Many career choices are available for those who want to make the world a better place. Careers such as teaching, firefighting, or counseling, for instance, assist humanity. But while choosing a noble career may be the quickest way to build a life of service, other options are available, too, if you’re an entrepreneur who loves to build businesses around products or services that uplift humanity.
Although all businesses serve the community in some way, let’s talk about providing a valuable service not as a motive for making profits but as the primary reason for launching your online or offline business. With that in mind, here are some ideas on how to build a business that improves the world.
Provide Healthcare Services
There is always a tremendous demand for improvements in healthcare. You can create a business that focuses on providing healthcare services. Bloomlife, for instance, is a San Francisco, CA-based company, financed by the TCG investment firm, provides digital healthcare services for mothers and their babies. To create your own healthcare-related service business, think about an underserved population that you could help.
Raise Funds For Charities
Use your relevant corporate knowledge, skills, or experience to help non-profit organizations to get the funding they need to provide essential services. First, get certified as a fundraiser, then build a business around your newly-developed expertise. After marketing your consulting services and acquiring a few clients help them by researching prospective donors, creating advertising messages, and contacting your list of donors. As you build your fundraising career, you’ll develop a wide range of fundraising skills, such as how to raise donations from an online platform like crowdsourcing, how to set up campaigns, and how to organize social events to solicit donations for your cause.
As a blogger or YouTuber, you could educate people on a life or career skill that will transform their lives. Think about a particular skill that you struggled to learn that might benefit others when they learn it, too. Perhaps you’ve learned how to write well and can still remember the time when you couldn’t tell the difference between a compound sentence and a compound fracture. Or perhaps you learned the art of selling, but still remember those awkward times when you stood belly-to-belly before a prospect with no idea what to say. By becoming an online teacher, you will be able to help other people develop knowledge and skills that will help them design a wonderful life.
Build Online Courses
You could also pursue your quest to teach others valuable skills by building your own online courses. First, choose a course topic that you understand well and for which there is high market demand. Next, make a list of learning outcomes. After that, research and organize all the content that you would like to include in your course. Finally, plan out the details of your course modules.
You could market and sell your course on your own website or you could use an education platform that invites instructors to share their knowledge and experience with its subscribers.
In conclusion, starting your own business isn’t always about making it big in society by doing your own thing. It’s also possible to view business building as a vehicle to make this world a better place. Adopting an attitude to offer value that contributes to humanity will not only provide you with the financial freedom you desire, but it will also be emotionally rewarding. You’ll move beyond the common perspective of viewing work as a way to make a living and see it more as a vehicle to pursue a passion project.