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As you slog through another day at the office, you might find yourself with the desire of leaving your 9-to-5 job to pursue your dream of building a business you can call your own. Preferably, the dream aligns with both your core competencies and interests. Stuck for inspiration? We have shortlisted some potential business ideas that could help give you a head start toward being your own boss.

Social Media Manager

Many Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) companies are aware of the power and reach of social media, and how it can benefit their businesses, but the fast growth and changes on social media platforms make it hard for them to catch up. These companies are willing to outsource the management of their social networks, so if you enjoy being on social media and can harness its potential to help boost leads and sales for these businesses, you’ve got yourself a business.

Wealth Manager

If you enjoy the thrill of helping others grow their wealth, and if you have stock market and finance credentials, consider being a wealth consultant.

Advising clients on how to get the best returns for their investments can be a lucrative side business idea for you to earn freelance commissions or consulting fees when you can get results for those clients. Visit our career page on miggroup.co/careers.htm

Personal Fitness Trainer

If you’re a fitness buff, working as a part-time personal trainer can be a rewarding and satisfying career. You get to help people in a field you love, it’s flexible, and you have lots of options for places of work. Once you build up a reputation and client base for yourself, you can turn your passion into a full-time business.

Travel Planner

If you love planning and traveling, and want to get paid doing it, this is an excellent opportunity for you. Provide a travel service crafting personalized travel guides and itineraries for first-time travelers – or very busy ones, sharing places of interest and providing value for other first-time travelers based on your previous trip experiences. You can also offer more personalized services by packaging yourself into the travel itinerary as a local travel guide to accompany clients.

Remote Tutor

Everyone could use some level of technical know-how to use various electronic devices to stay relevant in the digital age. If you have the skills, you can cash in on this need by offering lessons and tutorials. These days, you and your student don’t even need to be in the same location for lessons to take place. Using platforms like YouTube or Skype, you can be a remote tutor and reach students from all over the world.

Massage Therapist

Most people love getting a good massage, but have you ever considered providing this valuable service to help others destress, reduce their pain and improve their circulation? Massage therapists are moving beyond spas and resorts to medical practices and clinics as a valuable alternative treatment for pain and injuries. It is a rewarding and growing field, and a massage business has a low barrier to entry, even with training, licensing, supplies, equipment and advertising costs included.

If any of the above ideas appeal to you, consider starting a side business while working full-time before you throw caution to the wind and hand in your resignation letter. You should test how your product or service is received and get valuable feedback that will validate the business idea.


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