Gender Based Business Ideas - Men

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Top 20 Small Business ideas for Men

1. Freelancing in Your Career Field-: There are opportunities for freelancers in almost any career field and companies hire freelancers to help them reduce costs of operation. Billy for instance, is an advertising executive, which means he could sell his services to advertising companies without necessarily working for them full-time. He can help to produce jingles, come up with brilliant advertising concepts for products and sell them to advertising companies or even write marketing copies for business owners.

2. Blogging for a Living-: There are lots of people who earn a living from full-time blogging. You can blog about any topic or subject that is of interest to you. The key to making money as a blogger is getting a lot of people to visit your blog. To achieve this, you would need to be a good writer and be able to write engaging content. If you are not so good at writing, you could employ freelance writers and get them to write good contents for your blog.

3. Online Retailing-: You could make money from selling virtually anything you choose via the internet. You could sell sporting goods, men’s wear, computers, mobile phones, electronic gadgets etc. You could even sell services online.

4. Stock Trading-: Another business you could conveniently do from home is trading in stocks. You could buy stocks for yourself and sell for a profit or even become a home-based stock broker.

5. Real Estate-: There are two options you could explore in this business category. You could either choose to become a real estate agent, helping people to sell and lease out their properties for a commission or become a real estate developer, buying and building properties for resale.

6. Antique Refurbishing and Sales-: Antique items are really trending. You could take advantage of this opportunity and buy old, discarded furniture and then refurbish them for resale.

7. Taking paid surveys online-: There are lots of scam websites out there so you have to be careful when choosing this business idea. Make sure you do your due diligence before you decide to register on any paid surveys platform.

8. Sports Prediction and Betting-: Another convenient way to make money from home is by sports prediction and betting. There are several websites which offer such services and let you win huge sums of money if you can correctly predict the outcome of a game or football match.

9. Accounting-: You could start a home-based accounting service, supporting individuals and businesses with taxation, payroll services, fraud investigation, financial management and internal control.

10. Transcription-: This is another business you could do easily online. It involves converting recorded audio speech into written script. You can offer your services in the legal or medical industry.

11. Child Care-: Don’t laugh just yet, who says men cannot take care of kids? Men are very great with kids and could also tap into the opportunity of starting a baby-sitting or nanny service.

12. Data Entry Services-: A lot of companies are converting all their hard copy data into soft copies; this leaves room for people to make money by offering data entry services to such companies.

13. E-book Publishing-: You could also think of writing and publishing your own books for sale. Again, if you cannot write it yourself, you can employ ghost writers, share your ideas with them and have them put it into writing for you.

14. Tutoring-: You could also start a tutoring business, you could help kids prepare for the new school year during summer or help them get better at subjects troubling them at school You could even register on online tutoring companies.

15. Interior Design-: If you have a passion for making people’s home look better, you could start an interior designing business which you can conveniently run from home.

16. Event Planning-: Event planning is on the list of suitable business ideas for stay at home dads. You could start from helping friends plan events for free and gradually increase your client base through referrals and networking.

17. Virtual Assistance-: You could also start a virtual assistance service, helping clients with secretarial and clerical services from the comfort of your home using your computer and access to the internet.

18. Remote Computer Engineer-: A new trend in computer repairs and maintenance is remote computer engineering which involves helping people solve problems with their PC’s online.

19. Farming-: If you have enough land space, you could a farming business. You could go into fish farming, poultry farming, fruit farming, vegetable farming or even herbal farming.

20. Consultancy-: Lastly, you can become a consultant, offering expert advice and support to new comers in your industry.

Top 10 Possible Small Business Ideas for Men

1. Organic farming

People are becoming more and more aware of the multiple health risks of consuming foods produced industrially and farm produce grown with fertilizers. This explains why the demand for organically grown crops and vegetables is booming at the moment. If you have a piece of land that you can convert into your farm, you can start your own organic farm. With each harvest, you will generate huge profits.

2. Smartphone and tablet repairs

Everyone is now going mobile. People are turning away from desktop PCs and notebooks in favor of smartphones and tablet PCs. This leaves huge profit opportunities for those who specialize in the repair of these devices. If you have a knack for fixing faults in electronic devices, then you should consider starting a business that helps people repair their damaged smartphones and tablet PCs.

3. Freelancing

Individuals and businesses now prefer to outsource their projects rather than hire in-house staff—which is usually more expensive. So, there is increasing demand for writers, graphic designers, virtual assistants, customer support staff, and so on who work on contract basis. If your pride yourself on having solid skills in any marketable service that caters to businesses, such as writing, online marketing, and so on, then you should consider starting your own freelance business.

4. Blogging

Are you particularly passionate or knowledgeable about any topic? Then you can start a blog and share your knowledge with those who are yearning for it. By consistently providing valuable content for free, you will attract a large audience and generate huge traffic. Then you can make money from your blog through affiliate marketing, selling ad space, selling your own product, and so on.

5. Selling items on Ebay

Ebay is a large online marketplace where buyers and sellers meet to do business. Used items are sold via auction, which means sellers can make maximum profits from items they put up for sale. When people are no longer in need of their items, they sell those items for cheap prices. Buy these items from such people and sell on Ebay to people who need them and are ready to pay huge prices for them. That’s how Ebay selling works. The more products you sell, the more profit you will make.

6. Pet care store

Do you live in a locality where there are many pet owners but only few or no pet care stores? Then you should consider starting your own pet care store that will sell pet food, medications, and other accessories. Since most people are very passionate about their pets, they will readily buy your offers provided they are of good quality and come at affordable prices.

7. Consulting

If you have several years of experience in a particular field or endeavor and have achieved multiple successes in it, then you can convert your experience into additional cash by rendering consulting services. As a consultant, you will mentor other people and teach them how to succeed in that field you have gathered experience in. It could be business, health, sports, and so on.

8. Information marketing

If you have some knowledge that many people are yearning to have, you can make some side income by packaging that knowledge into an ebook, video, application, and so on, and sell it. From weight loss tips, to tips on how to erase bad credit, to tips on how to grow a business, and so on, people are ready to pay for high quality information that is proven to work for them and isn’t commonplace.

9. Online marketing

Businesses—small and big—are realizing the effectiveness of the internet in marketing and lead generation. This explains why many of them now dedicate significant fractions of their marketing budgets to various online marketing strategies, such as search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, online display advertising, and so on. If you are guru when it comes to certain online marketing strategies, you can make a lot of money off of businesses aiming to attract more customers using the internet.

10. Landscaping and yard work

People love it when their yards and lawns look great. But they usually don’t have the skills required to bring the most alluring looks in them. Even when they have the skills, they don’t have the time. This is where landscaping and yard work experts come in handy. If you are very skilled at yard work and landscaping, you can make additional income by starting a business that renders these services.

Compilation by Ajaero Tony Martins A serial entrepreneur and investor with several successful companies in his portfolio. He does business in one of the world's toughest environment and has an audacious goal to become a billionaire in his life time. You can click here to read his full bio.