Updated: Mar 2
If you’re not sure whether or not the 2022 year is an opportunity for you to start a business during the pandemic, rest assured that this is the year to make your dream happen.
Despite the pandemic and everything else being uncertain, be confident that business start is not something that will be a problem.
Here are statistics to keep you motivated.
Statistics Show Ecommerce is Booming
Budget-Friendly Options Are Available
No Worries. Use It As a Side Hustle.
Try Freelancing First
The pandemic started two years ago in the United States. COVID 19 is not going anywhere.
For this reason, you shouldn’t stop your dreams or be worried that you might have to postpone your business idea another year.
With more people sitting at home, you’re probably not going to find a better time than now to start a business.
Put aside your feelings and look at the statistics to make an educated decision. Starting a business can be tough, but worth it if you really stick through it. Here are reasons you should look into starting a business this year.
Statistics Show Ecommerce Is Booming.
You guessed it. The pandemic has changed how we do things including shopping. Where there is a demand there is an opportunity. Most of our shoppers today have shifted their attention to online shopping. Can’t get shopping done at the store? No problem.
There are millions of stores popping up daily.
There is a 40% growth in e-commerce. Not to mention, you can create a store within minutes using e-commerce platforms such as BigCommerce or Shopify. There are user friendly options for starting a business that doesn’t require hassle.
Budget-Friendly Options are Available.
I get it. You might be a little worried about stopping what you’re doing to start a business because bills need to be paid.
It’s almost impossible to start a business today without an online presence through and some commitment is important. You could, but why would you want to go through the trouble?
A small business can with a unique offering can drive your small business to success. You’re probably thinking it’s too expensive. The reality is that it isn’t. A startup business doesn’t need to have all the bells and whistles.
All you need is an idea, a service, and the will to put it together.
Online has made it possible to find free resources and guides to put together your own business.
Social Media tools can empower your business and expand your brand presence online. Email marketing is another inexpensive and rewarding tool to explore.
No Worries. Use it as a Side Hustle.
A side hustle is any type of employment that is outside the scope of your full-time job. A side hustle can be something like designing logos or offering social media management.
Even if you’re still not convinced at this point and really want to keep a job as a security measure, I don’t blame you. You can use your startup business as a side hustle. Side hustles are a safe option when transitioning away from a full-time, stable job.
You can keep it simple. The simpler a business model is the easier it is to maintain and upkeep. As long as you can maintain a balance, you’ll be in a good place.
Try Freelancing First.
Freelancing is not considered ideal. However, it’s becoming a bigger trend for 2022 year. Not only are people looking into freelancing, but more companies are hiring freelancers.
There is a big market out there for freelancers. I’ve seen freelances make a nice salary for the year just by offering their services.
It’s a smart choice if you’re not ready to really start anything right now. You can work your own hours and build your client base. A freelancer works for multiple different companies offering a skill that is valuable.
As a freelancer, you may not be in charge of a business, but you definitely run your own show as far as hours and hourly rates.
Whatever option you decide to move forward with for the 2022 year, you have resources available to you to make it a successful one.