Everyone loves food, and then some people love food exceptionally. They are those who take the time to understand the ingredients and techniques used in cooking the food. Even the colorful history of the delicacy itself doesn’t go unnoticed. Food lovers or food enthusiasts are those who can’t stop thinking about food, not because they’re gluttons but because food genuinely excites and intrigues them.
If you find yourself smiling and thinking “That’s me!” and you’ve been looking for the right business opportunity for you, look no more. One or two of these business ideas will excite the food lover in you.
1. Open a restaurant or food franchise
This one is for those with mad cooking skills or someone with a family recipe that you want to share with the world. But opening and growing a food establishment takes more than great cooking skills. You’ll need a great location, exceptional customer service, and aggressive marketing strategies.
If you’re new to the world of business, then a food franchise might be suitable for you. For example, many first time franchisees choose to open a sandwich shop because everybody loves a good subway sandwich on any day.
The main advantage of a franchise is that you don’t have to spend time building a brand that people can recognize because the brand is already there. This allows you to focus on overseeing operations and learning the ins and outs of the industry.
2. Start a food blog
Do you catch yourself taking pictures of food and posting them on Instagram with a detailed review because you want to help others decide wisely on whether or not to try it? You might be on to something.
Food blogging, when done right, can not only satisfy your inner food enthusiast but also help you earn additional income. Crazy Vegan Kitchen, a great food blog about all things vegetarian, shared in their 2014 report how they had made $200 in one month from part-time blogging after starting just a few months. It’s not earthshattering, but it’s a start!
If you study the top food bloggers in the world, you’ll see that they focus on a specific niche; they provide high-quality, mouth-watering images, and they use effective marketing strategies to promote their blogs.
3. Be a restaurant promotional video maker
Do you know your way around the camera? Then here’s a business opportunity that will let you marry your love of food and film. Do you know that food businesses will pay $2,000 for a two to three-minute promotional video? It’s because videos are a powerful way to market their businesses.
One way to enter this line of business is to approach a restaurant owner and ask if you can make a video for their business in exchange for a small fee or even a simple meal. This is a win-win for both of you because they’ll get a video that cost them next to nothing, and you’ll get a sample video for your portfolio.
Finding the perfect business for you is a matter of assessing your skills, goals, and other interests. There’s always something for every food enthusiast; you just have to be creative and insightful on what kind of business will work best for you.