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Business owners were once seen as rich, studied, and well-connected professionals who wore suits, carried briefcases, and worked at the top floor of fancy office buildings. But all the frills that were once associated with bosses are no longer prerequisites to running a successful business. Anyone can be a business owner—including you.

You can create a website, run an online service, and recruit talent—all without leaving home. If you are ready to be your own boss, here are some ideas for remote businesses.

Financial Services

Large corporations, start-ups, and private individuals all need money management. If you have accounting or booking keeping skills, financial services are a lucrative field. You can track finances, pay bills, monitor payrolls, implement budgets, and even file taxes for companies.

Website Development and Design

Every business needs a website. If you have a background in web development or an eye for design, this is the business for you.

Website development and design businesses host domains, build custom websites, develop pages, set up online shops, and configure networks and servers.

Social Media Consultancy

Many people struggle to successfully navigate the world of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, and other social platforms. If you have experience managing social media accounts, you will be in high demand. 

Social media consultancy can range from giving simple science-backed recommendations or fully managing social media accounts.

Writing and Editorial Services

Thousands of requests are made each week for content about every topic under the sun. If you love writing and language, running a business that offers writing (creative, technical, ghostwriting, etc.), editing, proofreading, and content management services could be the perfect fit.

SEO and Digital Marketing

Search engine optimization (SEO) and digital marketing are two in-demand niches since companies regularly outsource these tasks to specialized service providers. SEO and digital marketing services can include website optimization, online marketing, digital sales, and more.

It is a mix of sales know-how and technical skills. If that sounds like you, you’re looking at a potentially highly profitable remote business.


Online tutoring is becoming more and more common. With a pool of tutors, you can run a business that provides one-on-one tutoring to students worldwide. You can offer language, academic, or other specialized skills tutoring students around the world. 

Graphic Design Services

If you are a graphic designer, you can serve a wide range of businesses. You can create marketing materials, craft logos, design products, and so much more. With such a wide range of options, you can find the perfect business for your skills.

Content Creation

YouTube stars, Tiktok personalities, and Instagram influencers are cashing in thousands per piece of content—and you can do it too. With an eye for trends, an entertaining personality, and good editing skills, you can be the next online star. If you don’t like being on camera, you can work behind the scenes for celebrities or brands.

Content creation can span across different platforms and formats: videos, photos, captions, posts, and more.

Which Remote Business Is Right for You?

Starting a remote business is easy. But growing it is another story entirely. To ensure the success of your business, you must be knowledgeable and passionate about what you do. It is also essential to have a team that is just as invested as you are. Guru can help you with the second part, connecting you with freelancers worldwide to create the best remote team for your business.

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