Billions of people head out to work every day from their homes and mostly spend an hour or more in traffic before they get to the office to work longer hours for someone else who would pay over 70% of them a basic income at the end of every month.
Distraught as it may sound, this is the daily reality of most people, and turning their lives around from these stressful activities so they could focus on many other things that matter is extremely difficult for a lot to achieve.
But what if you could stay at home every day and build lucrative careers or successful businesses without leaving the couch in your sitting room? Would you make the plunge if that was possible?
In this article, we highlight 7 lucrative careers or businesses you can start from your couch or bedroom and how you should go about it:
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1). Online Tutoring:
Do you have a specific skill few people know but a lot of people need? If you do, you could create video courses and sell them online at Udemy and other education websites.
Most courses on Udemy are sold for between $10 to $200. And with a lot of courses selling-out, you could earn $10,000 from the sale of a $10 course to 1,000 people.
Some other people on Udemy have courses that sell over 40,000 units, making them much more money depending on what their courses cost.
Asides online videos, you could also tutor people personally via a Skype session at a prescheduled time. It could be teaching someone in a remote location a new language or anything else but at a preagreed fee.
2). Freelance Professional Writing:
Professional writing is an extremely profitable niche as so many people are constantly looking for professional writers online to help them write business plans, business proposals, thesis & dissertations, professional letters, CV rewriting, cover letters, ghost articles, books, proofreading & editing, and much more.
The list of services sort from professional writers online is endless and continues to create a very wide market opportunity for a bulk of people who choose to venture into professional writing.
To get started with professional writing, create an SEO ready website to promote your professional writing service, sign up on other platforms to advertise yourself, and be damn ready to deliver when a person requests for a professional job done.
3). Web & Graphic Design:
Web and graphic designers continue to be in demand because more businesses want to go online so they can have an internet presence, including being easily found by prospective clients.
If you’re a web and graphic designer, you could earn a living online by designing websites and graphics contents for clients whom you’d meet largely online via social media and much more, depending on how you promote your business.
4). Social Media Marketing & Management:
We’re in the social media age and organisations and individuals are constantly trying to remain relevant, causing them to go wherever the customer is now. To achieve this, they hire professional social media agencies to manage their social media accounts for maximum impact and to give them the results they’re looking for.
But what’s interesting about this business is that it is not only social media management companies that can gain from this. People with large social media followings and engagements can also greatly benefit from this industry with some people in Nigeria collecting as much as 2 million Naira to simply post an image of a brand on their social media accounts valid for one day and some in America earning as much as $100,000 and above for the same thing.
Depending on how you intend to play a role in this industry, whether as a social media management company or as a social media influencer, you can earn millions monthly.
5). Virtual Assistance:
Virtual assistance is getting increasingly more popular because most people and organisations are looking for extra remote hands to help them out with their activities. With a lot of organisations working from co-working hubs or looking for experienced personnel in remote countries, states, or other places to help them cover a specific job role for lesser than a full-time staff would have been paid for the same role, the virtual assistance service continues to grow.
Blogging is one of the most popular internet businesses anyone can start anywhere around the world. But the biggest misconception is that the only aspect of blogging that literally pays on the long-run is whatever everyone else is doing—in Nigeria’s case, gossip blogging.
While one popular gossip blogger has successfully generated multimillions and possibly billions of Naira from blogging, many other niches exist, with some having the potential to make far more money through means other than display advertisement.
By first determining the potential market size of your niche and mapping out a good blogging strategy to quickly become the most relevant blogger in that industry, you can take a large part of the market on time and exploit various revenue-generating services as soon as you can.
See Also: 9 Guaranteed Ways To Make Money Blogging
7). Online Shopping:
The online shopping, in this case, involves the sale of products on online marketplaces. If you don’t have any money to buy products, you could first be reselling someone else’s items at a higher price, then gradually and slowly purchase your own products which you would sell on these marketplaces to maximise your margins.
The good thing about selling on marketplaces is that you don’t have to spend on marketing and the likes that the platform would be spending a lot of money on, causing you to most-likely become profitable from day one, depending on what products you’re selling.
What are your thoughts on these 7 lucrative careers you can start from your couch or bedroom? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
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