Best Ideas for Business


​All across the today's world, we see many instances of businesses succeeding with - "Why I Didn't think of it myself or how could have I fail to recognize and en-cash this Opportunity" IDEAs.

These successful disruptive-businesses also becomes the reason for thousands of people to launch similar ventures ONLY TO FAIL.

The absolute truth is that, irrespective of the novelty of any business idea – it would only succeed, if it sticks with the basic-laws of sustainable-success.

In this article, I would try to show – how can you Identify, explore and create opportunities for

1.Creating a Small additional income

2.Or laying the foundation of a business to become a big

3.Or exploring the opportunities to launch a business – "with what you have" WITHOUT jeopardizing and bankrupting your happiness, finances, relationship and peace

Besides the uniqueness of the idea, the following are needed to start, run and maintain the momentum of growth in business

[Please also read my blogs in success unlimited mantra in from the heart of Subhashis - on Why your 1st business may fail AND Why businesses succeed AND my other blogs on entrepreneurship]

1.Identifying What you are selling & Who You are Selling & Why They will buy & Why They will buy from you

2.Create a compulsive-demonstratable reason for buyers to pay for whatever services/products you are selling

3.Validating your ideas Real-time with the different target segments

4.The timing of launch

5.The financial and business viability studies

6.The plan of how will you spend and earn money

7.Complete cash-flow needed

8.Choosing the correct business and revenue models

9.Choosing all the right marketing channels

10.Choosing best people, vendors and partners

Few of the wrong reasons to start any business

1.Without your bringing a unique strength to the table

2.Starting your business based on your idea alone – only because you are convinced that your idea is so unique that people would line-up for buying

3.Starting a business – because it is so hot – that everyone is jumping into it

4.Starting a business because you have money to spend – but you borrow the idea from others – as per the following three

I.Without having a passion or Interest in the technicality of business

II.Without understanding this particular business, itself

III.Believing that if you hire experts – they alone can make your business succeed

The most recent successful businesses in the world are built on the following philosophy – they manage to attract, use & retain – on long term basis

1.Other People's Money

2.Other People's Resources

3.Other People's Time

4.Other People's Efforts

5.Other People's Networks

6.Other People's Expertise

7.Other People's Ideas

8.Other People's Passions

The largest businesses like Amazon, AirBnb, Ola, Uber – all are using the aforesaid philosophy.

The key to succeed in this philosophy is to create a model that is easy to learn and make money for others – with minimum quantum of losses, in case someone wants to opt out.

How to Create a Business Using What You have

You can sell any or all of the following to create a business or to make extra money – add whatever I have missed

1.Your Ideas

2.Your Time

3.Your Efforts

4.Your Money

5.Your Space

6.Your Skills

7.Your Expertise

8.Your Knowledge

9.Your Network and connections

10.Your Services to Help Others Sell Their Product/Services

11.Your Life's Experiences

12.How can you help people save money/time/efforts by going through you and your enterprise.

Let us explore few side hustle ideas and strategies that'll help you make additional money AND which would ALSO HELP OTHERS MAKE MONEY as well.

Some of the strategies/ideas listed below would need your one-time big chunk investment and follow-up and, in few cases, they would need your regular and sizable investment of your time

THEREFORE - select a idea plus strategy that fits with your skill set, mind-set, need-set and passion-set to ensure that it deliver a serious value addition to you

Please understand that Not every idea will work for you. In any case, it could be a good way to explore other career opportunities without quitting your main job. It would also allow you to network with people in a new career field to explore and identify newer additional career options.

80 Unique [few funny, some silly] ideas to help you make money

1.Becoming a Trusted-expert referrer => Referring the right product, services, vendors

2.Roof-top Solar generation & marketing

3.Translation from one language to another

4.Vehicle/Home-Front advertising

5.Manage Own and Other's Home for vacation rentals

6.Teach People how to use The latest gadgets

7.Teaching Public speaking through creating Toastmaster's type group

8.Start a forum site for your industry. By creating an online hub around your expertise, you can build an audience and a business

9.Peer-to-peer lending - These loans enable you to help people start businesses, get an education, or pursue their dreams while you make money through interest payments

10.Amazon FBA – using your business contacts connect buyers from one country to another

11.Market Online the MSME businesses

12. Care-giving

I.To Pets – for owners on vacations/part-time

II.To the elders/disabled – part time

III.To the elders/disabled - full time

IV.As Live-in companion to elders/disabled


13.Party Planning
14.Real Estate – selling, renting on commission basis OR being a Fixer-upper
15.Teaching Online




V. DIY Ideas for various Day to Day Functions

16.Tour Guide

17.Writing and Editing online contents

18.Creating Lessons Plans for other Teachers

19. GST and Income Tax Filing – check your local laws about licenses and permissions etc.

20.Be a Coach

I.Life Coach in the areas of your expertise – Health/Fitness, Financial, Career, Profession, Performance etc.

II.Sports Coach

III.Martial arts Self Help Group

21.Home or office trash collection, cleaning business

22.Online Trouble-shooting for high-tech gadgets

23.Gardening expert

24.Online Handyman services for anything plumbing, electrical, household repairs


26.Rent a Travel companion

27.Become mystery shopper

28.Online Surveys

29.Renting Out Your Car

30.Selling on Snapdeal, eBay, Amazon, Fiverr

31.Virtual Administrative Assistant

32.Teach Language to Non-natives Online

33.Cover Letter and Resume Service

34.Junk Hauling Service, Hauling away debris

35.Moving & Packing Services

36. Voice-over from one language to another in TV Serial

37.Manage social media for small businesses

38.Create an online course on Udemy, YouTube tutorials

39.Teach driving lessons to students

40.Teach people how to use their smart devices.

41.Create a local guide for tourists

42.High-end retreats and event planning

43.Make and sell healthy, natural pet food.

44.Turn your basement into an exercise studio

45.Rent Your Rooms on AirBnb, Bed and Breakfast

46.Online storyteller

47.Drop-shipping Business – dropping anything locally

48.Create presentation decks

49.Medical, Legal and Insurance Transcription

50.Data entry & Voice to data OR Data to Voice

51.Counselling services

52.Wedding planner

53.User testing – Crowd-testing

54.Hosting Theme parties

55.Rent-a-pet for children

56.Professional Video Production and Editing

57.Share Office equipment and space

58.Using Your Space for Play/Adventure area for Children

59.Personalize Gift Ideas

60.In-Home Masseuse

61.Live Chat Customer Support Service

62.Private Investigator

63.Contract Drafting & Review Service

64.Adventure Tours

65.Online Art Gallery Hosting and selling artist's products

66.Internet Researcher & Online Surveys

67.Lead Generator for Local Businesses

68.Creating Online Game

69.Residence for elder – those who have money but nowhere to go, no relations

70.Business & Company incorporation services

71.Video Conference & Board Room Facilities

72.Medical Tour Services – Using Your Website and tying up with ethical medical hospitals and doctors

73.Car parking on the unused space – either your own or leased from others

74.Hobby class Virtual as well as in real-time brick and mortar

75.Rain water harvesting

76.Organic Food Service

77.Herbal & Ayurveda Products Sourcing & Online selling – direct B2C

78.ATM Space Rental

79.Address Verification Service

80.Selling Antiques online

81.Organic farming + Vertical farming

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