Top startup ideas worth considering in 2021

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Are you thinking about launching a business in 2021? Whether you want to make extra money on the side or are trying to replace a full-time income, there are lots of options to consider. 

Here are some of the best startup ideas for 2021: 

1. Translation business 

Translating is a skill that’s in extremely high demand right now. If you’re a bilingual or multilingual person, this is a great business to launch in 2021. As international businesses become more common, now’s the perfect time to monetize on this skill. 

To begin with, you can search for clients on a freelancer website like Upwork. And, once you’ve established your business and gained experience, you can expand and market your services on your own website and social media to reach a wider audience. 

To promote your services effectively, it’s also important to build a strong brand and have a company logo, which you can create using an app like LogoCreator.  

2. Virtual assistant 

Another successful home-based business option is to become a virtual assistant. This service is also in high-demand as many businesses (both large and small) require help with the day-to-day running of their operations and administrative tasks. 

To provide virtual assistant services, you need to have outstanding organizational skills and enough time to perform the tasks required, such as scheduling meetings, answering phone calls and meetings, and an array of other duties. 

Again, you can search for freelancing gigs in this area using a dedicated freelancer platform. Or, you can launch your own website and market your services in other ways.

3. Online tutoring 

Next on our list is starting an online tutoring business. This is an ideal choice for anyone that has experience in teaching or is an expert in a particular subject like maths, languages, art, or anything else with a potential learner base. 

To start tutoring, you should ideally hold a qualification in the subject you plan to teach. If you don’t, then you will need extensive experience instead before you get started. 

To find clients, you can use sites like or use other marketing tactics such as advertising on social media, offering a free trial to build a mailing list, or you could even send out flyers offline or attend networking events. 

Because classes can be delivered via online platforms like Zoom or Skype, tutoring is one of the easiest online businesses to start in 2021. 

4. Career coaching 

In the last year, unemployment has been rising, and the job market has become more competitive. This provides an opportunity for those that have a talent for helping and coaching people to help them find the right employment. 

To be successful in this business, you need to be knowledgeable of the job market so you can help people figure out which career to go into and how to behave in the interviews. 

Once you have this figured out, you can find clients on social media, forums, and other platforms. Even as a side business, this can make you a good amount of money, especially if you’re willing to coach multiple clients on each session. 

5. SEO expert 

Lastly, if you have experience in SEO and are willing to work on these skills, starting a business as an SEO expert is a huge opportunity to cash in on your skillset. 

Demand in this area is high in 2021, and businesses around the world required services like generating backlinks and improving the visibility of websites on search engines. 

You can find clients on freelancer platforms and gradually build your portfolio. The great thing about this business is that you can learn as you go along and, as you become more experienced, you can charge more so your business will become more profitable. 



Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner got her degrees in marketing and psychology. After graduating she worked for several tech startups, on the marketing side, and made the switch to freelance writing during the pandemic. When she’s not writing from her local coffee shop you can find her at the park with her puppies. 

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