Self Employed Jobs With No Qualifications

man-597178_640

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.

affblogpro-300x250

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

Wood Profits Banner
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!

succeed-tshirt

pink shirt

Startup Guides for Entrepreneurs:

instagram

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

25 Side Hustle Ideas for Entrepreneurs

businessman-3408268_640

I like the term “side hustle,” because it’s loaded with implications about what it means to be an entrepreneur. There are a lot of different kinds of entrepreneurs, but you’d have to look long and hard to find one that is lazy.

From my perspective, an entrepreneur is someone who’s an ambitious, high-energy, independent business person. I also see entrepreneurs as being inquisitive, trail blazing, and motivated to create value.

As I write these words, I’m reminded of famous quotes by George Bernard Shaw and Bobby Kennedy — both of whom are considered thought leaders of their time (and beyond).

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

To me, that philosophy embodies the entrepreneurial spirit.

For some people, coming up with side hustle ideas happen spontaneously. Others may need to approach it in more of a methodical way, such as brainstorming, doing online research, or networking with other entrepreneurs.

Shopify-POS-250x250

Side Hustle Ideas

If you’re looking for ways to make extra money, the following list of potential side hustle ideas can be a valuable — if not profitable — starting point:

  1. Make money selling products online. Here’s how to find a product to sell*
  2. Over 1,000 freelance writers have used this resource* to succeed from home, without the usual costs, competition or low-paid hustle. Here’s how*
  3. Being a videographer or photographer can be a creative and profitable sideline
  4. Personal trainer
  5. Entertainment gigs: Musician, Disc Jockey
  6. Food blogger, fashion blogger, travel blogger, lifestyle blogger
  7. Freelance graphic designer/website designer
  8. Cosmetologist, hair stylist, and/or esthetician
  9. Academic tutor
  10. Notary
  11. Consultant: Safety consultant, IT consultant, or dozens of other specialties
  12. Medical billing
  13. Home automation business
  14. Mobile oil change
  15. Lawn care
  16. Recycling: plastic,  metal, gold
  17. Event planning, princess party planning, wedding planning
  18. T-shirt business: [Free guide to getting started.*]
  19. Answering service
  20. Delivery service — either independently or through an established company
  21. Being a home-based travel agent
  22. Providing small-scale, local moving services
  23. Giving music lessons
  24. Making money on YouTube [Here’s one strategy*]
  25. Becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft
  26. Offering handyman services [Here’s how to make it work.]

Freelance Writing Riches

For more side hustle ideas, subscribe to my newsletter, follow this blog, or visit m blog post: 250 Ideas For Self Employment

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

–Joel
Freelance writer, entrepreneur, marketing specialist

*Disclaimer: I am a compensated affiliate of many of the eBooks, small business courses, membership websites, and eCommerce services referenced on this blog

100 Ways to Make Money From Home

bulletin-board-2767856_640

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

Shopify-POS-250x250

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

Freelance Writing Riches
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

light-bulbs-1875384_640

*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.

20 Hobbies That Make Money

money-2724241_640

The ideal work-at-home business would involve doing something you enjoy or that you find challenging. In compiling lists of ways to make money, I noticed that a lot of home-based businesses begin as hobbies.

Hobbies that make money — or have the potential to do so — are especially attractive to stay-at-home moms, college students, senior citizens (retirees), and anyone else looking to make extra money in their spare time.

After doing a little research on the ways entrepreneurs are making money, I came up with the following list of hobbies that can and often do make money.

List of Money Making Hobbies

  1. Photography
  2. Jewelry designing [Related: How to start an online store]*
  3. Making and selling crafts
  4. Selling hand-made items on Etsy
  5. Cookie business (Don’t eat all your profits!)
  6. Candle business
  7. Soap business
  8. Creating spa and beauty products
  9. Beekeeping
  10. Greeting card business
  11. Starting an art business*
  12. Video game business
  13. Knitting and crocheting
  14. Flea market business
  15. Woodworking
  16. Social media business:
  17. Making Candy Bouquets (for Fun and Profit)*
  18. Seven hobby farm ideas* :
    1. Aquaponics
    2. Growing mushrooms
    3. Growing grapes
    4. Raising swans
    5. Raising quails
    6. Raising chickens
    7. Raising boer goats
  19. Baking business: making and selling homemade bread, cupcakes, birthday cakes
  20. Writing from home: writing blogs, articles, web content, ads

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

If you’re interested in creating and selling your own artwork, either in-person or online, there’s an inexpensive course that can teach you to do it profitably.

These 16 modules* walk you, step-by-step, through everything you need to know about selling your artwork and crafts.

The course, called “Turn Your Hobby Into a Business,” covers strategies for selling part time for extra cash, as well as running a full time art/craft business.

Nolan Clark, the creator of this course, shares many of the insights and marketing techniques he’s learned over the past 15 years as a full time professional artist.

The valuable information* he shares includes:

  • Pricing techniques to maximize your profits
  • Selling to family and friends
  • Selling through social media
  • Selling at craft markets
  • Selling your artwork through galleries
  • Arranging exhibitions
  • Marketing to customers via your own website
  • Collaborating and working with other artists and crafters
  • Getting other people to sell for you
  • Conducting market research
  • Effectively managing your business to ensure survival and growth

The course consists of over 500 pages of practical money making strategies and business management techniques. Visit Nolan’s website to learn more!*

Thanks for checking out my latest blog post on self employed business ideas, entrepreneurial strategies, and business startup tools and resources.

Stay tuned to this blog for more lists of business ideas, marketing techniques, and small business success principles.

Joel
Blogger, freelance writer,  affiliate marketer

coffee-cropped

*Disclaimer: I am a compensated affiliate of some of the products, services, business  manuals, membership websites, online courses, and other entrepreneurial resources featured on this blog. Unless otherwise noted, I do not endorse specific digital products or services.

Note: Keep in mind that all business ideas involve an element of risk, and that it’s usually advisable to consult with a CPA or other experienced tax professional when setting up a business and preparing your tax returns. Depending on the nature of your business, it may also be necessary to obtain legal advice, insurance coverage, and/or professional licenses. Government compliance is another priority for many small businesses. Agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration are good sources of helpful and reliable information.

knitting-profits