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Franchises That Don't Require a Lot of Effort to Run: Easy and Hard Franchises

There are a lot of different franchises out there that don't require a lot of effort to run. Some are easier than others, but they all have one thing in common: you don't need any previous experience in the industry to get started. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best franchises that don't require a lot of effort, both initially and long-term. We will also mention some of the drawbacks of each franchise, so you can decide if it is the right fit for you.

McDonald's

One franchise that doesn't require a lot of effort to run is McDonald's. All you need to do is follow the procedures and guidelines that they provide, and you'll be able to successfully operate your restaurant. The only downside of McDonald's is that it can be quite expensive to get started, as you will need to purchase the equipment and supplies necessary to run the franchise.

Think $1-2.2 MILLION dollars for startup costs.

Yeah, it might not be for everyone, but it is simplistic to run.

Subway

Another great franchise that doesn't require a lot of effort is Subway. Similar to McDonald's, all you need to do is follow their procedures and guidelines, and you'll be able to successfully operate the restaurant with little concern for error. The only downside of Subway is that it can be quite difficult to find a good location for your franchise, as you will need to have a lot of foot traffic to be successful.

While cheaper than McDonald's, Subway's costs range from $116,000 - $263,000. Not exactly entry-level cash.

If you're looking for a franchise that requires very little effort to run, then these are two great options for you. However, if you're looking for a franchise that is more accessible in terms of total startup costs, you'll want to look elsewhere.

Cleaning Franchises

If you're looking for a franchise that doesn't require a lot of effort but also has a low startup cost, then consider investing in a cleaning franchise. There are many different cleaning franchises out there, and they all have one thing in common: they are relatively easy to operate, and you don't need any previous experience in the industry. The only downside of investing in a cleaning franchise is that it can be quite difficult to find customers, as most people will already have their own preferred cleaning company.

But, with a little upfront effort and consistent marketing initiatives, cleaning franchises can be started for as low as $10,000

Real Estate Franchises

Finally, if you're looking for a franchise that doesn't require a lot of effort but also has a high potential for profitability, then consider investing in a real estate franchise. Real estate franchises are relatively easy to operate, and you can make a lot of money if you're successful. The only downside of investing in a real estate franchise is that it can be quite risky, as the market can fluctuate greatly.

That said, real estate franchises have sort of a mixed bag of startup costs and options, varying from $30,000 to upwards of half a million.

Closing Note

So, there you have it: some of the best franchises that don't require a lot of effort to run. If you're looking for a franchise that is relatively easy to operate and has a low startup cost, then consider investing in cleaning or real estate franchise. However, if you're looking for a franchise that has a high potential for profitability, then you might want to look elsewhere. These are just a few of the many different franchises out there, so do some research and decide which one is right for you.

Franchising is a great way to start your own business with the support of an established brand. There are many different franchises out there, and each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. If you'd like a better view into some of the options you have, take our matching quiz and we'll show you, based on how much you're willing to invest, what franchises are best for you. 

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