Are you sick of being bossed around at work? Or, do you finally wish to become an emancipated adult with responsibilities and rewards? Well, it’s time to start your own little business! But, if you don’t exactly have a dream job you’ve always wanted to do, here are a few business ideas that pay off in a heartbeat!
Become a host
Do you have a property that you can share? Well, why not become an Airbnb host and establish a huge profit margin from day one! According to Airbnb, you can rent everything from full-on homes to literal tree houses, so practically any property that is safe and livable will do. People who have attractive accommodation on a good location can earn several thousands of dollars a month renting their space to traveling guests. Plus, becoming a host is really easy: you list your property on the website, set your preferences, make rules and start making connections!
The food trucks craze started in Los Angeles about 10 years ago, but other cities like Sydney, London and Paris are quickly jumping on the hype train. What you need to have to become an owner of a successful food truck (besides the truck) is a unique culinary flair as well as fair prices. So, if you’re the cook in your family, set up an operation like that and get cookin’! It’s much simpler than owning a restaurant, plus you can follow the crowds!
An amazing way to start cashing in on your knowledge and expertise is to become a tutor. No matter if you like working with kids or if you prefer adults, you will always be able to find students who need your guidance. Of course, your education will determine the type of tutoring and level of pay. For instance, people with the National Tutoring Association certification often get offered more business opportunities. If you choose to give creative art classes, you don’t even need special certification, only the proof of your skill. There’s also a great variation on the job: a translator! The demand for people who can translate Mandarin and Arabic is on the rise.
Buy a franchise
If you want to be a business owner but wish to skip all the early years of networking, gaining trust and building your brand, why not buy a franchise? For instance, if you know your way around cars, you can easily invest in a mechanic business for sale that will minimize the risk of failing and maximize your earnings! Buying a proven business with a complete support and business plan will relieve a lot of stress, reap big benefits and give you a steady job with a good income.
Start guiding tours
If you live in a place that’s attractive for tourists, you might want to consider becoming a tour guide. Even if your city isn’t packed with attractions, you can still present your destination in the best light possible by taking your guests on local food tastings and art tours. With the rise of eco-friendly travel, you can also organize nature walks with bird watching stops, animal feedings and ethical fishing! What you need in order to succeed is good communicational skills, leadership skills and some public speaking experience. A bit of good humor is also desirable!
Many people hate home renovations even though they are necessary, so you can jump in and offer a service that will rid homeowners of all the stress and provide them with a fresh and upgraded space. What you need to have in the home renovation business is an eye for design and quick and skillful hands. Being able to provide services that bring big results in record time will make you stand out from the competition.
Become an event planner
Are you’re organized, punctual and a great communicator with an eye for decoration? Do your work well under pressure? If yes, then become an event planner right away! Even if you don’t like traditional parties like birthdays, weddings or anniversaries, you can still put your organizing skills to use by tackling government holidays, business conferences and non-profit organization events. There are so many niche events in which you can specialize and become a leading force!
Being a business owner isn’t as scary as it seems! If you can see yourself doing any of these jobs, your next step should be the development of a good business plan that will show you whether your job opportunity will work. Good luck, young entrepreneur!