The job market has changed dramatically over the last decade, and almost every industry has seen a wealth of changes, transformations, and evolutions. In many ways, there has never been a better time to change your career and try something new.
If you are looking to change your career, but have no idea where to start, then starting your own business could be the answer to your issues. But where do you start?
If you are looking to make a change, but are stuck for ideas, here are four business ideas that can help you achieve both goals.

Become An Independent Contractor

​If you want to change careers but don’t know where to begin, becoming an independent contractor may be just what you need. You can use the job that you are already working in to get started, especially if you have a particular skill or strength.
This will give you more control over your schedule and work hours, which will give you greater flexibility when it comes to finding your dream job. And because you’re not tied down by office politics, you won’t have to worry about being passed over for promotions or having to handle your performance reviews.
By working as an independent contractor, you will also have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of clients who will be able to recommend you to other businesses.

Start A Home-Based Business

​Another way to change your career is to take advantage of the fact that so much of our lives now happen online. From social media to email, we spend most of our waking hours connected to computers, phones, and tablets.
While this may have a few issues, it also means that there are plenty of opportunities to make money online. So why not set yourself up with a remote career that allows you to work whenever you want?
When starting a from-home business, you can choose to sell anything from digital products such as eBooks, music, and videos, to physical items like clothing and furniture. Or you can even offer services like web design, graphic design, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), and marketing through various platforms.

Sell On Amazon

​Amazon is one of the biggest retailers in the world, and they are always on the lookout for new sellers. This means that you can easily become an affiliate seller on their platform, which gives you access to millions of potential customers.
Getting started as an affiliate seller is a fairly straightforward process - simply head to the relevant page on the Amazon site.

Create A Digital Product

​As well as selling physical products, you can create digital products too. These include software programs, apps, games, courses, and guides. You can either charge people to download them or sell subscriptions to them.
You can sell directly from your website, blog, or Facebook page, meaning you don't have to pay any fees to list your product and that you have complete control over every step of your sale.
The great thing about creating a digital product is that you can sell them anywhere, meaning you can reach a global audience without additional costs.
Final Thoughts
​Whether you're looking to transform your career, add something new to your existing career, or start something brand new with a home-based business, these ideas should help you find inspiration and motivation to make your dreams come true.

About the Author

Mandy Fard is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW, CMRW) and Recruiter with decades of experience in assisting job seekers, working directly with employers in multiple industries, and writing proven-effective resumes.
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