Pursue a New Business Idea Working From Home!
Rather than hammering out ways to keep your current career afloat during remote work, why not pursue a new business idea while working from home? Thanks to advancements in technology, aspiring entrepreneurs can start a business venture through remote work.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some business ideas that can inspire you:
1. Digital products and services The shift to the online world has allowed creators to launch digital products from their own homes. These include online courses, ebooks, designs, and merchandise. For example, Jorden Roper – a freelance writer – launched the Creative Revolt. Her home-based business offers cold emailing and blogging classes for freelance writers. Graham Stephan – a real estate investor and guru – launched a Teachable course dubbed as The Real Estate Academy. The courses teach students how to invest in real estate. He initially gained popularity as a financial guru by launching a Youtube channel that has amassed 1.6 million subscribers.
2. Handcrafted items
Entrepreneurs with a penchant for handcrafted or vintage jewelry, clothes, crafts and art products can build their own home-based business on Etsy. Etsy is a global marketplace where independent creators can create and sell by launching their own online store. For example, Riyo Kihara from Japan launched an Etsy business for stamps which feature heart-topped cupcakes, adorable cats and vibrant flowers. Her shop – talk to the sun– became so successful that she made more than 18,000+ sales and built a shop with more than 1200 products.
3. Consulting business Professionals who have years of experience under their belt can start their own consulting business. A consultant can provide expert advice, assess issues and provide solutions for businesses. Their knowledge can help small businesses and startups navigate the complexities of their niche industry. Qualified professionals may consider becoming career consultants, team building consultants, marketing consultants, and organisation consultants. For example, Nady Rosseau is the founder and CEO of a digital marketing agency and social media academy. If you have niche expertise, you can also become a consultant that offers expert advice to people starting out in your own industry. Good luck!