13 Online Business Ideas For Beginners

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Now more than ever, more people are looking for online business ideas for beginners. With everything that’s going on in the world, a lot of families are out of work.

According to small business trends, 69% of most small business owners started their business from their home.

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Are you on the grind of looking for online business ideas from home that you can do with little to no money? Do you have a skill that you think could potentially bring you in some extra income?

Have you been wondering what are some creative small business ideas? If you have been wondering about answers to the above questions, then you are in the right place.

I know the feeling of wanting to find a way to make as much money as you possibly could without being burdened down with no energy left.  I think I have tried my hands in just about a little of this and a little of that.

13 Online Business Ideas For Beginners


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Here are some things to think about when looking for small business ideas: What are you naturally good at? How can you make a difference in someone else’s life with your gifts and talents?

What kind of time do you have to designate toward getting your business started? Once you can answer those questions, you are well on your way to making it happen.

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you some of the best small profitable business ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Sometimes, all you need is that one idea that could lead you to your best financial stability of a year than you could ever imagine.

I have been helping moms for over ten years start their online business and make extra money with side hustles and I will admit it gives me such joy. Grab your favorite journal and pen and take some great notes.


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Content Creator

If you love a particular subject and you have a digital product like ebooks, workbooks, planners, or etc., you can open up a blog and write valuable content for your readers or become a ghostwriter for others.

You can offer your knowledge and expertise in the form of digital products. Ebooks and printables are a hot commodity right now. It doesn’t cost anything to start packaging your information and selling it for a fee.

A great site to help you with creating your ebooks and planners is Canva Pro. I highly recommend them and I have been using them for the past few years and the platform is really easy to use.


Make-up Artist

If you love makeup and you find yourself always playing with makeup. Why not start offering your services. People are always looking for an MUA for their wedding, birthday, anniversaries, or any occasion to do their makeup.

You can even teach others in online classes or in-person. Some ideas can teach others how to wear lashes properly and how to wear make-up right.

You will be amazed at how much people don’t understand the process. How to properly clean your makeup utensils and how to properly apply makeup can all be taught in your classes.



Now, this is similar to being a content creator, except with this one, you are teaching a person how to do something via over the phone, web, or in the form of a VIP Day.

You will meet with your client for maybe one or two hours for a fee. Now, be aware that you will charge more for this type of service.

This makes sense because you are on the phone or zoom for hours. Think about what your hourly rates are because as they always say: Time is money.

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Online Tutor

You can tutor students or whoever over the web usually via Zoom. Some companies that you can offer your online service to is Upwork, Fiverr, or you can become a Tutor for VIP Kids. This usually doesn’t have an overhead cost.

You can even work for companies like Pearson, Nurturing Wisdom, or PrepNow Tutoring


Yoga Studio

If you are great at yoga, then you can rent a space to host Yoga classes. This works like a fitness class.

Teaching what you love will always bring more joy to you and more income in your wallet. Go visiting within your community and see if there are some office spaces vacant.

You can rent those spaces for 2-3 hours or for however long you need. This will make a great small business idea that you can start with little to no money.

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Creative Small Business Ideas

Clothing Boutique:

This one can be great if you start off with an online boutique to get your foot wet. This will require a little upfront cost for you.

You can start with an Etsy or eBay shop to start out. If you are ready to get your own website, you can start with Shopify.

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Website Designer

So, you love designing websites and you do it for a hobby. Why not turn your love for designing into a small profitable business. Web designers are making a lot of money because some people just rather pass on the tech stuff.

You can list your services on sites like Fiverr, Upwork, Facebook, and your website.  Put your rates upon your site and start to promote it all over the web.


Agricultural Business

Now, yall know I’m an Aggie Gal and both of my degrees are in Agriculture. This field is full of opportunities. You can start your own Green House and sell flowers; Start your own vegetable and fruit garden and sell your fresh produce.

If you are looking to work from home as a Remote Customer Service Rep, you will need a quiet location that is noise-free so your calls will not be interrupted.

I have been working from home off and on since 2009 and I can recommend some office equipment that has worked for me.

Please hear me when I say you will definitely need a comfortable chair because I can’t tell you how much your back will hurt when you are sitting for hours in an uncomfortable chair.


Pet Business

If you love animals and you enjoy spending time with them. You can start your own Pet business with grooming, pet vacations (keep animals while owners are out of town) and pet sitting.

People are always looking for people to housesit for their pets while they are out of time. Start asking your neighbors or put ads on Craigslist or Facebook.


Food Truck

I don’t know if you heard about Pop Up shops, but you can have a food truck and sell your amazing dishes. Food trucks do really well, especially around the summer months. People are always looking for some great barbeque and great sandwiches.


Event Planner

Do you have an eye for beautiful parties and hosting events? This will be a great small business idea for you.

When you can put together an amazing party, you should be rewarded for all your hard work. The wedding industry is really booming right now especially during the spring and summertime.



If you love sharing your knowledge and tips in front of the camera, you will love being a Youtuber. Now, you won’t start off making money right away. But if you build up your audience, the pay off can be really great.

Ways you can get paid as a YouTuber is through Google Adsense (you have to have 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch time to be approved as a Youtube partner), selling your own products and services, and sponsorship.

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Conclusion: I hope that this list of creative small business ideas will help you to figure out which one will work best for you. If this post has been helpful to you, make sure you share this with your family and friends on social media.

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LaTersa Blakely is the founder of The Mommy Maven's Blog and The I Am Enough Movement. She enjoys teaching moms how to start and grow their business while creating harmony within their homes. She's also a featured blogger in the Real Simple Magazine and best selling author of MOMPRONEUR.

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