I think everyone has the desire to be their own boss. To have that freedom and control over their own professional life. Although it doesn’t come easy – if done well – it’s an incredibly rewarding experience. With many people wishing they had done it sooner.
Running your own business requires dedication, patience and the desire to put in extra hours and plenty of effort. However the first stumbling block that many wannabe entrepreneurs face is what they want their business to be. You might already have your heart set on an artisan bakery, a vegan food truck or even a signs company but others might need a little more inspiration…
If you’re struggling for ideas then read on for 4 start-up ideas or anyone who wants to run their own business.
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If health and fitness is something you love, then you could consider sending out a positive health message – and getting paid for it. Anyone can become a personal trainer, there are no entry requirements except a passion for fitness and a desire to learn. However you’ll need all the know-how and qualifications to excel in this saturated field. There are plenty of online courses you can take with practical workshops and 121 tutoring available. You can take it a step further and become a Nutritional Advisor, or someone that works with post/prenatal women. But its not just about the qualifications, you’ll need to build an entire brand to stay ahead of the competition. The good news is that some of the most qualified and experienced personal trainers can charge anything from $50 to $100 an hour.
Another small business idea that you can run from home, but you won’t need you to quit your 9-5 jut yet. Selling items from home is extremely simple, however there are plenty of upfront costs that you might need to consider before you take the plunge. You’ll need to do market research into your chosen field and also look at what your competitors are doing. You’ll need to find a supplier. Set up a good, user friendly website. Set up a business account. Create mailing lists. Find somewhere to store your stock. Work out price ranges. Create social media profiles etc – the list can seem endless, but that first sale makes it all worth it.
Why not turn your passion into a lucrative business? From weddings to christenings, birthday parties, family shoots or even nature photography once you find your niche in the photography world, build up a portfolio of your work. Take pictures for friends and family, and let your business grow by word of mouth and through social media.
Pet sitting services
If you love animals then why not get paid to look after them? Starting your own pet sitting service is straightforward. However you’ll need to build up a clientele and a reputation for honesty. Start by working for friends and family and have them leave you positive reviews online and make sure they tell everyone about your brilliant service.