Business ideas for creatives
You just might be an entrepreneur if you dislike working for a corporation and find it difficult to fit into a corporate culture where you have to unquestionably conform. Fortunately, we live in an age where it is possible for you to do your own thing and make a good living from the comfort of your home. Here are three business ideas for creatives to earn a great living from home:
1. Sell Alternative Clothing
Do you love shopping for clothes, surfing clothing blogs to check out the latest trends, and giving your friends fashion tips? If you have a passion for clothes, you can easily set up your own alternative apparel clothing reseller business on platforms like eBay, Amazon, or Etsy. Shop for low-cost clothes to resell from wholesale websites like Shirt Space.
2. Share and Sell Your Ideas
If you’re a geek, then you probably have more ideas to share with others about your subject matter expertise than you can find people willing to listen to your latest insights. What you need to do is find your tribe online and share your ideas with them. However, rather than signing up for several social media groups, you can monetize your subject matter expertise in many different ways. For instance, after you set up your own home office, you could start a YouTube channel, write a blog, publish Kindle books, or become a copywriter.
3. Sell Your Motivational Talents
You may be one of those rare and wonderful people who know exactly what to say when friends or family are going through a hard time. While it would take years to get a degree as a therapist, becoming a life-coach is much shorter and less expensive. This is because therapy and life coaching are different ways of helping people. So consider fine-tuning your natural people skills by joining a life coaching program. As a life coach, people will pay you to advise them on how to plan important aspects of their life, like career options or relationship issues. What’s more, you can work remotely if you like, using the telephone or the Internet to guide people.
Monetize Your Creativity
Rather than spinning your wheels working at a job that bores you to tears or aggravates you every working day of the week, break free and do your own thing by monetizing your talents and skills. Many people who have taken the self-employment route have rediscovered the joy of work. Since they are now doing the work that they love, they often make more money than if they were working for a corporation.
Here are two tips on how to get started:
1. Identify Your Natural Talents
Do you love to sell things you have to educate people on—like clothes, for example? Also, do you have profound knowledge about some topic and a knack for speaking or writing your ideas? Do you have a way of connecting with people and helping them do well in life?
2. Refine Your Learned Skills
People will pay you for your talents if you can express them as a marketable skill. For instance, you may love to write in your journal, but not know how to write a blog post. This is a learnable skill. Just take classes in it. Or you may already be highly skilled in something, but not know how to market it online. In that case, take some classes on how to set up an online business from your own website.
Although it will take some courage and effort to start your own business, once you’ve got your business up and running you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much fun it can be to be an entrepreneur and live life on your own terms.
Anne started freelance writing and blogging in college while studying marketing and journalism and has since found something of a career writing about various business and professional topics around the internet. She’s experienced with both blog content and on-site copywriting, thanks for reading!