Working in the same place doing the same boring job for months and months on end is a one way ticket to destroying our confidence and our happiness. If you are starting to feel as if you are stuck in a rut with your life and your job, it could be a good idea for you to try and move on to a new chapter of your life and try something new this year. There are so many amazing business ideas you can try to make a success of yourself, and here are some of the most unique and fun ideas which you could try out this year for a change of pace.
1. Private Lessons Instructor
The first place you will need to search if you are looking for any self employment business ideas this year is your own skills and talents. What are your great at and how can you use this skill in a new career? Well, if you have a talent such as sport, singing, dance or cooking, you could make your name as a private lesson instructor in your local area. You’ll be able to teach people in the local area a skill which you are great at and this can be something which makes you happy every single day.
2. Event Planning
For anyone who is organised and loves to colour code files and documents, a fun idea for a career could be becoming and event organiser. You could help people to plan their wedding day, aid with birthday parties and even lend a hand to professional events in your local city. For this kind of job you will be able to travel around meeting new people every day as well as experiencing lots of different types of event and different destinations too. Every single case will be different and this means that your daily routine will always be fun and exciting.
3. Personal Trainer
If one of your biggest hobbies outside of work is keeping yourself in good shape, there is no reason why you cannot spend your time training other people in their fitness journey and helping them to get fit and lean. This can be something which can be great for you to do if you love fitness and it can be a way for you to stay fit during your working hours and have free time to enjoy other things instead. You can make a decent amount of money as a personal trainer and it can be a lucrative business choice for you.
If you are a dab hand on the canva or on paper, why not use your skills as an artist and make money selling your drawings and paintings? There is no reason why you can’t open up and etsy shop to sell off your original pieces and it can be a great way to work in a creative career, to manage your time how you want and to make a living doing something you truly love to do. You’ll also have the chance to exhibit at different art exhibitions around the country which can allow you to grow as an artist and be super successful in life.
Becoming a DJ isn’t as difficult as you would immediately imagine and it is something which pretty much anyone can do if they have a laptop and an eye for music. How many times have you been to a party with a terrible DJ? You can likely do better than this and you can be paid to go to events all over your local area and play for the crowd.
If you enjoy being behind the camera and you fancy yourself as a talented videographer, there is a lot of scope for you to make a career out of this. As a videographer you can make videos for fashion brands, you can help to make stunning stock videos and adverts for businesses, and you can also record footage for events such as weddings and birthdays. As a videographer you’ll be able to travel around and no two days will be the same. You’ll be able to share your creativity and have fun with your job every single day.
7. Makeup Artist
If you fancy yourself a dab hand with a makeup sponge, there is no reason why you can’t become a makeup artist this year and spend your days making people feel beautiful for parties and events. You can either open up a small shop in the local town or travel door to door to make people feel gorgeous and confident for weddings, prom and parties.
Not everyone wants to spend their days stuck inside, and if you enjoy being out in the fresh air you could launch your own gardening business in the local area. It can be a great idea to go around and spend your days laying down lawns, creating stunning flower displays and pruning plants which need some care and attention. It will be a great way to use your plant knowledge and the job can help you use your creativity and stay fit at the same time.
9. Interior Designer
If you are the kind of person who loves to redecorate your home often and you have an eye for colour and detail, a great job role for you to take on could be interior design. As a designer you can offer advice to people and give them unique and modern designs for their home to fit the budget they have and the preferences they have with style. It is a great way to unleash your creative juices and you can even offer to decorate the space yourself if you have the skills.
10. Freelance Writer
For anyone who is a wizard with words, a great idea for a career could be to become a freelance writer and create unique copy for a range of clients all over the world. As a freelance writer you will be able to charge more than you would working for a business and this means that you have the scope to earn some serious cash from your clients.
If you love to be behind the camera and make artwork, becoming a photographer can be a wonderful job idea and it can also be a job role which is incredibly varied and unique. You could choose to be the photographer for a football club and take action shots during matches; you could travel the world taking photographs of animals for conservation sites and zoos; and you can even sell your photographs online or through stock websites to people from all over the world. There are a lot of great options you can take on with being a photographer and it can be a fun job to try.
12. Pet Cafe Owner
The most unique and likely the most fun option we have for you on this list has to be becoming the owner of a pet cafe or a hotel. If you love animals and you want to make a difference in your local community you can work with a local pet charity and house some rescue animals in a cafe. People will be able to come for a coffee and cake, and cuddle up to cats and dogs, and if they fall in love with one of the animals they can apply to adopt them and give them a forever home. It is a way of helping animals find new homes as well as being able to spend all day every day cuddling cute animals.