Instant Startup Ideas

December 2, 2021

3 Small Business Ideas You Can Start This Week!

We’ve compiled the best small business ideas for 2022.  Any of these ideas could be the difference in you spending your weekends bored on the couch, versus building an additional stream of revenue.

1. Build an Online Course

The e-learning market size surpassed $250 billion in 2020. It is expected to continue to grow at a  Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 21% between 2021-2027.

Yet, how might you begin a business in the e-learning industry?

Let me tell you how I did it.

I spent part of the year in 2021 learning how to mine cryptocurrency.  I found the passive income to be so fascinating, and not to mention it was so much better than my rental property income, that I wanted to share the information with everyone I could.  The more people I told, the more questions I was getting on a daily basis.  I decided to take the knowledge I’d gained and build a tell all course that would guide a true beginner with no experience to actually earning passive income in less than 2 weeks.  This course became a best seller in the first week it was online.  That is how my Online Course Business got its start.


The more I dove into the online learning business I realized that the educational opportunities we have in the United States are unlike any where else in the world.  I personally believe that the future of education is going to be students teaching students.  I think the rest of the world population is thirsty for knowledge and due to a lack of infrastructure, online learning is by far the most promising.  So take any skill today that you think someone could benefit from, organize it, and start researching how to film it (even with your iPhone).  From there, you just need an editor to polish it up, and get it ready for the big time!  This is one of the most promising passive income ideas that you can start benefiting from ASAP!

2. Freelancing your way to Freedom

Businesses today are struggling to hire quality help more than ever.  This is another reason why the freelancing market has exploded in recent years.  Employers are learning more and more each day that they no longer need to employ another person full time to get high quality work.  They can hire a freelancer, and when the job is complete, the company is no longer on the hook for paying the freelancer.

I’ve been a business owner for the better part of 16 years, and this was the #1 thing that changed the entire direction of my business.  The first time I hired a freelancer to build a script in photoshop for me, I realized that this type of work would one day change the world.  Here is what happened from my perspective:

  1. I hired them to build a complicated photoshop script that could generate custom products from minimal things
  2. They bid on the job for a fixed price
  3. We agreed on a price and timeline
  4. When the timeline was up, they delivered the finished product and it was perfect
  5. I gave them a 5 star review, they thanked me for the work and we parted ways.
  6. Now they’re apart of my “bench” because if I need them, I know right where to find them
  7. The difference is, I don’t have to offer insurance to them, pay additional payroll taxes on their wages, worry about if they’re going to show on time, etc.

As you can see, this works for everyone, the freelancer can work whenever they want with no one really being in charge of them, and it makes the employers job much easier as well.  In my eyes, this is a win, win for all parties!

Now, here’s what you need to start a freelance business online:

  • A skill that can be done remotely
  • An Upwork or Fiverr profile (these are my personal favorites)
  • Online portfolio to showcase some of your work
  • You will need tools and resources to get the job done
  • You will need good communication skills – this can make or break any freelancer
  • If you have any previous customers that would be willing to write a review, that could be very helpful when getting started!

Freelancing is one unique business idea that gives you the flexibility to choose your own projects and work hours. Start being your own boss today!

2. Online Advertising Business

Digital marketing is marketing of the future.  How do I know? Because I own a business that has paid a ton of money to people to help with this for a long time now.  I realized right a way that Facebook Marketing, Google Ads, TikTok Ads, and so on are where everyone “congregates” online.  The best part about digital marketing is that you can learn how to do it by taking an online course, you don’t need a degree for this!  There are so many businesses who just need someone they can trust to help them setup all of the necessary channels to take their business to the next level.  Most people disregard this as a business idea because they’re not a great writer or a graphic designer, but I’m here to tell you that you can hire someone to do the copy and to do the design.  I hire these services on Fiverr and Upwork all the time, and once you find a few people who you enjoy working with, they’re now on your team!  To get started, you just need the courage to go our and find some businesses that need your help.  Here are things that all small businesses need help with:

  • Content writing and marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Pay-per-click advertising (PPC)
  • Influencer marketing
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)

You can start this today by taking a course online at Udemy.  After you learn the ropes, you can start from your kitchen table!


I hope this helps you realize that getting started is not as hard as it sounds and it can be done with very little money at all.  Remember, the real reason to become a freelancer is because of the freedom it can provide.  Now, start taking control of your life!


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