20 Creative Business Ideas You Can Start This Year

By DeAndra Jalisa

May 9, 2022

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Are you looking for some creative business ideas to start this year? Starting a business is extremely exciting, but it does come with many trials and obstacles. So having a great work ethic and dedication will get you very far. Creative businesses are fun because you can use it as a creative outlet while getting paid at the same time. Now that’s what I’m talking about…

Before diving into a business, dig deep and find your passion for life. I highly recommend taking this step because when you start a business, there will be a lot of low points before the highs. So if you’re genuinely passionate about the creative industry you want to start, you won’t give up so easily. 

Remember to start a business because you want to bring value to the world, not to just get rich quickly because those businesses usually don’t last long. Here are ten creative business ideas to start in 2022 and beyond.

20 Creative Business Ideas

1. Event Photographer

The event industry is at an all-time high, and several weddings and events are booking right now. Photographers are a vital component of any event, and if you have an eye, you will go far in this industry.

2. Balloon Designer

Balloons are the hottest new decor for events today. I would know as I created a six-figure balloon business five years ago. It’s fun and flexible with very little overhead. People love balloons, so you will always be busy. If you’re interested in balloon design, check out my Beyond The Balloons Course.

3. Jewelry Maker

Jewelry is an excellent addition to any outfit, especially if it’s custom. Start twisting that wire and launch a beautiful Etsy shop to get things going. I’m who doesn’t love accessories?

4. Blogger

Blogging is a fun a creative business, and you get to write about things you love and get paid for it. There are so many benefits to blogging and you have free range to take you business whoever you want it to go.

5. Interior Designer

Becoming an Interior Designer is easy if you know the critical design elements. If you know how to transform a space and make a house a home, others will hire you to make it happen for them.

6. Art Seller

If you know how to draw or paint, selling your art online can be HUGE. You can sell prints or custom designs and make a nice profit.

7. Clothing Designer

Clothing design is a saturated market, but your brand can go far if you have a creative twist or element. Try to niche down to find the right product your customers can’t live without.

8. Personal Stylist

Since social media is such a huge deal, many celebs and influencers need help with their wardrobe for events and even everyday styles. If you know how to put a chic outfit together, maybe this can be a great business.

9. Website Designer

Having a website is essential for any business’s success, and people don’t know how to make it happen. Nowadays, you don’t need to know too much about coding. As long as you know how to produce an excellent aesthetic, someone will hire you for the job.

10. Prop Designer

Since the event industry has blown up over the last few years with vignette setups, props are a HUGE need for events. Sometimes I can’t find the props I need for an event, so there is a big market for Prop decor.

11. Hair Stylist

Believe it or not, I was a hairstylist over eight years ago. It’s a great industry if you are a people person and good with your hands.

12. Makeup Artist

The beauty industry is one of the most profitable markets out there. Being a makeup artist is an excellent business if you know how to give a mean contour and make the girls feel beautiful.

13. Ebook Author

Ebooks are super popular, so many people want to create an ebook but don’t know where to start. It can be a great market with endless clients if you enjoy writing.

14. Cake Designer

Cakes are essential. If you know how to bake, you’re already halfway there.

15. Videographer

Content is the bread and butter for businesses nowadays, and having a great camera person is a must. Have a camera? Try it out; influencers and other business owners are looking for you.

16. Virtual Assistant

Setting up and accomplishing tasks can be challenging for an entrepreneur. Now, the virtual assistant comes in to save the day. Take on the jobs that others can’t seem to accomplish in a day.

17. Candle Maker

Who doesn’t love a good candle? The candle industry is massive; this is why you would need to create unique styles and smells to stand out from the crowd.

18. Calligrapher

If you know how to draw letters, you can kill it as a calligrapher for weddings and other events. People always need some good signage for their event.

19. Event Planner

Since parties are in the total effort now, event planners are in high demand. Most people don’t know how to run or set up an event. Hiring an event planner crucial for a successful event.

20. Florist

Making the event pretty with flowers can never go wrong. If you are good with your hands and don’t mind a couple of cuts here and there. Playing with flowers for a living can be fun!

These are a few businesses I would personally recommend as they can be highly profitable if done right. Suppose you want to learn a new skill or perfect your craft, head over to Skillshare to get some education today!

Check out my blog on 9 Steps to Starting A Small Business. Start making your dreams come true, and you can do it!

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