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BYOB IN 2017 – Here are some ideas to get you started

BYOB (Being Your Own Boss) is the dream of many people but what idea to begin with is the question? Whatever job or career you are in, you can turn it into a business and that is how many people became start their own businesses. However, through my research and consulting over the years, here are some ideas that you can start up for less money than you can imagine. You may think some of these ideas will not work but business is a long term investment of time, energy and money.

Some of the ideas may require retraining or taking a part time course before you can start and if you are going to do this for the rest of your life, then what is the rush?

Remember the old adage ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’. So take your time with any of the ideas below, plan properly and you will soon be employing people and be your our boss.

Business ideas are as follows:

1) Wedding Planner

2) Baby Sitting Services

3) Tutoring Children

4) Personal Shopper

5) House Sitting Services

6) Cleaning Services

7) Music/Concert Promoter

8) An Author

9) Book Keeping

10) Gardening or Landscaping

11) Virtual Assistant

12) Event Planner

13) Internet Business

The three Internet business models below can be started just by joining the schemes offered by the different websites. In general, you are more successful if you have a database of potential clients to market the products or services to and depending on the model you can earn up to 70% in commission, but the beauty of these models is that you don’t even have to have your own website, some of them may even give you a website for free. If you click here (www.clickbank.com), it is fully loaded with all product owners or publishers who are waiting for you to join and help them promote their products for a hefty commission

  1. Affiliate
  2. Associate
  3. Reseller

14) Dog walker

15) Handy Man/Woman

16) Personal Training

17) Catering Services

18) Removal Services

19) Courier Company – somebody needs to deliver all the things we buy on time or even our take away hence – UbereatsDeliveroo, DPD and Man & Van.

20) Errand Person for busy professional people

You help professional people or executives to maximise their time and the services you can offer can be from picking up their dry cleaning, doing their shopping, getting their newspaper or even ensuring that they don’t run out their favourite soup or hand delivering flowers/gifts to their loved ones or clients. Currently, this is a growing sector in the United Kingdom.

21) Cake Company

22) Venue decorator for special occasion

23) Furniture Hire company i.e. Chairs, Tables, Covers, Stands, Flowers

24) Secret Shopper for Big Retailers

25) A Consultant

What is a Consultant?
A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. A consultant usually works for a consultancy firm or is self-employed and engages with multiple and changing clients. Thus, clients have access to deeper levels of expertise that would be feasible for them to retain in-house and may purchase only as much services from the outside consultant as desired. (Definition courtesy of wikipedia.org)

  1. Business Advisor
  2. Marketing Consultant
  3. IT Consultant
  4. Publishing Consultant
  5. Public Relation (PR) Consultant
  6. Community Consultant
  7. Media Consultant
  8. Image Consultant
  9. Performance Consultant
  10. Creative Consultant
  11. Financial Consultant
  12. Digital Marketing Consultant