It’s not the year 2000 anymore. 2022 has a whole raft of opportunities that have emerged just over the last year, never mind over the last two decades.
If you’re considering starting a business in the New Year, there are some amazing, interesting and fun ideas that you may not have thought of. Let’s take a look at some ways you can build a business and escape the day job in 2022.
More and more people are shopping online. The pandemic has supercharged the trend of smartphone and computer shopping on the couch rather than heading out to physical stores. This brings with it a lot of opportunities for niche online stores to create income.
Companies like Esources provide the opportunity to engage with manufacturers and distributors that will package and ship products that you sell. You find the customers; they deliver the product. All you will need is a website, a way to market, and a presence to deal with enquiries.
One of the beautiful things about dropshipping is that you can choose the niche in which you operate. You can choose something you are passionate about so that the content you develop for your website, and social media is something you really care about.
Online service provision
Many articles talk about freelancing. The reality is that remote working practices have become the norm. This means that there are numerous new opportunities to set up businesses working from home delivering a plethora of services.
Whether you are an accountant, business analyst, web designer, copywriter, HR professional, sales director or anything else, there are opportunities for you to generate personal income and turn it into a business by hiring people that you train. By building a service provision brand online, you can take control of your work hours and have the opportunity to build a business as large or as small as you want.
With online platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and all the corporate websites out there, it’s easier than ever to share your portfolio of expertise with clients around the world. You don’t need to limit yourself to local customers.
People are used to discussing business on Zoom now. There really is no limit to who you can provide work for. If the job can be done remotely, you can start a business doing it. Just make sure that you have skills and experience that are valuable to the clients that you are approaching.
The outlay to run these kinds of businesses tends to be low. You may need to build a website, get public liability cover or other business insurances, and so on, but you won’t need a physical store. Plus, you will probably already have the internet and computer you need.
Online Tutorials and Tutoring
This opportunity could have been lumped in with the topic above. Yet, because it is such a ripe opportunity, we thought it deserved a section of its own.
The world has gone through a difficult time over the last two years. Children and young adults have been particularly hard hit, with their education being interrupted and learning processes changing. This has left hundreds of thousands of children worldwide in a worse place educationally than their predecessors were at the same stage.
Some have continued to prosper through remote learning. There are many with gaps in English, Maths, Science and all other subjects. Loads of online tutoring businesses have sprung up over the last 24 months or so – but there is still opportunity.
There is also opportunity in less formal learning. With TikTok, Facebook and other social channels becoming so engaging, and so many people engaged with them, you can teach just about anything online and make a business from it. Social media users are actively looking for things to inspire them. They are looking for ways to learn new skills. This is a big opportunity if you have something you can share.
These are just a few ideas for businesses you can start in 2022. If you can add value to businesses or people’s lives, you can make money from it. Be creative and get your entrepreneurial spirit front and centre.