Do you want to start a freelance business and work from home? The first step is to decide what kind of skill or service you are uniquely qualified to offer. If you are having a difficult time figuring out what to do, here are 5 freelance business ideas to inspire you and get you brainstorming.
Web Content Writing
If you like to write, you can create content for the web. Every single website you see needs written material, not to mention social media posts, blog posts, press releases, ad copy, product descriptions, and all the other text you see everywhere online.
Content writing is one of the most time-consuming tasks for internet-based businesses. Even if an entrepreneur can write their own material, it’s often one of the first tasks they outsource as their business grows. If you can specialize in certain topics and frame yourself as an expert in them, you can earn more and stand out in the market.
For the artistically inclined, graphic design is a great freelance path. Most online businesses can’t create quality graphics even if they want to, so this is a task that is often outsourced. You can design everything from images for content marketing to logos and brand design elements.
Like content writing, you can boost business by specializing. You can specialize in types of work like branding, designing visual content, or product packaging. You can also get more work by mastering a variety of different tools, apps, and software for creating images and designs.
Web Development and Programming
Your programming and coding skills can be used to build your clients’ websites and apps. There will always be demand for these skills. It’s one of the most in-demand in the world because everyone with an online presence needs it.
Different areas you can work in include building code into graphic interfaces on the front-end or working on the back end writing script and building databases. You can do everything from the initial planning of site architecture to working on the details of a software program’s functions.
Teaching and Tutoring
In the days before the internet, a tutor had to spend a great deal of time traveling to and from students’ homes. Skype, Zoom, and Facebook now allow you to impart your knowledge to your students from anywhere around the world.
You can offer lessons in school subjects like math, foreign languages, or business skills to people who need it. You just need an area of expertise that’s in demand and some basic teaching skills.
A virtual assistant is a professional who can perform a variety of tasks for business owners or individuals. You might be scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, managing remote staff, and performing a variety of work tasks for your clients. You can offer a bundle of services that include these tasks, but also include content writing or graphic design to make yourself even more valuable to your clients.
If there’s any task at all you can do remotely for clients, you can build a viable freelance business. The first step is to decide what service you’re going to offer.
About The Author
Pat Simes is a Business Strategist, blogger and Founder of Innovative Business Solutions and Innovate Academy. She currently resides in the Midwest and is committed to inspiring and empowering entrepreneurs to transform their vision to reality.