In this article, I’m going to talk to you about some successful business ideas that have stood the test of time and continue to pull in the cash year after year. In my opinion, there is no point trying to reinvent the wheel every time because you have a massive chance of failure.
A better way is to look at what’s working and then do it yourself over and over again. Most people make things too complicated and everything gets messed up.
The best business ideas in the world are those that are simple and can be written on the back of a napkin because they are easy to automate and grow.
1. Baby sitting companies
Now I’m not suggesting you should spend your evenings changing dypers and playing with kids but that you organize all the baby sitting in your area, so that parents can feel confident when they call you will have a sitter with them in a matter of minutes.
You will need to have a group of local high school kids who work for a flat feel and make sure that you always focus on gaining the trust of the parents by showing that you have the best care for their children.
2. Catering for parties.
If you have a skill for cooking or know someone who does, you can offer this useful service. The way it works is that when someone is planing a party they will call you to provide the food. But rather than turn up with a truck full of stale snacks you will cook their favorites recipes in their own kitchen.
3. Mowing lawns
Again you will not be mowing the lawn yourself but organizing local kids to provide the service. This is a great business in the summer and fits in with our golden rule which is that successful business ideas should be super simple if they are going to be scalable and successful.
4. Man and van
This is a simple service where the customer will call you up and ask to hire your man and van for different jobs around the home. Your job is to find a retired handyman in the area who are looking to make a little bit of additional income. If you have enough guys working for you, try to offer a 24-hour reliable service.
5. Online writing
If you are looking for something you can do from home there are millions of websites out there looking for people who can write fast and produce quality content for their websites. Go to a site like odesk.com and upload your skills and then you can bid on quality jobs.
You can even get your kids involved and become like an online content factory.