101 Profitable Niche Low-Cost Business Ideas (Leveraging AI as Your Digital Assistant)

Attention startups and aspiring entrepreneurs,

In today’s world, AI is becoming increasingly prevalent, and business technology is on the rise, making it much simpler to start a business compared to 5, 10, or 20 years ago. As an introvert, I find running a business much more thrilling and fun than skydiving.

The current entrepreneurial landscape offers numerous lucrative opportunities for go-getters like never before. However, amidst the plethora of business technology and business opportunities online, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially with social media platforms bombarding you with ads promising quick money with minimal effort.

In this article, I’ll introduce you to 101 profitable niches (low-cost business ideas) that you can start while utilising AI as your digital assistants.

But let’s talk reality for a moment. Despite the advancements in AI and business technology simplifying processes, they have also raised the bar in terms of quality and customers expectations. Entrepreneurship is far from easy; it requires meticulous planning, strategic marketing, and relentless action to succeed.

If you’re considering diving into the world of business in the AI and technology era, it’s crucial to think ahead. You need to project yourself 5, 10, or even 15 years into the future to anticipate emerging trends. With AI and robotic machine learning on the rise, it’s essential to ensure that your business ideas are future-proof and not susceptible to disruption.

To help you navigate this landscape, I’ve listed out 5 steps to start your business and compiled a list of 101 business ideas that, in my opinion, have the potential to endure for at least a decade until humanoid robots are available for purchase in the marketplace.

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However, it’s essential to remember that low cost doesn’t mean no cost. Every business venture requires investment, whether big or small.

Compared to industries like hospitality, legal, aviation, and manufacturing, the 101 Niche Business Ideas listed here are considered low-cost options. They have minimal regulation (no license is required, depending on the Country) and are suitable for businesses of all sizes.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and comments.

#1. Build Your Roadmap To Success

Do not skip the business planning phase. Successful entrepreneurs will tell you that a solid business plan is the cornerstone of any successful venture.

You can map your company’s future using a business plan, which is why you treat it as a living document. Here are three purposes of a Business Plan:-

  • It acts as a Roadmap to your business success by outlining the steps to start, launch,and manage your business.
  • It acts as a Strategic planning tool that ignites enthusiasm and confidence in the business owner.
  • It validates investors’ confidence when securing capital from them.

Download my Business Planning E-book with templates for a comprehensive solution on building your roadmap to success

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1. Confinement (postpartum) Carer/ Chef

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2. Career/ Salary Advancement consultant

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3. Holiday Rentals (apartments, House)

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4. Private City/ Tour Guide

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5. Diet/ Health/ Fitness Coach

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6. Public Speaking/ Voice Coach

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7. Business Intelligence Implementor

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8. Graphic Design & Printing

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9. Website Builder

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10. Astronomy/ Bagua/ Fengshui

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11. No Code/ Low Code App Developer

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12. Programmer (Java/Python/C++)

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13. Serviced Office/ Room

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14. Private Delivery

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15. Meditation/ Health/ Well-Being

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16. Divorce/ Redpill Coach

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17. Contemporary dance

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18. Copy/ Scriptwriter (with A.I)

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19. Custom Clothing designing

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20. Crocheting (Old but Po)

#2. Analyse Market Profitability & Sustainability

Once you have decided on your business idea, the next question is to ask yourself a series of questions: –

Does it pass the 5-market must-haves, for example:-

  • Is your market enthusiastic about your offering, services, or product?
  • Is the market evergreen? Will the demand fade after 5-7 years, e.g. Case study: Soft serve frozen Yogurt
  • Is there recurring income potential? 
  • Is there Big-ticket income potential?
  • Can your service/ Offering be sold by other agents (e.g. affiliated marketers/ sales agents)  

Once your business passed the five markets must have, the next set of questions are as follows:-

  • How to find them?
  • Will they buy it?
  • Can they afford it?
  • Why should they buy from you?
  • What does it take for them to buy from you?
  • Can you rely on them to make a profitable living?


Next, analyse the following.

  • Define the market’s size
  • Your product/ Service lifespan – be brutally honest with yourself.
  • Lifetime value (potentiality)
  • Profit margins on your products or services.
  • Types of marketing strategies to reach them
  • The cost of acquiring them (Customers)
  • Your steps to grow your database or contacts

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21. Textured-Soy Protein "Meat"

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22. Dance Fitness

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23. Digital photography

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24. Dating/ Relationship Coach

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25. Custom Furniture

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26. Distilling

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27. DJ'ing

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28. Drone flying

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29. Videography

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30. Eldercare

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31. Emigrating Advisor

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32. Financial Advisor

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34. Painter Artist

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35. Motivational Speaker for < 18

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36. French/ Asian/ Private Chef

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37. Yoga/ Weight/ Pilates

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38. Garden/ Landscaping

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39. Skin/ body/ Face/ Hair Care

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40. Traditional Medicine (TCM)

#3. Question Your Key Selling Points

If you are unsure why your customers should buy from you, don’t worry. Sometimes even established business owners have a hard time figuring this out.

The solution is to identify your key selling points, unique selling prepositions, or point of difference. 

Key selling points mean two or three Unique Selling Points (USP) that differentiate you from your competitors.

Here are three steps you can take to get clarity:-

  1. Brainstorm and come up with 20+ USPs (Earl Nightingale on Creativity)
  2. Sequence them from the strongest to the weakest
  3. Pick the first top 3 as your USP.

---41 to 60 Business Ideas---

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41. Coffee roasting

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42. Home/ Car Maintenance

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43. Voice Over artist

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44. Home brewing

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45. Interior Design/ Decoration

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46. Furniture Rental

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47. Home Renovation

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48. Private Home Educator

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49. Drama/ Ballet/ Singing Coach

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50. Horse training/ riding/ experience

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51. Jewelry design

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52. Bird/ Pets/ Animal Carer

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53. Language Teacher

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54. Coding

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55. Make Up Artist

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56. Accent Reduction

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57. Removalist

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58. Self-defence/ MMA

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59. Belly/ Bollywood dancing

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60. Lego building

#4. Be Brutally Honest With Your SWOT

Acronym for Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats.

Does your business have what it takes to compete in the business arena?

Performing a SWOT analysis discloses the truth about your business feasibility. It is a commonly used tool for evaluating your product and services against the marketplace.

When properly applied, it will help you: –

  • Dominate the marketplace by promoting your strength.
  • Manage weaknesses by safeguarding the weakest link from exposure.
  • Capitalise on the opportunities to increase the profit margin
  • Deter threats by building a resilience management framework around them.

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#5. Choose your Finance Strategy.

For startups, the ideal approach is to acquire a business that demonstrates growth potential and maintains a satisfactory net profit margin. By doing so, startups can leverage existing profits to secure bank loans to finance the acquisition and increase their chance of success.

There are only three common ways to finance your business ideas:

  1. Business loan with your Property as collateral

Getting a loan from the bank is easy if you have sufficient property equity and are buying an existing business with a positive trade history.

I recommend buying a business over starting from scratch until you have developed the sufficient business experience to build a business from scratch.

  1. Your own money (bootstrapping)

Using your own money to fund your business is the quickest way to fast-track your success rate. It defeats your tendency to procrastinate and accelerates the speed of executing your business plans. The benefits of bootstrapping are no monthly repayment, No interest to pay, No early payment termination clause, and No contracts to sign.

If you have the funds, use your own money.

  1. Using other people’s money (Investors, Angels, JV, Crowdfunding)

We all hope to use other people’s hard-earned money to sponsor our business dream. If you are happy to become a workhorse for the first few years and buy them out with a hefty paycheck to chase your dream, this approach may be a worthy strategy.

The reality is that most Angels Investors and JV are switched-on individuals, they may not understand the technical part of your business but they want to have ownership of it, either to them it is a lucrative model, and your type of business will boost their sense of significance.

The typical scenario with these investors is that they might demand a significant stake in the ownership of your proven business model. Otherwise, they would demand ongoing reporting from you, and some toxic investors may enjoy feeling superior by interrogating you until you feel incompetent.

The point is that there’s no free lunch.

You won’t get anything free from them or anything less than their expectations.

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CONCLUSION

In conclusion, selecting a business model that aligns with your passions, values, and life mission is crucial. Following the five steps outlined above, you can make logical decisions rather than rely solely on emotions.

Avoid the impulse to start a business without thorough planning, as building, marketing, and growing a business requires time and money. Although the journey may be filled with success and challenges, it is worthwhile.

If you need further guidance in developing and marketing your business, our Business Growth Workshop can provide valuable insight to help complete the puzzle for you.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Victor Kon

Victor Kon is a “business builder” entrepreneur, trusted business advisor, and catalyst to your success. He helps entrepreneurs optimise, automate, and grow businesses that can run without heavily relying on sweat equity. With over a decade of experience running successful businesses in a multitude of sectors, Mr. Kon now utilises the expertise he garnered in those endeavours to help others achieve the same success in their ventures. Read More.

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