Which businesses should you start in 2022?
Have you ever felt like starting your own business but have never been able to give yourself that push? Then this article will help you; we will take into account the current and future market conditions and then suggest some great start-up business ideas for the new year!
Before we start, here is some useful information for new businesses:
– The government realises the value of entrepreneurship and small businesses to the economy and there are numerous grants and loans available to start-ups. (You can check to see if there is any help available for your business here).
– The government also has a useful guide providing you with all the necessary information you need to start your own business here.
Since the pandemic has begun, and as many workers have begun to work remotely, there has been a sharp increase in the demand for virtual assistants. This is due to the fact that the typical personal assistants who would normally work in-person with their employees are also having to work from home. Also, many workers have realised they can increase their workload if they hire some extra assistance. This kind of work is also really flexible as you can offer how many hours you are willing to work. For example, you could work full time for one client or could work for numerous clients for a few hours a week. So why not consider starting your own virtual assistant business!
Over the last 18 months, due to constant disruptions, many students have lost out on a considerable amount of in-person teaching time. Therefore, many parents are turning to online tutoring to ensure that their children are not left behind. In fact, in the first lockdown, there was a sudden boom in the demand for online tutors. The impacts of the pandemic are still being felt and we can be confident that it will still be impacting society for an extended period of time. Disruptions from the pandemic still cause many students to miss teaching hours if they need to self isolate or if there are confirmed cases of Covid-19 and such, there is still a worry for loss of education for many students. So, for the foreseeable future, online tutoring will be highly requested. Even when the pandemic ends, there will still be a need for tutoring and having the ability to do it remotely will mean that you have an edge. It has never been easier to start your own online tutoring business and so if this is something you feel like you could do, the opportunities are there!
As more and more people now use online services, with 95% of adults in the UK using the internet, having a website has become somewhat of a necessity for businesses if they are to flourish. As more and more companies increase their online presence, there has been a high demand for web designers; in fact web designers were one of the most highly searched freelance disciplines in the UK in 2020. In order to grow and keep up with the competition, a website is a must. The big problem is that the majority of people wouldn’t know where to start when creating a website. So if you are a tech guru and can comfortably create a professional-looking website, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
Coming in at number 1 for the most highly searched freelancer discipline were graphic designers with an average of 2400 searches per month in the UK in 2020. Graphic design covers a wide range of potential work: from logo design to, creating graphics for advertising to helping with media content. All companies need a logo and a brand identity, so the market potential for graphic designers is huge. So if you have an eye for detail coupled with a blossoming creative flair, becoming a graphic designer could be the perfect new venture for you.
Social Media manager
For a business to increase its online presence, social media has to be used; it is one of the best marketing tools available – more so important for SMEs that make up 99.9% of the business market in the UK (equating to a staggering 6 million businesses). The reason social media is so popular is that it is a great way to promote your business, connect with customers and increase brand awareness. Most people can use social media, especially the younger generation but it takes a special skill to harness successful social media platforms which is why many businesses are opting for social media advice and passing on social media responsibilities onto a third party. As social media marketing is one of the most influential types of online marketing, this trend is here to stay, so why not give social media management a go?
With 64% of weddings cancelled in the pandemic, many couples have either rescheduled their weddings or are currently planning to tie the knot. The market for weddings took a huge hit in the pandemic but now with a successful vaccination programme in the UK, future lockdowns look to be a thing of the past. A lot of people are expected to book weddings and many opt to take on the responsibility of planning their own wedding alongside a helping professional and such there is a strong demand for wedding planners. Most people have a large budget for their memorable day, so if you are well organised, creative and enjoy making people happy- this new venture may just be right for you!
These are just a few of the business ideas that YOU can launch. Did you notice anything in common with all of these great business ideas? That’s right, they are all types of freelance work that can be done remotely. Check out our website for more freelance inspiration
The freelance market truly is growing and why not be a part of it? Once you get started with your new venture, why not promote yourself on Revolancer where you can take the first step to start connecting you with your first clients.
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