More people than ever are looking to start their own businesses in 2022 – almost 500k new businesses were registered in England and Wales last year, and this number is expected to increase next year – these figures on their own are promising, considering nearly 400k businesses were forced to close in 2019 due to the pandemic. The fact so many new ones are springing up is good news indeed.
2022 is expected to be a good year for the entrepreneur, so what tips should you be arming yourself with as you enter the new year? Well, if starting a new business seems the best move for you, this is the time to start getting ready for it. Don’t worry if you have never done it before though, that’s why we are here. We know funding can be an issue, and why we can’t offer you or anyone else quick loans, we do have some hot tips for you:
You are most likely already aware of the fact that the online marketplace is highly lucrative. This is of course especially true if you have ever sold anything online, through Amazon or eBay for example. If you have a product or something that could be sold online, then why not try blogging? You don’t already have to be selling items elsewhere, but it can help if you can link the two.
If you don’t have a product to sell, that’s not a barrier either. There are plenty of people all over the world that make a good living via affiliate marketing. The key is finding the right niche and creating content around it that connects with your audience.
As you start blogging, take the time to learn the basics of SEO. The key behind being a successful, profitable blog is being able to attract and build an audience through organic traffic – not paid advertisements. The more visitors you get that are willing to buy, the more money your blog is going to generate.
The US is the most valuable beauty and personal care market in the world, and there is no reason why you cannot tap into that regardless of where you are in the world. The industry in the US was valued at $43.6 billion in 2021. This number is only going to increase.
One of the smartest bits of advice for those thinking of joining this industry is to focus on personal care items that specifically target the male demographic. Why? The demand for these products is growing and the demand is outstripping supply.
The number of people working from home has gone through the roof, so to speak. Because of this, more people are looking to undertake home improvement projects to upgrade their new work and living spaces.
Starting a new home improvement venture in 2022 could be the move you have been looking for and can help you benefit from the ‘new normal’ of working from home. Even if you don’t know which end of the hammer is the handle, you can still blog about and upsell home improvement equipment and accessories.
With economies starting to recover, now is the time to turn your dream of self-reliance in the workspace into a reality. The good news is there is no shortage of new, small business ideas out there. You simply need to find one that fits your skillset and run with it. And don’t forget the words of famous entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson – “If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.”
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