Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business in Bangladesh? If so, what is stopping you? If you don’t have enough money to start, I have great news for you: you can start countless businesses for less than BDT 5000 Taka.

For many years I did odd jobs to pay my bills. Although it is not always easy, there are ways you can put your skills (whatever they may be) to generate extra money. It doesn’t matter if you like crafts or are an online marketing expert, there is always a way to have another cash inflow. You may think it’s crazy, but I invite you to review some of the following ideas. Maybe you will find one that inspires you.

Here are the 101 business to start under BDT 5000 taka

1. Direct sales representative

Being a sales representative for companies like MXN and Forever Living Products requires you to spread the word about your products by throwing a party or selling them online. Most starter kits cost less than BDT 5000 taka and provide you with everything you need.

 2. Consultant

If you already have knowledge or experience in a specific area, such as providing legal advice or showing companies how to be more environmentally friendly, then you can easily start your own consulting agency. The main costs involved are marketing your business and creating customer networks. So, invest in a website and business cards.  

 3. Accompanying person for the elderly

There are currently more than 3.4 million people in Bangladesh alone who are 65 or older. That number is expected to rise to around 98 million in 2060. That means there are many older people looking for someone to accompany them or families looking for advice on how to care for loved ones.

4. Tutor

There are many students who need help in different subjects, either in elementary school or even in university. If you have this knowledge, then starting your own mentoring business can become an attractive business idea that requires almost no capital. After all, the students already have the learning material with them.

5. Freelancer

Whether you’re a writer or web developer, freelancing is a lucrative business idea that requires virtually nothing more than your talent, a laptop, and an Internet connection. You should have no trouble getting started thanks to the many websites that post job openings.

6. Vlogger on YouTube

Since every laptop, tablet, and smartphone comes equipped with a built-in camera, anyone can start creating videos and posting them to YouTube. If you have knowledge that you want to share or are simply incredibly charismatic, you can start taking advantage of your vlog through the ads.

7. Auto repair/detailing

If you have a garage, tools, and knowledge, why not start your own auto repair shop? Even if you don’t have a garage, you could start a mobile auto repair business where you go to the broken down vehicle.

If you like the idea of ​​working with vehicles, but you’re not a mechanic, then start with washing and detailing cars. I had a former colleague who did this after the office. Eventually, he was able to turn this activity into a full-time job through word of mouth recommendations.

8. Income in collaborative economy

Thanks to the “collaborative economy” more and more people are choosing to rent items instead of buying them. You can rent everything from your car, parking space, to household items like furniture. I wouldn’t let myself get too carried away. It would start with a niche and little by little it would grow. For example, you could start renting patio equipment like rakes, shovels, or leaf blowers. If you don’t already have them, you can buy the basics for less 5000 Taka

9. Web design management

There are also countless sites that teach basic web design. Learn a new skill today. Even if you are not a web designer, you could find a professional affordably and still charge less than professional companies. The key here is to manage the process, most companies don’t want to do this and are willing to pay.

10. “Chambitas”

If you can do minor home repairs, like unplugging a broken electrical outlet or sealing a pipe under the kitchen sink, this is another business that doesn’t cost much to start, but is also in high demand.

11. Menu planning

I know many undecided people when it comes to their meals. That is why they are willing to hire someone to help them plan their meals. This is a low-cost idea for anyone who enjoys cooking, but doesn’t have the resources to prepare and serve it.

12. Pet sitter

This idea essentially does not require any initial investment. You can start by asking your family, friends and neighbors if they need someone to watch over their home or pet when they leave town.

13. Lawn care

If you have a good hand with plants, enjoy being outdoors, and have the tools to get started, then this is a hassle-free business idea. The only main cost is to advertise and market your business.

14. Homemade gourmet food

Whether it’s soup mixes, jellies, or chocolates, people love gourmet food products. And since you already have a kitchen, you only need utensils, packaging, and basic marketing materials to get started.

15. Professional organizer

We live in a materialistic world and it is easy to start feeling overwhelmed by everything that is consumed in our homes. Professional organizers can help people regain order in their homes for no more than 500 taka an hour or so.

16. Green cleaning service

Cleaning services are very common. You can stand out from the competition by offering a green cleaning service that uses organic and natural products. You can even make these products yourself with eco-technologies and start selling them.

17. Grocery delivery

Some of the major supermarkets offer delivery services, but not all. And there is a chance that your local grocery store will not. This is when you can charge customers to go to the store instead and deliver the purchases to their homes.

18. Personal concierge

A personal concierge takes care of everything from taking clients to the airport, the dog to the vet, or managing your schedules. Basically it’s being someone’s personal assistant.

19. Create informational products

If you have experience with a specific niche, you can start selling your knowledge by creating products like e-books or instructional videos. The cost generally does not include more than your time, domain name and web hosting.

20. Blogging

As with the creation of informative products, if you are familiar with a specific topic you can start a blog where you share this knowledge. You can earn money by selling ad space or starting a subscription service.

21. Window cleaning

I will be honest. Window cleaning is my least favorite chore around the house. And I’m certainly not the only person who feels that way. A window cleaning service does not require a lot of capital and can be profitable.

22. Interior designer

Both owners and entrepreneurs are looking for people to design these spaces to make them more comfortable, organized and productive.

23. Distribution of flyers

Companies continue to pay those who distribute flyers or put them under the windshield wipers. Just make lots of copies. And that’s not a great investment.

24. Programming

Learning to program or code is one of the most lucrative businesses out there.

25. Virtual assistant

Similar to the personal assistant, you answer phone calls, answer emails, and keep an agenda for your client. The difference? You do it remotely.

26. Social media consultant

There are companies that are always looking for people to manage their social networks for them.

27. Project manager

Believe it or not, not all companies have project managers. That means plans can quickly drift. That is why they are willing to hire external project managers to keep their teams focused.

28. Secretarial services

There are many small businesses and individuals who need services like typing, transcription, and proofreading. As long as you have a computer, a printer, and the necessary skills, your business is ready to go.

29. Catering

If you are an outstanding cook, but don’t want to invest in a restaurant, then you can start your own catering business directly from your own kitchen.

30. Mobile repair

Do you want to put your own spin on a repair service? Start a mobile repair service that goes to where the customer is. Whether you’re fixing a computer or a piece of furniture, this requires nothing more than a vehicle, marketing, and experience.

31. CV creation

Many people have a hard time writing amazing resumes and that could even cause them to miss out on their dream job. If you have a knack for composing or designing resumes, you can have a very profitable business. I have personally paid 100 taka several times for people to adapt my CV.

32. Seasonal decorator

Everyone wants their home or office to look festive depending on the occasion, but not everyone can make that happen. You can take advantage of parties such as Independence, Day of the Dead and especially Christmas to start this seasonal business.

33. Purchase of domain names

You can buy a cheap domain and then resell it. If a business arises and you need that domain, they’ll be willing to pay you a higher price for it.

34. Website reconstruction

Using a site like Flippa you can buy a website, rebuild it, and sell it. It is actually a very lucrative business.

35. Maintenance of washers and dryers

Dryers get clogged with things like lint. If they build up too much, you could have a fire on your hands. You can start a business cleaning these ducts and general maintenance of these appliances.

36. Tour guide

If you know your locality like the back of your hand, start charging tourists for a personalized tour of your hometown.

37. Affiliate Marketing

If you have a blog with a good amount of followers, you can become an affiliate. Basically, this means that you connect other people’s products or services. As an affiliate, you get a special link. Every time a visitor clicks on that link and makes a purchase, you’ll get a commission.

38. Dropshipping

Drop shipping is where you sell business products on sites like eBay. The company handles everything else like shipping, while you just take care of the online process.

39. Dust removal

You can start a simple business. However, you would be completely dependent on the weather. When I lived in Dhaka, I paid a neighbor 500 every time to clean the dust. It took him 30 minutes, but I didn’t have to.

40. Pet grooming

If you enjoy being around animals and have the skills to bathe, clip their nails, and style their hair a little, you can have a great source of money without a significant investment.

41. Collect excrement

It’s definitely not the most glamorous job, but you’re doing something that most people don’t want to do, so much so that they would pay someone to do it for them.

42. Event or party planner

If you are organized, then planning birthdays, retreats, or weddings can be a profitable business.

43. Computer repair and maintenance

Think of all the computers that fail or need updates. Do you think that each owner has the technical knowledge to solve these problems?

44. Life coach or mentor

It may sound new, but many people hire coaches or mentors to help them with things like losing weight or finding happiness. I discovered that most life coaches charge between BDT 2000 and BDT 10000 taka per month.

45. Accountant

It is important for companies and individuals to keep their files clean and tidy. Not everyone has time to do it. That’s when they hire someone to keep their accounts clean. I pay our accountant 20000 full month of accounting.

46. ​​Tax preparation

Preparing the annual tax return is another necessity, but most of us don’t have the time or knowledge to handle this task. If you’re up to date with the latest tax regulations and enjoy working with numbers, it can be good business during the tax season (which is already approaching in Mexico)

47. Write books

Did you know that both Amazon and Apple have a book publishing space? Whether you’re writing an instruction manual, a cookbook, or a science fiction adventure, now you can publish your texts for next to nothing.

48. Floor installation

Installing your own floor may sound easy, but without the proper knowledge or technique it can be tricky. It is then when you can take advantage of the market by installing floors for others. The best of all? You don’t need to worry about having an inventory, you just need to focus on installation.

49. House identifications

Residential and office customers would gladly pay you to paint an identifier for their home or building. You just need a little paint, creativity, and clay molds.

50. Scratched Parking

There are many parking lots that need new stripes. You can start with a straight edge tool and spray paint. As you earn more money, you can buy more professional equipment.

51. Business planning

If you have already created a successful business, then you can turn that knowledge and experience into money. Novice entrepreneurs will pay for someone to guide them in developing their own successful business plan.

52. Natural soaps and homemade beauty products

In case you haven’t noticed, selling natural products is a thriving business. Even if you don’t feel comfortable making your own natural soaps and beauty products, you can sell these products by connecting with suppliers.

53. Logo design

If you are a creative person, then logo design is a relatively easy business to start. You can do anything from designing a unique logo or customizing ideas from templates.

54. Translator

The world is getting smaller and smaller. Businesses desperately need people who can speak the language of the market they enter.

55. Furniture restoration

You can renew used furniture that needs a “cat’s hand” and then resell them.

56. eBay seller

People have made a living on eBay for years by selling their old junk, reselling items, and shopping.

57. Application developer

With the mobile revolution in full swing, the demand for apps has never been higher. Even if you don’t have programming skills, you can still hire someone to make your app come true.

58. Personal chef

Personal chefs are responsible for preparing breakfast, lunch, and / or dinner for a client. However, most of the meals you prepare could only be reheated. That would allow you to accept more clients.

59. Personal trainer

Even though health is a priority for most people, it can be difficult not only to keep up, but also to make sure the exercise is done correctly so as not to hurt yourself. You can become a personal trainer and motivate people when they exercise.

60. Beautify products

If you don’t have the tools or skills to build something from scratch, you can always modify or beautify an existing product. Take for example mosquito nets. They are a bland product, but you could decorate them with ribbon or beads and make a unique object.

61. Photographer

Yes. We still have a demand for photographers for special events like weddings.

62. Photo frames

If this was already a hobby, then you have tools like a sander, cutter, glass, tape, clamps, saws, miter boxes, image holders, a stapler, and glue in your work area. Now you just need to market your picture and photo framing business.

63. Sales in flea / barter markets

Flea markets are still thriving. You can sell anything from the old things you find in your house to the product you grow in their backyard or your handmade crafts. There are generally several flea markets in one city.  

64. Producer of online content

Companies need a lot of content for their social networks. What if they don’t have an internal team to create and produce videos, articles, infographics, etc.? They hire talented people like you to do that for them. There are firms like mine that pay from $ 500 pesos for ONE blog entry.

65. WordPress developer

Everyone should have a website these days. For people who don’t have the time or knowledge there is the option to hire someone to do it on WordPress.

66. Sell plants online

If you have a good hand for plants and space at home, you can sell flowerpots online. It is actually a growing niche as people become increasingly concerned with the origin of their plants. And you can probably charge less than big stores.

67. Calligrapher

If you have very beautiful handwriting, you can charge for making handwritten invitations.

68. Craftsman seller

You can sell handmade crafts, such as jewelry and furniture, on sites like Etsy.

69. Childcare  

You will definitely need to get the proper licenses and permits, but this is a business you can start at home. I know that daycare in my area costs around $ 200 pesos per hour. This can be a very lucrative business.

70. Cleaning of foreclosed houses

Every time a bank forecloses on a house, they have to hire someone to clean the place up. If you don’t mind getting a little dirty, both physically and emotionally, it really doesn’t take much to start this business.

71. Recycling scrap metal

I know several people who drive and pick up trash, like broken washing machines. Why? Because they can resell that metal. Just be aware that the most valuable metals are aluminum and copper.

72. Internet security consultant

Security is a major concern for companies and individuals. In addition to experience and some marketing, it doesn’t cost much to protect the hardware and software of others.

73. Independent bartender

If you can make a good Manhattan, start promoting yourself as a freelance waiter for parties and private events.

74. Dog training

If you consider yourself the next Cesar Millán, this is another commercial idea of ​​low cost and high profitability.

75. Reference service

Whether it’s a new business or a family that just moved to town, you can refer them to the right vendors, babysitters, or restaurants. The only thing that costs you is to establish contacts and market to the community.

76. Packaging service

No one likes the hassle of packing up for a move. That is why they hire other people to pack and load their belongings. You really don’t need to buy anything as the boxes and tape will be included in your final price. However, you should still be a cheaper option than professional removals.

77. Write and / or record a song

If you have the talent, you can make a career of writing your own music. And it doesn’t have to be Taylor Swift’s latest single. You could write for a podcast or jingles for local businesses.

78. Promotion of concerts and shows

If you have marketing experience and are passionate about broadcasting upcoming events, you can start working with artists, places and brands to generate without investing.

79. Tester or reviewer

Companies are looking for people to test and review their products. You can start small or even with your own blog where you review products from a certain niche.

80. Fashion design

Sites like Etsy make this activity very accessible. Even if you don’t like fashion, you can start creating your own t-shirts and producing them through sites like CafePress.   

81. Import products

You can buy products from abroad in bulk and start selling them on your brand.

82. Makeup artist

Whether it’s for a special occasion like a wedding or on Halloween, people pay good money for someone to put makeup on them.

83. Stylist

If you are aware of current styles and know how to cut hair, you can start your own salon from home.

84. Snack and drink vendor

Have you ever left a sporting event or concert thirsty and hungry? We’ve all been through it. That is why many people sell hot dogs, tacos and soft drinks at the exit of the stadiums. Unlike investing in a food truck or cart, you can start with just an ice chest.

85. Voice Artist off

Now that companies are creating their own content, like videos, they are looking for pretty voices. If that’s something you own, then you can have a lucrative career on your own.

86. Brewer

You can buy a beer kit for a small fee and start playing around with brewing your own beer. I have a family friend who did this with his friends and now he has his own microbrewery.

87. Winemaking

You don’t need a vineyard to start making wine. You can start by growing some of your own grapes or buying juice. If your small batch of wine turns out to be good and you start making money, eventually you may have a vineyard or winery.

88. Sell eggs

Farm fresh eggs are big business right now. You can get in on the action by buying a couple of chickens and building your own chicken coop.

89. Bake bread

You’d be surprised to know how many people want homemade bread. I know a woman who makes her own bread and has lines of people to buy it. You earn a living simply by working a couple of days a week.

90. Create personal care packages

People enjoy the personalized care packages they can give away. To get started, you need to find a niche, such as vacation packages or spa baskets, and start filling baskets with products.

91. Instructor

You can instruct anyone to play an instrument, prepare a meal, or exercise. You just need your knowledge to get started.

92. Airbnb host

If you have an extra room or a place to rent, you can rent it on Airbnb to make money. I personally was able to earn around $ 7,000 pesos a month last year by renting my ground floor.

93. Property management

Wealthy homeowners cannot always take care of all their properties or keep their vacation homes in top condition. A property management company handles these tasks for busy homeowners.

94. Laundry / ironing service

We all have clothes that need to be cleaned or ironed, and many of us don’t have the time or the patience to handle these tasks on our own. That is why we are willing to pay someone else to do it for us.

95. Clothing modification service

If you know how to sew or replace buttons or zippers, then you have a business idea for people who cannot part with their favorite clothes.

96. Cleaning supplies

Everything must be cleaned. Whether it’s a computer or an antique piece of furniture, this business only requires the correct cleaning materials and a little manual labor.

97. Online dating consultant

More and more people use online dating. But it can be overwhelming when it just starts. If you have experience in this world, people would definitely be willing to pay for your advice.

98. Supply service

You can find products or services for local companies and resell them in your market.

99. Travel agency

Although there are hundreds of travel websites, most people don’t have the time or patience to compare flight prices and hotel rates. That is why there is still a need for people to do the work for them.

100. Manufacture of toys

Whether it’s a simple wood carving or a 3D printer, making toys has been a very popular business idea with parents and children.

101. Food delivery service

There are clients who are unable to leave the office to collect their food or are too lazy to leave their home. That’s when they contact you to pick up and deliver their food. There are services like Uber Eats and Rappi that take care of that.

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