Want to start a business but lost for ideas?
Many of you have contacted me saying you’d love to start a business but haven’t got a clue as to what sort of business to launch. Rather than respond to each of you, I thought I’d write a post about it.
In fact, I sat and brainstormed what ideas I think will work for 2020 and probably beyond.
To say this year is a strange one, well, that’s an understatement. We’ve seen a shift from what less than a year ago was considered normal. People getting up and going to work, kids heading off to school but now our lives look different. People get up and wander to the living room and to their laptops while their children either play in another room or do homework or other school activities via an online program.
With this in mind, and depending on your skills, here are some ideas for you to think about-
Tutoring Children Online
If you’re a teacher, you could turn to online tutoring as a side gig or even a full time business. Lots of children are now learning from home so this could easily fit in with their regular lessons.
I’ve heard lots of parents saying they have younger children who are usually in daycare and are struggling to balance being with them during the day and working from home. You could provide online entertainment for the children while the parent works. Maybe puppet shows for the really young, quizzes and games, crafts…the ideas are endless.
Don’t Forget the Those Working From Home
Not everyone’s been able to go back to the office. I’m hearing lots of people miss the social contact and are getting stressed. How about putting on daily relaxation seminars? If you have any background in yoga, meditation, stress control, this would be perfect. You could give live sessions or even recorded ones that are there ready and waiting for people at the end of the day.
Food Storage and Pantry Prepping
We saw the shelves empty, the cans of soups, bags of rice flying out of the stores. If you’ve been a pantry prepper for awhile, you might be able to offer online classes advising people on what to store and how to store it in case of an emergency. Even how to organize the cans and those bags of rice and beans.
Canning and other Homesteading Skills
I’m hearing more people are wanting to learn basic homesteading skills like canning, starting a garden, knitting and sewing. If know anything about these topics, think about putting together tutorials and selling them either as a worksheet or even an online series.
Best thing about all these, you can launch them from your home and people don’t have to leave their homes in order to buy them from you.
These are just a few ideas and I’ll brainstorm some more and post them soon.