The pandemic doesn’t seem like the right time to start a business, but many people do it anyway. Why? The majority of budding entrepreneurs in 2020 attribute it to the need for better financial prospects, and being the boss of your own company does put you in better control of it. There’s also the uncertainty that came with the pandemic that pushed people to finally do what they want.
Yes, this means pursuing things that don’t involve face masks, gloves, and other items considered “essential” during the pandemic. If you’re not exactly sure what ideas you can bank on in 2021 that have a guaranteed market, here are five that might be the perfect fit for you.
Start a Consulting Agency
If you’re a professional in any industry and have years of experience to boast, you may thrive with a consulting agency. You will be surprised at how many businesses and individuals seek credible consultants who can help them in their endeavors. The great thing about this is that it applies to a wide range of skills and expertise. You could be a restaurant manager, a history professor, a violinist, or a writer. As long as you have the credentials and build your brand wisely, people will be interested in paying for your advice.
While the pandemic persists, aim your focus on helping others adjust their business strategies or personal goals through your guidance.
Start a Home Improvement Business
With everybody spending more time in their houses, it’s no wonder that home improvement is a booming industry. Similar to consulting, there’s a wide array of skills that you can invest in when refurbishing and redecorating. Perhaps you are proficient in painting and decorating interiors and exteriors. Kitchen refitting? That’s popular, too. If you are adept in construction work and can put up a deck, you’ll find that many families in places like Utah are vying for one.
Another popular home improvement is a home theater has reputable providers, so if you feel your region is saturated, switch to another area or idea altogether.
Start a Digital Marketing Firm
Every company needs digital marketing services. No brand today can survive without a proper website or an app for convenient selling, after all. If you have a background in this and are confident about your skills in elevating brands from their competitors, this idea is worth trying.
The scope of your services should include SEO, social media, web design, content marketing, and analytics, among others. Don’t feel the need to launch with all of those, however. You can start first with content marketing, then slowly build it up by adding social media, analytics, and so on. As you achieve success in one specific area at a time, your clients will have more confidence to tap into your other services once they’re available.
Start Wellness Programs
It needs no further explanation why wellness programs are such a huge hit during the pandemic. You should understand this well if you’ve ever felt the effects of being sedentary while in quarantine. People are looking for non-traditional ways to improve their health and fitness, and if you have solutions worth sharing, you might as well do so while securing a profit. Your business could operate on a website or an application, and you can augment your earnings further by marketing on YouTube.
Wellness programs encompass a lot of things, which makes them suitable for a lot of different professions. You could be a chef, a certified nutritionist, a yoga instructor, a life coach, or a running enthusiast. Maybe you’ve mastered the art of minimalism, or you’re an advocate of certain meditation techniques that can beat anxiety. It may take time to build an audience and get a return on your investment, but isn’t this what entrepreneurship is all about?
Start a Professional Cleaning Company
The greater need for a cleaner and better-sanitized environment is driving the need for more professional cleaning services. Residences and commercial properties are not thinking twice about hiring expert cleaners to guarantee that their home and offices are virus-free.
While you’ll need huge capital and a well-trained team to deliver satisfactory services, you can be sure that there are homeowners and business owners who are always happy to pay.
The success of your business will depend primarily on how well you perform your market research, your commitment to the idea, and your ability to deliver quality services. Pandemic or no, starting your own company will always be challenging, but with the right strategy and frame of mind, it can also be the most fulfilling endeavor of your life.