5 Businesses You Can Start With Your R350 Unemployment Grant
Small Scale Farming
If you have access to water & land, you can buy seeds at a cost of around R20 each at major supermarkets. One packet can have as many as over 200 seeds. If you buy cabbage seeds in 3 months 1 pack can bring you a min profit of 200 seeds X R10 each = R2000
If you have access to a smartphone, you can be your boss by writing articles for companies like Opera News Hub & others. You can also create your website and get paid per the number of page views you will get from your readers.
(I’m writing for Opera News Hub)
The main cost for this hustle will be data & R350 will be more than enough. There’re cheap internet plans where you can pay R250pm for “unlimited” data (rain). For those of you who want to own your blog websites, Web hosting can be from as little as R15pm plus a free website.
You can take advantage of the summer heat by stocking ‘cool’ items such as ice cream, ice, or yogurt… Sell them in the streets, or even buy an ice-making machine for as little as R219 & sell your ice or create your yogurt by buying a yogurt machine for R347.
You can buy a website, install an online store template for free using WordPress, and negotiate with suppliers or business owners in your area to sell their products on your website. In return, you can take a certain % of every product sold in your online store.
A car wash is a popular business, especially in townships. And for a starting Car wash, you don’t need to spend lots of money right away. In the beginning, you can start with basic items such as a hand car vacuum cleaner (which can be bought for as little as R99)
3 Exceptional examples of entrepreneurs who started businesses with the R350 SASSA grant money
Be inspired. It can be done
18-year-old from East London started the Dankoo Clothing brand. Sold more than 100 merch on the launch.
Started baking muffins. Now she sells muffins at the local clinic in Giyani, Limpopo, and makes profits of up to R400 a day.
She started a Pizza business in Warrenton, Northern Cape. She sells delicious pizzas and they start from R60 to R135.
Know any other businesses that started with the R350 grant?
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5 Businesses You Can Start With Your R350 Unemployment Grant 5 Businesses You Can Start With Your R350 Unemployment Grant 5 Businesses You Can Start With Your R350 Unemployment Grant