Making money is the main priority of every entrepreneur, as well as those who want to be. However, as easy as making money as an entrepreneur sounds, even just coming up with the product or service to sell can take years or even decades. Only the fewest successful entrepreneurs come up with the perfect business idea in their first try. Nevertheless, a good place to start looking for the product to sell is within your portfolio of hobbies and interests. The most successful businesses are often based on products and services that the founders are passionate about.
If your passions circle around plants, herbs and flowers then that is definitely something that you can work with. By growing plants in your home, you can build yourself a versatile base that has the capability to be expanded in many business directions.
Starting to grow plants indoors
As it is common, especially in bigger cities, many apartments don’t feature large backyards that allow for extensive growing of flowers and other plants that could be sold for a profit. However, thanks to ever evolving technologies, such as grow lights that use light emitting diodes, even indoors there is a lot that can be done to start building a business from growing plants. It enables you to grow even the most exotic plants, flowers and herbs without having to carve a hole into one of the outside walls to let in sufficient sunshine for the plants to grow.
While using grow lights, one thing to look out for is not to place the plants too far away from one another. Technically, you can spread the plants out as much as you wish, however, you may find yourself forced to share even your bathroom with your plants due to space constraints and plaster the ceilings of your home with grow lights. By placing the plants closer to one another, one grow light will be able to properly serve multiple plants and save you space and electricity as a result.
Sellable Products that can be made from home grown plants and herbs
Since making money and turning your indoor plant growing hobby into a business is the goal of your venture, you will eventually have to choose the plants to grow and turn into the products you’re intending to sell. Since you are still bound by space constraints, selling potatoes by the ton will likely not be possible, unless you have a very big living room. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything that you can grow and sell out of your home.
Homemade hot sauces, as well as other sauces and spice creations based on herbs and spices that you are able to grow in your small home space can sell well and bring in good revenue. You can also focus on exotic plants and flowers. Even one rare flower may bring in as much as hundreds of roses that can grow in just about any backyard. However, if exotic plants and flowers are what you want to go for, you may have to use more advanced grow lights that emulate the sunlight and the environment of the natural habitats that the flower usually grows in.
No matter what you decide the problem is that you want to sell, growing plants, herbs, spices and flowers indoors is a great place to start evolving around.