The year 2021 has come up with opportunities for a lot of us to fulfil our dreams of starting a small business. In this era of digitalization, the internet has made it possible to do your job and make a living from any part of the country.
So, here are the top 10 ideas for small businesses in Vasai-Virar, with small or no investment, which you can start immediately.
- CLOUD KITCHEN
Cloud Kitchen/Ghost Kitchen refers to a place where food is prepared and delivered at the doorstep by taking orders via calls and online ordering platforms. There are no dine-out services. You can prepare all types of dishes and delicacies, and deliver with the help of food ordering platforms like Zomato, Swiggy etc. or have your own person to deliver in the locality.
The costs will include cooking equipment, manpower, interior and licenses like food safety (FSSAI) license, health/trade license etc.
- SELLING HANDMADE OR HANDCRAFTED GOODS
Do you make handmade goods like soaps, candles, dream catchers, jewellery, pottery, etc. as your hobby? Your hobby can be turned into a business as ‘art’ is always valuable and people love adding to the aesthetics of their home or office. You can now generate a lot of revenue for yourself by selling them. Social media has become one of the greatest platforms for you to showcase your product range. Take orders and fulfil them and all you need to ensure is delivery options. Initially, you can start with a per order basis until you start generating consistent orders.
- SELL A SERVICE
If you are a writer, designer, photographer, fitness trainer, voice artist or freelancer, you can build your business with your skills. Your time will be your biggest investment. You can market your services on freelancing platforms like UpWork, Fiverr as well as local portals such as www.allaboutvasaivirar.com, and increase your chances of getting discovered locally as well as across the globe by just having a good and consistent online presence.
- DIY HACKS
Are you good at crafting? That could become a monetizing niche for you. All you have to do is to select an online platform you want to begin with. Plan your photos and videos – shoot, edit and post them on your profile. Ensure you are consistent, and once you grow, you can start taking advertisements that will help you earn even more. Platforms like YouTube generate revenue on a per view basis after you meet their set criteria.
- PET SITTING
Are you an animal lover, but cannot have pets at home? Pet Sitting can be your business idea! It is the act of temporarily taking care of another person’s pet for a given time frame. Understandably, people love their pets. However, if they are travelling or working long shifts it is difficult for them to take care of the pet. Hence, people look for services that will take care of their pets while they are away. This is a small business that requires low investment and entails a lot of fun and affection from animals you care for.
- TAILORING AND EMBROIDERY
If you are trained and have experience in designing and stitching, you can succeed in this small scale business venture. Small boutiques often look out to outsource their orders. This can be your business opportunity! In order to increase your chances of growing, you can start by getting orders from these small boutiques. Tailoring and embroidery as a business will not need much investment initially. However, later once your business reaches great heights you will have to invest in renting a space, interiors and hiring staff to look after your boutique.
- YOGA INSTRUCTOR
Yoga has gained a lot of demand in India as well as in other countries. If you have knowledge about all yoga asanas and are in self-practice, being a yoga instructor is the perfect option for you. This is one business option that does not require any kind of investment! You can also start with uploading videos of performing yoga asanas correctly with its benefits, on your Facebook or Instagram account.
- COOKERY CLASSES/ FOOD BLOGGING
Cooking skills and little information about food nutrition can open doors for you to start your own cooking classes. Today, everyone is looking out for cooking options that take minimum cooking time and is nutritious. These classes can be physical or virtual, depending upon your convenience. You can also start food blogging and reach millions online!
- AFFILIATE MARKETING
Affiliate marketing is one of the growing fields in our internet generation. This enables us to earn commission by marketing or selling some other brand’s products. Once you sign up with a particular website as an affiliate marketeer, you will be provided with a link of the product/service. The number of purchases that are made through your link, will fetch you a percentage of the commission decided. One can start earning more than 50k INR/p.m. easily, through affiliate marketing.
- PACKAGING SERVICES
Small and medium businesses often look for outsourcing packaging of their products, as they do not prefer to have a separate department, especially for packaging. So, they look out for services that provide packing services while adhering to deadlines. To start with this business in Vasai-Virar can be a viable option as there are a lot of small and medium-sized manufacturing units. You will just require adequate packing material such as cartons, strapping machines and cutters and manpower.
Ensure you start with a business that you are comfortable with to flourish in the near future. It is also advisable to go through the rules and licensing of your business to not fall into any legal troubles.
Before you start any venture, remember, just monetary investment will not be sufficient. For the proper functioning of your business, you will also require the necessary skills and tech assistance to take your business online! NUIT Solutions at Vasai-Virar has helped many businesses reach the top by providing them end-to-end tech and designing services, that help in a great online presence!