If you’re looking for an easy business to start up that doesn’t require a lot of money, consider setting up a video production business. All you need is a basic lighting set, one or two cameras, and some editing software. If you enjoy taking photos, you can become a stock photographer and sell them to various websites, such as Shutterstock and Adobe Stock. Most stock photography websites pay a royalty each time someone downloads one of your photos.
Another lucrative and low-cost business to start up is a home-based catering business. This business can be profitable as people are staying indoors more often than they used to. Senior citizens are especially hard-pressed to shop for groceries, so a home-based catering business can provide a service that will keep everyone happy and full. In addition to preparing meals, you can also bake cakes. Cakes are always in demand and the profit margin is high, because you’re buying the raw materials for less than retail.