In 2015, business opportunities abound. With the continued growth of the internet, the economy is in a constant state of shift, and new ideas are always being capitalized on by entrepreneurs. Below you’ll find a fresh list of business ideas for you to start in 2015. Many are online, some are offline, some are “lifestyle” businesses and others are scalable. Regardless, this list should at the least get some ideas flowing for what kind of business you want to start this year.
But of course remember that in the end, what matters the most is your execution. Whether you choose one of these ideas or do something else entirely, what will determine your success in the world of entrepreneurship is the action you take the problems you solve. Good luck!
Do you have something you want to sell? You can sell the items online to give people the ability to buy 24/7 and around the world. New software makes it easy to set up the store. It’s possible to sell everything from cupcakes to marijuana vaporizers to clothes online, so you can sell something that is important to you. You can sell as much as you want based upon your ability to package things to go a long distance and ship internationally. The larger your market is, the easier it is to increase the overall revenue of your online store.
Personal training and nutrition has become popular and people don’t always have time to meet with a personal trainer or go into a gym. Personal training can be done online with Facebook groups, Skype to be able to show particular moves, and various other forms of technology. More clients at a reduced rate can result in the same income as doing it offline. You can create groups at a time where you offer meal plans, exercise plans, and much more to coach people into a healthier lifestyle.
If you want to help other people get their life together, you can become a life coach – and set your business up online. You can work on referrals from social media, so there is no need to try and get clients that are local. You can send emails and set up video networking calls to communicate. Best of all, you can take online courses to help you become a better life coach.
More therapists are beginning to offer Skype sessions with their clients. This allows you to set up a call with a client when they are having a crisis without having to run into the office. You may be able to obtain more clients this way simply because it is more convenient than other methods.
Affiliate marketing is an area of the Internet where a lot of people are making money. The affiliate ads are placed on your site and as people click on them to go to other sites, you make money. The hard part is getting a sizable volume of traffic to visit but it can be done. Once you establish a niche, you can have money coming in regularly. The Amazon Associates program is one of the most popular affiliate programs.
Many people don’t want to call 1-900 numbers to reach psychics anymore. Whether you have the gift of psychic vision or you can read tarot cards or palms, you can set up an online business where you can communicate with people. You can charge a certain amount for each reading and communicate via text chat or video conference.
Arts & Crafts Seller
If you love to make arts and crafts, you don’t have to wait until the next craft show to be able to sell all of your crafts. You can make your life’s work an online business through Etsy, eBay, or any of the other websites. This allows you to create the things you love and sell them to people all over the world.
eBay Trading Assistant
There are lots of people who make a living selling items on eBay and you may be able to become their trading assistant. You can be responsible for writing the product descriptions and even answering questions that come in. The products are with them, so you don’t have to worry about collecting money or shipping the items.
When you know a lot about Internet marketing, you can operate a marketing business for other businesses. By establishing a B2B service, you can help businesses across the globe on such concepts as SEO, paid searches, social media marketing and more. There is no need to have a local office because people can email you with their marketing needs and you can do all of the work online.
If you are able to write well, you may be able to create an online business where you write for other people. Businesses are constantly in need of writers to create web content, blogs, press releases and even e-Books. The faster you can write, the more work you can get. Sometimes all it takes is a few big clients to provide you with all the work you need.
Become a Mentor
You can teach online due to all of the technology where you can be face to face with someone else. There are sites that allow you to set up a class or you can create your own website. It’s possible to teach anything from a foreign language to photography to how to play the guitar. The more you know how to teach, the more money you can make. There is no limit to the number of courses you can offer and it may be possible to spread the content into multiple courses so that you can attract beginner and intermediate levels of learners.
If you have been a secretary or administrative assistant in the past, becoming a virtual assistant may be the perfect online business for you. This is where you work for a company or individual and perform an array of tasks that can include responding to texts, making updates on a website, writing press releases, answering phones and more. With VoIP technology, calls can be forwarded to you from anywhere in the world.
Otherwise known as multi-level marketing, allows you to take a product that is tried and true and push it. You can set up in-home parties with friends and family and even take it into some of the local businesses. As you get people to sign up under you and do the same thing, you make a percentage of their sales, thus allowing you to make more money as you get a down line.
Plenty of people need help with their makeup. If people have always talked to you about how good your makeup is, it may be time to start showing others what you can do. You can be a consultant to help others do their makeup or even offer makeup application for special events.
If you are good with a camera, you may want to consider becoming a photographer. You can decide what you want to photograph – children, families, special events or even weddings. There are many ways for you to promote yourself and once you develop a great-looking portfolio, it will be what ultimately helps you book all of your gigs.
If you have something important to say to the world and you are good with words, becoming a public speaker may be a great career opportunity. You can be the inspirational voice that helps to kick off conferences and conventions. Regardless of what your experience is, you can turn it into a way of sharing your insight with others. Once you get started speaking with a few different companies, word can travel in terms of your skills so that you can be called upon to do even more public events – and even travel across the country or globe while you talk to large groups of people.
Web Design Consultant
Every year since the dawn of the internet, thousands of companies need help building and maintaining their online presence. Because of the increasing importance of a website for businesses marketing efforts, there is very high demand for individuals with web design talent. If you have these skills, you’ve set yourself up for a very high paying consultancy business. If you want to learn web design, you can easily do so through either formal or informal education.
If you know what looks good and you can create amazing interior designs, you may want to consider becoming an interior designer. You don’t have to have a degree and when you can show a portfolio so that people know what you are capable of, word about your abilities can spread through the community so that more people rely on you when they want to redecorate their home or office.
2015 may be the year where you say goodbye to your boring 9 to 5 job where someone else is calling the shots. Particularly if you have a long commute to the office every day, you may decide that working online is better so that you can work from anywhere. Think about the possibilities! With all of these ideas, there is sure to be one that works well for you. You are good at something, so figure out how to bring it online and then make a business out of it. With more websites coming online daily to help entrepreneurs offer their services, you don’t have to do all of the work on your own.