How to Start an Online Business in Ghana with no Money (13 ways).

Everyone knows that it’s not easy to start a business in Ghana if you don’t have any money at all. But did you know you can start an Online Business right here in Ghana with no money?

Well, you are going to discover how to start an online business in Ghana even if you have no money.

I am not talking about illegitimate online businesses here.

In fact, i only share legitimate ways to make money online in Ghana on this blog.

The internet has made it possible for you to start an online business in Ghana with zero dollars in your wallet.

And you know what’s even better?

Absolutely no technical skills is needed.

Today, almost all the technical stuff for starting an online business has been made easy with tools that are available to everyone.

So you don’t need to be a shark, there are tools that will make things very easy for you to start an online business in Ghana with no money.

For example, you can create a blog or website for free using WordPress. Or you can list items to sell on free platforms like iji and Tonaton.

And oh, these are just random examples and a tip of the iceberg of how to start an online business in Ghana with no money.

You’re going to learn how to make money online for free in Ghana.

Let me show you 13 ways you can start making money online in Ghana today with little to no cost.

1. Freelance writing

When we talk about starting an online business in Ghana or elsewhere, then freelance writing will absolutely show up.

These days, a lot of businesses and individuals are venturing into blogging and other forms of content marketing.

With the need to create consistent content for their audience, many people are willing to hire writers to help them produce more.

To get started, just head over to Fiverr or Upwork and create a profile.

As a freelance writer, you may need a personal blog or website that showcases your writings. But you don’t need this to start.

Just make sure you have a portfolio of your writings.

2. Social Media consulting

If you are a social media person like me then this will be a perfect fit for you.

Many businesses in Ghana either aren’t so conversant with social media or they just don’t have the time to run their social media accounts.

So you can help these businesses with your knowledge and skills of social media and they will pay you.

You’re always on social media.

Why don’t you use part of that time to help others build their social media so you can get paid in return?

3. Graphic design

Graphic design- start an online business in ghana

Can you create beautiful graphics that people will be willing to pay for?

Even if you don’t have knowledge of software like Photoshop, you can use Canva to create amzaing designs that people will pay for.

With Canva, you can design professional Logos, Flyers, Business cards etc without having any mastery over any graphic design software.

You could as well simply check out graphic design tutorials on Youtube to get you started.

4. Design websites

Every business needs a website.

If you want to start an online business in Ghana, then you should definitely consider learning Website design if you don’t already know how to.

Doing website design is not as complex as you may think.

In fact, if you want to learn how to design websites in a day or two you can get in touch with me to help you.

I can tell you for sure that this is one of the best online business in Ghana.

Because with this skill, you are open to a whole lot of potential clients. And you absolutely don’t need any money to start.

5. Promote other people’s product

So this is what is known in the online business world as Affiliate marketing.

You simply promote other people’s products or services and get paid a commission any time someone makes a purchase.

There are many affiliate offers you can promote online on your blog or social media.

It could even be the shop by your house.

You can start with Jumia Ghana’s Affiliate program. Where you will get a commission anytime someone buys a product from Jumia through your affiliate link.

6. Dropshipping ( the Ghana way)

If you have been following content about how to make money online then you have likely come across the term Dropshipping.

If you havent, then let me explain dropshipping in the simplest term for you.

Dropshipping is basically a business model where you promote other people’s products without keeping an inventory, while marking up your desired profit.

Once a customer orders a product from you, you in turn order from the actual owner and have him deliver the product to the buyer.

Let me give you a typical scenario.

Find a seller on Jiji, then list his products on your social media or elsewhere for sale.

If the product is $10, advertise it for $15.

Once someone orders it for $10, Take your $5 and order from the owner at $10.

Then the owner delivers to the address of the buyer without you having to even hold the product.

It’s that simple. Dropshipping is summarized in the image below;

How to start an online Business in Ghana

7. Write an eBook

People love to read stuff that help or entertain them.

You can write an eBook on any topic you’re knowledgeable at. It could be about health, fashion, food or just anything at all.

You can publish your book for free using kindle direct publishing.

This platform by Amazon, which is one of the largest online stores allows you to publish your books to the Amazon kindle store for free.

8. Become a virtual Assistant

If you have the time and can perform a wide range of services such as data entry, fulfilling online orders, and other simple stuff, then this also for you.

You can sign up as a virtual assistant on Upwork, Peopleperhour, TaskRabbit and other places to help people around the world accomplish their tasks for money.

9. Start a Youtube channel

Youtube- Start a business in Ghana

Starting a YouTube channel is absolutely free.

So instead of just going to watch other peoples videos to make them rich, create yours!

And become rich too.

You’re probably reading this post from a smart phone or a computer. Use them to record interesting videos and upload to YouTube.

In no time, you could be making a lot of money in many ways including Google Adsense.

10. Sell stuff you don’t use or need

Look around you and find the stuff you no longer use or need.

Take a picture of it.

Hop onto Jiji and post it there.

You’ll find someone call you in no time to buy it.

Read also: 10 Easy ways to Monetize your Social media today (with examples)

11. Proofreading

Do you love reading and at the same time have the eyes to find mistakes and make corrections to texts?

You can contact via social media various bloggers, students etc and offer to proofread their articles and writings for them.

These days people are so caught up that they can’t even find the time to proofread their own works.

12. Become a real estate Agent

Getting accommodation in town is very difficult.

So once you can ease people’s difficulty, be sure that they will be willing to pay you.

Look around your neighborhood and see if there are any apartments available for rent.

Once you find some, just list them on Tonaton or Jiji.

And indicate what your broker commission is. You will be surprised that in no time people will be calling to rent the places.

13. Sell Photos

Again, your mobile phone is one powerful money making machine.

If you like taking beautiful photos everywhere you go, then instead of just letting them sit on your phone and take space, why don’t you make money with them?

There are a lot of websites that will pay you for your pictures.

Websites like Shutterstock, 500px Prime, SmugMug Pro, & iStockphoto pay well.

You can earn over $100 for a single photo.

CONCLUSION ( How to Start an Online Business in Ghana)

So now you know exactly how to start an online Business in Ghana right?

And Have you realized that it’s not as difficult and complex as you have always thought?

If only you are determined to start a online business in Ghana, then you have no excuse not to.

You should definitely try these methods and let me know how it goes.

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