Today’s economy is not for the faint of heart. There is a reason side-gig culture or side-hustle culture is a thing. One of those reasons is the constant rise in prices, student loans, among other things. Of course, it also serves as an outlet for one’s passions, but not everyone can be as lofty. Still, getting something started is better than doing nothing. Therefore, for you or a fresh graduate, here are some ideas for Small business opportunities.
- Start a Small Tech Repair Business
If today’s younger generation is known for anything, it’s probably for electronic mumbo-jumbo as older people might say. But, it’s reasonably accurate. Most students now use PCs and laptops for their schoolwork. However, not everyone knows how to fix them. Especially now with the constant updates and system crashes, there is always someone who needs to make their PC faster or recover their thesis file. In addition, that’s just one side of the market.
You can get this rolling by going to your old college. You can talk to your friends who are still there who might know people in need of electronic repairs and off to the races you go. You can also go the opposite route and check with your aunts and uncles for potential clients. This can be a bit of a slow process. However, as soon as you get that word of mouth going, you will see that this is one of the easy ways to make money.
- Be a Health and Fitness Trainer
The health industry is very popular right now. If you think about it, it has always been popular. People want to be fit; people want to get in shape. This is especially true around the new year. So many celebrations, so much food to eat, getting rid of that fat is harder to do alone. Therefore, people go to gyms or to trainers. Now, this requires a bit of investing in yourself. If possible, you need to look the part. But more importantly, you need to be certified.
There are many certificate-providing programs out there, and they are not too expensive. This is a relative of one of the cheap businesses to get into. Once you have your certificate, you have three options. One is to go work with a gym. The other is to do one on one consultation with clients, which is more inclined to building your business. You can also do both depending on what the gym you’re working with allows you to do.
- Shipping Boxes of Stuff
Subscription boxes are a great way to make more out of less. Some see it as a business in a box. If you’re familiar with the brand Loot Crate, what they do is ship their subscribers a box of curated items with a particular theme. You can do this too by adopting a specific theme. Buying in bulk costs less. You can fill the subscription box with other items to help grow your business.
Send your subscribers boxes of your handmade crafts or a curated set of merchandise from their favorite books series. The possibilities are endless, and you can make use of extra resources. Those are just a few examples of businesses fresh graduates can do. There are a lot more of course, but these are some of the easiest.