A growin' number o' men and women are turnin' their backs on th' corporate 9–5 positions and are optin' instead t' work from home. In makin' this change, doin' yer homework is a must. Assessin' th' skills ye possess that may be used in a work from home business is a good first start, followed with tailorin' those skills t' meet th' needs o' yer chosen home business.
But what do ye do if ye’re not sure which home business is meant fer ye? Here are five ideas fer turnin' yer expert skills into income.
A Virtual Assistant (VA) provides remote help t' business owners on a variety o' tasks. As a VA, ye can specialize not only in administrative and secretarial duties, but also in nearly every specialty area includin' internet marketin', bookkeepin', or real estate.
To get started as a VA, determine which skill set ye plan t' offer, then research free online resources such as Virtual Office Temps or legitimate low-cost resources such as Hire My Mom.
Social Media Marketer
There are many small business owners or startups lookin' t' outsource their social media marketin' duties. Those specializin' in this type o' marketin' manage their client’s social media presence and create a buzz about th' business.
Be sure t' get a good understandin' o' social media sites, key metrics, analysis, engagement and social management tools, and then create yer plan t' connect with yer ideal clients.
There were 300 million websites added t' th' internet in 2011 fer a total o' 555 million, accordin' t' Royal Pingdom, an internet monitorin' company. With th' numbers continuin' t' increase, this growth presents a great business opportunity fer th' technically driven. Formal trainin' is not required, though ye do need t' know th' basics o' web design through online tutorials, user groups, and web courses.
If ye love t' blog, can easily explain technical terms, and are good at coachin' others, then a Blog Consultant might be a role t' consider. Blog Consultants specialize in providin' bloggin' support in th' areas o' setup, marketin', customization, and content writin', among other thin's.
Though formal trainin' is not required, there are a number o' trainin' courses available online. By developin' a strong web presence through yer blog, developin' a plan, and marketin' yer services online, ye can build a strong client base o'er time.
Etsy Shop Owner
If ye are proficient in hand craftin' items, then an Etsy Shop might interest ye. An Etsy Shop is an online marketplace where crafty entrepreneurs can start their own business and sell their handmade items. Get started by decidin' which handcrafted items ye want t' sell, then choose a catchy Etsy store name, register yer store with Etsy, and begin marketin' yer items. You can also leverage social media by pinnin' yer favorite Etsy store items on yer Pinterest page.