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If you love food and entrepreneurship, why not combine the two? There are plenty of ways to make money through food, everything from setting up your own diet consulting firm to investing in agricultural production. Take a look at some of these ideas for making money while indulging your passion.
Start An Agtech Firm
Today’s farmers need new tools and technologies to help them improve yields. Farmers in western countries are in desperate need of precision ag to help them boost production so that they can compete against foreign, low-cost producers.
So far, the space remains relatively underexplored. Tech-savvy entrepreneurs have not yet turned their attention to farming en masse, though that’s likely to change over the next decade as opportunities become apparent. There are dozens of opportunities, from starting a biotech firm to improving the yield of staple crops, to farm optimization software.
Become A Nutrition Consultant
The science is clear: the healthiest diet for human beings is whole food and plant-based. But the message is yet to get out to the general population. You could be a nutrition consultant, advising people on what to eat, how to cook, and how to stick to their plan. The best consultants – those who can maintain behavioral change – will retain clients and get referrals through word-of-mouth.
Become A Food Photographer
Every day, dozens of new firms try to make a profit in the food space, whether they’re restaurants, online meal package deals, or take-outs. And they all need photos of their products. There’s just one problem: getting good snaps of food is a tricky business. Food just isn’t all that photogenic, meaning that most have to turn to professionals to get the delectable images they want.
This is where you come in: you can take snaps of food and charge a premium for doing so. The most successful food photography houses can make an enormous amount of money: companies are willing to pay for the best since this is how they best advertise their products.
Begin A Food Blog
Okay, so there are a lot of food blogs out there. But it’s worth pointing out that there are still opportunities and unfilled niches. Making money on a food blog isn’t always easy, but it is possible with the right approach. As a first step, you’ll want to build relationships with advertisers to generate an income. The next step is to develop your brand. You could do this through a range of methods, including writing a cookbook (or any other book for that matter), hosting cooking lessons or webinars, and doing talks about what you do on YouTube or at a public venue.
Start A Food Critic Business
Restaurants and food manufacturers are continually looking for feedback on their products. They need people with well-developed palates who can give constructive feedback on their creations. As an entrepreneur, you could start your own food critic business, offering companies talented food tasters who can provide exceptional advice and commentary on what they’re eating. Is it time you got into food?