In the previous article there was an article about my plan to create a travel blog. There was a review about my traveling style, about how I can always save on travel costs. There are many supporting things that allow me to save so much budget, including the availability of information on services such as motorbike, car, homestay rental, etc. at low rates. Usually I get this info from the internet.
It made me think of another aspect, it turns out that online buying and selling in the service sector is growing quite rapidly apart from buying and selling goods. Moreover, the world of traveling itself is something that is being loved right now. So, there are so many opportunities that can be taken.
Who would have thought that selling services like this could sell well in the digital world? If we talk about this in 2010, of course not many people will believe it. But along with the rapid advancement of technology, services can be sold to people all over the world. If you have the ability to become a tour guide in Bali, then you can sell it to potential tourists from Australia who are planning a vacation trip. And this does not need to be done face to face, but only via the internet. Really fast, no, the development of technology in digital eta.
Determine Creative Business Ideas
Do you have the same hobby as me, which is traveling? Already feel capable and qualified knowledge about various tourist destinations that you have visited? This is the time to use this knowledge to become creative business ideas. You can try to open tour guide services, tour packages, travel taxis, etc. At least in the city where you lived first. From my point of view as a consumer, it is really needed, you know. In fact, it is a primary need to support travel.
What if you don't have assets? Try experimenting. Do whatever is within your capacity. How many things can be sold. Another example in the field of traveling is photo services if you have more knowledge about the world of photography. Have a place to live that is large enough or empty unused? You can rent it to become a homestay for visitors.
Utilizing Technology as a Promotion Media
After determining the creative business idea that will be involved, the next step is promotion. In the business world, promotion is very crucial. It's useless when selling services, but no one knows. For starters, you can use social media as a means of promotion. Join a traveling or backpacker group on Facebook, tweet often on Twitter and the like. Next, make a website as a mainstay promotional media.
Why Should You Use a Website?
If likened, the website is like home. Meanwhile, social media, marketplace, and others are only for rent. The difference? Yes, obviously a lot. At home, we are free to do anything. Meanwhile, when riding in a rented house, you cannot just renovate or do this. Including on the website, we have full authority in creating promotional media for our business.
As noted earlier, most of the information I get when looking for travel support facilities is obtained from the internet. And I tend to choose service providers that have websites, not only social media. Information from the official website feels more exclusive and reliable. You can say that the website is like the most serious promotional stage. This means that by having a website, business credibility will increase in the eyes of consumers. This also applies to selling goods online, not only services.
In addition, the target market that can be reached is wider with the website. If on social media, our target is only people who use social media. Likewise the marketplace, the target that can be reached is only limited to people who also use the marketplace. Unlike the website, we can reach as many targets as possible. Very tempting, right?
Advancing Creative Business Ideas with a Website
Want to start trying but don't know how to build a website? Now everything is easy, as long as you have a strong will, are not lazy, and are serious about trying. A lot of information can be found about how to create a website for beginners. The simple one doesn't matter, the important thing is to support business promotion or as a company profile.
Another important thing that must be prepared is to find cheap web hosting . What for? Previously we mentioned that the website is "home". Then hosting is "land". Hosting is the place where the website is built. Of course we must choose a location "land" that is safe from disaster so that the "house" is not damaged. One hosting provider that is safe and has good service is Niagahoster.
After choosing Niagahoster as a hosting place, the next step is to choose a domain. He played the role of "address". If you want to promote your "home" so lots of people come, then give them a clear "address". Domain names are also one thing that consumers often consider. I also prefer a website with a TLD (Top Level Domain) domain than a free domain. It just feels bona fide. You can start registering cheap domains by taking advantage of the various promos provided by Niagahoster.
Those are some examples of creative business ideas from me (based on personal experience) that you can try. Or at least it can be a picture and can be applied according to the skills and capacities of each.
It doesn't have to be in the traveling field. Many also have success selling other services by using the website as a promotional tool. Such as article writing services, website theme / template creation services, jastip services, and others. You can still do business in the digital world even though you don't have goods by selling your skills.