On the off chance that owning your own particular business is your objective, the uplifting news is, you can accomplish it with an excellent thought and some diligent work. Thanks to the constant evolution of technology and marketing tools that allow you to take on the world of entrepreneurship easily. This year is a great time to start a business.
Not sure where to begin? There’s good news – with new trends popping up regularly, there are plenty of ways for aspiring entrepreneurs to capitalise on them. Here’s a list of 10 business ideas to inspire your entrepreneurial spirit in 2016:
1. Building or Reselling Websites
If you have a right eye for design, you can launch a service to create attractive, easy-to-use websites for small businesses. You can put your skills to good use for business owners who want to take their online presence to the next level. So, the first thing to do is to build up a portfolio of work with smaller freelance jobs, then create your website to show it off, inspire user interaction and bring in a steady stream of clients. Keep in mind, regardless of whether a site offers merchandise or offers content; the objective is to give a compensating knowledge that urges guests to investigate, provide and profit for a reasonable premise. Additionally, don’t influence your clients to think however comprehend what they need and deliver it to them immediately when they visit your site. Take your time to create a beautiful and functional website that delight and inspire your visitors. Another opportunity in this field is to buy and resell websites on an ecommerce as service platform like BuysSellWebites.com. To succeed in this business, you need to find and implement technologies and strategies that can make your business stand out from the competition.
2. Building or Reselling Apps
If you’re proficient in app development for web browsers or mobile devices using any programming language, you can launch your freelance or home-based business and get paid developing applications for companies, startups, non-profit organisations or government agencies. Examples of on-demand applications you can focus on are: SMS chat, video channel, online portfolio, real estate dashboard, stock engine, photo sharing, album streams, recipes search, car manager, issue tracker, html5 email, lifestyle, restaurant app, messaging app, meeting check-ins, tv show tracker, etc.
If you don’t have the required skills and knowledge, you can still make money buying and reselling web or native mobile applications using an ecommerce as service platform like Flippa.com.
3. Building or Reselling Games
If you have experience developing web or mobile games using any programming language, you can make big money offering your game development services to businesses, startups, schools or educational institutions. Another possibility is to sell your games on the Google Play store, Apple app store, Amazon app store, Microsoft app store, Blackberry app store, Samsung app store, your website, etc. Examples of successful games are Rat Scape #1, Mine Sweeper, Crazy Bubbles, Puzzle Fun, Jewel Warrior.
If you don’t have the required skills and knowledge, you can still make money buying and reselling web or native mobile games using an eCommerce as service platform like AfterMarket. Keep hope and never give up.
4. Creating or Selling Resumes
If you’ve got writing expertise or designing skills already, you can help jobs seekers, freelancers and entrepreneurs launch and maintain their own resumes copies or sites by offering your services as a resume designer and writer. Help your clients figure out how they can stand out from the competition with custom resumes. The perfect resumes for going too far are: word resumes, photoshop resumes, illustrator returns, and html5 resumes.
To succeed in this business, you need to build up a portfolio of work with smaller freelance jobs, then create your website to show it off and bring in a steady stream of clients.
5. Creating and Selling eBooks
There is no dough eBooks market is one of the most lucrative business. If writing is your hobby, you can start your home-based business selling ebooks on your website or using third parties ebooks publishing platforms that help you do most of the hard work: host your ebooks and securely deliver the ebooks to your customers. The following are places where you can sign up to sell your ebooks: amazon.com, ebay.com, lulu.com, barnesandnoble.com. Most of these sites have zero sign up fees, and a majority of the sell will go to you.
6. Designing or Selling T-Shirts
You can set up your t-shirts home-based business easily. To maximise your return, you can take care of the whole process (designing, selling, printing, shipping) using your website or a third party platform like Amazon, eBay or Facebook. To make things easy, you can also decide to take care of designing and selling parts only. In this case, drop shipping is a better way to market your t-shirts online. Places like TeeSpring.com, ThePrintful.com, PrintAura.com make your selling online easy by taking care of all the printing and shipping for you. They offer more substantial profits and powerful software to help you scale.
How it works
Once you get things set up with Tee Spring, Printful or Print Aura, running your own T-Shirts Store is a breeze! All you need is a great design and the desire to profit from it. Most of these services have no minimums or membership fees.
7. Editing or Selling Photos
Nowadays, there are several ways to make money online from your photos, and there are tons of people who need to use photos and images every day on websites, in magazines and brochures, on posters and elsewhere. These people are willing to pay you for the right of using your photos. The most popular websites dedicated to buying and selling stock photography are iStockPhoto.com, Fotolia.com, Shutterstock.com and Dreamtime.com. But, to maximise your profit, you need to sell your photos on your custom ecommerce website.
8. Drop Shipping Electronics
You don’t have to be an expert in retailing to start an online store. Regardless of whether you offer straightforwardly to buyers or utilise a drop-shipping administration, all you require is a site and the correct web-based business device to begin. You can submit items (i.e. electronics) to your customer that you don’t physically have in stock using the drop-shipping method. A dropship company, like Doba, can make this possible by holding the stock for you and shipping it out directly to your customer without putting a dime on the front. Laptops, tablets, smartphones and cameras are the top electronics products that sell well-using ecommerce as service platforms like eBay and Amazon.
9. Reselling Domain Names
The market for domain names is massive. Today, over 300 million domain names are registered. Without question, buying and selling domain names is an exciting business. So, there is current demand, potential and opportunity to profit from its continued growth and development. The best places to buy and sell domain names are Flippa.com and BuyDomains.com.
10. Reselling Cloud Services
One of the secrets to a successful business is having a professional and comprehensive website. On your site and without being an expert, you can start reselling, cloud servers, cloud hosting, cloud storage and other related services to young startups, agencies and big companies. The best place to buy cloud services for resell is SherWeb, a worldwide hosted services leader. Plans start at no cost and can be fully customised. There are three partner programs you can profit from with SherWeb: Reseller Program (100% private label), Distributor Program (Co-branded) and Advisor Program (Referrals).
Alternatively, you can resell Office 365 the way you want with Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program, a partner program that allows you to sell Microsoft solutions with your offerings and services, or with other services provided by SherWeb. Under this program, you own the complete customer relationship with direct billing, provisioning, management, and support.