By Akhila Rajan
The gig economy is on the rise again after the initial wave of the pandemic. Why work for others if you can be your own boss? The service industry is full of opportunities. You can start your own cleaning business, decorating business, become a freelance writer, etc. Basically, you need to select a business model with a lack of competition in your surrounding community, and you must be pretty good at it.
We’ve got 9 service-based business ideas for you. Check them out!
- Home Renovation
If you are passionate about interiors, home renovation and remodeling business is the right career path for you. Young people in the U.S.A. are spending a handsome amount of money on the remodeling of their houses. You need to take the necessary licenses and certificates for your business. Knowing local safety rules, building codes, and contacts with contractors will come in handy in running a renovation business.
- House Cleaning Service
The professional house cleaning market is predicted to take a leap of 6% between 2021 to 2026. Starting a cleaning business while having modern facilities like house cleaning software and cleaning company app can provide you with an edge in the market. Remember, people prefer green and sustainable alternatives nowadays over harsh cleaning chemicals. Make a checklist for your cleaning business of all the essential licenses and resources you need.
- Decorating Business
It is an ever-growing business. People always want to see unique and elaborated decorations. If you enjoy decorating homes and party venues, make it your profession now by starting a decoration business. Begin with your friends and family. Charge them minimum or nothing but use the platform for the publicity of your new business. You will also need collaboration with event planners and party venues.
- Freelance Writer
If you think you have a flair for writing and command over the language, you can become a freelance writer. You can write for blogs, websites, ads, magazines, etc., from the comfort of your home. Or enter in content writing, ghost-writing, or copywriting field. Freelancers get paid according to the projects. If you do good work, you can get repeat clients.
- Software Development
If you’ve taken or thought of taking software development training, this is the golden time. The demand for software developers is expected to increase by 24% through 2026. All the flourishing industries in the U.S.A. like mobile, tablets, insurance, and medical industries need new software to fulfill increasing customer expectations. Software requirement in the hospitality, fitness and retail sectors is also rising rapidly.
- Freelance Graphic Designer
Graphic designing is your thing if you know how to create something wonderful with colors and patterns digitally. You need to gain knowledge about software like Photoshop, Canva, and Coral draw. You can do this freelance or on a contractual basis for a single company. There are endless possibilities in this field, like designing logos, brochures, advertisements, and all kinds of business merchandise.
- Cycling Businesses
U.S. citizens are loving the cycling experience. The cycling industry is worth billions of dollars here. You can venture into a dealership of e-bikes and regular bikes. E-bikes are in trend nowadays. You can even start to convert traditional bikes into E-bikes. You can also begin the business of supplying service kits, rental, and repairing cycling.
- Meal Delivery Service
Many working and health cautious people prefer a custom-made nutritious meal delivery instead of a take-out. Do your friends and family look forward to having a meal prepared by you? Are you an expert in remembering people’s taste preferences and food allergies? If yes, then you are born to do this business.
- Virtual Assistant
If you are tech-savvy, then virtual assistance can be a career path for you. Companies hire virtual assistants on a freelance basis to administrate their online activities like SEO, blogging, live customer service, etc. You need to be a person who can go into details and take follow-ups to succeed as a virtual assistant. Your compensation will keep increasing with your experience.
You can take advantage of this service-based market scenario by utilizing your skillset. You don’t need much to start most of these businesses. Advertise yourself on your social media platforms initially and increase your publicity budget with the growth of your business.
“Akhil Rajan is a Customer Success Specialist at Zuper, an intelligent workforce management platform for service-oriented businesses. Working with customers daily, he has a deep understanding of their needs and pain points and so he can contribute to the marketing strategies for Zuper with the content he writes.
He writes on topics like how to increase workforce utilization, how to reduce the service turnaround time and increase workforce efficiency, customer adoption, cost reduction strategies, etc – to name a few. He is often found buried in books or playing chess in his free time.”