Great business ideas for 2019
You'll want to start with an idea that has room to grow, so we've compiled a list of some great business ideas that we think will help you find success in the new year.
Are you a highly organized person that enjoys making spaces more functional and comfortable? If so, you might be good at coaching people through letting go of unnecessary or extraneous items, which can be a lucrative business especially when people are making resolutions to downsize. To promote your business, ask if your clients will let you take before and after photos of the areas of their homes you've organized and use those to create a portfolio to attract more clients by marketing your work on social media.
If you're looking to differentiate yourself from other cleaning services, consider adding premium options like floor waxing or exterior power-washing for an additional fee. These services could be the deciding factor between your new cleaning service and one of the more seasoned veterans that maintain too large a client list to provide that level of detail for.
Freelance copywriting is a great business to run, because as long as you have an internet connection, you can work. It's a business that can be operated from the comfort of your own home or even from the road if you like to travel. If you establish a large enough network and gain referrals from satisfied clients, you could even make freelance writing your full-time job.
Home care service
Luckily, you don't need a background in healthcare to help seniors and grow a successful business at the same time, although those skills are certain to be in demand as well. Many seniors need help with everything from running errands to repairs around the house. With some experience, you could consider growing your business to help seniors transition from their homes to assisted living facilities, offering services such as packing, transporting, setting up or storing their furniture and possessions.
This trend has created an opening for multilingual speakers to offer specific services, such as document translation or the translation of website information into languages for use in other markets. If you know multiple languages, carving out a niche in the translation services industry could prove to be a successful endeavor.
Digital marketing is an important job, though, so it's important you are always able to respond to developments in your clients' marketing strategy. Social media management means watching for comments and messages around the clock, not just scheduling posts in a "set-it-and-forget-it" mindset. If you enjoy strategizing and implementing plans meticulously, digital marketing could be the right business for you to launch.
Mobile app development
If you like programming and specifically enjoy working on mobile platforms, mobile app development is an in-demand business-to-business service that isn't going anywhere anytime soon. But there is more to building a mobile app than just making sure it works and then keeping the lights on. Your clients will want results, so the more you can educate yourself on how to create a mobile app that drives engagement and promotes your client's brand, the better you'll do as an app developer.
Food trucks might sound like a wild idea, but the industry is growing. Better yet, the overhead and upkeep for a truck is significantly less than owning a restaurant, plus you have the added benefit of mobility. If you're interested in serving up smiles, check out our guide to getting your food truck business rolling full speed ahead.
Lawn care service
Lawn care services require little more than some basic equipment, a trailer and perhaps some labor depending on how many clients you have and how big the jobs are. You can quickly grow a small lawn care service into a full landscaping company by offering premium services and establishing a reputation as a brand that does a thorough job with a smile. If you like working outdoors and creating elegant landscapes, this could be the business for you.
Ride-share drivers have the independence of a small business owner without the heavy workload required to manage the logistics behind the scenes. If any of the other nine ideas seem like they require too much effort or upfront capital, ride-sharing might be a great way for you to dip your toes into the world of entrepreneurship.
Brittney Morgan also contributed to the writing in this article.