritas, mojitos and vats libre are prepared and sold.

Requirements
  • experience in the preparation of drinks or cocktails.
  • small place, stand or stand located in a place with a good influx of public and where the sale of liquor is allowed.
  • equipment and items necessary to prepare and serve drinks or cocktails such as blenders, cocktail shakers, meters and glasses.
How to start?

Find a small place, stall or stand located in a place with a good influx of public such as a shopping center, a tourist area, a club area or even a market, where the sale of liquor is allowed, and where you consider that people could take time to have a drink or cocktail.

Then equip the premises with the equipment and items necessary to prepare and serve drinks or cocktails such as blenders, cocktail shakers, meters and glasses, place some benches (if your store, stand or stand has enough space), place material advertising such as posters where you indicate the main drinks or cocktails you sell and your main sales promotions, and prepare the drinks or cocktails that customers ask you for.

Tips
  • If you do not get a good place, stand or stand where to enable your bar “on the move”, consider starting by enabling a mobile stand or stand on the street (with prior permission) until you get a fixed one.
  • If you do not have experience in preparing drinks or cocktails, you could start by hiring a bartender to prepare them while you only manage the bar.
  • You could start with a small place, stand or stand, and over time move to a larger place, where in addition to drinks or cocktails you also sell food.
  • You could start with a single location, and over time open several locations at different points in your area.

Other businesses “on the go”

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

7. Food truck

Vehicle where food is prepared and sold “on the go” that would allow taking advantage, in addition to the popularity of “on the go” businesses, the popularity that this type of restaurant has today.

8. Cafeteria “al paso”

Which you could mount, for example, in a car with a spacious trunk, a three-wheeled motorcycle, a tricycle or simply a mobile stand.

Healthy food

The businesses dedicated to the sale of healthy food we consider that they are profitable since they take advantage of the trend that exists today in people to lead a healthy life and, as a consequence, to consume healthy foods.

Let’s see below some businesses dedicated to the sale of healthy food that do not require much investment:

9. Delivery of healthy food menus at home

A business dedicated to providing the delivery service of healthy food menus at home would take advantage of the trend that exists in people for consuming healthy foods, the high demand that menus usually have for people who do not bring their lunches to their centers of work, and the little time that people have today to cook or go out to eat at a restaurant.

This business does not require much investment since, unlike a traditional restaurant, you would not need a place where you can serve the public directly, but you could simply prepare the menus in the kitchen of your house, which ideally would be located near of offices, galleries or markets, although in reality anywhere your business is located could be successful, since there are usually people who buy menus everywhere.

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to the preparation and distribution of healthy food menus to the customer’s home or workplace, consisting, for example, of vegetarian, dietary food or simply made from healthy foods such as vegetables, cereals and legumes.

Requirements
  • taste for cooking.
  • good seasoning.
  • a kitchen with enough space to comfortably prepare menus.
  • one or more delivery vehicles.
  • items to transport and serve menus such as plastic containers and cutlery.
How to start?

Enable your home kitchen in such a way that you can prepare the menus there with comfort, program the menus that you are going to prepare during the week, buy the necessary supplies to prepare the number of menus that you plan to sell, and promote your menus; for example, through flyers where you highlight that your menus are for healthy food, publish the programming of the menus that you are going to prepare for the week, and distribute them to people who pass through the area, leave them under the doors of the Nearby houses, or take to companies or galleries located in the surroundings.

Once a client places an order over the phone or in person at the time of distributing your flyers, prepare the menu and take it or send it to someone to take it to your home, company, office, store, stand or stand, in a vehicle such as a motorcycle, bicycle, or just your car, unless your customers are nearby and you can take it on foot.

Tips
  • You could start by handing out the menus in your own car or bicycle, and over time acquire delivery vehicles such as motorcycles, or hire people who have their own delivery vehicles.
  • To promote your business, in addition to distributing flyers, over time you could create a website or a page on Facebook, where you publish the programming of the menus that you are going to prepare for the week.

Related: Home delivery of menus as a business idea

10. Food truck healthy food

A healthy food food truck would take advantage of the tendency that exists in people to consume healthy foods, but also the tendency that exists in people to eat food “on the go” due to the busy life they have.

You might think that nowadays we can already find food trucks everywhere, be it in shopping areas, tourist areas, nightclubs, beaches, parks and even within educational centers and, therefore, that a new one would not be profitable; But the truth is that there are still several places where you can set up a new one, and that one specialized in healthy food would stand out from the others since there are few food trucks that sell this type of food.

You might also think that this business requires a good investment, but the truth is that it is only a matter of getting an old vehicle with the necessary conditions to be converted into the food truck, which could be made up of a small van or any vehicle with Enough space to prepare and sell food on it.

What does it consist of?

Vehicle where healthy food is prepared and sold, for example, soy burgers, salads, vegetarian tacos, etc.

Requirements
  • experience in preparing some kind of healthy food.
  • a vehicle with the necessary conditions to be converted into the food truck.
  • equipment necessary to prepare and sell food in the food truck such as a kitchen and an iron.
  • a strategic place to ride the food truck.
How to start?

Find a strategic place where you can ride your healthy food truck, such as, for example, a shopping area, a tourist area, a beach or a park with a good influx of public, and make sure that they will give you permission to work there. .

Then determine the type of healthy food that you are going to sell in your food truck (which could be made, for example, by soy burgers, salads, vegetarian tacos, etc.), get a vehicle that can be transformed into the food truck (for example, a small van or any vehicle with enough space to prepare and sell food in it), transform the vehicle into the food truck (for example, remove the seats and windows on one side, install a kitchen, an iron and / or a deep fryer, and paint it with the colors of your business), and serve the public.

Tips
  • One way to promote your food truck is through a Facebook page where you indicate the food you sell, your sales promotions, and the place where you are and where you will be soon (in case you change location constantly).
  • pay attention to the fairs that are organized in your locality since, no matter the type of product or service that is sold, they are usually a good place to temporarily set up a food truck.

Other health food businesses

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

11. Small restaurant for healthy food

Which you could mount in your own house if it is located on a busy street and have the right space and conditions.

12. Sale of diet desserts

Business where you would sell cakes, tarts, pies and / or cupcakes made with natural ingredients, without sugar and without refined flour, and that in addition to taking advantage of the trend that exists in people to eat healthily, could stand out for its novelty.

Green business

Green businesses also consider that they are profitable since they take advantage of the trend that exists today in people to take care of the environment and, as a consequence, to consume or use products that take care of the environment, for example, when they are made of natural or recyclable inputs.

Let’s see below some ecological businesses that you can start with little money:

13. Manufacture and sale of biodegradable bags

A business dedicated to the manufacture and sale of biodegradable bags would make it possible to take advantage of the tendency that exists in people to take care of the environment, the concern that exists today for plastic bags due to the non-degradable nature of plastic and the high number that occur, and the fact that some Spanish-speaking countries are already beginning to ban them.

Ideally, in this business, you should have your own machines to manufacture the biodegradable bags, but if you do not have enough capital to acquire them, you could start by sending the bags to an external workshop that offers you the possibility of manufacturing your bags. according to your specifications.

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to the manufacture and sale of biodegradable bags (bags made of a special material that allow them to degrade after a few months after being discarded and that, therefore, take care of the environment, unlike plastic bags, which can take hundreds of years to degrade).

Requirements
  • machinery necessary to manufacture biodegradable bags.
  • supplies needed to manufacture the biodegradable bags.
How to start?

Get a machine that allows you to make biodegradable bags or, in any case, a workshop that has this and that allows you to make your bags according to your specifications, offers the bags to businesses that deliver bags to their customers so they can transport their products, such as stores, bazaars and supermarkets, and manufacture or send to manufacture the bags that they request.

Tips
  • To convince businesses to buy your biodegradable bags, in addition to talking about the importance of taking care of the environment and how biodegradable bags help with this task, you could talk about how to deliver their products in these bags (and thus show concern for the care of the environment) would allow them to create a good image before the public.

Related: Manufacture and sale of biodegradable bags as a business

14. Organic products store

A store of organic products would make it possible to take advantage of the tendency that exists in people to take care of the environment, but also stand out for its novelty, especially if there are no other stores for organic products in the same locality.

If you do not have enough capital to set up a physical store, you could choose to set up an online store, which in addition to allowing you to save on the purchase or rental of a premises, and on products (since you would not need to have these in stock at time to sell them), would allow you to take advantage of the increase in Internet shopping that is taking place in the Spanish-speaking market.

What does it consist of?

Store where ecological products such as clothes, bags, cosmetics and cleaning articles that take care of the environment are sold, for example, as they are made of natural or recyclable supplies.

Requirements
  • a place where the store can operate.
  • one or more suppliers that provide you with organic products.
How to start?

Find a place where your organic products store can work, get a supplier that provides these, display the products in the store, decorate it with ecological reasons, promote it (for example, through flyers that you distribute in the area or a page on Facebook), and serves customers.

If you choose to set up your online store, create an online store through some program to create and manage online stores such as Shopify, or send it to design a professional web designer, publish in this images and a brief description of organic products that you are going to sell and, once a customer buys one from you, send it to their home address.

Tips
  • be on the lookout for organic product fairs that are organized in your area, as these would not only be a good place to sell your organic products, but also to promote your store.

Other green businesses

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

15. Sale of electric vehicles

Business where you would sell electric vehicles such as cars, motorcycles or electric bicycles, and that in addition to taking advantage of the trend that exists for the care of the environment, would also take advantage of the high demand that exists today for this type of vehicle.

16. Sale of ecological clothing

Business where you would sell clothing made from natural or recyclable inputs, which would take advantage of the tendency that exists in people to take care of the environment, but also the high demand that clothes usually have.

Pet products and services

Businesses dedicated to the sale of products or services for pets are also profitable since they take advantage of the trend that exists today in people for conceiting their pets and, as a consequence, for procuring all kinds of products and services that allow them to be healthy, feel good or just look more adorable.

Let’s see below some businesses dedicated to the sale of products or services for pets that do not require much capital:

17. Dog walks

Due to the tendency that exists in people to conceit their pets, the need they have to take their dogs for a walk so that they release energy and thus are not anxious, and the little time that they have today to carry out this task , dog walking services are increasingly required around the world, and the proof is the dog walkers that we see more and more frequently on the streets.

You might think that a business dedicated to providing the service of dog walks is not a business with which you can earn a lot of money and, therefore, that is not profitable; but the truth is that if you are able to walk several dogs at the same time, you hire other people to help you with the walks, and you make your business not only work near your home but also in various areas of your city, it could become a fairly profitable business, in addition to not requiring more investment (you would practically only need leashes to walk the dogs).

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to providing the service of dog walks, where a person comes to the client’s house to pick up his dog, and then walks him around the area for a certain number of hours.

Requirements
  • love for dogs.
  • good physical condition to be able to make the walks.
  • dog belts.
How to start?

Get dog leashes, promote your business (for example, by handing out flyers or posting ads where you are allowed in your neighborhood), and once a client hires you, they come to their home to pick up their dog and take him for a walk in the area during the agreed hours.

Tips
  • You could start by doing the dog walks alone, and eventually hire other people to help you with them.
  • Over time you could make a website and / or an application for smartphones where you indicate the areas where you provide your services, and through which customers can see your availability and book tours.
  • In addition to the dog walking service, over time you could offer other related services such as dog training, transfers to the vet, home baths, and dog care (either at your home or at the client’s home).

Related: Dog walks as a business idea

18. Pet Accessories Store

A pet accessories store would allow you to take advantage of the tendency that exists in people to show off their pets and, as a consequence, to buy them all kinds of products that make them healthy, feel good or simply look more adorable.

You might think that there are already several pet accessories stores and, therefore, that this business is not profitable; But the truth is that if there are already several stores of this type in your area, you could differentiate yourself from these by specializing in one type of product; for example, in bird accessories, which are not easy to find in several Spanish-speaking countries.

Also, if you think that this business requires a good investment, keep in mind that instead of a physical store you could choose to set up an online store, which in addition to allowing you to save on the purchase or rental of a premises and products, you It would allow taking advantage of the increase in Internet shopping that is taking place in the Spanish-speaking market.

What does it consist of?

Store selling products or accessories for pets such as houses, beds, cages, leashes, collars, clothes, toys, food dispensers and pet food.

Requirements
  • love for pets.
  • a place where the store can operate.
  • one or more suppliers that provide you with pet accessories.
How to start?

Find a location where your pet accessories store can operate, get one or more suppliers to supply the accessories, display the accessories in your store, decorate it with pet motifs, and open the doors to the public.

If you are going to choose to set up your online store, create an online store through some program to create and manage online stores such as Shopify, or send it to design a professional web designer, publish in this images of the products that you are going to sell as well as a brief description of these, and once a customer buys you a product, send it to their home address.

Tips
  • An alternative that you could consider if you still do not have enough pet accessories to open a store, is to sell your accessories through a profile on Internet auction sites such as eBay and MercadoLibre.

Other businesses dedicated to the sale of products or services for pets

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

19. Veterinary for exotic birds and pets

Veterinary specialized in exotic birds and pets such as rabbits, turtles and iguanas, which would take advantage of the limited supply of this business in several Spanish-speaking countries.

20. Dog Travel Agency

Agency where trips are organized for dogs accompanied by their owners to places where pets are allowed.

21. Pet Spa

Spa where services such as bathing, ear cleaning, haircuts, nail trimming and massages for pets are provided, and which would take advantage of the desire in people to conceit their pets and provide them with everything they need to make them feel comfortable. feel good and look adorable.

22. Pet sitting

Nursery that you could set up in your own home if you had the right space and conditions, and that would take advantage of the need for people to leave someone to take care of their pets when they travel or have to be away from home for few days.

Domiciliary services

Businesses dedicated to providing some type of service at the customer’s home are increasingly popular around the world due to the large number of things that people have to do today, and the short time they have to do it.

Also, these businesses do not require a lot of investment since to start them you do not need to spend on the purchase or rental of a place where to serve the public, nor on other related aspects such as remodeling, decoration, furniture and personnel, but simply in some low-cost equipment or items necessary to provide the service at the customer’s home.

Let’s see below some businesses dedicated to providing some type of home service:

23. Hairdressing at home

Hairdressing services at home are increasingly popular around the world due to the short time that people have today to go to a traditional hairdresser or beauty center, and the high demand that hairdressing services usually have especially for women.

These services are usually required especially when people are going to have an event such as a marriage or a birthday, and consider that they will not have enough time to go to a hairdresser; But if you can make yourself known for providing good service and offer competitive prices, people will call you whenever they need or want to go to a hairdresser.

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to providing the services of a traditional hairdresser such as those for cuts, hairstyles, dyes, lacerations, manicures, pedicures and makeup; but at the customer’s address.

Requirements
  • experience in providing hairdressing services.
  • items necessary to provide hairdressing services such as scissors, combs and capes.
How to start?

Buy the necessary items to provide hairdressing services (for example, scissors, combs, capes, etc.), promote your business (for example, through a website where you indicate, among other things, the services you offer and your contact information, and to which you would advertise through advertising programs such as AdWords), and once you get a client, go to their home address at the agreed time and provide them with the services they require.

Tips
  • If you do not have experience in providing hairdressing services, you could start by hiring personnel who do have one and who are in charge of providing the services, while you only dedicate yourself to fulfilling orders and managing the business.
  • You could start by providing hairdressing services yourself, and over time hire staff to help you with these.
  • To promote your business, in addition to creating a website, you could also create an application for smartphones that allows people to see the availability of your services and book their appointments.

24. Chef at home

Chef or home cook services are also increasingly popular around the world, in this case due to the short time nowadays people have to cook or go out to eat at a restaurant.

These services are usually required especially when people are going to organize an event in their homes such as a birthday or a christening, but if you are able to prepare a tasty meal and provide good customer service, people will call you at any time. where they just want someone to prepare a good meal for them at home.

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to providing the chef or cook service at the client’s home, which usually includes, in addition to preparing the food (which is generally gourmet), the purchase of the necessary supplies to prepare the food, the attention of diners, and cleaning of the kitchen.

Requirements
  • experience as a chef or cook.
  • good seasoning.
  • service vocation.
How to start?

Buy the necessary items to provide the chef or cook service at home (for example, a kitchen uniform, some kitchen utensils, etc.), promote your business (for example, through a website where you sign, enter other things, the services you offer and your contact details, and to which you would advertise through advertising programs such as AdWords), and once you get a customer, buy the necessary supplies to prepare the food you order, and to the number of people that you indicate, go to your home, prepare food, and serve diners.

Tips
  • You could start by providing the home chef or cook service on your own, and eventually hire other chefs or cooks to help you with this.

Other businesses dedicated to providing home services

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

25. Home care for older adults

It would allow taking advantage of the increase in the population of older adults, and the little time that people have today to give them the care and attention they deserve.

26. Home massage

In addition to massage experience, you would only need a portable massage table or chair, and some items such as towels and massage oils.

27. Yoga classes at home

It would allow taking advantage of the tendency that exists in people to lead a healthy life, and the need that they have to control stress and seek moments of relaxation.

Virtual services

Businesses dedicated to providing some type of virtual service (through the Internet) are also increasingly required worldwide due to the scope that the Internet has today, and the possibility that they offer people to obtain a service without having to leave their homes or offices.

These businesses do not require more investment since in order to start one, in most cases, all you will need is a computer with an Internet connection, which if you are reading this article you probably already have it.

Let’s see below some businesses dedicated to providing some type of virtual service:

28. Virtual assistant

Virtual assistant services are increasingly required around the world due to the reach that the Internet has today, the large number of tasks that people have to do today, and the short time they have to do it.

In addition to being increasingly required, another reason why we consider this to be a profitable business is that your potential customers would not be limited to people living in your area, but that they could be anywhere in the world, especially if fluent in English or another foreign language.

And another reason why we consider it to be a business that can mean a good income, is that there is still not much competition for it, at least in the Spanish-speaking market, so if you are able to offer an efficient and professional service, and you do a proper promotion, you are likely to get customers quickly.

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to providing the virtual assistant service, in which a person (assistant) performs tasks typical of an administrative or personal assistant such as receiving telephone calls, managing the agenda, writing documents and searching for information, for another person (client ) that it is in a different place (it may even be in a different country), and with which it maintains communication through virtual means such as Skype, WhatsApp and email.

Requirements
  • experience as an administrative or personal assistant, or simply experience in performing administrative or management tasks.
How to start?

Create a web page where you include, among other things, a video presentation of yourself and the tasks you can perform as a virtual assistant, and then promote it through advertising programs such as AdWords, and once you get a client, perform it from your home or office the tasks that you ask.

Tips
  • You could start by providing the virtual assistant service yourself, and over time hire other assistants to help you with it.
  • To get clients, in addition to looking for them directly through a web page, you could register with some virtual assistant agency that helps you with this task.

29. Virtual education

Businesses dedicated to virtual education are also increasingly in demand around the world due to the reach that the Internet has today, the large number of subjects or disciplines that people are forced to learn today, and the possibility that give people the power to learn something from the comfort of their homes or offices.

For this business you would not need more investment either since practically all you would need would be a computer with an Internet connection, and master some of the many subjects or disciplines that can be taught through the Internet such as programming, marketing, personal finance and languages.

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to teaching a subject or discipline through the Internet.

Requirements
  • a computer with an Internet connection.
  • mastery of some subject or discipline that can be taught through the Internet.
How to start?

Determine the subject or discipline you are going to teach, determine the medium (for example, Skype, email, etc.) and the method you will use to be able to do it, create a web page where you indicate, among other things, the discipline or subject that you are going to teach and the topics that you are going to deal with, and promote this through advertising programs such as AdWords.

Tips
  • as a way to increase your income, but also to make yourself known on the Internet, in addition to virtual teaching you could also create courses, video courses or ebooks that you also sell (or for which you charge a membership) on your website, or on sites specials that help you with it (in exchange for a commission) such as Udemy.

Other businesses dedicated to providing virtual services

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

30. Small Business Consulting

It would allow taking advantage of the large number of small businesses that are created every day, and the large number of challenges that they face due to the high competition that exists today.

31. Advice on web positioning

It would allow you to take advantage of the increase in the number of people or companies that want their websites to appear in the first places in the search results of search engines such as Google, and thus be able to achieve good visitor traffic.

32. Low-cost personal finance counseling

It would allow taking advantage of the increase in the number of people eager to learn to manage their personal finances, and the fashion of “low cost” business.

Professional services

Businesses dedicated to providing some type of professional service are businesses that can become quite profitable due to the good demand they usually have, but as long as they offer a good quality service capable of making consumers not only acquire it again, but also recommend it.

You might think that the income potential of this type of business is limited to the time you have available to be able to provide the service, but the truth is that in one of these businesses not only could you dedicate yourself to providing the service, but you could also hire to other people so they can also provide it.

To start one of these businesses, in addition to an office that you could set up in your own home, in some cases you need to have a professional title, but in others it is enough that you have knowledge and experience in the service that, if you do not have You could acquire through a classroom course or on the Internet.

Let’s see below some businesses dedicated to providing some type of professional service:

33. Small Business Consulting

Every day hundreds of small businesses are created by entrepreneurs who do not have enough training and experience to complete the difficult task of creating and managing one, and who end up hiring business consulting services.

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to providing small business consulting or advisory service in one or more business areas such as company formation, marketing and finance.

Requirements
  • knowledge and experience in one or more business areas.
  • an office that you could set up in your own home.
  • a web page through which you promote your services.
How to start?

Set up an office, create a web page where you point out the consulting services you offer, and then post it on classified ad sites on the Internet and / or advertise through the AdWords adware program, and once you get a client, give them your services in your company, office or home, or simply through Skype.

Tips
  • You could start by focusing on a single business area (for example, business formation, marketing, or finance), and over time, as your knowledge and experience grow, cover other areas.
  • You could start offering your consulting services only to small businesses, and over time, as your knowledge and experience grow, offer them to all types of companies.
  • You could start by providing the consulting services yourself, and over time hire other consultants who are also responsible for providing them.
  • In order to get clients, you could offer small free consultancies through the Internet, in such a way that you loyalty to clients, and so when they require larger consultations, they decide to contract your services.

34. Translation of documents or texts

In the globalized world in which we live where companies do business with other companies located in different parts of the world, translation services are increasingly requested.

What does it consist of?

Business dedicated to providing the service of document or text translation such as contracts, manuals, articles and web page content.

Requirements
  • mastery of one or more foreign languages.
  • an office that you could set up in your own home.
  • a web page through which you promote your services.
How to start?

Set up an office, create a web page where you point out the types of translations and languages ​​you offer, and then post it on classified ad sites on the Internet, advertise it in the yellow pages on the Internet and / or advertise through AdWords. And once you get a customer, offer them your services.

Tips
  • To get clients, in addition to doing it through a web page, you could also register on sites for freelancers such as Workana, Freelancer, WorkFrelance and Fiverr.
  • You could start by doing the translations yourself, and eventually hire other translators to help you with these (create a translation agency), who could work from their own homes, and live anywhere in the world.
  • You could start by providing only the translation service, and over time offer other related services such as interpreting and transcription.
  • In order to differentiate yourself from the competition, you could choose to specialize in only one area or one language; for example, in the translation of legal documents, or in English translations.

Other businesses dedicated to providing professional services

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

35. Personal finance consulting

Due to the growing desire among people to learn to manage their finances, personal finance consulting services are increasingly required.

To start this business, in addition to having knowledge and experience in topics related to personal finances such as debts, savings and investments, you would only need an office that you could set up in your own home, and a website through which you promote your services.

36. Personal buyer

Due to the short time that people have today to even make their purchases, the services of a personal buyer or personal shopper are becoming increasingly popular .

In your business dedicated to providing the service of personal buyer or personal shopper , you could start offering only the service of personal buyer, and over time offer other related services such as messaging, parcels and image consultant.

37. Writing texts

Due to today’s need for companies and individuals to constantly post new content on their websites in order to keep them updated, copywriting services are increasingly in demand.

In your business dedicated to providing the writing service, you could start doing the writing by yourself, and later hire other copywriters to help you with these (create a writing agency), who could also work from their own houses, and live anywhere in the world.

Online business

Finally, online businesses (on the Internet) could not be missing from our list, which are businesses that can also become quite profitable due, among other things, to the reach that the Internet has today, and the increase in the number of users Internet that is taking place in the Spanish-speaking market; and they do not require more investment (in most cases you will only need a computer with an Internet connection).

Let’s see some online businesses below:

38. Blog that generates advertising revenue

A blog that generates advertising revenue would take advantage of the increase in the number of Internet users, but also the increase in the number of companies that decide to advertise in this medium due to its effectiveness in promoting a product or service.

As well as other online businesses, a blog that generates advertising revenue can become a quite profitable business, but only after a lot of work and dedication, since for a blog to generate good income, either through advertising or any other method, you need to first have good visitor traffic, which usually takes time.

What does it consist of?

Blog (website where articles on a certain topic are published regularly, and where readers are usually given the opportunity to post a comment at the end of these) that generates advertising revenue; that is, through the publication of advertisements, for example, provided by advertising programs such as AdSense.

Requirements
  • a blog.
  • a theme to write about on the blog.
  • a method of making money on the blog based on advertising.
How to start?

Create a blog through some platform to create and manage blogs such as WordPress, periodically publish in this article of good quality on a certain topic that is in good demand on the Internet and that is to your liking, and publishes advertisements; for example, provided by advertising programs such as AdSense, which allow you to automatically publish blog ads related to the topic of the blog, and pay you a certain amount of money each time a user clicks on any of the ads.

Tips
  • When choosing the theme of your blog make sure to choose a theme that you master, but above all that is to your liking, since only then can you keep writing articles regularly and for a good time, which is what every blog requires to succeed.

Related: How to make money with a blog step by step

39. Promotion of affiliate products

A business dedicated to the promotion of affiliate products can also become quite profitable, due, among other things, to the increase in the number of Internet users, and to the increase in purchases made in this medium; and only for the fact of promoting the product of a third party.

What does it consist of?

Business where a person promotes the product of another on the Internet through an affiliate link, and receives a commission or a percentage of the sale of the product each time a customer visits, through the affiliate link, the page where the product is sold and bought.

Requirements
  • an affiliate product to promote.
  • a means through which to promote the affiliate product (usually a blog).
How to start?

Search the Internet for an affiliate product that you would like to promote (for this you could search for affiliate programs such as Amazon or ClickBank, or search for a product that you would like to promote and then find out if it has an affiliate program), register at Affiliate program, generate your affiliate link, promote the product (for example, in the articles or electronic bulletins of your blog), and wait for someone to visit the sale page of the product through your affiliate link and I bought.

Tips
  • When choosing an affiliate product, take into account factors such as the reputation of the company that owns the product or the affiliate program, the quality of the product, the commissions it offers, your knowledge of the product, and your personal tastes.

Related: How To Make Money With Affiliate Programs

Other online businesses

In addition to the businesses mentioned, other alternatives that we propose are:

40. YouTube channel

Which would take advantage of the increase in Internet video consumption that is taking place in the Spanish-speaking market, and that could mean a good source of income as long as you publish videos capable of having a good number of reproductions.

41. Online T-shirt store

It would allow to take advantage of the increase in Internet shopping that is taking place in the Spanish-speaking market, and the good demand that tees (also known as t-shirts, shirts, t-shirts, polo shirts and polo shirts) usually have on the Internet.

Final notes

This was our list of 41 businesses that we consider profitable taking into account trends in the Spanish-speaking market, and which require little investment to start up.

To choose the right business, look for one that deals with a topic on which you have good knowledge and experience, but above all that you are passionate about or really like, since only then can you have enough perseverance to keep going when problems arise and difficulties.

If you can’t find the business indicated on our list, to find other profitable businesses it’s just a matter of doing a little research on the market, trying to detect trends or changes in it (for example, in the tastes or preferences of consumers), and then identify a business that allows you to take advantage of these.

If you know of another profitable business that you would like to share with us, or you are looking for a partner to help you start one or grow the one you already have, do not hesitate to post a comment at the end of the article, and include your email in this so that others may contact you

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