Ramadan is the best time to start your own business. Here are the top 10 business ideas for Ramadan.
Business Ideas For Ramadan: Ramadan is an auspicious time of the year when Muslims fast during the day and spend the nights with their families, friends, and neighbors eating and celebrating. The month of Ramadan is a great opportunity to launch new businesses that can be sustained throughout the year.
Business Ideas For Ramadan
As well as to help you get through the long hours of fasting while your family and friends feast on delicious food right in front of you! Here are 10 business ideas you can start during Ramadan that will help you make money even after Eid-al-Fitr has passed.
Cook your own food in bulk
While food can be purchased and prepared, most customers prefer to bring their own food in bulk and have it cooked. If you’re planning to cater an event during your time at work, consider preparing a portion of your meals ahead of time so you don’t have to spend a lot of time preparing on-site. If you’re not serving guests or other employees, consider doing all your cooking beforehand and saving it for another meal later in the week.
Not only will you save money by purchasing ingredients in bulk (and from non-restaurant sources), but making larger amounts at one time also leaves less room for error as far as spoilage is concerned. It’s easy to forget about leftovers when they come home with you. Make sure to take care of them in a timely manner—within two days is best—or freeze them for later use. Whatever amount you cook up won’t last long!
2) Create a booklet with useful information on Islamic products
The holy month of Ramadan is upon us, and everyone will be busy preparing to break their fasts during sunset and prepping for Iftar. Don’t let them go hungry! Whether you’re a school teacher or a business owner, here are some new and innovative ways to provide food services at low costs.
Just make sure your restaurant serves halal products! In order to ensure that consumers are not misled by false claims regarding halal certification, there is an industry-led certification body that regulates all claims made about food being halal.
If you’re interested in starting a Halal foodservice business here’s how: *Business idea 1* Halhal Foods (Halhal means pure) – There has been an increasing demand for gluten-free foods over recent years with more than 20% of Australians choosing gluten-free options according to research conducted by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia in 2014. With Ramadan approaching we wanted to help people who have Coeliac disease and who also want to fast.
3) Start an online business, if you are tech-savvy enough
Many of you might not be aware but it’s highly recommended to start an online business during Ramadan. Why? Because it is a month where more than 1 billion Muslims all over the world pray, fast and focus on their spirituality by abstaining from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset. As a result, most of them don’t have time to prepare food so they tend to order food from outside which will help you expand your market share tremendously! You can offer something as simple as a one-hour delivery service or try a ready-to-eat meals business.
As long as you are making money and feeding people, there won’t be any sin in it! 😉 Also, some restaurants get extra busy during Ramadan because Muslims usually prefer to eat out instead of cooking at home. If you are looking for ideas on how to make extra money in Ramadan check out these Top 5 Most Lucrative Business Ideas For Muslim Entrepreneurs.
If you want even more ideas about how to make money check out my eBook How To Make Money: 100+ Ways To Earn An Income Online From The Comfort Of Your Home. In addition, if you have some experience with apps or website development consider offering your services as a freelancer. Check oDesk, Elance, Guru, Freelancer, PeoplePerHour, or Clickworker (among others) if you want some extra income while practicing Islam!
4) Sell your knowledge and skills through courses, books, videos
A high-quality course not only helps you position yourself as an expert in your field but also can help you scale your business. Courses don’t have to be limited to a set number of topics, so it gives you plenty of flexibility. You can give away some tips and lessons as a teaser or incentive to sign up for more material, then later charge money if you feel like your fans will want even more from you.
Charge a monthly fee: If they enjoy what they get from your free content and decide they want even more (or a certification), charge them $5 or $10 per month. This is where I see revenue opportunities online – whether it’s via courses, products, or whatever service it may be. Create eBooks/white papers: Another way to sell your knowledge is by creating eBooks or white papers that are focused on a specific topic. These documents should include detailed information about why you think customers need what you’re selling.
How much it costs, and why people should buy now instead of waiting. For example, if you create an eBook that provides the top 10 ways to lose weight, potential customers might purchase it because they trust your advice and know that buying now will save them time in learning these methods on their own. Once again, make sure these materials are valuable enough that people would be willing to pay for them!
5) Solve problems of people who need it
When you’re thinking about creating a business, start by considering who has problems that your idea could solve. The biggest reason to be in business is to create value for others. So you need to ask: What value can I create? Then, think about whether a profit motive makes sense and whether there are some specific people you’d like to reach with your business idea. The more targeted your business idea, the easier it will be to make money from it.
Here are some ideas of businesses that have been created to solve the problems of people who need them.
1- Mosque App – This app helps Muslims find mosques near them and gives information about each mosque such as prayer times, contact details, etc. It helps Muslims connect with other Muslims easily.
2- Halal Food Delivery Service – This service allows Muslims to order food online from halal restaurants near them without having to call or go online individually for each restaurant.
6) Buy surplus in bulk and sell it off to neighbors or friends at a lower price
For example, you can buy large amounts of food from a wholesaler or retailer and then sell it at discounted prices to your friends or neighbors. If people are already buying your products, consider selling them in smaller quantities at cheaper prices. You could also charge money for a consultation (such as a seminar) during which you share information with friends and neighbors about how they can reduce their costs during Ramadan by buying in bulk and selling it off to each other.
Promote your business through social media, traditional advertising, flyers, and door-to-door marketing using newsletters, SMSs, and voice messages. You may also want to hire someone to help you promote it so that you are not doing all of it yourself; oftentimes one individual cannot handle everything alone.
7) Provide valuable content on Islam or Islamic Products
Providing valuable content about Islam or Islamic products will earn you a lot of links and brand visibility. There are many ways to do so: write an e-book (like I did), create a video course, create a podcast show, etc. This can work best if you’re an expert in your field as people will link to your site not only because they want to share your content, but also because they might want to look into what kind of product you sell!
That way it benefits both parties. It is also worth mentioning that focusing on SEO (search engine optimization) can help you reach different markets across different countries too! Many non-Muslims use Google to search for Islamic quotes or Islamic facts and there’s a big market out there that may be interested in learning more about our religion. Don’t believe me?
8) Get the word out about special events
Iftar, or breaking fast, is a very important part of Islam. It is believed that breaking fast each day during Ramadan cleanses your soul and helps you reconnect with Allah. One of our favorite ways to connect with people at Iftar is by planning an event where family and friends can get together.
In addition to reminding them about how much we care about them, organizing these events help us create memories as well as a community that supports each other. One way to organize an iftar event is by picking a unique theme that sets it apart from others in your community – consider using food trucks if you’re having an outdoor iftar or inviting different artists to perform if you plan on having it indoors.
9) Offer tutorials on YouTube or other video platforms
At one time, you had to have a TV or radio station to reach people—now, with just a smartphone and some creativity, you can build an audience on any topic that interests you. A tutorial in English on how to apply makeup is likely to have a very different market than something in Arabic or Korean—but both are possible. Experiment with different topics and find out what works.
YouTube’s network will help make sure your video reaches as many people as possible while also guiding you on what resonates best with your target audience. To succeed with video marketing in general, remember: don’t underestimate how long it takes to build an audience; start small and keep it positive! If your content isn’t relevant, viewers won’t come back again—and neither will advertisers.
Not all businesses have to work throughout Eid, but if you do and want to encourage your customers to spend money, organize a special iftar or suhoor. They don’t have to be extravagant events—even something as simple as a sandwich bar with prizes on offer can attract new customers. Make sure you give it lots of marketing push beforehand so that people know about it and come along.
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Of course, there are many more business ideas to explore during Ramadan. We want you to go beyond your comfort zone and explore different ventures that can help you grow, not only financially but also emotionally.
Take into consideration all of these options, try some out if you can, and see what works best for you. What are some other unique business ideas that have helped individuals earn more profits during Ramadan? Share with us in the comments below!