Unique Business Ideas
Updated: Aug 18
Investing in your own business can be a daunting task. It takes a lot of time, money, and work to get it off the ground, but if you're willing and eager to put in the effort, then there are plenty of opportunities out there for you. This blog post will explore some unique ideas that might inspire you.
Proven And Tested Start-Up Business
The first is running an online store with items that are hard or impossible to find locally. One example would be selling rare or discontinued products from brands like Nike or Apple on eBay. The next idea is one that's gained popularity recently--online tutoring!
Anyone with a good idea can realize it through hard work and determination, but keep in mind that not all ideas are fruitful. It's crucial always to have a backup plan so you don't waste time and money on an exercise that doesn't pay off. One of the best ideas is to consult first some experts in putting up businesses.
Website: Effective Tool To Start Business Nowadays
Create a website where people can post reviews of local businesses and then list the most popular companies ranked by reviews.
For example, a search for "pizza" should return the most popular pizza places in the area. Individuals could also add their reviews and rank businesses themselves.
Assign each business a score and rank them based on their reviews.
How Is It Possible
Create a search engine where users can enter keywords in the form of "?" or "!", like google docs, and get results ranked by either 1) Reviews or 2) Popularity.
For example, if I searched the best restaurant in Salt Lake City, the search tool should return the most popular restaurants in Salt Lake City based on reviews.
If I searched pizza in Salt Lake City, the search engine should return a list of every pizza restaurant in that area, and then I can sort it by popularity.
Create An Online Store
Start an online store with vintage items for sale. Use your domain name instead of using Amazon or Etsy.
Upload photos of the items and create a profile for each item with all pertinent details, including size, weight, how to care for it, and where you bought it. Then upload inventory images so shoppers can see what's in stock right now.
Maximize Social Media
Market your store through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and blogs.
Accept payments through the website (don't send your credit card information to a third-party processor).
Offer discounts for using PayPal or other payment processing services.
Invest in marketing from start-up funds by paying for advertising on Google Adwords and social media sites like Twitter and Pinterest.
Get friends involved. They can be sellers or suppliers.
Virtual Assistant Plays An Important Role
Employ a virtual assistant to help with heavy lifting like listing and managing inventory.
Set up a professional website using WordPress, SquareSpace, or any other site provider that allows you to build a store-front online.
To manage your website well, you can inquire about wowvisible.com. (For those who don't know much about websites, I recommend WordPress as a site platform. It's effortless to manage - even for beginners.)
Costs: domain name is $12/year, website hosting is about $30/month, buying inventory and shipping costs money upfront, but that will come back in the long run as you make a profit from sales.
Part-Time Pet Sitter
Say you own a pet, and you like to travel or go on holiday. Rather than putting your animal in a kennel while you're away, why not try something different?
You could become a part-time pet sitter (pet sitting is also known as 'dog walking' and 'cat sitting') and earn money on the side by taking care of other people's pets in your own home.
All you need to have is a spare room and some basic pet-sitting skills!