Popular business ideas for working from home
Many of us have dreams of ditching the commute and working from home. Now that it’s so simple to connect online, this dream can quite easily become a reality. Here are some popular paths that are worth considering.
If you have a computer and you have a way with words, it’s possible to work freelance from home and sell your skills as a writer. You can either sign up to sourcing sites which offer out independent assignments, or work more closely with a company, either on a short-term project or on a more regular, long-term basis. There’s also the option to start a blog, but remember, to create a business you need a big enough readership to get advertisers interested in paying for space on your site.
Speaking of websites, for the more tech-savvy among us, there’s a lot of money to be made in design. In this virtual age, most companies function online, and they are all looking for unique ways to sell their products in a saturated market. If you have a passion for coding, a keen creative eye and a personal touch, you may find yourself in high demand.
For those that have a specific craft, from pottery to painting to patchwork, it’s easier than ever to build a brand. Once you have a studio space set up and all the right resources, you need to get straight on social media and promote your designs. Instagram is particularly good for endorsing art and photography, and sites like Etsy allow you to add your items to a bespoke online marketplace. If you are into design and illustration, sites such as RebBubble and Society6 also enable you to upload your designs onto a range of products for free, meaning that they simply get a portion of the proceeds every time you make a sale. It’s not going to be as easy and rewarding as a Lottoland win, but any work sparking from a passion will be a pleasure.
Food vlogging and meal planning
In the era of The Great British Bakeoff, there is a hunger for fresh food ideas. People are passionate about new cooking and decorating ideas, so if you love creating in the kitchen but you don’t have to money to start a bakery, you could try sharing videos and photos instead. Remember, there’s a trend for healthy eating and vegan/vegetarian recipes, so the more niche you go, the better. There’s also a rise of dietary planners, so if you are conscious of calories and nutritional information, you might find a job in this sector instead.
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