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This year has been a difficult one for all, whether financially or emotionally, we have all felt the strain. Many people are looking for other forms of income with many turning to starting their own business. If you are considering starting your own but are not sure what to do then take a look at our list below to help get you inspired.
You should put your skills to good use whatever they are, if you have experience in being an assistant then use that to create a business model. Now is a great time to become a virtual assistant. With many businesses opting for their employees to work at home, they might be starting to feel overwhelmed with admin tasks, this is where you can come in and offer your services on a freelance basis. Once established, you can grow your business by employing or outsourcing your workload.
YouTuber / Vlogger
The YouTube/Vlogging world has exploded in the last five years, with many people becoming successful and earning money in recent years. If you are not camera shy and have a good idea on what to vlog about then starting a YouTube channel could be for you. These things take time, so don’t think you will become an instant hit from one or two videos. Find your niche and keep creating until you gain a following and people start subscribing, once you get a consistent amount of views and subscribers you will start to earn money, on average YouTubers can earn approximately £1750 per one million views. Once you get a good following, you might start getting approached by companies looking for you to advertise their products. Although this can be a good source of income, make sure you do your research on the company and its a product that you would actually use, as you can lose viewers and subscribers if the product or company isn’t very good. Also, bear in mind to keep the products you are advertising relevant to your page, it would be off to advertise products from the Baby Food Industry when your videos are about make-up tutorials, for example.
If you are not one to be in front of the camera but still want to share your interests with the world, think about starting a blog instead. Blogs were one of the first business models to grace the internet and they are still going strong. When starting your blog ensure that you understand how to use techniques such as digital marketing, keywords and google analytics to get your website seen. Build your own blog using sites such as Wix or WordPress, make sure your site has a clear objective and is easy to use. Adding Adverts onto your site is an excellent way to earn a little extra money, however, make sure you don’t overcrowd your webpage as this will deter people from visiting.
We hope these ideas have inspired you to start your own online business. For more business tips, check out, 4 Smart Ways To Make Your Business More Profitable.