Updated: Mar 2
You’ve decided it’s time to start a business because you want to earn extra money on the side, you’re looking for some freedom, or maybe you’re ready to tell your boss to take a hike.
If you are confused about what to sell online or at a physical location, chances are you haven’t done your research yet.
There is tons of stuff you can sell online or offline too depending on how you want your business to be set up.
The most common method of finding a trending product is to do basic searches online to see what products are being sold. You can do a simple search on Amazon or Google to see what people are buying.
Items to consider when selling a product or a service:
Despite what your reasonings are for doing your own thing, you’ll have to make a choice on what product or service you’d like to offer. You want to find an in-demand product or service that people actually want and need.
Before you get started, do your homework. Research is important in finding a competitive product that is unique and needed at the same time.
Here are other questions to consider too:
I looked into different products and categories to simplify it into three no problem products or services that you’ll have no problem at all selling based on the trending searches.
Difference Between a Service or a Product
You’ll hear about products, but I rarely see anything about services. I wanted to make sure you understand the difference between the two.
If you want to compare the two, a product is a physical item such as a bath towel or a keychain where a service is intangible. The work is usually done by another person, in this case, you, for a price.
These types of services can include marketing, copywriting, or a number of different things. I’ll go more in-depth on the differences between a service and a product in other articles. For this portion, I want to cover the simple differences.
There are vast differences between selling and marketing the two. I’d recommend you read free ways to grow your business.
Is It Marketable?
This is an important question to ask yourself when Is your product or service marketable? Are people searching for it? You can ask your friends or family. To make a profitable business, research what people are buying. Niche categories are everywhere.
Niche ideas can consist of the following:
Fitness and Weight Loss
Dating and Relationships
Gadgets and Technology
These are examples that I’ve seen online. You need to find something that piques your interest the most or meshes with your product idea. There are ways to make money in these niches.
Through promotion and branding, you’ll find that the great thing about niches is that there are massive amounts of demand that you can attract to your business.
Do People Want It?
This is the simple key ingredient. Do people want your product or service? A good product or service is determined by the value that it brings a customer. You don’t want to sell something that does absolutely nothing for your customer.
To determine if people want it, try researching online or doing a questionnaire with your family or friends.
Three No Problem Products To Sell
Before you decide to open your shop or want to sell online, remember to claim your niche. Some of the best-selling products online might not work for your store. These are three products I’d recommend you start off with because they’re easy to sell and people need them.
These do-it-yourself projects are
You can sell these products either online or in a store making them a flexible choice.
Pet Products such as Leash Olders or Pet Bowl Stands
Mobile Accessories such as Phone Cases or Ipad Cases
Hobbies//Craft such as Coasters or Personalized Aprons
Three No Problem Services To Sell
Services give a ton of flexibility. Most business ideas do not require a lot of capital and these are perfect for start-up owners who really want something easy. If you are experienced in a field, try turning it into a service that you can offer to other people.
There are popular and widely used services that are certain to sell. They’ll be a good business choice because of the demand there is for it. Don’t focus too much on how big your competition is. There are plenty of customers available and waiting for you to reach out to them.
For instance, marketing services are a common service that most businesses and entrepreneurs are looking for.
Similarly, to products, you can sell these products either online or in a store making them a flexible choice.
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There is nothing wrong with starting safe or offering a common service solution. I think sometimes we try to be too unique or really think outside the box.
We may have a skill that is common, yet really needed in society. Start with that. It’s a good starting point because you already understand it.
Your time might be limited. and not every item will work for you. What matters is that you find something that works for you.
Even if the business is not a multi-million dollar business, it’ll offer you a passive income strategy and offer you a backup just in case something happens.
Whether you want to sell products or services, you have options. You need to start somewhere.