These are five strategies I have used to grow a startup without outside investors or venture capital.
You should not let the lack of financial capital stop you from starting or growing your startup.
When I started out, I reached out to a local restaurant owner and offered by Branding and Graphic design services.
She also needed a website but was not willing to pay my fees.
My goal was to build apps and games but I started out with consulting.
That first deal brought in about $1,500.
The next one brought about $3,000.
Even though I was having to share the money with my friend who is a designer, it gave me the boost I needed.
I did this for about 2 years before I got tired of low paid consulting and freelancing.