Are you sick of that 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily grind? Do you want to do something you truly enjoy? If so, it might be time to consider different types of businesses and how to start one of your own.
While there is a range of available sources for financing your start-up business, you may want to take a conservative approach and start with a small investment.
5 Businesses You Need to Consider
Thanks to ever-advancing technology and access to worldwide customers through the internet, it’s now easier than ever to make your dream of starting a business a reality. Here are five kinds of businesses you can start up with a small investment.
1. UAV Drone Pilot
There has been a sudden rise in technology, as well as a widespread introduction of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The result is that drone piloting has become a significant business prospect with huge opportunity for future growth.
Drone piloting is becoming widely adopted in a range of commercial industries. These include UAV surveying, mining, landfill, and photography. So the need for experienced and trained pilots is dramatically increasing.
Get some drone piloting lessons to learn how to safely control your drone in an industrial or residential setting. You can then offer companies your services as a contractor.
Be careful when operating your drone because local laws and requirements might restrict where you can safely and legally maneuver it.
UK drone pilots can read up on unmanned aircraft and drone laws at the UK Civil Aviation Authority website.
If you want to start a business from the comfort of your own home and are great with numbers, consider starting your own online bookkeeping service.
Bookkeeping doesn’t require a certification. You just need to understand numbers and learn how to perform basic bookkeeping tasks. These could include creating balance sheets, income statements, profit and loss statements, and various other periodic financial reports.
There are a bunch of free online invoicing tools and online payment tools on the market to help you perform periodic bookkeeping tasks.
Start promoting your services online and contact local small businesses that might need a casual bookkeeper. If you don’t mind working on location, visit local businesses and offer your services on a once-a-week roster.
3. Online Marketing Freelancer
With the constant digitalisation of the world, the need for online marketing freelancers is becoming a necessity for businesses.
Becoming an online marketing freelancer gives you the freedom and opportunity to work anywhere in the world while being paid to do so.
Many online bloggers, social media consultants, and writers holiday around the world while completing online marketing tasks. Being a freelancer is a big opportunity for those that enjoy traveling.
If you already have your own blog that has frequent monthly traffic, consider how you can make money from affiliate marketing.
The world has adopted the internet, and there is a constant push for businesses to jump online. So becoming an online marketing freelancer makes for a great business.
Before getting started, read up on 4 ways freelancers should act like regular businesses in order to improve your chances of business success.
4. Sitting Services
Providing sitting services can be a great income earner. People are happy to pay big bucks for someone with a reputation for excellent service.
There is a range of services you could offer, such as housesitting, pet sitting, and even babysitting. It might take some time to get your name and business out there. But the costs involved with starting a sitting service business are minimal.
Landscaping does require a small investment because you need to purchase a lawnmower and essential tools, such as a chainsaw. But there is a strong potential for business growth.
You can expand your landscaping business to a wider range of services once your business starts to grow. You could provide home maintenance, tree cutting, pool maintenance, and so on.
Consider the need for landscaping services in your area. If you believe there to be a shortage, start small and think big. Start your company with just the essential landscaping tools, and wait to purchase more advanced machinery until your business starts to boom.
The best part of starting your own business is the freedom to start whatever business your heart desires. If you’re good at something, make it into a business.
Create a graphic design business online, offer to tutor in your local area, provide laundering services on the weekend, or teach people how to use computers.
With platforms such as Upwork, you can easily sell your services online across the world, making it easier to reach customers than ever before.
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