An increasing number of people are choosing to become their own boss. How many actually made it is not quite so certain, but that’s numerous people hoping to start up on their own. If you quite like the idea but are wondering what to do, here are seven startup ideas you might want to consider this year.
1. Start a blog
Find a niche you’ll enjoy writing about and get writing. Bloggers can make a fortune from simply writing or videoblogging from the comfort of their own home. All you have to do is pick a subject you’re passionate about, and find the right audience. There’s plenty of advice available online for anyone wanting to make money writing a blog. You’re not going to get rich overnight, however, and it might take a couple of years before you reap the rewards.
2. Virtual Assistant
An increasing number of businesses are moving away from hiring in-house staff for administrative duties and turning to the freelancing market. It’s still early days for the virtual assistant, but you can get in on the ground floor and capitalise on the growing need for your services. Very little capital is required, and it’s easy to work from home.
3. Become a copywriter
If you decide to start a copywriting business, you’ll be writing advertisements, manuals, technical guides, instructions, brochures, sales letters and pages and content for websites. Your writing skills need to be good, and you also need to have a good grasp of grammar, in whatever language you’re writing in. For your business to be successful, it’ll pay to specialise in a particular area, for example, product reviews or finance.
4. Craft business
Do you have a creative hobby? Why not start a business selling your creations online? There are many online market places where you can sell your products, such as eBay, Etsy, and Amazon.
5. Dog walking business
The UK is a nation of dog lovers, but with such busy schedules, there’s little time left for giving our pooches the exercise they need. It’s a very simple business idea and requires very little in the way of equipment.
6. Taxi business
If you like meeting new people and enjoy driving, then starting a taxi business could be the answer. Reliable, trustworthy and reasonably priced taxi services are always in demand. There are a number of requirements you’ll need to comply with, one of which is finding the right insurance policy for your vehicles and passengers. Acorn Insurance can provide flexible cover for your business.
7. Plant-based food
Did you sign up for Veganuary this year? You might not have heard about it, but it’s a campaign that has been running for several years, with the aim to introduce more people to the idea of plant-based eating.
A record number of people signed up, which indicates that 2019 may well be the year for veganism. It seems that we’ve become focused