| Business Startup Ideas That Utilize Your Skills

Posted in Start-up Ventures at 9:00 AM by Loftis Consulting

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If you’ve always fancied being your own boss and you think you can handle that entrepreneur lifestyle, you can often spend time wondering what sort of business you’d be good at owning. One of the best ways to work that out is to look at your own skills. Whether you want to go into ecommerce or open a work freelance, or even open a wholesale outlet, you can make it happen if you’ve got the relevant skills. To get your mind going and give you some inspiration, here are a few ideas to get your started.

 

Specialist Consultancy

If you’re skilled in a particular area of business, you could think about becoming a consultant. Whether you’re really great at recruitment and human resources or even a whizz with real estate, you don’t always have to open your own firm. Being a freelance consultant can be a great way to work for yourself. Not only do you have the freedom to work wherever you want, but you can also consult remotely and control your client base.

 

Product Manufacturing

Product manufacturing is largely underrated. In this day and age, everyone wants a quick way to get into business. However, you can still start up the old fashioned way. If you love a certain type of product or even know a lot about one particular market, why couldn’t you start manufacturing yourself? You don’t even need to create the products yourself, you could design them and outsource the actual production (find out more on that here – www.laserlight.com/services/contract-manufacturing/).

 

Blogging

Before blogging was big, many people started a blog as a hobby or to share their love of their topic with others. However, now that you can make a lot of money with blogging, you can start it as a legitimate business from the offset. If you have a particular area of interest, like business, photography, or even writing itself, you could create a reliable source of income from the comfort of your own home.

 

Virtual Assistant

If you’re great at organization or you have a specialist skill set with things like social media or data management, you could think about becoming a Virtual Assistant (VA). A VA is just like an assistant that you would have in a company, but they operate remotely (find out how here – https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2013/nov/25/virtual-assistant-small-business). The great thing about this career options is also its freedom. You don’t have to limit yourself to things like admin and email management if you have other skills. You can even list things like proofreading or contracts drafting on your website and generate business for that too.

 

Outsourcing Your Services

If you’re freelance, or you’ve worked freelance in the past, have you thought about outsourcing your skill set to larger companies? Whether you’re a landscaper or a blogger, you could generate a great source of income and boost your career by taking on subcontract work from other companies. Subcontracting can also give you great experience with international companies and big corporations that can boost your portfolio.

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