- Social crowd funding: Similar to microlending platforms, social crowd funding is where social entrepreneurs find funding for their projects. You could create a social crowd funding platform that links humanitarian projects to those willing to fund them. Instead of charging high interest rates and fees, they are offered a promise in return for their monetary investment. For example, positive advertisements highlighting them as investors or a lifetime membership to their company projects.
- Creating a betterment program: Help those in need better themselves by creating a space whereby they can learn new employment skills that will help them get back on their feet. It could be a restaurant where you train and hire people in need to teach them skills with which they can start a career or even an e-learning course in business, marketing, or web development…the opportunities are endless. The profits of your establishment could go to paying and training them as well as creating new programs.
- Writing ebooks: Similar to blogging, e-books allow you to teach others new skills through a digital book that will cost readers a fraction of the price of a printed copy while offering them the same level of education. E-books are free to start and can be sold on huge platforms such as Amazon. You could even donate copies to not-for-profit organizations who believe in your cause.
- Create an educational travel company: More people are saving their money to see as much of the world as they can before it changes. Not only this, travelers have become increasingly interested in visiting countries where they can be involved in a community project. Although these types of matchmaking websites do exist, why not start an online travel company that:
Educates people about the country in which they will be volunteering
Tells volunteers what equipment they will need
Shows travelers where they will be living
Offers insights into the country in which they’ll be working
Offers all-inclusive packages (e.g., flights, accommodations, food, transport, volunteering, etc.)
Finally, people have become more aware of their surroundings. The news allows us to have a better understanding of what is happening around the world and a lot of it isn’t good. Everything we do as human beings has an impact and the business ideas outlined above are not only a good way to make money, but also make a difference.