10 Fresh and Exciting Small Business Ideas to Try in 2022
When deciding what kind of business to start, it’s important to think about your goals and what you want to achieve with your company in the future. If you’re just getting started with entrepreneurship, you should probably stick to something relatively simple that can be done from the comfort of your home or at the office, like consulting or freelance work. In 2022, here are 10 fresh and exciting small business ideas you could try out that will bring you more success than ever before!
1) Landscape design services
As more people seek to experience nature in urban environments, landscaping services have become increasingly sought after. So if you can’t stomach another workday at your current job, why not consider working for yourself? This may be just what you need to put some pep back into your step. Here are a few tips to get started
2) Content Marketing Services
There are numerous on-demand services that can help you with social media, content creation, customer service and more. By outsourcing non-core business processes such as marketing and distribution, you’ll be able to reallocate capital toward things like product development. Here are some ideas Zirtual (virtual assistants), Fiverr (graphic design, voiceovers), Freelancer (freelance projects) and others. You can also use Upwork or Hubstaff Talent to find people who are already working on your kind of project. If you’re looking for a developer’s help building an app or other digital products, check out Toptal or Codeable . These platforms will pair you with freelancers who have worked at companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter so they know what they’re doing.
3) Financial Advice Service
You don’t have to be a certified financial planner or advisor. You can start a small business simply by giving people advice on how to get out of debt, plan for retirement, and invest their money wisely. Just remember, your expertise isn’t worth much if you can’t present it clearly, so develop an easy-to-follow way of presenting your ideas. And even though you may not need a degree in finance to offer advice, it never hurts to brush up on basic investing concepts. This will help you communicate more effectively with clients and avoid common pitfalls that cause many novice investors to lose money. Consider attending free seminars hosted by organizations like The American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) or local chapters of The Financial Planning Association (FPA).
4) SEO Optimization
If you’re planning to start a new business in an industry that already has established competitors, think about how you can stand out. One of your best options is SEO optimization; by focusing on SEO, you’ll be able to get found more easily when potential customers are looking for solutions like yours. And, as with any small business idea, make sure you have a plan for staying competitive once your startup begins to take off. You don’t want to end up stuck with a company that doesn’t have room for growth—or worse yet, one that loses ground against its competition over time.
5) Photography service
Nowadays, most people have a camera on their smartphone. But that doesn’t mean it does them any good—most of us don’t have time or patience to learn photo editing software, or how best to capture our lives. A photography service could help here: For a fee, you would provide regular photos for your clients, who would then give you feedback about which photos they like best. You can then use their feedback to improve your skills over time. (Note: Some skills required!)
For example, let’s say I want pictures of my toddler each month. I come to your website and select a package deal at $15 per month with 12 images. Once every month, you photograph my daughter and send me 10 photos from your professional shoot at no extra charge. In exchange, I simply pick one picture from each set that I want printed out as an 8×10. We also agree on an optional 20% tip should I be satisfied with your work.
6) Organic Grocery Delivery Service
The organic food market is booming. It’s not just for hippies anymore. It’s a growing population of people that want organic fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses—you name it. With more and more grocery stores now offering their own line of organic products, it’s getting harder to tell if you are getting 100% certified organic food.
7) Holiday Gifts Service
If you’re skilled at crafts or are otherwise able to make useful, attractive items, consider offering a holiday gift-making service. Individuals with businesses like these often set up booths at craft fairs where they can earn some extra money by working for five hours straight, sometimes for two or three days in a row.
8) Brand Mentions on Social Media Platforms
In 2016, 92% of consumers relied on social media when they were deciding where to spend their money. If you’re interested in becoming a small business owner but have no idea what industry you want to enter, consider creating an account on one or more social media platforms. Then, pay attention to companies that are already popular on these sites—your competitors—and get familiar with how they interact with customers. This will give you a sense of which platforms might be worth exploring further for your own business down the road.
9) Dog Walking/Pet Care Service
With so many dog lovers out there, starting a pet care service is a no-brainer. With just one dog, you can make more than $150 a day, according to figures from Vetstreet. With three dogs you’re looking at around $225 per day; if you have five dogs that could be $400 or more every day. Though it may sound like a lot of work—cleaning up after multiple pets—the payoff is great if you love animals!
10) Personalized Fitness Program Creation/Delivery
Fitness has, for many years, been a billion-dollar industry. With wearable fitness trackers providing individuals with tailored data on how they can get into shape, it is safe to say that fitness will continue to be a large part of our lives as we continue moving forward. However, many people do not have time or are unable or unwilling to spend countless hours at their local gym trying to learn what works best for them. This is where personalized fitness programs come into play. These programs provide clients with customized workouts based on their goals, physical ability, and other factors such as body type or weight. They also allow clients to work out from home so they don’t have to worry about missing sessions due to traveling or being stuck in traffic. This business idea provides you with an opportunity to help others reach their health goals while making money doing something you love!