4 Innovative Ideas for Creating Your Own Business!

-by Paul A Philips

For some years, I used to live and work in Birmingham, England. Occasionally, I return there to visit a few places and people I have known since way back when. When returning, one of my first visits is a coffee shop which is directly opposite Birmingham’s main train station. Sitting there with my coffee I watch the people go by, coming out of the train station before 9am. Many of these people have such gloomy faces and here’s perhaps the reason why.

Glumly aware, a number of these people know that they are on their way to work in the city, to do a job that they have no real interest in. Let me guess and say that they’re going to work to make a small number of individuals at the top of a hierarchical pyramid even richer and, out of survival, many are obligated to do a 40-hour week job to pay off their debts such as a student loan or hefty mortgage…

Or maybe, in what is often erroneously perceived by some as a forever shrinking world of opportunity, they couldn’t find their way to becoming financially self-sufficient in a job they loved doing (a lack of knowledge in how to make this happen perhaps?).

Many of these employees are paid the lowest wage the rich corporations employing them can get away with. -Of course, this situation not only occurs in Birmingham but all over the world, contributing to a gross wealth imbalance.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are other options.

Here are at least 4 innovative ideas for creating your own business, allowing you to make a profit and do a job you really love on your own terms and dictated time. You don’t need to go to college either. Some of us have quit our college-related jobs for what we consider to be a better life. Better money-making opportunities. As Jessie Klassen says in her excellent article, chose a way of life, not an occupation.

1. Marketing through Social Media

These days most successful businesses are profitable online. Remember, however, it doesn’t have to be a ‘bricks and mortar’ business, trading can be digital, per se.   

Marketing through social media can turn into a profitable business without the need for start-up capital required by most new businesses. All you need is your phone and to set up your Facebook page: Using it for running a fitness business is one of the many examples. I know someone who had successfully done this. Using his Facebook page for posting fitness motivational, transformational video, pictures and prose over time had allowed him to go from zero to attracting more than 40,000 viewers.

Through his unwavering commitment to growing this account, he had then used his Facebook page to sell fitness-related products. His product suppliers were ‘bricks and mortar’ businesses such as the shops and warehouses he had contacted for setting up trade, some in different countries. –He had a percentage cut from these suppliers for advertising, marketing or selling their products on his Facebook page. His business account transactions were automated…  Because of the high level of attraction he eventually sold his Facebook page for thousands of dollars to a fitness company.

-If not fitness related products, what could you set up on your Facebook page (or other social media pages such as Instagram) for attracting over 40,000 viewers..? 

2.  Create Your Own Website  

Another idea for making a lucrative passive income through advertising, marketing and selling is by setting up your own website. Don’t work harder, work smarter.

–There’s no need to store products that clutter up your place, such as those you get from Amazon and then wait patiently for people to buy them…  

Instead, for a small price you can create and run your own website. You can drive visitors to your website who will click/buy products belonging to manufacturers supplying. In other words, you can use your website for advertising and marketing these products. You can then take a percentage from the manufacturers who will supply the products to your ordering customers. You will never have to see any of these products sold and supplied through your website.  

As with marketing through social media you will need to be persistent and consistent to make this happen. Remember, it takes time to make it work. Indeed, you could create a Facebook business page to link with your website…

3. Trading on the stock market

All you need these days to be a stock market trader is some start up capital, a software trading platform brokerage account and a phone or computer. –This is a terrific opportunity for making money. When starting out don’t fall for the millionaire mentors charging extortionate fees for their mentorship, there’s no need for this. There are many very good free training resources available online.

I will be writing a detailed account about this in another blog quite soon, explaining how a tried and tested successful trading system (by me) can allow you to make money…

I realize that some people have reservations about money. Money has indeed been a vehicle whereby many have been enslaved. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. The money you make from successful trading could be used to make the world a better place… -All will be explained in my later blog.

4. Home gardening – How one couple generates a yearly six-figure income using 1.5 acres of land

More and more people are turning to small-scale organic farming practices for feeding their families and local communities. There’s money to be made in it too. Like the Canadian couple Jean-Martin Fortier and Maude-Hélène Desroches who have generated around $140,000 a year through selling vegetables and other produce using their 1.5 land acreage. –Quite an achievement wouldn’t you say?

As the couple (and others) have shown us, gardening doesn’t have to be confined to the back garden as a hobby.

Feeding the world doesn’t have to be in the hands of the big agricultural corporations. This can be taken care of by small gardening communities where many are able to reap the financial benefits providing it is done correctly through applying the right education and training, farming techniques and other related agricultural programmes.


Do you see anything in these ideas that you could use? If so, just how committed could you be to taking your idea and turning it into a success?