In this idea, you’d learn software like When I Work and then tailor a package to offer to small businesses in your local area where you’d offer to set up their scheduling for them.
You could offer this on a once-off basis for the set-up (excluding the cost fo the software) or you could offer a retainer where you onboard new staff and help to optimise the scheduling on a monthly-fee basis.
In this model, you take your regular freelance work and instead of going directly to market to locals, referrals or freelancing platforms, you get in contact with complimentary businesses and offer for them to offer your services in a white-label way.
The meaning of white-label in this context is that your business brand is hidden from the client and your work is seen as coming from the complimentary business as one of their employees. The main benefit for the complimentary business is the additional servies they can offer and the main benefit for you is being able to get work from one or several reliable sources.
This concept is to create a website that shows user profiles of people who are able to offer online or on-site software training for businesses. This may be a service that is offered to new staff in a company or if a company switched software and wants their whole staff to be trained properly. Companies would be able to look through staff profiles and click a button to schedule time for an initial phone call and then to schedule a time for the training. Using online booking software with multi-users, you could handle the staff booking & the online payments and could even offer online tips for staff. You could set up a video sharing service like Appear In (with individual rooms per staff member) for the training calls.
The revenue share could be a % of the income from each trainer.
There could also be an option to sell training packages and online courses that compliment the training until additional staff members come on (without having online training that competes against the service option).
Most tech services offer the service of coming to your house and installing computers and fixing broken computers.
In this service, you’d offer to local businesses to come and set up their:
- POS systems
- Staff rostering software
- Ecommerce website
- Event pages
- Project Management software
- Online bookings page
Advertising could be in via the local paper or through targeted Google Ads in the local area.
For this business idea you’ll be taking a older way of doing business and bring into the new age.
In this business what you be doing is making it easier for people who are currently sending out physical documents to have them signed and returned to them.
The new process for them would be that they would have their clients fill in a form online, sign the document online and then have those documents sent back to their office.
Tools that you’ll need (if not custom-coding):
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An example of a site using a similar process is Farewill.
Tweaks – you could alter this process to automate the processing and signing of different types of documents including:
- NDA (non-disclosure agreement) builder
- lease agreement
- mortgage documents
- financial planning documents
- permission notes
- direct debit docs for gyms etc
Idea: A service business for starting a WP site
How It Works
The service is for people wanting to start their own WordPress site but not having the technical ability to buy a domain, connect it to a hosted website and install a theme. We would offer the ability to order a website (based on a selection of themes), order the domain name and have the customer be sent:
- the WordPress login details
- their domain name details (registered in their name)
- a link to a video on how to perform the common tasks in WordPress (create blog post, change photos, add text etc)
- option to have paid ongoing support
How I’d Start This Business
- Purchase the domain name
- Purchase hosting (enough for yourself and others)
- Install WordPress and a beautiful theme
- Use Podio or Typeform to set up the customer form for ordering the service
- Set up Plasso or Typeform for the payment side (both use Stripe)
- $10 for domain name
- $25pm for hosting
- $70 for theme
- Optional Typeform subscription of $29 per month