Starting a business is all about thinking about what you can do right now, not in ten years’ time. For that reason, it’s always a good idea to consider which businesses you can set up solo. Of course, there are obvious ideas, such as web design, but there are also a bunch of not so mainstream opportunities too.
In this post, we take a look at some of the more “out-there” business opportunities that you can set up solo. Check them out below.
If you’re a good writer, then setting up a freelance writing service could prove extremely lucrative. Companies are willing to pay a small fortune to people who can effortlessly create compelling content for them. What’s more, when you set up by yourself, you don’t have to pay any agency overheads, meaning more money in your pocket.
Senior Care Advisor
Today, there are multiple senior care advisor franchises out there. These allow you to get set up quickly, providing seniors with advice on which care provider to choose for their needs. It’s lucrative work because older people want to know which homes offer the best lifestyle. It’s a major decision for them, often bigger than moving house or deciding which program to study at university.
Personal Organization Business
People who love organization and order in their lives might want to opt for a personal organization business. The goal here is to help businesses manage their time, workspaces and clients better. If you have experience in any of these areas from a prior career, it might be something you want to try.
Becoming a pet sitter is remarkably easy. All you have to do is spend time with the owners’ pets and take them out for walks during the day, if they need them. The rest of the time is yours to do what you want with. The owner provides you with free accommodation in their home and, sometimes, a daily fee if you have to return to your regular dwelling during the day.
There are also numerous opportunities for solo entrepreneurs in the junk removal sector. Both businesses and households want people who can remove waste from their sites and process it for them.
What’s great about this job is that you don’t need a huge amount of start-up capital and experience. A simple trailer-truck and a pair of workman gloves will usually suffice.
Another popular option is piano tuning. These professionals travel to people’s homes and tune up their pianos until they sound perfect. What’s more, it’s a regular service: something that you do once per year at a minimum, so you’re likely to get a lot of repeat business.
Affiliate Marketing Blog
Lastly, if you think you know a way to get eyes on your webpages, then you might consider starting an affiliate marketing blog. The idea here is to discuss various products and then get users to buy through links you provide. The vendor then gives you a commission related to the size of the sale.