• Chantal Porter

Best Business Ideas for 2019

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Until very recently, the reality of starting your own business was dictated by an ability to raise capital, sort through logistics and identify a workspace. Business ownership was limited to a select few who had trust funds, those who could secure loans or put forward a life’s worth of savings. Luckily, those days are behind us. Brick and mortar businesses may still have those requirements but there are more options available to the "average person" to create above-average business results.

We go through the majority of our days on one screen or another, which makes it easier to navigate a business on online platforms. All you need if you plan on starting online in most cases is a phone/tablet/computer and a stable internet connection. This may sound intriguing but learning how to start a business of your own will require a tremendous amount of self-discipline, and constant upgrading of your knowledge; not just of your skill set but of the flow of your market.

Starting online, working on your own, or having a business at home, does not mean you’ll work less or the whole shebang will be easier. It is not for the faint of heart, believe me, but if you're serious about starting your own business, here are a few options to consider:

1. Online courses

Are you skilled or certified in an area? Are you willing to share your knowledge? Then sitting down to pre-record and edit some courses is an option for you. These courses can be sold to sites that offer wide varieties of courses and they will be there for years after it has been posted. The passive income opportunity is quite appealing. Consider having multiple sections to your course with multiple videos and you’ll be good to go. You’re not limited to just one course either. It really is up to you how much you do!

2. Tutoring

There will always be students struggling in an area or persons who want to expand their knowledge. You can do group sessions or one-on-one tutoring. As your success rate grows, so will your business because let’s face it, people want to learn from the best.

3. Teaching English online

Globalization is a beautiful thing and a native English speaker’s very best friend. Sure, you can teach anything online, but the market for teaching the English Language is getting larger every year! There is a bit of certification that is required for most agencies, and you’ll need a stable internet connection and a headset but the rates are competitive and the hours are flexible. Definitely worth the investment. You are not limited to just one platform either so you can have a greater reach and earn much more.

4. Personal trainers

Do you have an enviable body? Go ahead, don’t play modest now. Are you willing to get certified as a personal trainer? If you are, then this is definitely an option to consider. Many persons are willing to work out but have no clue what to do, and on the flip side, many persons are don’t want to work out but may be receptive to encouragement in the form of a trainer. This demand never gets old. You can offer classes in groups as well as one-on-one, and if you’re able to offer personalized meal plans, then that would also be awesome!

5. Self-publishing on Amazon

If you’re the next JK. Rowling or George R.R. Martin, but you’re balling on a budget and have no cash to publish, then Amazon self-publishing is an option for you. Amazon already has a subscriber base in the millions (grossly understating it) and a lot of them are readers. The beauty here is the passive income appeal. Once published, the book remains on Amazon and you can be earning from one (or as many as you choose) books for years to come.

6. SEO consultant

The internet is an ever-changing organism, and keeping up with the changes can be quite a hassle for someone who is always on the go. Every company wants to be highly ranked in search engines and the current best way to do that is through Search Engine Optimization. This is very useful to know and understand but it is also very profitable to teach or offer as a service.

7. Makeup artist

We’re all glamour divas on the inside. As a makeup artist, you have a couple of options. You can open a beauty bar, do group or individual bookings, work on contract with agencies and planners, or you could have one-on-one teaching sessions. These are just a few ways to monetize this particular skill.

8. Online Freelancing

This has grown in popularity over the years and shows no sign of regression. It has never been easier to monetize your skills on a global scale! There are no limitations to the services being sought out and you are free to start your own business in whichever niche you like. This gives you the benefit of working remotely and depending on how well your individual business is doing, you could branch out and create your own team or agency. Some platforms are limited in terms of what is offered, others are not. It is up to you to do the necessary research into the many platforms that are out there, and choose the one that is best for you.

The best part about all this is that you are not limited to anything. You could be a Makeup artist who wrote a book, published on Amazon and taught an online course in your area. You could do SEO consulting online through a freelancing platform or you could tutor physical classes, teach online and still be a personal trainer. The possibilities are endless! So get out there and build your life.

It's very easy to start a business in 2019. Here are a few of the best business ideas for 2019.

"There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality."- Anthony Robbins

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