BEST BUSINESS IDEAS FOR 2018

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I am Chinwe Udechukwu! Welcome back to Wendy Paulet Consults TV.
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The year is almost over and I believe it’s time for us to start taking stock of what we’ve done so far
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and start getting ready for 2018.
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One of the questions I get when I introduce myself as a business strategist is
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“what business do you think I should go into?”
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Most times I like to be petty and I’ll just answer “follow your heart”
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But for this video I’ve decided leave all pettiness aside & share 3 business ideas that you could start next year.
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Number 1 is E-commerce. Since the concept of e-commerce hit us, it’s been getting stronger and stronger.
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The world today has become so small today that you can literally start a business from your backyard
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in coal city and your customers would be from America.
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Everyone is online today and it has become so intense that people would rather ask their smart phone first
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than ask an actual human being.
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We can go on and on about the disadvantages the internet has brought with it
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but why bother ourselves with the negatives when we can capitalise on that
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We saw what happened in August when the CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos
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became the richest man in the world for like 9mins, that’s the power of e-commerce.
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Starting an e-commerce business does not require much in the world we live in today.
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There are so many resources out there you could use. You don’t even need to have your own website.
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You can plug into platforms like Jumia, Konga or even shopify.
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The most important things to do is to have clear pictures of items you have access to
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and when people order them, you source them and deliver it to them.
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There are so many people that started their online business that way.
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That’s where Kylie cosmetics actually launched from.
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So if you have something that you think might be useful to people in India, Ghana, Cotonou
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all you need to do is set up your e-commerce platform and offer it to them
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you would be surprised what could come out of it.
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Number 2 is Connection through Apps.
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It will be a very smart thing to learn how applications and websites work.
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Even if you don’t learn how to develop them, understand them.
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Especially if you have a flair for it or an idea that’s been burning in your mind.
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Before the internet, middle men were among the most successful people.
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but with it’s arrival, those middle men were replaced by technology.
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Companies like uber, Air BnB are thriving seriously on that.
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Look at Uber, Uber has no car but they run the world’s largest pickup service.
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Air BnB on the other hand, has no single real estate but they run the world’s largest hospitality business.
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That is the power of connecting people through an App.
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Number 3, become a professional or an authority. Or as the millennials will call it, become an influencer.
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The 3 ideas on my list are internet based for a reason. People are literally spending their entire life online.
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Even University students would rather trust google than their professor. So the smart thing to do will be to plug in
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Our last guest on this channel, my very good friend Ivy said something that you should always remember.
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She said “perfection is not attainable but you should seek it”
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And this idea will give you a better understanding of why she said it.
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When people go online to search for an information, first of all
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they’ll checkout the highest authority on that or the biggest influencer on that.
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If you want to capitalise on this idea, what you need to do is perfect your craft. Build up yourself
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develop your skills. So that when people go to search for something in your industry, they check you out first.
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Like there are so many makeup artists and stylists that are making real money
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off the content they share on youtube. What am I even saying,
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Do you know how many people that’ve become full-time comedians off Instagram? Like, we see them now.
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Also, there are people that all they do is take pictures of food.
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And now big companies are sponsoring them to travel round the world and take pictures of food.
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In the world we live in today, you don’t even need a doctorate degree to become an authority on a subject
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all you need to do is be consistent with your content,
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build credibility around your content and get a large following.
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Once you get that going for you, you’re on the climb.
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Remember that it won’t start paying off immediately you start
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because you need to build your credibility, you need to secure it.
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And once you’ve done that and you have a large following, money will fall on you…like literally
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So those are the 3 business ideas you could implement in 2018.
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Number 1 is E-commerce. Number 2 is Connect people through Apps
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and number 3 is become an influencer in your industry
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