7 Business Ideas Under $100

Check out our list of the 7 best business ideas for under $100

Being an entrepreneur in 2017 may be a dream for many employees or graduates out there right now. It can be a pathway to financial independence, as well as the pursuit of lifelong dreams.

However, it can be difficult to come up with that great business idea. You may have the passion, energy, and strategy, but without your business idea you just don’t have a business.

Beyond that, you may have a great business idea, but because of the financial costs upfront, it may be impractical to begin that now.

That’s why today we’ll look at the 13 best business ideas you can start today that will cost you less than $100.

Lawn care

This will definitely fall into the manual labor section. Lawn care specialists are always needed, especially in the middle spring to late fall when (in the northern hemisphere) before and after winter when the grass and yard need extra care.

With many homeowners now having more disposable cash, they want to have beautiful lawns as well. This will help you find customers more easily, as there are probably lots of these homeowners in your neighborhood.

All you need is experience and a lawnmower—and many homeowners will let you use their tools!

Youtube vlogging

This option is great for those people who believe they have great messages or experiences they’d love to share with the billions of Youtube viewers out there.

Vlogging is pretty much blogging through video form, and Youtube is the most popular platform for that. But instead of needing fancy camera equipment, your smartphone is the only thing you’ll need. That’s it!

And, of course, your amazing words.


There are many things you can teach that mostly just require your knowledge or things you already probably have. For example, you can teach 1-on-1 music lessons, writing, exam prep, and even coding.

Your customer/student will have his or her own equipment, so there will be no or low upfront costs for you.

Dog walking

If you love animals, this will be a great business for you. Many people love their dogs, but many of these dog owners are also full-time workers. They hate the idea of leaving their dogs alone at home while they’re at work, which is where you come in.

If you know how to take care of dogs, then you may be right for a career in dog-walking. It’s even something you can do on the side while you raise money and come up with your other great business idea.


It’s more important now than ever to learn how to code, especially with almost every single business having or needing a website or app.

Because you most probably have a computer, that is pretty much all you need (besides your marketing). As long as your computer is adequate and your knowledge is up-to-par, you could find great success in programming.

Social media manager

In line with programming, nearly every business with an online presence needs to have a social media presence. Because it takes a lot of time (and you only need access to the internet and computer), you can do that work for them.

It’s very low-cost (and any additional software the client will most likely purchase), and if you have great social media skills, you can become a social media manager. One of the easiest business ideas!

Personal trainer

If you have a lot of experience either in losing weight, health and fitness or any related thing (such as yoga, pilates, etc.), then you can become a personal trainer.

Many people are eager to change their lives by becoming healthier, and they are eager to have someone help them with that. Even better, you most probably have everything you need to start training others. You don’t need an office either—most of it takes place in the client’s home, or you can dedicate a space in your own home for 1-on-1 trainings.

The best business ideas

While this list is by no means exhaustive, it is a great way to get started on your new entrepreneurial life. The best business ideas are, of course, the ones you start on, so it’s best to take action today.

Good luck!