‘Launching a business is not a child’s play’ we often hear this but in this techno friendly world there are several business that you can run just from your laptop. You don’t need to have the vast experience and huge investment to start. Your knowledge in that particular business is the key.

We should be thankful to internet which has opened several doors for us to be an entrepreneur and start earning for self without running from pillar to post for jobs.

Here are the list of 20 businesses that you can start today and run entirely from a laptop and an internet connection.

Internet Marketing

17 1. Search Engine Optimization

There are 634 million websites on internet and everyone wants to compete to rise to the top of search engines. If you know how to optimize websites, you can help website owners to save a lot of money on internet advertising. In fact in today’s date SEO is very popular and very important thing for every business houses and that can help you to earn a lot of money as a SEO expert.

2. Search Engine Marketer

Advertisement on internet is growing very fast in every country and every company has realized that digital marketing is more beneficial than traditional and every company is setting a big budget to do PPC (pay-per-click) and CPM (cost-per-thousand –impressions). This could be a good way to start earning a good sum of money.

3. Social Media Manager

Due to popularity of social media where there is large number of users spend a good number of hours each day, several companies are running campaign on social networking sites and trying hard to reach their niched customers and informing them about their existence, updates and other things.

4. Email Marketing Manager

Experts say that the money is in the list, but it takes a lot of work to maintain that list. Nowadays company is using mailchimp and other websites to maintain their data base and reach to their customers by bulk emailing.

5. Affiliate Marketer

With the growth of ecommerce affiliate marketer are earning a huge amount as commission from the different companies. Study says-ClickBank has paid out almost $1.9 billion to affiliate marketers. Blogging is one of the ways that help an Affiliate marketer to earn a lot.


23 6. Web Developer

USA is a country which is considered as the most advanced country in this world but sba.gov, says that only in US there are 29.6 million small businesses and Ad-ology found that there are nearly 46% of small businesses who don’t have a website.Needless to say about the other countries’ small business units who do not have their web presence.It could be a good idea to be a web developer and develop website and webpages for small business houses.

7. Mobile App Developer

Mobile is an industry which is growing very fast and mostly every game, ecommerce, bank etc are coming with their apps and increasing their availability so being a mobile apps developer one can earn his or her fortune.

8. Blog Maintenance Provider

Blogging is very popular nowadays and a recent study revealed that there are 42,000,000 blogs available on internet. There are several serious bloggers who are looking for someone whom they can hire as professional to look after their blog.

Graphic Design

31 9. Logo Designer

Logo is something which is required by every company for their brand visibility and a recent study revealed that there are nearly 29.6 million small businesses in the US alone, that’s 29.6 million potential logo customers. However, many of them have logo still there is a large number of company that require logo designers.

10. Web Designer

With the growing need of digital marketing there is a huge demand for web designer in the market and according to Pingdom, there are 634 million websites on the internet and the demanding is growing every day.

11. Book Cover Designer

Amazon was the first company that started the concept of selling e-book and presently now, there are over 32 million books on Amazon and every one of them has a book cover. According to UNESCO, over 1 million books are published per year. This doesn’t include eBooks and as you know every book requires a good looking cover page. It is always a good idea to start your business as a cover designer.

12. Mobile App Designer

Much like mobile app developers, there’s plenty of need for mobile app designers. Companies usually contract out to both developers and designers separately to create the app.

13. Web Theme Designer

WordPress.com is very popular platform for building websites and presently there are over 53 million WordPress sites and about half of them are self-hosted. It means there is an opportunity of 26 million sites that need themes.

14. Videographer

Zappos report says that there is 6% to 30% increase in sales for products with video and every company or Website owners realize that video converts higher than any other form of content, so they’re starting to make good quality informative videos.

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41 15. Author

Writing is an art and people have a great fascination for writing and there are several new authors coming in the market with their e-book, Kindle version books, etc. According to Authors Guild, a successful fiction book sells 5,000 copies and a successful nonfiction book sells 7,500 copies.

16. Editor

Author finishes their creative work and after that they need a professional editor to look carefully over your work and without an editor it is highly difficult to market your book in the market. So each author needs a good editor for their books. So, one can even start as a freelancer editor.

17. Copywriter

Every blog needs content and there is a huge requirement for copy writer and study says there are 152,000,000 blogs on internet and if you’re a good writer then you can approach them or make an account on those websites that offer you job as freelance writer.

18. Transcription

According to Worldwide Freelance, there is an estimation of around 50% of all non-fiction books are ghostwritten. It is very likely to be possible that these books start as audio recordings and the ghostwriter transcribes and spruces up the content. This is just one way to make money as a transcriber.

19. Translation

English is a very popular language worldwide and mostly every famous writer’s books are coming in different language. Study says there are roughly 6,500 other languages in the world. Books, websites, manuals, etc. all need to be translated to other languages. As a freelance translator one can earn a lot.

20. Blogger

Blogging has now become a good source of earning these days for full time bloggers. Bloggers earn a lot and they work hard to promote there blog as traffic starts to come they earn from advertisement. To attract advertisers, you typically need a couple thousand unique visitors per day.

Learn this new thing and earn from the convenience of your home at your suitable time. I hope you must be feeling happy to know that your laptop and the knowledge of digital world can fetch a fortune for you.

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