It’s the start of a new calendar year and across industries, there is a huge array of small business ideas you just have to start this 2018. The good news is, some of them don’t require for you to have a master’s degree or even much experience to begin with; some, you can even start right at your own home.
Whether it’s because of a long-overdue dream or wish, or even something that you feel will fill a void in your being and all while earning a steady additional income, then by all means start. (But before you do, here is a guide that may be helpful, especially in finding your footing before you begin your small business.)
So without further ado, here are a few sensible ideas to turn lucrative this 2018 that just might be right up your alley:
1. Children’s Services.
Investing for the welfare and future of their kids is both a parent’s duty and achievement. And offering even just one way to enrich children’s experience, knowledge and well-being also prove rewarding for small business who do so.
If you have instructional training or experience and have the passion and knowledge in any of the following fields, you become a tutor in any of the following: Improving a kid’s reading, math and English skills Art classes (in the park) Sports such as ping pong, tennis, swimming or gymnastics Fitness training.
With these, reputation as an effective, loving and kind instructor is key. Parents can easily tell other parents of the great job you have done with their kids or otherwise. But if all goes well, then clients can literally come knocking at your door just so you could teach their kids the craft you know and enjoy.
2. Skilled Works Not all Can Teach.
And not all can fix a sink. If you have the knack to fix a pipe gone amuck and causing havoc in some poor person’s kitchen then your skills in plumbing can save their day, and earn you some extra bucks.
And the following facts show that specializing in these skilled works is a wiser investment than some may think: High salaries and strong demand for experienced skilled workers in most locations in the country and abroad Home fixes or improvements mean going to your customer’s site, meaning you don’t have the costs that usual startups do when it comes to location.
It will be a far-long cry before most skilled works can be automated, so job security is ensured So be it making a table, fixing leaks, installing lighting fixtures, repairing heating or air conditioning equipment, metal works or the like, be sure to provide reliable service each time and you’re good to go. If you need to be better at it, your community might be offering free lessons, or as one mother who has built an entire house on her own has done, watch on YouTube.
3. Software Development and Engineering.
If you’ve ever heard of 14-year olds making their first million by developing an app that finds the cheapest hotel room in a particular place, it’s not fake news.
Of course, not everyone has a million-dollar idea. But being small doesn’t mean not being better. In fact, some software developers have chosen to make apps that automate processes for small-to-medium enterprises or companies.
Some even have actually made other lives better while earning steadily as well, like developing an app that helps recycle a community’s waste by up to 20% or by feeding the homeless with edible and palatable food that would have otherwise just gone to waste.
If however, you’re just starting to develop your skills in software programming, there are free legitimate courses online which you can get. Another good news is, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics says that the demand for software developers will expectedly increase each year through 2023.
Whether it’s in the line of instruction, repair, or development, be sure to arm yourself with enough knowledge, practice, and patience. As with any business, delivering quality service is a must.
It doesn’t matter if you may not be the best yet around, but being consistently good works as well. More small business ideas across the industries on our next blog post!