A business needs one or many products or services to sell to customers in order to become profitable. When thinking of different product ideas to sell for your own business, think about what people use everyday and how to offer improvements on those items. Or think of new and innovative products that are not used often but would improve or enhance people's lives. Make your product stand out from the competition. There are a variety of different product ideas for your business.
Clothing is one idea for a product that your business can sell. Clothing is an essential, everyday item. Pick a specific consumer market, like men, women or teenagers, or design and sell clothing for a variety of different target customers. The clothing industry is already full of competition at all price levels, so your clothing needs to stand out and attract your customers, and your marketing efforts have to put your line of clothing in front of your customers and help it stand out from the rest.
Food is another product that is consumed every day. A new restaurant or food store in your area succeeds based on word of mouth, consistent quality and service and because it is unique. If a restaurant is not your vision, open a bakery, deli or street-food cart, and sell tasty items to customers that only cost them a few dollars. Set your food and service apart from any competition through quality and advertising.
Arts and Crafts
If you have a crafty or creative side, consider turning your hobby into a business by selling your crafts or artwork. This is an ideal small startup business for stay-at-home moms or people who already work full time; you do not need office space or a lot of seed money to get this business off the ground. Use the Internet to your advantage. Promote your business and website for free through social media platforms, online classified ads and sites, blogs and word of mouth. Your products can be anything from paintings and photos to ornaments, place mats or rugs. The possibilities are endless; sell what you like to create.
Chris Newton has worked as a professional writer since 2001. He spent two years writing software specifications then spent three years as a technical writer for Microsoft before turning to copywriting for software and e-commerce companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of Colorado.