10 Freelance ONLINE Businesses You Can Start

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Having trouble coming up with a business idea? Try a freelance business! And more interestingly, go for an ONLINE freelance career that you can do from anywhere at any time. 

We’re all about freedom over here with KT. I have your back. The first step in building an online freelance business is to have a skill or learn a skill. 

If you have a skill (literally anything under the sun that helps ANOTHER person out will work) great! If you need a skill, check out DECODEING School to learn one. 

But, if you’re stuck for an idea, I got a whole list here of 10 online freelance businesses you can start. These businesses are strictly online gigs that you can control. 

2. Writing or Copywriting

Freelance writing can fall into several categories and then several niches. You can be a copywriter, a blog/article writer, a technical writer, a ghostwriter or even a transcriptionist and a translator.

Then you can choose your niche. Do you write about personal finance, pets, lifestyle or marketing? Choose one or two and study the topics.

2. Website Development 

Website development is hot. Every business under the sun needs a website today. Go and give them that website.

You can find your clients or you can be an independent contractor for agencies that give you consistent work while they do the client-hunting. 

DECODEING has the web development freelance FastTrack if you need to learn the skills in the quickest way possible.

3. Programming 

Websites are hot, but programmers are in serious demand. Programmers can do the websites, but they also do the apps and software. They can build customized solutions and troubleshoot complicated code.

Take your website skills to the next level with programming. Learn app development, APIs, and a little computer science.

4. Graphic Design 

Businesses need branding, a nice looking website, designed marketing materials, and a unique look to get them ahead of the competition. That’s where graphic designers come in. 

You can create logos, websites, business cards, flyers, billboards, posters, and social media imagery. You will need an eye for design, software, and know about colors, fonts, logos, and branding

5. Photography or Photo Editing 

Being a photographer can get a little tricky since this list is about online businesses only. A lot of photographers meet with clients and do shoots in person. 

But if you’re looking for an online-only solution, look no further. You can do photography on your terms. You can get the clients to voice what they want and you do your own shoot. 

These images will be more like stock images. You can also be a stock photographer and submit your images to a paid website and earn commissions.

6. Video Editing 

You can take video footage from clients and turn it into marketing materials, social media posts and explainer videos. A lot of people do not have the time or skillset to edit their videos into professional masterpieces.

And that’s where you come in. You will need some good video editing software and be able to produce high-quality videos.

7. Virtual Assistant 

Being a virtual assistant, you have a large skillset that you can offer businesses so they can free up some of their time. 

Whether it’s posting to social media, handling email, bookkeeping, updating websites, creating images or creating schedules, you can get paid serious cash for handling someone else’s business. 

If you want to learn the skills need to be a virtual assistant, DECODEING School will soon be having a Virtual Assistant freelance fast track. Get on the waiting list here.

8. Editor or Proofreader 

Being an editor and proofreader can fall under a lot of things. You will be checking all copy to make sure there are no errors and that the writing makes sense. 

Website copy, blog posts, books, social media posts and, sometimes, emails all need to be checked for errors and typos. Your clients are relying on you take to keep them looking professional even if they made a typo.

9. Content Manager or Social Media Manager 

A content manager will manage all the content a business produces. They plan all of the blog posts, they plan all the social media posts, and they plan who writes what and when. Then they make sure everything is in order before each piece goes live. 

This is very helpful to clients who are busy with their tasks and don’t have time to worry about content marketing even though content marketing is a big deal. 

Social media managers are the same deal, but they only handle the social media side of content. 

Sometimes a business will split the content manager and the social media manager roes. The content manager will handle the website and blog and the social media manager will handle the social media platforms and promoting the blog posts through social media.

10. Your Own Skill

Seriously, any skill you have can be turned into a freelance gig. You can teach any skill you have, you can become a travel agent or a QA tester for websites and apps. 

You can design printables or help people set up social media. You can be a freelance recruiter, an accountant, or a lead generator. You can pick a skill and go for it.

Give It Your All

After finding your skill, you need to practice, get experience, set up a portfolio and then start finding clients. Getting experience is as easy as making side projects for yourself or working for free with charities.

If you’re wondering if freelancing is worth it, I want to assure you it is. I am a fulltime freelance website developer since 2015 and a freelance writer since 2017. I don’t have a “job.” I make a living from the business.

If you want a foolproof freelance business, DECODEING also has a business course. If you choose a freelance FastTrack, the business course is already included. But if you already have a skill, you can just take a peak in the business course.


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