Here’s the thing – everyone wants to live their best life, right?
And nowadays, your best life is working when you want and how you want while doing something that you love.
No longer are we scouring the wanted ads and the internet for jobs. Remember Monster? Today, we are creating our personal reality. If you think to yourself, “I want to make $10K a month” – today that is totally doable without a 9-5 and a college education. All you need is a computer (preferably a laptop because it can travel) and internet. Do you need an office? NOPE.
This is the day and age of the Virtual Professions. Internet Businesses. Businesses that go where you go.
The internet is literally at your fingertips. This makes it easier for you to work and most importantly get paid.But there is one thing that you absolutely need to get started…
A business idea. A GOOD business idea.
This is your sparkle… your WOW or what Corporate types call your USP (Unique Selling Proposition).
Here is what you need to ask yourself:
- Do you have any personal skills or expertise to start a certain type of lucrative business?
- Is there a problem that you could or love to solve with a your dream business?
- Is there a product that you could make and sell cheaper or better?
Virtual professions allow you to start a business and make money quickly. A lot of virtual professions are created using skills you already possess. Seriously, skills stemming from grammar or technical skills to social media skills and so much more.
For example, A friend of mine is a nutritionist, she start a health food company selling prepared meals to her fitness clients for an additional $5K a month on top of what she was pulling in from coaching them.
Another example is an accountant client of mine became a virtual CFO for small businesses allowing her to eliminate doing one-off bookkeeping and taxes for clients. She is handling 2-3 accounts and makes $15-25K a month.
Your current skills are money makers and you do not even know it. So let’s put them to work for you.
Now you might be thinking – “I am a stay at home mom, I don’t have any skills!” or “ I’m still at my 9-5, how can I start a new business!” Never fear, we can walk you through it. But first, let’s get your mind thinking about what you could possibly start a business as…
25 Small Business Ideas
Virtual Professions are built for convenience. People no longer want to commute to the office for work every day. You can work remotely from virtually anywhere around the globe and be successful. What does this mean? It means that anyone can make a steady income from wherever they are. All you need is the internet, a computer and the blueprint to create your new small business.
So, what’s the best business to start?
Check out our list of small business ideas below.
1. Proofreading Services
If you love to correct grammar and punctuation, offering proofreading may be a great new business to start.
2. Social Media Manager
If you live on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and other social channels, you can help other businesses keep up with the latest trends and tricks for building and engaging audiences through social media.
3. Graphic Designer
Are you creative? If you have a degree or experience in social media graphic or web design, this might be up your alley.
4. Career or Life Coach
Are you a good listener? Do your friends come to you for advice? Life coaches are in demand.
5. Furniture Maker
Now me personally, I am not creative! BUT there are people out there that can turn junk into treasure. If you can do that with furniture – with the real estate market on the rise – people are looking for unique well-made pieces. This might be the business for you.
Love to balance your checkbook and manage financial records? If you have a knack for Quickbooks then you would be a great bookkeeper.
7. House/Business Cleaner
If you are one of those people that enjoy cleaning, washing, and organizing, then cleaning homes & businesses may be a good work opportunity. AND it’’s one of the affordable businesses to startup.
Take your hobby of clicking pictures and turn it into income. You can use this talent in so many areas such as shooting sports events, weddings, family portraits, or something else.
9. Copywriter or Editor
If you love to write, try copywriting or blogs for someone else. This is a highly sought after talent that you can charge top dollar for.
10. Selling Handmade Products
Are you crafty? Can you make stuff – that actually looks good? Have you sold any of them to people other than your family? If yes, then let’s sell some more! Homemade goods sells! Goods like jewelry, clothing, toys, craft supplies, and home decor. Start a virtual storefront for your goods.
11. Web Designer
If you have website building skills, there are massive opportunities waiting for you. All you have to do is get the word out about your website design services and begin.
12. Online Tutor
Teachers! Mothers need you! Especially now with assistance teaching their kiddos math, science, and English and more. Online/Virtual Tutoring is on the rise and tutors are needed.
13. Virtual Assistant
Virtual assistants are how most people get started in the online space. Assisting business owners with online tasks such as proofreading, creating newsletters, and providing customer support and answering customer questions are just to start. And they do this all from the comfort of their home or local coffee shop – your choice.
14. Video Editor
With reels and lives, everyone has edited a video at some point in their lives. Take that experience and love for editing and turn it into a virtual profession.
15. Miscellaneous Services
Miscellaneous skills such as handyman skills, deejaying, event planning, house painting, travel planning, and more can be virtual professions that you can offer.
The Key to Getting Started with Creating a Small Business
So did any of the virtual professions, above, spark an interest? Virtual Professions start with knowing what is out there and creating a business that fits your skills and the needs of others.
The first step to getting started is remembering that this is a marathon and not a race.
Then grabbing your Virtual Profession Blueprint and getting started with building your virtual profession and getting it started.
If you are interested in learning more about what skills you can turn into a virtual profession or some of the professions listed above, let’s connect.