10 BUSINESS IDEAS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Ideas to start your own business tomorrow
You want to start your own business. The next step is a good business idea. A business idea with which you can earn money immediately with not too much investment. Maybe after your MBO diploma you already have quite a few skills that you can sell. Or do you want to discover entrepreneurship in your gap year after your HAVO final exam. Or have you stopped your studies because you already know that you want to start your own business. All good reasons to become an entrepreneur.
10 BUSINESS IDEAS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Before you read our 10 business ideas, Here is 3 tips first.
- A good idea must of course suit you a bit. Some think the environment is super important. The other goes all out on vegan. And another is crazy about sailboats or games. So get started with what you think is cool.
- Most young people do not have much money to invest. So start small with something that you can make bigger over time.
- You don’t have to come up with something that doesn’t already exist. Almost everything already exists. It’s about making something that exists just a bit smarter or easier.
BUSINESS IDEA 1 – START AN OUTDOOR BOAT CAMP
If you are sporty, you can earn a nice pocket cent with it. A boot camp is a kind of gym, but outside. Buy some weights, hoops, and other gym equipment for outdoor trimming. In the forest, in a park, on the beach, it’s all possible. Then come up with a one-hour program and invite other sports enthusiasts to join you. Of course you can easily use Facebook and Instagram for this. If you do this twice a week with a group of 8 people who all pay 10 euros, you will soon earn more than the scholarship.
BUSINESS IDEA 2 – BECOME ONLINE MARKETER
Almost every organization wants to be visible on social media. Your hairdresser, (old) school, sports club, car garage and so on. You’d be surprised how many young guys, like you, are hired to help with that. Most small SMBs themselves do not have the knowledge or time to professionally fill and update Twitter, Insta, Facebook and YouTube. So if you’re handy on socials, position yourself as an online marketer.
Think of a good company name: Petrahelptonline.nl or something similar
Make a catchy website or have it made for next to nothing at Fivver
Put your company neatly on Insta
Put €100 in Google Ads for your region
And another € 100 in small calls in the local papers
Offer a monthly subscription for maintenance and analysis of the socials for €150
BUSINESS IDEA 3 – OPEN A WEBSHOP
You can really sell anything in an online store. Your own paintings or jewelry or gadgets that you can buy from AliExpress for next to nothing. Of course you have to get visitors to your webshop.
This is not easy and often takes a long time. But the good news is that you can now also easily sell the stuff from your webshop via, for example, Bol.com. You pay a small margin on your sale, but then you are of course much easier to find. On this page you can read how you can become a partner of Bol.com in just a few steps.
BUSINESS IDEA 4 – WALK NEIGHBOR DOGS
Are you good with large and small dogs and do you like the outdoors? Start your own business with a dog walking service for working people in your neighborhood or village. The big advantage of this is that you receive money every week. Suppose you charge € 4 per dog per walk. And if you walk four dogs three times a week, you can easily earn $50 a week.
Tip : you can also make it a little more exclusive by turning it into a trim round. In that case, don’t just walk the dogs, but let them run with you for an hour. Good for you, good for the dog and a happy customer, because he doesn’t run himself. Of course you can double the rate with this.
BUSINESS IDEA 5 – GO VLOG OR BLOG
Don’t count yourself rich right away, but if you have a nice subject and a good chat, you can earn money on Youtube. With 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of viewing time, you already get between 1 and 4 euros from Youtube. The more followers, the more interesting advertisers find you. They will pay some money if you say something nice about them. If your vlogs or blogs about, for example, working during a gap year are viewed very well, it could just be that yourname.com, for example, will sponsor you. Watch how Monica Geuze earns her money on YouTube.
BUSINESS IDEA 6 – YOUR OWN CLOTHING BRAND
As we said: almost everything is already thought out. So you don’t necessarily have to come up with something new. Hoodies, for example, have been around for a long time, of course. But the CooperCo Hoodie, it doesn’t exist yet. CooperCo is the new clothing brand of gap-year-old Tim. Tim now wants to market his hoodies step by step. He came up with the name CooperCo himself and the logo cost him € 15 at Fiverr . You can also have a site made there cheaply, which you then maintain yourself. Printing a hoodie also costs next to nothing: € 5 each. Calculate what you earn per hoodie if you buy them for € 20 and put them in your webshop for € 50.
BUSINESS IDEA 7 – DELIVERY PACKAGES
Nationally you have strong competitors such as FedEx or DHL. But locally there could be a nice market for you. If you have a car, you can deliver bulk orders, such as vegetable boxes from a farmer or televisions for the local electronics store. With the (electric) bicycle you can quickly deliver documents to people who continue to work at home after corona or simply deliver meals to the chip shop around the corner.
BUSINESS IDEA 8 – PACK YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE IN A SUBSCRIPTION
The advantage of a subscription is of course that you get money again and again. You pay every month for your data subscription and every year for your sports club. Guaranteed income for those guys. But did you know that nowadays even underpants are sold in a subscription. Take a look at On That Ass .
A very expensive pair of underpants sent home every month. You don’t want to know how many people are subscribed to this. Maybe you can think of something like that too. Besides business idea 1, 2, 4, 8 are also subscriptions. And you can also put ideas 6, 7 and 9 in a subscription.
BUSINESS IDEA 9 – GUIDE BRIDGE BEEPS WITH THEIR HOMEWORK
Did you hate school and were you not good at anything, skip this idea quickly 😉. For the readers, homework guidance for first-graders and second-graders may be interesting and quite a smart way to earn a lot of pocket money. There are a lot of guys who have trouble with Mathematics, English and Physics. If you help them in a good way, you can earn 10 euros per hour. You can even do it online with Zoom or Teams. Literally making money from the bank.
BUSINESS IDEA 10 – BUILD A GREAT APP
If you are a bit nerdy, you can of course also make an app. But whether you will make money with it is another story. There are millions of apps, just check them out. It is usually smarter to target a small niche market. For example, an app that allows you to quickly calculate who gets what back after a night out. Or a simple app that reminds old people of grandchildren’s birthdays.
People who cannot build an app themselves sometimes ask how much it costs to build an app. That’s about the same question as What does a car cost? That of course depends on what you want. How many doors and seats, which brand, whether or not a panoramic roof, electric or petrol, etc. The cost of an app is comparable to a car: between € 5,000 and € 50,000. As a young entrepreneur, an app is therefore almost only feasible if you can build it yourself.
BONUS BUSINESS IDEA – BECOME A DJ
Do your friends ever look jealous at your playlists? And do your Spotify or Soundcloud accounts already have dozens of followers? Then there is money waiting for you as a DJ. Why? Well, there are many restaurants, corporate and sports canteens, local shops and cafes that know themselves that they are just not playing the right music. If you take that off their hands by, for example, making new playlists for them every week, you have a great service in your hands. A service for which – certainly larger customers – quite a bit of money is spared.