There are a lot of things that make the year 2021 peculiar. The most obvious is that countries and individuals are learning to live with the reality of a novel pandemic, COVID-19 which had the index case late in 2019, and has been ravaging the world since then, affecting the economy at the macro and micro levels.
Another peculiarity of the year 2021 is the technological advancements in the area of information technology, automation, artificial intelligence, and so much more. Customer reviews of mobile networks show that there is an unprecedented level of mobile connectedness globally, and research buttresses this with a statistic of 92 million mobile connections in the United Kingdom alone.
How does that influence economic terrain as we know it? Many businesses have had to transition online for their service delivery since almost every category of the target market can be found on the internet. What’s more? Businesses that chose to be firmly planted in the analogue world are finding out that their services are becoming obsolete, as noticed on the discussion forum of platforms like reviewsbird.co.uk.
What are some business opportunities to explore in the year 2021?
Dropshipping is a business venture that does not require the physical presence of the business owner. It involves the direct purchase of products from manufacturers and suppliers to consumers, and this model is neither capital intensive nor difficult to run. It also allows the businessman to offer a variety of products, as you can have a different number of suppliers, who will handle the shipping for you.
Information is power, and in this digital age, the potentials are limitless. If there is any field you are conversant with, or proficient in, then you have what it takes to start a business. Once you determine who your target audience is, finding them in the digital space becomes easier – through blogs, podcasts, newspapers, journals, social media like Instagram, Facebook, Quora and even YouTube. Alternatively, you can compile the information you have into online books, publish and sell online.
As more businesses transition online, the need for content becomes endless. Images are some of the best ways to drive home some points, and the market is abundant for different types of photographs. Once you find your niche by determining what type of photography to specialize in, you can visit websites like Shutterstock, Stocksy, Getty Images and so on to sell your output. However, you’ll be needing quality cameras and some quality photographs if you want to sustain this business.
This field is large and seems to be getting larger still by the day. Software developers, Computer Network Architects, Information Security Analysts, Hardware Engineers, Database Administrators, Operations Analysts, and so many professional subcategories can be found under the Information Technology industry. Amazingly, the global market for these professionals is ever increasing, hence, investing in the training needed can never go to waste in 2021.
Social Media Influencer
If you are active on social media and have large followers, you are sitting on a goldmine. People with a large audience are paid handsomely to display, advertise or endorse companies and their products online so that through their large followership, these companies might get more sales conversion.
By now, I’m sure you must have noticed that all the businesses mentioned here have an online angle. This is because, in the year 2021, online is the best space to get goods and services.