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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Until next time!

–Joel
Affiliate marketer, freelance writer, business blogger

How to Start a Cleaning Business

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Starting a cleaning business is one of the most popular ideas among people looking for ways to make money, generate a steady income, and be their own boss. Although it’s not exactly a “glamorous business,” there is almost always a high demand for cleaning services — both residential and commercial. Nearly everyone needs their businesses or homes cleaned on a regular basis, and most people are willing to pay for it.

Two other reasons so many people consider starting a cleaning business are the relatively low startup costs and the fact that you generally do not need college degrees, professional certification, or specialized training.

That being said, I believe successful business owners always look for ways to expand their knowledge, discover more efficient ways of doing things, and learn how to implement cost-effective marketing strategies. Although a general business education would be helpful in running a cleaning business, it’s not a prerequisite for starting a profitable cleaning business. If you are considering starting any kind of cleaning business, it does help to have some sort of business background or at least work experience in small business management, customer service, human resources, bookkeeping, accounting, and/or marketing.

Other requirements for being able to launch and operate a profitable cleaning service include a strong work ethic, problem-solving abilities, and tenacity. If you’re the kind of person who gives up easily, doesn’t get along well with people, or loses their patience when things don’t go smoothly, then a cleaning business may not be the right type of business for you. Although it can be both profitable and personally satisfying, owning a cleaning business is definitely not easy; I have yet to discover any legitimate, feasible business idea that doesn’t involve planning, hard work, and commitment.

If you do possess people skills, business management experience, and organizational skills needed to succeed in this kind of business, then a cleaning business may be an affordable and practical way to become your own boss.

Whether you decide to start a specialized cleaning service or multi-faceted cleaning business, there are quite a few different options to choose from:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Commercial cleaning (janitorial services/office cleaning)
  • Window cleaning
  • Home cleaning (residential house cleaning /housekeeping services)
  • Rain gutter cleaning
  • Foreclosure cleaning business, which may include junk hauling
  • Parking lot cleaning
  • Pressure wash cleaning
  • Roof cleaning
  • Drain cleaning
  • Construction cleaning
  • Boat cleaning
  • Vehicle cleaning: cars, trucks, RVs, etc.
  • Swimming pool cleaning

Like any business, one of the secrets to success is to identify a need — especially one that’s not being adequately served in your community or target market — and fill it to the best of your ability. To be competitive and generate repeat business and referrals, it’s also necessary to continually focus on customer satisfaction, quality improvement, marketing, your bottom line, and plans for future growth.

 

Cleaning Business Tips and Techniques

Sam Rodman, owner of “Edison Office Cleaning” in Florida has put together an informative startup manual* describing how he achieved success in the cleaning business. The “Instant Office Cleaning Kit” tells how anyone can start and/or expand their own office cleaning business with little or no money! The manual comes complete with “ready-to-use” documents and easy-to-understand methods. Order it here*.

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Best of luck in all your entrepreneurial pursuits!

–Joel
Freelance writer, blogger, marketing strategist

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*I am a compensated affiliate of the cleaning business startup kit and other products and services referenced in this blog post.