Are you back in the office right now, wondering when you can get out of here? Do you want to start a business ventures? You know your shift ends at 5 pm, but that seems light years away now. And when you look back over the lockdowns, don’t you think they went in quickly? Maybe you liked the time spent at home? Working around whatever life was throwing at you at that moment, working at your own pace, without a manager breathing down your neck? Imagine doing all that plus being your own boss.
People working from home get a taste of what it would be like to start their own business Like a business ventures, they work for themselves minus the ability to make all the decisions and steer your own ship. If that appeals to you, maybe a change is in order. For some ideas, take a look at our top picks for startup business ventures in 2022.
We’ll start with influencers because there are a lot of transferable skills that will come in handy no matter what you’re doing.
If your startup business ventures serve the public in any way, you will need marketing, and influencers are simply modern marketers. Sometimes they are marketing themselves as a brand and sometimes they are showing off a hobby or business.
In fact, you could argue that they’re doing more than marketers are. They often have to be creator, data analyst, and business managers all in one. Depending on the content they put out, they have to handle the photography, filming, directing, audio, editing, as well as understanding the data behind digital marketing and negotiating brand deals, networking, and everything else that goes into establishing themselves as a business.
That is a lot of skills that can lend themselves to many different industries. Even if you don’t like the idea of being an influencer, it’s useful to take a stab at it, as it will either aid your chosen business, or gain you skills that you can use in your own business.
There are loads of ways you can flip for a living. The most obvious one is to flip houses, which is also definitely the option with the most effort. You can find bargains at property auctions and profit by improving and selling them yourself.
If that’s too simple for you, you can try out flipping furniture. Many charity furniture shops sell good condition furniture at minimal cost for owners who may not like the style.
The great thing about furniture is that it’s usually quite timeless. It’s hard to tell the age of furniture just by looking, but the styles still work in modern homes.
Sometimes these pieces only need a little bit of TLC, but sometimes you can get creative. Revamp it with new paint, handles, and accessories to create a unique item to sell.
But we haven’t stopped there. Charities are also great places to find vintage pieces of clothing, which are all coming back. The 90s are back, and vintage shop items like flare jeans, shell suits, and sports brands are popular. You don’t have to limit yourself to a style either. Buy designer labels, whether that’s Nike or Coco Chanel, shoes, like Doc Martins or Louboutin, sports jerseys, like NBA, NFL, NHL, or soccer teams, or anything you see that might come back into fashion.
From there you can set up your online shop. Take a look at some of the top eCommerce sites to see how they run things.
And the best part? You don’t have to do anything with them. Being a little worn down is part of the style.
Hospitality has really been put through the ringer in the past few years. For a long time, there was no seating in restaurants or any establishment that served food or drink, so pubs, cafes, bars, restaurants, fast food places and more all had to adapt.
Some succeeded in adapting, others less so. Some of the ways people adapted was with a window. Take out establishments could keep going for the same reason that all the others stopped: no seating. And so, venues around the world started offering delivery and takeout services. It became such a lucrative option, in a world of people actually getting sick of the same korma or kebab every time they wanted a treat, that a lot have kept going with it even as business ventures open up.
Suddenly a lot of little-used ideas were trending – and a few new ones. People were buying food trucks, taking their food to where footfall volume is high, or setting up pop-up kitchens at festivals or high streets. Elsewhere, people have been renting venues purely for the kitchen, offering no seating at all, or entirely working out of their kitchen at home, using a delivery service to do the heavy lifting. This one is especially useful if you love baking.