Ever since the start of COVID-19, online mode of conducting business has become the new normal amongst individuals. The increase in transport fares and the general stress of going to and from home has made online businesses way more attractive! Starting a business from home can be a great way to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams while also enjoying the benefits of working from home. You can be your own boss, and earn really good money, with almost no stress at all. Sounds like a utopia.
Let me show you a few business ideas that you may want to consider:
Online tutoring or teaching: If you have expertise in a particular subject or educational background, you can consider offering online tutoring or teaching services. This subject could be English, Science or just about any course you are well versed in. This can be a great way to use your skills and knowledge to help others while working from the comfort of your own home. You can put up your expertise on apps like Fiverr, Upwork and others so that potential clients can easily find you! You can make money while teaching subjects that you love, all from the comfort of your home!
Selling with Duke (E-commerce): If you have a product or service that you would like to sell online, you can consider setting up an e-commerce store. Your e-commerce store can be easily set up on your WhatsApp Business, utilizing the Catalogue, Quick Responses, and Automatic Replies feature to ensure good customer engagement. You can also use the Facebook Marketplace and IG as great modes of marketing to your potential clientele. This can be a great way to reach a wide audience and sell your products or services directly to customers. Duke is a new app making all the rage in Africa that makes e-commerce super easy! All you need to do is download images of products you want to resell from the Duke app, add your profits to the existing amount on the Duke app and share images together with the new price on the Duke app via your social media! Once a client reaches out to you for the item, just place the order on the app with the customer’s details and we will have it delivered to your customer. Your profits will be sent to you via the Duke wallet after successful delivery. Awesome right?!
Consulting or coaching: If you have expertise in a particular area, you can consider offering consulting or coaching services online. This can be a great way to use your skills and knowledge to help others while working from home. Online therapy is becoming a replacement for traditional forms of therapy. You can take up professional online courses in the fields of therapy, training, or coaching services to adequately be prepared for this new profession!
Social media management: Many businesses today rely on social media to reach their target audience and build brand awareness. If you have experience with social media marketing, you can consider offering social media management services to businesses looking to grow their online presence. Social media management is a profession that is easy to do through online means and has become very popular due to the advent of communication apps! Taking a course, as well as reading materials on Social Media Management helps set you apart from the rest and gives you an upper hand in this field.
Virtual event planning: With the rise of virtual events, there is a growing demand for event planners who can help businesses and organizations host successful virtual events. If you have experience with event planning and are comfortable with technology, you may want to consider offering virtual event planning services.
It’s important to take advantage of the new trend of doing business online! These 5 online businesses are a great option for 9 to 5 workers, students, stay at home mums and literally anyone who is looking to make some money on the side. Explore these options to know which business suits your lifestyle the best!!