There has never been a better time to focus on your health and wellness than today. Not only are we facing the worst public health crisis in modern times, but people are also on the verge of depression, anxiety, and even suicide. The rate of suicide incidences rose alarmingly over the past year. If that is not an indication of ensuring one’s physical, mental, and emotional health, we don’t know what is.
This is why those venturing into businesses should think long and hard about the possibility of starting a health and wellness franchise. This is the most profitable industry now, as people are more concerned about their health than ever before. They are looking for ways to take care of themselves even while they’re home. But since money is hard these days, you might not have the capital to rent actual office space from where you can operate. That’s okay. Your living room is more than okay.
A huge swath of businesses transitioned from having their own commercial offices to their basements, garages, and living rooms. When the pandemic happened last year, businesses had to cancel their rent and operate from the comforts of their homes. And why not? Home-based businesses are booming. The internet is a helpful platform to market and sell your goods and services. And thanks to teleconferencing platforms such as Zoom and Skype, it is possible to provide services that used to be traditionally delivered in face-to-face interactions.
So what kind of health-focused businesses can you operate from your home? Are they profitable? Do they have a huge overhead cost?
If you have a professional license as a personal trainer, you can offer your services via Zoom. If it is allowed and you feel safe enough to welcome clients into your home, then convert your basement or gym into your “classroom.” Otherwise, it is better to hold these lessons and classes via Zoom. Personal trainers don’t only work with people who want to manage their weight. They can also work with teens who are into competitive sports and senior citizens who need to protect themselves from bone and muscle injury.
Being healthy and well is not just about having a fit body. It is also about being in the right frame of mind. A health coach can help in guiding you about proper nutrition, diet, and exercise. They also help in managing stress and overcoming anxiety. While there are no certificates or licenses for health coaches, it’s better to enroll in a training or workshop so you can prove your expertise. Like with a personal trainer, you can provide your services virtually.
Massage helps with stress, anxiety, and tension. You can either accept clients in your home if you can manage to turn your garage, basement, or extra room into a massage room, or you can do home services. If you are to accept clients in your home, make sure to follow zoning rules and be respectful of shared parking spaces with your neighbors. Schedule your meetings well, so your clients will not be a bother to your neighbors.
Health and Wellness Products
If you cannot offer services, you can sell products such as gluten-free and vegan food, exercise equipment, supplements, and vitamins. There are many other products that you can sell from your home. You can sell via your own website, e-commerce platforms, or social media. However, make sure that you have the necessary permits and licenses to sell such products. Also, check if the products meet government regulations.
Aside from products, you can also sell information. If you have a license in nutrition and other health-related courses, you can write a blog or publish your own book. You will earn from the proceeds of the book sales or via ads on your website or blog.
Many people struggle with eating right because they do not have the time to prepare healthy meals. Why don’t you do that for them? You can prepare healthy meals, pack them, and send them to your customers’ houses. This subscription-meals business has gotten bigger in the past year, mostly because people want to eat healthily now. Aside from prepacked meals, you can also be a for-hire personal chef for home celebrations and gatherings.
There’s a lot of growth and opportunities in the health and wellness industry right now. It’s a billion-dollar pandemic-proof industry that grew more because of people’s sudden interest in their well-being. If you are to enter the industry right now and start your own wellness-related business, your home is the perfect location to begin that journey.