50 Small Business Ideas in India for 201916 min read

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Throughout the world, small businesses are being sought by people to meet up with their daily growing spending. With the rapidly rising rate of unemployment in the world, it is now compulsory that every unemployed individual should start a business no matter how small the business might be at the start.

India has the largest populations of young people in the world, unemployed youths are about 75 million in India, and more than 1 million people are added to the workforce each day. In most cases, it is not that these unemployed individuals are not willing to start a business, but their worry lies on finding the best business ideas to do with little capital they have at hand or were able to raise so, if you are one of those that have little money like ₹10,000, ₹500, ₹300 and the zeal to do business.

I have below a list of 50 businesses you can start with the small amount you have. Even if you don’t want to kick start immediately, you can prepare yourself to begin any of these businesses in 2019 or in the year to come. However, the delay is dangerous; the earlier you start, the better for you.

I have made a lot of research on the capital required, skills required and the average income for each of the 50 small businesses. Here are the 50 small business ideas in India for 2019 that I’m telling you that you can do with little capital.

1. Blogging Business

Blogging business is the process of running and controlling a blog. It is providing a web page with tools to make the process of writing, posting, linking, and sharing content easier on the internet. You can make money on blogging through affiliate marketing, selling e-books, creating and selling online topics, Google AdSense and monetizing sponsored posts.

Capital required : ₹3600 approx.

Skills required: Good writing skills, Photo editing skills, Networking skills, Marketing skills, SEO skills, etc.

Average income: approx. ₹207570 monthly.

2. Content writing Business

Content writing is the act of specializing in providing relevant content for websites. You make money on content writing by getting paid per content written. You can focus mainly on blog writing, magazine writing, e-book writing, etc.

Capital required: Zero.

Skills required: Good communicative skills, Reasoning skills, Problem-solving skills, Grammatical skills, Fearlessness, etc.

Average income: approx. ₹2740200.76 yearly.

3. Mobile App Development Business

 Mobile app development deals with developing mobile apps for mobile devices, such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants, etc. You make money through app development by In-app purchases, subscription, Ads, freemium, sponsorship, crowd funding, etc.

Capital: ₹69530 approx.

Skills required: Mobile User Interface Design skills, High-quality user interface (UI) skills, Cross-Platform, Backend Computing skills, Modern Language Programming Skills, etc.

Average income: approx ₹7439710 yearly.

4. Tuition Class Business

 Tuition Class is an extra class organized to teach students after the regular school classes. You can make money through tuition classes by collecting a fixed amount of money from the students’ parents or guardian based on the number of subjects and time used in tutoring.

Capital required: Benches, Blackboard, and chalk.

Skills required: Teaching skills.

Average income: ₹15,303 monthly. (approx)

5. Organic Farming Business

Organic farming is a type of farming process which aims to avoid the use of synthetic and harmful pesticides, fertilizers, growth regulators, and livestock feed additives in production. You make money from organic farming by selling your farm products.

Capital: ₹41637.00 approx.

Skills required: Farm operation skills, Time management skills, Marketing skills, etc.

Average income: ₹1467912.43 yearly (approx)

6. Candle Making Business

Candle making Business is the process of making candles. Raw materials such as mold, material for making wax are needed. You can think of buying ready-made candle making a machine for bulk production.

Capital required: Below  ₹10,000 approx.

Skills required: Candle making skills, Time management skills, etc.

Average income: Depends on the number of customers you have.

7. Tailoring Business

Tailoring is the act of sewing making custom clothing and alterations to garments. You get paid when you make clothes for your clients based on an agreed price.

Capital required: Sewing machine, Scissors, a cutting board, hand sewing needles, measuring tape, fabric marking pens or pencils, seam wrapper, thread, etc.

Skills required: Excellent hand-sewing and machining skills, creativity and the ability to visualize designs, IT skills, pattern making and cutting skills, accuracy and attention to detail, budgeting skills.

Average income: ₹2103908.27 yearly (approx)

8. Mobile phone repair

Mobile phone repairing deals with helping people repair their phones. You make money on each phone you fix. This business has a higher rate of success because a lot of people use phones.

Capital required: Screwdriver, Tweezers, Spudger, Soldering iron, Multimeter, Adhesive tape, Magnifying lamp, Battery tester, etc.

Skills required: Excellent communication skills, Clear eyesight, Strong reading abilities, etc.

Average income: ₹222496 monthly (approx)

9. Pet Sitting Business

Pet sitting business deals with the act of caring for a pet in its own home while the owner is away.”  You earn money based on the agreed amount with the pet owner.

Capital required: ₹34765.00 approx.

Skills required: Animal caring skills.

Average income: ₹2085900 yearly (approx)

10. CCTV Camera Installation Business

CCTV camera installation business involves installing a CCTV camera for individuals and companies. You get paid based on an agreed price for every installation.

Capital required: Small capital investment.

Skills required: No specific skill required.

Average income: ₹2503080 yearly.

11. Plumbing or Electric Fitting Business

Plumbing or electric fitting deals with the act of fixing water or electricity related problems. You get paid by your clients for every successful repair.

Capital required: ₹139060 approx.

Skills required: Good Problem-Solving skills, General Business, and Administrative Skills, Regulatory Compliance Skills, Teamwork, etc.

Average income: ₹3476500 yearly (approx)

12. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Agency

An SEO agency is a person who understands how Google algorithms work and can write articles that rank above others. You are going to be paid according to the knowledge you possess.

Capital required: ₹243355 approx.

Skills required: Critical Thinking, Speaking & Writing Ability, Technical & Programming Skills, Social & Drinking Skills, Analytics Skills, Excel, Adaptability, Drive, Motivation & Adaptability.

Average income: ₹2755126.25 yearly (approx)

13. Fast Food Business

Fast food business deals with preparation and sales of ready-to-eat food. 

Capital required: You can start with no money using different ways.

Skills required: Business skills, Marketing skills, Teamwork, Time management skills, etc.

Average income: ₹50756900 yearly (approx)

14. Spoken English Coaching Class 

Spoken English coaching is teaching others who are interested in understanding and speaking the English language how to do so. You get paid based on the agreement with your clients learning the Language. 

Capital required: A small apartment, chalkboard, and blackboard.

Skills required: Grammatical skills, Writing skills, Excellent communication skills, etc.

Average income: ₹3247051 yearly (approx)

15. Beverage Business

Beverage business deals with preparation and sales of beverages such as the bottled water business, coffee business, tea business, healthy drinks business, soft drinks, etc.

Capital required: Depends on the niche you are specializing on.

Skills required: Multi-Tasking, Communication, Resiliency, Patience, Attention to detail, etc.

Average income: ₹3302675 yearly (approx)

16. Photo Frame Making Business

Photo frame making is the act of making a decorative edging for a photo, to enhance it and make it easier to display or protect. You get paid by your clients who you have framed pictures for.

Capital required: ₹695300.00 approx.

Skills required: Artistic ability, The ability to work accurately, Concentration and a methodical approach, Practical skills, Math skills, Customer care skills.

Average income: ₹1584241.05 yearly (approx)

17. Honey Production Business

Honey production is the process of producing honey for selling. You make money when honey is sold.

Capital required: ₹69530.00 approx.

Skills required: Beekeeping skills, Marketing skills, etc.

Average income: ₹2802059 yearly (approx)

18. E-commerce store

E-commerce is a store created for the activity of buying or selling products on online services or over the Internet. You make money when people buy your products.

Capital required:  ₹69530.00 approx. ; You can also start without money

Skills required: Writing, Content Marketing, Data Analysis, Analytics, Testing and Data Collection, Design, Email Marketing skills, Marketing Automation, etc.

Average income: Unlimited. It depends on you.

19. Selling Online Courses.

This deals with creating topics on the courses that you understand fully and selling them online. You make money when people pay to buy topics on your courses.

Capital required: ₹69530 approx. You can also start for free.

Skills required: Teaching skills

Average income: Depends on the number of students buying your courses.

20. Domain Hosting Reselling Business

Domain hosting reselling business deals with buying hard drive space and bandwidth from a web host and then selling this on to your customers.

Since you bought the service in wholesale, you make money(profits)  when you resell it to your customers.

Capital required: ₹139060 approx.

Skills required: Effective communication skills, Technical skills, Research skills, Social media skills, Marketing skills, etc.

Average income: Decent amount of money can be earned.

21. Mosquito Swatter Production Business

Mosquito swatter production deals with the production of swatters or mosquito rackets meant for killing mosquitoes and not for repelling. You make money when you sell mosquito swatters to your customers.

Capital required: ₹300 can be used to produce a mosquito swatter.

Skills required: Financial management skills, Marketing skills, etc.

Average income: Depends on how many swatters you can sell. There is a ₹200 gain when a single mosquito swatter is sold.

22. Pest Control Services

Pest control services deal with removing pests(such as spiders, termites, ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, rats, etc.) from households, apartment buildings, places of businesses, and other structures, with protecting people and maintain structural integrity.

Capital required: ₹2,00,000 approx.

Skills required: Attention to Details, Reasoning Skills, Driving Skills, Math Skills, Customer Relation skills, etc.

Average income: ₹2411717.58 yearly (approx)

23. Raincoat/ Umbrella Manufacturing Business

This business involves the production of raincoats or umbrellas for sales. You make money when raincoats or umbrellas are sold.

Capital required: ₹2,00,000 approx.

Skills required: Designing skills, Sewing skills, Marketing skills, etc.

Average income: Depends on the quality of your Raincoat/ Umbrella and number of buyers.

24. Homemade Chocolate Selling Business

This involves making money by selling chocolates to your customers.

Capital required: Small capital is needed. You can start by selling to your friends and neighbors

Skills required: Chocolate making skills, Creativity, etc.

Average income: ₹1460130 yearly (approx)

25. Travel agency Business

This is a public service or private retailer or public that provides travel and tourism related services to the public on behalf of suppliers such as activities, airlines, car rentals, cruise lines, hotels, railways, travel insurance, and package tours. Travel agents make money mainly from service fees, from net/private fares, and airline commissions for certain classes of service or certain routings.

Capital required: ₹10,000 approx.

Skills required: Excellent customer service skills, Good telephone manner, Strong communication skills, Sales skills, Strong geography skills, etc.

Average income: ₹2839605.20 yearly (approx)

26. Mobile recharge shop

Mobile recharge shop is a business that deals with reselling mobile recharge to customers. You make profits (money) after recharge of a certain amount which is easily achievable.

Average income: Below ₹10,000

Skills required: No special skill required, but excellent marketing skills are needed for maximum profits.

Average income: Depends on the volume you can buy and the number of customers patronizing you.

27. Tea Stall

A tea stall is a shop where ready tea is served to the customers. You make money when you sell ready-made tea to your customers.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000

Skills required: Tea making skills, Interactive skills, etc.

Average income: ₹50000 monthly (approx)

28. Graphic Designing Business

Graphic designing is the process of creating visual concepts, by using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate consumers. You make money from the service you render.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000.

Skills required: Communicative skills, Creativity, Technological skills, Time management skills, Typography, etc.

Average income: ₹3312409.20 yearly (approx)

29. Scriptwriting Business

Scriptwriting deals with writing scripts for mass media such as feature films, television productions or video games. You get paid for writing scripts.

Capital required: Time.

Skills required: Creative skills, Communicative skills, Patience, Self-motivational skills, etc.

Average income: ₹4171800 yearly (approx)

30. Translation services

Translation Services involves providing verbal and written language interpretations to languages that your clients don’t understand(such as English, Spanish, etc.). You get paid for successful translations.

Capital required: Money to attend classes where foreign language or languages are thought.

Skills required: Excellent writing skills, Knowledge of languages, Listening skills, Time management skills, etc.

Average income: ₹416,093 yearly (approx)

31. Research-based business

A research-based business provides consulting services to people who desire to obtain data about specific topics. You get paid by your clients based on an agreed price before or during your research work.

Capital required: Time if you are independent, but you need money to pay your workers if you have any.

Skills required: Excellent analytical skills, Problem-solving skills, Critical thinking skills, Time management skills, etc.

Average income: ₹4171800 yearly (approx)

32. Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching deals with training athletes in a sport by analyzing their performances, instructing in relevant skills and by providing encouragement.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000.

Skills required: Interest and enthusiasm for many sports, excellent spoken communication skills, motivational skills, analytical skills, excellent organizational skills.

Average income: ₹2278498.10 yearly (approx)

33. Bakery Business

Bakery business is a business establishment in which flour-based food( such as bread, cookies, pies, cakes, pastries, etc.) are baked. You make money when your products are sold.

Capital required: ₹10,000 approx.

Skills required: Excellent organizational skills, Time management skills, Creative skills, etc.

Average income: ₹2607375 yearly (approx)

34. Chocolate Making Business

Chocolate making is the process of making chocolates for selling. You make money when your customers buy your chocolates.

Capital required: ₹60,000 approx.

Skills required: Chocolate making knowledge, Creative skills, Time management skills, Marketing Skills, etc.

Average income: ₹1460130 yearly (approx)

35. Ghost Writing Business

 Ghostwriters are writers for hire who take money but none of the credit for the work produced. They make money when they render their service.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000 approx.

Skills required: Creative skills, Good organizational skills, flexibility, Confidence, etc.

Average income: ₹5423340 yearly (approx)

36. Online fitness instructor Business

An online fitness instructor business is an occupation that allows you to help more clients reach their health and fitness goals while dramatically increasing your income.

Capital required: ₹34765.00 approx.

Skills required: Leadership skills, excellent Communicative skills, Self-motivational skills, Listening skills, etc.

Average income: ₹3476500 yearly (approx)

37. Greeting Cards Making Business

Greeting cards making business deals with designing, writing and creating greeting cards for people in exchange for money. 

Capital required: Maximum of ₹695.30 per card.

Skills required: Excellent writing skills, Creative skills, Time management skills, etc.

Average income: ₹2634978.41 yearly (approx)

38. YouTube Channel Creation Business

This business involves creating videos usually on a specific niche for your viewers on YouTube. You make money when a lot of people are viewing your videos.

Capital required: Camera, Microphone, Tripod or Gimbal Stabilizer, Lighting, Video Editing Software or a Smartphone.

Skills required: Research skills, Editing skills, Creative skills, Digital awareness skills, etc.

Average income: Depends on the number of viewers viewing your videos — ₹1251.54 per 1000 views.

39. Event Planning Business

Event planning business involves meeting prospective clients to gain an understanding of the expectations and needs of the event. An event planner handles the logistics such as guest registry and arranging the audio/visual equipment. They also often arrange activities and speakers. You get paid for each service offered.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000

Skills required: Good organization skills, Networking savvy, Adaptability, Dedication, Time management skills, listening skills, etc.

Average income: ₹4161579.09 yearly (approx)

40. Palm Reading Business

Palm reading business involves reading people’s palms to predict their future. You make money for every single Palm you read.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000.

Skills required: No skill required

Average income: ₹1946840 yearly (approx)

41. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. 

Capital required: Time and a website

Skills required: Communicative skills, Research skills, Time management skills, etc.

Average income: ₹4586268.33 yearly (approx)

42. Data Entry Business

Data entry business ideals with entering or updating data into a computer system. You make money for the service rendered.

Capital required: Computer and internet connection

Skills required: Excellent typing skills, Good organizations skills, Time management skills, MS Excel skills, etc.

Average income: ₹2150562.90 yearly (approx)

43. Beauty Salon Business

Beauty salon business is an establishment dealing with cosmetic treatments for men and women. You make money on each treatment you make on an individual.

Capital required: Below ₹69530.

Skills required: Effective communicative skills, physical stamina, flexibility, Good organizational skills, etc.

Average income: ₹2850730 yearly (approx)

44. Bulk SMS Reselling Business

Bulk SMS reselling involves buying custom SMS units in large quantities and selling them to customers at slightly increased rates. You make profits when reselling at a higher price.

Capital required: Below ₹2000. A tablet or Computer and Internet connection.

Skills required: Marketing skills, Communicative skills, Time management skills, etc.

Annual income: Depends on the number of customers buying your Bulk SMS.

45. Embroidery Business

Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. You make money when people buy your embroidered materials.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000.

Skills required: Design editing skills, Computing skills, Time management skills, communicative skills, Good planning skills, etc.

Average income: ₹1834194.37 yearly (approx)

46. FMCG Product Distribution

Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) business is the act of selling products that are quickly sold and at relatively low cost. Examples include non-durable goods such as beverages, toiletries, over the counter drugs and many other consumables.

Capital required: Below ₹3873.93

Skills required: Marketing skills, Advertising skills, etc.

Average income: The more the number of FMCG products you can sell, the more your profits.

47. Seed Distribution Business

Seed distribution business involves distributing seeds to Farmers. You get paid after distribution.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000

Skills required: Marketing skills, Time management skills, Communicative skills, etc.

Average income: The more the number of seeds you can distribute, the more your money.

48. Fertilizer Distribution Business

Fertilizer distribution business involves distributing fertilizers to farmers. You get paid after distribution.

Capital required: Below ₹10,000

Skills required: Communicative skills, Good organizational skills, Time management skills, etc.

Average income: Depends on the number of fertilizers you are capable of distributing.

49. DJ Services

DJ Services involves specializing in providing not only music but audio, video and lighting solutions for events like weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, meetings, seminars, retreats, birthdays, fashion shows, anniversaries, mitzvahs, private parties, class. You get paid per service rendered based on an agreed price with your clients.

Capital required: ₹209025 approx.

Skills required: A good ear for rhythm, A sense of timing, Good interpersonal skills to assist networking, The stamina, and energy to motivate people, The ability to manage business accounts, Technical ability, Creative talent for mixing music, etc.

Average income: ₹1881225 yearly (approx)

50. Furniture Business

Furniture business deals with all activities involved in Designing, manufacturing distributing, and selling of functional and decorative objects of household equipment. You make money when you sell your furniture.

Capital required: ₹5,00,000 approx.

Skills required: Creativity, marketing skills, Time management skills, etc.

Average income: ₹2584245.75 yearly (approx)

I wish you all the best of luck as you set to start up any of the  above 50 businesses that requires small capital.

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