Trying to get through a pandemic is not easy, especially if you’ve got a family to feed. It can also be difficult looking for a job at a time like this since plenty of companies and businesses have either closed down or are only hiring a limited number of people (for safety reasons).
If you’re having trouble looking for a job or you need to find a way to make some extra money. Why not try starting your own business? Here are a few business ideas you can start from behind your garage door:
1. Digital Marketing Agency
If you’ve got a PC, a good way with words, and a willingness to learn, why not venture into the world of digital marketing? Digital marketing is extremely broad, and it allows you to work with various industries. Every business or industry needs marketing nowadays, especially online. If you aren’t familiar with digital marketing but are willing to learn, there are tons of online courses you can take for free.
Google Digital Garage and Facebook Blueprint are two of the most highly recommended digital marketing courses online (and they’re both free). LinkedIn Learning is also great but it only allows you to use it through a premium LinkedIn account. Luckily, they have a 30-day free trial for premium, so make the most out of it while you can. Coursera is also great, and it doesn’t only offer courses on digital marketing but on several other subjects too.
Not afraid to be in front of the camera? Why not try becoming a YouTuber? It may seem like a silly idea at first but take a look at all the people that made their fame off YouTube. If you’re all about health and wellness you could post your workouts and meals on YouTube. If you’re into makeup, you could become a beauty vlogger. Or if you just want to sit in front of the camera eating food, you could do that too. You can make any kind of content on YouTube; all you need to do is try and you just might become the next biggest YouTuber.
3. Resin Crafts
If you love to do arts and crafts this is the ideal business for you. If you go on social media, you’ll find tons of people selling their resin crafts online. Selling resin crafts is one of the best business ideas there is because it’s easy to handle, easy to customize, it’s inexpensive, and you can make almost anything out of it. Some of the most common resin crafts are jewelry, coasters, jewelry trays, ashtrays, paperweights, key chains, wall hangers, and D&D dice, to name a few.
It’s a remarkably simple, inexpensive, and creative business to start. All you’ll need is resin (of course), a couple of molds, and whatever decorations you’d like. If you need some inspiration on what kind of resin crafts to make you can visit Pinterest to find some ideas.
4. Plant Nursery
Over the pandemic plant sales have increased drastically. Plenty of people decided that if they can’t surround themselves with people, might as well surround themselves with plants. So why not take advantage of the trend and start a plant nursery? Starting a plant business takes a lot of patience and TLC (tender loving care). If you can handle those two things your plant business is sure to succeed. It’s an easy business because you’ll only need to start with so little and before you know it, you’ll have an endless supply of plants for sale.
5. Reworked Clothing
Ever heard of a thrift flip? It’s when you buy clothes at a thrift store for a cheap price then rework it to look brand new and even increase its value. If you’ve got a sewing machine lying around, you should start working on your sewing skills. Selling reworked clothes is a great business idea for many reasons. First of all, the trend of vintage clothing is coming back.
Second, you can find plenty of cheap clothes to rework. And third, it’s good for the environment because it’s sustainable and promotes a circular economy. Just make sure to disinfect and wash the clothes you thrifted before reworking them and selling them. You can find plenty of thrift flip videos on YouTube for ideas. Look out for the latest fashion trends on social media platforms as well.
All you need is a little creativity, a willingness to learn, and a great idea to start your own business. It’s not going to be easy, but things are rarely easy at the start. Just keep trying and don’t give up.