It’s 2019 and everyone’s out for some extra hustle.
While others prefer full time day jobs, there are others who want side gigs for that extra income. And the good thing about it is that you don’t need much capital to get started. With just a bit of creativity, you can jumpstart your very own business!
So if you’re asking yourself “hanggang saan aabot ang P7,000 ko?” here are some ideas to help you get started:
Start a Sari-Sari Store
Retail culture is very common in the Philippines. No wonder that there is always at least one retail store in every street per baranggay. True to its word, “Sari-Sari stores” really have sari-sari (or a wide variety of) products to offer. From sachets of shampoo and toothpaste to cheap candies and chips, it’s always a go-to place for Filipinos. And the best thing? It doesn’t require big cashouts unlike franchises!
Another very Filipino thing is our inclination toward prepaid mobile phones, which means loading stations across all networks never go out of style! All you’ll need is a phone – even the most basic one – and a tiny capital to get your loading business up!
If you’re a foodie at heart like most Pinoys, you can always start a small carinderia or invest in a couple of food carts. It doesn’t have to be a full-blown restaurant at first, given your small capital, but you can start serving basic merienda or snacks, or if you want to push further, simple meals for breakfast and lunch. Just make sure to secure necessary permits first, if applicable!
More than just Instagrammable Shots
Today, Instagram is more than just a social platform where you can share your aesthetic photographs. Because of the ever-growing digital scene, it is now a channel for budding entrepreneurs where they can buy-and-sell a whole array of products from clothes, books, accessories, gadgets, arts & crafts, and a whole lot more! Even with a minimal budget, you can easily set up your account and manage your very own online store!
So what are you waiting for? Unleash your inner tycoon and try out these small business ideas. Who knows? This might just be the start of your entrepreneurial empire! You got this.