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Why are you searching for service business ideas randomly from a list?

Are you just looking to start just anything or do you want to start something that is right for you?

If you are looking for just anything you can click off this page and look around google, there are plenty of other sites offering you a list.

If you are looking for a business idea that is right for you, hang fire as I can offer you a way to weed out what is irrelevant and a waste of your time and pick what is a perfect fit for you from these lists you find across the internet.

If you get this bit right you will be able to instantly know if something is a good fit for you rather than just randomly having a go because it seems like a good idea at the time and then failing.

A bit like Mr Smith and my holiday home management company disaster when we lived overseas.

We chose a business just because there was a market for it rather than one to fit our personality and strengths


It nearly ended our relationship!

So here are some key questions you must get to the bottom of before you do anything else.

  • How do you want to live your life?
  • How much money do you need?
  • What kind of business do you want?
  • What can you do?
  • What past experiences could help you?

Service Business Ideas Questions To Ask - Why?

How do you want to live your life?

Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is a stupid question?

Or dismiss it without answering because it is the foundation to all the other next moves you make from here on in.

What do I mean?

Well for example, what if you want to stop working 9-5 and move to being employed only during evenings and weekends for example so you have more time with your young family.

You don’t want to pick any service business ideas around industries that demand you service your clients during a regular working week and regular work hours.

You are just recreating an environment you are trying to leave behind.

It is vital to get clear on this point and spend quite a long time on really discovering what kind of life you want to lead.

What don’t you want and what must you have?

You must also be absolutely honest too, because comprising on some things you really don’t want will lead to stress and misery in the future.

I speak from experience on this one.

How much money do you need?

You might not need as much as you think before you jump from your job, so what can you cut down or cut out to allow you more financial wiggle room.

Have you really got to have that TV sport package or can you cut it, because you won’t have time to watch TV anyway, you will be working on your business. Right?

You may have some other assets tucked away you hadn’t thought about that you could monetize and bring some income to the pot.

That empty driveway might just come in handy for a regular commuter to rent from Monday to Friday.

What kind of service business ideas are you looking for?

Online, offline, franchise, retail, creative, craft, retail, mail order, food business, pet business, green business, mobile business, kids business, Ebay business, wedding business and more.

Health, fitness?

Is there a trend you are following and are part of?

Do you belong to any kind of group or sector of society you could engage with?

What really appeals to you?

What can you do?

If you want to start quickly, pick something you can already do? BUT, you don’t mind doing it for money.

If you choose this route, it is the quickest one to get going. You don’t have to retrain or waste too much time on getting up to speed.

Do you want to develop a hobby into a business or a creative skill?

Could you quickly get going with your jam making skills or your fantastic understanding of excel.

It is really easy to dismiss the things you can do standing on your head but important to remember people will pay you for things they cannot do themselves.

What past experiences could help you?

If you want to choose something different to what you already know, use your past experiences to help you.

Have you got a particular group of people in mind you would like to work for/with.

Have you had any crisis or personal experience you would like to develop a business around such as bereavement or illness perhaps?

People love to buy from others who have been in their particular set of shoes.

It creates an easy trust between you and helps people feel comfortable knowing you have been there yourself.

Your next move

Answers to these questions can help move you forward with more clarity.

You can easily work out now, with the resources available to you what you can offer others in exchange for money.

Now you can scan those service business ideas lists and instantly know which ones might appeal to you rather than just grass hopping from this one to that one.

You can immediately discount the ones that don’t fit your criteria any more.

You don’t need to spend ages searching for an answer because you now know what you are looking for.

You have the formula! and you can get cracking on your business plan.


Thoughts, ideas, questions? Leave me a comment in the box below.