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Ready for part two? (Of course you are!) Let’s jump straight into it, here are a few more business ideas we’ve discovered to help inspire you and your business to do great things:

Idea #7- A Business that Educates (Our numbering is continuing from the first article: )
South Africa ranks 586out of 60 countries in Central Connecticut State University’s latest study on illiteracy. South Africa also ranked 56 out of 60 for computer literacy. You could develop a concept to bridge the education gap. Offer a service or product to help improve the shortage of access to education within South Africa.

Idea #8- 3D Printing
The basic idea underlying this business is fabricating items in low cost printers. At this stage, there is plenty of hype but 3D printers are still extremely expensive. When you need a need a new lens cap? Print it! That’s the idea behind this. That’s the way of the future. Instead of the long processes and procedure of fabricating in a factory and shipping the item wherever it’s needed, 3D printers are expected to produce everything from architect models to sinks to spare camera parts. Create things your customers truly want, and at a fraction of the cost.

Idea #9- Web Design
Nowadays every small to large business has started to establish their online presence through websites. It has created a huge demand for web designers. Starting a business in the web design is more economic. All you need is a PC with internet connection and a bit of creativeness. So, if you are in the field of technology or completed your study in computer science, when it comes to choose among the best businesses to start right now, starting the web design and development company should be your ultimate choice.

Idea #10- Graphic Design
This links up to web design. While having a formal background in graphic design is absolutely going to be helpful, it’s also relatively easy to learn the foundations of graphic design on your own. An increasingly easy-to-use Adobe Illustrator and even more easily accessible tools like Stencil and Visme are making it so that just about anyone with two opposable thumbs, a bit of creativity, and motivation can earn a side income doing things like designing (and selling) images like these motivational quotes that can be printed onto posters and sold on platforms like Etsy. Or you can find a local start up, small business owner, or photographer who could benefit from some extra help designing or altering images. Welcome to 21-century creativity.

Idea #11- How to Guides in the form of eBooks
Packaging your skills and knowledge into a downloadable eBook that delivers value to those seeking to learn a skill, advance in their careers, or start their own businesses, makes for a strong value proposition if you target the right audience. Put in some serious work with your eBook, build an audience and you’ll have a platform to pitch traditional publishers on landing a book deal—then you can write one of the best business books and really build your personal brand.

Idea #12- Virtual Assistant
Have a knack for staying organised? If you’re a jack of all trades, you should consider working as a virtual assistant. It can be an awesome way to rub shoulders with some very important people, build up your professional network, grow your business and you’ll have the added perk of being able to start this as a home based business idea.

Idea #13- Managing Social Media
We’re all guilty of spending too much time on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest sometimes, so why not get paid to put your expertise to work? Lots of companies, especially start-ups or those in retail and travel—even influencers have heavy social media presences and are constantly in need of people to help build their brands online. Build your own social following and create a personal brand for yourself and countless opportunities will come your way.

Idea #14- A Popup Shop
While the barriers to entry for a retail shop can be very high, one way to keep costs down and limit your time investment while you keep your full-time job, is to set up a weekend popup shop. More of whatever it is you’re selling—donuts, clothing, antique baseball cards, or anything else—will stay in your pockets instead of going to pay for operating expenses such as rent or utilities by choosing to side hustle this idea with a short-term rental.

There you have it and so, sticking true to form based on our first article, we’re going to share another Ricard Branson quote. He once stated:
“A business is simply an idea to make people’s lives better.”
Now you have a few ideas to choose from, we wish you success in your many future business ventures!

C. Enslin
Blog & Content Administrator (& I was totally right! Part two rocked!)


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