Self Employed Jobs With No Qualifications

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Whether you’re looking for a gig job, a side hustle, or self employment opportunity, it does help to have some relevant experience, marketable skills, or career training. That being said, there are plenty of successful entrepreneurs who have started their own business with nothing more than a good idea, a healthy dose of self confidence, some basic organizational skills, and enough ambition to fuel their goals.

If you’re looking for ways to make money but don’t think you have any qualifications, here are three things to consider:

  1. Almost everyone has acquired some kind of experience, skills, or valuable knowledge during their life. Even though you may have convinced yourself that you have no qualifications, perhaps you’re overlooking something that could lead to a full- or part-time income. Consider the possibility that you’ve been selling yourself short.
  2. Is there service, product, or business in which you’re interested that you could learn more about? In all likelihood, there are ways you could acquire expertise in a business that interests you. Sometimes working for someone else for a period of time can give you the experience, knowledge, and training you need to eventually set out on your own. It can also be helpful to attend workshops, seminars, “entrepreneur boot camps,” webinars, continuing education programs, or introductory classes on starting a business. You may even know someone who already runs a business and would be willing to serve as your mentor or offer you an apprenticeship.
  3. Make a list of things you’d enjoy doing as a business, a freelance gig, or a self employment job. Whenever you enjoy doing something, you have a greater tendency to do it well, find ways to continually improve, and perform the job with enthusiasm. Since customers are attracted to people with those qualities, your best bet for starting a business might be to choose something you enjoy doing or that you’re passionate about.

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Benefiting from the experiences of others who have already done what you want to do can be an effective way to start your own business, create multiple streams of income, and branch out into becoming your own boss.

If you’re looking for a business startup guide or other sources of information that can guide you through the steps of choosing a business, getting started, and building a customer base, here are some resources and self training materials that can help:

  1. Start an office cleaning business (part time)
  2. How to start and grow your own lawn care business
  3. Make money writing short articles online
  4. Learn how to start a home-based affiliate marketing business
  5. Become a home-based travel agent
  6. Start an online t-shirt business
  7. Launch a dropshipping store
  8. Buy and sell items at a profit: wholesale designer handbags, used cell phones, cars and trucks, thrift store finds, website domain names
  9. Become a professional blogger
  10. Transportation services ideas: food or package delivery services, courier services, junk hauling, small-scale moving services, taxi, limousine, party bus rentals
  11. How to start a woodworking business

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So even if your skills, education, and/or experience may limited, there are dozens of businesses or side hustles you can start that either don’t require specialized knowledge or can be learned with a moderate amount of self study, initiative, and networking.

The most important qualities a new business owner needs are a strong motivation to succeed, the desire to provide customers with useful products and services, and the ability to stay focused, organized, and goal oriented. With those values and qualities as a starting point, growing a business and gaining expertise often happens organically.

And speaking of starting a new business, check out my new online t-shirt store that I started through Teespring!

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Startup Guides for Entrepreneurs:

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Thanks for checking out my latest blog post! Stay tuned for more ideas, potential opportunities, and marketing strategies by following this blog.

Until next time!

–Joel
Affiliate marketer, freelance writer, business blogger

100 Ways to Make Money From Home

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Primarily because of the growth of Internet, the option of working from home has become a reality for more and more people.

Having a home-based business or a telecommuting arrangement with your employer provides a lot of advantages — not the least of which is saving money on gasoline, highway tolls, automobile maintenance, dry cleaning bills, business attire, and buying lunch every day.

By working at home, you can also avoid other unpleasantries, such as office politics, gossip, annoying coworkers, unreasonable bosses, personality conflicts, rush hour traffic, and having to go out in rainy, sweltering, or wintry weather.

Self Employed Business Ideas for Entrepreneurs

Although I’ll be posting more work-at-home ideas to this blog in the near future, here are some of the top self-employment options I found in my research.

  1. Freelance graphic design services
  2. Web design business
  3. Web hosting services
  4. Web development
  5. Tutoring business [Tutor Jobs Online*]
  6. Freelance writing [Get training at Freelance Profit Academy*]
  7. Resume writing business
  8. Virtual assistant business
  9. Social media marketing business
  10. Sell jewelry online [Start a Shopify store*]
  11. Sell t-shirts online [Free online business guide*]
  12. Make money on YouTube [Here’s how.*]
  13. Pet sitting service [Find gigs and paying customers at Rover.com]
  14. Medical billing and coding business [Resource: medical coding study guide*]
  15. Bookkeeping
  16. Import/export business
  17. Tax preparation
  18. Financial planning
  19. eBay business
  20. Consulting
  21. Daycare business
  22. Party planning
  23. Life coaching business
  24. Counseling business
  25. Background check business
  26. Gift basket business
  27. Sewing business

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List of Freelancing Jobs and Self Employment Ideas

If you’re thinking of developing a freelance business, there are quite a few services you can offer to customers and clients. Here are over 80 examples, many of which can be done from your home.

  1. Computer programmer
  2. Drupal developer
  3. App development
  4. Mobile app developer
  5. Software engineer
  6. Software developer
  7. Front end developer
  8. Java developer
  9. Game developer
  10. Coder (medical coding)
  11. CAD drafter
  12. Data scientist
  13. Data entry specialist
  14. Database developer
  15. Graphic designer
  16. Freelance photographer
  17. Web designer (website builder)
  18. Freelance illustrator
  19. Logo designer
  20. Composer
  21. Musician
  22. Artist
  23. Model
  24. Hair stylist
  25. Makeup artist
  26. Fashion designer
  27. Fashion stylist
  28. Event planner
  29. Cartoonist
  30. Packaging designer
  31. Digital artist
  32. Animator
  33. Comic book artist
  34. Game artist
  35. Book cover designer
  36. Computer repair technician
  37. Instructional design specialist
  38. Attorney
  39. Accountant
  40. Financial advisor
  41. Academic tutor
  42. Teacher
  43. Paralegal
  44. Translator (interpreter)
  45. Business analyst
  46. Business consultant
  47. Public Relations consultant
  48. Social media consultant
  49. Marketing consultant
  50. Management consultant
  51. Sales representative
  52. Telemarketing
  53. Recruiter
  54. Copywriter
  55. Grant writer
  56. Researcher
  57. Powerpoint designer
  58. Industrial designer
  59. Jewelry designer
  60. T-shirt designer
  61. Patent agent
  62. Product designer
  63. Personal assistant
  64. Administrative assistant
  65. Audio transcription specialist
  66. Mechanical engineer
  67. Electrical engineer
  68. Cinematographer
  69. Cameraman
  70. Video editor
  71. Video producer
  72. Videographer
  73. Creative director
  74. Painter
  75. Cartographer
  76. Blogger
  77. Journalist (freelance news reporting)
  78. Editor
  79. Proofreader
  80. Fact checker
  81. SEO/SEM specialist (search engine optimization/search engine marketing)
  82. Freelance writing: travel writing, sports writing, medical writing, technical writing, legal writing, science writing, resume writing, health writing, food writing, entertainment writing, fashion blogging, diet and exercise writing, news writing, Web content writer

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For more ideas on how to make money from home, subscribe to my free weekly email newsletter. You can also peruse a list of 250 self employment ideas I included in a previous blog post.

By the way, if you happen to live in or near a major U.S. or UK city, you can register with Task Rabbit and find customers who need help with everything from closet organizing to minor home repairs. Getting gigs through Task Rabbit appears to be a great way to supplement your income, start a home-based business, or find self-employed jobs. For many  entrepreneurs with skills and capabilities in the following categories, this website is a useful resource. It’s especially geared for providing handyman services, hauling, furniture delivery, furniture assembly, moving and packing services, yard cleanup, painting, minor home repairs, home improvement, help with laundry, TV mounting, picture hanging, light installation, and personal assistant services. Visit the website for details, current locations, and steps for being approved and getting started.

Thanks for checking out my latest blog post on self employment ideas and starting your own home-based business.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments!

–Joel
Freelance writer, blogger, entrepreneur, marketing affiliate

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*Disclaimer: I am a compensated affiliate of some of the membership websites, work-at-home business manuals, Shopify ecommerce software, and digital products featured on this blog.

List of 50 Good Businesses to Start

When it comes to the topic of making money and being self sufficient, there are two types of mentalities that people cultivate:

  • a scarcity mentality
  • an abundance mentality

Both are self-fulfilling prophesies. Whatever your dominant thoughts are, that’s what tends to manifest in your life.

If you’re not into all that spiritual “mumbo jumbo” about the Law of Attraction (as I am), don’t worry. That’s not the topic of this blog post!

However, I would like to point out that there is a tremendous amount of economic opportunity in this world. All you need is personal initiative, a strong desire to succeed, a sufficient amount of self confidence, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a money-making idea that’s compatible with your personality, your interests, and your skills.

So, if you have an abundance of motivation, but a deficit of good business ideas, the following list of self employment options will hopefully inspire you to get started!

  1. Residential cleaning/housekeeping service
  2. Photography
  3. Consulting
  4. Landscaping
  5. Catering
  6. Lawn care/lawn mowing
  7. Dog walking/Pet sitting
  8. Real estate
  9. T-shirt company
  10. Event planning/Party planning/Wedding planning
  11. Vending machine business
  12. Tutoring
  13. Food truck
  14. eBay business
  15. Trucking
  16. Jewelry
  17. Retail
  18. Painting
  19. Transportation, such as a taxi business
  20. Home health care
  21. Cupcake business
  22. Import/export business
  23. Recycling
  24. Property preservation
  25. Handyman business
  26. Credit repair service
  27. Carpet cleaning
  28. Craft business
  29. Bookkeeping services
  30. Web design business
  31. Computer repair
  32. eCommerce Business
  33. Pressure washing
  34. Office cleaning/Janitorial service/Commercial cleaning
  35. Courier service
  36. Cell phone business
  37. Window cleaning
  38. Wholesale business
  39. Tax preparation services
  40. Restaurant, coffee shop, bakery
  41. Pest Control services
  42. Daycare
  43. Interior design
  44. Rental business
  45. Recruiting services
  46. Photo booth rentals
  47. Home staging service
  48. Manufacturing
  49. Hair salon
  50. Fitness: Gym business and/or personal training services

This is just a small sampling of the many entrepreneurial possibilities that are worth considering. Subscribe to my free newsletter for an ongoing supply of business startup ideas that can help put you on the road to gainful self employment. An extensive list of  250 self employment ideas is also available elsewhere on this blog.

Thanks for checking out my latest blog post. “Follow” this blog if you’d like to receive email notifications of new articles, lists, and small business startup tips!

Best of luck in all your entrepreneurial pursuits!

–Joel S
Affiliate marketer*, freelance writer, ghost blogger

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*Disclaimer: I am a compensated affiliate of some of the digital products, eCommerce solutions, ebooks, business training material, software,  and web-based services featured on this blog

 

 

 

Business Startup Ideas and Resources

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Based on my personal experience as a business writer, entrepreneur, and inquisitive human being, I believe that there are several key qualities people need to possess or cultivate in order to start their own business and have a strong chance of succeeding.

Let’s face it: Anyone can start a business, and many (unqualified) people do. The question is: “How many people have what it takes to succeed in business?”

Although countless books have been written on the topic of succeeding in business, I’m going to attempt to boil down those volumes of wisdom to the following two concepts [drumroll, please!]:

  1. A good business idea: This first category opens up a rather large “can of worms” (yuck) because it raises more questions than it answers. For example, pinpointing a good business idea is like trying to hit a moving target. It depends dozens of variables, some of which change over time. Regardless, I’m going to take a stab at answering that question. In a nutshell, a good business idea would be one that you’re not only passionate about, but one for which you possess relevant experience. Being strongly motivated to acquire expertise can sometimes substitute for actual experience. When you’re committed to becoming an expert, then you’re providing yourself with a competitive advantage and an inside track to achieving your goals. In assessing a potentially good business idea, it’s also necessary to examine whether there’s an actual demand for your product or service, and whether you  have the organizational skills, marketing abilities, and financial resources to get your business up and running. While there are businesses that require little or no money to get started, it almost always takes weeks or months before you’re able to build up a customer base and generate a steady cash flow. Some people either give up before they get to that point or are forced to abandon their business because of financial or other reasons.
  2. “Knowledge is Power!” The first time I heard that expression was from my father when I was in grade school back in the 1960s — yeah I know, I’m old! The second time was when I went on a class trip to the town library. Those words were affixed to the front cover of a book I picked up. Once I got over the shock that my father did not originate that saying, I developed a deep appreciation for the acquisition of knowledge — especially practical knowledge that you can use to improve your life. When it comes to starting and succeeding in a business, knowledge is one of the cornerstones of success.

How to Choose and Start Your Own Business

In addition to helping you come up with good ideas for starting your own business, another purpose of this blog is direct you to useful information, start up manuals, and other practical resources. Here’s a list of some of the most popular business startup ideas and where to get more information* on effectively starting, managing, and marketing your own business.

  1. How to start an online business on Shopify
  2. Starting a dog-walking and/or pet-sitting service
  3. Lawn care and/or lawn mowing business
  4. Event planning business startup kit
  5. How to start a tutoring business
  6. Start a craft business
  7. How to run a profitable handyman business
  8. Starting a fitness training business
  9. Detailed guide on running a non emergency medical transportation service

Other possibilities for starting your own business include a Web design business, a property preservation business, party planning, bookkeeping, a recycling business, selling cupcakes, landscaping, construction, trucking, transportation, house painting, interior decorating, clothing business, retail, import/export, ebay business, business marketing services, cell phone business, courier services, personal assistant service, delivery service, florist, HVAC services, home remodeling, plumbing, electrical services, roofing, floor installation, hardwood floor refinishing, gardening, home staging, food truck, daycare, wholesale business, freight broker, bakery(cakes, bread, cookies, pastries, donuts, cupcakes), window cleaning, starting an Etsy shop online, taxi service, tax preparation business, restaurant, coffee shop, pest control services, a franchise business, interior design, greeting cards, pool hall, gym business, photo  booth business, corporate recruiting, life coaching, career coaching, manufacturing, gift basket business, welding, swimming pool cleaning and maintenance, virtual assistant, dog breeding, dog training, doggie daycare, furniture, clothing, shoes, renovation, marketing services, and much more.

Thanks for checking out my latest blog post. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, ideas, or suggestions.

Best of luck with all your business ideas!

–Joel
*Compensated marketing affiliate