There are some businesses in some regions that are in high demand which do not require having extra hands except the initiator of the business.
Many people don’t start their businesses because they do not believe they have the capacity to pay someone to work for them.
Many people find it hard to work with others, and it is just the way they are wired.
Although it could be changed, there is a way around it. There are many businesses that you can do without having to employ anyone or pay anyone as staff.
#1 Freelance Work
Freelancers are usually very convenient working alone, and it doesn’t take much to become one. All you need to become a freelancer is a skill. It could be writing, photography, design, coding or any other skill.
Once you are very good with the skill, your business is already a success. All you need is to find people who are interested in your business and offer them the skill.
As a freelancer, you can control the time you work, and even work at another company while you run the business. If you start it as a part time business, you can grow it into an independent fully blown business.
Starting a podcast is as easy as recording yourself talking to your smartphone. All you need is your smartphone. And if you are passionate about anything at all, that could become the topic for your podcast.
There are people who are interested in the same thing, so you will have an audience. As long as you can conveniently engage a person in a normal conversation without being boring, you are good.
Although it takes a while before you can start making money from podcasts, when you eventually do, it will make a lot of sense.
Businesses can pay you to advertise for them, and your loyal listeners can also register for events and classes. And no matter how big your podcast gets, you don’t have to employ anyone.
#3 Personal trainer
If you are a fitness person, this is a chance to make money while doing something you enjoy. Healthcare is become of more concern to everyone, even businesses and corporations. Being a personal trainer allows you to schedule clients to convenient periods and get paid high amounts for it.
Personal Trainers get to live the dream life because they make enough money while doing what they love. The good thing about this is that you can do it all by yourself. No employees needed.
#4 Virtual assistant
Some people are blessed with being organized and hardworking. If this is you, you are the best fit for a virtual assistant. There are people in very important positions in big organizations who have a lot of work and need help getting things done. You can offer to assist them virtually by reminding them of their schedules, sending and replying mails, and doing other basic tasks.
The ease of being a virtual assistant is that you don’t have to be physically present to assist your clients. Also, you don’t need to employ anyone to be an effective virtual assistant.
If you are looking to have a business that makes you money on the side, you can try any of this. However, for big companies and organizations, you will need to employ people eventually.