Thanks to the internet, you can offer your services and expertise to clients all around the world. It is an exciting new way to do business, but many are still unsure of how to get started. Since the virtual landscape is constantly changing and evolving, this tends to scare off potential online entrepreneurs and workers, but the only thing you should really focus on is finding an idea or job that best matches your skill set and preferences.
To help you get over some initial misgivings and fears associated with getting a start in online business, here are a couple of jobs you can quickly set up and get working on.
Social Media Manager
Social media networks are more important than ever before. They have long since stopped being just about users interacting with their friends; they are also a place where you can build your brand. Every business, big or small, local or one that deals across the world, simply has to have their own respective Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn pages. These also have to be regularly updated with new posts, images, videos, and constant communication with fans and customers.
That is where you can come in. Everyone uses these sites, but that doesn’t mean that they necessarily know how to use them well, or how to properly get their brand message across. Social media managers, on the other hand, know how to get followers, likes, shares, and understand how to get people invested in your story.
Social media managers understand the ins and outs, what works well and what doesn’t. They also fill a sort of soft customer support role, because many people will ask questions directly on the FB page, for example, instead of sending out an email.
There is a market for literally anything. While obvious online reselling platforms like Etsy have shown us that you can sell handcrafted jewelry and other knickknacks, it doesn’t have to stop there.
You can sell just about any product online. From your drawings, to recipes, to homemade microbrews, all you need is to find your niche and an audience that will buy and endorse your efforts.
Blogger or YouTube channel owner
Everyone has their own voice and things about them that make them interesting and unique. Exploring that voice in the form of a blog is often just the right creative (and monetary) outlet we need. You can write about pretty much anything – your life, critiquing your favorite TV shows, reviewing computer hardware, giving out pet health tips, anything.
The same principle applies to making a YouTube channel. You can play a character, sing, make flash animations, unbox toys, play video games, read poetry – you’re only limited by your own imagination.
But, like any online creator will tell you, regardless of whether you are making a blog or a series of YT videos, the most important thing is consistency. If you are making two videos a week, or 10 blog posts a month, stick to that schedule, or you will soon start losing fans.