How can you be an entrepreneur in a rural area?
Everything is possible if you have a strong determination. And I’ll tell you this, now is a better time than ever to become an entrepreneur, regardless of location. Gone are the days when businesses used to flourish in the urban areas, it’s 2020. Now rural areas are also progressing due to local entrepreneurs, and online marketing means you can create a business model that attracts customers fro all over the world. So the answer is YES. How?
Before proceeding further, I assume that you have a basic understanding of who is an entrepreneur, what he does, and other similar questions. In case you don’t catch anything in the answer, please feel free to reply to me.
Getting straight to the point, I would first suggest some ideas on how to be an entrepreneur in a rural area. After that, I would give you some tips on being an online entrepreneur too, and how to combine elements of both. You might be pleased to know: I am an online entrepreneur operating around the world from a rural area.
There are a numerous options for you. To keep it short, I would name seven business ideas for you that could be effective in 2020 to be an entrepreneur in a rural area and promise you a strong future:
1) Dairy Farming
2) Poultry Farming
3) Organic Cultivation
4) Food Processing
5) Retail Shop
6) Farming Equipment Store
7) Rural Recruitment Agency
The next task lies with you to research them for their feasibility specific to the area in which you wish to start. You can make use of technology particularly the internet to make these businesses prosper better. Research will be extremely valuable. You don’t want to invest in a dairy farm, for instance, if your local areas has three competing farms dominating the market already.
With the world wide web growing rapidly, the world has now become a global village. That means if you opt to be an online entrepreneur, then you can connect with the world from anywhere, provided you fulfill the basics like an internet connection and a computer. For online entrepreneurship, I would name seven business ideas that could be effective in 2020. Here also, more research part lies with you.
1) Advertisement Business
2) Design and Sell T-Shirts
3) Virtual Assistant
4) Partner with a Dropshipper
5) Affiliate Marketing
6) Online Coaching Service
7) Build an audience that you can monetize
There are multiple options here too. You could even mix elements from both local and online. I’ve bought products from the websites of farms halfway across the USA, because they had exactly what I wanted, and then they shipped it to my door. With online marketing, local suddenly has a much broader meaning, and offers many more customers, even for those in a less-populated area.
In case you have budgetary issues, I would recommend online businesses as they have a comparatively less initial investment. As I do affiliate marketing, I’m a little biased in favor of that. With affiliate marketing, you promote products of other businesses and get paid in return for sales or actions, such as page visits or email subscriptions. It is a promising field if you do it well.
As a final piece of advice, I would suggest you read Timothy Ferriss’s book “The 4-Hour Work Week”. It is one of the best books for the entrepreneurs I have read so far. The book is one-third inspirational, one-third general wisdom of the current age, and one-third technical instructions. Those first two-thirds are going to be valuable to almost anyone, and the last third will be useful to most beginners. I would suggest you read my honest review post REVIEW: The 4-Hour Work Week. I am sure you would get many new ideas from that.
To conclude here’s a quote as an answer to your question, “Anything is possible as long as you’re focused, determined and you really want to do it.”