If you identify as an introvert and are interested in your own low-cost startup, you could be an ideal candidate for starting your own business.
Introverts are powerful in their own right. They are productive thinkers with strong opinions who can achieve much. Despite what the media says -- often stereotyping them as “shy” or “socially awkward” -- introverts can make great business leaders and entrepreneurs. In fact, many successful business leaders are introverts, including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett.
Here are 5 low-cost business Ideas for Introverts

1. Graphic Designer.
Startup Costs: up to $1000
Equipment: computer, design software
If you've always pictured yourself as a commercial artist but your drawing style is closer to stick figures than C├ęzannes, then graphic design might be just the business for you. 
With the great software available today, you can conjure up logos, letterheads, brochures, product packaging, and mail-order catalogs--just about anything that needs a distinctive graphic ambiance for the business client. 
Graphic designers work on a freelance basis, creating materials for corporate clients, advertising agencies, public relations firms, and publishers. But they do more than merely sketch designs--they often provide visual solutions to specific problems like company identity crises or image changes. 
The advantages to this business are that, provided you have a strong design and color sense, you don't need to be able to draw, you can work full time or part-time and you can do it at home. Hours are flexible--so long as you meet clients at reasonable times and meet your deadlines, you can work 'til dawn and sleep 'til noon if you want to. You should have a good working knowledge of your design.
2. Programmer or Coder.
Startup cost: up to $1,000
Equipment: computer, training courses
Similar to desktop publishing, many DIY tools are available to make building a website easier for the non-tech type. Nevertheless, there is still an opportunity for web designers and programmers, especially as the number of online businesses grows. Many online entrepreneurs can set up a basic site but aren't able to customize it to their needs. Others need bells and whistles, such as eCommerce or membership management, that can be done faster and with less potential for glitches by an experienced designer or programmer.​
You can specialize in a specific platform, such as WordPress, or programming language. However, the more variety of skills you can offer, the more marketable you'll be. 
An advantage of web design and programming is that you can work with clients locally, or worldwide. Further, you can offer one-time services, such as website set up, or maintenance packages in which the client pays you monthly to monitor, update, and manage the website.
3. Start A Youtube Channel.
Startup costs: $0
Equipment: Computer, Camera.
With over one billion users, one billion hours watched daily, and more than 400 hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube is an excellent way for everyday people to make money through their videos. You don’t need professional-level equipment or experience to make it happen (many of the most popular videos are actually shot on cell phones with poor audio quality). You just have to know how to get YouTube to pay you—and the rewards can be significant.
Every time you upload a video to YouTube, you have the potential to make money. Remember that Google owns YouTube, and Google is the king of online ads.
YouTube will pay you every time someone clicks on one of the advertisements that appear before your video begins or clicks on one of the banner-type advertisements that pop on videos while they're playing. These types of ads are referred to as CPC, or cost-per-click meaning the advertiser gets charged and YouTube and you get paid when a visitor clicks on the ad. The other way you can get paid is if someone simply watches the ads on your videos. These are referred to as CPM, or cost-per-mille, meaning you get paid a certain amount for every 1,000 views of an ad.
4. Online Blogger.
Startup costs: up to $1,000.
Equipment: computer
Have a specific interest but don’t know how to make money from it? Blog about it!
Many successful entrepreneurs have found success in blogging. As a marketing blogger and owner of Fluxe Digital Marketing, Joel Widmer says that writing, editing, copywriting and marketing are requirements for a successful blogger. It helps to have good content marketing skills, such as knowing how to create content that will engage readers and meet your client’s goal and knowing how much content to give away -- and Google analytic skills too -- if you want to be a marketing blogger like Widmer.
All you really need is a computer and good internet connection to start. Today, there are plenty of platforms (mostly free too) that will basically build your blog for you -- all you have to do is add information about who you are and what your blog is about and start writing.
To build a strong client list, Widmer recommends blogging for other people and companies for free. Once you’ve developed deep personal connections with these people and/or brands -- which introverts are naturally inclined to do -- you’ll grow your network and can begin charging as a contributing blogger for others’ sites.
5. Instagram consultant
Startup costs: $100 to $500
Equipment: smartphone
Social media doesn’t necessarily mean “social.” Many businesses today have abandoned traditional marketing methods and taken to social media networks such as the ever-popular Instagram to promote their products and services. A majority of companies may not be well-versed in this new marketing technique, which is why outsourcing an Instagram consultant is often a great option.
Instagram consultant Emelina Spinelli helps firms grow a sustainable Instagram following and influence. She’s passionate about the photo app and providing resources for others to learn about this unique and extremely popular social channel, which has over 1 billion users worldwide.
Like Spinelli, if you have a love of Instagram, knowledge of basic marketing and simply, motivation, Instagram consulting can be a great path for you. You’ll be able to monetize these skills by charging a flat rate per project or by the hour. Market and promote your services online, blog on other related sites providing free tips (don’t give all the secrets away) and, ironically, using social media channels, build a following and reach out to businesses or individuals. All of which will come with little to no startup costs.


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