You’re here because you want to know what poppin’ in the world of business. Every day, more and more people set on a course to start their very own businesses either as a side hustle or their full-time job. They become their own boss setting their schedule and doing the work they love. Do you want to know what the best part is? You want that too… and by reading this, you’re moving in the right direction to get started.
To create your own business project, you need to know some of the promising small business ideas for men at the moment. There have been very positive trends in recent years in terms of profitability in the businesses we will be discussing, which is why we consider this list to be incredibly valuable. Even more importantly, these are all nontech startups with low startup costs so the barrier to entry isn’t unreasonably high. None of these examples will require you to spend money on expensive equipment, locales, or even employees to get started.
I do want to make it very clear that every suggestion in this post is can be beneficial to people of any gender, race, ethnicity, etc. We are firm believers that anybody can learn and apply the concepts and skill sets described in this article to improve their lives and start an entrepreneurial small business. The one thing we implore you to consider is the importance of selecting a business based on your area of interest, skills, and geographical opportunities. Do something you love, are good at, or are extremely interested in.
Let’s get down to business
The following seven small business ideas for men are absolute gold, and any of them is likely to provide you the extra leverage needed to achieve financial freedom and live a better life. I give these to you in no particular order. Choose what works for you and remember, sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone to grow. When you read this, dig deep and ask yourself if what we’re suggesting is really something you could see yourself doing for the rest of your life. Don’t skim either. Some of these suggestions may not immediately resonate with you but read my piece completely. Read this with an open mind and remember, the most dangerous thing a person could ever say is “I know”.
The best iPhone cameras do not replace a photographer, even in portrait mode. People often need professional photo and video coverage of their events and big occasions. You’ll also find that many of those events aren’t cheap to put on, so the amount you can charge for shooting and editing photos and video can become a substantial portion of your monthly income.
Scheduling conflicts aren’t much of a problem with this profession since you can do weekend shoots, evening shoots, or just schedule around your free time. Also, keep in mind, that most events are in the evenings or weekends anyway because that’s when the majority of guests are free to attend.
There are so many excellent resources online to help you sharpen your eye and take better photos and videos; most of them are free! A quick search on google for photography tutorials gave me a ton of results, all for free on Youtube alone.
To start off, you’re going to need some pictures that showcase your talent. Start taking pictures and editing them to get some experience under your belt as well as build your portfolio. Use social media to your advantage, too. Instagram would be your best option to start promoting photos. Post your best work as often as possible and use hashtags often to grow your following.
Business ideas in this category include stock photography, pet photography, wildlife photography, portrait photography, wedding photography, and event photography. Build a good portfolio! I can’t stress that enough. Go to local shows, look for interesting ways to tell your visual story, and be consistent with your work to- you’ll eventually get noticed.
Photography and videography contracts can be in the thousands of dollars, but they do require extra attention and time if you’re also doing the editing; this can be a very time-consuming process that requires hours of experience. A good idea is to outsource any part of the project that you are still uncomfortable executing. At first, it may seem you made less on the project than you could have, but in time you’ll realize outsourcing and gaining experience was more valuable than the money.
So, reiterate, grow your portfolio so you could get great work. One decent job can easily translate into thousands of dollars in profit! Focus on the quality of your work and make sure you’re responsive to your clients and you’ll see your hobby quickly become a profitable business!
Sell online courses
We love this option because education and academia are likely to remain an integral part of society forever. There are so many people who want to learn a new craft or skill, but need to do it at their own pace with a flexible schedule; they’re perfect candidates for an online course. There are also those who have made learning and purchasing these online courses a ritual.
Do you have a passion you’re highly knowledgeable about? Is there something you wish you could focus more of your time on if money wasn’t an issue? Well, you can be sure that as much as you’d love to make your hobby a business, there’s somebody out there wanting to just learn from you.
Another powerful benefit to creating an online course is that formulating and teaching it happens just once. Once you’ve recorded all the content, you can have it edited and transcribed. That’s it- that’s all it takes to have a product you can sell online.
Make no mistake, writing your content and organizing it can take you a little while, but, you should certainly take advantage of other people’s work as a source of inspiration. I would never condone plagiarism so please, be sure to make all your content your own. Just don’t go reinventing the wheel either. You are the main factor that sets your work from anybody else’s, so be authentic and focus on delivering a great experience to your students.
Now consider the reward. Once you’ve created it, you can submit it to one of the many affiliate networks, like Clickbank, for example, and collect income 24-hours a day as long as people are interested in the course.
Some popular courses currently generating money are those that teach a language, investing (stocks, cryptocurrency, or forex), special programming, time or project management, environmental sustainability, and web design. These are just a few examples to get your mind going.
A good way to ensure you can generate a good return is to create a course for industries of high demand. Health, wealth, and education are regarded as some of the most lucrative industries.
Don’t be discouraged, however, If your passion or subject of knowledge isn’t among the examples I just mentioned. You’d be surprised how many people have made good money with courses in smaller, more obscure niches. Do a little research to see who else has already created the same course you want to make. Remember, if somebody else is still doing it, it’s probably because they’re making money from it.
Offer personal and business financing (no license required)
There are so many lenders out there constantly looking for interesting projects and business ideas to support. You probably don’t believe me because, like most people, you’re probably under the impression loans are hard to get. But these lenders exist and in most cases, are even willing to fund small business startups in communities across the entire United States.
The best part is there are even more people and companies looking for financing from these types of lenders; they need money and will usually borrow it in the form of a loan. This is considered a great business opportunity because the pool of buyers and sellers is generally full throughout the entire year and you’d be right in the middle of it all.
What are business owners always looking for? This answer is simple. Dependable financing options that are absolutely legit and have great terms (interest rate and maturity). Oftentimes, growing a business requires an investment of capital and 9 times out of 10, business owners don’t readily have the capital to spend. Whether they need new machines, maintenance, upgrades, inventory, design, or more marketing, they know it’s the only way to increase profits.
If you’re here, it’s because you probably understand the importance of spending money in order to grow. This market is huge and you could be the person responsible for helping them raise the money they need to reach their goals.
Best of all, this is absolutely legit and you don’t need a license because you’re not offering a mortgage or investment advice. You’re simply tapping into an incredible network of banks and private lenders who are ready to lend.
Can you connect the dots? Can you talk to people who already need Do you know business owners, coaches, teachers, firefighters, police, doctors, etc.? I’d say you do. Many of them are in financial situations where they could use more liquidity, need to restructure their debt or need a loan to support their business. Even the people you know that have a 9-5 have incredible business ideas and dreams just like you and me. Many of them, however, don’t realize how attainable financing is and abandon the idea before they even start.
Very simply put: your ability to connect the dots between great people, companies or startups that need funding and lenders will generate you a commission the moment the deal closes. You don’t even have to sell; just pass the lead along and they will handle everything else. You just connect the dots…
I hate to have to even say this but, this is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. Most people take 15-45 days to get their first deal and getting the ball rolling takes work but the rewards are so good! The average deal commission is $900, so it’s not a bad draw for just one deal.
What’s even better is that one good deal will undoubtedly lead to more. Say you help Mr. Jones and he’s thrilled you just cut his credit card debt interest rate and freed up cash for new product inventory. He’s going to mention this to a friend or relative. He will generate a fresh referral for you and a possible commission.
This business is perfect for anybody with excellent communication skills. People with experience in sales tend to be really successful too. If you have a great network of business owners and professionals, this may be an excellent fit for you. If you understand digital marketing and SEO, this may be an excellent fit for you.
If you’re still reading, you’re obviously interested. Personally, I make money with this service every single month. I get deals by driving traffic to my websites, delivering great content to people who need funding and setting up a call to speak for free with a funding specialist. One niche I’ve had a ton of success in is unsecured business loans for startups and equipment loans for startup businesses.
Dropshipping (Including Marketing)
Dropshipping is a big word for a simple and brilliant idea. Dropshipping simply refers to running an online store without actually having to invest money into or carry any inventory. All you need is an online store where you take orders from your customers and let your supplier ship the products. Consequently, you get your own share of profits with minimal risk.
I will mention that dropshipping has become a little saturated with marketers and online stores trying to sell absolutely anything. Many consumers have shifted to a service they already know and trust like Amazon. Make no mistake, however, plenty of people are making a great deal of money every month dropshipping.
Consumers today are a little savvier and will quickly look your store up. Good reviews and press are incredibly helpful when establishing trust between your store and a potential new customer. Consumers don’t only read reviews to check the quality of your products, they also make sure the company’s customer service is on point. Make sure your reviews are overwhelmingly positive and you’ll notice an improvement in your sales.
I also suggest looking into dropshipping suppliers that aren’t offshore. Consumers don’t want to spend money online and get their products 30 days later. This type of drop shipping will translate into a considerably higher number of customer service inquiries as well as lower reviews. Potential customers do not want to hear that somebody was dissatisfied with their delivery time.
We absolutely love the possibility of people reading this material and really deciding to take steps to be entrepreneurs.
Starting an online store is actually easier than you think. Most people who start a business in dropshipping use Shopify because it’s regarded as one of the best and easiest to set up e-Commerce websites available. Once your store is done, you need to connect your store with your partner suppliers.
Perhaps, the most important factor in your success as a drop shipper is how you promote your business online. Take advantage of social media and build an online presence for your marketing.
Want to know if this will work for you? Well, this is one of those jobs for people who hate people. Forget going to an office or even dealing with coworkers. To get started, go down what I like to call a Youtube wormhole where you learn as much as you possibly can. Watch videos and read articles. Search for “drop shipping tutorial” or “how to start a dropshipping store”. You could even search “how to do the drop shipping” for all I care. The point is that you become motivated to learn the good, bad, and ugly surrounding your business. You’ll eventually start building trust with a few of the educators and may even find a mentor you’ll want to pay to help you get to that next level.
We looked far and wide and found our top mentors were ….
Web Design and Graphic Design
Huge disclaimer. You need to have some sort of artistic or visual talent to consider this a possible option. This field is super vast and although theoretically, somebody could learn to be a great web or graphic designer, I recommend you already have an affinity for the art.
Taking on clients in this world means you should really have a positive, collaborative spirit. Many times, designers get their feelings hurt when their stubborn, tacky clients want to make changes that negatively affect their art. Collaboration is key, especially since a happy client is a paying client. Communication and timeliness are also key, since most jobs a designer takes on has a deadline tied to an event, launch, or marketing campaign. Clients can also be rather difficult, requesting numerous revisions and alterations that ultimately result in nothing.
So far, I hope I’ve completely discouraged you from wanting to select web and graphic design as your business. If you’re still reading, you’re not only crazy, you’re a masochist. The most interesting part about this type of art is that it’s so very functional. It’s almost completely overlooked because of the functionality it provides.
Think about it, when was the last time you visited a beautiful site and appreciated it’s layout, content, and design as artwork and not a functional piece of digital real estate. Part of the magic is to have the art blend into the background as the site’s functionality and excellent user experience are the ones that shine.
This is one very high-paying skill in demand. To start a business in graphics, you need to be familiar with a couple of tools. Examples include the popular Adobe Photoshop, Unsplash, Canva, PicMonkey, and a host of other graphics tools. You could work on animations, illustrations, logos, videos, games, etc. You can make hundreds to thousands of dollars as a successful graphics designer.
Web design, like graphics, is a pretty technical skill, and as you already know, you would need to take courses and put in lots of hours to become great at it. If you have the eye but not the coding background, don’t be discouraged at all. You could easily take a site like Wix or Weebly and design a web without knowing much about coding, although a little knowledge about coding is always a plus.
Enter that Youtube wormhole again, please. Take free courses to polish your skills and create your own business project for this skill.
Copywriting or Content writing service
Are you a gifted writer? Do you find it easy to be flexible with your pen? If so, then this is a great small business idea for men that could really turn a profit. Copywriting is essentially about writing texts that advertise or market a product, brand, organization, etc. and organizations are willing to pay good money for your efforts. Have you ever read billboards, emails, and other sales copies? Have you ever thought it was a bad piece of copy or a bad ad? Well, guess what; copywriters wrote them. If you think you can do a better job, then you probably can.
Now I’m not going to paint a picture where after two months of copywriting, you’re flying to New York, smoking cigarettes, and drinking scotch in a penthouse office with Don Draper; this isn’t exactly a glamorous business. It is, however, one that could be done in pajamas, late night, or even in a coffee shop. This is a huge benefit for people who tend to prefer introverted activities to social ones.
Content writing is all about producing engaging written material for websites, companies, etc. This could come in the form of blog posts, white papers, video or audio covers, web pages, articles, social media posts, etc. Look at all the different possibilities and companies always need content. The content is particularly directed towards a specific audience, must be unique and well researched, and needs to be great.
This business is perfect for people who really value their time alone or prefer to not collaborate as much with others- this is also one of those jobs for people who hate people. Since you don’t have to land massive accounts to be successful, you’ll find it isn’t really necessary to network heavily or collaborate with coworkers. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of online resources that copywriters use in order to market themselves and make money.
For starters, you could provide this service online through freelance websites like fiverr.com or upwork.com. You can also use craigslist, LinkedIn, or Facebook to generate interest in your services. You can charge per hour, per content, or word.
Reviews are massively important so be sure to incentivize people to leave positive feedback after you’ve completed gigs.
Create a website/ Blog/ Vlog about your passion
For blogging, there’s a common misconception that women are much more successful than men but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Blogging/vlogging is among the best small business ideas for anybody who has knowledge and expertise on a particular subject. Growing and monetizing (making money) a blog takes a little time and consistency in posting. People want new and interesting content on a consistent basis and your job would be to provide them just that.
Real quick: If you know what a blog is, skip this paragraph. However, if you don’t know what a blog or vlog is, move out from underneath the rock you live in and read this brief synopsis. A blog is a website or page where authors create content about a topic or group of topics and invite people interested in those topics to read or watch. The difference between the two is a vlog is a video blog and all its content is delivered via video. Please note, that was not Webster’s definition. Instead, I’m just trying to break it down as easily as possible for anybody to understand.
Find a topic or group of topics you’re passionate about and start creating content about it. Educate people on the topic, on products related to the topic, or on best and worst practices. These are just a few suggestions.
Once you’ve started posting your content, your job becomes to create and organize an audience that will engage with your content. This audience is incredibly valuable because of the trust you will create with them. This trust makes you and your blog/brand a very attractive option for any advertiser because the more an audience trusts you, the more influence you’ll have over them.
So you’re not a programmer or web designer. That’s okay. You don’t need to bother yourself with the practical details of creating a blog because there are many professionals who could help you set it up easily, quickly, and at little cost to you.
Also, this is one of those jobs for people who hate people. Sure, you’ll need to have a social media presence and will have to respond to questions and comments on the actual blog, but let’s face it, that’s about as much social interaction as you’ll have to do.
This business idea overlaps a little with content writing in that they‘re both legitimate forms of income for writers of all levels. Freelancing and writing content while growing your blog would be an obvious course of action for me because one could fund the other. Pushing content out on a daily basis will also improve the quantity and level of your work.
Personally, that was my game plan from day one and it’s certainly worked. I’ve written content for countless websites and blogs all while writing for Financial New Times, a blog I helped to create. I started by creating content after work for extra cash and grew into a full-time content creator.
I wasn’t lucky. I just wrote consistently. I studied consistently. I learned how to become a better marketer too. I can’t stress enough the importance of selecting a topic or group of topics that you’re passionate about and knowledgeable about. This was my choice because you guessed it, I love this stuff. This is also a topic that people are constantly searching for.
Research the more lucrative topics, the ones with less competition and easier monetization. You should be able to conclude on a well-paying topic. For more information about this, please check out:
How to Get Started: Do These Jobs Part-Time
The two very important keywords there were “job’ and “part-time”. If you want the secret to moving into a new business those are two concepts we’ll get into now that will hopefully give you a better perspective of their importance.
The best way to get started is to invest some of your free time in yourself. Don’t be one of these people that say, “I hate my job” but then go home and watch tv until 1 am. Don’t get stuck in that rat race where you absolutely hate your surroundings but ultimately hate yourself even more because you won’t do anything to change it.
Doing these jobs part-time means you can continue to support your current lifestyle while growing your dream business. Your spouse, family, and friends are not going to suffer.
This may be your passion, but treat it like a job and you’ll start to unlock a huge secret to success. Persistence plus time will always yield some type of result. But you have to give it the seriousness to be classified as a job. You have to be able to tell your family or partner “no” because you’re working. Yes, you have to respect the “job” you’re creating the same way you respect the one that’s paying your bills.
Create your own business project
There you go! You could start an entrepreneurial small business that has the potential to go from interest, to hobby, to possibly even your main hustle. There are countless testimonies of people who have started their newfound hustle by following similar blueprints.
Keep in mind that none of the suggested business options require a large investment of capital on your part. None of them need expensive equipment/machines, products, locale or employees. These business ideas are also non-tech startups so there are no lengthy or expensive development phases.
We understand, however, that everybody’s situation today is completely different. If you happen to be in a position where you do need funding or financing now, whether, for your business or personal life, we work with amazing financing partners that specialize in helping people like you. If you wish to explore this option, just answer a few questions and a representative will happily reach out and consult with you for free. (click here)
I hope this resource shined some light on a couple of options that might make sense for you based on your experience and personal taste. It’s a great idea to focus your choice of business on doing something you’ll love to do for a very long time. Pick something you’re interested in! Are you sick of hearing that from me yet? It needs to be profitable, but above all else, it needs to be something you’ll enjoy.
If you decide to pursue any of these suggestions, please start by sharing your thoughts and ideas with friends or family and get the help that you need to hit the ground running. You would be sure to reap the benefits through hard work and consistency. Start a business today!
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