Are you interested in starting your own business but have no clue what you want to do? Below are just a few ideas to help you along:
Selling Handcrafted Items Online
If you’ve got a knack for creating handmade items, such as jewelry or clothing, then selling these items online could be highly beneficial to you.
There are many websites out there specifically designed to help you reach your target audience, such as Etsy. I personally know several individuals that are well in-the-green selling handmade necklaces and rings and earrings, knitted scarves, hats, sweaters, as well as hand-blown glass marbles and vases, among a variety of other things.
There are also many ways to improve your visibility online, such as posting photos of your product on social media pages, or videos of yourself in the process of making your product. There are millions of people out there that are willing to pay high-end prices for handcrafted items. And, you could even do it from home.
If you are a bit of a neat freak like myself or at least don’t find cleaning to be that big of a “chore,” then a cleaning service could be your best shot.
Office buildings are always looking for skilled individuals to keep their lobbies and offices tidy. Restaurants require thorough, daily cleaning, and would be a great steady flow of clientele. Many homeowners don’t have the time to keep their houses as clean as they would like, so that is also something to keep in mind.
You typically need to be licensed, but not always. Many customers will also provide you with the necessary tools, but my advice would be to ask them beforehand what you might need, so you don’t show up empty-handed. Also, you probably won’t need to spend hardly any money at all on advertising, as clients will mainly come to you by word of mouth.
Home-based Cooking Business
If you love baking or cooking, consider starting up a home-based bakery or catering service. Doing this you can do all your work from home just like selling items online. You can sell to individuals, cater parties or weddings or businesses, or even just become someone’s personal chef.
Be sure to test that your food is always cooked properly and thoroughly, such as if you were to make a Chicken Parmesan pasta meal. The absolute last thing you want to do you is make someone sick and end up ruining your reputation.
Dog Walking / Pet Sitting
If you love all things furry (and scaly, snakes matter too), then a dog walking or pet sitting business could be perfect for you. You could do both if you manage your time and the amount of clients you take on well.
Many people out there are looking for someone energetic, responsible and caring to walk their dog or take care of their pet while they are gone, either on vacation or at work. It would be a good idea to ask them about any special instructions as far as taking care of their pet goes, such as administering medicine. It would also be advisable to learn how to perform CPR on the kinds of animals you will be caring for.
At the end of the day, it’s ultimately up to you what kind of business you want to start. Did none of these spark your interest? Click here for a list of the top 100 business startup ideas: