Is this the year you have decided to make the move and start your own business?
Nowadays more people are quitting their day job to become their own boss. And thanks to technology just about any idea is a good idea for a home-based or online business.
But choosing a business is not as easy as it sounds. There are things you have to consider like start-up costs and whether or not there’s a market for what your business. That’s why it’s important to do an exercise to make sure the business you choose will be a profitable one.
Now if you’re still not sure about the type of business you want to run, keep on reading – this might be something that is right up your alley!
One thing you can do is offer in-demand services to bloggers and solopreneurs. You know there are millions of blogs and thousands new ones jumping online daily.
Managing a blog is a lot of work but when it’s also a business. And as a solopreneur, he or she handles all the responsibilities of running a business.
Bottom line, bloggers and solopreneurs need help running their business – and that’s where you come in!
5 Types of In-Demand Services That Can Make A Thriving Home-Based Business
Of all the things a blogger needs help with – and I’m speaking from my own experience here – these are five freelance services you can make part of your forte.
You may be asking yourself why a blogger would want to hire a freelance writer.
With all the writing a blogger does for their blog, guest post and replying to content, all the typing can really do a number on the hands.
For me, by the end of the day my hands are tingling and there this shooting pain goes up my arms from all the typing. So yeah, you can definitely help a blogger out with content.
Another way you can help a blogger is by helping them with administrative stuff that takes time away from the things that really matter like writing great content and connecting with their audience.
As a virtual assistant, you can help bloggers with things like bookkeeping, do research for their blog posts, update their website and manage their email marketing campaigns.
These things are important but a blogger and solopreneur would rather devote time doing things that will grow their business.
Facebook Group Management
A lot of bloggers join Facebook groups to grow their blog. Shewt, some may belong to two or ten of ‘em. And that’s not a typo!
These Facebook groups have what are called threads. And these threads can have entries sometimes by the hundreds that must be completed by a specific time. It’s a time consuming task bloggers would love help with.
Social Media Management Services
Something else you can help a blogger and solopreneur with is managing their social media accounts.
As a social media manager you will be responsible for creating a publishing schedule, high-quality content, promote their business, and create social media marketing campaigns.
There are all kinds of tools you can use. My favorite one right now is PromoRepublic. They have thousands of templates and in just about every industry to create awesome social media posts for clients.
Graphic Design Services
You can also help a bloggers and solopreneurs with graphic designs.
Creating the perfect image for a blog post can sometimes be time consuming. You’ve got to have the right image, size and font combo.
I spend a lot of time on graphics and I think it’s safe to say that there are other blogger out there too because we all know with a killer graphic there is more of a chance that it will catch a reader’s attention.
But like I said before, this is something that a blogger would rather pass on to a VA or graphics designer. And with tools like Canva, you can create beautiful graphics for your clients.
How To Get Your Name and Business Out There
So, how do you get the word out about your in-demand services? There are several ways to do this and it won’t cost you a lot of money.
One, you put a website together to showcase the service(s) you’re offering, previous work you’ve done and any testimonials from clients.
Second, is to have a social media presence on sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You don’t have to be on each and every platform, keep it to the ones where your audience is at.
Now I’m not saying you can set up a website and a Facebook page then sit back and wait for clients to come to you. You can but you’ll hear crickets for sure.
They way to land a client is to work for it. You have to get them over to your site first. That can be through your blog posts, guest posting on other blogs, engaging with your audience on social media and sharing your tips and tricks.
Dear reader there is too much competition out there to be dormant. People are going to pay attention to the one with their hands in the air and waving ’em like they just don’t care. Sorry, I couldn’t help it! Hehe!
But anyway, my point is they will pay no attention to the one sitting down twiddling their thumbs. You know?
Another way to land clients is to send out pitch letters. A pitch letter is a letter or email to suggest a project along with a presentation to sell yourself as the right fit for the job.
If you’ve never written a pitch letter before, read by 4 Pitch Letter Must-Haves by Media Bistro.
Wrapping Up In-Demand Services For A Home-Based Business
These are just some in-demand services I pulled out off the top of my head. If you’re thinking of starting a home-based business, I hope you’ve got enough info here to consider one of these suggestions.