If you feel this way, you should consider starting an online career.

It’s a lot easier than you might think — thanks to the internet, it’s actually quite simple, requiring much less startup capital than you might imagine.

With a combination of drive, determination, and skill, your online career can start almost immediately.

Here are 10 that you could literally start today.

1. Virtual assistant

With so many companies operating these days without a physical office location, it has opened up multiple remote opportunities for virtual assistants to handle a wide range of tasks. These include customer service duties, answering phones, setting appointments and screening emails.

Heck, some Pinterest Virtual assistants I know are commanding $50 an hour for their services to bloggers and creative entrepreneurs.

I pay mine almost $400 a month just to manage my Pinterest account which saves me a lot of time and effort.

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Earn $25-$50 An Hour Being a Pinterest Virtual Assistant

You can start small with a single client and then once you identify your specialty or an area you want to focus on — social media customer service, for example — you can then begin to take on more clients, thus increasing your earning potential.

become a pinterest va today

2. Business coach

If you’ve been in a particular field for a long time, leverage your knowledge and become a coach, teaching students from all over the world. Here’s the thing about the internet, it allows you to reach anyone that is interested, regardless of their geographical location.

All you need is a website to get started. An excellent course production platform I recommend is Teachable. There’s also Udemy.

With either of these platforms, you can create and upload a beautiful course to sell. These two are the most popular and user friendly for online entrepreneurs.

If you’re not comfortable with the technical aspects you can always outsource it to someone on Fiverr or Upwork.

3. Freelance content creator

Virtually every business is doing some form of content marketing these days — it’s been the buzzword for the past several years, but for good reason — it works. With everyone trying to capture attention, demand for excellent writers is at an all-time high.

Gina Horkey’s Freelance writing course has been super successful in turning wannabe writers into paid career authors.

30 Days to FREELANCE Writing Success 

Anyone can publish content, but very few businesses are creating compelling content that commands attention and converts their audience into revenue. If you are a skilled writer there is plenty of lucrative opportunities waiting for you.

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4. eBay store owner

Gary Vaynerchuk is a huge fan of garage sales, saying, “The garage sale eBay conversion has some of the biggest margins in the world.” The concept is very simple: buy low and sell high. – Resource Entrepreneur

This is also a great option if you’re looking to raise some quick money for your new business. Hit the garage sales on the weekends and bid in the evenings. Retail arbitrage!

5. T-shirt e-commerce store

With several print on demand solutions available, it makes starting a t-shirt company much more affordable than it was years ago. In the past, you would have to order large quantities of shirts, in multiple colors and sizes, forcing you to guess what was going to sell.

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Shopify helped turn tee shirts into 100K businesses practically overnight with their global outreach. They partner with Oberlo and Amazon and make online e-commerce selling as simple as possible even for beginners.

shopify logo

6. Online Consultant

Consulting can prove to be a very lucrative business, granted the person offering their service knows what he or she is talking about.

What are you an expert or authority at? Focus your website on delivering services and provide and deliver those services in a way that you stand out and separate yourself from others.


  • Blog consultant
  • Social media consultant
  • Tax consultant
  • Design consultant
  • SEO consultant
  • Financial consultant
  • Life coach
  • Relationship consultant
  • Even a Pinterest Consultant! (Successful bloggers pay $$$ for help with Pinterest!)

Focus on developing your brand to the point where companies recognize and want to hire you but if you start out with a just couple of clients on the side it can make an awesome side hustle and have a snowball effect from there.

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7. Affiliate marketer

You know affiliate marketing is my favorite way to make money online. I’ve said it once I’ll say it again. It’s a 6.8 billion dollar industry. And digital advertising is only growing more!

Successful affiliate marketers earn between $1,000-$100,000+(not a typo) per month.

There is a HUGE range of affiliate offers to promote, each paying you for every lead or sale you are responsible for generating. You can promote these offers to an email list that you build, via a blog that you operate and across social media.

You can do affiliate marketing without a blog or website but to be really successful I highly recommend you have one.

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8. Social-media influencer

Yes, this is a real career. You must have a huge following on social media and if you do, you could be earning money promoting products. A lot of money, in fact.

Some social media influencers with high engagement are earning thousands of dollars per post, but for good reason: it works. Brands wouldn’t be shelling out that kind of money if they weren’t seeing a return. – Resource Entrepreneur

The Rise of the Micro Influencer & How to Become One

9. Vlogger

YouTube creators who crush it can make millions of dollars a year in advertising revenue. Now, these are few and far between, but there is also a healthy population of creators that are making a comfortable living vlogging by reviewing or promoting products.

It helps your edge to have an interesting concept or story — people subscribe to channels that they can relate to. Just like a company needs a unique selling point to push a product, you need a have a unique angle if you want to gain traction and attract a vlog following.

10. Graphic designer/web developer

If you are a graphic designer or know how to write code, then there is a massive audience just waiting to hire you. As a freelancer, you control your hours and you get to pick and choose who you work for. You set your price, pick your projects and end up doing what you love while earning a comfortable living.

Check out this list of companies that hire remote workers.