I know that feeling all too well, and it’s both a good and bad feeling all in itself.
You’re sick of working 40 hours per week making decent money, and you’re tired of having to wake up super early, drive to your job five days a week, sit in traffic, and do it all again on the way home. That sort of life gets old very quickly, and taken from someone who has been there and done that, I know your pain.
There’s nothing worse than having the drive to form a profitable business with not enough time to do so because of a full-time job. But even if you’re working until 5 p.m. all the time, you can still get your business up and running with a bit of time spent every day.
Interested in getting your own business rolling? Need some ideas to get started? Here are three that you should look into:
Online Retail Store
An online retail store is easy to get started, fairly straight forward in regard to complexity, and it can be a fun and rewarding experience. That’s not to say it isn’t hard, because it is. But with a little time and effort (and good inventory management), you can get your retail store off the ground without having to quit your full-time job right away.
The hardest part about getting a retail business online going is having the right sense to manage an inventory well and picking a niche to target. There are plenty of niches that can make you money, but selling restaurant equipment to businesses, selling sporting goods to consumers, and even selling smartphone parts could be great ideas to get you going.
Consulting Business for Online Entities
Internet marketing is huge right now, and everyone and their grandmother is getting and Internet marketing business going. Since it’s easy to manage, you don’t need much revenue to get started, and an office is optional, you eliminate a lot of your overhead right off the bat.
A lot of brick and mortar companies have to pay exorbitant amounts on rent, building costs, electricity, Internet, and plenty of other stuff, so it would be cost effective to not have to deal with that.
What you can do is SEO, website building, consulting, and any other type of Internet marketing tactic you can imagine.
Doing construction is one of those trades that will never go away. People always need work done to their homes. And there is a steady supply of construction workers.
That said, you can start your own construction business and charge your customers competitive rates compared to your competition. Since you’re new, you’ll need to tell your customers that you’re willing to undercut yourself just to get your foot in the door.
Really, all you need is a dedicated group of people to help you out, a tradesman point of view, a good set of skills, and you’re on your way to the top.
Ready to get started? Give these three ideas a shot!
About the author:
Joe Petchonka is a freelance writer who enjoys providing people with great business tips.