When we think about starting a business, we usually think that we’ll need to spend virtually all of our time in an office, sitting in front of a computer screen. However, that is not the case, not always. While the majority of businesses are based in an office (or at least indoors), there are some that will have you in the outdoors, in one way or the other.
So if you’re one of the people that much prefers to be a part of nature, rather than stuck in an office, then check out starting one of the businesses that we outline below.
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the world might not be travelling as much as it usually does right now, but it will in the future. Indeed, we can expect something of a boom in travel adventures once a vaccine has been found. If you’ve got adventure running through your veins, then why not look at becoming a tour guide? Some people are happy to go traveling on their own, others need a guide to help them get the most of their trip. Start a business, and you could be paid to go off into the mountains for an adventure!
Using the Land
It sometimes feels, what with our cities and cars and the internet and so forth, that we’ve lost our connection to the land. But that’s not the case – the earth is still vitally important to our way of life. So could you start a business that uses the land? There are many to choose from. You could invest in land that produces timber, for instance, or even start your own farm. We tend to think of farming operations as large, but there are nearly 300,000 small farms in the United States alone. There’s been a surge in interest in people looking for bespoke products from small producers. Could you be one of them?
Many people engage in gardening as a hobby, but if you have the skills, then it could also become your job. As a landscaper, you’ll be in charge of ensuring that the grounds of a property – be it residential or commercial – look the part. And the best part? You’ll be outside all day, with your hands in the soil. It can be physically demanding but also highly rewarding, and the top landscapers earn a high income too.
Roof and Solar Installers
Want to get as close to the sun as possible? Then look at working in roofing. You’ll be in the sunshine all the time (well, nearly – it does rain, but you won’t be working if it does, this is a roof we’re talking about). Because the roof is one of the most important aspects of a home, these jobs are typically well paid too. You could also look at installing solar panels onto roofs, too. The world is moving to a greener future, so it’s expected that there’ll be great demand for this type of work in the future.