Vikram Brahma has over a decade of corporate working experience. By profession, he is a Digital Entrepreneur, Blogger, Writer and YouTuber.
If you are a student or housewife or someone who is looking for some side hustle to make some extra money then this article will help you. Due to rapid changes in digital technology, there are some online businesses which you can literally start from home.
And the best part is you can even learn these businesses from home. Just like any other business, you have spent time and dedicate yourself. You might have to spend at least four to five hours daily to build your online business. Although these set of businesses looks uncommon yet there are many successful individuals who are enjoying the fruits of their efforts.
So, first, select which business you want to start then watch some free tutorials on YouTube and get some feel. See whether you can do it or not. Then take the online course as you will get support from the mentor and group. Learn it and start implementing. It might take some time but if you keep working and learning, sooner or later you will definitely get the results.
There is no particular course which I can recommend but yes if you start blogging you will learn many things. Do you know if you start blogging you can learn the following skills one by one?
a) Designing a website by using WordPress
b) You will learn how to write an article
c) Basic on-page, off-page, technical SEO
d) Email marketing
e) How to design images for your post etc
If you start a blog then your blog will work as your digital portfolio. In future, if you want to promote yourself online you can share your blog. And the best part of blogging is if you work smarty then there are chances that you can earn up to $1000/- per month.
I know many bloggers who are making more than $5000/- and above per month. But I always say that it takes time to start making money from blogging and it needs lots of hard work for a few years.
If you start today, maybe within two years you will get some amazing results. And you should try because after all, you will be working from home. In some cases starting a blog will cost you even less than your monthly travelling cost.
Now the second business which you can start from home is related to eCommerce. Today, the eCommerce industry is one of the biggest industry in the world. And every day by day big industries are entering into eCommerce space.
Recently, Apple announced that they might be selling their iPhone models through a website in India. In fact, we even know the world richest man is the owner of eCommerce giant Amazon.
But the question arises can we as individual start this business? The answer is yes definitely you can start this business by sitting in your home or from your factory. You see within eCommerce industry there are many forms of eCommerce like if you have your own product you can sell them by creating your own eCommerce website.
You can even go for POD (Print on Demand) or you can become a reseller. So, first, you have to understand what kind of eCommerce format you want to enter. And as usual, there are many courses available online.
Now if you ask how much it will cost to start an eCommerce business then answer is some techniques need zero investment whereas in other cases you have to invest initially.
Start A YouTube Channel & Vlogging
Due to lockdown and coronavirus, there has been a great shift from TV to online. Now the young generation loves YouTube or any other online platforms more than television. And definitely, they are using mobile as their first source of contact with the rest of the world.
Do you know why so many people are making videos on YouTube or why they are using social media after all? Well, this is because they can actually make money out of it.
Of course, there are some rules which you need to follow before you start making money out of it. But the best part is with the minimum amount of investment you can start your YouTube channel entirely from home.
Yes, there are many kinds of channels which you can start from home. List of some channels are:
a) Teaching channel
b) General knowledge channel
c) News channel
d) Kids channel
e) Online interview channel
f) Digital marketing channel
g) Cartoon channel
h) Music channel
i) Whiteboard animation channel
j) Cooking channel
k) Book review channel
l) Product review channel
m) Solo dance channel
And once your channel is established then you can start earning money in various ways. Consistency and hard work is the key if you want to succeed as a YouTuber.
The podcast in simple words means it is a blog in the audio format. All the content are available in the audio form. In this, blogs are not available in the video or text format but the audience can only listen to the podcaster.
In the case of the USA and European market, the podcast industry is at the highest peak. The podcast is extremely popular in the USA. It is estimated that around 26% of the population listen to them on a monthly basis.
Whereas in the case of India it is still in the initial stage. The best thing is just like any other skills, you can learn this skill and start this as a business.
In the case of podcasting, many creators earn income through sponsorships. For podcasting, you need passion, mike and some other basic stuff and then you can start recording and do basic editing and you can good to upload.
But you have to remember every business takes time. Consistency and hard work is the only key to success. There are some free platforms through which you can start your journey and you can start podcast even in your language.
Remember there is nothing like get the rich quick scheme. It’s all about hard work, dedication and passion. Digital marketing is just like a marathon where you have to keep on learning. And since technology keeps on evolving you will have to keep yourself updated. But yes it is such a technology by the help of which you can start your online business from home.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Vikram Brahma