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7 Business Ideas That Don't Require Employees

by on Dec 5, 2020
7 Business Ideas That Don't Require Employees

Solopreneurs are everywhere and nowadays this is becoming a common business strategy. As the latest technological inventions such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) are taking most of the human-related jobs, going solo in the business easier than ever before. So the need for no employee business ideas is increasing and its good for every person who is looking to establish his own company and make a living without paying salaries and managing employees.

Here we are sharing with you a list of top 7 business ideas that requires no employees at all and even if you have to outsource your work, you will have the options to do it occasionally without hiring employees with a monthly payroll.

1. Photography Business

1. Photography Business

The number one business idea for a solopreneur that doesn't require employees is the photography business. Yes, it does look like a huge business idea as it requires some solid investment for buying a camera, lenses, lights, and other photography equipment. But the business could be started with your smartphone. Yes, today's smartphones such as iPhone's latest models and Samsung Note's latest models could capture 4K and above images with the right quality of pixels that are required for printing a high-resolution photo. However, by photography, we are not saying that you have to take pictures for print media only, you can do it for online publications and even sell your photos online by your own self. There's no need of having a list of contacts and then asking publications to check your shootings. You can simply signup with an online stock photo selling website and start selling your photos online. You can charge per photo or per photo album.

If you are good at taking awesome photos and have some budget for marketing your own brand, you can create an eCommerce website using WordPress and WooCommerce, this will require not more than $50 and the setup is easy. All you have to do is just install WordPress, activate WooCommerce, and upload your products (photo thumbnails) and start selling your photos online on your own website. You can market your website on Facebook and Google Ads.

2. Podcast Business

2. Podcast Business

Have you ever listened that you can make money by speaking online or recording your voice for your followers? well, this is like building your own radio channel with your own voice-only show that goes on air on your own selected time and your followers will be able to listen to you whenever they want or when you are live. As podcasting is a common thing now, people doing podcasts are already making thousands of dollars and all they have to do is just say something about their sponsors or just speak an advertisement during the podcast. But, doing this requires a solid base of followers (at least in thousands) and there's no need for employees for this. You have to market your podcast in a creative way and make sure that you are picking the right niche and topics that you are going to cover in your podcasts. You should talk about your self-experiences and expertise, make people learn, laugh, and get creative with your content. You can get your podcasts into iTunes and other major podcasting networks for free with various podcasting platforms.

You can make money with podcasting by taking paid sponsorships, advertisements, and appearances in relative shows (TV or Radio shows as well). People who are interested in talking alone and speaking to the world could make a living out of podcasting.

3. Online Fitness Trainer

3. Online Fitness Trainer

As everybody on a mission to get fit (in dreams), they are looking for an easier way that is totally personal as most of the people who are fat and poor by their health are also shy of going to the gym and lifting those weights that they can't even drag. They are totally insecure and don't want to get themselves on memes. So, the best way for them is to get online training and do the fitness workouts at their own time frames. You should think about such an audience and start making an online fitness training (a course or a mobile app) and let your clients play your workout videos and follow your methods of getting a flat belly, six-packs, fit booty, grown chest, thick muscles, and a right body posture.

The only fallback of this business idea that don't require employees is you have to be an experienced fitness trainer. Without experience or the right knowledge, you can't make good fitness courses or fitness mobile apps and this will not be the right way of making money online with fitness-related topics.

4. Blogging Business

4. Blogging Business

People who are familiar with news websites, online magazines, and social networking platforms like Reddit and Medium can understand this business very well and for others, we have the right answer. Blogging is all about creating your own website and writing on a selected topic in a storytelling way or a way that is eye-catching for the readers. For example, Mashable, TechCrunch, and Hongkiat are the best blogs that are delivering news, informative, and how-to related content with daily new updates and hundreds of useful articles that add to your informative-mind. You can start your own blog or a blogging network for free. Yes, by visiting Google Blogger or WordPress, you can start your blogging career for free and if you are serious about it, you can start a self-hosted WordPress blog and start the work today. It doesn't require much investment.

If you need more guides and information, you can check our blogging category and learn all about blogging. With a blog, you can make money by selling ad-spaces, ebooks, digital products and also using Adsense, Affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, and more. The options are unlimited, you can imagine and there's a way to use that monetization format in blogging.

5. Freelancing As Business

5. Freelancing As Business

Freelancing is not a good business when you are doing it as the freelancing platforms want you to do. If you are in love with websites such as Fiverr, Guru, and UpWork, you are already into the trap of paying commissions for receiving low-paying clients. Yes, those gigs you are selling on Fiverr for $5 could be easily sold manually for more than $30 or even $50 and those without giving any commissions. That's the way of making your freelance career your online business and do it with no employees at all. As there are many success stories and interviews on YouTube that claim about managing 10 to 100 employees for their freelance-tasks and they seem very happy with earning a bit of what they could actually earn without employees and without sleeping at day and being awake at night. Yes, you can skip this trap just by learning a skill, mastering it, and then doing some free work for 2/3 clients or doing paid work for 2/3 clients on Fiverr or any other freelancing platform. Don't forget that you are doing these 2/3 projects for making a portfolio that you may call your experience letter for taking big freelance projects.

Now create your social profiles and if you can, build your personal website, put your portfolio there and start bidding on projects that you can find in Facebook groups, LinkedIn jobs and also, you can market your expertise using Google Ads and Facebook Ads. This is the real way to sell your skills and gigs, not in $5 but $50 to $50K price tags.

6. Life Coaching Business

6. Life Coaching Business

As life is precious even before the health and being rich, this is what people could pay anything for and when people are going through the hard times in their lifetime, they want someone not from their friends or family circle to counsel them and show them the right path. This could be about their personal and professional issues, this could be their family and religious issues, and much more than this. If you can handle such people who are not able to think and grow, you can help them and charge for your services. You can charge on a per-hour basis and also per sitting. As nowadays most of the life coaches are doing their counseling work online (over WhatsApp or custom apps) you should offer such services and charge bi-weekly (mostly upfront payments).

The best thing is, you can become famous and be a celebrity (if you are not shy and love to share experiences and stories on videos sharing platforms) and earn from $50/hour to whatever you think is the right amount for your time. Just make sure you can provide value to your client's life and don't just think about the payment, first think about resolving the issues your client may have with his life.

7. Online Teaching Business

7. Online Teaching Business

Today, the booming industry is the online teaching industry. This is going to be the next big industry and will surely make you a fortune. As people are turning to the internet for education and companies are launching different platforms for allowing people to make use of the internet for studying online. You can utilize this moment and become an online teacher by creating your courses, or simply giving online classes to your students. If you are a teacher, it's the first thing you should try and if you are not a teacher but a skilled person (whatever the skill is), you can make hundreds of dollars every month. Just go to YouTube and create your own channel, upload some short videos about what you can teach and why students should learn that particular skill from you. After that, you can share those videos with your social media friends and also boost them on YouTube and Facebook Ads, this will help you gain some leads. You can then use Zoom App for teaching online or simply Google Meet, WhatsApp group video calls, Microsoft Teams, or any other online meeting or online conferencing software that you are familiar with.

You can charge per hour, per course, and also per month basis. You can set your own hours and even create courses that you can sell on your own website or teaching platforms such as Udemy. This is the best ever way for a teacher or a skilled person who is looking forward to making money online without hiring employees.

So, these are the best and top 7 business ideas that don't require employees and can be run by a single person.

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