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25 Good Business Ideas For 2015 And 2016

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100 AWESOME BUSINESS IDEAS FOR 2015 & 2016 – Part 4 LET’S GO!

25 Good Business Ideas

Good Business Ideas #1

Good Business Idea  #1 [076] 3D COUPLES WHO CLEAN

Cleaning companies have gone bananas lately! Apart from the franchise craze of the 90’s we now the cleaning apps and startups like Hassle.com and Gmaids.com you can easily book, schedule and pay for your cleaning. In the UK I know friends who still have issues around privacy and trust and also the level of the cleaning so my friend said if his mum and dad offered to clean his house that he would pay them and it got me thinking. There must be lots of older couples out there that are either retired of out of work that could attack houses to clean and add that value of experience and trust. So this idea is for a platform that can recruit couples and then put them in touch with people who want homes cleaned.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Two great resources – listen to the Gmaids interview HERE and read how one guy started a cleaning business from scratch to replacing his full time salary in just 4 months HERE
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #2 [077] SPA AT HOME

Good Business Idea #2 [077] SPA AT HOME

I call this spa at home but it might be more of a massage at home where a travelling trained masseuse can come along and give you a 30 minute or 1 hour massage. So this idea is to connect with nations masseurs and bring them together under one brand, platform and app. The aim would be to get recurring orders so a customer might get a massage once a month – you could also aim at families where the entire family gets massaged over a 2 hour period. All the payment must come through your platform so masseurs cannot steal your business.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. A bit like the gmaids case study you could build this business in the same way. You could start local while recruiting
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #3 [078] OFFSHORE COMPANY SETUP

Good Business Idea #3 [078] OFFSHORE COMPANY SETUP

There are many reasons why people want to setup offshore companies and it isn’t our business to ask but it would be very good business in fulfilling orders and getting these setup from people who do. I find out how a guy in the UK makes £3,500 a week from spending £1,000 in Google AdWords for setting up offshore companies.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Hit Google and find partners who you can work with and work out commissions
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #4 [079] BOOKLIST APP

Good Business Idea #4 [079] BOOKLIST APP

This would be an app and website that lists the top 10 books on Amazon for any subject. So if you want to learn about WW2 you will get the best 10 books, if you want to learn about algebra – top 10 books on the subject, philosophy, anything! You will make money from Amazon commissions.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Hire a researcher to research the most popular books on amazon in different subjects – pick 100 topics to get started
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #5 [080] OFFICE ZEN

Good Business Idea #5 [080] OFFICE ZEN

How about a service that can come into the office once a month and offer various relaxation classes that could be done in the boardroom and any other vacant space. Staff could have massages, learn yoga and mediation. You could either set this up and offer the zen yourself or hire in staff to do this for you.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Build prospect list and offer free 2 hour session – start off locally and try and encourage recurring visits
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #6 [081] DEPRESSION SESSIONS/THERAPY IN THE OFFICE

Good Business Idea #6 [081] DEPRESSION SESSIONS/THERAPY IN THE OFFICE

Following on from the office zen idea I think another good business idea would be to offer weekly drop in sessions for people who feel depressed. It would need to be in conjunction with the right advice, therapy and training but I think this would be service in much demand. You could again do this yourself to begin with or if you are an entrepreneur you can think bigger and setup a platform to offer this via counsellors based throughout the nation.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Build prospect list and offer free 2 hour session – start off locally and try and encourage recurring visits
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #7 [082] MINDFULNESS TRAINING

Good Business Idea #7 [082] MINDFULNESS TRAINING

I have attended quite a few mindfulness events over the last 18 months and I have always been blown away by how oversubscribed they are. People don’t want the religious versions of being mindful – they just want the practical elements which can be give real results. I used to mock people who we’re mindful before I tired it and I now know how ignorant I was at the benefits of it. Offering mindfulness training and talks to schools, universities, prisons and companies and selling courses, books, coaching etc

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Design a 20 minute mindfulness talk, build a prospect list
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #8 [083] IN-HOUSE COOKING LESSONS

Good Business Idea #8 [083] IN-HOUSE COOKING LESSONS

Me and my girlfriend have gone vegan and then fell off the wagon so many time. We have identified that we just suck as cooking adventurous veg dishes and so always return to the dishes that we know. This year we tried to find a vegan chef that could come to our house and show us some dishes – do you think we could find one! Not only couldn’t find a vegan cook, but we couldn’t find any cooks that would do this. We really would pay for a vegan chef to come to our house once a week for say 6 weeks to teach us several dishes. Please someone build this service.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Hire a designer and throw up a landing page to recruit
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #9 [084] MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Good Business Idea #9 [084] MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

The biggest myth about management consulting is that you need to be a secret member of some high paid club. Anyone can become a management consultant – you just need common sense (which isn’t very common)! As long as you can deliver a much needed skill or result which the business doesn’t currently have then there is plenty of work out there. two years ago I was paid £12,000 to setup a small helpdesk for a company who had launched a new service and we’re anticipating a number of support calls from their customer base. I scoped out the requirement and then delivered it across a 8 week period, plus I hung around for 2 more weeks after to complete the job. The hardest part of being a management consultant is finding the gigs but once you do – there is plenty of work.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Decide what sort of management consultant you will be – e.g. technology, IT, support, marketing etc
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #10 [085] SNAPSALE

Good Business Idea #10 [085] SNAPSALE

If we want to sell something from our house, furniture or anything else thats second-hand my girlfriend started to post it on Facebook groups but recently these have been spammed and so are not as effective as they once we’re. One website that we now turn to with global reach is Gumtree. The one issue is when buying – whats still available and whats just old posts? So how about a website and an app that only keeps adverts up for one day only and then they get deleted. If the item has not been sold then the app will email you and hit reply to post it the next day. So really its Gumtree but everything is posted new and available fresh everyday.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Decide what sort of management consultant you will be – e.g. technology, IT, support, marketing etc
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #11 [086] YOUTUBE STAR

Good Business Idea #11 [086] YOUTUBE STAR

If a guy can make $30,000 a year talking about frozen food why can’t you? YouTube is still launching the careers and fortunes of everyday people who talk passionately about anything. Simply pick a subject, record and off you go.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Research whats being done and pick a niche thats not
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #12 [087] TOWN CHALLENGE

Good Business Idea #12 [087] TOWN CHALLENGE

This will be the ultimate fitness persons challenge. Setup an app or web platform that lists every city and town across the nation, US, UK and more and in each town, city there is a fitness challenge that goes around the town. It can include the toughest hills, town centre steps, run around lakes etc you can feature local companies to advertise in the local towns and city pages.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Setup a page where fitness fanatics can propose their town, city challenges
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #13 [088] UBER ELDERLY

Good Business Idea #13 [088] UBER ELDERLY

This idea is flexible transport for the elderly. Pre-paid and trusted drivers that know their customers. It could also include local visit to local places such as restaurants, shopping malls, garden centres etc. It could be via an app or to begin with just a local service but more efficient and available than some of the elderly transport services that run at the moment that are usually pre-set mass transport. This would be a premium service.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Try and pre-sell the service in a local area first so you have enough clients
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #14 [089] WHERE DO YOUR CUSTOMERS COME FROM

Good Business Idea #14 [089] WHERE DO YOUR CUSTOMERS COME FROM

This idea is to assist businesses of all sizes to determine where their customer come from. Most people have Google Analytics installed but not a clue how to read it effectively. Also this wouldn’t just be restricted to website visitors but also physical visitors as well as there are a large number of people tracking solutions out there – in other words offer an entire package, even down to surveying people face to face.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Launch a website and start building a prospect list
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #15 [090] ADVERT INTELLIGENCE

Good Business Idea #15 [090] ADVERT INTELLIGENCE

This idea is to provide expert and invaluable knowledge to every business that advertises online. WhatRunsWhere is a little secret that can make any business advertising ensure they have the best performing ad design based on performance research. Their database has thousands of adverts and statistics telling you which ad will preform best – this knowledge is your business. As most companies have never even heard of WRW you could signup and become a consultant to companies advising them on their online advertising ads and campaigns. They could pay a one-off price or pay you a monthly fee for your services.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Join WhatRunsWhere and build a prospect list of 100 brands – send them a free advert intelligence report.
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #16 [091] BITCOIN RETAIL CONSULTANT

Good Business Idea #16 [091] BITCOIN RETAIL CONSULTANT

As bitcoin looks set to stay and more and more brands and retailers start accepting bitcoin as payments there is an opportunity for a retail bitcoin consultant to appear and advise smaller retailers and businesses on the benefits of accepting bitcoins and assisting them in getting setup. Endless opportunities.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Research up on what a retailer needs to do to accept bitcoins and build prospect list
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #17 [092] SELFIE MINING BUSINESS

Good Business Idea #17 [092] SELFIE MINING BUSINESS

Selfie – its a word used a lot lately! Now there are specialist businesses being setup to mine selfies all day long on behalf of brands so they can use and connect with their users, a selfie with a product is worth a lot and don’t forget the 888 billion photos we will take over the next 12 months. Check out one business doing this here.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Hire a developer that can help you build a mining tool, build a prospect list from the results.
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #18 [093] AD RETARGETING MANAGEMENT

Good Business Idea #18 [093] AD RETARGETING MANAGEMENT

Ad retargeting can be so creepy when you start to see products you have just looked at following you around the web. Then you realise how fricking clever it is and its a buzz word used a lot but how many people actually understand it and how to implement it? Well as little as $100 can prove how powerful retargeting is and you can charge $999 to set this up fro them – want a step by step guide – click here. 

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Turn that article into a service and charge $999 plus the $100 ad fee
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #19 [094] EMAIL LIST MANAGEMENT

Good Business Idea #19 [094] EMAIL LIST MANAGEMENT

I do tire of reading about how people talk about social media as the best channel they have for their fans and followers but I have been long believer in the email – Noah Kagan recently covered this with the response rate of his social media vs his email list. Most companies have a weak twitter and facebook profile that lacks any real value or regulalr updates and absolutely no email list at all. A service where you can set up email and start to grow their list e.g. get them their first 100 subscribers would be very popular. Here is another good post from Noah on landing your first 100 subs.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Turn that article into a service and charge $999 plus the $100 ad fee
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #20 [095] COMPETITION PAL

Good Business Ideas #20 [095] COMPETITION PAL

One guy set this up for himself, his wife and mother this summer. In the UK there are loads of competitions daily where you can win anything from a new curved tv, to a brand new car, a holiday to lots of cash! He used to spend an hour a day entering everything to see how long you would have to do this before winning. After 4 weeks he won the use of a £90,000 Jaguar for the weekend – see the pic above! It would have been better to win the car but it was happy having it for the weekend. He have also won two weekends away, lots of kids toys and smaller cash prizes. So he then hired a virtual assistant via oDesk to do this daily hour competition entering for him. He opened up a new gmail account specifically for her to use and she would enter the competitions for him and he would check every few days to ensure he see daily confirmation emails. Offering this as a service would mean everyday people can be in with a chance to win loads of stuff and they don’t have to spend hours entering the competitions.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Turn what I have done into a service for hundreds of other people and charge a fee each month
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #21 [096] CHARITY GRANT

Good Business Ideas #21 [096] CHARITY GRANT

I sit on the board of a UK/Ugandan based charity called www.j1010.org – as part of my duties I look after everything technical and anything to do with the website. I also won the charity a Google Grant where we can get up to $10,000 every month in ad spend with Google. Most people, especially charities don’t even know this grant is available. Its pretty straight forward to apply so why not setup a business that wins charities the grants for a fixed fee e.g. $500. $500 for a $10,000 a month advertising grant – no brainer. You could also offer extra services such as setting up the campaigns and keyword research.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Make a prospect list of every charity and send them a playbook on your service and the grant + case studies 
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #22 [097] SCRAP METAL BUSINESS

Good Business Ideas #22 [097] SCRAP METAL BUSINESS

In the UK the scrap metal business is usually a dodgy old pickup over-stacked with all sorts of metal junk. I think this industry is ripe for disruption from a branded metal collection startup that gives the owners of the scrap metal something back – whether they get a £1 or $1 per item or they get a gift, anything that encourages them to call you rather than leaving out their metal to give away fro free. I always think of a branded website or even app where people can post their metal junk and then this company schedules a collection.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Come up with a brand and also an award to incentivise people to give their metal to you as opposed leaving it out
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #23 [098] FREE WEDDING PLANNING

Good Business Ideas #23 [098] FREE WEDDING PLANNING

This is such a good idea, easy to setup, really enjoyable job and one that could make you a nice monthly earner. I always talk about this idea as it has worked in my town but I rarely see people putting it into practice. Anyway the idea is you setup a website, focussed locally one area like your local town or city. When people are looking for a wedding venue – instead of them emailing 10 different venues to setup a meeting and tour – they come to you through your website. You represent them and handle all of the appointments, attend with the couple and provide anything they need. Hopefully they will pick one venue out of your ten and you then make a nice commission on each referral. You could also make other recommendations with suppliers like florists, cake makers, entertainment etc and also make commissions here. One girl we know has been doing this in a town of 80,000 people and works 4 days a week and makes around £4,000 a month.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Make a list of wedding venues and approach them to discuss commissions/partnership. Start locally
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Ideas #24 [099] CROWDSOURCE CONSULTANT

Good Business Ideas #24 [099] CROWDSOURCE CONSULTANT

So I met a bank manager the other week at what can only be described as the worst business launch party I have ever attended. Anyway I got talking to this guy along with a startup who was looking to raise money. The bank manager stood there is his dated suit and started telling this startup founder that he needs to do this and that before his bank would consider him. I chipped in and said he should raise the money he needs via a crowdfunding platform like Seedrs. The bank manager then asked me about 20 questions on what crowdfunding is and had no clue – he even said “that would never take off’. Sad. Anyway there are a lot of startups out there that aren;t ready yet for traditional finance but the plethora of crowdfunding platforms out there offer them the best chance. Setting up a service where you can consult and help companies select and apply for these would be a much needed service throughout 2015.

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Educate yourself in all of the platforms and application process, start networking with startups
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

Good Business Idea #25 [100] EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

Good Business Ideas #25 [100] EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

My last idea in this list for 2015 is think TEDx events but for businesses. So maybe run a 1 day event for retailers in how RFID is changing their industry. In one day you could invite suppliers to come along and talk for free in 20 minute slots so in one day the management of the business can quickly come up to speed and come away with actions and resources. You can easily charge the companies a premium for attending this event and as I said get the suppliers who will be the leaders in this industry talk for free or even better – charge them to talk!

GET STARTED!

  1. Come up with a brand name and check to see if your domain name is available
    2. Pick some industries and start building a days course, build prospect lists of customers and suppliers
    3. Here is an awesome WordPress theme to use for this
    4. Grab a FREE domain name with your hosting
    5. Learn How to Prepare Your WordPress blog for Business or Startup
    6. Signup for my WPdemand Updates – tactics and methods on going from idea to profit

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