With the increase in working remote jobs, further awareness was spread about creating a business and becoming successful from the comfort of your own home. The ability to forgo the traditional 8 hour workday and spend more time with friends and loved ones is quite a hopeful thought. And with online infrastructure beginning to grow, working from home can become a new normal in subsequent years, even after COVID is taken care of. Here are a few business ideas to start pursuing to join the new normal:
Service Based Online Business: The cost of establishing a service based online company is practically inexistent. All you need is reliable wi-fi and applicable software. The ideas for such a company are also quite diverse. Copywriters, for example, can craft marketing copies for small business owners while graphic designers can create branding and websites to clients. The possibilities are endless. You can even use websites such as Upwork and Fiverr to promote your online service company and hire employees for ongoing projects. In other words, you can be the boss of your own company…in your own home!
Blogging: According to Brandwatch.com, 5 out of the top 10 most succesful YouTubers are all bloggers. These bloggers including MrBeast and PewDiePie have made of living out of simply making these YouTube blogs. So, if you want to be as succesful, find a topic you’re passionate about and start conducting research so you can share your passion. Programs such as Google AdSense will place ads on your videos so that your blogs have a higher probability of being recommended. When someone clicks on your blog, you will also make advertisement revenue. While this would require a large audience, persistence is key. Have a systematic upload schedule and show passion in your field of blogging and you may just be in the Top 10 most succesful YouTubers.
Etsy Store: Selling simplistic creations of yours online is a reliable way to make money at home. Whether its paintings, jewerly making, or coding, an Esty store is a huge market for selling these homemade creations. The Etsy website allows you to copyright these creations as your own in a dedicated space for people to see. Unique creations and ideas are highly encourgaed!
Accounting: Who said you needed to be in an office to compose balance sheets and other business transactions? There are many bookkeeping websites to use to learn accounting such as NACPB. Once you learned the rules of accounting, you can hire yourself in businesses to run payrolls and taxes. You can even focus on doing accounting for freelancers or entrepreneurs. Acounting has never been this easy and efficient!
Virtual Customer Service: Even before COVIS, virtual customer service jobs have been increasing thanks to the telephone and Internet. After all, why bother driving all the way to a business when you can contact the representative right at home? The demand for virtual customer service representatives is only increasing thus increasing your odds of making it a career. All you need is a friendly attitude and knowledge of the company and you’re all set to work either as a full time employee or an independent contractor.
Teach Online Courses: Instead of offering a direct product or service, offer your knowledge on a subject by teaching an online course, topic, or even a hobby. After so many months in quarantine, people are desiring to learn something new and have switched to online platforms such as Zoom as Google Meet to learn about a new hobby. If you are skilled in a certain hobby whether its calculus, cooking, or even video games, start a career teaching an online course right at home. You can choose whether to conduct daily or weekly sessions to accommodate your schedule, and the flexibility makes it all the more bearable and enjoyable. It is recommended to take education courses yourself to have a stronger idea how and what to teach, but there’s no wrong way to become an online teacher or professor.
With the advent of technology, the world has moved past Traditional approaches to business. Now, many jobs only require a computer and skill to perform tasks. Whatever your specialty of interest may be-writing, marketing, accounting, crafting-there are numerous avenues of home-based work to pursue. Good luck finding your avenue and stay safe and smart!