So chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re looking at starting a business. Woohoo! Good choice!
Starting a business is a pretty awesome experience and it’s one that will teach you a lot. Coming up with the initial idea however can be tricky and we’ve put this article together to give you some ideas to get you started:
Start something that solves a problem
Chances are that if you can make someone’s life easier, they’ll pay you for it! For me, I always carry around a notes page in my phone and whenever I get frustrated about something, or when I hear someone else complaining, I make a note of it and go back to it later to figure out how I can fix it for them and turn that into a product or service.
Find something that isn’t available here and start selling it
Platforms like eBay and Alibaba are perfect for this! You can buy a whole range of goods from electronics to furniture, clothing and more at a super cheap price and you can then ship those to yourself and start selling them in your local community. It’s a great way to get started and will help you bring in some money from the beginning.
Find things that have been popular and make your own version
When you go to the local markets you always see a few different stalls selling lip balms, moisturisers, keyrings and clothing. It’s because it’s popular, people love to buy those things and it’s a really easy way to make some money. Have a look at what you can start that is popular and will start making money quickly.
Jump on Youtube
You can learn how to do just about anything on youtube these days. From arts and crafts to advanced electronics, design, building and more. It’s a great place to start learning how to make and do different things that you can then sell.
Sometimes talking to someone about your ideas can be the best way to pick the winning idea. Chatting to your friends, mentors and peers is a great way to bounce ideas around and see what will work.
Now these aren’t the only ways you can come up with business ideas, but they are pretty good ways to get started. We can’t wait to see what you create!