Do you see yourself as something of a DIY expert? You do a lot of projects around the home, and it's something you're genuinely interested in. If that's the case, why don't you put your skills to more use and start a business? If you have the ability to make things or fix things, you can always make money from your talents. So, here are three business ideas that make the most out of your DIY skills:
Everyone loves handmade gifts as they're unique, made-to-order, and authentic. A lot of people prefer buying gifts like these because it looks like more thought has gone into the overall gift. So, you can start offering to make custom gifts for people based on their requests. One great hack is to try this and use epoxy resin to create colourful handmade gifts or ornaments. Of course, you can also carve things out of wood - or do whatever your area of DIY expertise is. If you're used to doing a lot of metal or glass work, you can really create some awesome gifts.
Another idea for something you can make and sell to people is handmade furniture. People need furniture, and buying handmade stuff can add something different to their interiors. You can make chairs, tables, beds - whatever you can think of! The fact that it is made by hand will give it an edge over any mass-produced items right away. Once more, you also have the uniqueness of your goods to give them an edge over branded products. You can offer to make bespoke items as well, which might make it harder to sell lots of items quickly, but could help you sell your projects for more money. No matter how you look at it, making furniture and selling it to the masses is a winner.
That's right, you can literally do what you do around the home, but in other people's homes and for money! Everyone needs a handyman to help them with little fixes around the house here and there. You can call upon your DIY skills to go to people's homes and sort out their issues. Honestly, the world is your oyster with this business idea - you can advertise as many services as you want, depending on how competent you feel. From fixing garden fences to sorting out the plumbing, there's really no limit to what you can do with this idea. However, if you are going to offer services involving things like plumbing or electrics, you will need to have the right qualifications. So, keep that in mind as you branch your services out.
There you have it; three business ideas that make use of your DIY skills. Are you sick and tired of spending every waking second in an office? If DIY is the thing you look forward to most in life, why not make a career out of it? You've already got three ideas to mull over, but there are so many more out there as well.
In an age where we have unlimited access to pretty much everything you can imagine, it’s easy to become tempted to learn as much as possible.
Maybe you feel as though becoming an expert in many fields will benefit your career or business prospects? And in some ways, you’re not wrong to think that- having knowledge in several areas will set you aside from the crowd as well as giving you the personal gratification of learning something new.
However, there are several reasons why it’s often good, and not self-limiting to become a hyper specialist.
Here are some of them..
You get to become an expert in your field
One of the best reasons to focus on one or two areas of expertise is that the more you invest in your knowledge the better.
Imagine if an athlete decided that they wanted to spread themselves across more areas of the athletics industry. They decided they want to train, coach, advertise sporting events, and run the ticket desk, too. While all of these things are jobs that are related to the athletics field, the more this athlete does that will take them away from their training and participation in events, the less time and energy they have to focus on the things that set them apart from the others.
It’s the same if you’re in marketing. You decide you also want to try your hand at the web design, content writing, accounts, and sales as well. You’ll be spreading yourself too thinly and potentially missing out on some key aspects of the ever-evolving world of marketing. Staying focused on this one area will mean you get to invest all of your energy in becoming the best.
You can offer something unique
Imagine you’re at a restaurant and the server gives you a 10 page menu to choose your meal from. Not only are you more likely to end up plagued by indecision, but the choice you make may not result in the best quality meal for your time and money. It’s the same in business. If you offer too much, you’re not going to offer the best quality out there.
However, if you head to the sandwich bar three doors down the road who offer one meat, one vegetarian, and one fish option with only three kinds of bread, you know that you’re going to get something a bit more special. This expert specialism is what keeps people coming back. Sure, not everybody wants a sandwich all the time, but when they do, they’ll know exactly where to go.
It can get even more specific than that, even. Medifit Design and Construct are a great example of a business that takes something that people look for (design agency) with a specialism (for healthcare practices). People looking for those particular services may be able to find a company that will do a good job designing their medical practice, but perhaps none as good as one that will be able to deliver the same attention to detail as a specialist company.
This is why becoming hyper specialist isn’t limiting.
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