Start-up lockdown business ideas to think about and how to make best use of your talents and hobbies.
The uncertainty that looms over the future of many businesses can often be too daunting to think about. In light of making the best out of a bad situation, we thought it best to discuss how to utilise these unprecedented times to benefit yourself and others through various streamlined business start-ups ideas. Through the hardships of a possible economic recession, global lockdown and overall public panic, many people are looking to alternative income sources as their future income becomes more uncertain. Here’s some advice from us at Brand Picked on how best to kickstart a start-up business and how to put your passions to good use and make alternative income from what you love or gaps in the market.
The entrepreneur within you should make sure they are prepared to make a radical alteration in their career. It’s certainly worth thinking about possible business routes to run on the side in order to retain a steady flow of income. This could be anything from an idea you had while out running, but never acted on, to a specific venture that targets a gap in the market opened up by this outbreak to a hobby or passion that you would like to turn into a business. Due to the lockdown put in place across most of the country, the demand for basic goods and services has sharply increased, giving way to a plethora of business opportunities that are waiting to be taken advantage of.
Ideas based around the impact of coronavirus can come in all shapes and sizes. However, the running theme within all of these is the ability to provide goods and services to the community that would normally be readily available on the high street, but are now unavailable due to the circumstances. The focus should be on filling the gap left by food and other basic supply stores through targeted and creative business models. To get you started here are a few ideas from us:
- Recipe websites
- Starting a bakery from your kitchen
- Home-made cleaning products
- Online teaching or baby sensory class
- T-shirt customisation
- Online make-up classes
- Online therapy
- Video/photo editing
- Website creation
- Jewellery making
- Personal Photography
- Online training classes
- Data management
- Online personal assistant
- Social media management
- Vintage clothes sales
- Resume writing
- Personal training
- Online nutritionist
In a similar vein to these models, it is also worth considering forms of passive income. If you have been fortunate enough to retain your current job, you might want to think about ways to earn a separate income through providing a service from the comfort of your own home without the need for any interaction or middleman. These may include the following:
- Online tutoring – Create pre-recorded classes to sell online.
- Online personal training classes – Create a course.
- Foreign language teaching – create a course teaching english internationally or vice versa.
- Create and sell an e-book on something you are passionate about or an expert in
- Licensing Music – record and distribute music on stock sites
- List Your Place On Airbnb (ready for post lockdown)
- Create an app idea
- Create a youtube stream
- Start a business on kickstarter
If you want to take your lockdown business ideas from the neighbourhood you reside in to a wider spread of households across the country, it is vital to present your online service as best as you possibly can, as print advertising has currently taken a rather dramatic backseat. This is where the power of the internet and website marketing can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful start-up.
Brand Picked can provide assistance for your lockdown business ideas with ready to go brands, contemporary website design, domain names, logo design and SEO to give you the best possible start on your new business venture. We can also provide a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your business idea with any purchase.
To get the ball rolling, here are a few ideas from us with ready-made brand identities to help get your new business started as quickly as possible:
Start a Bakery from your kitchen
Take your cooking skills out the house with help from our Bright Bake brand.
Start your own online baby sensory class
This playful brand would suit and baby to toddler company. The recognisable sun icon can be used with the logo, on its own or as a pattern.
Start your own online dating site
Wink Cupid uses a rounded typeface and would be an attractive choice for any online dating startup.
Start your own photography business
Pixaluxe is a pixel inspired brand perfect for any tech based companies or products.
Start a technology company or app
Create a futuristic look and feel for your brand with Yezzio – the dynamic brand. The imagery could represent networking.