- Virtual Assistant Services
- virtual assistants have become the quintessential hybrid of freelance gigs and side hustles. As a virtual assistant, you can choose your clients and create your own schedule managing emails, scheduling meetings, booking travel, and completing other basic tasks to make your customers’ lives run more smoothly. All you need is a laptop and an internet connection to start this profitable business.
2. Car Wash Services
Mobile car wash services. It seems safe to say that many people would pay a premium for a mobile car wash that came to them, instead of having to drive across town to access a car wash. This is especially true for people with upscale cars who prefer more personalized service.
As a mobile car wash, you wouldn’t only benefit from the unique value proposition of being mobile, but you’d also avoid the significant overhead and startup cost of having a physical location.
3. Personal Trainers
You can become a personal trainer by offering one-on-one sessions in your clients’ homes or advertising group classes at a local park or community center. Making fitness more available to your clients might just be the ticket to helping both of you achieve your goals. As Americans start to eat healthier and exercise more, fitness and wellness businesses are increasing in popularity and becoming some of the most profitable businesses as well.
4. Academics Courses
You could even create a review course for parents helping teens with their algebra homework. If you’re creative, the possibilities are truly endless. And, academic courses don’t have to end at the high school or even college level. You can create an online course to share your love of political history, Buddhist theology, or rocket science. If you’re interested in a particular subject, chances are high that someone else is, too.
5. Graphic Design
As the number of brands vying for consumers’ attention grows, a slick and polished image has become more important than ever for small businesses. Regardless of whether they can afford a large-scale advertising or marketing agency, almost every small business will need some amount of graphic design work now and again.
Do you know your way around Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign? Have you taken a few design classes, and do you have an eye for good branding? Turn your skills into a business as a freelance graphic designer. You’ll have almost no overhead and can charge significant hourly rates to do what small business owners can’t do for themselves—create awesome marketing graphics.