More people than ever are choosing to go into business for themselves. You might have a burning desire to be an entrepreneur, a unique idea for a new product, or just want to get out of the rat race and be your own boss.
It’s now easier than ever to turn your ideas into a successful business and we have the tips to get you started with our 10 business start-up ideas for you to consider
Remember, if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. Don’t just aim for what sounds profitable but for what you can imagine yourself doing for years to come.
1. Virtual Assistant
Virtual Assistants (VA) are becoming indispensable to small businesses and solopreneurs. They provide support for a multitude of tasks including admin, email correspondence, calendar management, and social media. The list goes on.
Since all work can be done remotely, you aren’t restricted to where you can work from or find potential clients.
2. Professional Organiser
That’s right. People will pay you to declutter their home or workspace. Queen of decluttering, Marie Kondo has caused an entire industry to spring up following the publication of her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
Ridding yourself of clutter and organizing your life is proven to have a positive effect on mental health, productivity and even relationships.
If you love organization and turning chaos into calmness, then this could be the career for you. There are no professional qualifications needed but visit the National Association for Professional Organizers to get more information on getting started.
3. Dog Walker/Sitter
People love their dogs. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry and the perfect opportunity for a start-up business if you love dogs too.
With people consistently working longer hours, they realize that they can’t leave their dogs unattended and without exercise for long periods.
That’s where dog walkers come in. You could also look to provide additional services such a pet sitting, grooming or training.
4. Life/Business Coach
If you’re a people person and enjoy helping people reach their potential and overcome obstacles then becoming a coach could be a great fit. You don’t just have to provide face-to-face consultations either.
Technology now means that you can provide video consultations, provide online courses or run workshops.
You can choose to specialize in one of a number of areas including:
This career choice can be incredibly rewarding as you help people overcome problems and achieve their potential.
Tutoring is a great option for you if you have a good level of academic subject knowledge. Tutors provide additional help outside of the classroom to students requiring extra help with certain subject areas.
They can also assist in preparing for tests and exams.
Bookkeeping is one of those essential tasks that seem to be ignored (until there is a deadline looming), or take small business owners away from their core role.
If you are organized and have a good level of math skills, then bookkeeping is worth considering.
Not to be confused with accounting, which is a far more specialized field, bookkeepers deal with the day to day financial admin and record keeping. It is also a service you can offer virtually, increasing the number of businesses you can offer your services to.
7. Personal Trainer
Another side effect of long working hours and too little downtime, obesity. Lack of exercise and relying on convenience foods is having a detrimental effect on our health.
Add this to the conflicting advice we see on social media about diet and exercise then personal trainers have a vital role to play in helping people take control of their health and fitness.
Personal trainers aren’t just gym-based any more. More and more are using social media and video to deliver their coaching. You could consider specializing in a specific area such as:
- Childhood obesity
- Pre and postnatal fitness
Remember, helping someone take control of their health is extremely rewarding.
If your passion is more in the realm of nutrition you can even coach others on their eating habits or dive into the perishable food business.
We suggest taking your time to do the research and learn more about the perishable foods business and nutrition.
8. Social Media Manager
People basically spend their lives on social media, right? Then why not put these skills to use and become a social media manager?
Many companies need people to handle their online presence but don’t have the skills in house, or the budget to hire someone full time.
Everyone wants a clean and tidy home, but how many of us actually want to do it ourselves. If you love making things clean and tidy and don’t mind putting in the effort, then this is a great opportunity to set up a successful business.
As your client base expands, you can take on extra staff to help and before you know it, you’ll have your own cleaning empire!
Have you ever tried to put together a piece of furniture using instructions that make zero sense? Or received an email offering services that you have to read over and over again to understand it?
The world is getting smaller, which means that language skills have never been so in demand. If you’re fluent in one or more foreign languages, then providing translation services is a potential gold mine.
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Hopefully, these start-up ideas will give you the inspiration to move forward and create your own successful and rewarding career.
If not, we invite you to check out our blog for more articles and inspiration towards becoming the best entrepreneur you can be.