If you are a fresh university/college graduate and looking for guidance about free-lance work, then you are at right place. This article is specially written for You. I selected top 5 services based online business ideas and also their official website among many available. If you have passion, learning attitude and a burning desire to excel, then definitely you can get a handsome income by free-lance. In this way you can start your business with zero-dollar investment. Here are top 5 free-lance jobs, which I referred to as service based businesses:
- Content Writing
Each and every website needs fresh, good and topic-relevant content to get a good start. Same-while institutions also need content for their services/businesses. If you can write content i.e. articles, columns, reviews, press releases then you can offer your services online to get hired. There are many websites available by which you can start your content writing services, like Elance, Upwork, Fiverr and many others. But remember, there are many other writers already present to offer their services, so in starting you may hard to get job, but once a job completed by you, and your client gives you a good feedback (Which display on your profile and used to rank you among other members) then you can get jobs with little effort. I recommend you to start with topics of your interest, then continuously grow your skills to move on.
- Website Development Services
If your programming skills are good enough, then you can also offer services to build web-based application. To do so, you need to be expert in .NET and related. You can offer your services at free-lancing websites, on your personal website/blog and even in Social Media Groups.
- SEO Consultancy
Every product needs an SEO plan to get orders. I advise you to learn SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which is definitely a proper planning work, then by offering your SEO services you can also earn a high income. But remember, if you only work online then you also first need a working SEO plan for yourself/website to get order. I recommend you to learn about Meta tags, Social Media sharing, article directories submission, link-exchange strategies, do-follow blogs comments.
- Marketing & Advertising
Marketing & Advertising are essential part of businesses. Today, due to internet, the standards for marketing & advertising changed and developed to their best. Now-a-days Businesses investing billions of dollars in online marketing & advertisement industry. I hope you noticed ads while you were surfing a website, or searching any keyword in search engines, or even on social sites like Facebook. This is a billion dollars’ industry and consists upon many sub-fields just like others. For example, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media Marketing (SMM), Affiliate Marketing and many others. If you know the basics of marketing & advertising (even if you don’t, because you can learn them any-time), you can start your online marketing & advertising business, which is also a service based business. If you are willing to do so, I recommend you to learn about SEM, Social Media Marketing and Google AdWords. Google AdWords and SMM rocks nowadays.
- Graphics Designing
If you have a visionary sight and designer mind, then Graphics Designing is one of the best service based business you can start from home without any money. You can design logos, flyers, templates according to client’s demand. There are a massive number of websites available, by which you can get free-lance designing work. Some of them are contest based, some of them are purely dedicated. You can browse these sites for a brighter understanding.
I recommend you to learn Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, Flash for a good start.