13. Invest Your Time in Graphic Design.
Ever saw a beautiful sales page or a website design that really jumps out at you? That’s all due to a graphic designer.
Graphic designers are basically visual communicators. They design web pages, sales pages, logos, and really anything else that needs to look sharp.
To be a great graphic designer, you don’t need to be great at drawing, you don’t need a college degree, and you don’t need to buy a fancy expensive computer. But you do need to be a visual thinker, you do need to specialize in something, and you definitely need a portfolio.
Got an eye for aesthetics? Did you go to art school, or have you always spent your free time designing posters in Photoshop or Illustrator?
If so, and if you’re interested in finding the gig on this list of online small business ideas that’s right for you, then freelance designing might be a good choice. Take on clients at your own speed, build up a good reputation online and by word of mouth, and work on projects that you find interesting—freelancing has plenty of perks.