With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, online businesses have begun to thrive because people want to reduce the amount of time they spend outside their homes.
Also, it has become convenient to do transactions from home and have items you purchase, delivered to your doorstep.
Thinking of what kind of business to do online or on social media? Here are a few steps that must be taken.
Identify a need that requires a solution
In the world today, new business ventures are always coming up as people are developing various solutions that didn’t exist initially for daily life problems.
Identifying such problems and leveraging on them can help create a business that could be the next big thing in your community or town.
Begin from where you are
One of the excuses people often give for not starting businesses is that they do not have enough capital. This is often seen as just an excuse because no successful business started as a big business from scratch.
Create a social media account, you can also use your account if you already have one. Make sure you invest in growing the account and your followers consistently.
On social media, consistency is key in maintaining constant traffic on your account and website.
Below are some easy business ideas to explore:
1. Become a middleman for business
This involves taking orders on behalf of people who needs some goods, products or items and buying it for them at a fee or with an added profit.
You can, first of all, do a market survey and check the range of the prices of the items that people may be interested in, set your prices and market them to others.
2. Social media and search engine consulting
Many companies and organizations these days want to make the most of their websites and search engines. You can teach them ways to optimize their views and traffic and customer consistency on their websites at a fee.
3. Virtual online teaching
Most schools have adopted online teaching for their students due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic thus creating also, the opportunity for online teaching and learning platforms to expand. Online teaching and classes are a great way to make money.
4. Graphic designing
Artworks, fliers etc are fast selling these days on social media These are also great marketing tools that businesses are using to reach a wider audience making graphic designers highly sought after.
You may want to sharpen your skills in this regard and bag some cool deals from companies and organizations.
5. Become an influencer
Social media influence has become a huge platform for people these days to make money. All you need is to be able to grow your social media accounts i.e. Tiktok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. Having influence is to be able to direct people’s attention to a particular product and also attract buyers.
6. Social media management
Businesses with social media accounts need managers to manage their day-to-day activities on their pages to retain traffic. Good navigation of effective social media management can help you grow the websites and pages of other businesses with a charge.