9 Best Future Business Ideas for 2021

 9 Best Future Business Ideas for 2021

The very best ideas for new businesses are born through skill, passion, timing, and strategic thinking. Having said this, this has been a year like none before.

Starting up as a personal trainer might have seemed like an excellent business idea in 2019, but due to COVID-19, for most of 2020 you wouldn’t have been able to teach anyone other than online.

The emphasis for the 9 best future business ideas for 2021 must therefore be work from home opportunities. The employment landscape has changed dramatically and will continue to change, with even online shopping having accelerated more than ever thought possible. Due to a combination of quarantine and social distancing, more people are shopping online than ever before.

9 Best Future Business Ideas for 2021

Small Business Ideas for Big Profits

Setting up a business in these worrying times is not easy, but it is most certainly still possible.

Adapting to the current situation is a must, and setting up a business online is most-definitely the best way forward. In this post we are going to look at 9 of the best ideas for new businesses; of course there are actually hundreds of ideas that you might like to try for your new online business.


When you set up a business online, you will likely be trying to sell one of three things; your product, someone else’s product, or your time.

If you are selling your time, it is most likely to be as a coach or a consultant. When you have a blog, you can do all 3 of these things from one website, making the most money possible.

Blogging has been around for decades, its popularity soaring during the pandemic, where everyday families also started to video-blog about their own lives.

When starting a blog, you should be thinking in a professional manner. It’s important that you write or create videos about something you’re passionate about, and provide a valuable source of information to your readers or viewers.

When you write about something that you’re passionate about, you’ll always have something new to write about enthusiastically, and within just a few months (if you’re aggressive), or years, you will be making enough money to give up the day job for good!

Blogging is also one of the least expensive business ideas to start. All you need is your domain name, and a good hosting plan and you’re off to the races!

Coaching and Online Courses

During the pandemic, many people have taken to online learning. Of course, online courses have been popular for many years. But during quarantine, almost all learning has been carried out online.

So, as an entrepreneur looking for a gap in the market, an online course could be just what you need to start making money from home. Once again, it’s extremely important to offer a course on something that you’re passionate about; as a coach you can offer classes to students, building up an online community.

Ecommerce Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has already accelerated ecommerce by between 4 and 6 years. So what better time than now to join the growing trend?

Online shopping has been growing in popularity for years, but it is in 2020, that shopping online became a necessity.

You can choose from selling someone else’s products, to manufacturing and drop-shipping your own. For drop-shipping, you’re going to need to carry out some market research and find a product that is in high demand, avoiding products that are of limited use due to COVID-19. There are literally hundreds of ideas for you to look at on Amazon, E-bay, Etsy, and Google Shopping.


Podcasts are relatively new to the market, with around 75% of the adult population listening to them in the US. Back in 2006, this number however was only 22%.

To get started, you will need the proper equipment, software, and podcast hosting. A host for your podcast is vital, because it will store your audio files and distribute them to the major networks such as Spotify and iTunes.

Create and Sell your Custom Brand

This business idea comes under ecommerce, but this time involves creating your very own brand and custom products. Some options for your brand could be mugs, bags, stickers, and t-shirts. Getting started doesn’t have to cost a fortune when you choose products that are relatively cheap to produce.

Choose the products you want to sell, order some samples, and then publish your products on ecommerce platforms like Shopify. When you make a sale, your product is manufactured and shipped, meaning you won’t need an initial outlay of products or lots of cash to get you started.

Graphic Design

As more and more brands come online, there’s more call for graphic designers.

Not everyone who has an idea for an online store is a great designer, and many companies are looking for designers who can help them with their brand image.

9 Best Future Business Ideas for 2021

Graphic design can involve logos, posters, banners, websites, and landing pages. The opportunities are many, and of course are more if you are also experienced in web design and SEO, where you can offer a complete package to new brands looking for an online presence.

One great thing about graphic design is that you don’t even need to be experienced to find success; there are plenty of online tutorials that will help you learn the basics of graphic design and lots of software available online such as Adobe Photoshop and apps like Canva and Picmonkey.

Web Design and Development

Once again, it’s easy to understand why web designers and developers are in high demand. With thousands of new online businesses starting up each day, work as a web designer or developer is almost guaranteed, and once again, it’s not necessary to have a lot of experience to get started in this business.

From HTML to learning the ins and outs of WordPress, there are dozens of free tutorials online to get you started. You can build websites from home that are cost-effective, that you can offer to your clients.

Social Media Influencer

A great new work-from-home business idea that anyone can start is as an Instagram Influencer. All you will need to start this business is an internet connection and a decent Smartphone.

With the rise of social media channels such as Pinterest and Instagram, many consumers are turning to niche influencers to get advice on products they are thinking of buying. Think of it as being someone’s personal shopper, but never having to leave the house to make money.

To make money as an Instagram influencer you will first have to choose a niche, and then build up a solid following. Once again, make sure it is a niche that you are passionate about and that the advice you will be offering is based on solid findings and experience.

Social Media Manager

With practically the entire adult population using social media, it’s only natural that you will find social media manager jobs.


From small companies to large brands, all online businesses need social media marketing in order to succeed. But, running a business is a time-consuming occupation. No matter which niche you choose, you will have little time for publishing articles and sharing posts on social media.

From creating content for brands to tracking ROI and creating ad campaigns, working as a social media manager is yet another work-from-opportunity that is bound to bring decent revenue in the not so distant future.

These are just 9 Best Future Business Ideas for 2021 that you can do from home. You could also become a virtual assistant, a travel business consultant, or try your hand at affiliate marketing. With a Smartphone device or laptop and a decent Internet connection, the world really is your oyster.


Debbie Burgin