Living the laptop lifestyle may not have been on your radar for this year, but here we are. Perhaps you love working remotely and are ready to create an online business for yourself.
If you are thinking of starting an online business, here are nine you can start today from just your computer and smartphone.
9 Online Work From Home Jobs | Stephanie Burns
1. Website Designer
Before you say, ‘The only thing I can run is the tv remote,” let me tell you that starting a website design business is not complicated at all. With a bit of study, and some online tutorials, you easily learn a platform and sell your services. With just a few clients each month, you can easily make a great yearly salary without the 40 hour work week.
2. Digital Traffic Manager
Amplifying a message is top priority for any blogger or website owner. Simply posting, creating images, shortening links, creating compelling social posts, linking strategies, etc. takes a lot of time and effort. You can charge well for this and most business owners would love to have this off of their plate.
3. Marketing Automation Manager
This one requires a bit of technical skills, but it’s not out of reach for you to learn. Creating email marketing campaigns, workflows and triggers in a CRM system like Infusion Soft, Clever Hub, MailChimp, etc., takes some thinking through and planning. Good thing you’re super smart.
4. Kindle Book Writer
Do you like to write? Consider becoming a ghost writer for small business ebooks. Interview the subject, agree on the goal for the book and get it written. This is a goal for a lot of business owners I know, but they lack the time to focus on the project. Offer your services.
5. Virtual Dog Trainer
It’s amazing what we can do over online conference calls. The pet adoption rate has skyrocketed during this quarantine because people are home and are able to be with their pets. This is a great time to offer online training over Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, etc. As an ancillary, if you have an interest in e-commerce, it might be time to open a virtual pet store.
6. Kids Activities
Do you have creative ways to keep your kids busy during the day while at home? Parents are searching for ways to keep their kids active and engaged, (bonus points if it keeps them busy during conference calls!) bundle it up and sell it as a workbook.
7. Online Tutor
To piggy back on the previous point, parents are getting more and more worried that their kids might fall behind due to the schools closing. This is a great time to market virtual tutoring services.
8. Online Community Builder
Now, more than ever, people are joining online communities to connect and network. A University of Michigan study found that customers spend 19 percent more after joining a company’s online community. Building community takes a lot of planning, time and effort. Again, it’s something most business owners would love to be taken off of their plate. Offer your services to help build community for their brand.
9. Pinterest VA
The world of Pinterest has never been hotter. Especially for driving traffic to your website. Careful planning, pinning, creating images, tracking, etc. can turn into a full time job. Perfect! Building a business around handling traffic from Pinterest is becoming more and more common.
Get creative and get out there!