Let’s be honest, everyone hates work life!
The people who actually enjoy their jobs are almost non-existent.
Kudos to the technology that individual home-based businesses have become a possibility and hence, come to the rescue of those stuck in the loop of machine-life at the office.
Entrepreneurship has become a vastly popular concept in the modern era of technology. E-commerce and digital marketing have made it all possible. The businesses that used to be just the dreams of little souls in a big world have now transformed into the practical vision and reachable goals.
This new era of business provides countless opportunities for people struggling to break the chains of work life and starting to work for themselves. Here are a few easy tips for new entrepreneurs with non-business background:
Consider the demand!
Not all ideas are long lasting and possess the potential of growing bigger one day. Like a bicycle repair business has lesser chances of becoming more profitable than that of a computer repair business. Rummage around the bucket of business options and choose the one with the biggest demand and a bigger yet approachable target market. To cater to the demand of the growing beauty industry and taking advantage of her online community, YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan started Ipsy glam bag that generated her a revenue of $150 million.
Now, one may short-list to as much as 100 options and as less as 5. Picking one can be the hardest part, knowing that if it doesn’t work out, regret would be sickening. However, in this phase, one should look for the options that also ignite personal interest. ShutterStock for example; the owner, software developer, and photographer, Jon Oringer, used his own skills and his own 30,000 photos to put together ShutterStock which made him a billionaire. It was his own interest, plus the demand of his business that got him standing on his billion dollar empire.
Like your idea? Innovate it!
Even though some idea may seem so right and relates to your personal interest, it can be bland and boring! The best idea is to try to innovate the chosen business idea. For new businesses, more unique makes more profit. For example; although social media is a huge thing in this era and there is seemingly a great consumer demand but honestly, there are enough platforms. The world don’t need more such platforms until it is something unique, fulfills a gap and solves a problem that has never been done before.
Start small and build gradually!
Godsey Supply, a consignment marketplace, started as a small eBay reseller. Eventually, they got hold of the sellers of authentic fashion and footwear brands to aid the ever-growing street-wear fashion demand. Now, they are one of the biggest resell and consignment business in the U.S that provides 100% authentic goods at a competitive price. It is always wise to start small when it is an option. It provides new businesses a better direction and helps identify the value of their products. It can also be ideal for lower budgets as it helps collect more capital for the expansion of a better and revised business.