You can teach anything you know if there are people who want to learn.
Evaluate yourself by asking yourself, what is something I know that people want to learn? That is a sufficient resource.
Find those people and give them your services. The profession does not have to be just teaching mathematics and chemistry, if you know how to cook well, sew or whatever then teach people.
2. PHONE / COMPUTER Repair
Consumers of devices such as phones and computers are increasing every day.
When these devices have a problem such as entering a lock, not everyone can repair it themselves.
That gives you an opportunity to solve their problems for a few cents. You can learn how to fix chronic phone problems on the Internet.
3. HAIR CUTTING
This is also a seasonal business as hair grows every day.
Learn to shave and then start with those close to you, such as friends and relatives.
When you do a good job they will be your return customers and also advertise your services to other people.
All you need to do is buy a shaving machine that you can get for less than fifty thousand.
4. BUYING AND SELLING GOODS
The great trait of an entrepreneur is to see the value of things before others see them.
So, find a product that sells at a lower price, buy it and find a market where those products are sold at a higher price and go and sell them there.
For example, you can offer goods in Dar es Salaam and sell them in Zanzibar and vice versa is also possible.
5. SELLING PHONE VOUCHERS
Voucher! We buy almost every day.
The benefits are not so great but considering the work is small to do because the vouchers sell themselves.
Vouchers are not something to use force to sell it is important for people to know only if you are selling a voucher.
You can see vouchers being sold everywhere that you will miss customers… but not really, there are only so many places where there is no voucher seller nearby.
Start selling to people you live with, neighbors or even college students.
6. FISH FARMING
Fish farming is of two types, there are edible fish and decorative ones. Here I will talk about ornamental fish as they are low cost and also high profitability.
You can start with two or four fish and take care of them. When they breed and become many, sell some of them.
7. GROWING FLOWER TREES
Flowers adorn the house and many decide to plant them in their home.
Keep track of how different flowers are planted and then plant them.
On average, one flowering tree sells for about two thousand. The biggest capital here is the time to plant and handle those trees.
8. CLEANING IN HOMES AND OFFICES
Many people are overwhelmed by work, and when they are not at work, they have a lot to do.
You can clean them and they will pay you. It is a good idea to buy your own equipment that is not expensive but in many places they will allow you to use their sanitary equipment.
If the business is big, you may decide to look for different tools to work more professionally.
9. EXERCISE COACH
I dare say that there is nothing more precious in life than good health.
Many people are shocked these days about the importance of eating well and exercising. So, after you get a good exercise education, start teaching people. You will be rewarded for your skills and time.
10. DECORATION OF WEDDING
Weddings are big business.
So, who doesn’t love to be happy on her wedding day? None. And in order for the wedding to be a success, the couple must adorn themselves.
Find a groom and ask him or her to work for you (preferably free of charge). Over time, you will learn many things that will help you become a professional wedding decorator.
11. SELLING PEOPLE THEIR PRODUCTS
With common sense, it is easier for someone to pay you when you make money for him.
Learn to sell and then find business people and tell them that you can bring in customers for a fee that you will agree to.
This is a good business because you are making money using someone else’s money. All you need is the skills to sell things.
12. DRESSING CLOTHES
If you are a fashionista, you can make a good income by sewing clothes for people.
It will take you a while to learn to sew but it is one good job. You get to be creative in making different stitches and end up getting paid.
If you do not have a sewing machine at home, you can go and rent and do your work until you buy your own.
Maybe I should say; “No small business.”
What makes a successful business is not money, it is learning, diligence, technique and not giving up on your journey. Sweat and time are the great capital and every good one has its challenges.
So, when the challenges come they will have the courage to find a solution. If you can do that you will take action.