If you’re like millions of Kenyans who wish to start their own business, then you understand the many obstacles that may stand in your way to achieving your dream. Time might be the issue, or lack of sufficient capital or even lack of relevant knowledge to succeed in a specific line of business. However, most people often hive an excuse that they lack enough capital to start to start the business. Luckily, there’re alternative businesses one can start with little money here in Kenya.
Cheap Business Ideas in Kenya
Below we look at some of the best ideas you can invest in without having to worry about large capital or heavy financial burden issues.
- Personal Creations
If you have a talent for making personal creations such as arts and crafts then you should consider making money out of it. Let’s say you’re a good painter, you can sell your works of art with very little investment. Apart from using social platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to reach potential customers, other platforms such as eBay, Amazon and Etsy cater for creators making it easy for them to sell their products to international customers.
- Cleaning Services
It’s easy to offer cleaning services, and require minimal or no training at all. You can offer discounted services if the customer have the required cleaning products and tools onsite, or offer a more expensive service that includes you bringing your own cleaning tools and products. Due to the mobile nature of this business, you can offer to clean offices, shops or restaurants before or after work, clean people’s homes during the day as well as providing morning housekeeping services for hotels and guest houses.
- Skilled-Based Services
Assuming that you’re skilled with home repairs, you can use your skilled labor to make money. For example, being a handyman means you can help homeowners to do repairs and home installations. Yu won’t need to have a physical headquarters, but you can move from home to home with your tools or equipment, and anyone with something that needs to be fixed will give you the assignment. After that leave your contacts with them, they can call you next time they need your services or even recommend you to one of their friends in need of similar services.
- Resell Something
Reselling items is another simple but great business to start with little money in Kenya. You require to have products which you can sell to customers. The best way to go about it is via drop shipping. Drop shipping involves marketing a product you don’t have in your store but once a buyer places an order all you need to do is order from the manufacturer or online store directly and ship it to the customers. For instance, you sell female handbags and one lady in Australia makes an order. You then go to an e-commerce sites like Alibaba or Amazon and place an order for the product to be shipped to Australia. Technically, you don’t have the products yourself, but you’re shipping them directly from online stores of manufacturers.
- Consultancy Services
Are you an expert in a given field or area of specialization? Do you have experience in a specific field? If so, then you can offer consultancy services to up-and-coming professionals or startup owners. These people are willing to pay for your expertise. If you didn’t know, there are many consultancy agencies all over Kenya where clients are willing to pay good money for financial advice and consultations. Just ensure you’re skilled and professional before starting this business or you might create a poor impression to potential clients.
- App Developer
There are hundreds if not thousands of new applications launched every day. If you’re the right skills for developing smartphone apps, then you can use your skills to earn good income. The only thing you need here, apart from your skills, is having a laptop and an account for app developers. You will find this idea to be much better than sitting in the office between 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday. Furthermore, one app can be downloaded hundreds of thousand times and even a million times.
- Website Developer
Are you good with web design skills? If you are, then you can tap into the green market in Kenya where more and more businesses are realizing the importance of having a website through which they can market their services and connect with potential customers. You can also create blogs and websites for bloggers and affiliate marketers who want to have their websites designed with shopping carts, product pages, service pages and feedback forms.
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