Think entrepreneurship means bossing people around and trying to figure out a company healthcare plan? Think again! There are plenty of micropreneurs who are just as, if not more successful, than those other guys who start traditional businesses.
But, just because you know you want to go into business for yourself doesn’t mean you know what you want to do! If the idea of being your own boss is more important than coming up with an innovative idea, try one of these quick, tried-and-true methods of going into business for yourself as a micropreneur.
Get in Your Car
Many people have a car. Why not put it to work?
Driving for Uber or Lyft is a great option, and Ridester can get you started with a big bonus. If you choose areas and times to drive strategically, you can make quite a bit of money.
Driving people around town isn’t the only way you can go into business for yourself. There are apps that allow you to help other people move and apps that allow you to deliver food. If you really want to be successful, you may find that using a combination of these apps is the way to go.
Seasonal work doesn’t have to be stocking shelves and manning extra registers. Many people find success starting a small lawncare business.
In the summer, you can mow lawns. You can make some extra cash if you offer to do a little landscaping or pool cleaning. In the winter, switch to snow removal and shovel driveways and salt sidewalks. If you do a good job and promote your business the right way, you can get quite a bit of work all year round.
Work at Your Desk
Some of the easiest work can be found right at your desk. Content writing is a good example.
Countless companies of all sizes need content for their websites, blogs, email campaigns, and more. If you’ve always had a knack for putting pen to paper, so to speak, consider starting a small content writing business.
That isn’t the only thing you can do from your desk! Other options include:
- Personal assistant
- Web designer
- Graphic designer
- Medical coding
- Data entry
- Online video tutoring
Just like everyone needs to have their grass mowed, everyone has chores around the house. Chores that you can do and charge pretty good money for.
Consider becoming a babysitter or a nanny. If kids aren’t really your thing, you can consider cleaning houses. You could even become an organizational expert and help people and families get their homes organized!
One of the best things about going into business for yourself is the fact that you can adapt quickly. If one venture doesn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, you can easily switch to another.
Start by trying one of the options on this list. If it isn’t enough, try becoming a jack of all trades until you find your niche. With enough grit and determination, you can become a successful micropreneur!