Ever since the pandemic started, a lot of people have been thinking about starting their own businesses. Some of them still can’t go outside but need to do something to make ends meet. Others just can’t stand doing nothing while stuck at home. They want a business that they can start and grow in the safety of their own homes. If you’re one of those people who want to start their own businesses, here are some interesting business ideas that have nothing to do with baked goods. You can try any of these with the help of your family.
1. Resin Crafts
These have become a trend lately on social media. The great thing about resin is that it comes in many types and forms. It is also very easy to customize to your liking. Many people have been using resin to create different crafts such as jewelry, bookmarks, home decorations, paperweights, and coasters.
You can use resin to preserve flowers, leaves, and insects. You can mix it with different colors to give it a marble effect, or you can simply keep it clear. It’s a cheaper alternative to glass, but it has that same clean transparency. There are just a few precautions that you have to take when using resin.
Over and over again, people warn us about the negative effects of fast fashion on our environment. Hence, there has been a growing need to be more environmentally aware. Because of this, people have been more drawn to sustainable fashion.
A Vogue article from 2019 stated that upcycled clothes are what 2020 fashion is all about. The article wasn’t wrong. There are several small businesses that have taken to social media to promote their upcycled clothes. Now is the best time for you to practice your sewing skills and put your old clothes to good use.
3. Customized Wooden Phone Cases
Everyone has a phone. It’s one of the people’s most prized possessions. People will want to keep their most prized possession safe. How? By protecting it with a phone case. Want to make it personalized? You can make a phone case personal by engraving customized designs on it. With a wood laser cutter, this is possible. It’s also easier to do than you think.
4. Plants and Pottery
Since the pandemic started, there has been a boom in plant sales. Studies show that plants are benefiting people’s mental health. People have turned to gardening and collecting indoor houseplants to liven up their homes and better their mental health. And there’s nothing more a plant person would want than a plant in a nice pot. Need ideas? Here are five pottery trends of 2020 from Living Color Garden Center. Not only are plants and pottery a good business idea, but they are a great hobby as well.
5. Scented Candles
These are one of the trends that will never go away. Scented candles are also proven by a psychotherapist to help people with anxiety. In a time like this, a scented candle would definitely be a good idea. Not only does it help calm the nerves, but it also adds to the aesthetic of people’s homes. Candles are also easy to make at home. You can find several references on the Internet on how to make scented candles.
The pandemic has made a lot of businesses close down. Still, it has opened up opportunities for other business ventures as well. Which of these trendy business ideas are you looking to start?