Maybe your someone who is sick of the 9-5 Rat Race or a student that is dreading the day that they will leave college and have to get a real J.O.B. To help you escape whatever situation you are running from I’ve made a list of 5 Businesses that are easy to set up that you can run from your own laptop.
The beauty of these business models is that if done correctly you can create your ultimate “Freedom Business”. All you need is a laptop, an internet connection and the mindset to get up and do it!
If you have ever created your own site or blog then you are qualified to sell this service to others. Platforms such as WordPress make this super simple to do and most if not all of the work can be outsourced to professionals on Freelancer.com or Odesk.com
Sites like Themeforest.net and 99Designs.com will provide you with all the templates that you need. All you have to do is target businesses who could benefit from this service and make them an offer they can’t refuse.
If you are passionate about a subject why not create a blog on it? Most blogs make their money from ad space that they rent out but for this to be profitable you need to be hitting a couple of thousand unique views per day. If you write good content and have a good social media campaign this is very achievable. You don’t even need to write the content for yourself as this can all be outsourced for pennies on sites like textbroker.com
Keep adding content and encourage visitors to share around the web and you will soon start approaching the kind of visitor stats that will have interested advertisers knocking on your door.
We all know traffic is money and businesses are quite happy to pay for services that will help them generate more traffic to their sites. Search Engine Optimization is a very popular service that is sold to these businesses because much of the work can be outsourced to India or the Philippines for very little money.
Again most of the work involves pitching to clients and convincing them that it makes sense to purchase SEO from you. For this to work it’s best to target clients who rank poorly for their chosen keywords, set up a meeting and show them how great their competitors are doing and then get them to sign on the bottom line.
Software is big business nowadays with people being very happy to pay for something which automates a certain task they have to perform. The beauty of this kind of service is the high “perceived value” that software/plugins have.
And don’t think that you need to be some coding whizkid to develop a program. There are plenty of marketers out there who just employ a full time programmer who takes care of everything from production of the plugin to the support. All you have to do is bring it to market and monetize.
Social Media Manager
Social Media is the most powerful way that businesses can expand and attract new customers. Sites like Twitter, Facebook etc. allow businesses to build relationships with customers and turn them into repeat buyers.
If you package this into a service and demonstrate how this will benefit their business you will be onto a winner. Every business which is worth anything knows the value of social media and small to medium size enterprises and slowly catching on to this phenomenon and you can be the one to capitalize on it’s popularity.
So there you have it, 5 Businesses that you can run from your laptop making you totally independent and free to do as you wish. Most of the services mentioned above can be outsourced for pennies allowing you to enjoy a healthy profit margin.
The hardest part is convincing yourself that it is possible to succeed which is why having the right mindset is so important. If you can get in the right headspace and pick the right business model there is no reason in the world why you can’t build your very own “Freedom Business”
Thanks for reading,
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