There are many ways to start your own business. We especially like the ones that you can start from home with just a computer and a business plan. Here are seven of our favorites:
If you enjoy reading and have a good eye for detail, you can proofread or edit other people’s writing. You can proofread assignments for students, edit stories for authors, or help anyone who writes catch mistakes in their work before it’s published.
Digital file organization
With so many people working online, digital file management is really important. If you’re good at organizing things, you can log into someone’s Dropbox or Google Drive and help get all those files sorted out so they can find what they need.
There are more pictures and videos being taken than ever before, and you can edit them from home. You could restore old photos, put together a video for a wedding or birthday, or assist a professional photographer with their editing.
If you enjoy art and working with computers, graphic design is a great way to combine both. You can design logos, flyers, T-shirts, and so much more.
Social media consulting
Do you love using Facebook or Instagram? Businesses and organizations often need to reach their audiences with social media. You can post updates, photos, and videos to help get the word out.
Got lots to say about a specific topic? Start a blog! (Or a vlog if you like making videos!) Blogging can help you get your voice and message to the world. You can earn money by putting ads on your blog or from companies that want to sponsor your content.
If you love telling stories, you can be an author. You can self-publish your books and sell them online or try and get a contract with a publishing company.
There you have it, seven businesses you can run from your home computer! Thinking of starting a business? Sign up for Spark 101 to learn more about your interests and strengths, and the opportunities of self-employment.