18 business ideas to launch in 2022

Translation of an article by Jamie Walker originally published on Maddyness UK.

1. Getting interested in NFTs

Who really understood what NFTs were for (non-fungible tokens, or “non-fungible tokens” in proper French). Now is the time to take a serious look at these tamper-resistant digital property certificates that are shaking up the art market. By 2021, this new market already represented $40 billion… or $10 billion less than its physical competitor. Have these numbers piqued your curiosity? Ethereum’s digital platform has come up with a little guide to getting started here.

2. Create your own newsletter

Creating a newsletter on a specific theme is a great way to bring together a community that shares the same interests as you. Weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly… whatever the frequency, as long as it provides content that combines relevant information, announcements, offers and trends.

It is not a business in itself, but an excellent marketing tool to promote your brand or develop a business using the influence of your subscribers. It can also be used to direct readers to its products or to set up a paid advertising system.

3. Hold a stall in the market

The oldest ideas are the best. Do you make jewelry? Are you a fan of homemade hot sauce? Why not present on the local market? Epicenter of conviviality and proximity, the non-sedentary trade is an excellent way to test not only the interest of your products, but also your brand image. And of course to develop your network while meeting traders with whom you can exchange advice and best practices.

4. Become a wellness coach

The Covid has somewhat abused our mental health and freedom of expression, there is a niche to do on the wellbeing side. Message for lovers of yoga, meditation, quidditch or fitness, but also for lovers of personal development or rigology. Any activity that helps with anxiety, depression, and loneliness could potentially appeal to anyone in need of an outlet. Your hobby may be hiding a professional activity or, who knows, retraining.

5. Pass the driving instructor diploma

The long queues for the driving test prove that this learning market has not dried up. The advantage, if you choose to become an independent driving instructor, is that you can choose your working hours. If there are several training courses, this profession is only accessible with a specific diploma, delivered by recognized centers.

6. Walk other people’s dogs!

The end of 100% teleworking has come and employees are back in the office. Too bad for all the pets who had grown accustomed to this pleasant presence. What if you were the savior of employees who refuse to leave their dog alone with his food bowl and want to take care of their pet? Getting started is easy: create a simple yet effective website with your name, contact details and rates. All you have to do is circulate the QR code of this new activity to find your prospects and customers!

7. Go Freelance

Plus 33% in 6 years: Freelancing is on the rise. Do you want to join the community of 1 million solopreneurs and deconstruct 4 received ideas about this status? First, choose the skill you want to monetize (writer, web developer, data scientist). Next step: create a profile on the many freelance platforms: Fiverr, Upwork, Malt, 99designs, Codeur, 404Works, Kang… There are almost as many as dating apps.

8. Create Websites

All businesses, even the smallest, need a showcase. Sure, today we can make one quickly without even knowing how to code. But to stand out from the competition, it is always better to delegate this task to the experts… namely to web designers! Like it or not, marketing rains and shines on consumer behavior. Don’t panic if you haven’t mastered the basics yet, there are countless online training courses, including free ones. To find your way through the mountain of content, keep an eye out for the thumbs up. The number of views is generally a good quality thermometer.

9. Become a graphic designer

Do you have a sense of aesthetics? Fancy design or art? Do you have any experience with editing and image software? An opportunity can open up in graphic design. Again, you will have to go through the training box. But this activity can create a lucrative parallel income and even, who knows, lead to a good career in the long run.

10. Learn to Code

“main( ) { printf(“hello world\n”); }”: do you know how to pronounce code? If not, there’s still time to hone it. Because unraveling the mysteries of this a priori profound language can be very rewarding. To decipher this strange grammar, consider the coding bootcamp, which gives you a general overview of the job. Then just look for the training that is adapted to the language level you are aiming for, such as the Wagon. The avalanche of possibilities is yours.

11. Sell your photos

Most websites use open source images from stock photo platforms. Often the images are free, but users can tip the photographer. On some sites, the photographer receives a commission from the hosting site. He can also sell his talent on social networks like Instagram. The chance to turn a creative view into a lucrative activity?

12. Give private lessons

During the pandemic, many children have suffered from poor education. To catch up, some parents are looking for private tutors, face-to-face or remotely. With an average of 20 euros for a French or English course (but this varies between 10 and 150 depending on expertise and level of study), private lessons are an interesting extra income. To develop this activity, you can enroll with an organization or platform that connects you with customers, for a commission on your courses. If you prefer to go alone, it is better to disseminate this information on your social networks or through your close network.

13. Sell your clothes online

Your closet is overflowing with clothes, some of which still bear the purchase receipt. It’s time to play Marie Kondo and let go of everything you don’t dream of. Sell ​​per package, by asking low prices or possibly exchange, on Vinted, la Reboucle, Vide dressing, or Again. If you have a business mind and a solid knowledge of fashion, it can be interesting to find beautiful vintage pieces to resell at high prices. Second-hand luxury is booming and, according to a report by McKinsey, it should grow at an annual rate of 10 to 15% over the next ten years.

14. Do Voice Overs

“With this cream, your skin is always soft and silky!”. The voices in ads don’t always sound human…they are! If you have a good tone of voice or a unique voice, it is interesting to experiment with voiceovers, for advertising slogans or animations. No degree or certification required. Just a really good microphone.

15. Consider Passive Income

Those who can do more, can do less. Passive income requires very little active management or input. Traditionally, there are stocks first, which pay for themselves over time. But you can also invest in the rental of living space, storage space or even parking space. This provides a steady stream of revenue and requires little maintenance or expense.

16. Make and monetize your YouTube videos

A third of young people want to become a vlogger on YouTube, according to a survey from 2019. Not surprising when you consider how juicy the market is: 5 billion videos are watched every day on the online video platform. Best of all, anyone can try it as there are few to no barriers to entry. It is still necessary to make the thing profitable that said videos generate clicks. Here it gets more difficult. How do you stand out in this ocean of content?

17. Become a Streamer

Are Norman and Cyprien overwhelmed? Not if they become a streamer, like you, by the way. Streaming sites like Twitch allow anyone to live stream a performance online. Many enthusiasts broadcast live video game images. If you’re an avid gamer and have enough gusto to make the game exciting, you might as well make a living from this time-consuming entertainment!

18. Invest in a startup

Investing in an emerging start-up is not just for large venture capitalists. Thanks to sites like Crowdcube, anyone can now put a little bit of money into a startup business that will then pay you in cash or some other form if it succeeds and grows. While traditional investing in the stock market may seem impersonal and artificial, your money in crowdfunding is a good solution to keep in touch with the project founders and follow their progress step by step.

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