How To Start A Business With NO MONEY From Home In 2018!

How To Start A Business With NO MONEY From Home In 2018!

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We want to break down how to Start A Business With No Money from Home in 2018, you can do this.

Imagine how this could work if you have a social media marketing agency.   Because the truth is Social Media Companies and others are very stable and profitable businesses you can be run from home.  But Yes, most of us do not have a Media Marketing Agency.  All you need is a good laptop and an internet connection. (not dialup) If you want honestly any type of business, this article will provide you with some nuggets. Read through this article and let the Concept soak in.

Starting A Business With No Money

You start a business with little or no money. You already know of home based businesses, internet businesses and craft businesses right.

Here we go, on a ride of new beginnings and surprise endings.

From our original college days, studies of business and entrepreneurship have been updated.  Keeping up with the latest trends and not getting lost in the fads of the moment.  As we have gone along through the years since graduation many things sound different but are the same.  For example Guerrilla Marketing, means using a small budget to maximize your effectiveness in product, service or company exposure.  We called it target marketing.  I have found some of the sharpest marketing people running their own small business without any formal education.  They have used gut instinct knowing their customer base and what the competition has to over.

These entrepreneurs have been more than successful.  More so than many small business owners for one reason.  They know their competition and either offer competitive products or pile on the service.   Which in turn, makes their customer so loyal they would never think about going anywhere else.

Each year some new electronic something or software shows up.  That covers things

New Gadgets New Opportunity

Okay, who would have thought you could check your email, stock market and get messages on your phone 5 years ago?

for the startup business novice, that we didn’t do until we were actually into our degree phase in college, junior, senior years.  Now many manual aspects of running a business can be computerized and should be.  (Warning:  Have your data backed up and stored in a separate location.  Use a USB add-on hard drive.)

Here’s a class very similar to the class we had in college.  All you have to do through the whole semester (term) is make a thousand bucks.   Yup, that is it and your grade is based on if you Can make a thousand dollars. Some rules but really just stay within the law.  You know, no selling drugs, panhandling or having Aunts, Uncles or family give you the money.

We were all given a starter kit item.  I was given a broom.  Nobody was given anything of perceived value.    Your goal is to return back and you have at least fifty dollars in cash.  From the first weekend.  Then if you passed this goal you were given the rest of the month to raise the $1000.00.

Broom One way to Barter

In our example the broom was a big let down but turned into a real golden nugget.

You know you can sell the broom or you can use the broom to generate cash.  The how, is left up to you.  I saw the instructor walking around asking what the student wanted from his collection of oddities.  I spotted a couple things I felt I could use to bargain my way to the $50.00 on the first phase of our test.  Then the items I spied were gone.  He says, “well here is a good product that everyone else has overlooked, it is yours…the broom of course.  I stared at the broom.  You know those brown kind with straw bristles like Grandma always used.  In that moment I was truly stunned, what to do with this broom.

Now remember the “how” is not specified other than the little legal issues of drugs and family, as we spoke of earlier.

Based on that you could  trade your broom for  whatever that is something else is. Then trade again for something else and then come back your fifty dollars cash in hand.   This part of our course was to get us used to thinking creatively right Anyway.  Of course we had one over energetic student Ashley who blurted out,  “what was the most anyone has returned with from this exercise?”  The instructor said, “$140.00.”

What I didn’t share is you have 3 days to accomplish this first goal from Friday after class to Monday class to raise the $50.00.  You have to make three or four trades of

The clock is Always Ticking

You don’t always have as much time as you want to raise money.

actual physical goods or physical products before you try to raise the actual cash. At the end selling whatever that something resulted in being after the trades.  I traded my new broom for a flat tire and rim.  I didn’t care about the tire, I wanted the rim to trade.  Which I did for cash and sold it for $10.00.  Then I hustled my butt across the street to the auto supply store and bout 9 air fresheners for a buck a piece.  I wanted 10 but I had to pay tax which made me short of money for the tenth one.

I went to the street corner and sold them to passing motorists for $2.00 each.  That took a couple hours and now I have $18.00 and change.

So what can I get that will provide a return and at least double my money?  That double my money thought never left my thinking.  It was part of my strategy from the beginning.

“Luck was on my side, but then again it isn’t luck if you
recognize an opportunity, is it.”

I spotted a yard sale  down the street aways with a pretty nice bike for sale.  It was

Bicycles are always in Demand at Colleges

This isn’t my first trade this looks my like my future bike I traded to get.

older, even classic looking.  The sales sticker said $40.00,  darn…Just them a woman walked up and said can I help you?  No, I really wanted this bike but I only have half the money being asked for it.  She looked at and and smiled…what do you do.  Oh I am a poor college student and the bike was going to be used to transportation to and from class.  I was real careful not to say I would be using it to ride to and from class.  To me I morally telling the truth, someone was going to use it for that, I just didn’t know his or her name yet!

The lady says give me what you have, it’s yours.  Hot Dog!  Thank You ma’am.

I pinched the tires and they were full of air.  I hopped on the bike and started riding back to school.  I was going to ask $60.00 for this baby and hopefully get my $50.00.  I had my cash in hand before the sun went down on Friday.

So Saturday I was downtown just out and about.  I looked in a pawnshop window and their was this pretty decent looking guitar.  I went in and there was another bike only this one was nice, modern and more of guys bike.  The tag said $50.00.  Of course I had $50.00 and change.  I said to the guy with big wet chewed on cigar sticking out of his mouth and dirty tee shirt, “how about $45.00?”  His answer,” how about you leave.”   “Wait, I just wanted to buy this bike, but I only have $45.00 plus the tax.”  He looked at me mashing his cigar around in his mouth.  “You got 5o bucks sonny?”  “Yes I do sir, right here.”  I pulled out my 2 $20’s and a $10 spot.  “The bikes your’s sonny, now get out of here.”  He was a bit gruff but I had a new bike to trade up.  A bit of a risk when I had a bird in hand, my $50.00.  Now I have a bike.

Somebody in a Crowd will want a bike.

No a word of caution selling bikes. Some may think the bike is stolen. So where you sell and how can determine your outcome.

So I head back to the college looking for someone with a lot of books.  This is perfect put a basket on it and you are golden.  The first three guys I approach, likely prospects said, “no”.  I Then crafted a for sale sign out of a piece of cardboard from a pizza box to help my marketing effort.  A girl comes up and said,  “cool bike how much do you want for it?”  $120.00. “Oh” she says,  “I was hoping you were going to say $100.00.”  My response, (learned from my cigar mashing buddy) “Do you have a $100.00?”  “Yup”, she says, “right here, 5 $20 dollar bills.”  I told her she just bought a bike.  I got a big hug and 5 $20 dollar bills.  Now I have $100.00 in two days.  Now it is the afternoon on Saturday but I still doubled the goal.

What I am showing you here is bartering course.  Yet we lose the facts that some people’s junk are other people’s treasure.  Now that you have bartered your way to some cash what’s next?

Well I went back to the yard sales.  But this time I was much more particular.  I was looking for laptops.  Sounds crazy but some of the older generation have some pretty sweet laptops and only play games on them.  I found 1 for $50.00.  It was pretty new but best of all it had the right programs on it so you could write papers and articles charts and the like.  Now $50.00 in pocket and a laptop.  It was a win-win either way.  I was moving on to the $1000.00 final and had momentum.  I sold that for $100.00 just walking down the hallway of the dorm.  Done by late Saturday afternoon.

How To Start A Business with No Money From Home in 2018.   Number one guys you got to get creative, okay?   Remember the exercise was designed for us to get creative.  You can start with nothing.   I know people have done this experiment with the unlikeliest of things.  Stuck, let’s get unstuck right now.  Shipping pallets, yes shipping pallets.  Many places will give them to you for free.

How much do you think this pallet plaque sells for?

Amazing Grace Pallet Plaque

Here is something you can do and it is cheap but returns (profits) are pretty good.

This plaque sells for $44.00 on a large online shopping site.   Now you can paint it, use permanent marker, even router and paint and sell for more money.  This is just one item and it can say anything from religious verses to “Welcome to Our Mess!”  The pallet is free for the picking up.  You have time and thought into your verse or saying.  some paint or permanent marker and that’s it.

This is just one of the many opportunities you can do.  What would you have in inventory costs?  If you are like me all you can do is smile.  You have less than $10.00 including driving to pick up the pallet(s)

Now let’s think outside the box.  What happens if you print a photo and paste it onto the wood and then put clear coat or shellac over it for a nice shiny presentation.  Before you jump

Photo on Wood From Pallet

Here is a nice opportunity to make a large income without leaving home.

make sure the photos are not In-Jet.  The colors will run in many cases.  Here is a way to really make this photo presentation on pallet material ver valuable to clients.  Take the photo and have it blown up to a large size at say Walgreens.  The cost is very low and you have just created a $125.00 rustic photo and not destroyed the original photo.  Would you believe you just made a cool $100.00 profit.  This same thing sells for $200-$250.00

So how many other options can you think of making with free pallet material?

How To Start A Business With NO MONEY From Home In 2018!  This is only the tip of the iceberg so to speak.  So many ways you can make an honest living from home.  Thousands of American’s do it going to yard sales.  Then reselling or refurbishing and then reselling their finds.

Many more turn their hobbies into full time jobs.  Not because they retired, but because they company down sized and they were left out in the cold.

Like cooking?  What about catering to church events, weddings and other events like family reunions.  Let’s face it nobody wants to travel 3 – 4 hours to a reunion and bring a dish to pass.

Remember a website will help you sell your wares faster and help your community exposure.

Our hope is this jogged your memory a bit and gave you some new incite into an old profession, Bartering.

 

 

 

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