Top 3 New Businesses to Start in 2020
Updated: Nov 1, 2020
So, you want to start a new business, and you are thinking, "Is 2020 a good year for this". The answer is yes and no, depending on what type of business you want to start.
WHY IS 2020 A GOOD YEAR TO START A NEW BUSINESS?
Glad you asked. 2020 is a good year to start a business because it is a year that is rife with new struggles. That sounds bad when I say it out loud, but the key word to point out is "new". Whenever you have a situation that is new (good or bad) that means that new needs arise that have to be taken care of.
For example. This is the first year people all over the world could not interact with each other in person, so Zoom became popular overnight to fill this need. Or face masks. We needed something to protect us from the airborne virus and all of sudden everyone and there mother (literally) is selling face masks.
Now that you understand why 2020 is a good year to start a new business let's jump in to the list.
1. WEB DESIGN
I think web design is a great business to start in 2020 because of one simple reason. More people are not going outdoors than ever before and they are relying on the internet to help make their choices. This means that businesses are starting to care about and need professional websites more and more.
To add to this, a lot of people are now starting their own online business because they need work that doesn't require interacting with people. Again this is where you can start a new business and shine as a web designer.
HOW DO I BECOME A WEB DESIGNER WITHOUT GOING TO SCHOOL?
Good question. First let me say that you can start designing websites in a month or less (truly, this is not a gimmick) and you don't need to know how to code!!
There are website builders that allow you to create real websites without using ANY code. You have probably seen them, WIX, Wordpress, Squarespace, Go Daddy, the list goes on and on.
So it must be easy right, just go on one of these website builders and start creating websites for new businesses. BOOM! Well, no, actually there are still things that you need to learn. For example, web design.
What is web design anyway? A website is like a house and web design is how your house looks inside (furniture, pictures, ect...). " Well, I can design the interior of my home." Can you though? Really? Does it look like the homes on HGTV? That is the same thing with web design, you have to learn how to design just like an interior designer has too. :( Don't be down that is good-ish news.
HOW TO QUICKLY BECOME A WEB DESIGNER
The good news is that you don't have to any certificate, license, or schooling to become a web designer. Ok, yes, there are classes you can take to learn how to web design (UX, UI) but you really don't have to in order to begin.
I learned by trial and error and watching a LOT of youtube videos. Now I have started my own web design business. So to begin I would say try the top website builders I mentioned above and play around (I prefer WIX). They are free to use (unless you want advanced features). Also go on youtube and look at videos that pertain to those specific sites. All website builders are different and they each require their own learning curve so once you find one you like for this new business, try to stick with it.
Another option is you could use my services. I can teach you how to web design, and it would be faster and simpler than the method above. So if you want to learn how to web design, go to my site, aywebdesigns.com and contact me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Podcast? What the what?
Let me explain. Podcasts have gained in popularity over the recent years, especially during the pandemic, so I think it makes a great new business to start.
2020 has been a tough year for the entertainment business, especially because most entertainment businesses involve physical interaction. This means that people need new ways to enjoy themselves and feel connected. TA DA! Podcasts!
I DON'T HAVE A GOOD VOICE FOR A PODCAST
Yes, you do and no, you don't and.......it doesn't matter. Podcasts mostly consist of people to talking to each or themselves about a particular topic. Some of these people have gruff voices, or high pitched voices. Some of them sound like they haven't reached puberty and some sound sooo monotone. But guess what, all these people have successful podcasts as a full time or side business.
Your voice doesn't matter for a podcast because listeners care more about connecting with you as a real person. So if your voice is super different, guess what, people will still like you as long as you are authentic. This may literally be the one new business where people will actually like you for you.
WHAT SHOULD I DISCUSS ON MY PODCAST
The "business 101" answer is, discuss whatever topic can make you the most money.
The REAL ANSWER is, discuss whatever you really enjoy talking or hearing about.
Do you like true crime? Paranormal Stories? Sports? Fashion? Celebrities? Politics? Basically, whatever you feel naturally drawn to already will probably be the best thing to talk about because authenticity is one of the most important things in a podcast. If you feel very blah about a certain topic, your listeners will know. It will also make this new business very boring and annoying for you if you have to research a podcast topic you don't care about.
IS STARTING A PODCAST EXPENSIVE?
No, starting a podcast can be very affordable. I would suggest doing some light research into what you need to buy to begin. Since you are just beginning with this I would also suggest to get relatively inexpensive equipment until you start getting a lot of listeners then you can take the money you earn from ads and put it towards better equipment.
Before starting a podcast I would also recommend researching how to start one that way you have all the information before you start this as your new business.
3. SELLING ON AMAZON
Amazon is saturated with consumers selling their products. NOT TRUE!
I also thought Amazon was saturated until I did my research and it turns out that a lot of people buy off Amazon but not as many sell on there.
WHY IS SELLING ON AMAZON A GREAT NEW BUSINESS
Selling on Amazon is a great new business for 2020 because Amazon has exploded in sells during the pandemic for the simple reason that people are relying on the internet to make their purchases, and there is no bigger internet giant than Amazon.
IT'S HARD TO SELL ON AMAZON RIGHT?
No, not really. You should learn about the different ways that you CAN sell on Amazon before you start this business. The best way to sell on Amazon, in my opinion, is through Amazon FBA. You know when they offer you 1 day shipping, that is Amazon FBA.
This means that you purchase the product you are going to sell, write your ad on Amazon, and give Amazon the product to disperse. This does mean that you give Amazon a large share of your cut, but it also means that they do a lot of the marketing and they handle the deliveries and returns. Also most people these days will only buy an Amazon product if it has 1 or 2 day FREE SHIPPING, which you of course cannot really offer or guarantee if you don't let Amazon deliver for you.
HOW DO I BEGIN THIS AMAZON NEW BUSINESS
I would suggest going to youtube or google and searching how to start an Amazon FBA business. You will learn a lot, and you may also learn common mistakes to avoid when starting out.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Any new business can seem daunting until you have enough knowledge about how to effectively start and run it. The key thing is to not give up. I know people say that a lot but if you find a business you like that has potential, one of the only differences between you and the successful people in your industry is perseverance. Remember you are where they were.