The opportunity to make money is all around us all the time. The key is to learn to open our eyes in a way that allows us to see the opportunities that are present. Think about it for a moment, and you will very quickly begin to see self employment opportunities every where you look. Everything you touch, use, or look at made someone money at some time. The toilet paper you use, your tooth brush, soap, the water you use, television, air conditioning, lights, pants. Everything presents self employment opportunities; the key is to learn how to see them. Here are 5 ways to come up with a list of ideas for a business as well as recognize lucrative and profitable self employment opportunities.
The first place to start is in your local newspaper. This is rich in valuable resources to help you find ideas. The local newspaper is always packed full of advertisements and classified ads. Start by looking here and see what people are already doing as a business in order to make money and you will very quickly be able to take those ideas and come up with new ideas, different ideas, or unique way of doing the same thing.
The second way to come up with and recognize self employment opportunities is to watch people closely. What problems do people have regularly that they need a solution to. If you can recognize problems or things that people consider a burden, and you can create a solution to that problem, you have a sure fire money maker on your hands.
The third way is to look for ways to make peoples lives more convenient and easier. Seriously, do people really need cell phones? Of course we don’t. However, they make our lives more convenient and easier, so almost everyone has a cell phone. It shows the power that providing services or products that make life more convenient and easier has.
The fourth way to recognize self employment opportunities is to think about those things you really, really love to do. Don’t forget to pay attention to those things that are right under your nose. If you had all the money you needed, what would you do with your time. This is where you should start, because this answer is the one thing you have a passion for, and would love to do all the time. Chances are very good that there are other people who think the same way, and would be willing to pay you to do that thing.
The fifth and final way is to look in the yellow pages of a phone book. This is packed full of businesses that people have created and is even better than the newspaper. Often times you will very quickly find business ideas and markets you would have never thought of on your own, and probably never even knew existed. This is a great source to get your mental juices flowing.