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Top 10 Ideas for Services You Can Sell Online

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An online business can be profitable for anybody with a keen entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do attitude. However, there are so many services you can offer, not to mention goods and products you can sell. Within this article, we’ll be looking at some of the handiest services you could offer and potentially turn into a full-time job.

If you are thinking about selling a service online, check out the rest of the article below.

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10 Best Services for Selling Online

1. Copywriting and content writing services

As the world shifts towards a more digital landscape, more and more businesses are taking their ventures online. What do online companies need? Quality content, of course. If you know how to string a sentence or two together and convince people to purchase items or services, you may want to try your hand at content writing. If you have a relevant college degree and enough experience, you can build steady experience writing content and copy for various clients. This includes blog posts, landing pages, articles, reviews, and so much more. You can turn copywriting into a full-time venture with practically zero overheads with the right attitude and commitment.

2. Cover letter/resume service

Suppose you know your way around the English language (or any other language for that matter) and understand how to make somebody look great on paper. In that case, you may want to consider using your skills to teach clients how to write the perfect cover letter or resume. Alternatively, you may want to write resumes and cover letters for your clients. You can set up a form where clients input the necessary information, and then you work your magic to produce a quality cover letter. You don’t even need a printer or an office; you can do this work from home from the comfort of your sofa. You’ll keep costs low and provide a valuable service.

3. Tutoring service

There are plenty of students looking for additional help in the run-up to exams. If you understand a particular subject well enough to teach it, you should think about becoming an online tutor. Set up a website or advertise yourself on one of many tutor-finding services online to reach students who need assistance with their studies. Whether you are teaching writing, reading, or arithmetic, you’ll make a big difference in somebody’s life and earn a profit with a successful (and honorable business). You may also want to consider becoming an English tutor and helping foreign people improve their grasp of a new language.

4. Business plan services

What if your business idea was helping people with their business ideas? For most entrepreneurs, tackling a business plan is enough to get them tied up in a thousand knots. After all, a business plan is important if you want to attract investors and bank financing. If you have the necessary writing and spreadsheet skills (as well as a good entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen), you could start a business plan service that helps clients present their ideas and strategy in an effective and coherent way that prepares them for the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Not only will you be helping other people’s businesses, but you’ll also get your own business up and running as well.

5. Vlogging and live-streaming

YouTube is becoming an increasingly viable way to make money. You can create your own account and talk about any topics that interest you. Of course, it helps if you are passionate about your chosen subjects. We also recommend checking out similar channels to get some good ideas for content and figure out what your audience responds to in their viewing habits. Alternatively, you may wish to try other video and streaming services like Twitch, a platform that has generated income for many content creators who want to engage with their audience. If you wish to play video games, review movies, or talk about makeup, vlogging and live-streaming could be a good earner if you grow your profile and reputation enough.

6. Selling personalized goods and gifts

People love buying personalized items. Websites like Moonpig and Shutterfly give users plenty of personalization options on things like mugs, canvases, frames, and all sorts of home decor gifts and accessories. However, consumers are looking to support small businesses and see independent retailers as the place to go for thoughtful and meaningful gifts during the holiday season. As such, personalized gifts are a good bet to make money. You’ll have to invest in a printing press and some other equipment or strike a deal with a company that will print the designs for you, both of which will cost money.

7. Online handmade cosmetics/face masks/jewelry

If you consider yourself a creative person who is good with crafts, you may want to consider trying your hand at making your cosmetics, face masks, or jewelry. There has been an increase in eco-conscious people looking for cosmetics and accessories made from natural ingredients and materials that do not harm the environment. Of course, you’ll have to source your materials and ingredients and hire some help to help you craft your goods if you are scaling up your business, but this could be a good side hustle that eventually turns into a full-time profession. Take a look at what other handmade crafters are doing and see if you can identify a niche in the market.

8. Buy and sell books/movies/CDs

Sure, streaming services may rule the entertainment industry at the moment, but there are still so many people who prefer physical media over digital consumption. As such, there is money to be made dealing in second-hand books, CDS, and movies. In addition, as more people trade their DVDs and albums for streaming services, you can provide a service and buy their pre-loved titles before selling them for a profit. Of course, you’ll have to perform specific quality control procedures before paying people for their pre-owned items, but most will just be happy to get rid of their old products and clear some space. Plus, you’ll be helping people discover new music, movies, literature, and art for cheaper than they would otherwise.

9. Handyman services

If you are good at fixing things and have enough experience sorting out problems around the house, you should seriously consider starting your own handyman business. Advertise to people in your local area and as far as you are willing to travel, design a stunning website, and let people know about your services. You’ll be doing wonders in your local community and helping people with jobs they cannot do themselves, even if you are just painting and redecorating a room in their home. People always need things fixed; an online handyman service with the right SEO and advertising campaign could get you a lot of clients quickly.

10. Graphic design/digital artist services

Many companies and individuals are always looking for a graphic design or digital art service. Whether they need a t-shirt concept, brand logo, poster, or something else entirely, you may want to offer your expertise and creativity to bring their vision to life. You can sign up to websites like Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, and Upwork to find clients looking for freelance artists, or you can create your own website and social media presence to find customers through those channels. If you’re a whizz on PhotoShop or Adobe Illustrator, this might be the job opportunity for you.

Create a Website for Your Online Service Needs

If you want to go professional, you’ll need a streamlined and easy-to-use ecommerce store or website to help entice clients. This is where Ecwid can help.

Ecwid is an ecommerce platform that makes selling online easier. Build your own store from scratch to instantly sync and sell across your own website, social media, marketplaces, and more. Grow your business with automated marketing tools. And manage it all from your Ecwid control panel.

We hope this article has given you some valuable ideas for the type of service you could offer online. Remember, you should play to your strengths and passions first and foremost. You’ll want to provide a service that is enjoyable and enriches your life as well as makes you money.

Good luck!

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About the author

Max has been working in the ecommerce industry for the last six years helping brands to establish and level-up content marketing and SEO. Despite that, he has experience with entrepreneurship. He is a fiction writer in his free time.

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