We are in new territory, and in many ways it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for starting something completely new. We will never get a chance like this to step back, out of our day to day, to reflect and create something that is important to us and that people need. What do people want and need at this time? How can you serve them in a way that aligns with your passions and interests?
Don’t focus on what is missing, what is lost, and what is wrong. Start focusing on what is next, what is possible, and what you can do. Your focus determines your results. Change your focus and you change the course of your destiny. Every single day, focus on what you can build and create, and work towards the future you desire.
Below are the top five business ideas for 2021.
1. Virtual influencers
They have millions of adoring followers, advertising deals with major brands, and they live out their lives entirely online.
Meet the virtual influencers – realistic, CGI-generated online personalities that, according to some sources, achieve three times more engagement than their physical counterparts.
Limitless potential awaits for those with the technical know-how and resources to enter this strange new market.
2. The feeling economy
More and more robots are taking our jobs, but this time, they’re doing the thinking for us…
Worrying? Not necessarily. As AI assumes menial cognitive tasks, distinctly human characteristics like empathy and emotional intelligence will become ever more valuable.
Businesses that marry technology with services that only a person can provide stand to do well in the feeling economy.
3. On-demand health and wellness
Many people have found comfort in a four-legged friend in 2020. But, as our research has discovered, many were completely unprepared for the amount of work involved in caring for their pet.
Therefore, if you’re an animal lover, or you have experience in pet care, you’re in luck – we predict a boom in the animal care and training sector next year.
4. Online learning
Searches for online learning courses and teaching online increased by 240% and 328% respectively in 2020. Not a surprise really, as suddenly we all had a lot of free time stuck at home, and were keen to fill it with something constructive.
As with many things that have happened during the pandemic, now people have discovered how convenient online learning can be, they’re keen to continue.
Limitless opportunities here. If you can teach it, you can teach it online.
5. Remote working services
In many ways, the last year has proved that people can work from home just as effectively as they can in the office. However, there are some benefits of the workplace that just can’t be replicated while WFHing.
Remote working services aim, as much as possible, to compensate for these inadequacies by helping people to collaborate better, work more productively, and even host socials to boost team morale.