Business Ideas for those who want to work from anywhere. The Coronavirus may change how we thing about where we work, but even in regular times, its awesome to be able to work from anywhere.

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You can find thousands of top 5 lists of jobs, remote jobs and jobs for this specific situation we are in right now. I know that, so I tried to make a list you can’t find anywhere else.

Below is my list of jobs, specific to working in a Covid-19 world. I have worked for the better part of the last 20 years, and have hired over 50 remote workers.  I believe that there will be many new opportunities, with so many people working from home for potentially long periods of time.

Private Chef 

With restaurants closed all over the country, preparing customized meals for families could be a huge opportunity. You may have a whole family as a client. I believe there has never been a better opportunity for those who are great chefs.

Freelance Services

These can include a wide variety of specialties including setting up a business for an owner, web development, writing, marketing, SEO Services, bookkeeping etc.

Business Advisor or Consultant 

Find something you know or can learn better than other people, where businesses need advice. This might include: Digital Marketing Consulting, Search Engine Optimization, Financial Management. Having a focus that you do really well is often a successful strategy.

You might wonder how freelance services are different than advising and consulting businesses. Freelance, I think of as doing the work. Or done-for-you services. Whereas consulting and advising is helping a client to do the service on their own.

Delivery Services

This can be a great opportunity, whether you live in a small or large town. With many people not leaving home or preferring to stay isolated, consider calling your local hardware store, medical supply store, bakery, etc and see if you can deliver for them.

You might even be able to deliver from your local dollar store etc. Just make sure you stay safe, use online payments and deliver the item to the door and limit face-to-face contact.

Scalable Startups

For those ambitious entrepreneurs, this might be the perfect time to disrupt an industry that is itself disrupted by the coronavirus. Let’s start with a definition: A scalable startup is one that can grow to be enormous and serve thousands or millions of customers.

These are often technology enabled. You may have just lost your job and are afraid to go big, but if you have the right idea, can articulate it clearly, develop a clear plan and can get a few other people to join you, money will be available to fund these kinds of businesses. Going big can be a very exciting journey.

Nothing interesting on this list? Don’t worry. There are thousands of remote jobs that require different skill sets. And if you don’t like any of the jobs available on the market, you can always start your own business and define your job — similar to what I suggest in Scalable Startups.

Whichever option you choose, the best way to succeed is to learn from people who have already done it. We can help you with that via MentorConnect.