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5 Small Business Ideas for Anyone Who Wants to Run Their Own

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Many of us dream of freedom from the drudgery of the 9 to 5. We want to be our own boss, take control of the hours that we work and take home what we put into our job rather than what someone else determines we contribute. For many of us though, it is just too much of a step to take, we can’t seem to decide what we might actually be able to make money doing. There is always something that you can do, however, no matter what skills you have. Here are our 5 small business ideas to get you started.

  1. Social Media Manager

Marketing is such a big part of any business in modern times and in order to market successfully every business needs to be on social media. For that reason, businesses are crying out for people to manage their social media accounts. They need someone who can keep up with customers posting on their wall and who can deliver positive messages to the public. If you have a knack for social media and a positive attitude (you might need it when dealing with rude customers) then this could well be the home business for you.

  1. Pet Sitter

This is perfect for anyone who loves animals. You get to spend all day at home surrounded by loveable dogs or cats while your clients are away from home. You can choose between inviting pets into your home or visiting client’s houses to spend time with the pets while they are away. You could register with an agency if you wish, they could help source your clients but will take a fee for doing so. Otherwise, you could have a go at marketing yourself and then you get to keep the profits. Have a look at our reasons to start your own business post for inspiration.

  1. Freelancer

There are so many freelancer jobs out there. You could be a writer, a journalist, a programmer or even a typist. If you have a skill you could probably set yourself up as a freelancer and earn yourself an income. Remember, that to be successful, in freelance work you will need branding that makes you stand out from the crowd. Branding should always be protected if possible using trademarks. Read up on why it isn’t called the iWatch to see why trademarks are so important.

  1. Travel planner

Planning travel can be incredibly fun, even when you are doing it for someone else. Strangely enough, however, there are people out there who just don’t like doing it and are more than happy to pay some else. If you are someone who loves making plans, why not consider a business as a travel agent and organize some fantastic trips for others to enjoy?

  1. Data entry clerk

If you have an eye for detail and accurate typing skills, this could well be the job for you. Companies are willing to pay top rates to businesses who can accurately transcribe and store their data? Why not make the most out of this need for accurate data and set yourself up as a date entry company?


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