50 Innovative Education Business Ideas & Opportunities 2017

Are you interested in starting a business in the education industry? If YES, here are 50 innovative education business ideas and opportunities you can start in 2017 with little money.

  1. Open a Private (High School) Secondary School

Another formal education business an entrepreneur who is interested in investing in the education industry should consider starting is to open a private (high school) secondary school. The school could be a boarding house, a day school or a combination of both. In most countries of the world, before an entrepreneur can be allowed to open a private secondary school, they are required to obtain a license and accreditation from the departments / ministry of education.

As such, if you are considering starting a private secondary school, then you should ensure that you visit the department of education (ministry of education) of your country to confirm the requirements for starting a private secondary school.

  1. Start a Crèche and Pre School

Working class parents or even busy parents who have children that are not of school age usually enroll their children in crèches. If you are considering starting a business in the education industry, one of your options is to start a crèche. The location you choose to start this type of business matters a lot. It wouldn’t be a wise decision to start a crèche in an area that is dominated by retirees.

Some of the suitable locations to setup a crèche are; estates that are dominated by young couples and nursing mothers. Furthermore, they prefer that such crèches is close to their offices; this is so that nursing mothers can easily be attracted. Working class nursing mothers prefer crèches – so that they are able to make use of their breaks; by dashing quickly to the crèche to feed their babies.

  1. Start a Music School

Starting a music school is yet another thriving and profitable business in the education sector. People pay to learn how to play various instruments and also to learn the rudiments of music et al. If you have a degree in music and you are looking for a business to start, one of your best options is to start a music school. This type of business can be capital intensive for an aspiring entrepreneur; you would need money to rent a facility, purchase different music instrument and also pay a handful of staff et al.

If you are interested in this type of business and you don’t have the required start – up capital to setup a standard music school, then you should go to people’s homes to teach them how to play different musical instruments. It is a good means of raising start – up capital to setup a standard music school.

  1. Start a Driving School

Driving school is yet another thriving and profitable education related business. Year in year out teens who have attained the driving age requirements and even adults alike who don’t know how to drive, approach driving schools to learn how to drive. If you are looking for a steady source of income in the education industry, then one of your options is to open a driving school; a place where you can teach people how to drive.

It is important to state the before starting a driving school, you will be required to obtain the required license, permits and approval from the appropriate authority in your country. Aside from the little stress involved in securing approval, permit and license for a driving school, it could be fun teaching people how to drive especially if driving is one of your hobbies.

  1. Start a Catering School

Another interesting education related business idea that an entrepreneur can consider starting is to open a catering training school. This is a school where people can learn how to cook various local and intercontinental delicacies, and how to bake cakes et al. This type of business requires that you secure license and accreditations from relevant authorities. So, if you are looking towards starting an education business, one of your options is to open a catering training school in your community.

  1. Start a Charter School

What are Charter schools? Simply put, they are schools that are run independently of the government. However, these schools are still highly expected to meet the requirements and standards of the local and state government. This type of educational system provides parents with something quite different from what they get from the public school system.

The charter schools are independently funded through students’ enrollment fees, levies, as well as other fees that are expected to be paid. Charter schools are beginning to gain more grounds in different countries of the world. So if you are interested in owning a business portfolio in the education industry, then one of your options is to start a charter school.

  1. Start a Fashion Design School

Another highly thriving and profitable business venture in the education industry is a fashion design school. The fashion industry is indeed a thriving industry all over the globe and clothing line is a subset of the industry. No doubt the clothing line industry has the widest range of customers; everybody on planet earth wears clothes howbeit different designs, quality and style.

There are standard fashion design schools in major cities like New York, Milan, Paris and London et al where people can enroll to learn all about fashion. If you a fashion designer with pedigree, you should consider starting a fashion design school in your city or country; there are loads of students who will be willing to enroll in your fashion school.

  1. Start a School for Art and Culture

If you are interested in arts and culture, there is nothing wrong in setting up a school specially dedicated to teaching students practical lessons on arts and culture; a place where students can enroll to learn various crafts, painting, carving, sculpturing, tie and dye, stage play, film script writing and dancing et al. This type of business requires a spacious facility and faculty members.

  1. Start a Computer College

Starting a computer college is yet another profitable and thriving education related business an entrepreneur can successfully start. A computer college is a place where people learn different subjects about computer; it could be learning about computer hardware, it could be learning about networking, it could be learning about software programming, it could be learning about graphics and desktop publishing, as well as anything, as long as it relates to computer. If you establish a standard computer school that is accredited by the government of your country; a computer school that awards recognized diplomas et al, then you are likely not going to struggles to get students to enroll in your computer college.

  1. Start a Bible School

If you are an educationist and you are a Christian, one of the education related business ideas that you should consider starting is a Bible School. Although, it is easier for churches to start a Bible school than for an individual, but if you are recognized as a devoted Christian in your country, you can successfully launch your own Bible school. If you intend awarding recognized certificates / diplomas in your bible school, then you should apply for accreditation and license from the education board in your country.

  1. Start an Online School

The concept of online learning is rapidly gaining grounds. Universities all over the world are beginning to create online learning platforms for students all over the world. There several subjects that can be studied via an online school; it could be obtaining a technical skills and a diploma and it could obtaining a Degree or an MBA et al. If you are passionate about impacting knowledge, all you need to do is to secure the required license, permits and accreditation from the government of your country and you can successfully start your own degree / diploma awarding online school.

  1. Open a Bookshop

If you are considering starting an education related business, then one of your options is to open a bookshop; a store where books of different genre from different authors are sold. There is a large market for books; especially if you have done your homework before stocking your bookshop with books. If you are considering starting this type of business, aside from the fact that you will be operating your bookshop from a facility (brick and mortar store) it will be to your advantage to also maintain an online book shop. It will give the online community an opportunity to patronize your bookshop.

  1. Start a Printing Press

Books are one of the major mediums through which people learn. Books are printed from the printing press. In essence it is safe to say printing press business falls under the educational sector. So, if you are looking towards starting a profitable and thriving business, then one of your options is to launch a printing press; a place where education books can be produced.

  1. Start Stationery Manufacturing Company

Pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, staplers, crayons, rulers, compass, notebooks, notepads, stick – on, notice boards, boards, et al are essentials that are used by students and teachers alike in schools hence it is safe to classify stationery manufacturing business as part of the business opportunities available in the education industry. If you are looking for a business to start in the education industry, you should consider going into the production of stationeries; there is a large market for this type of business.

  1. Start an Online Library Business (e – library)

Online library is another platform where people learn different subjects at an affordable fee. The internet has made it possible for people from different parts of the world to be registered in the same library. Online library (e – library) is a resource center where you can comfortably conduct a thorough research and study from the comfort of your home no matter the part of the world you live in as long as you have internet enabled device (smartphones, computers, notebooks, tablets et al).

People pay registering fees and of course membership fees to make use of online libraries. If you looking towards starting a business in the education industry, then starting a well – equipped e – library is one of your options. You can start your own online library (e – library) and attract membership from different parts of the world.

  1. Go into Retailing of eBooks

Retailing of any educational material is considered a business in the education industry. As an aspiring entrepreneur, one of the easy ways you can make bucks from the internet if you are a good and creative writer is to author sell eBooks. There are countless numbers of subjects that you can write about and of course there will be ready markets for such subject. One of the easiest ways to generate monies from selling eBooks is to start writing self – help books or books on ‘How To’. For example, if you are good with graphics, you can write a book on ‘How to create your own logo’ there are loads of people out there that will be willing to pay for such book.

EBooks are cheap and easy to make and from one eBook you can continue to generate incomes as long as the information that it contains is still valid and useful. EBooks (electronic books) are books in soft copies and they can be downloaded online from any part of the world.

  1. Start an Online Bible School

If you are a Christian and you are passionate about the teachings of Jesus Christ, you would have come across several online Degree / Diploma / Certificate awarding Bible School. If you are Bible scholar and are interested in impacting knowledge, then you should consider starting your own online Bible school. If before now you are per chance discouraged about starting your own Bible school because of the cost of renting facility and acquiring furniture et al, then you need not be discouraged anymore because with the internet, you will spend far less starting an online Bible School compared to what you will spend when setting up a brick and mortar Bible School.

  1. Open an Online Book Store

Another profitable and thriving business an entrepreneur can successfully launch is to open an online book store. There are book lovers all over the world who are still interested in buying books no matter the amount it may cost them. Starting an online book store is another way of making money from the internet. A company like amzon.com is making huge revenues from selling books online and you can start something similar. You can sell eBooks, audio books and hard copy books on various subjects and from various authors on your online book store. Please note that starting online book store means that you will make provision for shipping.

  1. Online Skill Acquisition Training

Online skill acquisition training school is yet another business in the education industry that an aspiring entrepreneur should consider starting. The internet has made it possible for professional trainers to make money via training people without ever meeting them physically.

For example if you want to train people on how to make hats or sew bags or how to make beads et al, all you need to do is to engage them on video chatting. You can as well send your videos and your training manuals online to those who paid for your materials and services. Distance is not a barrier as far as educating people on the internet is concerned.

  1. Online Magazine and Book Club

Online magazine and book club is yet another business in the education industry an aspiring entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business should consider. This is quite different from e – library and all you need to do is to start a book and magazine club that attracts people of similar interest. If you are creative, you can attract enough members and the money you make from such business is tied to the number of members that are registered in your book club; membership fees and registering fees et al. One good thing about online magazine and book club is that you can admit members from any part of the world as long as they are ready to keep to the ground rules.

  1. Freelance Researching Business

There are organizations, and individual et al, who contract research works to freelance researchers. Beyond every reasonable doubt, there are loads of business opportunities for freelance researchers and location is not an issue as long as the freelance researcher can deliver quality job per time. Hence, if you looking for a business to start in the education industry, a business that requires little or no start – up capital, then one of your options is to go into freelance researching business.

  1. Start a Book Club

Starting a book club is yet another easy to start business in the education industry. Book clubs are basically all about a group of people coming together to discuss a book or books that they have read or the books they are currently being reading. It is cheaper to start and to run a book club, but you have to be creative if you want to make money out of your book club. Aside from the membership fee you will collect from people who want to join your book club, you would have to design strategies on how to generate income from members of your book club and from other related areas.

If you want to make money from your book club, then you should consider starting a sales book club; with a sales book club, you will be able to sell books at a discount price to your members and of course your members will be the first set of people to get newly released books from your stable.

  1. Start a Paper and Notebook Manufacturing Business

Another highly profitable and thriving business in the education sector that an entrepreneur should consider starting is to go into paper and notebook manufacturing. Although the campaign for preserving trees and our ecosystem is gaining prominence and people are encouraged to reduce the numbers of papers they use especially if they have other options, but the fact remains that there is a very large market for the paper industry; the market cut across all sectors because people need papers in schools, in offices and everywhere business are conducted. So if you live in a country where you can easily get permits to fall trees, then you should consider starting papers and notebooks manufacturing business. It is indeed a profitable business.

  1. Become a Freelance Writer

People write books or articles, simply because they want to educate people – hence freelance writing jobs can be considered to be a business in the education industry. If you are a skilled and creative writer and you have enough time at your disposal, then you can earn good income as a freelance writer. There are loads of websites you can secure high paying writing jobs from. Some of the sites where you can bid for freelance writing jobs are freelancer.com, upwork.com, guru.com and elance.com et al. From these sites you can get writing jobs that can comfortable pay your bills while you are in – between jobs or still schooling.

  1. Start Blogging

Another business in the education industry is blogging; blogging is all about educating or passing information to people. Blogging is one of the means several people all over the world are making money from the internet. Blogging is all about creating useful and perhaps educative content for a targeted audience on the internet. If you think that you have good knowledge on a particular subject, you can make money by sharing your knowledge to a wide range of audience via your blog.

This is how making money from blogging works; if you have good contents on your blog, loads of people (human traffic) will visit your blog. The larger the traffic that visits your blog, the more money you will make. If your blog attracts huge traffic, you can attract adverts from top corporate organization. You can also earn money from your blog via AdSense, by offering subscription services to members and also selling your products via your blog.

  1. Ghost Writing Job

If you are a creative writer, then you can start your own education related business as a ghost writer. There countless numbers of people out there who are overdue to author at least one book but they can’t due to their very busy and tight schedule. All you need to do is to collect their thoughts together and help them author a book in their names. Although your name might not appear in the book, but you are sure of being rewarded handsomely for your services. It could be a pay off or on percentage based on the number of copies of the book sold within a period of time et al. All the same it is a good way of making cool cash from the education industry.

  1. Editing and Proof Reading Business

Editing and proof reading is yet another easy to start business in the education industry; it requires little or no start – up capital to launch this type of business. The nature of this type of business makes it easier to work from home and for clients who are thousands of kilometers away from your country. If you are a good editor and you have eyes for details, then you should consider visiting freelancer.com, elance.com, oDesk.com amongst others, to enroll and become a member. From such platforms, you can get enough editing and proof reading jobs that you can handle.

  1. Start a Photography Academy

Another thriving and profitable business in the education sector that an aspiring entrepreneur should consider starting is to open a photography school; a place where students can learn both theoretical and practical lessons on photography. You don’t necessarily need to compete with world class photography schools to make it big in this industry. Just ensure that you provide quality all – round photography education in your city and you will be amazed at the numbers of people that will enroll in your photography academy.

  1. Start an Entrepreneurial College

It is fact that loads of entrepreneurs did not go through entrepreneurial training before launching their businesses, which is why much business closes shop before their 3rd anniversary. Entrepreneurial college is a place where aspiring entrepreneur enroll to learn the rudiment of starting and growing a business. Statistics has it that majority of the start – up businesses that survives are managed by people who have undergone formal or informal business / entrepreneurial training.

So, if you are looking towards starting a business in the education industry; one of your options is to start an entrepreneurial college. It is a highly thriving and profitable business to start. Just ensure that you apply and obtain the required license and accreditation from the department of education in your country.

  1. Start a Language School

Another thriving and profitable business in the education industry an aspiring entrepreneur should consider starting is to open a language school. If you can speak and write more than two international languages, then you can make money by teaching people foreign language / languages. All you need to do is to open a language school in a location where you can easily attract people who are interested in learning foreign languages.

If your language school is well located, people who need the services you offer will contact you. Be sure that you have resource materials (soft copies that can aid your teachings). If you know how to speak and write 2 or 3 of any of these languages; French, English, Spanish, Chinese, German and Arabic, then you should consider starting launching your foreign language training / tutorials / coaching center.

  1. Home Tutor Services

There will always be the need for children to be educated. It is for this reason that another easy to start and profitable business in the education sector that requires little or no start – up capital is home tutors services. Parents engage teachers to teach their children at home, hence there is need for the services of teachers. So, if you are a good teacher, then you should consider starting home tutor services.

  1. Start a Film Making School

Another thriving and profitable business in the education sector that an aspiring entrepreneur should consider starting is to open a film making school; a place where students can learn both theoretical and practical lessons on film making. You don’t necessarily need to compete with world class film making schools like New York Film Academy et al, to make it big in this industry. Just ensure that you are providing quality all – round film making education in your city and you will be amazed at the numbers of people that will enroll in your film making school.

  1. Sale of Children’s Educational Materials (Toys, DVDs, CDs and Pads et al)

Another profitable and thriving business in the education industry that an entrepreneur can successfully start without any form of technical skills is retailing of children’s educational materials. Materials such as kinds learning pads, story books, Lego, jig saw puzzle, educative video games, educative CDs and DVDs et al are highly sellable as long as you position the business is a location where there are children.

You can as well take your goods to schools to market. Retailing children’s educational materials is indeed a profitable business and anybody can start this type of business. As a matter of fact, you would not need any specially license or permit to run this type of business.

  1. Start a Chalk Manufacturing Company

Chalk manufacturing and retailing is yet another business in the education industry that any entrepreneur should consider starting. Recently, there has been the high patronage of white boards. This owes to the fact that some folk are comfortable with using markers of different colors on white boards. Whilst the demand for whiteboards by schools, offices and even spiritual houses are in high demand, on the other hand you still cannot rule out the high demands of good old chalks and blackboards.

Although it seems that technology has grown past the black boards; this isn’t to say that they aren’t still in demand. Unlike the white boards, the black boards are known to only comply with chalks. Chalk is used in schools and other learning establishments to write on the board. The demand for chalk is lofty and it is a very viable money spinner.

  1. Start a Magazine Production Business

The fact that magazine are written for the purpose of passing information to people makes it safe to classify magazine business in the education industry. So, if you are considering delving into a business in the education industry, then one of your best options is to start a magazine production business.

Beyond every reasonable doubt, the competition in the magazine industry is high but one thing is certain, if you are able to set a standard in the industry, you are sure going to get committed and faithful readers who would not mind paying annual subscription fee upfront.

Although you may experience less competitions if you chose to carve a niche for yourself and also exploit the internet and perhaps a book / reader’s club. If you are considering starting a magazine publication company, then your concern should not be limited to the cost of setting up the business and gaining readership but also on your distribution network. The truth is that most magazines companies run into loss simply because they spend more in distributing their magazines to various newsstands across the country.

It will be in your own interest, if you encourage your clients to subscribe to your magazines as against buying from the newsstands. It is easier to get huge discount from post office services as against transporting your magazines to newsstands that are scattered all around the United States.

  1. Start an Educative Television Program

There are different medium through which children and even adult alike learn and one of such medium is through the television. If you are good at developing contents for television, then one of the businesses you can successfully launch is to start an educative program for television. Your program can be designed to educate children or to educate adults of various subjects ranging from health, security and business et al. The truth is that if your television program is well organized, you will attract good sponsorship deals from corporate organizations.

  1. Start an Educative Radio Program

Another medium through which people learn is the radio. As such, if you are good at developing content for radio, then you should look towards developing educative programs for radio; a program where people can learn different subjects, it could be in business, health, security or religion et al. If your radio program is well packaged, you can easily attract corporate sponsorship and also you can compile various editions of your radio program on CD and sell it to your audience to generate income.

  1. Production of Educative Cartoons Series for Children

Production of educative cartoons series for children is yet another business in the education industry that an entrepreneur should consider starting. One of the easiest ways children learn is through cartoons hence there is a large market for children’s educative cartoons. Thus, if you are good in animation and cartoons, then one of the businesses you should consider starting is to go into the production of educative cartoons series for children. It is a highly profitable and thriving business.

  1. Start a Private School for the Disable

An additional business in the education industry which an aspiring entrepreneur should consider starting is to open a private school for the disable. A disable school is a school where people who have one form of disability or the order enroll to be educated either formally. It is a school for the blind, the deaf, the dumb, the maimed and the crippled etc.

You can decide to start this type of school as a charity organization or in partnership with the government, or individuals. It is important to state that before starting this type of school, you would need to apply and obtain license, permits and accreditation from the department of education (ministry of education) in your country.

  1. Start a Martial Art School

Another easy to start and profitable business in the education industry an entrepreneur can successfully start is to open a martial art school. If you are a professional and a warrior in martial arts, you can generate huge profits from your passion by simply establishing a martial arts school to teach people on martial arts.

In recent time, it has become highly necessary for children and young adults to learn martial arts not just for the fun of it, but for the fact that one is able to participate in sport competition, as well as a skill needed for self-defense. With the growing rate of all sorts of crimes like; kidnapping, rape, and so on in our society, it has become needful for the skill of martial arts to be learnt from an early age. It is important to state at this juncture that starting martial art skills requires someone who has practiced the art for at least 10 years

  1. Start an Animation and Graphic School

If you take your time to conduct a survey, you will be amazed at the number of people who may be interested in enrolling in an animation and graphic school to learn graphics and animation. So, if you are good with graphics and animation and you are certain that you can impart knowledge, then you should consider starting an animation and graphic school.

  1. Start an Online Cooking School

Online cooking school is yet another business that falls in the education industry. If you are good with making both local and international foods, one of the businesses you can engage in is to start teaching people how to cook. You will be amazed at the high level of response you will get if you listed this service online.

There are loads of stuffs you can line online; it could be obtaining technical skills and a diploma and it could mean obtaining a Degree or an MBA et al. If you are passionate about impacting knowledge, all you need to do is to secure the required license, permits and accreditation from the government of your country and you can successfully start your own degree / diploma awarding online school.

  1. Start a Business That Organizes Excursions for School Children

It is the tradition in most schools especially primary and secondary school to take their students on excursion once in a while. Excursion is an avenue where students travel out of their school zones, to get first hand learning experiences. So, if you are good with organizing trips and you are looking towards making money from the education industry, then one of your options is to packaged excursion trips for schools. If you are good at marketing, you will be able to seal business deals with lots of schools in and around your community.

  1. Start an Educational Consulting Business

Another interesting business in the education industry that a professional can consider starting is educational consulting business. Consulting is all about providing practical and workable advice to clients for demand for it. Consequently, if you have vast experience in the education sector and you are looking towards starting a business, one of your best options is to go into educational consulting business. This type of business is less competitive and it is profitable.

  1. Production and Retailing of Educational Materials for Disables

There are special learning materials (learning aids) for the disabled. If you are looking towards starting a business in the education industry, a business that is less competitive, then you should look towards going to the production and retailing of educational materials for disables.

  1. Start an Adult Education Center

There are men and women out there who for one reason or the other did not attend formal schools; hence they can’t read and write. Good enough this set of people have the opportunities to go back to school; many thanks to adult education. If you are in the education sector or you are interested starting a business in the education sector, one of your option is to start an adult education school. If you intend awarding recognized certificates / diplomas in your adult education center, then you should apply for accreditation and license from the education board in your country.

  1. Start an Interior Decoration Training School

Another interesting and profitable business to start in the education industry is to open an interior decoration training school. There are loads of people out there who want to acquire this skill and will be willing to enroll in your interior decoration training school if it is close to them. Just ensure that you give your students the opportunity to learn more of practical then theories. If you intend awarding recognized certificates / diplomas in your interior decoration training school, then you should apply for accreditation and license from the education board in your country.

  1. Open a Private Library

A library is a place where people go to read or research on various subject of interest. Opening a private library is not common though, but it is a thing that can be done by an individual. If you are interested in opening a private library you can source for partnership with your local government or you can do it alone. If your library is well – equipped and well – located, then you are likely not going to find it difficult to convince people to register and pickup membership.

  1. Open a Museum and Cultural Center

Just like private libraries, museum and cultural center is a business that is not common in the private sector. That does not mean that private investors couldn’t possibly open a museum and cultural center. If you have the capacity to setup a museum, then by all means go all the way to establish one. You also have the option of going into partnership with the government of your country. As a matter of fact, if your museum is well equipped and strategically located, you can attract visitors from all over the world.

There you have it; now you see the vast business opportunities which the education industry offers. Those who have gone before you in the business in this sector know that a lot lies to be gained from this industry. This singular reason should be one of the reasons why you have got to make up your mind on one or more of these business ideas and then act fast.

50 Profitable Financial Services Business ideas for 2017

Are you interested in starting a business in the financial service industry? If YES, here are 50 great business ideas in the financial services industry for 2017.

  1. Start a Mortgage Bank

If you are interested to start a business in the financial services industry, one of your options is to start a mortgage bank. This type of business requires a huge capital base and you would need a license from the government of your country, before you can be allowed to legally operate a mortgage bank. No doubt if your mortgage bank is well positioned, you will surely attract loads of clients who will be more than willing to do business with you – expressly major players in the real estate industry.

  1. Start a Micro – Finance Bank

Another thriving business that an investor who is looking to start a business in the financial service industry should consider is a micro – finance bank. You should be able to prove that people can trust you with their cash, which is why the financial requirement for starting a bank is not the kind of money that any investor might just raise without stress. The capital base for starting a micro – finance bank varies from countries to countries but over and above, it is in the range of millions of dollars.

  1. Start an Investment Bank

Starting an investment bank is yet another highly thriving and profitable business venture in the financial services industry which an investor who intends to start a business should consider starting. If you have the capital requirement and of course the qualifications, then you should by all means approach the central bank of your country, request for the requirements needed to start an investment bank. Once you are able to meet the requirements you will be issued a license to start your own invest bank.

  1. Start a Community Bank

There are several niches in the banking sector and one of them is a community bank. Of course, the requirement for starting a community bank is lower when compared to the requirements needed to start a commercial bank, a mortgage bank and an investment bank.

So, if you are looking towards starting a business in the finance services industry, then one of your options is to start a community bank especially if you have what it takes to meet up with the requirements needed before you can be awarded a commercial bank license. It is a profitable and thriving business venture that is open to investors.

  1. Start an Auditing Firm

If you are a chartered accountant and you are looking towards starting your own business in the financial services industry, then one of your best options is to start an auditing firm. There is a pretty large market for auditing firms; there are loads of organizations out there that are willing to hire external auditors to help them audit their accounts.

No doubt if your auditing firm is well positioned and you are good at networking and marketing, you will definitely secure loads of auditing contracts from corporate organizations because it is the practice for corporate organizations to at least audit their accounts once in a year.

  1. Develop and Sell Accounting and Banking Software Applications

Accounting and banking software applications makes running the accounts of organizations go smoothly and with little or no hitches. So, if you are a software developer and are looking towards starting a business in the finance services industry, then one of your best options is to start developing and selling accounting and banking software applications.

Software applications such as Peachtree, QuickBooks, Navision, BusinessVision 32, MAS 90 & MAS 200, ACCPAC Pro series, AccountMate, SAP, NetSuite, Oracle, Kashoo, Microsoft Dynamics and Sage et al are all doing pretty well in the market and if you are able to come up with something similar of even more user friendly you will sure get a fair share of the existing market.

  1. Retail Finance Related Books

One thing is certain, if you are interested in making money from any industry, you don’t necessarily need to be a core professional before you can tap into the industry. This is simplybecause of the point that there are several business opportunities along the value chain of an industry. As a result, if you are looking towards tapping from the value chain in the finance industry, then one of your options is to start retailing finance related books. It is a business that you can successfully start without any basic finance related qualifications.

  1. Start Blogging about Finance Related Topics

If you are professional in the finance services industry and are looking towards starting a simple business in the industry that wouldn’t in any way affect your 9 – 5 job , or any other business at all, then your options is to start blogging on finance related topics. No doubt if you have useful contents on your blog, that you will attract traffic. What is more, the more the traffic you attract to your blog; the more money you will make.

This is so because before any organization can place adverts on your blog they would want to first of all know the amount of traffic you attract to your blog. Please note that one of the secrets of retaining your readers and attracting new readers to your blog is to be consistent in posting fresh and useful contents as much as you can.

  1. Start a Finance Related TV Show

Another business idea in the finance services industry that an entrepreneur who intends starting a business in the industry should consider opening is to start a finance related TV show. Although there are several finance related TV shows out there, but that does not in any way stop you from starting yours. If your TV show is well organized and packaged to address key finance issues, you will show attract large viewership and of course mouthwatering sponsorship deals from major players in the financial industry in your country.

It is a cool way of making money, but you must always be your toe when it comes to developing contents for the TV show. This is because of the point that one of the ways through which you can continue to be relevant is by having great contents. So, you have to be up and doing when it comes to research.

  1. Start a Finance Related Talk Show on Radio

Of course, it is more expensive to buy slots on TV than it is for the radio. So if you are looking towards starting a finance related talk show and you don’t have the finance to purchase airtime on TV, then going to the radio might just be your best option.

The truth is that, if your radio talk show is well organized and packaged to address key financial issues, then you will show attract large listenership and of course mouthwatering sponsorship deals from major players in the financial industry in your country. It is a cool way of making money, but you must always be your toe when it comes to developing contents for the radio talk show.

  1. Author Finance Related Books

If you are in the academia and you happen to be in the finance departments or any finance related department, and are looking towards starting a business in the finance services industry, then one of your options is to author finance related books. It is a cool way of making money- especially if you are a recognized professor, doctor or professional in the finance services industry.

Aside from authoring text books that can be used for finance related qualifications and certifications exams, you can also write financial self – help books that the average persons out there can find handy in their personal lives and businesses. Topics such as how to prepare your budgets and how to track your expenses et al won’t be a bad idea for the start.

  1. Start an Investment Club

There are loads of people out there who are too lazy to mount the seriousness involved when it comes to investing for the future. For some of such people may happen to find themselves in the midst of investment minded people and so they will definitely need to buckle up. So, if you are looking to start a trade in the finance related industry, then one of your options is to start an investment club. The investment club could be targeted towards your colleague at work, people in your church or people in your neighborhood. It is a way of getting people to participate in the finance services industry.

  1. Start Publishing Finance Newspaper

Publishing finance newspaper is yet another thriving and profitable business venture that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business in the finance services industry should consider starting. There are several finance based dailies and there is still room for more because people would always seek information that is useful to them. So if you know you have what it takes to compete with publishers of financial newspapers, then by all means join the fray.

  1. Start Publishing a Finance Magazine

Another thriving and profitable business that an entrepreneur who is looking towards starting a business in the finance services industry should consider starting is publishing of finance magazine. When it comes to generating incomes, magazine companies exploit the sale of their magazines in newsstands, from advertisement from stakeholders and of course from those who sign – on to prepaid subscriptions and when it comes to distributing magazines, most magazines publisher make use of the mailing system, bookshops, strategic news – stands, through registered vendors and selected pick – up locations et al.

Beyond every reasonable doubt, the competition in the magazine industry is high but one thing is certain, if you are able to set a standard in the industry, you are sure going to get committed and faithful readers who would not mind paying annual subscription fee upfront.

  1. Start an Investment Club for Kids

Catching them young especially when it comes to positive things or habits is perhaps one of the easiest way to secure the future of the next generation. So, if you are looking towards building a generation that will become active in the finance services industry, then you sure bet is to start an investment club for kids. All you need to do is to ensure that investment topics are broken down to the simplest level so as to enable kids grab the concept.

  1. Start Trading Forex

Trading forex is yet another thriving and profitable business venture that an entrepreneur who is looking towards starting a business in the finance services industry should consider starting. Trading currencies online could be a risky venture, but it is indeed a very rewarding online business. If you have good analytic skills and you have sound knowledge on cash flow and the exchange market, you can do well as a forex trader.

You can Google forex trading platforms and tutorials to learn how to become a professional forex trader. This aspect is very needful, as you would really need to do some exhaustive research to pull through.

  1. Start a Bureau De Change

Starting a bureau de change is yet another thriving and profitable business venture that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business in the finance services industry should consider starting. A bureau de change is a place where people change currencies.

For example; if you travel all the way from the United States of America to Nigeria and you don’t want to go to the bank to change your US Dollars to Naira, then your option is to visit a bureau de change where you are likely going to get a better deal. So, if you are setting up a bureau de change, ensure that you choose a location inside an airport or somewhere close to an airport; bureau de change thrives in such areas.

  1. Provide Bullion Van Services

If you are looking towards starting a business in the finance services industry, then one of your options is to provide bullion van services to banks and other related financial houses where huge cash are transported from one location to another. Bullion vans are the vehicles that are used for the purpose of transporting large amount of cash most often from the Central Bank to a commercial bank. It is a cool way of making money but you must ensure that you fortify your security system before you can secure contracts from banks.

  1. Go into the Manufacturing of Money Counting Machines

If you have visited the bank you would have come across money counting machines. Money counting machines are machines that are used to count cash before handing the cash over to the client or before receiving the cash from a client who came to pay in money. In the value chain in the financial industry; those that are into the manufacturing of money counting machines are recognized.

So if you are looking towards starting a business in the finance services industry, then one of your options is to go into the manufacturing of money counting machines. It is a cool way of making money from the industry because banks can’t do without money counting machines.

  1. Start the Retailing of Money Counting Machines

If you do not have the financial capacity to go into the manufacturing of money counting machine and you interested in that line of business, then you have the option of retailing counting machines. The banks in your city and country as a whole are your major clients so you must do all it takes to market your money counting machines to them. It is a cool way of making money especially if your money counting machines is unique and efficient.

  1. Start a Coaching Center to Prepare Students for Finance Related Certification Exams

It is the practice of students who wants to write professional exams to attend coaching centers in order to prepare effectively for their exams. If you are academic inclined, then one of the business you should consider starting in the finance services industry is to open a coaching center where students attend lectures in preparation for finance related certification exams. It is a cool way of making money and you will definitely attract loads of students if the success rate (those who become chattered) is much in your coaching center.

  1. Offer Bookkeeping and Accounting Services for Mom and Pop Businesses

There are loads of mom and pop businesses that are ignorant when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting- hence their businesses are prone to suffer. Good enough some of these business are willing to pay professionals who can come around to help them handle their accounting and keep their books. So, if you are looking towards starting a business in the finance services industry, then one of your options is to offer bookkeeping and accounting services to mom and pop businesses in your community.

As a matter of fact, you can successfully launch this type of business with little or no start – up capital. The major things you need is your accounting qualification / certification and the determination to work and source for clients.

  1. Start a Debt Collection Business

There are people who are specialized in debt collection – especially bad debts. If you are interested in starting a business in the finance services industry, then one of the options available to you is to start a debt collection business.

There are loads of people out there who will be more than willing to hire your services once they realize that you have what it takes to help them reclaim their monies from their debtors. In this type of business, you make money by earning commission or percentage from the debts you are able to recover. In essence you negotiation skills will help you to earn more.

  1. Start a Mortgage/Debt-Reduction Service

There are professionals whose jobs are to help people re – negotiate their mortgage / debt, with the essence of helping them get a better deal – reduce their debt. If you are experienced in this regard, then you should look towards starting this type of business. As a matter of fact, this is one of the businesses in the finance service industry that you can successfully start with little or no start – up capital.

Please note that you will make money from this type of business based on commissions and perhaps percentage as agreed.

  1. Go into the Printing of Check Books

Another thriving and profitable business that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business in the finance services industry should consider starting is to go into the printing of check books for banks. You will quite agree that check books play an important role in the banking industry.

If you have a current account with a bank, then you will be presented with a check book that you can use to withdraw cash or pay people for their services and goods et al. So if you know you have what it takes to legally print check books, then it is a business that you should start simply because there is a large market for check books.

  1. Start a Credit and Thrift Business

Credit and thrift business is yet another thriving and profitable business venture in the finance services industry that an entrepreneur who is interested in making a living should consider starting. Credit and thrift business is a business that helps traders and artisans who earn money daily to save; the thrift collector goes around collecting their daily savings and then presenting it to them at the end of the month. A thrift collector makes money by earning a percentage from the daily saving amount that a customer saves.

  1. Start a Money Lending Business

Another thriving and profitable business in the finance industry that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business should consider starting is a money lending business. If you have banking experience or any other related financial experience and you are looking towards becoming your own boss, then you should consider starting your own money lending business. One good thing about this type of business is that you can start on a small scale by lending money to family and friends and then grow it to a big and highly profitable venture.

  1. Start a Finance Consulting Firm

Finance consulting business is yet another thriving and profitable business in the finance services industry. Finance consultants offer consulting services that ranges from budgeting to savings to investments et al. If you have the required qualifications and experiences then you should consider starting a finance consulting firm. You can consult for businesses, for the government and for individuals as well.

  1. Start a Hedge Fund

If you are a big time investor looking for ways to expand your investment portfolio, then you should consider starting a hedge fund firm. You may want to ask ‘what is a hedge fund?’ Hedge fund can be simply defined as is a regulated investment fund (a much wider range of investment and trading activities) that is typically open to a limited range of investors who pay a performance fee to the fund’s investment manager who invest the funds and bring returns.

If you run a hedge fund firm, the easiest way for you to make money is to help your clients make more money. The income you generate is based on your performance which is why most hedge fund managers employ different investment strategies to generate good returns for their clients. In other words, the performance fee is indeed the defining characteristic of a hedge fund.

  1. Start a Mortgage Brokerage Business

Mortgage Brokerage firms are established with the sole aim of providing a convenient platform in form of long term loan to those who want to buy their own property. With the loan you get from the bank via a mortgage brokerage firm, you can finance any property of your choice as long as you pass the screening and evaluation process. The screening and evaluation is put in place so as to ensure that due process is followed before issuing a loan and the person receiving the loan must be credit worthy.

In other words, Mortgage Brokerage firms stand as the middle men between a Bank and Mortgage bank, as the case may be and the individual or organization seeking to buy a property. Anybody, or group of investors may start and own a mortgage brokerage firm as long as they meet the requirements for establishing such organization in the country they intend establishing the business.

  1. Become a Tax Consultant

Another thriving and profitable business in the finance services industry that an entrepreneur who is interested in making money can successfully start is to become a tax consultant and possibly start a tax preparation business. Tax is one of the major means of generating funds for the governments of any country so as to enable them finance their expenditure. It is therefore very important for all businesses that exist in a country to pay the appropriate tax.

Truth is that each country has its own laws governing the payment of taxes and they administer it very seriously. That is why you might see people, including big time business men / women and even public figure go to jail if they evade tax.

  1. Help People Manage Their Investment Portfolios

Creating wealth from the scratch is not an easy task; and what most people fail to realize is that managing wealth is one of the most difficult things to do. It is indeed more difficult than creating wealth itself which is why wealthy people employ professionals to help them manage their various investment portfolios.

So, if you have the required qualifications and experience, then one of your options of starting a business in the finance industry is to help people manage their investment portfolios. Celebrities, professional sportsmen and sportswomen and all those who became wealthy ‘overnight’ are some of the people you can work for.

  1. Become a Financial Advisor to Retirees

There are loads of people out there who are scared of retiring from their businesses or from government or corporate organizations simply because they don’t know how to manage their retirement entitlements (gratuity, pension and other retirement benefits). If you are a financial expert cum planner, then one of the businesses that you can start in the finance services industry is to become a financial advisor to retirees. I am sure that there are loads of retirees out there who will be more than willing to hire your services if they are sure they will get the best from you.

  1. Invest in Bonds Online

Another simple and cool way of making money in the finance services industry is to start investing in bonds online. Anyone who intends going into any form of business or investment naturally is expected to build his or her capital. Hence, if you want to invest in Bonds online; the first thing that is expected of you is to have the required capital to invest.

You might want to save up to meet your desired capital, or you might want to pool the resources together via close family members and good friends. The amount in question which you intend investing is up to you. Be sure you set a target and discipline yourself to save it up before launching out on your investment.

  1. Become a Stock Broker

You may have found yourself wanting to be like some of the very successful stock brokers at some point or the other. The truth would always remain that there is   wealth in the stock industry. This is one of the reason why the stock brokers smile to the banks at all times. As such, if you are looking for a business to start, you may want to consider being a stock broker.

  1. Invest in the Stock Exchange

One of the safest things for anybody to do is to keep money in a place where the interest would continue to increase without any effort; and investing in the stock exchange is one of those avenues. When you do invest in stocks, as long as you have done your due diligence, the stocks you bought would continue to appreciate in value if all things remain equal. You might then be able to sell your stocks to make profits or buy more so as to build your stock portfolio.

  1. Build Investment Tools

Stock investing tools could help you with the research and you would be able to make your own decision based on your findings. So, if you are a beginner in the world of stock exchange, the following tools would guide you towards starting and becoming a pro. Example of investment tools areInvestools.com, fidelity.com, Investors.com, Google Finance, finviz, The Morningstar, The Motley Fool, Fund Fact Sheets, The Yahoo Finance and The Investopedia et al.

  1. Start Investing in Silver

If you have the desire to invest in precious metals, you might want to ask loads of questions to know if investing in one of your option – Silver, is indeed a good investment portfolio to have considering the speculation that goes on in the trading floor. If you are in doubt whether to invest in silver or not, you must know that records has it that whenever the Stock Market crashes, and the central banks has to alter tack and flood the markets with liquidity, it is observed that silver always to do far better than other precious metals in the market including gold in periods like this.

  1. Start Investing in Gold

Investors who have experienced a boom in the gold venture know how important it is to not joke with such an investment as gold. From time immemorial till now; there has always been the demand for gold. This demand might not be so readily met within a short space of time because gold isn’t manufactured, but mined.

Therefore, over the years experts have come to realize that the demand for gold might not plummet but rather would be on the increase because of its demand from nations whose thirst for gold is on the increase. Therefore, you can be sure that as the demand for it increases, the price definitely would follow suit thereby giving investors adequate returns on their investments.

  1. Become a Budget Consultant

There are loads of people and organizations who struggle with preparing budgets, hence the need for budget consultants to help them handle that aspect of their business. So if you are a budget expect and you are looking for a business to launch in the finance industry, then one of your options is to become a budget consultant.

  1. Start a Cash – in – Transit Company

Another thriving and profitable finance services related business that an entrepreneur can start is cash – in – transit business. What really is the cash in transit business all about? Simply put, it has to do with the mobile or physical transfer of banknotes, coins, as well as other valuable items from one location to another. These locations include; bank branches, ATM center, cash centers as well as other retailers.

In most cases the people who render such services fall under the category of private security companies. These companies are also known as logistics companies and are to a large extent expected to obey the transport and security legislations in the country from where they operate from. This is because the laws vary from one country to another.

  1. Start ATM Installation and Maintenance Company

No doubt the advent of ATM has indeed made available business opportunities for entrepreneurs. One of the finance services business that an entrepreneur can successfully launch is to start ATM installations and maintenance business.

There are loads of ATMs scattered all around the United States and of course in most parts of the world and it won’t be out for place for these machines to be serviced and maintained regularly in order for them to continue to function effectively as expected. Please note that you would require technical / engineering training before you can start this type of business.

  1. Start the Supply of POS Machines

Aside for ATMs another banking tools that you can easily find in business outlets is Point of Sale Machines. As a matter of fact, the banks don’t manufacture POS machines themselves, they buy from suppliers. So, if you are looking for a thriving and profitable finance services business to start, then one of your options is to start supplying POS machines to banks. When you supply to banks, it is the duty of the bank to link the POS machine to a customer’s account as requested. No doubt there is a large market for POS machines simply because of the role they play in business transactions.

  1. Open a Mobile Money Shop

Mobile money is another concept in the finance services industry that is gaining ground rapidly. Mobile money is all about making payment for goods and services from your mobile phone. The fact that people who make use of mobile money look for places to fund their wallet or to even withdraw cash makes it necessary to have mobile money outlets.

Becoming a mobile money agent or mobile money merchant is simple, all you need to do is to approach a bank and then fill out the necessary forms and submit the required documents. The money you make from this type of business is based on commissions, which is why you must ensure that you position your mobile money outlet so as to attract customers on a regular basis.

  1. Become a Risk Management Consultant

Another finance services business idea that an entrepreneur who is interested in making money should consider starting is to become a risk management consultant. Many entrepreneurs who go into business often forget to carry out risk assessment before venturing into the business. The truth is that the reason why many business owners fail in their business is simply because they did not take into account the risk involved in the business and how to manage the risk.

When you have a good risk management plan in place, you are able to mitigate business challenges from its early stage before they grow big to become an emergency and then strangulate your business.

  1. Start a Commercial Loan Brokerage Company

Commercial loan brokerage business is yet another thriving and profitable finance services business that an entrepreneur can successfully start. A commercial loan brokerage company is an alternative non – bank firm that stands as intermediaries between people who want to lend money and those who have monies to lend (Could be bank); they lend money to people in a short – term basis. It is indeed a commercial enterprise and the interest rate is normally higher than what is obtainable from the banks. No doubt starting this kind of business will require that you have a solid financial base, but the fact remains that it is a highly profitable venture and the risk involve is much.

  1. Start Investing in Penny Stock

Another thriving and profitable finance services business that an entrepreneur can start is investing in penny stock. Penny Stocks are the stocks that are sold for less than a dollar in the stock market. It is sold at a cheap rate so as to facilitate quick selling and buying decisions from those buying and those selling. Investors in the stock market can afford to take the risk to deal in Penny Stock since the most often the money invested in it is not too much.

Therefore, if you want to invest in Penny Stock online, you should not forget the fact that Penny Stocks is highly volatile, simply because of the high rate of speculation associated with it. If you want to invest in Penny stocks, then you must be aware of the high risk associated with it despite the urge profits and quick returns on your investments.

  1. Start a Venture Capitalist Firm

Starting a venture capital firm may not be as easy as most people think, but you can rest assured that with the right information and qualifications, you can successfully establish your own venture capital firm and position it to start making profits within a short time. The need for investors to invest in start-ups and small businesses across the globe is increasing by the day, so if you want to cash-in on this as an investor, then you are on the right track when you establish your own venture capital firm.

No doubt if you have the desire and the magic touch to turn around the fortune of small businesses or start-ups, then you can become successful when you establish your own venture capital firm. The fact still remains that you must be interested in the growth of smaller companies and young entrepreneurs if you are to do well in this line of business.

  1. Start a Mutual Fund Firm

Amongst the investment vehicles available to investors is the Mutual Funds. In simple terms, the Mutual funds is a pool of cash generated from various private investors with the same goal, interest and investment philosophy, for the sole aim of investing in stocks, bonds, assets, other securities and money market instruments. The fund is managed by a professional fund manager on behalf of the investors.

The good thing about mutual fund is that the investors are able to decide to sell their shares directly to the public just like every other company that is listed in the stock exchange. So if you are looking towards starting a finance services business, then one of your options is to start a mutual fund firm.

50 New Information Technology Small Business ideas in 2017

Do you want to start a tech based startup? If YES, here are 50 new information technology small business ideas for 2017 (biotech, mobile phones, telecom).

  1. Start Manufacturing Computers

Another good business idea in the telecommunication industry that an investor can successfully start is the manufacturing of computers (Desktops, Notebooks and Laptops et al). It is a thriving and lucrative business venture to go into.

If you are choose to start this business, then know that you are going to be competing with leading brands like HP, Dell, Compaq, Sonny and other regional leading brands. But one thing is certain, your computers / laptops are durable and affordable you will sure get a fair share of the existing market. Just ensure that you adopt aggressive marketing strategy.

  1. Open a One Stop Info Tech Shop

An IT one – stop – shop is one of the highly thriving info tech businesses that any IT inclined entrepreneur should consider starting. An IT one – stop – shop is place where people purchase their I.T. gadgets, download stuffs, buy computers and mobile phones, smartphones, accessories, repair their computers, mobile phones, cameras and other I.T. gadgets. The truth is that if your I.T. shop is indeed a one stop shop, then you will always smile to the bank because you are sure going to attract loads of clients per day especially if your shop is centrally located in a busy city.

  1. Start Repairing Smart Phones

Another Info tech business idea that an entrepreneur can launch is to open a smart phone repair center; a place where people can repair their smart phones, tablets and pads. The truth is that if you can successfully secure a nice location to open this type of business, you will attract loads of clients simply because of the large numbers of people that owns smart phones, tablets and pads et al. So if you are techie inclined, then with little training you can open your own smart phone repair shop.

  1. Start Repairing Computers

Repairing of computers (laptops and desktops) is yet another thriving and profitable info tech business idea that an entrepreneur who is looking towards starting a business can start. All you need to do to get this business going is to acquire computer repair skills, purchase the required repair tools and then rent a shop in a good location. There is indeed a large market for this type of business simply because there is hardly any corporate organization where you won’t find computers and of course computers can become faulty hence the need for repairs.

  1. Open an Outsource Call Center

Towards the end of the 20th century, corporations in the United States and United Kingdom started outsourcing some of their businesses to other countries such as India, China and Philippines et al. Call center services is among the business services that are outsourced simply because it is economical to do so.

So, if you live in India, China, Philippines, Nigeria et al and you are looking towards starting an info tech business, then one of your option is to start an outsourcing call center business. Although this type of business is capital intensive, but at the same time it is highly profitable especially if you know how to source for businesses from multinationals that are willing to outsource their call center jobs.

  1. Start Designing, Building and Maintaining of Call Centers

There are IT specialist that are specialized in designing, building and maintaining of call centers; it is a business in the info tech industry that is profitable and thriving going by the numbers of call centers that are established in the United States and of course in most parts of the world.

So if you are looking for a business to start in the information technology industry, then one of your options is to start the designing, building and maintenance of call centers. Of course you would need some IT certifications and trainings before you can successfully run this type of business. The business involves call center software applications development and installation, and hardware installation as well.

  1. Start a Server Building Company

Another thriving and profitable info tech business that an entrepreneur who is interested in making money can start is serve building business. Servers play important roles in telephony and internet and intranet connections in corporate organizations. As a matter of fact, there is hardly any corporate organization where you won’t find servers (server rooms). It makes networking and business in general run smoothly. So, if you are looking towards starting your own IT related business, then one of your options is to start a server building company.

  1. Sale and Servicing of IT Equipment and Machines

Sell and servicing of IT equipment and machines is yet another profitable and thriving info tech business that an entrepreneur can successfully launch. IT gadgets like servers, computers, fax machines, and routers et al are all machines that once in a while needs to be serviced in order to enable them perform effectively and efficiently. Thus, if you have related info tech training, then you should consider going into the sale and services of IT equipment and machines. All you need to do is to me aggressive in marketing your services especially to corporate organizations and SMEs et al.

  1. Start a Telecommunication Company

Telecommunication companies are active players in the info tech industry; they are known as services providers. This type of business is capital intensive which is why big – time investors are the people taking advantage of the business. As a matter of fact, the amount required to acquire operating license from any country is pretty massive.

If you are a big time investor and you are interested in starting a business in the info tech industry, then one of your best options is to start a telecommunication company. Aside from the fact that it is capital intensive starting this type of business, you will quite agree that is indeed a lucrative and profitable business venture.

  1. Open a Cyber Café

If you are looking towards starting a small scale business in the info tech industry, then one of your options is to open a cyber café. Although with the advent of cheaper smartphones and also cheaper internet bundles cyber cafés are no longer as profitable as it used to be but nevertheless, if you strategically locate your cyber café, you will sure attract clients.

  1. Start an Online Library Business (e – library)

Online library is another platforms where people learn different subjects at an affordable fee. The internet has made it possible for people from different parts of the world to be registered in the same library. Online library (e – library) is a resource center where you can comfortably conduct a thorough research and study from the comfort of your home no matter the part of the world you live in as long as you have internet enabled device (smartphones, computers, notebooks, tablets et al).

People pay registering fees and of course membership fees to make use of online libraries. If you looking towards starting a business in the info tech industry, then starting a well – equipped e – library is one of your options. You can start your own online library (e – library) and attract membership from different parts of the world.

  1. Become an Internet Provider

You can apply and obtain a license to become an internet provider in your country. In recent time, the numbers of internet users has increased tremendously simple because of the availability of several internet providers. So if you are looking towards starting a business in the info tech industry, then one of your options is to become and internet provider; it is a thriving and profitable business venture.

  1. Go into the Manufacturing of Computer Parts and Accessories

Another thriving and profitable info tech business that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business should consider starting is to go into the manufacturing or computers parts and accessories. Computer parts and accessories such as computer / laptop screen, mouse, external speaker, keyboard, laptop batteries, power pack (adopters), webcams, HDI cables, power cables and external memory and hard drive are highly marketable.

  1. Go into the Manufacturing of Mobile Phone Accessories

Manufacturing of mobile phone accessories is yet another thriving and profitable info tech business that an entrepreneur can successfully start. There is a large market for mobile phones accessories such as earphones, batteries, phone casing, charger and Bluetooth devices et al. Si if you are looking towards starting a business in the info tech industry, then one of your options is to go into the manufacturing of mobile phone accessories.

  1. Sale of Call Cards and Data Bundles

Selling of call cards and data for different networks is another easy to start business in the info tech industry. Aside from people that subscribe to post – paid packages for their mobile phones / GSM, most people buy call cards and data on a regular basis. Depending on the country you reside, there are several telecommunications companies that you can deal in their call cards and data bundles. Selling call cards and data bundles is a simple, easy to establish business that does not require any skills. As a matter of fact, this type of business can thrive in any location as long as there are people who make use of mobile telecommunication and the internet.

  1. Start Developing and Selling Software Applications

As an IT inclined entrepreneur who is interested in making money, one of your options is to start developing and selling software applications; there is a large market for software applications. Develop unique apps for smart phones.

If you make use of smart phones, you will realize how helpful they can be especially when you are stranded and you need direction to get to a destination. There are several Smartphone apps that are very useful for our day to day activities. Unique apps such as ‘Nearest Locator’; an app that can help you locate places like the nearest hospital, the nearest Gas station, the nearest post office, the nearest ATM, the nearest hotel et al.

You can think in that direction and develop your own unique app that will be well accepted globally. All you need to do is to look for a task in the IT world and then build a software to help simplify the task. For example you can develop a software that will help people manage their clientele base (CRM software); you can develop software that will help people manage their payrolls, accounts, online files et al.

  1. Start Your Own Social Networking Site

Another interesting business in the info tech industry that an entrepreneur can successfully start is social networking site. The fact that there are several big time networking websites does not in any way stop you from starting your own social networking site. It may take time before you start making money from the site, but with diligence, dedication and hard work, you will sure start generating income from it.

Part of what you need to do is to choose a niche or concentrate on a target audience that can make it easier for you to attract people to you social networking site. For example; you can start a social networking site to connect doctors and nurses together, you can start a social networking site that connects people of same ethnic groups or people with similar interest et al.

  1. Offer Web Designing Services

Another thriving and profitable info tech related business that an entrepreneur can start is to offer web designing services. Statistics has it that there are well over 350 million active website on the internet and it is not enough to meet the demand of people visiting the internet; there are still pretty much to learn from the internet hence people are opening new websites on a regular basis.

If you know how to design website, you should not restrict the marketing of your website design services to people you can see and visit within your location. There is a large market within the online community waiting to be tapped. All you need to do is to also list your services online and if you are good, you will attract clients from all over the world.

  1. Author and Sell eBooks

Another easy way you can make money from the info tech industry is to author and sell eBooks. There are countless numbers of subjects that you can write about and of course there will be ready market for such subject. One of the easiest ways to generate monies from selling eBooks is to start writing self – help books or books on ‘How To’.

For example, if you are good with graphics, you can write a book on ‘How to create your own logo’ there are loads of people out there that will be willing to pay for such book. EBooks are cheap and easy to make and from one eBook you can continue to generate incomes as long as the information that it contains is still pretty valid and useful. EBooks (electronic books) are books in soft copies and they can be downloaded online from any part of the world.

  1. Start an Online School

Online school is yet another info tech related business idea that an entrepreneur can successfully start. The concept of online learning is rapidly gaining ground; universities all over the world are beginning to create online learning platforms for students all over the world. There several subject someone can study via an online school; it could be obtaining a technical skills and a diploma and it could obtaining a Degree or an MBA et al.

If you are passionate about impacting knowledge, all you need to do is to secure the required license, permits and accreditation from the government of your country and you can successfully start your own degree / diploma awarding online school.

  1. Open an Online Book Store

Another profitable and thriving info tech related business an entrepreneur can successfully launch is to open an online book store. There are book lovers all over the world who are still interested in buying books no matter the amount it will cost them. Starting an online book store is another way of making money from the info tech industry. A company like Amazon.com is making huge revenues from selling books online and you can start something similar. You can sell eBooks, audio books and hard copy books on various subjects and from various authors on your online book store. Please note that starting online book store means that you will make provision for shipping.

  1. Start Blogging

It is safe to classify blogging under info tech industry simply because the internet is the major tool required to blog; blogging is all about educating or passing information to people via an internet portal. Blogging is one of the means several people all over the world are making money from the internet. Blogging is all about creating usefully and perhaps educative content for a targeted audience on the internet. If you think that you have good knowledge on a particular subject, you can make money by sharing your knowledge to a wide range of audience via your blog.

This is how making money from blogging works; if you have good contents on your blog, loads of people (human traffic) will visit your blog. The larger the traffic that visits your blog, the more money you will make. If you blog attracts huge traffic, you can attract adverts from top corporate organization. You can also earn money from your blog via AdSense, by offering subscription services to members and also selling your products via your blog.

  1. Car Tracker Installation and Repair Business

Another trending and highly thriving and profitable business in the info tech industry is car tracker installation and repair business. Global statistics show that the need for car tracking systems in cars is on the increase because of how efficient it has proven to be and as a matter of fact most transport operating companies won’t allow their cars to start plying the roads until they have installed a vehicle tracking system on it. Since the car tracking systems came into existence, it has become very easy for fleet operators to comfortably manage their fleet of vehicles.

With the advent of this device, investing in transport, haulage and logistic business and even ambulance services has become a profitable venture because the tracking device helps keep the drivers under check, monitor the fuel consumption, distance covered and also ensures safety of the vehicle.

  1. Start an IT Networking Company

It is rare to see a corporate organization without a computer and perhaps internet facility; the advent of computer and the internet has indeed given leverages to businesses. Computer services and networking is yet another info tech business that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business should consider starting. There are several organizations, especially SMEs who usually contract the servicing of their computers and networking to vendors.

It is more economical for them to do so as against employing a specialist to handle the role. So if you are a computer engineer, then you should consider starting a computer servicing and networking business; it is indeed a thriving and profitable business venture.

  1. Start Manufacturing Internet Devices (Modem, Mi – Fi, and Reutter et al)

Another profitable and thriving info tech business idea that an entrepreneur who is interested investing in the technology industry should consider starting is to go into the manufacturing of internet devices. Internet devices such as internet modem, Mi – Fi, and Reutter et al are presently in high demand in the United States of America and of course in most parts of the world. So if you are looking for a business to do, then this business idea is one of the options you should embrace.

  1. Open an Online Boutique

It is safe to classify online boutique under the IT industry because the major treading platform online boutique make use of is the internet. If you have eyes for good fashion and you are interested in starting a business in that line and you don’t have all the monies in the world to rent / lease a facility for the conventional bricks and mortar boutique, then starting an online boutique is your best bet. As a matter of fact, online boutique has leverage over brick and mortar boutique. If you run an online boutique, you customer will not be restricted to people within the city where your boutique is located but to people all over the world.

All you need to do maximize your online boutique is to make arrangement for cheaper and reliable shipping services. If that is in place, people from all over the world can conveniently patronize your boutique.

  1. Start Publishing Info Tech Magazine

Another thriving and profitable business that an entrepreneur who is looking towards starting a business in the info tech industry should consider starting is the publishing of info tech magazine. When it comes to generating incomes, magazine companies exploit the sale of their magazines in newsstands, from advertisement from stakeholders and of course from those who sign – on to prepaid subscriptions and when it comes to distributing magazines.

Most magazines publisher make use of the mailing system, bookshops, strategic news – stands, through registered vendors and selected pick – up locations et al. Beyond every reasonable doubt, the competition in the magazine industry is high but one thing is certain, if you are able to set a standard in the industry, you are sure going to get committed and faithful readers who would not mind paying annual subscription fee upfront.

  1. Start an Info Tech TV Program

Another business idea in the info tech industry that an entrepreneur who intends starting a business in the industry should consider starting is to start an info tech related TV show. Although there are several info tech related TV shows out there, but that does not in any way stop you from starting yours. If your TV show is well organized and packaged to address key info tech issues, you will sure attract large viewership and of course mouthwatering sponsorship deals from major players in the info tech industry in your country. It is a cool way of making money, but you must always be your toe when it comes to developing contents for the TV show.

  1. Start an Info Tech Talk Show on Radio

Of course it is more expensive to buy slots on TV than it is for radio. So if you are looking towards starting an info tech related talk show and you don’t have the finance to purchase airtime on TV, then going on radio is your best options. The truth is that, if your radio talk show is well organized and packaged to address key info tech issues, you will show attract large listenership and of course mouthwatering sponsorship deals from major players in the info tech industry in your country. It is a cool way of making money, but you must always be your toe when it comes to developing contents for the radio talk show.

  1. Author Info Tech Books

If you are in the academia and you happen to be in the engineering or info tech departments or any related department and you are looking towards starting a business in the info tech industry, then one of your options is to author info tech related books. It is a cool way of making money especially if you are a recognize professor, doctor or professional in the information technology industry. Aside from authoring text books that can be used for IT related qualifications and certifications exams, you can also write info tech self – help book that the average person out there can find handy in their personal life and business.

  1. Start Organizing Info Tech Fairs / Expos

There are loads of players in the info tech value chain who are looking for platforms to showcase and market their goods and services to their target market. One of such platforms they can leverage on is info tech fairs / expos; a place where entrepreneurs and organizations in the info tech industry can attend to promote and market their goods and services. So if you are good at organizing events and you are interested in starting a business in the info tech industry, then one of your options is to start organizing info tech fairs / expos.

You can organize this event at a city level, state level, national level and international level. The truth is that, if the info tech fair is well organized, you will sure attract not just startups in the info tech industry, but also major players in the industry.

  1. Open a Phone Booth / Call Center

If you are looking for a small scale business to start in the info tech industry, then one of your options is to open a phone booth / call center; a place where people can pay to make calls. This type of business is profitable in places where it is expensive making international calls and even local calls. All you need to start this type of business is a phone box / mobile phone, and a good location.

This is yet another great way to make some cool bucks. Be sure to have enough telephones that can cater to the needs of your teeming customers as they   flock around your place of business.

  1. Start a Rental Service for Info Tech Gadgets (Projectors, Computers et al)

Another easy, thriving and profitable info tech business that an entrepreneur can successfully start is a rental service for info tech gadgets. Gadgets such as projectors, computers, teleprompter et al are info tech gadgets that are in high demand. All you need to do to get this type of business rolling is to conduct a market survey to know the various info tech gadgets that are in high demand so that you will be well guided when making purchase of the info tech equipment that you want to list for rentals.

  1. Start a Mast Building and Installation Company

Mast building and installation is yet another technical howbeit thriving and profitable business in the info tech industry. So if you are considering starting a business in the technology industry, then one of your options is to go into the mast building and installation. Please note that you would need engineering skills before you can successful launch a mast building and Installation Company.

It is very vital that you make your business known to all and sundry. One of the ways through which you can do these is by engaging in rigorous advertisement. There will always be the need to have good marketing plans in place at all times.

  1. Go into the Installations of Optic Fiber Cables

Installation of optic fiber cables is yet another thriving and profitable howbeit technical business in the info tech industry. Optic fiber cables are used in the info tech industry by telecommunication industry for the transfer of internet data et al. So if you are looking towards starting a business in the info tech industry, then one of your options is to go into the installations of optic fiber cables for telecommunication companies.

  1. Develop Antivirus for Smart phones and Computers

If you are a software programmer, one of the info tech related business idea that you can pursue is to develop antivirus for smart phones and computers. Once you are successful in developing antivirus software that is effective, you are sure going to make cool cash from the software especially if you know how to push it into the market. It is a thriving and profitable business a techie inclined entrepreneur should consider starting.

Biotechnology Related Business Ideas

Biotechnology can be simply defined as the application of technical advances in life science to develop commercial products. A biotechnology company is any company whose services or products are designed, made or delivered with the aid of biotechnology methods. As a matter of fact, all technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives, to make or modify products or processes for specific use as classified under the biotechnology industry.

  1. Open a Cloning and Enhancing Lab (Plant and Animal Breeding)

Cloning and enhancing lab is one of the promising business in the biotechnology industry that an entrepreneur who is interested in the industry can successfully start. Cloning and enhancing lab are involved in the enhancing of plant and animal traits by making use of biotechnology on like in time past where traditional methods like cross-pollination, grafting, and cross-breeding are used. It is an advance business and it is a business that is reserved for core professionals in the biotechnological industry.

  1. Start a Fertilizer Production Company

Organic and non – organic fertilizers are needed in the agriculture sector and they are all products that are partly from the chemical industry and also from the biotechnological industry. There is indeed a large market for this type of business. There is hardly any country where farming is not encouraged; as a matter of fact, government of most countries subsidized fertilizers for farmers in their country so as to encourage people to go into farming.

So if you are considering starting a business in the biotechnology industry, you can consider going into organic and non – organic fertilizer production. The easiest ways of making it pretty big in fertilizer manufacturing business is to win over the government of your country. In most countries, the government is always the biggest customer of fertilizers products.

  1. Start a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company

In the production of some drugs, biotechnology processes are used hence it will be safe to classify drugs production business under the biotechnological industry. So if you are looking towards starting a business in the biotechnological industry, then you have the option of opening a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. It is a highly profitable and thriving business howbeit it is a business that is highly regulated. If you want to start this type of business, then you would be required to apply and obtain the necessary license and permits from the government of your country.

  1. Go into the Production of Electronic Cigarette

Another thriving and profitable biotechnological related business that an entrepreneur should consider starting is to go into the production of e – cigarette. Before going into this type of business, you need to confirm from the appropriate authority in your country to be sure you can successfully start e – cigarette Production Company.

  1. Start an Industrial Strength Fiber Production Company

Industrial strength fiber production business is yet another biotechnology business that an entrepreneur who is interested in the industry can successfully start. Industrial strength fiber is used in the production of bullet – proof vests et al.

  1. Go into the Production of Bio-fuels

The production of bio-fuel is yet another thriving and profitable business in the biotechnological industry that an entrepreneur can successfully start. Just ensure that you conduct a thorough feasibility studies and market survey before going into this type of business. Handling chemicals sometimes night require high level of carefulness. This is where the need to hire experts and those who have garnered the experiences in the past come to fore,

  1. Go into the Production of Vaccines

Another thriving and profitable business in the biotech industry that an entrepreneur can successfully start is to go into the production of vaccines. Vaccines are very useful when it comes to disease prevention, disease control and of course in the public health department. This is in no doubt a big industry, as you would several permits and licenses to be issued by the concerned authorities before you are allowed to commence trade.

It also does require a huge amount of startup funds. Some of the ways through which you can get funds include; bank loans, angel investors and savings.

  1. Go into the Production of Nutrient Supplementation

The production of nutrient supplements is yet another thriving and profitable biotech business that an entrepreneur can successfully start. In the bid to improve human immune system and health, scientists are now producing genetically improved foods that contain nutrients known to help fight disease or malnourishment. So if you are looking for a business to start in the biotech industry, then one of your options is to go into the production of nutrient supplements; there is indeed a large global market for nutrient supplements.

  1. Pesticide-Resistant Crops

Scientist are working pretty hard to make our world a better place and to simplify the process of production in the agriculture, medicals and other related fields. So if you are interested in starting a biotech related business, then one of your options is to create pesticide resistant crops. It is normal for farmers to make use of pesticides to kill pests in their farms and sometimes the pesticides can affect the crops hence the need for pesticide resistant crops.

  1. Pest Resistant Crops

Another biotech business that is similar to pesticide resistant crops is pest resistant crops. Scientists have been able to make crops that are pest resistant. It means that pest can’t eat up such crops hence there will be no need to apply pesticides when such crops are planted. So if you are interested in the biotechnology industry, then one of your options is to go into the creation of pest resistant crops.

  1. Go into the Production of Celluloid

Celluloid is used in films production, and there is a large market for this product. No doubt the production of celluloid falls under the chemical industry and also the biotech industry. So if you are looking towards starting a business in the biotech industry, a business that requires some level of professionalism and trainings and a business that is thriving and profitable, then one of your options is to go into the production of celluloid. Of course if you are into this type of business, you should be aware that your target market are film makers which is why you should build your marketing strategy to attract them.

  1. Start Recycling Medical Waste

Medical waste recycling business is yet another thriving and profitable business that an entrepreneur who is serious about making money from the biotech industry should consider starting. As a matter of fact, the recycling industry is a thriving industry hence medical waste recycling won’t be an exception. So if you are considering starting a business in the biotech industry, then one of your options is to start a medical waste recycling business.

  1. Go into the Manufacturing of Optic Fibers

Lastly, another thriving and profitable biotech related business that an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business should consider starting is to go into the manufacturing of optic fibers. Optic fiber cables are used in the info tech industry by telecommunication industry for the transfer of internet data et al. So if you are looking towards starting a business in the info tech industry, then one of your options is to go into the manufacturing of optic fiber cables. Your major market is the telecommunication industry.

There is no contesting the fact that those who have started small in this industry, have gone all along to learn the ropes and cut their teeth big-time in this trade. This is something that you too can comfortably achieve. However, it becomes really necessary that you have all the knowledge and skill required of you. Some of these skills and knowledge are such that you can acquire by sitting under the tutelage of an expert, whilst others might be acquired online via technology.

50 Best Online Business Ideas to Start With No Money 2017

Do you want to learn what it takes to start an internet business and make money? If YES, here are 50 best online business ideas to start with no money in 2017.

  1. Online Boutique

If you have eyes for good fashion and are interested in starting a business in that line and you don’t have all the monies in the world to rent / lease a facility for the conventional bricks and mortar boutique, then starting an online boutique is your best bet. As a matter of fact, online boutique has leverage over the brick and mortar boutique. If you run an online boutique, you customer will not be restricted to people within the city where your boutique is located but to people all over the world.

All you need to do maximize your online boutique is to make arrangement for cheaper and reliable shipping services. If that is in place, people from all over the world can conveniently patronize your boutique.

  1. Freelance Content Writer

If you are a skilled and creative writer and you have enough time at your disposal, then you can earn good income from the internet. There are loads of websites you can secure high paying writing jobs from. Some of the sites where you can bid for freelance writing jobs are freelancer.com, upwork.com, guru.com and elance.com et al. From these sites you can get writing jobs that can comfortable pay your bills while you are in – between jobs or still schooling.

  1. Virtual Assistance

Aside from freelance writing jobs, you can offer your services on the internet as a virtual assistant. There are several busy business people or organizations that are willing to hire and pay virtual assistants to help to handle some of their job responsibilities. If you know you have marketable skill sets, then you can earn good money as a virtual assistant.

As a virtual assistant you can handle various job roles for mutable of clients; you can hand roles such as responding to emails, online marketing, products listings, blogger outreaches research and report writings et al.

  1. Sell eBooks

Another easy way you can make bucks from the internet if you are good with creative writing, so as to sell as eBooks. There are countless numbers of subjects that you can write about and of course there will be ready market for such subject. One of the easiest ways to generate monies from selling eBooks is to start writing self – help books or books on ‘How To’. For example, if you are good with graphics, you can write a book on ‘How to create your own logo’ there are loads of people out there that will be willing to pay for such book.

EBooks are cheap and easy to make and from one eBook you can continue to generate incomes as long as the information that it contains is still pretty valid and useful. EBooks (electronic books) are books in soft copies and they can be downloaded online from any part of the world.

  1. Match Making Website (Dating Website)

If you are a relationship expert or passionate about relationships and you are looking towards generating income from your passion, you can start a match making website; an online community where you can help people looking for partners to meet. You duty is to create the enabling environment and you can make money by charging membership fees from aspiring members.

Aside from membership fees, you can also sell you products (books, CDs, DVDs et al) if you have any. You can as well make yourself available for those who would require professional counseling especially as it relates to relationships.

  1. Become a Forex Trader

Trading currencies online could be a risky venture, but it is indeed a very rewarding online business. If you have good analytic skills and you have sound knowledge on cash flow and the exchange market, you can do well as a forex trader. You can Google forex trading platforms and tutorials to learn how to become a professional forex trader.

  1. Sell Videos Online

YouTube and other video publishing sites online and some of the internet platforms you can leverage on to sell your videos. If you can produce videos to teach people how to do stuffs for themselves, and put them online, you will be amazed at the rate people will be placing demand from all over the world for the video.

  1. Start an Ecommerce Store

There are loads of stuff you can sell online. The bottom line is that you can take your groceries store online. You can engage in the sale of perfumes, electronics, tablets, smartphones, flowers, computers or any products online and people will patronize your services. All you need to do is to define the areas you are servicing and ensure that you make adequate provision for shipping.

  1. Sell on eBay

EBay is an internet platform that you can you sell your stuff on. All you need to do is to sign up for their services, play by their rules in listing selling your products and above be extra careful when dealing with your clients.

  1. Offer Graphics Services

There are loads of people out there who are looking for graphic artists to contract their graphics jobs to. If you are a graphic designer, then you can take your services online. You just have to be proactive and aggressive in marketing your services. One good thing about offering graphics services online is that you can sign a long term business deal with just one clients especially if you are good at what you do.

  1. Online Hotel Booking Business

If you live in a country that attracts thousands of visitors / tourists, then you can look towards starting your online hotel booking business. All you need to do is to enter into partnership with hotels around you so that when people book their hotels from your website, they will pay you commission based on the agreement you have with the management of the hotel.

In order to succeed with this type of business, you must ensure that you gain the trust and corporation of the management of the hotels listed on your website and also the trust of tourist / visitors.

  1. Start an Online Sport Betting Business

Sport betting is as old as ancient civilization; as far back as when humans started participating in organized horse racing and wrestling et al. Although people who betted during those era can only do it if they are physically present in the venue of the games.

But that is not the case with this dispensation; with the invention of the internet and of course good and reliable software, you be somewhere in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and place a bet online from a sport betting site that is located in Las Vegas, United States, for a football match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United in United Kingdom. Distance is no longer a barrier when it comes to placing bets on any of your favorite sports. So if you love sports and you love betting, then you should consider starting your own online sport betting business.

  1. Offer Web Designing Services

Statistics has it that there are well over 350 million active website on the internet and it is not enough to meet the demand of people visiting the internet; there are still pretty much to learn from the internet hence people are opening new websites on a regular basis. If you know how to design website, you should not restrict the marketing of your website design services to people you can see and visit within your location. There is a large market within the online community waiting to be tapped. All you need to do is to list your services online and if you are good, you will attract clients from all over the world.

  1. Become a Translator

If you can speak and write two or more languages whether foreign or local languages, then you can comfortably list your services online as a translator. There are many authors of books and producers of films et al who wouldn’t mind translating their books to local dialects or other foreign languages once they can get someone to do it for them at an affordable fee. You can visit elance.com, freelancer.com, oDesk.com and other freelance sites to source for translating jobs.

  1. Transcription Services

Another online service that is close related to translator services is transcription services. If you are good at transcribing, then you can help several public speakers, preachers and teachers et al write their books by simply transcribing their video or audio teachings. You can as well source for transcription jobs from online platforms such as freelancer.com, elance.com and oDesk.com.

  1. Online Research Jobs

Are you a freelancer, and do you have ample time at your disposal? If your answer was a yes to the above questions, then you can make money as a freelance research for several organizations and individuals scattered across the world. All you need is to prove to them that you have what it takes to deliver on set targets and you will secure good paying research and report writing jobs.

  1. Ghost Writing Job

If you are creative writer, then you can start your own online business as a ghost writer. There are countless number of people out there who are overdue to author at least one book but they can’t due to their very busy schedule. All you need to do is to collect their thoughts together and help them for a book.

You can indeed write a book on their behalf. Although your name might not appear in the book, but you are sure of being rewarded adequately for your services. It could be a pay off or on percentage based on the number of copies of the book sold within a period of time et al. All the same it is a good way of making cool cash from the connection you can make with people online.

  1. Online Consulting Services

As a trained consultant, your job is to offer workable advice to your clients; it could be business advice, relationship advice or technical advice et al. The bottom line is that you don’t have to be physically present with your clients before advising them on how to make the best out of their businesses or life. So all you need to do is to leverage on the internet to reach out to your clients.

The truth is that with the internet you can successfully do video calling (Skype calling et al) and live chat with you clients no matter the part of the world where they live in. Just ensure that you list your consulting services online and you will be amazed at the numbers of people from all over the world that will come calling for your services especially if you are considered a pro in the industry.

  1. Start an Online School

There are loads of stuffs you can line online; it could be obtaining a technical skills and a diploma or it could be obtaining a Degree or an MBA et al. If you passionate about impacting knowledge, all you need to do is to secure the required license, permits and accreditation from the government of your country and you can successfully start your own degree / diploma awarding online school.

  1. Online Flight Booking Business

The truth is that you do not need to get the required IATA certification before you can start making money online by booking flights for air travelers online. All you need is computer knowledge, a laptop, an internet device and of course partnership agreement with a registered and certified ticketing company.

With this kind of agreement, you will be required to book flights for clients and you will make your commission. This type of business will not in any way stop you from keeping your regular job or business. It is just a way of making additional income.

  1. Become a Social Media Expert and Manager

If you have enough time and you good with various social media platforms, then you can start an online business managing social media handles for several busy business executives, politicians, government officials, pastors, celebrities and public figures. Of course you must display some level of professionalism and expertise before you can be hired to manage social media pages and handles for people, but the truth remains that you can make pretty cool cash from this type of online business. But trust me, it will take the bulk of your time.

  1. Open an Online Jewelry Store

If you operate a conventional brick and mortar jewelry store, you can leverage on the internet to expand your target market and of course make more monies. All you need to do is to employ the services of a web designer to help you design an online store and then secure a good online payment software and also good shipping arrangement and before you know it, you will start attracting customers from far and wide especially if your prices are highly competitive.

  1. Video Editing Services

Although it is easier for people to post amateur videos on social media platforms this days, but if you are in the business of selling resource video materials, then you must endeavor to be professional with the videos you put up for sale.

If you live in Toronto, Canada, you don’t have to travel through the street of Toronto in search of a video editor, from the comfort of your office you can contract the editing of your videos to an expert somewhere in Tokyo, Japan and they will get the job done for you within record time. So if you have video editing skills, you can list your business on the internet and you can as well source for clients from the online community.

  1. Editing and Proof Reading Business

The nature of this type of business makes it easier to work from home and for clients who are thousands of kilometers away from your country. If you are a good editor and you have eyes for details, then you should consider visiting freelancer.com, elance.com, oDesk.com et al to enroll and become a member. From such platforms, you can get enough editing and proof reading jobs that you can handle.

  1. Photography Business

There is hardly business that cannot leverage on the internet to generate more income. Online Photography is another business that you can successfully launch if you are looking for an internet based business to start. It is simple, if you are a photographer and you are good with photo editing, all you need to do is to list pictures in your archive for sale to the internet community. There are well over 30 million websites and of course these websites need contents which is why they outsource content writing jobs and also photos. If your pictures are good, you can sell them online and they can be used for graphics et al.

  1. Photo Editing Services

Although there are several self – help photo editing software online that you can use to edit your photos, but the fact remains that the photo editing jobs that are handled by professional photo editors can be more detailed and based on specification.

Which is why people who have eyes for details usually contract the editing of their pictures to professional photo editors as against making use of photo editing software. The nature of this type of job make it easier for people to offer photo editing jobs online. If you a skilled photo editor, all you need to do is to list your services online and you are sure going to attract high paying clients from within your country and overseas.

  1. Online Bible School

If you are a Christian and you are passionate about the teachings of Jesus Christ, then you would have come across several online Degree / Diploma / Certificate awarding Bible School. As such; if you are Bible scholar and you are interested in impacting knowledge, then you should consider starting your own online Bible school.

If before now you are discouraged about starting your own Bible school because of the cost of renting facility and acquiring furniture et al, then you don’t need to be discouraged anymore because with the internet, you will spend far less starting an online Bible School compared to what you will spend when setting up a brick and mortar Bible School.

  1. Online Art Gallery (Selling Artworks Online)

Even if you operate a conventional art gallery, that does not in any way stop you from increase your income by selling your artworks online. As a matter of fact, you will attract more customers from the online community and of course will generate more sales. All you need to do is to display the artworks you have on your gallery alongside their prices and shipping expenses and you will be amazed at the numbers of clients you will attract from far and wide. It is indeed a cool way of making more money as an artist.

  1. Offer Voiceover Services

Your good voice and excellent diction is an asset; with it you can generate extra income for as long as you are willing to. It is simple, all you need to do is to Google voiceover outsourcing jobs and you will see loads of them. Ensure that you read through them source for the ones you feel you can handle. As a voiceover artist, you can sign up with an advertising company and they will help you secure voiceover jobs.

  1. Online Marketing Jobs

There are several strategies that an organization can employ to reach out to their target markets on one of them is online marketing. If you have your own products or you choose to sell other people’s products, the internet is one of the cheapest and perhaps easiest ways of marketing goods and services. All you need to do is to sign up with an organization and they will assign some leads to you, you duty is to follow up on them until you generate sales from them and then you will be paid your commission. Following up on them could be sending reminder emails, chatting with them and also video calling them et al.

  1. Online Book Store

There are book lovers all over the world who are still interested in buying books, no matter the amount it will cost them. Starting an online book store is another way of making money from the internet. A company like amzon.com are making huge revenues from selling books online and you can start something similar. You can sell eBooks, audio books and hard copy books on various subjects and from various authors on your online book store. Please note that starting online book store means that you will make provision for shipping.

  1. Sell Software

If you are a software developer of course the internet is your strongest marketing platform. There is a large market for software on the internet. All you need to do is to look for a task in the IT world and then build a software to help simplify the task. For example; you can develop a software that will help people manage their clientele base (CRM software), you can develop software that will help people manage their payrolls, accounts, online files et al.

  1. Start an Online Gaming Business

Game lovers all over the world visit gaming sites to register and play games of their choice. If you are looking towards making money from the internet, one of the ways you can make money is by starting your own online gaming business; a website where various games can be played by game lovers at an affordable fee.

  1. Start an Online Car Dealership Business

You don’t need to own a physical car garage or showroom before you can make money from selling cars. As a matter of fact, it is much easier this days to sell cars online than it is to sell it from a garage et al. All you need to do is to open a website where the cars that you want to sell can be listed (the prices, and specifications et al). You can deal in fairly used cars or brand new cars or both and still attract customers from all over the globe.

  1. Online Skill Acquisition Training

The internet has made it possible for professional trainers to make money via training people without ever meeting them physically. For instance; if you want to train people on how to make hats or how to sow bags or how to make beads et al, all you need to do is to engage them on video chatting. You can as well send your videos and your training manuals online to those for paid for your services. Distance is not a barrier as far as the internet is involved.

  1. Real Estate / Properties Rental Services

Another business that you can start online is real estate / properties rental services. If you are realtor, all you need to do to expand the scope of your target market is to take your real estate business online. The truth is that a larger percentage of those looking for properties to buy or rent would usually search online as against reading through real estate magazines et al. It is easier to take your real estate business online, all you need is a functioning website or even a social media platform to list your properties.

  1. Start Your Own Social Networking Site

The fact that there are several big time networking websites does not in any way stop you from starting your own social networking site. It may take time before you start making money from the site, but with diligence, dedication and hard work, you will sure start generating income from it.

Part of what you need to do is to choose a niche or concentrate on a target audience that can make it easier for you to attract people to you social networking site. For example you can start a social networking site to connect doctors and nurses together, you can start a social networking site that connects people of same ethnic groups or people with similar interest et al.

  1. Buy and Sell Domains

Another interesting and money making business that you can start on the internet is to start buying and selling domains. All you need to do to start this type of business and of course make money is to look for domains with potential for sale, buy them and then source for those who are interested in buying such domain. It might be risky to buy and on to a domain name, but the truth remains that you are likely going to sell at a price that is far more than the price you purchased it; it is similar to real estate investment – some domain name appreciate with time.

  1. Start an Online Maid Agency Service

There are no limits to the types of business you can stand on the internet. One of the business that you can stand online is a maid agency services. Part of what you need to do get this type of business rolling is to network with maid agencies in different cities within your coverage area and help them list maid services online. You can make good commissions from this type of business.

  1. App Development

You are good at developing apps, then you can make good money from the internet. There are loads of apps that are being sold on apps stores and there is still need for more apps. If you can come up with a unique app, you will be amazed at the amount you can generate from selling the app.

  1. Online Library (e – Library)

The internet has made it possible for people from different parts of the world to be registered in the same library. Online library (e – library) is a resource center where you can comfortably conduct a thorough research and study from the comfort of your home no matter the part of the world you live in as long as you have internet enabled device (smartphones, computers, notebooks, tablets et al). People pay registering fees and of course membership fees to make use of online libraries. You can start your own online library (e – library) and attract membership from different parts of the world.

  1. YouTube Advertising

If you are into PR and advertising, one of the ways you can make huge cash is to start a YouTube advertising agencies. Part of what you need to do is to source for YouTube videos that are trending and help your client advertise their product or services on the videos.

  1. Online Magazine and Book Club

This is quite different from e–library, all you need to do is to start a book and magazine club that attracts people of similar interest. If you are creative, you can attract enough members and the money you make from such business is tied to the number of members that are registered in your book club. Membership fees and registering fees et al. One good thing about online magazine and book club is that you can admit members from any part of the world as long as they are ready to keep to the ground rules.

  1. Online Sport Shop

Another business that you can start on the internet is to an online sports shop, a shop where you will sell sporting wears and sports accessories et al. There is a large market for sports wears and accessories. Just like any other e – commerce store, you would need to make arrangement for shipping.

  1. Electronic Cigar Business (e – Cigar Lounge)

Another e – Commerce related business that you can start is opening an online e – cigar business. There are customers for e cigarettes and if you give your business hypes and publicity you will sure make huge money from this business.

  1. Creating and Selling Online Wall Papers

You can start an online business by selling wall papers, although you are not likely going to make huge money from this type of business, but at the same time it is a business that will not take your time. It is a business you can do while keeping your paid employment or handling other big time businesses.

  1. Foreign Language Training / Tutorials

If you can speak and write more than two international languages, then you can make money from the internet. All you need to do is to list your services online and people who need the services your offer will contact you. Just ensure that you have resource materials (softcopies that can aid your teachings). If you know how to speak and write 2 or 3 of any of these languages; French, English, Spanish, Chinese, German and Arabic, then you should consider starting an online foreign language training / tutorials / coaching.

  1. Online Computers and Mobile Phones Store

If you are into buying and selling, there are loads of business that you can make money from and one of them is to open an online computer and mobile phones store. Just like any other e commerce store, you would need a good shipping arrangement for this type of business. You can engage in the sale of fairly used or brand new phones and computers or both. There is a wide international market for such products.

  1. Teach People How To Cook

If you are good with making both local and international dishes, one of the business you can engage in is to start teaching people of to cook. You will be amazed at the high level of response you will get if you list this services online.

Do note that starting any of these businesses, or even more than one business of this type on the internet as stated here, could be one of the best steps you would ever make in life because it is a sure way to make cool money from the internet and become rich for life. So, do take advantage and soon you will smile.

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  1. Intra State Bus Shuttle Services

An Intra state bus shuttle service is yet another money-making transportation business that an entrepreneur can venture into. Intra state bus shuttle services involve transporting passengers from one part of a state / city, to another part of the state / city. Although, in most countries of the world, intra state bus shuttle services is managed by the state government. As such, before starting this type of business, it is important to check with the appropriate authority to be sure that private own companies can go into intra state bus shuttle services.

  1. Cross – Country Bus Shuttle Services

In Africa and in most continents of the world, there are transport companies that are specialized in cross – country bus shuttle services. Cross – country bus shuttle services involves transporting passengers from one country to another country- especially between countries that share borders or countries within the same region. Starting a cross country bus shuttle services is a capital intensive business; acquiring luxurious buses are expensive and you would need security clearance from border patrol officers (immigrations, customs et al).

  1. Inter State Bus Shuttle Services

Inter – state bus shuttle services is another profitable business venture that an entrepreneur should consider starting. Inter – state bus shuttle services involves transporting passenger from one state of country to another state in the same country.

Just like intra state bus shuttle services, in most developed countries, the government is in charge of inter – state bus shuttle services. So, if you are considering starting this type of business, it is important to confirm from the appropriate authority to be sure that private companies or individual business men or women can own inter – state bus shuttle company.

  1. Trucking / Haulage Business

Another highly thriving and profitable transportation related business that an investor can consider starting is trucking / haulage business. The trucking industry plays a very important role in the economy of the world; they provide essential services to the United States economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, machines, equipment, dirt, rocks, building materials, and finished goods over land—typically from manufacturing plants to retail distribution centers and from warehouses to construction sites.

No doubt starting and operating a trucking business can be challenging, but the truth is that it can be rewarding at the same time. One good thing about the industry is that it is open to both big time investors who have the capacity to start the business with fleet of trucks and aspiring entrepreneurs who may one to start with just one truck.

  1. Airport Bus Shuttle Services

Airport bus shuttle services is yet another highly profitable and thriving business venture an entrepreneur who is interested in the transportation business should consider starting. Airport shuttle service is all about transporting passengers and their luggage within the airport, or from their hotels to the airport and vice versa. Depending on the kind of permit you may have obtained to operate your airport shuttle, you would need to acquire a standard and comfortable automobile for this kind of service.

Of course, you need to put people with disabilities into consideration when making plans on the kind of shuttle bus or cars to purchase. All you need to do to get started with pursuing this line of business is to make enquiries from the airport authority in your areas to know if private companies are allowed to run a shuttle service in the airport and the rules and regulation governing shuttle operators.

  1. Dump Truck Business / Waste Disposal Services

Dump truck business or waste disposal services business is another thriving and profitable transportation related business that an entrepreneur who is interested in making money from the transportation business should consider first.

If you are thinking of beginning your own dump truck business, then you should not only look for business from the private sectors, you can also approach the government to negotiate for dump transportation contracts – especially if you live in a community where they contract waste transportation to private companies.

Although you will make more money when you secure a contract to help local authorities transport wastes from one point to another, but you can also make good money from private owned business – especially active players in the construction industry. The truth is that construction site most often will require that debris be moved from the construction site, to a government approved site that is why you most position your dump truck company to work for the government and also private companies.

  1. Food Truck Business

Another highly thriving and profitable business venture that an entrepreneur who can start is a food truck business. A food truck is a large truck or means of transportation that is equipped to cook and to sell food and also to sell ice cream and snacks. It is common to see food truck engage in the sale of French fries, sandwiches, hamburgers, and fast food et al. Food truck business is designed to service areas where it might be difficult to quickly construct the conventional restaurant; areas such as carnival sites, construction sites, sporting event centers, camp grounds, and beach et al.

  1. School Bus Shuttle Services

Although schools usually own the buses that are used in transporting their students and staff members alike, but there are schools that typically contract this services to private owned companies. If you are looking towards starting a transportation business, one of your options is to start a school bus shuttle services. Part of what you need to do to get started with this type of business is to acquire at least a standard bus and then approach schools around you who don’t have school buses or who have limited school buses to services their students.

  1. Campus Bus Shuttle Services

A campus bus shuttle service is yet another highly thriving and profitable business project an entrepreneur who is interested in the transportation industry should consider starting. Campus bus shuttle services involve transporting students from one part of a campus to another part.

If you are considering starting this type of business, you should visit the school authority you intend starting the business to confirm the requirements needed before a company can get approval to operate a bus shuttle services within their campus.

Auto Services Related Business Ideas

  1. Auto Repair Business

Auto repair business is amongst the highly thriving and profitable easy to setup auto services related business idea an entrepreneur can successfully start. All over the world, car repairs is one business that never goes into extinction. This is because daily, fleets of cars are being added to the garages of people and so whether it is a brand new car or a fairly used one, you can be sure that sometime in the future car repair would be inevitable.

As long as people use their cars and trucks regularly, there will always be reasons for them to visit an auto workshop, if indeed they want these vehicles to continue to ply the roads. This is because you can never rule out the wear and tear scenario, when a machine is in use. People visit auto garages for different reasons; it could be for routine servicing, major repair works, or for refurbishing their cars. For whatever reasons; auto repair garage will always translate to money for the owner of the repair garage.

  1. Car Rental Services

A car rental service is another cool transportation business an entrepreneur can successfully launch. Car rental services are all about making cars available for rent to those who may need cars for one purpose or the other. If you are looking towards starting a transport related business, one of your options is to go into car rental services. If you live in busy cities like Tokyo, Las Vegas, Milan, and Lagos et al, then you should consider starting a car rental services business; this type of business is highly thriving and profitable in busy cities.

  1. Jet Ski Rental Services

Starting a rental business is one of the easiest ways to start out as an entrepreneur -particularly if you can’t afford to go through the challenges involved in the productions of goods. So, if you live around any beach where people either ski for fun or for sports, then you should consider starting your own Jet Ski rental business.

Bottom line is that you can make cool cash from this line of business with little effort if you are well positioned. Jet Ski rental business can only be restricted to a certain geographical area, which is why before starting this type of business, you must ensure that you are in a place where this type of business thrives basically because there is a beach and people visit the beach.

  1. Car Wash Business

Another easy to establish but highly thriving and profitable business which an entrepreneur who is all out to make money should reflect on starting is to open a car wash. The market for car wash is driven by the purchase of cars and the increase in consumers’ spending – in essence, as the general economy of a country grows, more people will buy cars and more people will patronize the services of car wash on a regular basis especially if their driving habits encourages them to do so.

  1. Self – Service Car Wash Business

Just like self – service Laundromats entrepreneurs are becoming more creative and are venturing into self – service car wash business. A car wash where car owners can just drive and wash their cars themselves at minimal fees compared to what is charged by conventional car wash companies.

As such, if you are creative and you are looking towards exploring a new business concept, then you should consider opening a self – service car wash business. It is important to conduct detailed feasibility studies and market survey to be certain that this type of business will thrive in the location you intend establishing it.

  1. Home Car Wash Business

If you are interested in starting a car wash business and you don’t have the finance to rent a space to setup the car wash, one of your options is to offer a home car wash services. Home car wash services involves going to people’s houses or offices as the case maybe, to help them wash their cars at a fee.

An entrepreneur can successfully launch home car wash business with little or no capital; it is simple business to start. It is important to state that aside from excellent service delivery; one of thing that will help you attract clients is trust. You must prove over and over again to be trustworthy if you want to make it big operating a home car wash business.

  1. Upholstery Business

Some people prefer leather car interior and other prefer fabric which is why car manufacturers ensure that they manufacture cars with leather upholstery, as well as cars with fabric upholstery. If you are unfortunate to purchase a car with fabrics and you want to change it to leather, then you would need the services of upholstery technician.

If you are interested in starting an upholstery business, then you should ensure that you learn the trade. The Upholstery business is a highly profitable and thriving business especially if the business is strategically located in places like mechanic village et al.

  1. Panel Beating Services (Automobile Body Work) Business

It is normal for car owners to carry out body works on their cars whenever they are involved in minor and major accidents. Auto body work business is a thriving and profitable business and if you are interested in starting an auto service related business, then one of your options is to open an auto body repair workshop. Please note that you would need to learn the trade before you can successfully launch this type of business.

  1. Automobile Spraying and Branding Workshop

Another profitable business an entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business in the automotive industry is automobile spraying and branding business. When the body of a car is worked upon or when there is a dent or patch on car, there is likelihood that the owner may want to have the body of the car re-sprayed, in order for the car to look new and presentable.

So also, organizations brand their cars to suit their company’s color and also to carry their company’s logo and every information they want people to see; that is where car branding companies comes in. It is important to state that before starting this type of automotive business you will be required to acquire the relevant skills.

  1. Auto Electrical Workshop

Aside from the mechanical parts in automobiles, another vital component in automobiles is electrical component. From the headlight to the sound system in the vehicle, to the brain box in the vehicle et al, are all electrical components; and once in a while these electrical components becomes faulty. Hence the need for the services of auto electricians.

Starting an auto electrical workshop is a thriving and profitable business venture. It is important to state that adequate technical training is required before you can successfully run this type of business. It is for this reason that you can attend a technical school or college to acquire auto electrical skills.

  1. Car Tracker Installation and Repair Business

Another trending and highly thriving and profitable business in the automotive industry is car tracker installation and repair business. Global statistics show that the need for car tracking systems in cars is on the increase. This is because of how efficient it has proven to be, and as a matter of fact most transport operating companies wouldn’t allow their cars to start plying the roads until they are installed with a vehicle tracking system. Since the car tracking systems came into existence, it has become very easy for fleet operators to comfortably manage their fleet of vehicles.

With the advent of this device, investing in transport, haulage and logistic business and even ambulance services has become a profitable venture because the tracking device helps keep the drivers under check, monitor the fuel consumption, distance covered and also ensures safety of the vehicle.

  1. Sale of Motor Vehicle Insurance

Motor vehicle insurance is a mandatory in almost all the countries in the world; hence there is a very large market for car insurance policy cover. A vehicle owner has the option of either purchasing third party motor vehicle insurance policy cover or comprehensive motor vehicle insurance policy cover; at least they are expected to have one before driving their vehicles on the road.

It is an offence punishable under the law in most countries to drive a vehicle without active motor vehicle insurance policy cover. So, if you considering starting an automobile related business, one of your options is to go into the sale of motor vehicle insurance cover. With little or no start – up capital you can successfully start this type of business as an insurance broker.

  1. Automobile AC Repair and Servicing Workshop

In recent times, it will be safe to state that there is hardly any car (buses inclusive) that comes out of a vehicle manufacturing plant that does not come with factory fitted AC. This goes to show that there is a large market for technicians who are into automotive AC repair and servicing business.

This is so because, like most vehicle parts, AC components are also subjected to wear and tear. So, if you are looking towards starting a business in the automotive industry, one of your options is to open and automobile AC repair and servicing workshop.

This type of business is highly thriving and profitable. It is important to state that technical skills is required before an entrepreneur can successfully launch this type of business; it is not a business that you can adopt the trial and error approach.

  1. Headlight Restoration Business

Another auto electrical related business niche an entrepreneur who has acquired auto electrical training should consider starting is headlight restoration business. Starting a headlight restoration business requires automobile – electrical training, it requires low startup capital and the profitability of the business is largely dependent on the numbers of headlight you can fix in a day or a month.

The truth is that it is to your advantage to add other automobile works to your headlight restoration business if you want to make good money from this business. Headlight restoration business is all about helping cars and truck owners to restore their damaged or malfunctioning headlights

50 Best Car Related Business ideas for 2017

  1. Auto Locksmith Business

The Auto locksmith business is yet another highly thriving and profitable automotive business that an entrepreneur should consider starting. If you have ever been locked out of your car, home or office, as a result of having misplaced your keys, then you just would appreciate the services of auto locksmiths.

Starting a business as an auto locksmith is indeed a commercial venture to start but you must first acquire the required training, and then work as an apprentice for a while, before applying for a locksmith license. Although, an auto locksmith business is considered to be a small scale business, but it is regulated by the government to ensure that criminal elements in the society don’t take advantage of people.

  1. Mobile Mechanic Services

Mobile mechanic services is yet another low budget automobile related business which an entrepreneur who is a trained auto mechanic should contemplate starting. Mobile mechanic business as the name implies is operating your mechanic business on the go. It means that even if you don’t have a mechanic workshop, you can still move around to help people fix or service their automobile in their homes, offices, and even on the road when you are called upon to do so.

Starting a mobile mechanic business requires low startup capital and it is a very profitable venture because you would have eliminated the cost of renting and maintaining a workshop / garage. All that you would spend your startup capital on is to acquire your working tools, a utility vehicle and perhaps the money required to register the business and to print your business card.

  1. Car Advertising Business

Another cool way of making money from the automotive industry is through car advertising business. If you have a car and you love driving around town, you can turn this hobby of yours into a money making venture. There are loads of advertising agencies looking for cars that can serve as their moving billboards and they are willing to pay pretty well for that.

The innovation in the advertising industry is evolving and new windows for both conventional and unconventional style of advertising are opening up. Advertisers will do all they can to catch up with their target market and branding cars is one of such option.

  1. Vehicle Licensing Brokerage Services

Vehicle license and other relevant vehicle documents usually expires annually, hence there is room for renewal at least once in a year; it is a crime to drive a vehicle whose documents has expired. Starting a vehicle licensing brokerage services involves helping individuals and corporate organizations do all the work as it related to vehicle license renewal et al. This type of business can be successfully combined with other related brokerage business.

  1. Open a Driving School

Year in year out teens who have attained the driving age requirements and even adults alike who don’t know how to drive approach driving schools to learn how to drive. If you are looking for a steady source of income in the automotive industry, then one of your options is to open a driving school; a place where you can teach people how to drive.

It is important to state the before starting a driving school, you will be required to obtain the required license, permits and approval from the appropriate authority in your country. Aside from the little stress involved in securing approval, permit and license for a driving school, it could be fun teaching people how to drive especially if driving is one of your hobbies.

Automotive Retail Related Business Ideas

  1. Sale of Auto Spare Parts

As long as people still use automobiles on our roads, the need for auto spare parts will continue to be in demand. Auto spare parts business is indeed a profitable business because the replacement of damaged or worn – out auto parts is compulsory if you want your vehicle to continue to be on the road and serve the purpose you bought it for.

If you are looking for a business to start as an entrepreneur and you know you have interest in the automobile industry, then you should consider starting your own auto spare parts sale business. Although you don’t need a college degree to establish your own auto spare parts store, but you would need some form of informal training, you might have to work as an apprentice with someone who owns an auto spare parts store. It makes it easier for you to learn the ropes and how to manage your own auto spare parts stores. It is important to point out that auto spare parts business is one the businesses that can’t go out of fashion simply because of the role it plays in the auto industry.

  1. Car Sales Garage / Car dealership Shop

Opening a car sales garage / car dealership shop might be considered to be a capital intensive business, but at the same time it is a thriving and profitable business especially if the business is well positioned and provides options for customers. Car is a necessity hence people who can afford cars do all they can to ensure that they have at least a reliable car.

There are also car freaks that ensure that they change their cars regular – especially if there is a new edition of their favorite car make. This goes to show that no matter the part of the world that you start this type of business, you will always have customers. So, if you have the financial capacity and you are looking towards investing in the automotive industry, then one of your options is to go into car dealership business.

  1. Online Car Sale Business

If you are interested in starting a car dealership business and you don’t have enough space to display the cars, then one of your options is to start an online car sale business. The advent of the internet has made it possible for people to purchase anything from an online shop and have it delivered to them without stress. Online car sale business is cheaper to run when compared to opening a brick and mortar car sales garage.

  1. Online Auto Spare Parts Shop

Just like an online car sale business, if you are interested in expanding the scope of your market as an auto spare parts dealer, one of your options is to open an online auto spare parts shop. Online auto spare parts shop is all about selling auto spare parts online. The truth is that it is less stressful and of course profitable to run an online auto spare parts shop , as against running a brick and mortar spare parts shops.

In order to successfully run this type of business, you must ensure that you have a secure payment portal, and also a reliable shipping process. It is easier to gain the confidence of your customers when you get their goods delivered intact as at when due. So, if you are interested in making money from the automotive industry, then you should consider opening an online auto spare parts shop.

  1. Filling Station

Another highly thriving and profitable business, how be it capital intensive business an entrepreneur can consider starting is to open a filling station; a place where vehicle owners can drive in to buy fuel (premium motor spirit PMS, diesel, cooking gas and kerosene).

If you can successfully secure a space in a location that is prone to vehicular traffic, then you should consider starting a filling station business. Please note that you will be required to apply and obtain permits and business license from the appropriate authority before you can successfully build a filling station in any area.

  1. Open an Auto Interior Shop

Car owners sometimes go out of their ways to beautify the interiors of their cars; they change the steering cover, the car carpets, the seat cover and car air freshener et al. If you are considering starting a simple auto retail shop, one of your options is to specialize in the sale of auto interior components.

It is a thriving and profitable business to go into. Just ensure that you give car owners the options of changing the entire outlook of their car interior to reflect the football club they supports or any of their interest.

  1. Sale of Auto Electronic and Accessories

Another thriving, profitable and easy to setup auto retailing business an entrepreneur should consider starting is to go into the sale of auto electronics and accessories. Car stereo, car lights, car charger, car horns, car alarms, car diagnostic device et al are part of the stuffs you are likely going to find in an auto electronic and accessories shop.

If you have interest in making money from the automotive industry, you should consider opening an auto electrical and accessories retail shop. Just ensure that your shop is strategically located and you won’t struggles to attract customers on a regular basis.

  1. Supply of Diesel to Haulage Companies

If you are looking to own a business portfolio in the lucrative oil and gas industry and you don’t have all the money required to become a major player in the industry, then you should consider starting your own diesel supply business.

Diesel supply is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to own a thriving business in the oil and gas sector. Diesel happens to be one of the easiest and safest of all petroleum products to transport because of the low level of flammability it possess on like premium motor spirit – PMS (petrol).

  1. Lubrication Oil Retail Shop

Sale of Engine Oil, Break Fluid and Hydraulic Oil etc, is a profitable and highly thriving business venture an entrepreneur who is interested in making money from the automotive industry should consider. The fact that vehicle owners subject their vehicles to be serviced at regular intervals creates markets for lubrication oil products.

There has also been an increase in the lubrication oil production sector as it is one business you can readily go into with the hope of making great profit. The various needs of lube oils in homes, organizations, factories and industries just cannot be overemphasized because the populations of people who have a mechanical need for this oil have continued to increase over the years.

  1. Car AC and Accessories Retail Shop

Another highly thriving and profitable business venture an entrepreneur who is interested in making money from the automotive industry is to open a car AC and accessories retail shop; a shop where everything about car AC will be retailed. Just like most parts of cars, ACs are also subjected to wear and tear hence there will be need for replacement of t AC parts or even refilling of AC gas et al. Hence, if you are considering starting a simple business in the automotive industry, then one of your options is to go into the sale of everything about car ACs.

  1. Car Battery Shop

There are times when some folks may encounter a battery life issue with their vehicles and need to have it fixed immediately. This is where having a car battery shop comes to play. You would need to start a car battery shop, by having many batteries on standby that would be in use for starting people’s cars. More often than not, you would also need to sell these batteries, as well as operate a battery rental style of business. You may consider having this kind of shop in a neighborhood, or by a busy roadside. This is so that you can attract a lot of people.

Aviation Related Business Ideas

  1. Start an Airline Company

This might sound interesting, but the truth remains that this kind of business sure is very capital intensive. This is as a result of the high maintenance fee that is involved and what have you. If you have been a lover of aviation, and want to build a business around the industry, then you can start an airline company. You may look at getting loans from banks, individuals, as well as angel investors, as you look to launch out.

  1. Ticketing and Reservation Services

Once people scale through the difficult hurdles of getting a visa, the next thing they begin to consider or rather putting in their expense budget would be tickets. It is for this reason that the business is a very profitable one. You too may consider cashing in on the industry by starting a ticketing and reservation business. In starting this business, you will need a great wealth of knowledge. That is why you can begin to look at having ticketing deals and stuff like that.

  1. Helicopter Transportation Services

There are times when people will need to hire helicopters for official and pleasure use. This is why there are several helicopter transportation services available. This is one of the reasons why you can look at starting a helicopter transportation services. Do note that starting this type of trade doesn’t come easy, as you would need thousands, upon thousands of dollars. Hence, you would need to first sit and run your analysis before operating.

  1. Aviation Cleaning Services

The flights need to be spic and span, and that is why there will always be the need for aviation cleaning services. If you have a penchant for the aviation industry, then you can choose to start a cleaning company. This would entail the cleaning of flights, before and after boarding, the tarmacs, and what have you. You will however, need to be vast in this line of business. As such; you need to be trained by veterans who have cut their teeth in the sector.

  1. Supply of Aviation Fuel

The supply of aviation fuel isn’t a common type of business, but truth remains that people are smiling to the bank every day as a result of being in the supply of aviation fuel business. This means that you will be saddled with supplying various airlines with aviation fuels at very competitive prices. It is also pertinent that you do a thorough and exhaustive research so as to arrive at the best deal for you clients.

  1. Aviation Catering Services

Food is one very essential need of man, and that cannot be toyed with. As a matter of fact no one toys with it. It is for this reason that if you have got great culinary skills, that you can start an aviation catering business. This would entail that you are in charge of the kitchen in the flights as, well as see to it that all cabin crews gets fed at all times.

  1. Aviation Maintenance and Repair Business

Just like the regular cars, the maintenance of the flights is very essential. Failure to do this means that one may be putting the lives of all that use the flight in danger. This is one of the reasons why maintaining the flight is very needful.

If you want to start an aviation and maintenance business, you will need to first be versed in it. This goes to show that you will need to arm yourself with the knowledge of repairs. If need be, you might need to get some certification is this regard. However, by and large, it is a very profitable business.

  1. Aviation Consultancy Services

There are experts who have great wealth of experience in seeing to it that people are walking the right path in the aviation industry. These folks are consultants who see to it that they solve the problems of people with their knowledgeable track records. If you are looking to start a consultancy service business in the aviation industry, be sure to read wide and high because you will be looked upon as an expert.

  1. Drone Repair Workshop

It is important to state that establishing a drone repair business can be capital intensive, but it is highly profitable because the industry is still very fresh. It is expensive because of the fee you get to pay to acquire the training, and the money required to purchase the repair tools. Drone technology is rapidly gaining prominence in the globe beyond the military circuit.

In recent times, the civilian community has started developing and making use of drones to carry out task such as surveying of vast farm lands (plantation), for delivery of parcels, to monitor and count wildlife and livestock, for geographical mapping, for search and rescue operations, for monitoring pipelines, for road patrol and for general commercial and motion picture film making.

  1. Start a Business Teaching People How to Fly Drones

No doubt, starting a school where you are to train people on how to fly drones can be very expensive, because you would acquire drones and then apply for a license from the government of your country. The truth is that drone training business is indeed a profitable venture, because people will be willing to pay from their noses to acquire this training. As a matter of fact, all those that are trained on how to fly drones are always in high demand and they are well paid.

Starting a drone training school requires commitment, hard work and constant researching. You would have to go through the rigors of obtaining license and permit from the federal government before you can start teaching people how to fly drones. This type of business is still being regulated by the government due to the security risks involved.

51. Start a Hot Shot Business

No doubt these are great money making automotive business ideas; however, it is very needful that you do not start any of these trades haphazardly without the right and adequate knowledge, failure to do this means that you may be headed for failure. So you need to garner all the knowledge and experience so that you can be successful.

50 Import Export Business ideas and Opportunities for 2017

Do you want to start an import and export business from home? If YES, here are 50 viable small import export business ideas and opportunities you can start in 2017..

  1. IMPORT/EXPORT BROKERAGE

An import-export agent or broker, also known as a trade agent or customs broker, is an individual or a company that sends and receives goods to and from different countries. Import-export agents or brokers work with both importers and exporters by helping them prepare necessary documents for exporting or importing their products. They also help their clients establish connections in foreign companies.

So, they work on both ends of import-export deals that of the origin and that of the destination. To become an import-export broker, you must understand the basic jargon of import-export law, currency transactions, trade policies, and everything else that goes into making profitable import-export deals.

  1. PRODUCT SOURCING AGENT

As a product sourcing agent you can conveniently plug into the export value chain. What a good way to build up a successful exportation business from nothing and have fun doing it? Not only does it require little financial investment to start you don’t need previous experience in the field to get started, but you should have a good head for organizing and paying constant attention to little details. As a product sourcing agent, you will need to make contact with exporters.

You can register with some trade portals where you will have access to their chosen commodities, specifications and contacts details. You can also send a mail to them and inform them that you can meet their requirement. As a product sourcing agent, you will deal majorly with farmers. You will need to go to their farms and deal with them directly and you might need to transport the commodity to the city. You can also deal with the local buying agents and the commodity merchant.

  1. CLEARING AND FORWARDING BUSINESS

If you have the logistic and business management skills, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit, you may just be fit to learn how to start a freight brokerage business. As a freight brokerage company, it is your duty to act as a mediator between shippers and client companies who need their services and facilities. Their tasks also involve clearing your goods from the ports, paying up your duties and taxes, transporting your consignment to your desired destination, etc.

Sometimes, freight brokers are referred to as clearing and forwarding agents. There’s much money to be made as a clearing and forwarding agent. The sweetest part is that this business can be done anywhere, in any country; as long as international trade still exists and your country is a partaker, you are in business.

  1. USED CAR IMPORTATION

This is another money raining business in this field. A buy and sell opportunity can turn into a lucrative business provided that you do it well. This is especially true especially if you are considering the idea of how to buy and sell used cars. As technology increases and state-of-the art cars are being produced, people will always have the need to buy new vehicles; thus also creating the need to disposed of old ones. Regardless of the country you reside. Whether you are in United States, U.K, Canada, Singapore, Nigeria, Ghana, etc.; you can import and sell used cars.

  1. TIMBER EXPORTATION

The construction and furniture sectors all over the world today cannot do without the use of timber, but what is important to you as an entrepreneur is to identify the markets for these products while connecting the timber producing nations to the market, even though very stressful and energy sapping, the pain is always worth it.

  1. MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVE

If you are specialized in a certain industry, you can very well go to an oversea manufacturer and ask to represent them in the countries of your choice. A representative has the edge because you are the expert in the industry or a certain market.

For example, if you are an expert in the wooden furniture business and you have been selling in the western US region, you have the great opportunity of going to a Chinese furniture maker and asking to be a representative of their western US region. Most of the manufacturers love people like you because you are their free labor (no base, only commission) to help them get into the market. It’s a win-win situation for both you and the manufacturer.

  1. TOBACCO PRODUCTS IMPORTATION

Although tobacco is generally known to be dangerous to health, the addiction that comes with its consumption has only helped to maintain the increased demand for cigarettes and other tobacco products. While many will frown at this option, the truth remains that tobacco and its products sell well in anywhere in the world, and you can make a fortune from importing them.

  1. SEAFOOD IMPORTATION

Tons of seafood, such as fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and so on are consumed on a daily basis. Ironically, however, indigenous suppliers cannot cater to the huge demand for these products, leaving open a window of opportunities for importers of seafood. While there are more-than-countable import and export opportunities that you can tap from, you would hardly go wrong with seafood importation.

  1. ONLINE EXPORT/IMPORT DIRECTORY

Publishing a biannual import/export opportunities directory in printed and electronic format has the potential to make you rich, as millions of budding entrepreneurs worldwide are constantly on the lookout for income and business opportunities.

Simply create an import/export directory that features information about worldwide manufacturers, wholesalers and agents that are seeking to expand their product lines into foreign countries and new markets, or individuals or companies that are seeking to import particular products into their regions. Charging a fee to be listed in the directory, as well as selling the directories to people who are seeking this type of valuable and potentially profitable information and contact sources would earn revenue for the business.

  1. DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSING

Starting a warehousing and distribution service means you can act as a warehouse, shipping and receiving agent for as many as 20 or 30 different companies. This business venture does require a great deal of research and investment capital. However, with careful planning and exceptional organizational skills, this type of business venture is capable of creating a six-figure income per year, all within a very short period of time for the enterprising entrepreneur.

  1. IMPORT AND EXPORT CONSULTANCY

Considering the many red-tape barriers and all the issues surrounding importing products into this country, or exporting products out of this country, it’s no wonder that so many businesses don’t know where to start and just plain give up out of frustration. Of course, the smart business owners who don’t want to miss a single opportunity to grow their businesses and revenues don’t give up.

Instead, they hire an import/export specialist to guide them through the complex issues of the import/export business legal, transportation, warehousing, distribution, marketing, employment, environmental, political and financial.

Starting an import/export consulting business will require experience in the industry, or the willingness to learn about the industry. One simple way to market your services is to develop and host a free informational seminar on importing and exporting and use the event to sign up businesses and individuals who want to get started in import and export.

  1. ONLINE FACTORY DIRECT

In North America there are thousands of home based manufacturing businesses. Two of the largest challenges facing these entrepreneurs are marketing and competing against much larger and better-financed competitors. Herein lies the business opportunity.

Develop an online ‘factory direct’ Web site that features products for sale manufactured by these home based entrepreneurs. Not only will you be giving these small manufacturing businesses a fantastic marketing and distribution channel, but you will also be giving them a chance to compete for business without having to blow a bundle on developing and marketing their own Web site.

Products sold via the site can be shipped to purchasers directly from the manufacturer, thus eliminating the need for warehousing inventory. In exchange for providing manufacturers with a marketing channel, you can retain a portion of the sales that the site generates; in the range of 10 to 15 percent would be fair. This type of cyber venture could really prove to be successful, as ‘factory direct’ pricing attracts consumers and securing manufactured goods to be featured on the site would be very easy.

  1. AGRO-PRODUCTS EXPORTATION

Africa and many developing economies are blessed with a lot of food and natural resources; and most of these natural resources are raw materials needed for the production of some finished products. Every day, tons of raw materials and food products leave the shores to countries such as India, Vietnam, China, USA, UK, Brazil, etc; yet, the demand is never met.

You can become an exporter by simply registering with the appropriate government agency and decide on the specific product you wish to export. Examples of products highly in demand are Chili pepper, Kola nuts, Bitter Kola, Cassava flakes (Garri), Cocoa, Groundnut, Yam flour, Cashew nuts, etc.

  1. BEAUTY PRODUCTS IMPORTATION

While beauty products are typically quite expensive to purchase in salons, they can be imported quite cheaply from overseas and resold for considerable markup and profit. Regardless of the economic climate, these items are typically always in demand – especially with the female demographic.

  1. EXPORT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

If you want to partner with domestic sellers to find foreign buyers for a small group of companies over a long-term. An EMC does it all–hiring dealers, distributors and representatives; handling advertising, marketing and promotions; overseeing marking and packaging; arranging shipping; and sometimes arranging financing. If you want to serve foreign buyers, this is a great option for you.

  1. IMPORT/ EXPORT MERCHANDISING

You will be responsible for purchasing goods directly from a domestic or foreign manufacturer and then pack, ship and resell the goods on your own. If you are interested importing goods from global retailers in bulk then packaging goods up individually for resale, then going into this line of international trade is good for you,

  1. EXPORT TRADING COMPANY

While an EMC has merchandise to sell and is using its energies to seek out buyers, an ETC attacks the other side of the trading coin. It identifies what foreign buyers want to spend their money on and then hunts down domestic sources willing to export. An ETC sometimes takes title to the goods and sometimes works on a commission basis.

  1. CLOTHING IMPORTATION

Clothing is another basic need of man. Regardless of the economy, people must wear clothes and this includes shoes, bags, underwear, perfumes, etc. Now there is a fast growing trend now and that is “Used clothes” or “Recycled clothes.” Since the economy is getting tougher and there’s need to be clothed, the masses have resolved to buying used clothes rather than new ones. Still yet, there is a market for new clothes; for men, women, and kids. You can source your materials from China, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Dubai, India, etc.

  1. SMART PHONES IMPORTATION

Although smart phones may appear to be “every day” items in markets such as the U.S., they are just beginning to scratch the surface in many developing nations. The cost to produce this type of technology is extremely inexpensive – especially if you can find export opportunities in China for these items.

  1. USED ELECTRONICS IMPORTATION

While electronics are certainly hot sellers, it is actually the accessories that go along with the latest smart phones, laptops, and other gadgets that are highly profitable items. Many of these items can be purchased wholesale for pennies on the dollar and then resold to the end user at retail price either online or through traditional brick and mortar outlets.

  1. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS IMPORTATION

Home accessories are another area that is booming when it comes to profitable import export opportunities. This can mean anything from picture frames to candle holders to soap dispensers – and everything in between. Most items for the home are easy to manufacture and can be shipped and sold in wholesale packages.

  1. CUSTOM BROKER

A customs broker facilitates the exporting and importing of goods with foreign nations that are subject to customs restriction and inspection. These commodities shipments could be small or large and include both perishable and non-perishable products. Some brokers work as independent contractors who render services for different companies.

Customs broker companies and international freight forwarders are usually considered the most employers of professional customs brokers. However, customs brokers also usually work for trade authorities, shipping firms, and export and import companies.

  1. FREIGHT FORWARDING

The international freight forwarder is a specialist in the field of global transportation and makes arrangements in shipping in accordance with the set standards of the industry. The role of a forwarder is to give advice, inform, and complete all of the necessary documents for the shipment. Since they regularly deal with different people in an international level, they are aware of the requirements, rules, and policies of each nation with regards to international trade. Also, they are considered experts in the field of transportation.

  1. SHIPPING SERVICES

With the increasing demand for shipping services that offer reasonable prices and promise convenience, speed and reliability, no other time could be better than now for taking a plunge into the shipping business. The industry is growing and rapidly changing—thanks to the increasing dependence on online shopping. However, you must realize the fact that the maritime / shipping industry is highly capital intensive and competitive.

Secondly, starting your own shipping company requires that you have in-depth knowledge of import and export procedures as well as the shipping, container, and logistics industries in your country. You also need to know the legislation for crew members to work on-board your vessels, how to operate vessel within and outside specific ports, how to handle dangerous goods and other types of goods, and how to operate certain communication equipment on-board your vessel and many other legislation.

  1. COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Compliance officers investigate and audit organizational trade involving pre-determined trade compliance regulations and laws, including domestic and foreign trade agreements. Many compliance officers are employed by local, state or federal government agencies, such as the Bureau of Industry and Security, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Because the consequences of noncompliance with international trade regulations can be severe, including the loss of rights to do business and imprisonment, all companies need to ensure awareness of and compliance with all legal aspects of their import and export activity. While smaller companies may consult outside services, larger companies are more likely to have legal departments dedicated to compliance with tax and accounting as well as export-control.

  1. LOGISTICS SPECIALIST

Logistics specialists analyze and coordinate supply chains for organizations and businesses. They direct the allocation of materials, supplies and products, overseeing purchasing, shipping, warehousing and delivery. They also present reports on performance data, striving to find cost-effective solutions to production, shipping and delivery of products.

  1. MARKETER

Marketing managers play an invaluable role for importing and exporting organizations, developing and establishing overseas markets for goods and services. These professionals identify markets and develop competitive pricing strategies. They utilize forecasting computer applications and work with various aspects of messaging and communications, including public relations and advertising.

  1. ARBITRAGE

The process of buying foreign exchange, stocks, bonds, and other commodities in one market and immediately selling them in another market at higher prices. This is another business idea for you if you have the means and knowledge.

  1. EXPORT/IMPORT INSURANCE BROKERAGE

Export shipments are usually insured against loss, damage, and delay in transit by cargo insurance. For international shipments, the carrier’s liability is frequently limited by international agreements and the coverage is substantially different from domestic coverage. Arrangements for cargo insurance may be made by either the buyer or the seller, depending on the terms of sale.

Exporters are advised to consult with international insurance carriers or freight forwarders for more information. Damaging weather conditions, rough handling by carriers, and other common hazards to cargo make marine insurance important protection for exporters. If the terms of sale make the firm responsible for insurance, it should either obtain its own policy or insure cargo under a freight forwarders policy for a fee. You can therefore become an insurance broker in the import and export business.

  1. CASSAVA FLOUR EXPORTATION

Cassava flour has very close substitute in garri, yam flour, plantain flour etc. This notwithstanding, it is a very popular food item that is easy and fast to prepare. The raw material for this project is cassava tubers. The raw material is available all over the federation.

The machinery, accessories and equipment needed to produce good quality cassava flour are cassava peeler, cassava tuber, grinder, sieve, dryer, fermentation tank, sealing /sewing machine and international standard measuring scale. All of the above can be fabricated locally for any capacity required by investors. There is a ready market in Europe, America and Middle East.

  1. LEATHER PRODUCTS EXPORTATION

Presently the world footwear and leather products sector is moving from high-cost industrialized countries to developing countries and many developing countries have strong potentials in this sector regarding raw material and human resources, but have mainly remained suppliers of raw and semi-finished products.

The raw materials for leather and its products are mainly from livestock, and Nigeria is endowed with the third largest livestock population in Africa. Raw materials availability has been acknowledged as a basic comparative advantage towards the export of leather and leather products.

  1. PALM KERNEL CAKE EXPORTATION

Palm kernel cake (PKC) as a by-product in the milling of palm kernel oil. Palm kernel cake is considered a medium grade protein in feed, containing 14.6% to 16.0% crude protein, useful for fattening cattle either as a single feed, with only minerals and vitamins supplementation or mixed with other feedstuff.

It has also become the main ingredient in daily cattle ration. Palm kernel cake is commonly exported, mainly to Europe. It is delivered in bulk via vessel or pack in bags for easier handling and distribution. Lately, it is also used as Biomass fuel in Europe especially United Kingdom to provide heat and energy. The cake is demanded by feed millers and by exporters.

  1. GUM ARABIC EXPORTATION

Gum Arabic is produced by Acacia trees and occurs within the Sahel Ecological zone of Nigeria. We are currently the third largest exporter of Gum Arabic in Africa, after Sudan and Chad. Its annual exports are estimated at 5,000 metric tons. The highest quality of Gum Arabic—Grade 1—is used in a wide variety of food, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products, making the market for this grade of gum quite robust.

  1. CASHEW NUT EXPORTATION

Cashews are found wild. Actual production figure is not available, but is estimated to be around 50,000 tons annually. Over 80 per cent of it is exported raw and unprocessed to India, Vietnam and Brazil, where they are processed into kernels and sold for higher value in Europe and North-America.

In recent times, world market price of kernels has stabilized at $1.7 per pound for the benchmark grade – W320. This consumer-friendly price is likely to sustain continued demand for the product, even as new low cost suppliers enter the international market. One cashew tree produces between 200 and 300 cashew nuts in a year.

  1. CHARCOAL EXPORTATION

The cry for alternative energy source has put CHARCOAL in the forefront in the global market. A large market exists in EU, USA and ASIA with prices ranging from $700 to $800 per ton, with about 40% return on Investment.

  1. GALLSTONE EXPORTATION

Gallstone is clay-like solid substance found in the gallbladder of a matured cow or oxen. It is about the size of a peanut and can be as big as a pigeon egg. At times, they could be as big as ordinary eggs and can weigh between 15 and 18 grammes.

They are collected by pharmaceutical companies abroad for medical purposes. A good quality gallstone should be dried upon collection of some quantity say 100g, you can then parcel them and send to buyers abroad who then pay with hard currency immediately the parcel is received. Gallstone has a well-established market in Asia and America. The market is guaranteed and can take up as much quantity as supplied without any adverse effect on the price.

  1. CRUDE OIL IMPORT AND EXPORT

Every nation of the world needs energy and fuel to power their economy and not all these countries have in excess these fuel. You can deal in the exporting and importing of crude oil from one country to another. It is important to note that it is for the big dogs as it involves large cost of startup but a very profitable business in the long run.

  1. SESAME SEED EXPORT

Sesame seeds (sesamum indicum) belong to the plant family Pedaliaceae. It is an important oilseed crop believed to have originated from tropical Africa. 25% of world sesame seed hecterage is planted in Africa and Nigeria is one of the major producers of sesame seed in Africa. The commodity ranks second to cocoa in terms of volume of export and foreign exchange earnings. Global production in 2005 was put at 2.4 million metric tonnes with China and India as leading producers.

  1. PURE HONEY EXPORTATION

Honey is primarily composed of fructose, glucose and water. It also contains other sugars as well trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Honey is manufactured in one of the world’s most efficient factories, the beehive. Honey is currently priced between US$ 10.00 AND US$12.00 per kilogram at international market.

  1. YAM EXPORTATION FROM NIGERIA

World production of yam is 51.4 million tonnes per year out of which Nigeria accounts for an average of 36.7 million tonnes, Ghana for 3.6 million tonnes and Cote d’Ivoire for 4.8 million tonnes. There are no specific standards for yam export, but intending exporters must seek information on the quality and phytosanitary regulations of the importing country as well as the product specifications required by the importer.

  1. DROP SHIPPING

Drop shipping allows business owners to sell products and ship them directly to their customers without having to maintain an inventory. Drop shippers handle all packaging and shipping concerns, allowing the business owners who use their services to focus on getting the products in front of potential customers. Bad business practices from some business owners have soured the idea of drop shipping for others, but it is still possible to run a reputable business using drop shipping.

  1. SPARE PART IMPORTATION

Just like used cars, you can go into the importation of either used or new spare parts. Since it is very hard to return cars to factory especially from Africa, importation of the spare part is a goldmine if you have the knowledge and can import in large quantities.

  1. USED CLOTH IMPORTATION

Even though it might sound like a dirty business, there is a ready market for used cloth in Africa and other third world economies. You can specialize in the importation of this product to these places where it is in high demand.

  1. SHRIMP EXPORTATION FROM NIGERIA

Nigeria is one of the tropical countries endowed with rich shrimp resources. With rich organic deposit arising from runoff, the Niger Delta region is the heartland of shrimp and oil production in Nigeria; having a production capacity of 12,000 metric tons (MT) per year. The major markets for the Nigerian shrimp in Europe are Belgium, Portugal, Spain, France and the USA. All are usually packaged in 2.2-kg packets into master cartons. So this is a business you can go into and succeed.

  1. POULTRY EXPORTATION

The term poultry is generally used to refer all the domestic birds kept egg or meat purposes. Neighboring West East and Northern Africa Countries also depend on poultry eggs from Nigeria, as the weather for the production of poultry eggs is highly conducive in Nigeria compared to these neighboring countries. Irrespective of the abundant animal feeds, which are readily available, there is also the export potential, which has not been tapped fully. For any person or corporate bodies looking for a project that will generate income on a daily basis, poultry egg production is one of such project.

  1. CHILI PEPPER EXPORTATION

Nigeria is known to be one of the major producers of pepper in the world. The implication of this is that we have the good weather that can readily support the growth and production of pepper in Nigeria. There are hundreds of different types of chili peppers that vary in size, shape, color, flavor and hotness. This fleshy berry features many seeds inside a potent package that can range from less than one inch to six inches in length, and approximately one-half to one inch in diameter. Chili peppers are usually red or green in color.

  1. CARGO TRACKING

As an importer and exporter, there is always a risk involved in the business especially when you do not have the knowledge of the location of your goods on sea. But this risk can be reduced with cargo tracking firms which you can employ their service in tracking and updating you in real time the location of your goods. The safety and timely arrival of your cargo is paramount.

But keeping track of where it is and whether its journey is going as planned can be hard without the right tools. Cargo tracking solutions is about monitoring cargo while it’s moving so you can make sure it’s where it needs to be when it needs to be there. Moreover, you’ll be able to receive real-time notifications about departures, arrivals and checkpoint clearances so you can document you cargo’s journey easily and efficiently.

It’s the smart way to: monitor and document the temperature of perishable cargo while it’s in transit, document where your goods were and when they reached their destination, locate and recover lost or stolen goods quickly. This business helps you improve the productivity and efficiency of importers and exporters operation because they can organize the rest of their logistics around the predicted arrival of their cargo.

  1. PALM KERNEL OIL EXPORTATION BUSINESS

Palm kernel oil (PKO) is extracted from the kernel of palm. It should not be confuse with palm oil, which is obtained from the pulp of fruit of the palm. Palm kernel oil has a light yellow color and it has a milder flavor than palm oil. It is often used in the manufacture of various cosmetic, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.

Palm Kernel Oil Crushing is a viable investment because raw materials can be sourced at ease, the production technology is simple and feasible, and the market for end products are automatic. You can therefore go into the business of exporting PKO to Europe and Asian markets.

  1. AIR CARGO BUSINESS

The sea is not the only means through which cargos can be brought in, the air can also be utilized in transporting containers. In 2014, airlines transported 51.3 million metric tons of goods, representing more than 35% of global trade by value but less than 1% of world trade by volume. With the right tools and equipment even though very costly, you can start an air cargo business by helping businessmen transport their goods faster and in a safer way.

If you have the ability to sell, and an air of diplomacy, the import/export business might be right for you. All you need is the desire and determination to make it work. As you progress in the business, many factors become obvious and easy to handle. Once you get the business underway, the commission for setting up sales is very profitable. And after you establish and maintain a number of exclusive accounts, you’ll find the time you spend is highly rewarded with money.

50 Best Real Estate Business ideas for 2017

Do you want to start a business in the property industry without being an agent or broker? If YES, here are 50 best niche real estate business ideas for 2017.

  1. IMPORT/EXPORT BROKERAGE

An import-export agent or broker, also known as a trade agent or customs broker, is an individual or a company that sends and receives goods to and from different countries. Import-export agents or brokers work with both importers and exporters by helping them prepare necessary documents for exporting or importing their products. They also help their clients establish connections in foreign companies.

So, they work on both ends of import-export deals that of the origin and that of the destination. To become an import-export broker, you must understand the basic jargon of import-export law, currency transactions, trade policies, and everything else that goes into making profitable import-export deals.

  1. PRODUCT SOURCING AGENT

As a product sourcing agent you can conveniently plug into the export value chain. What a good way to build up a successful exportation business from nothing and have fun doing it? Not only does it require little financial investment to start you don’t need previous experience in the field to get started, but you should have a good head for organizing and paying constant attention to little details. As a product sourcing agent, you will need to make contact with exporters.

You can register with some trade portals where you will have access to their chosen commodities, specifications and contacts details. You can also send a mail to them and inform them that you can meet their requirement. As a product sourcing agent, you will deal majorly with farmers. You will need to go to their farms and deal with them directly and you might need to transport the commodity to the city. You can also deal with the local buying agents and the commodity merchant.

  1. CLEARING AND FORWARDING BUSINESS

If you have the logistic and business management skills, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit, you may just be fit to learn how to start a freight brokerage business. As a freight brokerage company, it is your duty to act as a mediator between shippers and client companies who need their services and facilities. Their tasks also involve clearing your goods from the ports, paying up your duties and taxes, transporting your consignment to your desired destination, etc.

Sometimes, freight brokers are referred to as clearing and forwarding agents. There’s much money to be made as a clearing and forwarding agent. The sweetest part is that this business can be done anywhere, in any country; as long as international trade still exists and your country is a partaker, you are in business.

  1. USED CAR IMPORTATION

This is another money raining business in this field. A buy and sell opportunity can turn into a lucrative business provided that you do it well. This is especially true especially if you are considering the idea of how to buy and sell used cars. As technology increases and state-of-the art cars are being produced, people will always have the need to buy new vehicles; thus also creating the need to disposed of old ones. Regardless of the country you reside. Whether you are in United States, U.K, Canada, Singapore, Nigeria, Ghana, etc.; you can import and sell used cars.

  1. TIMBER EXPORTATION

The construction and furniture sectors all over the world today cannot do without the use of timber, but what is important to you as an entrepreneur is to identify the markets for these products while connecting the timber producing nations to the market, even though very stressful and energy sapping, the pain is always worth it.

  1. MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVE

If you are specialized in a certain industry, you can very well go to an oversea manufacturer and ask to represent them in the countries of your choice. A representative has the edge because you are the expert in the industry or a certain market.

For example, if you are an expert in the wooden furniture business and you have been selling in the western US region, you have the great opportunity of going to a Chinese furniture maker and asking to be a representative of their western US region. Most of the manufacturers love people like you because you are their free labor (no base, only commission) to help them get into the market. It’s a win-win situation for both you and the manufacturer.

  1. TOBACCO PRODUCTS IMPORTATION

Although tobacco is generally known to be dangerous to health, the addiction that comes with its consumption has only helped to maintain the increased demand for cigarettes and other tobacco products. While many will frown at this option, the truth remains that tobacco and its products sell well in anywhere in the world, and you can make a fortune from importing them.

  1. SEAFOOD IMPORTATION

Tons of seafood, such as fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and so on are consumed on a daily basis. Ironically, however, indigenous suppliers cannot cater to the huge demand for these products, leaving open a window of opportunities for importers of seafood. While there are more-than-countable import and export opportunities that you can tap from, you would hardly go wrong with seafood importation.

  1. ONLINE EXPORT/IMPORT DIRECTORY

Publishing a biannual import/export opportunities directory in printed and electronic format has the potential to make you rich, as millions of budding entrepreneurs worldwide are constantly on the lookout for income and business opportunities.

Simply create an import/export directory that features information about worldwide manufacturers, wholesalers and agents that are seeking to expand their product lines into foreign countries and new markets, or individuals or companies that are seeking to import particular products into their regions. Charging a fee to be listed in the directory, as well as selling the directories to people who are seeking this type of valuable and potentially profitable information and contact sources would earn revenue for the business.

  1. DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSING

Starting a warehousing and distribution service means you can act as a warehouse, shipping and receiving agent for as many as 20 or 30 different companies. This business venture does require a great deal of research and investment capital. However, with careful planning and exceptional organizational skills, this type of business venture is capable of creating a six-figure income per year, all within a very short period of time for the enterprising entrepreneur.

  1. IMPORT AND EXPORT CONSULTANCY

Considering the many red-tape barriers and all the issues surrounding importing products into this country, or exporting products out of this country, it’s no wonder that so many businesses don’t know where to start and just plain give up out of frustration. Of course, the smart business owners who don’t want to miss a single opportunity to grow their businesses and revenues don’t give up.

Instead, they hire an import/export specialist to guide them through the complex issues of the import/export business legal, transportation, warehousing, distribution, marketing, employment, environmental, political and financial.

Starting an import/export consulting business will require experience in the industry, or the willingness to learn about the industry. One simple way to market your services is to develop and host a free informational seminar on importing and exporting and use the event to sign up businesses and individuals who want to get started in import and export.

  1. ONLINE FACTORY DIRECT

In North America there are thousands of home based manufacturing businesses. Two of the largest challenges facing these entrepreneurs are marketing and competing against much larger and better-financed competitors. Herein lies the business opportunity.

Develop an online ‘factory direct’ Web site that features products for sale manufactured by these home based entrepreneurs. Not only will you be giving these small manufacturing businesses a fantastic marketing and distribution channel, but you will also be giving them a chance to compete for business without having to blow a bundle on developing and marketing their own Web site.

Products sold via the site can be shipped to purchasers directly from the manufacturer, thus eliminating the need for warehousing inventory. In exchange for providing manufacturers with a marketing channel, you can retain a portion of the sales that the site generates; in the range of 10 to 15 percent would be fair. This type of cyber venture could really prove to be successful, as ‘factory direct’ pricing attracts consumers and securing manufactured goods to be featured on the site would be very easy.

  1. AGRO-PRODUCTS EXPORTATION

Africa and many developing economies are blessed with a lot of food and natural resources; and most of these natural resources are raw materials needed for the production of some finished products. Every day, tons of raw materials and food products leave the shores to countries such as India, Vietnam, China, USA, UK, Brazil, etc; yet, the demand is never met.

You can become an exporter by simply registering with the appropriate government agency and decide on the specific product you wish to export. Examples of products highly in demand are Chili pepper, Kola nuts, Bitter Kola, Cassava flakes (Garri), Cocoa, Groundnut, Yam flour, Cashew nuts, etc.

  1. BEAUTY PRODUCTS IMPORTATION

While beauty products are typically quite expensive to purchase in salons, they can be imported quite cheaply from overseas and resold for considerable markup and profit. Regardless of the economic climate, these items are typically always in demand – especially with the female demographic.

  1. EXPORT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

If you want to partner with domestic sellers to find foreign buyers for a small group of companies over a long-term. An EMC does it all–hiring dealers, distributors and representatives; handling advertising, marketing and promotions; overseeing marking and packaging; arranging shipping; and sometimes arranging financing. If you want to serve foreign buyers, this is a great option for you.

  1. IMPORT/ EXPORT MERCHANDISING

You will be responsible for purchasing goods directly from a domestic or foreign manufacturer and then pack, ship and resell the goods on your own. If you are interested importing goods from global retailers in bulk then packaging goods up individually for resale, then going into this line of international trade is good for you,

  1. EXPORT TRADING COMPANY

While an EMC has merchandise to sell and is using its energies to seek out buyers, an ETC attacks the other side of the trading coin. It identifies what foreign buyers want to spend their money on and then hunts down domestic sources willing to export. An ETC sometimes takes title to the goods and sometimes works on a commission basis.

  1. CLOTHING IMPORTATION

Clothing is another basic need of man. Regardless of the economy, people must wear clothes and this includes shoes, bags, underwear, perfumes, etc. Now there is a fast growing trend now and that is “Used clothes” or “Recycled clothes.” Since the economy is getting tougher and there’s need to be clothed, the masses have resolved to buying used clothes rather than new ones. Still yet, there is a market for new clothes; for men, women, and kids. You can source your materials from China, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Dubai, India, etc.

  1. SMART PHONES IMPORTATION

Although smart phones may appear to be “every day” items in markets such as the U.S., they are just beginning to scratch the surface in many developing nations. The cost to produce this type of technology is extremely inexpensive – especially if you can find export opportunities in China for these items.

  1. USED ELECTRONICS IMPORTATION

While electronics are certainly hot sellers, it is actually the accessories that go along with the latest smart phones, laptops, and other gadgets that are highly profitable items. Many of these items can be purchased wholesale for pennies on the dollar and then resold to the end user at retail price either online or through traditional brick and mortar outlets.

  1. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS IMPORTATION

Home accessories are another area that is booming when it comes to profitable import export opportunities. This can mean anything from picture frames to candle holders to soap dispensers – and everything in between. Most items for the home are easy to manufacture and can be shipped and sold in wholesale packages.

  1. CUSTOM BROKER

A customs broker facilitates the exporting and importing of goods with foreign nations that are subject to customs restriction and inspection. These commodities shipments could be small or large and include both perishable and non-perishable products. Some brokers work as independent contractors who render services for different companies.

Customs broker companies and international freight forwarders are usually considered the most employers of professional customs brokers. However, customs brokers also usually work for trade authorities, shipping firms, and export and import companies.

  1. FREIGHT FORWARDING

The international freight forwarder is a specialist in the field of global transportation and makes arrangements in shipping in accordance with the set standards of the industry. The role of a forwarder is to give advice, inform, and complete all of the necessary documents for the shipment. Since they regularly deal with different people in an international level, they are aware of the requirements, rules, and policies of each nation with regards to international trade. Also, they are considered experts in the field of transportation.

  1. SHIPPING SERVICES

With the increasing demand for shipping services that offer reasonable prices and promise convenience, speed and reliability, no other time could be better than now for taking a plunge into the shipping business. The industry is growing and rapidly changing—thanks to the increasing dependence on online shopping. However, you must realize the fact that the maritime / shipping industry is highly capital intensive and competitive.

Secondly, starting your own shipping company requires that you have in-depth knowledge of import and export procedures as well as the shipping, container, and logistics industries in your country. You also need to know the legislation for crew members to work on-board your vessels, how to operate vessel within and outside specific ports, how to handle dangerous goods and other types of goods, and how to operate certain communication equipment on-board your vessel and many other legislation.

  1. COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Compliance officers investigate and audit organizational trade involving pre-determined trade compliance regulations and laws, including domestic and foreign trade agreements. Many compliance officers are employed by local, state or federal government agencies, such as the Bureau of Industry and Security, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Because the consequences of noncompliance with international trade regulations can be severe, including the loss of rights to do business and imprisonment, all companies need to ensure awareness of and compliance with all legal aspects of their import and export activity. While smaller companies may consult outside services, larger companies are more likely to have legal departments dedicated to compliance with tax and accounting as well as export-control.

  1. LOGISTICS SPECIALIST

Logistics specialists analyze and coordinate supply chains for organizations and businesses. They direct the allocation of materials, supplies and products, overseeing purchasing, shipping, warehousing and delivery. They also present reports on performance data, striving to find cost-effective solutions to production, shipping and delivery of products.

  1. MARKETER

Marketing managers play an invaluable role for importing and exporting organizations, developing and establishing overseas markets for goods and services. These professionals identify markets and develop competitive pricing strategies. They utilize forecasting computer applications and work with various aspects of messaging and communications, including public relations and advertising.

  1. ARBITRAGE

The process of buying foreign exchange, stocks, bonds, and other commodities in one market and immediately selling them in another market at higher prices. This is another business idea for you if you have the means and knowledge.

  1. EXPORT/IMPORT INSURANCE BROKERAGE

Export shipments are usually insured against loss, damage, and delay in transit by cargo insurance. For international shipments, the carrier’s liability is frequently limited by international agreements and the coverage is substantially different from domestic coverage. Arrangements for cargo insurance may be made by either the buyer or the seller, depending on the terms of sale.

Exporters are advised to consult with international insurance carriers or freight forwarders for more information. Damaging weather conditions, rough handling by carriers, and other common hazards to cargo make marine insurance important protection for exporters. If the terms of sale make the firm responsible for insurance, it should either obtain its own policy or insure cargo under a freight forwarders policy for a fee. You can therefore become an insurance broker in the import and export business.

  1. CASSAVA FLOUR EXPORTATION

Cassava flour has very close substitute in garri, yam flour, plantain flour etc. This notwithstanding, it is a very popular food item that is easy and fast to prepare. The raw material for this project is cassava tubers. The raw material is available all over the federation.

The machinery, accessories and equipment needed to produce good quality cassava flour are cassava peeler, cassava tuber, grinder, sieve, dryer, fermentation tank, sealing /sewing machine and international standard measuring scale. All of the above can be fabricated locally for any capacity required by investors. There is a ready market in Europe, America and Middle East.

  1. LEATHER PRODUCTS EXPORTATION

Presently the world footwear and leather products sector is moving from high-cost industrialized countries to developing countries and many developing countries have strong potentials in this sector regarding raw material and human resources, but have mainly remained suppliers of raw and semi-finished products.

The raw materials for leather and its products are mainly from livestock, and Nigeria is endowed with the third largest livestock population in Africa. Raw materials availability has been acknowledged as a basic comparative advantage towards the export of leather and leather products.

  1. PALM KERNEL CAKE EXPORTATION

Palm kernel cake (PKC) as a by-product in the milling of palm kernel oil. Palm kernel cake is considered a medium grade protein in feed, containing 14.6% to 16.0% crude protein, useful for fattening cattle either as a single feed, with only minerals and vitamins supplementation or mixed with other feedstuff.

It has also become the main ingredient in daily cattle ration. Palm kernel cake is commonly exported, mainly to Europe. It is delivered in bulk via vessel or pack in bags for easier handling and distribution. Lately, it is also used as Biomass fuel in Europe especially United Kingdom to provide heat and energy. The cake is demanded by feed millers and by exporters.

  1. GUM ARABIC EXPORTATION

Gum Arabic is produced by Acacia trees and occurs within the Sahel Ecological zone of Nigeria. We are currently the third largest exporter of Gum Arabic in Africa, after Sudan and Chad. Its annual exports are estimated at 5,000 metric tons. The highest quality of Gum Arabic—Grade 1—is used in a wide variety of food, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical products, making the market for this grade of gum quite robust.

  1. CASHEW NUT EXPORTATION

Cashews are found wild. Actual production figure is not available, but is estimated to be around 50,000 tons annually. Over 80 per cent of it is exported raw and unprocessed to India, Vietnam and Brazil, where they are processed into kernels and sold for higher value in Europe and North-America.

In recent times, world market price of kernels has stabilized at $1.7 per pound for the benchmark grade – W320. This consumer-friendly price is likely to sustain continued demand for the product, even as new low cost suppliers enter the international market. One cashew tree produces between 200 and 300 cashew nuts in a year.

  1. CHARCOAL EXPORTATION

The cry for alternative energy source has put CHARCOAL in the forefront in the global market. A large market exists in EU, USA and ASIA with prices ranging from $700 to $800 per ton, with about 40% return on Investment.

  1. GALLSTONE EXPORTATION

Gallstone is clay-like solid substance found in the gallbladder of a matured cow or oxen. It is about the size of a peanut and can be as big as a pigeon egg. At times, they could be as big as ordinary eggs and can weigh between 15 and 18 grammes.

They are collected by pharmaceutical companies abroad for medical purposes. A good quality gallstone should be dried upon collection of some quantity say 100g, you can then parcel them and send to buyers abroad who then pay with hard currency immediately the parcel is received. Gallstone has a well-established market in Asia and America. The market is guaranteed and can take up as much quantity as supplied without any adverse effect on the price.

  1. CRUDE OIL IMPORT AND EXPORT

Every nation of the world needs energy and fuel to power their economy and not all these countries have in excess these fuel. You can deal in the exporting and importing of crude oil from one country to another. It is important to note that it is for the big dogs as it involves large cost of startup but a very profitable business in the long run.

  1. SESAME SEED EXPORT

Sesame seeds (sesamum indicum) belong to the plant family Pedaliaceae. It is an important oilseed crop believed to have originated from tropical Africa. 25% of world sesame seed hecterage is planted in Africa and Nigeria is one of the major producers of sesame seed in Africa. The commodity ranks second to cocoa in terms of volume of export and foreign exchange earnings. Global production in 2005 was put at 2.4 million metric tonnes with China and India as leading producers.

  1. PURE HONEY EXPORTATION

Honey is primarily composed of fructose, glucose and water. It also contains other sugars as well trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. Honey is manufactured in one of the world’s most efficient factories, the beehive. Honey is currently priced between US$ 10.00 AND US$12.00 per kilogram at international market.

  1. YAM EXPORTATION FROM NIGERIA

World production of yam is 51.4 million tonnes per year out of which Nigeria accounts for an average of 36.7 million tonnes, Ghana for 3.6 million tonnes and Cote d’Ivoire for 4.8 million tonnes. There are no specific standards for yam export, but intending exporters must seek information on the quality and phytosanitary regulations of the importing country as well as the product specifications required by the importer.

  1. DROP SHIPPING

Drop shipping allows business owners to sell products and ship them directly to their customers without having to maintain an inventory. Drop shippers handle all packaging and shipping concerns, allowing the business owners who use their services to focus on getting the products in front of potential customers. Bad business practices from some business owners have soured the idea of drop shipping for others, but it is still possible to run a reputable business using drop shipping.

  1. SPARE PART IMPORTATION

Just like used cars, you can go into the importation of either used or new spare parts. Since it is very hard to return cars to factory especially from Africa, importation of the spare part is a goldmine if you have the knowledge and can import in large quantities.

  1. USED CLOTH IMPORTATION

Even though it might sound like a dirty business, there is a ready market for used cloth in Africa and other third world economies. You can specialize in the importation of this product to these places where it is in high demand.

  1. SHRIMP EXPORTATION FROM NIGERIA

Nigeria is one of the tropical countries endowed with rich shrimp resources. With rich organic deposit arising from runoff, the Niger Delta region is the heartland of shrimp and oil production in Nigeria; having a production capacity of 12,000 metric tons (MT) per year. The major markets for the Nigerian shrimp in Europe are Belgium, Portugal, Spain, France and the USA. All are usually packaged in 2.2-kg packets into master cartons. So this is a business you can go into and succeed.

  1. POULTRY EXPORTATION

The term poultry is generally used to refer all the domestic birds kept egg or meat purposes. Neighboring West East and Northern Africa Countries also depend on poultry eggs from Nigeria, as the weather for the production of poultry eggs is highly conducive in Nigeria compared to these neighboring countries. Irrespective of the abundant animal feeds, which are readily available, there is also the export potential, which has not been tapped fully. For any person or corporate bodies looking for a project that will generate income on a daily basis, poultry egg production is one of such project.

  1. CHILI PEPPER EXPORTATION

Nigeria is known to be one of the major producers of pepper in the world. The implication of this is that we have the good weather that can readily support the growth and production of pepper in Nigeria. There are hundreds of different types of chili peppers that vary in size, shape, color, flavor and hotness. This fleshy berry features many seeds inside a potent package that can range from less than one inch to six inches in length, and approximately one-half to one inch in diameter. Chili peppers are usually red or green in color.

  1. CARGO TRACKING

As an importer and exporter, there is always a risk involved in the business especially when you do not have the knowledge of the location of your goods on sea. But this risk can be reduced with cargo tracking firms which you can employ their service in tracking and updating you in real time the location of your goods. The safety and timely arrival of your cargo is paramount.

But keeping track of where it is and whether its journey is going as planned can be hard without the right tools. Cargo tracking solutions is about monitoring cargo while it’s moving so you can make sure it’s where it needs to be when it needs to be there. Moreover, you’ll be able to receive real-time notifications about departures, arrivals and checkpoint clearances so you can document you cargo’s journey easily and efficiently.

It’s the smart way to: monitor and document the temperature of perishable cargo while it’s in transit, document where your goods were and when they reached their destination, locate and recover lost or stolen goods quickly. This business helps you improve the productivity and efficiency of importers and exporters operation because they can organize the rest of their logistics around the predicted arrival of their cargo.

  1. PALM KERNEL OIL EXPORTATION BUSINESS

Palm kernel oil (PKO) is extracted from the kernel of palm. It should not be confuse with palm oil, which is obtained from the pulp of fruit of the palm. Palm kernel oil has a light yellow color and it has a milder flavor than palm oil. It is often used in the manufacture of various cosmetic, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.

Palm Kernel Oil Crushing is a viable investment because raw materials can be sourced at ease, the production technology is simple and feasible, and the market for end products are automatic. You can therefore go into the business of exporting PKO to Europe and Asian markets.

  1. AIR CARGO BUSINESS

The sea is not the only means through which cargos can be brought in, the air can also be utilized in transporting containers. In 2014, airlines transported 51.3 million metric tons of goods, representing more than 35% of global trade by value but less than 1% of world trade by volume. With the right tools and equipment even though very costly, you can start an air cargo business by helping businessmen transport their goods faster and in a safer way.

If you have the ability to sell, and an air of diplomacy, the import/export business might be right for you. All you need is the desire and determination to make it work. As you progress in the business, many factors become obvious and easy to handle. Once you get the business underway, the commission for setting up sales is very profitable. And after you establish and maintain a number of exclusive accounts, you’ll find the time you spend is highly rewarded with money.