Aspiring business owners looking to ease into entrepreneurship may consider online business ideas to earn extra income and work from home.
Here is a look at 5 compelling, easy-to-start online business ideas that require very little capital.
1. Web designer
Website designers are familiar with best practices in modern web design and create stunning and functional websites for clients. Since many entrepreneurs don’t have the skill set, let alone the time, to build or redesign a business website they prefer to outsource it. Website design projects range in scope, but can lead to referrals and repeat business for site maintenance and upgrades.
2. SEO consultant
Given the ongoing need for SEO, business owners often turn to SEO consultants to get on the right track. An SEO consultant analyzes websites and incoming links to provide expert advice, guidance, and recommendations to earn more natural search engine traffic and higher ranking positions.
Keep in mind that SEO tactics are always changing. Search engines release new algorithm updates regularly. Therefore, SEO consultants have to consistently stay on top of industry changes and best practices.
3. Social media strategist
If you love social media or even consider yourself a little obsessed, then becoming a social media strategist is the perfect online business idea.
As a social media strategist you will drive the strategic and creative thinking of a brands’ social media efforts. You’ll also manage robust content schedules for your clients. Social media strategists also oversee the development of creative and ensure correct strategic execution, organize a number of moving content pieces, and often act as an external community manager.
4. Logo designer
Logo designers, part of the larger graphic design world, create visual assets that communicate a company’s brand to the public. Logo design is an essential part of any business and will often reinforce its branding strategy.
A logo designer should have a working knowledge of typography and Adobe Illustrator along with a keen sense of objectivity. “Avoid getting ‘married to your artwork’. The logo is for the client – it’s their baby. They may have just butchered your great award winning concept, but they’re the ones that need to connect with their design.”
5. Freelance content writer
Content marketing is big business. The sheer amount of content that needs to be produced on a consistent basis is often too much to handle in-house. This is where a content writer comes into play.
There is still a “need for content that reaches the niche needs of more consumers.” In order to become a successful content writer you’ll need to have adaptability, strong research skills, SEO knowledge, and strong proofreading and editing skills, among other traits.
Starting a business at home and online is easier than ever these days once you find the right niche to match your talents and skill set.
This article has been edited.
Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with major marketing. He writes for several sites online such as Tech.co, Semrush.com, Bizcommunity, Socialnomics.net. Boris is the founder of MonetaryLibrary . Connect with @BorisDzhingarov on Twitter.