Cash Business Ideas

A lot of handymen have no resources to register and maintain their small business. In the start, it could be a good idea to start charging cash to survive and then register and maintain their business once have enough money.

List of common cash businesses:

Delivery Service:
You could also offer a delivery service for consumers who want food or other items delivered directly to them.

Mobile Retailer:
Another format for a retail store, you can keep all of your inventory in a trailer or other mobile setting and set up shop at fairs and events.

Moving Service:
If you have access to a truck and some moving supplies, you can offer packing and moving services to those needing assistance.

Transportation Service:
Transportation is another area where you can offer a service to clients and collect your payments in cash.

Computer Setup and Repair Service:
For those who are more tech savvy, you can offer your services to those who need help setting up or fixing issues with their computers.

Coffee Cart:
Cash payments can work well for businesses selling items that don’t cost a lot, so customers are likely to have the cash on hand. A coffee cart is perfect for those quick transactions.

You could also start a bakery offering various baked goods that customers can purchase through quick transactions.

Personal Chef:
If you want to work more in depth with clients, you can start a business by working as a personal chef, cooking specific meals for them and then collecting larger payments in cash.

Local Bar:
Bars and restaurants today often collect a variety of different payment types. But you can still run a cash only bar as long as you make it clear to customers up front.

Convenience Store:
Convenience stores or small corner stores sell a lot of small items that customers can potentially purchase with a little bit of cash.

Health Foods Store:
You could also focus more on a specialty type of store like a health foods store or one that only sells a specific type of food item.

Carry Out Restaurant:
If you want to start a small restaurant that offers mainly carry out items, you could make it a cash only operation.

Dry Cleaners:
You can also open up a dry cleaning business and collect payments from customers in cash.

Laundromats traditionally work using a cash only format, so this should still be a fairly straightforward idea.

Errand Service:
If you want to offer a variety of different services to customers, you can start an errand service where you handle various errands like laundry and grocery shopping in exchange for cash.

Security Service:
You can also offer security services to businesses and individuals on a contract basis, and just make it clear that payments should be made in cash.

Farm Stand:
For entrepreneurs who want to grow food or similar items, you could set up a farm stand and let customers make purchases with cash.

Similarly, you can just grow a variety of different plants and then sell them to customers in a nursery setting.

Farmers Market Vendor:
With food and plant items, you can also reserve space at local farmers markets and sell your items in that setting.

Flea Market Vendor:
Flea markets allow vendors to sell a variety of different items, from handcrafted jewelry to secondhand goods.

Craft Show Vendor:
Or you could focus more specifically on handmade items and sell them at craft fairs where you can collect cash payments.

Gift Shop:
For a more stable business setup, you can open up a small local gift shop that only deals in cash.

Clothing Store:
Or you could choose a more specific niche for a local store. For instance, open up a store that just sells clothing and accessories.

Local Market:
You can also open up a local market that sells food and grocery items and only accepts cash payments.

Fair Food Vendor:
Or you could sell food items out of a cart or other mobile setup at fairs and similar events.

Face Painter:
Another business that you could run mainly at local events is a face painting booth, collecting cash payments in exchange for your services.

Caricature Artist:
You could also offer up your artistic services as a caricature artist at events or high traffic areas.

Auto Detailing:
For those who like working with automobiles, you could start a car washing and detailing business that collects cash payments from customers.

Child Care:
You could also start a day care or babysitting service out of your home or by visiting your clients at their homes.

Pet Sitting:
Similarly, you can offer pet sitting services to travelers and busy pet owners in exchange for cash payments.

Pet Grooming:
Another great business opportunity for animal lovers, you can start a pet grooming business to clean and groom dogs and cats.

Pet Training:
Or if you’re skilled with training dogs and other animals, you could offer your services as a trainer in exchange for cash.

For those who enjoy working outside, you can start a lawn care and landscaping business that accepts cash payments from clients.

Additionally, you could start a business where you specialize in gardening and more intricate outdoor projects for clients.

Yard Cleanup:
Or you could focus more on the dirty work and offer yard cleanup services for pet owners.

House Cleaning:
You can also build a cash business around house cleaning. Just build up your client base in your area and collect cash payments on a set schedule.

Antique Shop:
Antique shops often collect cash payments from customers. You can set up your own shop or antique mall or even deal antiques at various events.

If you have knowledge in a specific subject to share, you can work with clients one-on-one as part of a tutoring business.

Personal Trainer:
For fitness minded entrepreneurs, you can work with clients one-on-one at gyms or even from home.

Fitness Instructor:
Or you could work with multiple customers at once by teaching classes in particular areas like yoga, pilates or kickboxing.

Music Instructor:
For those who are more musically skilled, you can also set up your own cash business around offering music lessons.

Dance Instructor:
Similarly, you can teach dance classes to groups or individuals and collect regular payments in cash.

Alterations Service:
If you’re skilled at sewing, you can offer your services as a tailor where customers bring in their garments for alterations.

Smartphone Repair Service:
There are also a lot of customers who need help with smartphone repairs, like cracked screens or water damage. So you can open up a business that specializes in this area.

Resume Service:
If you want to start a business that helps job seekers, you can offer services as a resume or cover letter specialist.

Estate Sale Service:
You can also help people in your community organize and run estate sales. You can then charge a flat fee or a percentage of the total sales.

If you are skilled at working with wood, you can set up a carpentry workshop and then offer handcrafted products or custom carpentry services.

You can also offer general handyman services to homeowners in your community in exchange for cash payments.

Recycling Service:
You can also offer to pick up junk and items for recycling in exchange for a flat fee.

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