18 business ideas for launch in 2022

Translation of an article by Jamie Walker originally published on Maddyness UK.

1. Be interested in NFTs

Who really understood what NFTs were for (non-fungible tokens or “non-fungible tokens” in good French). Now is the time to take a serious look at these tamper-proof digital ownership certificates that are shaking the art market. By 2021, this new market already represented $ 40 billion … or $ 10 billion less than its physical competitor. Did these numbers pique your curiosity? The digital Ethereum platform has created a little guide to get you started here.

2. Create your own newsletter

Creating a newsletter on a particular theme is a great way to bring together a community that shares the same interests as you. Weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly … regardless of frequency, as long as it offers content that combines relevant information, announcements, offers and trends.

It’s not a business in itself, but an excellent marketing tool for promoting your brand or developing a business using the influence of your subscribers. It can also be used to direct readers to its products or create a paid advertising system.

3. Keep a stall on the market

The oldest ideas are the best. Do you make jewelry? Are you a fan of homemade hot sauce? Why not present them at the local market? Epicenter of cosiness and closeness, the non-sitting trade is an excellent way to test, not only the interest in your products, but also your brand image. And of course, to develop your network while meeting merchants with whom you can exchange advice and best practices.

4. Become a wellness coach

After Covid has to some extent abused our mental health and freedom of speech, there is a niche to take on the wellness side. Note for yoga, meditation, quidditch or fitness enthusiasts, but also for enthusiasts of personal development or rigology. Any activity that helps with anxiety, depression and loneliness can potentially appeal to anyone who needs an electrical outlet. Your hobby can hide a professional activity or, who knows, a retraining.

5. Pass the driving instructor training

The long queues to pass the driving test prove that this learning market has not dried up. The advantage if you choose to be a self-employed driving instructor is that you can choose your working hours yourself. If there are several training courses, this profession is only available with a specific diploma, provided by approved centers.

6. Go with other people’s doggies!

The end of 100% telework has come and the employees are back in the office. Too bad for all the pets who had gotten used to this pleasant presence. What if you were the lifeguard for employees who refuse to leave their dog alone with his bowl and want to take care of their pet? Getting started: Create a simple but effective website with your name, contact information and prices. The only thing left is to circulate the QR code for this new activity to find your leads and customers!

7. Go freelance

Plus 33% in 6 years: freelancing is on the rise. Do you want to join the community of 1 million solo entrepreneurs and deconstruct 4 received ideas about this status? First, choose the skill you want to monetize (writer, web developer, data researcher). Next step: Create a profile on the many freelance platforms: Fiverr, Upwork, Malt, 99designs, Codeur, 404Works, Kang … There are almost as many as dating apps.

8. Create websites

All businesses, even the smallest ones, need a showcase. Today, we can certainly create one quickly without even knowing how to code. But in order to stand out from the competition, it is always better to delegate this task to connoisseurs … namely to web designers! Whether we like it or not, marketing rains and shines over consumer behavior. Do not panic if you have not mastered the basics yet, there are a wealth of online training courses, including free. To find your way through the mountain of content: look your thumb up. The number of impressions is generally a good quality thermometer.

9. Become a graphic designer

Do you have a sense of aesthetics? An appetite for design or art? Do you have experience with editing and image software? An opportunity may open up in graphic design. Again, you will need to review the training box. But this activity can provide a lucrative parallel income and even, who knows, in the long run become a good career.

10. Learn to code

Main () {printf (“hey, world \ n”); } ”: Do you know how to speak code? If not yet, there is still time to refine it. Because it could be very rewarding to unravel the mysteries of this a priori absurd language. To decipher this strange grammar, consider the coding bootcamp, which will give you a general overview of the job. Then just find the training adapted to the language level you are aiming for, such as the Trolley. The avalanche of possibilities is yours.

11. Sell your photos

Most websites use open source images from stock photo platforms. Very often the pictures are free, but users can give the photographer tips. On some websites, the photographer receives a commission from the host site. He can also sell his talent on social networks like Instagram. The ability to turn a creative look into a lucrative activity?

12. Provide private tuition

Many children have suffered from impaired education during the pandemic. To catch up, some parents are looking for private tutors, face to face or externally. With 20 euros on average for a French or English course (but this varies between 10 and 150 depending on expertise and level of study), private lessons represent an interesting extra income. To develop this activity, you can sign up for an organization or platform that puts you in touch with customers, to get commissions on your courses. If you prefer to go solo, it is better to spread this information on your social networks or through your close network.

13. Sell your clothes online

Your closet is full of clothes, some of which are still bearing the purchase mark. It’s time to play Marie Kondo and let go of everything that does not make you dream. Sell ​​in package, by charging low prices or possibly barter, at Vinted, la Reboucle, Vide dressing or Once more. If you have a mercantile soul and a solid knowledge of fashion, it can be interesting to find beautiful vintage pieces to resell them at high prices. Used luxury is booming and should even experience, according to a McKinsey report, an annual growth rate of 10 to 15% over the next ten years.

14. Make voiceovers

“With this cream, your skin will always be soft and silky soft!”. The voices in commercials do not always sound human … they are! If you have a good tone or a unique voice, it would be interesting to experiment with voice-overs, for advertising slogans or animations. No degree or certification required. Just a very good microphone.

15. Consider passive income

Who can do more can do less. Passive income requires very little active management or input. Traditionally, there are first stocks that will pay off over time. But you can also invest in renting a home, storage space or even parking space. This provides a constant flow of revenue and requires little maintenance or expense.

16. Create and monetize your Youtube videos

A third of young people want to become vloggers on YouTube, according to a 2019. Survey, not so surprising considering how juicy the market is: 5 billion videos are viewed every day on the online video platform. Best of all, anyone can try their hand at it, as there are few or no barriers to entry. It is still necessary for the thing to be profitable that said videos generate clicks. This is where it gets harder. How do you stand out in this sea of ​​content?

17. Become a streamer

Are Norman and Cyprien overwhelmed? Not if they become a streamer, like you, by the way. Streaming sites like Twitch allow anyone to livestream an appearance online. Many aficionados broadcast live video game recordings. If you are an avid gamer and have enough zeal to make the game exciting, you might as well make this time-consuming entertainment a living!

18. Invest in a startup

Investing in a startup is not just for big venture capitalists. Thanks to sites like Crowdcube, anyone can now put some money into a start-up business, which will then pay you, in cash or otherwise, if it succeeds and grows. While traditional stock market investments may seem impersonal and artificial, putting your money into crowdfunding is a great solution to keep in touch with the founders of the project and follow their progress step by step.

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