Weird But Successful Small Businesses

successIt is never easy to start a new business. It only becomes a bit easier when you are doing something fun or something you have a passion for. But have you ever had a weird or wacky business idea but are not adventurous enough to move forward with it? Well, eat your heart out for being a coward, check out these wacky business ideas which made it successfully.

Bed Bug Barrier

Have you ever been to a bed and breakfast or an old tiny hotel infested with bed bugs? Well if you have, then you know how terrible those little mites can be. Believe it or not someone made a fortune by inventing barriers to keep the bed bugs from coming to bite. Tony Abrams owner of Bed Bug Barriers, creates and sells barriers that go underneath the legs of a bed to trap the bedbugs as they attempt to crawl into the bed to bite sleepers. I know you think it’s crazy, but the truth is he has made millions with this idea.

Rent-A-Chicken

Who on earth would want to rent a chicken? But there are people who are looking to go for urban farming but are not sure if they would enjoy caring for chickens and would not want to get stuck with a coop full of chickens they don’t want after all. Well, a couple from Traverse City, MI has this business wherein they will bring you everything you need to care for a brood of hens for a period of time, let’s say for the summer for $250. Wacky? Definitely. Useful? Well, yes.

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Hangover Helpers

After partying last night you are now suffering from a horrendous hangover. Your apartment is trashed and you are sporting the biggest headache in the whole world and the thought of having to prepare something to eat and then clean up only makes your head throb harder. No worries, you only need to call the Hangover Helpers who are actually two college guys in Boulder, CO who help their hungover clients crawl back into life with as little pain as possible. They will show up at your place with a breakfast burrito and Gatorade for you. Then they clean every room including the dishes, pots, and pans, and recycle all of your beer bottles. These guys have already been featured in magazines and television. These may be a crazy business idea but these guys have enough business to keep them busy as long as they want. 

Buzzoid

This one is not really as crazy as the previous ones but its concept sounded weird to me when I first heard about it. This business provides you with as much as many Instagram followers from Buzzoid that you would want. Wondering why in the world for? Well, for the simple reason of getting the amount of exposure needed. Most small businesses come to Buzzoid to help generate network on their business profiles.  

 

Low Budget Business Ideas

Many people want to increase their income, but they don’t have the money to get a business started. However, not everyone who managed to create their own business has also had a big budget to make this possible, so everyone should consider creating a startup with a low budget.

growThis being said, when you think about this, you’ll have at least a few possibilities to choose from. We’ve made a list with accessible business ideas that can be started with a low budget, but if you’ve got enough money available, you can start something bigger.

Idea no. 1 – Customized Bookmarks

Even if there are so many gadgets that allow people to read books, the paperback editions have their mirage and beauty. There are still many people who prefer to read the paperback edition of a book, instead of having the e-book or the audio book. Apart from this, a house with no books it’s an empty house, and many people have beautiful book collections.

To create customized bookmarks is easy, as you can find plenty of online tutorials, but you also can use your own imagination. The materials can vary for this business, and you can start it with a small budget. Apart from this, you won’t need to pay rent for a location, because you can do this from the comfort of your home.

Idea no. 2 – Handmade Scented Candles

This is another marvelous idea that you can use for starting a business. Everyone has used the candles for many years now, and 4 out of 5 homes have at least a scented candle. For this you will need a little more space than for the previous idea, but you can do it at home. The raw materials for creating candles are extremely cheap and easy to find, and apart from the online tutorials that you can find for scented candles, you can also use your person-personal-vs-businessimagination to diversify the models and shapes for the candles.

However, this requires you to be extra careful and not allow children near you while you work, because the wax or paraffin can cause severe burns if it gets in contact with the skin.

Idea no. 3 – Content for the Online Environment

This is ideal for those that master English, as most of the content that you find online is written in English. Apart from this, you also need to have vast knowledge in different domains, so that you can easily write about any topic. Perfect grammar and linguistic is mandatory if you want to offer unique, relevant content for your customers.

The thing with this idea is that it doesn’t cost you anything, as long as you have a computer and an internet connection. The harder part with this will be just in the beginning, when you will find your first customers.

Idea no. 4 – Design Websites

Seadff0cd-fb02-4731-8f14-533c5c92f956imilar to the Idea no. 3, this requires certain skills in creating websites. This also doesn’t require too much money, unless you want to invest something in a better computer or in a workshop for learning something else in this area.

There are many people who don’t know how to set their own websites, so you could offer your services for them. The payment is good, but you will have to be careful to respect the wishes of the customers and make sure that the website functions perfectly when you deliver it.

There are many low budget business ideas, but you have to find the one that is perfect for you. If you know how to do something in particular, or if you are good at something, it’s worth giving a try, because there could be many people who need your services or products, depending on what you are offering.