After more than two years of COVID-related restrictions, traveling is now at an all-time high. With all this traveling, a lot of plant parents will be leaving their precious plant babies behind without someone to take care of them. Starting a plant sitting service is an idea you could consider if you’re a plant lover.
Same Day Courier Service
Courier services aren’t new; however, they’re still good businesses to start if you’re on a budget. All you need is a vehicle and commercial insurance. Consider investing in branding and marketing your business well, so you stand out from the competition. This business also scales well as you don’t need any full-time employees. You can pay your drivers per delivery, so you only spend money when you make money. No office space (other than some space where you already live) is required as you and your drivers will pick up documents and packages from clients and drop them off the same day.
Book Club Organizer
Are you a bookworm? This business could be the perfect side hustle for you. Even with the rise of technologies like the Kindle, book clubs are not going anywhere. Recommending, purchasing, organizing, and shipping books on behalf of friends and work groups for book clubs could be a lucrative side hustle. With book clubs now embracing the remote trend, ensuring everyone can find the same books can be difficult with members living all over the world.
B2B Sales Broker
Being a sales broker is similar to drop shipping as it doesn’t require much capital to start. As a broker, you’re selling the services or products of another business that you received a discounted price on and will now sell those same services or products for a profit. This is most common in B2B business. Some of the businesses you can start are:
- Printing broker
- Marketing agency
- Managed service provider
- Real estate firm
- Business broker (selling other businesses)
- Signage business
Marketing agencies are a sector that can spin off into dozens of businesses. For example, you can start an agency that focuses on:
- Tik Tok & Snapchat ads
- Pet businesses
- Legal firms
- Facebook & Instagram ads
- Google ads
- Social media
- Hospitality businesses
- Wellness businesses
The above is just to give you an example of how niche you can go with the services you offer in your marketing agency. What you offer should match the skill set of you and your team.
With a lot of businesses going remote/virtual, so has the role of being an assistant. If you consider yourself to be an organized person, this is a business that may be a good fit for you. Busy entrepreneurs and digital nomads are now needing virtual assistants to keep their days organized.
In 2020, there were 700,000 podcasts. 150,000 of those were started that same year. Podcasts have taken off with no signs of slowing down. All these podcasts need editing and will likely want to outsource that task. If you’re a skilled video and audio editor, this business may be a good one for you.
Customer Service Support
Many businesses now use home-based customer service representatives. Customers can reach out to you via email, online chat, or phone, and you can help them resolve issues they may be having with your client’s service or product. You can operate this business fully remote and work with reps worldwide.