These Side Hustles Don’t Require a Ton of Cash

July 22, 2016

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When it comes to starting a small business, many people are both excited and intimidated by the idea. Many are tempted by the idea of working remotely or being their own boss, but it can be expensive to start a new side business. However, there are some side hustles that don’t require a ton of cash, nor do they need you to do anything more than hone in on the skills that you already have.

What’s unique about businesses today is that they can rely on the help of technology. Tech has made it easier than ever for businesses to get started with a low overhead.

If you’re looking to start profitable side hustles, then these ideas may be the push you need to get started:

Website Designer

“That $50 a month investment netted clients around the world and turned Lounge Lizard into a seven-figure company within 10 months,” said Ken Braun, founder of Lounge Lizard.


“Entrepreneurs don’t want to be tasked with driving to hour long in-person meetings to take care of the mundane tasks that go hand-in-hand with running a business anymore,” says Ian Crosby, cofounder and CEO of Bench

Tech Support

“I had to make the decision to leave my day job in hopes of making the American dream,” said Daniel Gagnon, president and cofounder of TekHattan Holdings. “It paid off.”

Digital Marketing And PR

“It’s extremely important to make sure your client feels secure in the fact that you are not physically there,” said Andrea Holland, chief executive and founder of DialedPR. “Make sure you over communicate while traveling.”

Travel Expert

“The best way to travel and be an entrepreneur is to create a solid schedule,” said Matthew Kepnes, founder of Nomadic Matt.

Life Coach/Consultant

“In my line of work, people are hiring me, not my technology, so I find it critical to find ways to be myself and not have technology make me begin to feel like everyone else,” said Erica McCurdy, professional life coach.

Content Curator

“Digital nomads should be motivated, have proven themselves capable of working independently and be ready to learn,” said Julie Ewald, CEO for Impressa Solutions.

H/T Business Insider

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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