Can you really get a startup off the ground for just 100$? Unfortunately, contrary to what you probably thought we would say, the answer is no. You need a website, a theme/template for your site, hosting and a domain at the very least. Just these few items will have you exceeding 100$. To this, we must add the process of designing a logo, designing and printing business cards, setting up a proper email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and maybe getting some T shirts made. So already you spent way over 100$ and not a single cent has gone towards your actual product or service.
Dob’t let that put you off though. You can’t realistically start a startup for 100$ but you can for just a little bit more than that. If you can get your hands on anything from about 1000$ to 5000$ your in really good shape.
For instance you could get into either internet marketing or web development. You could also get into app development. These all have enormous room for growth. The sky really is quite literally the limit when it comes to online/app startups.
If you’re not really into coding you could still take the internet route via a good blog. If you can gather a group of smart dedicated people, that produce good quality content you could bring in some good money. You could also take the Steve Jobs route. Just make existing products and services much better.
Remember, MySpace came before Facebook, Nokia and Blackberry were here before Android and Apple phones.
You get where this is going. Some of the most successful businesses in the world didn’t invent anything at all. They simply perfected existing products.
There are literally thousands of things you could start doing right now with a very small budget. ATt the end of the day, it all comes down to how bad you want it, how determined you are and hoew focused you are. Your biggest enemy is yourself. Once you’ve made up your mind, that you want to start a startup, just start. Take small steps. It will all come together eventually, and you don’t need millions to get it off the ground. All it takes is a very small budget and lots of dedication.
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