If you are an aspiring webpreneur looking for business ideas that let you enjoy running a business then I would say you are on the right track. Being passionate about what you do will put you on the right track as far as being in business goes.
Take a look at some of the best web enterprises around and you will see that people who are passionate about their business are the most successful. Here are 4 ideas for web enterprises that I believe are fun to run…
The Gifts Bandwagon
The one thing people still look forward to is gifts and the thing that they lack the most is the time to shop around for them. This is precisely the business of customized gifts, gift boxes and what not has really hit it off.
Let me tell you about Ruchi Chopra, an apparel merchandiser with Gap who found her niche in business with the gifts business and set up her creative venture “Any Surprise Any Place”.
Her company won NDTV award for the most creative business idea and it allows anyone who wants to surprise their loved ones with something as simple as a box of cookies or chocolates or as bizarre as live band, a clown or showering petals from a chopper to do so.
Simply log on to asap.co.in the company’s colorful and interactive website and order a surprise. Flexibility is the key here because those who want to order an exclusive surprise can call and discuss their requirements with Ruchi herself. The company is just the thing city stressed folks with no time to go out and buy that gift or wish a loved one in another city could do with.
Another creative gifting venture is WittyGift, Mumbai is the place for experience gift boxes in India. Born out of the urge to create a gift that combines originality with unforgettable moments, WittyGift is the brainchild of Samuel Ziza & Manvinder Kohli, the two founders of the company. Your choices include Wellness, Adventure, Dance, Gourmet and Makeover gift boxes
This might sound like a cheesy idea for a business but frankly it is something that has great potential. Considering the success of ventures like Virtual Dating Assistants, which helps busy singles to find success with online dating, it is an interesting arena to venture in to.
Right from profile creation to ideas, tips and resources to help busy singles connect with and find success the opportunities for ventures that provide quality services in online dating is a niche that has ample opportunity for growth.
Closer to home, Indian websites like shaadi.com and bharatmatrimony.com have provided people seeking partners with a great platform to connect and find a suitable match. Niche sites like secondshaadi.com have gone one step ahead by listing only profiles of people who wish to take a walk down the aisle the second time around.
In the era of the internet the magic of the written word and the touch of a paperback continue to beckon avid readers. Time again is an important constraint for those grappling with busy schedules and cannot just make it to the library.
Librarywala.com is a venture that allows members to order their favorite books from among over 8,000 paperbacks and has a range of membership plans.
Registering for a membership, ordering books and searching for a particular title or author can be done online. Delivery at one’s door step at no extra cost is another feature that went down well in Mumbai where the venture was launched initially. Having spread its operations to Bangalore and Pune the venture is growing from strength to strength.
You can apply the online library model to setting up a toy library too. A great way to help city stressed parents save time and money in sourcing toys for their kids!
Travel is one area that is growing and has lots to explore. Your options…
Sites that provide first hand reviews like Virtualtourist.com, which has first hand reviews of restaurants, hotels, stores and tourist locales across the globe. Travelers let others know how to get to a place, money changing tips, dress codes (if any), how not to get ripped off and the like.
Facilitating travel booking, accommodation, etc like MakeMyTrip.com which has been helping people make their travel plans, book tickets, cancel and reschedule all within minutes without moving out of their homes and offices.
A one stop information resource like Namastay.in, is a one stop resource that lists plantation, farms, bungalow and resorts with a difference, all catering to the discerning traveler who wants an authentic Indian experience.
I certainly hope you will find these ideas interesting and worth exploring!