5 Low Investment Online Business Ideas for Beginners

Starting an online business is much easier than opening a store or an office. However, when you sit down to think, there are numerous ideas that come into your mind for starting a business online – to become an affiliate marketer or to create your own brand and sell products…!

If you are too in this ambiguity of deciding on what online business to start with in 2019, this post is just for you! We’ll share with you some low investment online business ideas that you can start in no time and who knows you become the next big entrepreneur!

This is the most amazing thing about internet today. You can start your own online business form anywhere in the world with just a little knowledge of how to create and manage website. 

1.Create and Sell Digital Courses

If you have an expertise in a particular field and can teach others, you can create an online course for the same. It can be in the form of training books (in parts), ebook, quizzes, trainings, podcasts or webinars, on a website.

There are various tools available online that may help you create your online courses in the form of presentations and videos. Create your course content, get it online, set a price for it and push it online through your website, social media and other mediums. The course can be in parts or one time, depending upon the length of the content.

You can also publish your ebook/book on sites such as Amazon for more popularity.  Don’t leave any stone unturned to reach to your target audience and we guarantee you’ll make awesome money in this business!


2. Offer Marketing Services

Marketing does need some amount of knowledge about tools and terms. However, if you do not have the required experience, you can always join an online marketing course such as of Hubspot to know about the tools you will need to start your own online marketing agency.

Marketing basically includes content, SEO, social media, brand and digital. And companies’ are always on a hunt to hire a marketing agency who could help them with their social media account handling, achieve a high SEO and rank high on search engines with their content.

If you can master SEO, content writing and social media, there are thousands of companies who will pay you well for your work and help!


3. Provide Editorial Services

If you have a passion for writing or editing, this is the easiest to start with! It requires no-very less investment and the demand for it in the business industry is huge. All companies look out for freelance writers to achieve a high SEO for their website and ensure top ranking on search engines for published content.

Not only companies, your clients could also be students and other individuals who start their own business and require content. To help find clients, you can also create account on freelancing sites for writers such as Freelancer.com, BloggingPro.com etc. 

You can start individual with your own (brand) name and if you find the demand increasing, you can always add more members in your team. You can offer services such as copywriting, book writing, blogging, editing, proof-reading, magazine writing etc.


4. Click, Upload and Sell Photos

Are you passionate about clicking photos? You can use this passion of yours to earn good amount of money by selling your photos online. There are many people who are willing to pay for good, unique and original photos for their use.

You can create your own website to display the collection of your photos or also, there are many online sites such as Shutterstock that invite individuals to share their photos and earn rewards. 


5. Travel Agent

Though there are many travelling sites online that offer various deals. However, you start your online business being a travel consultant.  You can share with people the best deals from various travelling sites so that they don’t have to hop from here to there.

The idea should be to get all the information under one roof. You can also offer your own travel services by tying up with local bus services, online reservation agents and hotels.

You can also tie up with big travel brands and set up a commission with them on every reservation you get!



To conclude, the online world is full of low investment business idea opportunities. It gives you a chance to connect globally! While all these ideas are easy to implement and would not burn your pockets, they can only be your secondary source of income initially. 

It takes time, efforts, persistence and a lot of hard work to grow a business and be a successful entrepreneur. Go through all these ideas carefully and think if one of these can work for you! If yes, don’t delay your dream and passion of becoming big even for a minute now! Start working on it, NOW!

And with all your marketing efforts in place, it makes sense to have a payment gateway that provides seamless checkout experience to your customers. PayUmoney is India’s leading payment solution provider. Whether, you start with a website or not, PayUmoney will help you receive payments flawlessly with all its features. To know more,


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Author: Megha Laroia

A logomaniac, a foodie and a marketing enthusiast! Megha is a writer with around 8 years of experience in working with media as well as marketing. Currently, working with the marketing team of PayU.