[This article was written by Anita Ginsburg.]
If you are thinking about starting a business and want to get established in a field that is likely to always be in demand, here are four businesses that people always need. Although there are others you could consider as well, those listed here would be reasonably affordable as a startup business or supplemental income.
Rubbish hauling and trash pickup will always be in demand. Homes and businesses require regular trash pickup, and the work is fairly straightforward. You can also rent mobile waste bins to construction sites and remodeling projects. Recycling is another component that could be tied to this enterprise. Check out garbage truck sales for an idea of how to build a workable budget in this line of work.
People who know how to build and repair engines may want to set up a small service shop for cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles. Even new cars on the road will need a shop appointment for scheduled tune-ups or brake inspections. Oil changes and tire rotations are more common services that all vehicles need. Older cars often require a range of services to keep them running until their owners decide to buy a newer model car. From fixing flat tires to changing a headlight bulb, you will probably never have an idle day in this type of business.
Some people love to write for others as well as themselves. If you have a college degree in English or have professional writing experience, you can probably find more than enough writing work to make a living. Technical writing involves developing training manuals and procedural guidelines, while marketing materials include digital or print brochures, fliers, emails, and sales letters along with a variety of ads. Greeting card writers can earn a surprising amount of income. Choose your writing niche to help you make a living.
Building Maintenance and Cleaning
Handling the facility upkeep for a business or an apartment building offers a reasonable salary that might include benefits. Changing light bulbs, painting after someone moves out, and general repair work are some of the tasks associated with a maintenance position. Cleaning work may be part of the maintenance duties, but it can also be a job in itself as evidenced by professional housekeeping services for hotels and businesses as well as private house cleaning for families and individuals.
Many new businesses fail, but you can help avoid this outcome by choosing a type of business that will always be in demand and marketing yourself well. Services like those described above could provide the opportunity to become an entrepreneur.
Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.