Color Your Professional Life Green
By Diana Smith
The green trend is extremely popular nowadays, and even if it’s for all the wrong reasons, it’s still helping our environment fight off everything we’re throwing at it. The fact that it’s trendy to be environmentally aware also means that there is a lot of money lying around there. What better way to earn, if not by feeling proud of the fact that you’re actually doing it for a good cause? With this in mind, here are some green business ideas for the eco-minded entrepreneur.
Grow organic gardens
The growing concern about pesticide use and general food safety has turned many people towards home gardening. Most of us, however, have never started seeds from scratch, let alone picked vegetables that we want to grow. If you have a green thumb, you can easily turn this talent and skill into profit, by basically doing all the small-space gardening for your clients. Come up with “beginner garden packs” and start building your organic garden business – the experience can be both fun and rewarding.
Join the farmer’s market
There is more that you can do with your green fingers; you don’t have to build gardens for people – you can even go a step further. By making and carefully tending to your very own garden, you can actually end up selling quality fruits, vegetables or plants in general on the local farmer’s market. As a vendor here, the fact that you’re selling local produce and food materials makes you inherently environmentally friendly, owing to the fact that the needs for hauling food items over long distances and for production are rendered obsolete, and these are quite something in terms of pollution.
Make organic food
No matter how cool raw veggies and fruits are, we live in an age where people are looking for more finished food products. With some research and a bit of creativity, you can create your own branded snacks or meals that you’ll sell on your stand. Who knows, maybe your organic food stand will slowly turn into a highly-profitable business!
Make organic soap
It turns out that soap making is both easier and less expensive than people think. One of the best parts when it comes to homemade soaps is that you can make them very unique: herbal soap, organic soap, aromatherapy soap, even goat’s milk soap! Your options are vast and most choices quite unique.
Soy/beeswax candle maker
No matter how awesome it may smell, the traditional candle releases harsh and toxic chemicals into the air. On the other hand, soy and beeswax candles come scented with essential oils and are natural. Furthermore, they even burn slower than the traditional alternatives and don’t even leave smoke residue on the walls.
Work from a shipping crate office
Shipping crates have been a worldwide trend for quite some time now – they’re a fantastic way to make sure that these don’t end up on landfills after officially expiring. Having a recycled shipping crate is environmentally conscious, but the building/tweaking process still takes a lot of work and will likely leave construction residue. This is exactly what businesses such as this one that specializes in rubbish removal in Sydney are for: they make sure that your future office is left in an environmentally sound condition!
A green consultant
There is something very noble (and profitable, actually) in advising other businesses on how to achieve both a green mentality and overall success. As a green consultant, you will go thorough evaluations of businesses and form a strategy to help people save money and go green in the process!
These green business ideas have merely scratched the surface; in truth, the ideas are infinite, you just need to get creative and bridge the gap between the profitable and the environmentally conscious. Whether you specialize in food, organic soap, or in advising other businesses, keeping the ‘green’ in mind can prove both useful and globally beneficial.