We’re not suggesting you give up your day job just yet, but if you’re hoping to build a home-based online business that doesn’t require too much upfront capital, there are plenty of ideas to consider.
Here’s a few to get you thinking.
1. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) services
Learning the best SEO strategies could be not only great for marketing your own business, but it could be expanded into a service for other businesses as well.
2. Chatbot business
Chatbots can be used not only for responses to customer queries but to automate internal communications and other organisational tasks and processes. Many business owners are becoming interested in automating the chat process to save time and money, which could offer a great online business opportunity.
3. Digital writing
One of the elements of good SEO is quality web content. This includes web pages and regular fresh content such as articles. Business owners often do not have the time or the ability to write the content themselves and choose to outsource it. If you’re a keen writer, this could provide you with an opportunity for you to work from home.
4. Subscription business
Subscriptions, rather than outright purchases, are all the rage nowadays. There are all kinds of subscriptions that can be turned into an online business – from food and beverages to personal, home and business services and more.
5. Business mentoring
These days mentoring can be done over the internet as well as in person. You could build an online mentoring business structure in a variety of ways – such as through online courses, webinars, online discussions, and private consultations.
There are of course many more ideas for building an online business. Either way it’s a good idea to start small, see what works and what doesn’t, and go from there. This enables you to build your business gradually while you are still in your day job!