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This year, many people had to face the reality of their careers and decide whether they want to continue pursuing them. Some people were laid off, some lost projects and career perspectives, and some realized they’ve been miserable with their jobs for a long time.
It’s a perfect moment to make some changes and start your home business – something that will bring in money even during quarantine and most importantly, bring you joy and satisfaction. There are many great options for launching a business from home and this article guides you through five of them.
1. Start Blogging
Blogging is a great facilitator of passive income. You can make from $2,000 up to $50,000 per month with time and hard work. The best part is that you don’t have to be a professional writer. You simply need to find your niche – something you know and enjoy – and regularly write about it.
Although it will take you at least a year to monetize your blog, once you do, you’ll have a stable passive income generated by ads. On top of that, you’ll learn more about the field of your interests – gardening, fashion, writing, woodworking, etc. – as well as about creating a website, optimizing for search engines, and engaging on social media networks. It could be a perfect job for an all-around person.
2. Open a Photography Business
Photography business has always been a very attractive career path for many people. It can be a lucrative business. Photographers make on average of between $12 to $24 per hour.
The possibilities are endless. You can shoot events, food, pets, take portraits, and more. If you don’t know where to start, consider ID photography which doesn’t require a lot of skills and investments. All you need is a decent camera and an empty wall to start your home business.
Once you establish a client base, you’ll be able to build a full-scale photo studio and expand your services. Additionally, use professional tools like Passport Photo Maker – a photo editor that will help you to create images for any ID types, monitor your expenses and revenues, have an overview of your employees’ performances, and create a customer database. Finally, the program offers a tethered shooting which allows you to take photos remotely.
Therefore, if you’re a people person who is passionate about photography, this career might be your calling.
3. Launch a Baking Business
If you like baking and always receive tons of compliments about your pastries, consider launching a home bakery. The demand is always there since every birthday party requires a birthday cake, however, you can make some extra money during peak seasons like Christmas or Easter. On average, bakers make about $25,000 per year, which is a great part-time earning potential.
However, don’t forget about logistics and managing your orders and deliveries in order to maintain a reliable business reputation. Once you start getting more and more work, keep track of everything using special apps or at least an Excel sheet so you don’t end up delivering a bachelorette party cake to a baby shower.
Also don’t forget to create an Instagram account to show off your delicious creations and get more orders.
4. Become a Travel Agent
If you’ve traveled the world and know the best places during the best seasons, how about monetizing your knowledge? Travel agents take care of flight tickets and accommodations, provide recreation activities, offer insurances, and inform clients about car rentals.
You can also create a travel agency app to secure transactions and improve the quality of communication with clients via push notifications. Use Appy Pie or BiznessApps to set up your own app without any prior knowledge.
Finally, you can boost the user experience by conducting video streaming to share tips about the countries, beaches, airlines, and more. An average travel agent earns roughly $29,000 to $58,000 annually.
5. Consider Social Media Management
Do you like social media and spend quite a lot of time browsing through them? Are you good at writing creative posts that collect hundreds of likes? There might be a perfect career opportunity for you – a social media manager. They create content and calls to action to attract more customers as well as maintain continuous communication with existing consumers.
You can make up to $63,000 per year! Almost every modern business has acknowledged the value of social media marketing, which opens up a lot of potential job positions. You can also try to utilize social media management apps to keep track of your to-do list and automate some routine tasks.
It will take some soul-searching to figure out what exactly you would like to do. It’s not an easy decision you can make overnight. However, don’t procrastinate. Instead, seize the moment. Right now, the world has given us a great chance to re-evaluate our career choices and change something in our lives to become a more fulfilled and joyful person.