Want to become self employed? Many women all over the UK, even the world are looking for ways to become self-employed and become their own CEO of their own company or online business. In this article, we have written down a couple of tips and tricks on how you can find self-employed jobs online and work from home comfortably and secure a reliable income each month.
There are thousands of self-employed successful women out there and after reading this article you might even be one of them. We can promise you this; by reading our article you will be able to find self-employed jobs and might even be inspired or motivated to start your first business.
Becoming self-employed doesn’t have to be so complicated if you only know where to get started. On Entrepreneur Women Daily we have articles where we share work from home ideas and online work from home advice to boost your new career path.
We love to see you succeed in your new businesses and hope that this also will be a helpful article that you can use for inspiration.
HOW TO BECOME SELF EMPLOYED
One of the main things to think about when starting a business and becoming self-employed is that you will be in charge of EVERYTHING. This will however depend on what type of business you are planning to start. Whether you are planning on starting an online business selling services or products to real customers from the comfort of your own living room or just starting a blog where you for example are advertising or promoting products for a third party, which we often refer to as an affiliate business or dropshipping store.
There are many self employed jobs for you to grab at the moment if you know where to look. Thankfully, we at EWD have compiled a list of some platforms you can start with if you are serious about running your own empire.
SHOPIFY – Start a Dropshipping Business
Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you have probably heard about Dropshipping. Dropshipping is something we have mentioned a couple of times before and it is one of the fastest and proven ways of becoming an entrepreneur.
What is dropshipping?
First of all, let’s have a look at what dropshipping is, in case you just heard about it now and wonder why it’s so popular.
Dropshipping is a very clever way of running an online store without actually holding any stock or physical products. A dropshipping business opens doors for small businesses or entrepreneurs that want to start something new and exciting – their own online store selling sourced products, where the only thing they have to worry about is the shipping and customers feedback. There are hundreds of websites and platforms that specialize in Dropshipping right now, which gives you the opportunity to integrate with other e-commerce platforms such as Shopify, Squarespace, and Amazon/Bay to name a few.
Sign up to Shopify
The most recommended platform to start with as a newbie is Shopify. Shopify has all the functions and apps you need to create an online store in minutes. You can even buy your own domain for the Shopify store to make it look even more professional.
Did you know that for example, Wayfair started as a dropshipping store? It is just incredible how many well-known brands that are actually dropshipping and now you have the opportunity to do the same.
HIGH SUCCESS RATE
So, it’s actually possible for you to earn money selling products online without a warehouse. This is one of the most successful ways to become self employed and the success rate for this type of business is very high.
There are so many entrepreneur women that have started their own dropshipping stores selling everything from makeup to fashion. The opportunities are endless and if you put time and effort into learning how to make it in Dropshipping, you will not only have a passive income stream but you will also be able to expand your business and start multiple dropshipping businesses.
If you are tempted to give Shopify and Dropshipping a go, I recommend using platforms like Bdroppy, Oberlo, Doba, Alidropship to name a few.
You can see a good article on this topic here, which gives you an explanation of which dropshipping platforms work best for dropshipping to UK customers.
Sell services on Upwork or Fiverr
If you want to become your own entrepreneur woman but arent so keen on selling physical products, there are other ways you can start selling online. By signing up to either Upwork or Fiverr you can sell your own services – services that you specialize in. Let’s say you run a tech blog and have a lot of readers but want to earn money on your content.
Then you can create an account on for example Upwork and start selling services as a content writer specializing in high tech and technical content in general. This is very popular for businesses that are already selling high-tech products but don’t like writing about it. Here you have the opportunity of showing them your blog content and negotiating a price per word for your writing services. You can read more about how to get started on Upwork here
Why should you sell services on Upwork?
I started with Upwork myself in 2015 and have been selling translation, SEO, and content writing services to hundreds of businesses and Upwork has opened up so many opportunities for me. I have been able to work with several businesses (300+), specializing in content marketing to help my clients and their online businesses enter the Norwegian marked. It’s a big market for Norwegian localizing and many business owners are always looking for ways to start selling their products to Norwegian customers.
It is a fantastic platform and has literally changed my life and made it possible for me to run my own business and travel around the world – working from my computer. If you want to become self employed you will love Upwork!
The best part? You can decide your own hours, your price per word/hour, and apply to thousands of jobs right now. So, if you are looking for something new right now because of the pandemic, I recommend Upwork to everyone!
You can read about my Upwork journey here
I hope you liked our tips and that they motivated you to start your own business!
Best of luck from us in Entrepreneur Women Daily