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I could give you ideas on business’ you could start however there is no point in starting a business that you are not interested in or you haven’t got an idea of what it entails. I think it is important that you start a business that you are passionate about to help you to keep going, stay motivated and interested. There is no doubt that there will be quite times where you might feel less motivated, most entrepreneurs go through this at some point.
The type of business ideas that you will get here are ideas that you can apply to any industry. So, whether you are in the catering industry, beauty industry or some sort of professional industry you can apply this sort of business structure to what you want to do. My tip would be to write down a list of things you are good at or have experience in and figure out what it is you want to focus on.
What is consulting? Consulting is when you provide people, client or customers advice or information. This is a service type business and is usually provided by a someone who is seen as an expert or professional in something. You can be a consultant in any field. You could be an expert in hair and beauty so people would come to you for information on that subject. Another example is catering or even being a social media consultant. People who are struggling to use social media might come to up for tips and advice and you would charge for that service. This type of business is good because you can do it from your own home and is low cost set up.
Compared to consulting, mentoring and coaching is used to support people who want to learn, be inspired and motivated to do what it is they need guidance for. Mentoring is usually unpaid. However, there is a high demand for mentors/coaches these days and to get the best value mentors and coaches are now charging as this can distinguish those who are willing to put in work and to make programmes more seriously. Mentoring and coaching are two very different services. Coaching is usually action orientated and focuses on issues and developing skills whereas mentoring is more relationship orientated. Mentors are usually someone who has done what it is you want to do and a coach usually there for guidance and steering you to where you want to be. However, both usually require some experience or knowledge in the field. If you have experience or extensive knowledge and interest in something specific, then you could set up your own mentoring or coaching practice. Again, you could mentor or could people who are in the beauty industry, catering industry or anything really.
Blogging has become a major industry that you just might have to get into if you’re starting a business or you could blog for a living. Take a look at fashion bloggers. Fashion blogger post and review products or services for other people or business and create content. There are so many different types of blogging you could do. If you have a special interest or passion in something, then why not blog about it. People want personal experience and reviews. Think about it when you want to buy something you ask your friends what do they think and they will give you their opinion on it. That is what people would want from you, your opinion. So, get blogging!! It’s also very very very low cost and flexible. Tips on starting a business on a budget.
Freelance is another type of service based business. You can be a freelance make up artist, caterer or photographer depending on your speciality. Most other business would need a freelancer such as a web designer, social media manager, virtual assistant, blogger or even a bookkeeper the list is endless. Becoming a freelancer is so flexible you can work with more than one client. It’s easy and low-cost startup. The trick is most freelancers are already an expert or professional and have had some sort of experience. So pre-kids think about what it is you were doing for a living and leverage on that.
5. Product Creation
Are you creative? Do you enjoy making or designing things? If so then this sort of business is for you. What do you find yourself making or doing most of the time (other than looking after the kids)? Learn to become the best in making your product and the only way you can do that is by doing and getting reviews. Remember when creating or making a product you need to create what your potential customer wants and not what you think they want although that’s where the creative process usually starts. You could also sell your ideas. However, be sure to do a detailed market research before spending hundreds of pounds.
6. Online Shop
Online stores are so popular these days you can literally buy and find anything online. You could easily set up a store today literally and start selling from day one. Guess what? You could do this from the comfort of your own home. This gives you more flexibility to work around your children. You can buy and resale or again make your own products and sell it online. Being online is literally your oyster! So, whatever you want to sell create your online store!
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