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25 Trendy and Unusual Freelance Business Ideas | Freelance Sprout | Find, Start, and Grow Your Dream Freelance Business
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25 Trendy and Unusual Freelance Business Ideas

Date March 17, 2008


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It seems that some people can take their passion and turn it into a very lucrative freelance career. They make their dreams happen through intention and a strong desire to do their own thing.

These same people also seem to have a knack for bucking the conventional and starting businesses that don’t fall into the normal “corporate job” categories.

When searching for the ideal business to start, sometimes it helps to look beyond our work experiences and into our hearts—an exercise many successful freelancers complete in some form. You’ll be amazed at the ideas you can come up with if you let yourself go—forgetting about money, marketing, and management.

The following 25 trendy and unusual freelance business ideas should help you get started on your own search for the right business to start.

1. Corporate trainer
2. Personal money manager
3. Desktop publisher
4. Family therapist
5. Floral designer
6. Audio visual consultant
7. Book reviewer
8. Copywriter
9. Editor
10. Information broker/consultant
11. Interior designer
12. Marriage counselor
13. Multimedia designer
14. Corporate photographer
15. Personal coach
16. Speech coach
17. Game designer
18. Image/makeover consultant
19. Product package designer
20. Information marketing consultant
21. Internet search expert
22. Website content developer
23. Publicity consultant
24. Web consultant
25. Corporate yoga specialist

These are just a few ideas that are available today. Just ten years ago, any Web related careers were few or non-existent. The Web is now one of the most fertile areas for freelancers, especially traveling freelancers.

Because there are so many opportunities available today, you don’t have to rush into something that doesn’t fit your skills, personality, talents, and experience.

Just because you don’t start a traditional business doesn’t mean you can’t be successful. That crazy idea you’ve had for years may be not so wacky after all.

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