Are you tired of the 9-5 grind and looking to turn your passion for being outside more into a profitable business? A lifestyle business may be just what you need, especially when it involves travelling and being in amazing places outdoors. Here are three ideas to get you started on the path to entrepreneurship and living the life you’ve always dreamed of.
1. Start a glamping business
Glamping, or glamorous camping, is a growing trend in the travel industry. It offers the experience of camping in nature with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. If you have a love for the outdoors and a knack for great hospitality, starting a glamping business could be the perfect lifestyle business for you. Consider investing in unique and comfortable accommodations, such as yurts or treehouses, and offering activities like hiking or kayaking to attract adventure-seeking travellers. With the right location, a unique approach and a marketing strategy, a glamping business can be a profitable and fulfilling venture.
2. Start a retreat business organising experience events
If you have a passion for wellness and self-improvement, starting a retreat business could be a great lifestyle business idea. Retreats can focus on a variety of themes, such as yoga, meditation, or personal development. You can host retreats in beautiful locations, such as a beach or mountain retreat centre, and offer a variety of activities and workshops to help attendees relax and recharge. With the right marketing strategy and attention to detail, a retreat business can be a fulfilling and profitable venture.
3. Mix it up and do both of these lifestyle business ideas
If you’re torn between the above lifestyle business ideas, why not mix them up and do both? Retreat and glamping businesses go together perfectly and complement each other while helping each succeed. For example, you could raise funds to start your glamping business by running experience retreats and events first. Then when you have your luxury outdoor accommodation business started you can run retreat events to keep your occupancy high during the quieter months of the year.
If you have a passion for yoga, wellness, spiritualism, healthy eating, fermenting foods, training dogs, surfing, cold water bathing or anything others are interested in too, you can use retreats to share your passion with others. This can help you reach a wider audience and keep your unique accommodation bookings coming in. The fact is that both these business models can fit around the lifestyle you want, therefore making it the perfect solution to leave the 9-5 and start a business that reignites your passion and inspires your soul.
Don’t be afraid to get creative and combine your passions to create a unique and successful lifestyle business with something you love, especially if it is unique and interesting.
For more reading on these topics as lifestyle business ideas, and particularly how to start a glamping business, how to plan a retreat, and how to start a retreat business visit The Glamping Academy hosted by Inspired Courses.