Local Video Reviews

Here’s an idea which combines two trends…people love to access reviews and they love to watch videos on Youtube. It seems like these are perfect conditions for online video reviews becoming a viable business opportunity. But what do you review?

It could be anything, but my thought here is that a Youtube channel featuring reviews of businesses in a specific locality could build up a regular audience, while being something that a lone entrepreneur could run. Your channel could be called something really imaginative like ‘Rotherham Reviews’ and feature video reviews of restaurants, café’s, pubs take-aways, shop and service providers. Revenue would eventually come from advertisements on the channel.

Whilst I wouldn’t expect one local review site to make a fortune, it could be great fun, combining business with pleasure. And there’s excellent expansion potential. If you can make the ‘Rotherham Reviews’ channel work, why not extend the idea out to ‘Sheffield Reviews’, ‘Doncaster Reviews and so on.

Teaching Online

It doesn’t seem so long ago that if you wanted to make your living as a teacher, you needed to get a job in a school, a college or give private lessons at home, or at the home of your students. The advent of online services like Skype and Youtube has literally opened up the world to tutors and teachers. Just about anything that could previously only be taught in a face to face situation, can now be taught online.

Not only does this mean that your students can come from anywhere in the world, but it also opens up myriad new viable subjects and courses. If you live in Rochdale, the chances of finding enough students locally, who are interested in learning ancient Peruvian, for example,  are not high. But when you can garner your ‘class’ from the entire world, it becomes a much more viable proposition.

So is there something you could teach online – it could be a language, a skill or something else?  If so, there could be people from the four corners of the globe, just waiting for your PC based class to start enrolling students.