Blogging is the perfect service-based business idea that allows you to work from home if you enjoy writing. You can choose an industry or a niche that you really enjoy and write about everything you know. You can make money through brand sponsorships, advertising, affiliate links, infoproducts, and more. You just have to be consistent and patient!
2. Social Media Strategist
Are you good at creating engaging social media posts and profiles? You’re in luck because a lot of brands and businesses need your help! If you have a knack for social media then you can easily start a business that help others manage and strategize their social media accounts on contract basis.
3. Virtual Assistant
Ok, running a business is not for the weak-hearted. Many entrepreneurs find themselves wearing multiple hats and juggling a number of jobs all within their business. This is the perfect segway for you to start your very own virtual assistant business to help these entrepreneurs. VAs help with a multitude of tasks like handling customer service, responding to emails, scheduling social media posts, and more. You can also create a niche within the VA world and offer your services to a particular type of business owner.
4. YouTube Channel
YouTubers are really making big bank these days through ad shares, brand sponsorships, and affiliate marketing. You can literally start a channel about anything. Of course you want to make sure there’s a market for the content you’ll be sharing. If you’re not camera shy and have some video ideas in mind then I say go for it.
Similar to YouTube you can start your very own podcast on any subject imaginable. Podcasters get paid via ads and brand sponsorships as well. Choosing a niche and creating an engaged following will help you find companies to sponsor you and start making money.
6. Web Designer
This is what I do! There’s a lot of misconceptions about web design. You don’t need a degree to do it. All you need is an eye for good design and be willing to learn a web design platform inside and out. You can easily take a platform like Shopify and learn everything there is to know and help people design and launch their Shopify stores.
7. Web Developer
Ok – being a web developer is a little more involved and does require a little education. However, you don’t need a 4 year degree to start. Web developers are kind of like the people that lay the foundation and build the home, while the interior decorator (the web designer) comes in picks out the furniture and wall colors. You’ll need to learn code to become a web developer. You can learn code for free with sites like FreeCodeCamp and SoloLearn.
Do you have a way with words? A lot brands, business, and even entrepreneurs hire out for copywriting. Copywriters are hired to write blog posts, website content, social media captions, email newsletters, and more. If you’re a good at writing then this could be an ideal work from home serviced-based business to start.
9. Stock Photographer
Stock photography isn’t what it used to be! Brands and businesses are always in need of engaging images to make their websites, blog posts, social media posts, and newsletters pop. You can work from home by becoming a stock photographer that takes photos like themed, flat lays. You can sell your images individually or create a membership library for a recurring fee and make coins on auto-pilot.
10. Career Coach
Are you good at writing resumes and knocking job interviews out of the park? Becoming a career coach and resume writer is the ideal work from home business for you. You can offer consultative calls at a fee and write resumes for people who need help fine-tuning their job search and interview skills.
As you can see there a number of opportunities that will allow you to work from home and finally achieve the perfect work-life balance. Which creative business from above will you be trying? Leave a comment below and let me know. Need help creating a website for your creative business? Grab a copy of my Website Investment Guide.