Looking to start a business?

United States
May 10, 2007 4:58pm CST
HI! A friend of mine and I are wanting to start a business of our own with a low start up cost and something that doesn't require us to have a large amount of space to begin with. Does anyone here have any ideas? We don't want to go into direct sales of any kind. Thanks ahead of time for all of the ideas that I am sure everyone here will offer.
6 responses
@tsledd (154)
• United States
11 May 07
How about CANDLES My girls and I just started making soy candles this is fun we can do it as a family and make huge profits email me if you would like more info
• United States
11 May 07
How much do you make from doin candles? It seems like fun, but do you have to go and sell them yourself??
@tsledd (154)
• United States
12 May 07
i am with a company that when i get someone to join under me i make money from the company , and every month that person orders i get paid again.. then i make and sell mine and make money from that too..So yes you make candles to keep for yorself or giveaway as gifts or go door to door like my girls do and sell them profits are instant.. We made $80.00 in 2 hours the other day that was sweet.. today we made red,white and bue stripped votives we hope tosell tomorrow.. It is fun ..
• United States
16 May 07
Yes, I believe candles might be a great business to get into. Can you tell me more about this? I will try to email you about it. Thanks for your help! It sounds like something that we might be interested in and something that could be done without too much trouble. Thanks again!
@kimko5099 (195)
• United States
10 May 07
How about working with a wellness company? I have an at home business that I really enjoy doing and it is totally flexible. You get huge discounts on everday items and the products are toxin free. The start up cost is only $29. I would be happy to provide you with more info. I got started with it because I wanted tp stay home with my son and protect him from the toxins found in the products that I was using. Plus their lotion helped clear up his eczema. I have tried other ways to make mpney from home and this is what has worked for me.
• United States
11 May 07
I am actually looking for something that isn't direct sales and this sounds like Melaluca and I am not interested in it at this time. I don't believe that we could sell it as well as some do. Thanks anyway for your response.
• United States
11 May 07
You are right, it is not for everybody but the main reason why I am doing it is because I enjoy the products so much, but I really do wish you the best and hope that you can find something that you enjoy. Good Luck!
@taurean83 (505)
• United States
10 May 07
Very good topic.I am working as a sales representative for Avon.(cosmetics company)but as you already mentioned you do not want to get in to direct sales hich makes sense sometimes i don't like doing it.Well working from home i have not much idea but how about i have read about stuffing envelopes and mailing cards type of stuff from home And you can earn couple of $$'s from them.I don't know if it is a scam or what but i only know this.Good luck anyways for your future.
• United States
11 May 07
Thanks for your response but we really don't want to do direct sales. I know somme people make good money from this but I don't think that we would. I have been involved with some of these companies but I have never had good luck with money from them.
• United States
11 May 07
Stuffing envelopes is a SCAM!! I have tried something like that long ago and I actually lost money...but good luck with Avon^^
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
10 May 07
I don't know how you feel about this but how about something to do with flowers? make flowers for weddings, wreaths on any occasions, it can be real or fake flowers. My daughter has a friend that made her wedding flowers and brides maids and the brides flowers it was very reasonable price She still has thenm in a safe place formemories of her wedding. Good Luck in finding something to start on your business.
• United States
11 May 07
I will think about that. I will mention it to my friend too. Thanks.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
17 May 07
Thanks for the Best Response :) Hope you find something to start a new business. Take care.
@veldort (210)
• Finland
15 May 07
You can be affiliates for some program and they pay you if someone joins because you referred them to join! Thats not really a bussiness but a great way to make money!
• United States
16 May 07
I have heard of this,but I am not sure of how to do it. Can you send me some information about it? If so, I would appreciate it. We plan to have a website eventually for our business!
@garry7 (49)
• India
10 May 07
the idea of starting a business is good but you should be having some idea of what kind of business you want to setup as this is going to help you in setting up the business.
• United States
11 May 07
We do have a couple of ideas but I thought that if I started this discussion I might come up with a different idea or a better one. Thanks anyway for your answer.