In case you’ve ever doubted yourself, just remember that Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple all started out as garage businesses. As long as you have enough money to invest and as long as you manage everything as best as you can, you’ll also be successful one day or another. With that in mind, here are a couple of ideas to get you started.
1. Web design and development
What is the best thing you can do as a professional completely online? Build something that’s online-only, of course. A website is a bare minimum that most businesses need for an online presence. The more complex the website, the better the pay. And you won’t have to commute ever again because you can do everything online.
As a side note, we recommend showing each client your portfolio and explaining to them the techniques you’ll be using to create their website so that they can better understand why they’re paying you so much.
2. Digital marketing
Marketing is the heart and soul of business. Any business needs a good marketing strategy and solid practices to get ahead of the competition. And, oh boy, the competition is fierce.
You need to stand out from the rest of the competition now more than ever. And with a little creativity, you can start helping others earn more money and, in turn, earn a nice income yourself.
3. Start an online gambling gig
Online gambling has grown phenomenally well these past few years and especially in 2020 when the pandemic hit. Unlike brick and mortar casinos, online ones aren’t affected by such issues, so they’re a much safer bet (pun intended). If you want to learn more about online gambling, fantasy sports, and other related topics, visit this page.
To be fair, however, this is one of those gigs that require significant investment, so it’s not ideal for everyone.
4. Develop smartphone apps
Are you an aspiring programmer? Then you can start expanding your portfolio while also making money by developing smartphone apps. They’re much easier to create than full-fledged PC or workstation apps. There are cases where only three people developed a successful mobile game.
Unlike PC or console games, which can take years to complete, a small mobile game can be done in as little as a few months with a really small number of people. Got what it takes? Then do it! source
5. Content writing and copywriting
The best thing about this style of writing is that you’re partly free and partly constrained by what the client asks. It’s the perfect combination between technical writing and belletristic. Again, we recommend you have at least a little agency experience before starting off on your own.
Or, at the very least, try to learn as much as you can from other copywriters and from freelancing. Once you feel comfortable with your skill level, start your own online business and ask for the amount of money you see fit.
6. Graphic design
Graphic designers really have things set out for themselves these days. Not only do they get to work from wherever they want, but they also get high amounts of recognition at all sorts of events dedicated to them.
The beauty of graphic design is that you can combine your creative side with your pragmatic side, just like in copywriting. Except you’re doing it visually instead of written. And it’s a job that pays extremely well as long as you find the right clients.
7. Personal trainer
There are plenty of people still looking to get in shape, especially after the long and arduous time spent indoors thanks to the pandemic. Why not help them out? With some good looks and some basic knowledge about exercises and nutrition, you’ll attract loads of clients that want to lose those extra pounds or gain some muscle.
Bonus points if you used to be out of shape yourself and you’ve now got a sixpack. People are more trusting of those with who they can identify.
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