I like these suggestions! Some of them really spark some ideas for me. I especially enjoyed seeing the “Solve Problems” part mentioned, and I agree with the statement “…that’s what it’s all about.” A problem-solving business that I started 25 years ago is even more unique than the ones in this list — In 1988 I started a dog waste removal (a.k.a., a “professional pooper-scooper”) service. It’s not a complicated thing, and doesn’t require much in the way of startup money or credentials or experience, and it can be quite profitable (It certainly was for me!). But, as with any of the other businesses mentioned in this article, you do have to be serious about doing what you say you’ll do and satisfying the customer. I sold my service business after ten years. That business is still thriving, but now I sell a book about it and I run a free online forum where people in the business and those interested in it share information and have a good time. Come on by the Scoopers & Friends Discussion Board at Pooper-Scooper.com if you have any questions about starting this kind of business.
What sort of content should you provide? Anything that is engaging to your prospect. How-to topics, top-10 lists, commentary on trends in your niche, tips and tricks articles—basically, you need to provide useful content. There’s no shortage of ideas for your blog.
YouSpotProperty is run by property developers looking for houses they can do up and sell on at a profit. So the site’s generosity isn’t purely for altruistic reasons. However, it does donate £500 to a local charity in the same area as each property it buys, on top of the 1% cut it offers property spotters.
Though this might seem like a very niche market for a small town business, the reality is that the vaping industry (and community) is currently exploding in the U.S. To give you a sense of how big the vaping market is, Quartz reported that Yelp has 10,591 “vape shops” currently listed in their database. That’s a huge number, especially considering that the rate of traditional smoking continues to steadily decline. Depending on where you are in the country, however, due to state regulations, opening a vape shop will be easier in some states than in others. So make sure to check out your state’s laws before pursuing this business idea. Resources such as VapeMentors can also help guide you when getting your business up and running.
Did you collect things when you were younger or have items that fit your last home but don’t fit your new one? Get out all your collectibles and sell them off. If some are antiques or collectibles, make sure to get them appraised. Otherwise, you may sell some rare items at low prices.
I like sporting goods. It is a good local business. If you can go out and connect with local sports teams, you can further solidify your franchise. And you can further bolster your business still more by also selling used equipment.
The women’s pumps niche has been steadily increasing making it one of the most stable ecommerce business ideas. This startup idea is not a new one, and has been popular for several years making it one of the best long-term business ideas. In spring 2016, over 84 million people had bought women’s shoes within the past 12 months. Over 34% of affluent households spent $250 or more on women’s shoes in 2016. It’s safe to assume that women are either buying expensive shoes or buying higher quantities of them. Either way, this will help ensure your business stays profitable within your niche. The great thing about this startup business idea is that you don’t need to only sell women’s pumps but can expand into other footwear and accessories like socks, scarves and other seasonal products.
If you’re good with words, you might be able to find some work as an online freelancer. A variety of publications need online content in the form of stories, product or service descriptions, and reports, and if you have the talent and skill, you could easily be the one to create them. Fortunately, all you need is a computer and Internet connection to get started.
After several years, India is once again witnessing a boom in different brands of beers. You too can enter this market by opening a brewery and launching your own, unique brand of beers. This is a very high investment industry.
If you have a good eye for detail work and a lot of patience, homemade jewelry can be quite profitable. As with other items on this list, there are many opportunities to sell such items through local gift shops, craft fairs, or sites like Etsy.
Some hosting services are highly structured, allowing you to choose from among different templates to create a website quite easily. allow you to do your own programming, giving you greater flexibility.
Don’t be surprised to find out that your local gym will exchange membership dues for teaching a course. In fact, they may even offer training. After a while, you may even start earning more than just a free membership. However, you can also become a personal trainer through the NASM Certified Personal Trainer program.