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Small Business Ideas for Non-Creatives

A great list of small business ideas for those who aren't very crafty or creativeWe hear a lot about creative home businesses. There are some amazing women out there creating beautiful handmade items to sell on Etsy and unique upcycled products they’re shipping all over the world. I don’t know about you, but my crafting scale stops at 0. My DIY projects are definitely not suitable for Pinterest or anywhere else for that matter.

Today we’re looking at some great small business ideas for non-creatives. If you’re more comfortable with the analytical side of things, this list is for you.

Virtual assistant

In this role, you’re helping other small business owners succeed. You might be doing marketing work, setting appointments or uploading blog posts and weekly newsletters. More advanced or specialized virtual assistants, online business managersCan also oversee projects and teams and have a dedicated role as a problem solver and bring new ideas to the table.

Freelance writer

There are some though Freelance writing jobs There is a lot of technical writing to go through, which requires a lot of creative thinking. In this role, you will need great research skills and good grammar. You should be able to take a look at what is already available on the web and find any “holes” that you can fill with your writing in order to provide the best possible resource for your clients’ audience. Some writers even specialize in sales copy, using their love of statistics and analytics to optimize content for conversions through split-testing and enticing calls-to-action.

Selling other people’s things

So what if you can’t make it. You can always make a good living selling other people’s things. There is a lot of money to be made reselling used products Ebay or Amazon FBA. There is also a sector specialist Dropshipping Which involves buying items wholesale and reselling them for a profit.

This is a straightforward small business idea. A clean house is a happy house. But, few people enjoy – or have the time for – house cleaning. This gig pays well, typically $20 to $40 an hour depending on location And with the availability of Craigslist and Facebook buy-sell groups, your marketing costs are exceptionally low these days.

If you have a background in accounting, picking up some bookkeeping clients from home might not be too difficult. You can advertise your services to local small businesses or look for hiring companies Accounting work at home.

Direct Sales Consultant

Social selling is one of the easiest business models for new work-at-homers to start. Replicated business models and training make success inevitable for those who are motivated and ready to work hard. And, the investment involved is usually under $200. Stella and Dot And Avon We recommend two although you will find a complete directory Best Direct Selling Company.

Heredity professionals

Maybe you’re a nerdy girl like me with a love of history and genealogy. You can pay to help others find their family lineage and heritage. There are free and paid learning opportunities in this field and you can also take exams to get a certificate. You can find out more National Genealogical Society.


If you have education in a particular field of study, you can Offer your services as a tutor. With today’s technology, many tutors connect with their students online through services like Skype. You can also work at the local level to teach students in their homes. Even if you don’t have a teaching certificate, you may be able to get a job as an English as a second language teacher.


Many companies and entrepreneurs are hiring remote workers to transcribe audio files, podcasts and webinars into text. Your salary is based on production so the better your typing and grammar skills the more money you will earn. Here’s something Companies that hire newcomers. If you want to get involved in the more specialized and higher paying field of medical transcription, you need to get certified. Career stages Accredited and offers tuition assistance and payment plans.

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Pet pampering is huge right now. If you’re not able to sew those cute pet clothes or take memorable pet photographs, you can still make money in this industry as a pet sitter or dog walker. And we’re not talking about working for peanuts here. Many dog ​​walkers charge $20 per walk. If you can handle two or three dogs at a time, that’s pretty good pocket change. If you live in a larger city and don’t want to go out on your own, look for a service the rover to open

Have you found success working from home despite your lack of artistic skills? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments.

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