1. Childcare business
The whole family has been locked up at home for months, raising the demand from child care providers for parents who have switched to remote work. Best part? If you are a full-time housewife, you can take care of the children while providing a daycare outside the home.
Average Salary: $29,000
2. Virtual Fitness Trainer
Gym memberships declined significantly during and after the pandemic, and influencers went outdoors with DIY at-home videos. People realized they didn’t have to go to the gym to work out. And the advent of video fitness trainers has sparked interest in a variety of exercise experiences. It’s a cool statement that online fitness training via YouTube, Instagram, MindBody apps and more is a thriving business model.
A trainer’s salary is $30,000 – $70,000 per year, but the money you earn online depends on your pricing model.
3. Web Developer
Learning to become a web developer requires training and upfront training costs. However, there are plenty of boot camps that can speed things up. The best thing about web development is that you have a lot of specialties to choose from, from marketing websites to e-commerce to blogs and basically everything you can browse the internet.
If you don’t really want to become a web developer, it’s a good idea to start a small business and manage web developers. Freelance web development is in high demand!
Web developer salaries start at around $60,000 per year and go up to $150,000 depending on skill and location, which is quite high.
4. Administrative Secretary
As the economy experiences tremendous growth through technology, there are many rising top executives who have never learned to schedule meetings. But in reality, you can become an executive assistant from the comfort of your home in a remote company, and take on more than one if an executive is looking for part-time support. And there are fast-growing small businesses at home!
5. Non-profit activities
Starting a small business is much easier when you know you are contributing a net benefit to your community. Starting a nonprofit isn’t easy, but you can do it remotely, especially if you want to run your own business. Choose the cause you feel passionate about and jump right in.
As the world becomes more global, the need for translation services continues to grow. Some of these include translating emails, documents and content, while others are more service-oriented, such as groups or business leaders traveling abroad. It is important to note that not only interactive translation skills, but also a grammatical and structural understanding of the language is required.
Adults graduating from high school and/or college will have something to teach children. If you are passionate about teaching, try tutoring first. In addition to being able to teach multiple students, we can cover a variety of topics such as the SAT or Spanish Proofreading. Time appointments remain as desired, and small tutoring businesses are in high demand even remotely.
People keep having babies! If you love to play with kids, use your imagination and love packing snacks, a nanny business is for you. Depending on your level of commitment to a family, you can occasionally provide food, meals and benefits in a nanny position, or even become a part-time nanny!
9. IT consulting
This is a small business that other small businesses always need. If you know how to bypass the IT stack and know how to fix it when it breaks, create a website and start paying because it’s in high demand.
10. Online Advertisers
To say that digital marketing is an industry that is growing day by day at this point is equivalent to saying that the sky is blue. It’s true that businesses that want to survive will have to invest in an online marketing strategy, but many hat-wearing small businesses don’t have the time to learn or keep up with the ever-changing platforms. Consider starting an ad for a small business. You might even start your own agency.
Jack of all disciplines, a master who belongs to none, but is often better than one master. I’ve never been more grateful to a handyman in the process of renovating an old house. If you have some flair around the house and love finding ways to fix things, a handyman business can help.
12. Event Planner
This could be a creative small business (despite the pandemic), but it’s also a fairly stable job. People always celebrate birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, holidays and need help planning an event. If you are overly organized, can drive the best cats and pay attention to detail, consider planning your event!
As video content becomes more popular year after year, transcription services become more important. In fact, I was desperately looking for a manuscript last week. Now you’re referring to casual marketing video transcription, but for legal or court transcription or medical you need a fairly cheap certification.
We’ve seen a massive movement in the past few years as people leave urban areas to buy homes in the suburbs and move back to big cities. Moving isn’t fun for everyone, and small moving companies have made big bucks from this real estate boom. Start a small moving business and get started.
People who move are usually paid hourly or per job. This is when you move from one state to another for multiple days.
15. Antique Repair
good. Perhaps you have never heard of this. That probably applies to people living in historical areas. However, there is a niche for those who can restore and reinstall the original fixtures of an old house, from cabinet pools to bricks and old window sills. In fact, I bought a 200-year-old brick in my neighborhood for a house I’m renovating. So if vintage glamor is your style, this small business might be too.
16. Taking care of pets
Don’t underestimate your efforts to have a pet, and taking care of your pet can be your best job. You can be a dog walker, a cat sitter, check the chickens, feed the horses, and the list goes on and on. You can choose what kind of job you want to have, what hours you want to work, and sometimes you can even sit at home as an added bonus.
17. Calibration/Quality Assurance
I was pretty excited about this. Yes, being a proofreader and being a QA expert is different… but they are also very similar. If you are a great writer and have a knack for noticing small details, then this job is for you. These days, it’s always in demand as you can easily pick up jobs on UpWork or many other freelance sites until someone has time to check out their work and your portfolio is ready to start a small business.
18. Short-term rental manager
Once upon a time, my parents rented half of their house on AirBnb. They murdered in a small town without a hotel, with grandparents visiting their families, families between houses, and businessmen staying for consulting projects. Eventually, they stopped Airbnb because moms are too busy cleaning and disinfecting all guests.
The point of the story: rental managers are generally successful and are becoming more successful as home rentals increase. Contact your local Airbnb and VRBO hosts to learn how they can help manage your rental, acting as a kind of manager for your guests.
19. Personal Shopper
Becoming a personal shopper is the dream of many fashion students. Imagine being able to shop for the perfect jewellery, clothing, furniture and actually not have to pay! With the expansion of online e-commerce stores, most of this work can be done remotely. Individual shoppers are well-rewarded, earning about $60,000 per year.
If I had fallen into the plant mom craze, I would have wanted to become a landscape architect, but I hated gardening. But if you’re the type of person who relieves stress through gardening, landscaping may be for you.
This can be one of the most satisfying and creative jobs. You can turn your property into a magical garden or at least keep green lawns, flower beds, ponds and make people happy.
21. Gift Set Maker
Have you ever received a box in the mail full of custom snacks, wine, gadgets and ornaments? I loved the gift box I received because I am working completely remotely now. And it’s better to work with gift kit makers who search the market extensively to curate the perfect placement for your audience. Gift kit businesses don’t need too much upfront cost as they can ask the buyer to pay and drop shipping the item before they buy it.
22. Travel Planner
This is my dream job. Travel planners receive perks ranging from discounted hotel rates to insider information on airlines and travel guides. Travel planning in your niche allows you to be the most creative small business. Perhaps your area of expertise is traveling to South America or Iceland for college students or seniors! What’s more, this business can be run from home or anywhere in the world.
Some people may not think of being an influencer as a creative business, but I definitely think trendsetters in the world are different. There are many courses that will help train you to become an influencer in this brave new world of social media.
Becoming an influencer involves a lot of research and different salaries. This is truly the adventure type of show you choose.
Whether you are an influencer or not, the fact that influencers exist speaks to the power of social media marketing, so no matter what business you start, make sure you are using it!
24. Used Resellers
Saving, altering and upselling vintage products was how NastyGal started and is now an online business to some extent. If you have a crush on finding diamonds in the rough, promote local goodwill, buy clothes, create an eBay account and sell them. You can be your own boss, designer, brand or anything you want in this creative small business.