A 9-5 job is not for everyone, some people dream of starting their own business.
You may have a lot of ideas in your mind but there are times when you don’t know what to do, how to start.
Do you want to start your own business? Do not fret much over the thought of what business shall be chosen. Every business has its own pros and cons.
Starting a business is a huge commitment, you must possess skills to start a business and must need to have utmost determination, concentration, passion, confidence, discipline and you need to be clear about your business idea.
Let’s have a look at some business ideas if you are confused with what you want to do and you can decide on which idea you would like to direct your time and effort.
Thrifting is a term that is known by everyone. You can start an online thrift store from the comforts of your home which costs less than a traditional store. Due to the pandemic COVID-19, online thrift store has been gaining a lot of popularity on social media and it is easier and more profitable than a traditional store. It requires low investment and you can sell your old clothes or clothes not worn anymore given by other people.
Thrifting is fun, challenging, and completely unpredictable. As the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters, thrifting is a sustainable approach towards fashion.
2. Event Planner:
In a country like India where every event is celebrated on a huge scale. If you are good at planning events like parties, weddings, and other functions, then you can try out your luck at event planning.
While you don’t necessarily need a degree qualification to become an event planner, it may be an advantage to your career progression. When starting out, it is important to clearly outline what you are and aren’t willing to do.
Understand the market and your competitors so as to be able to provide great services to your clients.
3. Private Tutor:
Whether you are a retired teacher, a college student looking for work, or basically anyone if you possess the skills to teach anyone you can try being a private tutor. You can either try online or offline tutoring. There are websites where you can register yourself as a tutor, provide your knowledge in that subject or skills and then wait to be chosen by parents.
While offering your services as a tutor in your subject, it is important that you must have an in-depth knowledge about the subject you will be teaching.
You must be able to engage with your student to help them learn. This is very important, particularly, when you take tutoring classes over video calls, as it can be harder to teach and learn over virtual chats. Also, you must be really patient with your student.
4. Tiffin Services:
This is really a great business idea for those who are good at cooking. There is a high demand for the delivery of home-cooked food to the workplace. You can start this idea right from your kitchen by preparing home-cooked meals and supplying them to offices and other places etc. It is a low-cost investment as you need to buy ingredients to make this home-cooked food.
5. Youtube Channel:
Though anyone can start a YouTube channel, you need to have an objective of why you are starting a YouTube channel and in order for this to become a business for you, you need to provide good and insightful content so people will subscribe to your channel, engage with you and get to know you better. You can also use YouTube to sell info products and also get monetized through ads.
A lot of people in India now have a YouTube channel which wasn’t the case before. If you have good editing skills and provide good content to your subscribers then you can make a business out of it.
6. Childcare Centre:
Even though childcare services weren’t that popular before but have been here all along, India is a growing economy and now even women are joining the workforce after their marriage. There is a need for someone to care for their child while they are working, so you could open a childcare center and provide services to take care of the children of working women.
Starting childcare services isn’t that expensive, you can start yours at home by taking care of children and looking after them, and playing with them.
In this new world of the internet and social media, pictures are really important. If you are skilled in taking photographs, you could turn it into a business. There is a high demand for photographers for taking pictures at weddings, any social event, or for an individual. All you require is a good camera and great skills in taking pictures.
You can advertise yourself as a photographer on social media and if people like the photo you take, they will hire you and also recommend you to other people which would really help your business.
8. Food Truck Business:
Food trucks have become very popular lately. In order to start a food truck business in India, you must choose the right food truck, kitchen equipment, and raw materials required, apply for a license and permits needed to start a food truck business, and hire a workforce to run the food trucks smoothly.
You market your business, for example, having a presence in social media is a must as it would keep your customers and followers informed about the location of a truck on any given day. Also, social media would help existing followers to spread the word about the food truck.
9. Courier services:
the courier industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in India. With the rise in the e-commerce industry, it has tremendously helped the courier business.
So, to start a courier business you can either place your own logistics and courier company or take a franchise from a reputed and well-established courier company.
To place your own courier company, then raising funds from investors is the most important part to start the business .you have to market your business wisely and mark your presence.
If you take a franchise from a reputed and well-established courier company, then this will help you to learn more about the industry. You must have a Legal Entity Set up with the Proper Tax Registration & License, a decent office space for opening your franchise with the agreement, capital investment, Financial Credentials like a bank statement or bank passbook Approval Letter from the Courier Head office, and Logistics Agreement between the Franchise and Company.
This business involves huge investment but if you are from a place where these services are needed in these areas, then this is a great business opportunity.
10. Consultancy Services:
Starting consultancy services is possible. If you are experienced in a particular industry or subject, then you can become an independent consultant on that subject matter and advised your clients on problems in that subject matter and also provide a solution for that problem.
11. Interior Designer:
Interior designing has started becoming popular especially in the urban cities in India. Interior designing is also a flourishing industry here in India and you can surely take it as a career and start your own company.
People now have started becoming interested in interior designing as it allows them to decorate the place for comfortable living and make use of all the spaces in the room or office. So if you are passionate about interior designing, you should go for it. You should have a portfolio of interior designs and put them on social media so that you will get exposure for your business. You should be well acquainted with what the clients generally expect from you. If you got this clarity, starting and growing your interior design business will be much easier.
So the very first thing before you start an interior designing business is to identify your targeted client base and know as much as you can about them.
12.Make up Artist:
Do you have the skill of creating magic by using makeup? If you are passionate about make-up, then this can be the business for you. As a make-up artist, your will is to make the clients look their best during a function like social events, weddings, parties, etc. Make-up artists are really in demand in the film and fashion industry. Make-up artists can be male or female and those who are very talented are recommended by a lot of people. Being a make-up artist doesn’t require a lot of investment, you just need to have a good quality of make-up products and a talent for it. You can make yourself known on social media by showcasing your work on Instagram, YouTube, etc.
13. Recruitment Services:
India is a country where there are a lot of unemployed people. Recruiting people is a time-consuming process, and for many firms, it is a real struggle to find enough time to recruit people well.
So these firms go to recruitment agencies to recruit people. Employers need the right people to apply for their jobs, but often they don’t have the time to go and find these people themselves. They use recruitment agencies to do this for them so that the employer can spend more of their time interviewing applicants.
So if you want to start a recruitment agency, you need to determine which type of recruitment agency you are. Starting a recruitment agency doesn’t require much investment. Most companies depend on lawyers and counsel to take care of legal business. Yet, as the founder of your agency, you ought to spend time doing research on relevant laws and regulations to prevent further legal problems.
Starting a recruitment agency will help a lot of people who are unemployed and it will help you expand your business in the coming years.
14. Fitness Trainer:
If you are into fitness, you can try out as a fitness trainer. A lot of people have medical problems and therefore they require regular fitness coaching.
Due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown, people haven’t been able to go to the gym or other fitness centers and therefore they have resorted to online fitness classes. So you can try to provide your services online and offline.
Online fitness training classes will allow you to reach a greater audience and impact a lot of people and will also help you in increasing your income.
15. Yoga instructor:
India is the birthplace of Yoga. Yoga is considered to be above all stress buster practices and has proven results worldwide. Yoga instructors are a high demand in India, as well as abroad. If you are interested in yoga then it is a great business opportunity as well as doing something you love.
16. Selling second-hand car:
India is composed mostly of middle-class families. People dream of owning the car of their dreams but the only problem is the price. Therefore, they go to websites that provide them with cars that someone wants to sell.
So, if you want to start a business selling second-hand cars, you should know people who are selling their cars, and then you can sell the car on their behalf plus earning a commission for helping to sell that car. There are a lot of websites which caters to the sale of second-hand car.
17. Two-wheeler transport services:
Urban cities and towns in India are subject to traffic all the time and it has become a problem. Therefore, there are services where two-wheelers are treated as taxis which helps the passenger reached their destination faster.
You can start a business with this service, you don’t need much investment but you need a two-wheeler and as you expand your business you can employ more people into your business.
18. Real Estate Agent:
If you are really good at communicating and convincing people to buy anything, then you are the right person for this business.
Office space is the only investment required with good knowledge of types of properties and documentation processes. Honest public relations and impressive communication will help you become a successful real estate agent.
If you are good at cooking, why not try your hand at catering? Not everyone has the time to cook their own meals. These people are dependent on food delivery options. Hence, there has been an increase in the number of businesses that provide food delivery and catering business.
You can start your catering business right from your home. Catering business requires investment in just hiring labor, buying raw material, and owning tents, tables, chairs, and utensils. The rest depends on your contacts, marketing techniques, and the quality of the food being prepared and served.
Though there are hundreds of bloggers in India who make thousands of dollars monthly. If blogging is your hobby then you can turn it into a business.
The point to be noted is that you can make a lot of money from blogging by having the opportunity to create content from your own interests and aspects of your life. If the content is interesting, then a lot of people will be reading your blog and it will help you financially. The major investment in this type of business is a laptop or desktop and an internet connection.
21. Private Security Services:
You don’t require much investment for this service but the only expenses will be the hiring of people who are fit enough to be security. These types of services are needed during functions like social events, weddings, private parties, etc.
22. Flower business:
Due to this COVID-19 induced lockdown, there has been an increase in growing flowers. So, a lot of people have made this a business by selling flowers to people who are into gardening. They can advertise their flowers on social media at a reasonable rate. You can start this business online on social media and doesn’t require much investment.
23. Renting of car and two wheelers:
When visiting a new place or city or country, you would like to rent a car or a two-wheeler which will make commuting between places easier and saves a lot of time.
With a small investment, you can open a rental place for cars and two-wheelers. You don’t need to begin with a fleet of vehicles when starting, just a couple of vehicles will be sufficient, to begin with. However, you will need to get p proper license, insurance, and permit while renting out these vehicles to people.
A proofreader is a person who ensures that content is free of typographical, grammatical, spelling, punctuation, syntax, formatting, and other such errors.
If you hold outstanding English proficiency, gaining a proofreading job can be an easy job to work at. You just need to edit articles for accuracy, correct spelling and other grammatical mistakes in the article, and alter article language according to readability.
25. Pet care:
People with pets, who want to go on a holiday or travel due to business aren’t able to take care of their pets. So they look for services that will help their pets to be taken care of.
If you love pets and can handle them, then this is a great business idea for you. If you are starting a business with low investment, then pet care services is an ideal business to start with.
Pet owners take special care of their pets to ensure that their pets receive the right treatment and care while they are away. Thus, they look for people are loves animal and who are able to take special care of them while they are away traveling or on business.
Before investing in starting a business, having ample capital to invest in a small business of your choice is not enough. You also require the necessary skills to ensure its proper functioning. Before entering into any venture, it is advisable to know licensing procedures and other legalities concerned. It is better to legitimize your business since it can help you get loans and subsidies in the future. It will also protect you against any lawsuits. Hopefully, the ideas mentioned above must have brought light to your thoughts, and accordingly, you can set the business plan to get started.