Because identifying and honing in on a really good business idea, one that suits your innate talents, is so crucial to successful entrepreneurship, we are once again exploring ideas that may help you find your particular inspiration -your particular "ah ha!" moment. So, here are 8 more business ideas that we think can work in any environment.
1. Mobile car-washing and detailing: Now, you may be wondering, car washing? Yes! A mobile car-wash is very lucrative, and it requires little capital. Here's how: the internet has taken over the world, and virtually everything happens online. People get famous online, businesses grow online, and brands get endorsed through the internet. With the internet, you don’t need an office space. The internet becomes your office, and all you need to do is drive traffic towards your business through social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Because people are busy and don’t have the time to wash their car themselves, this is an idea that can work. All they need to do is contact you via internet platforms and arrange for you to come their homes to wash their cars. They could also book on-line to bring their cars to your specific wash center, if they prefer to. You can make this a sophisticated business if you put in your best.
2. Small scale agriculture: You can never go wrong with farming! Everybody eats food, so demand is always consistent. A major key to running a successful business is providing a solution to a common problem, and hunger is a problem that requires solving everyday. Why not solve this problem and earn good money while doing so? If you are without funds, you could go into partnership with one or more people, pool your resources and start a small farm. Here are types of small-scale agriculture that could work and may not need a huge start-up capital: horticulture and animal husbandry including, fish farming, snail farming, chicken raising, pig farming etc.
3. Mobile Laundry Services: Mobile laundry service has quickly become popular, and is very lucrative with a bit of hardwork and great customer service. You will need a washing machine and electricity, but the cost of these overall are still modest. You can use your house as your office to save cost, and with the right market, you can very possibly rake in respectable profits.
. Gardening services: Contrary to some beliefs, gardening is not necessarily menial work. It is an art and requires talent and skill. You can build your capacity online and through the support of experts. Start by making your charges very competitive. Advertise your services and use your networks to publicize your business. Gardening can be quite lucrative depending on the strategy you use in penetrating the market. Imagine a gardening service where anticipated clients have access to your website, where they can place an order, bargain, book services and learn more about gardening. Make your business stand out by setting high standards for your work.
5. Network marketing: We live in a world where network marketing is creating a living for so many people. This essentially entails marketing other peoples products to your network of friends and acquaintances. This is a business that requires consistency and persistence, which are qualities necessary for success. This is a business for young people. Naturally, young people are very energetic and are quick to network and make friends. It also requires little capital. There are thousands of networking business to get involved with. Examples of some include Global Alliance, Forever Living Products, GNLD, Longrich,etc.
6. Personal Chef Service: For those who enjoy cooking, this is the right kind of business to get into. The most amazing thing about this idea is it costs nothing to start up. It only requires good cooking skills, and your ability to network and grab your target market. Start small by offering to cater for a small fee for friends and relatives, using your own personal utensils and their advance to pay for materials. You can then expand as your skill begins to be recognized. It is however, hard work, and you will need to invest a great deal of personal time and social time, as with any small or big business.
7. Nanny or Child Minding Services: There are so many busy parents that have little time for themselves because they juggle working for a living and looking after their kids, not to mention the difficulty and expense of getting a full-time nanny. Parents are likely to be ready to pay generously for safe and reliable child-care when they have to go to work. This is another business where the strategy of starting with immediate friends and family will work. Build a reputation for reliability and safety, and get them to recommend you to their wider circle of friends. As demand for you grows, you may want to build a small team to work and from there, gradually expand this into a bigger initiative. There is a market out there for this service especially from a trusted and reliable group/company.
8. EBook Writing and Publishing: You just may have a William Shakespeare in you, but your creativity is yet to be seen. Most of us have pressed the pause and stop button on our passion, on our dreams. But the truth is passion fuels success. “Information is power.” People pay so much to read and learn about topical issues, so why don’t you put your writing online and earn some money while doing what you love? Many online websites allow new writers to publish for free. As your readership increases you should also go online and train yourself on the details of online publishing. This is a business idea that requires talent and determination, without much capital investment upfront.
Any one of these ideas has the potential to provide financial independence, with a bit of perseverance and hardwork. Do you have any other ideas or success stories? Tell us in the comments section below!