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Work-from-home side hustles with low start up costs



I’m guessing you’ve arrived here because you need to earn extra money from home (or while travelling) but you don’t have much money to put into starting up. You’ve come to the right place!


There are numerous side hustles that you can start which don’t require much capital to get going. Some of them will need licenses or special qualifications, depending on the country and area you live in. Just be sure to check the details and do your research before you start.


Please feel free to click on the ones that are highlighted – they’ll lead you to another post on this site with related information on how to begin your side hustle…



  • Virtual assistant
  • Local business on-site office admin support
  • Cleaner
  • Babysitter
  • Childminder
  • Blogging on your passion
  • Web designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Digital agency
  • Social media consultancy
  • Consulting business in your area of expertise
  • Freelance writer
  • Selling on Amazon
  • Selling on eBay
  • Business coach
  • Health and wellness coach
  • Mobile beauty therapist / beautician
  • Mobile nail technician
  • Slimming club leader
  • Freelancing via Fiverr
  • Freelancing via eLance
  • Selling on Etsy
  • Transcription
  • Proofreader
  • Teach English online
  • Translation service
  • Gift basket business
  • Dressmaker  / clothing alterations
  • Ironing service
  • Dog walking
  • Pet sitting
  • Dog groomer
  • Wedding planner
  • Children’s party planner
  • Lifestyle management PA
  • Recruitment consultancy
  • Temp recruitment consultant
  • Travel agent
  • Online tutor
  • Sell your photography on stock photo sites
  • Baker
  • Cupcake business
  • Cake decorator
  • Start a local community magazine (sell advertising)
  • Singing coach
  • Public speaking coach
  • Customer service for a business such as Arise
  • Telesales
  • Market research
  • Urgent business to business courier (you manage the drivers who freelance their services to you)
  • Leverage the sharing economy using Airbnb


If you want to start an online freelancing side hustle and get your first client this weekend, read this post!


More will be added after some further brainstorming, so be sure to check back 🙂



Good luck with your side hustle! If you have a burning question about any of the above
that you can’t find the answer to, drop me a line and I’ll try my best to help 🙂


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