2020 was a year in which many, due to the lockdown, layoffs, or the economic crisis brought about by the pandemic had to find new ways to generate income. What online businesses can you consider if you are a creative person?
Those with imagination and an artistic eye can easily turn a flair for the creative into a thriving freelance career. If this sounds like something you can do, here are some ideas for creative freelancing careers that you can start with a relatively small initial investment. Let's see 4 online business ideas you can consider this year:
Though freelance photography is a difficult sphere to enter because many people think they don't need to pay for something that could be free, now that social meetings and events are returning it may be something to try if you are good at it.
The best way to be sure you will have a clientele is to find a niche where you can reach high-quality photography clients. The more specific your work is, the less competition you’ll find, and this is a way of becoming famous for what you do and generate an important income.
To make some extra money on the side, you can also sell stock photography to sites like Shutterstock and iStock; the commission you’ll receive on each image isn’t much but if you sell enough photographs, it can make a difference.
2. App Development
If you have an idea for an app and have already tested with friends and family that it could be popular, you can put your coding skills to work, and create it. You can develop apps for existing businesses or make your own. If you are successful, the profits can be enormous.
If you love writing, this could be a great option for you. Many people don’t realize that running a blog can be a serious business if you work hard and have the patience to make your audience grow.
Once you have an audience, it’s easy to monetize your blog by selling goods and services, by including links in your articles (for which you will receive money if someone accesses the product through your blog), or with paid advertisements.
4. WordPress Theme Developer
If you have coding skills you can use them to create a WordPress theme. People are making new WordPress websites and blogs all the time, but most of them don’t know how to create a theme from scratch.
WordPress is a free and open-source website builder and it powers nearly one-third of the world’s websites, from small personal blogs to complex sites of major corporations. it has unique features that make it the most popular content management system in use today.
You can choose to either create a free theme and offer people extra customizable features they must pay for, or you can make a paid theme.