Being Your Own Boss (BYOB) in 2023 is the dream of many people but what idea, to begin with, is the question? Whatever job or career you are in, you can turn it into a business and that is how many people become their own bosses. However, through my research and consulting over the years, here are some ideas that you can start up for less money than you can imagine. You may think some of these ideas will not work but business is a long-term investment of time, energy, and money.

Some of the ideas may require retraining or taking a part-time course before you start and if you are going to do this for the rest of your life, then what is the rush? Remember the old proverb ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’. So take your time with any of the ideas below, plan properly and you will soon be employing people and be you’re your boss. Here are some ideas to get you started:-

1) Tiktok Content Creator
2) Social Media Advisor
3) Social Media Manager
4) Content Creator
5) Baby Sitting Services
6) Event Planner
7) Personal Shopper
8) House Sitting Services

When families go on holiday they don’t like leaving their homes empty because of the feeling of burglary or even squatters hence they will use this service for peace of mind. I am sure you have heard or read in the press of couples who went on holiday and by the time they return squatters have taken over their homes.

9) Cleaning Services
10) Music/Concert Promoter
11) An Author
12) Book Keeping
13) Gardening or Landscaping
14) Virtual Assistant
15) Tutoring Children
16) Internet Business

The three Internet business models below can be started just by joining the schemes offered by the different websites. In general, you are more successful if you have a database of potential clients to market the products or services to and depending on the model you can earn up to 70% in commission, but the beauty of these models is that you don’t even have to have your own website, some of them may even give you a website for free. If you click here it is fully loaded with all product owners or publishers who are waiting for you to join and help them promote their products for a hefty commission

  1. Affiliate
  2. Associate
  3. Reseller

17) Dog walker
15) Handy Man/Woman
16) Personal Training
17) Catering Services
18) Removal Services
19) Errand Person for busy professional people

You help professional people or executives to maximise their time and the services you can offer can be from picking up their dry cleaning, doing their shopping, getting their newspaper, or even ensuring that they don’t run out of their favourite soup or hand delivering flowers/gifts to their loved ones or clients. Currently, this is a growing sector in the United Kingdom.

20) Cake Company
21) Venue decorator for a special occasion
22) A Consultant

What is a Consultant? A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. A consultant usually works for a consultancy firm or is self-employed and engages with multiple and changing clients. Thus, clients have access to deeper levels of expertise that would be feasible for them to retain in-house and may purchase only as many services from the outside consultant as desired. (definition courtesy of

  1. Business Advisor
  2. Marketing Consultant
  3. Internet Consultant
  4. IT Consultant
  5. Publishing Consultant
  6. Public Relations (PR) Consultant
  7. Community Consultant
  8. Media Consultant
  9. Image Consultant
  10. Performance Consultant
  11. Creative Consultant
  12. Financial Consultant

We believe that you can BYOB – Be Your Own Boss with proper support and guidance. We have discovered the 3M’s that will help every start-up to survive no matter what the economy is doing. If you need support or you have a question concerning starting up, then call us on 020 3553 1297 or drop us an email, with your question and we will reply without any obligations.

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