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Home Business Ideas: 5 work from home businesses you can start in Dubai, UAE

We have learned a lot about what it means to work from home over the last year and a half. In fact, many of us have been surprised at just what can be achieved, and what businesses can be set up and really flourish outside of the traditional office environment.

When it comes to thinking of small business ideas that you can do from home, the list is a long one. So in this article, we’re going to pick five great Dubai work from home ideas for 2021. Of course there are many more, but by looking at these five, we can examine the incredible range of options available to you.

And working with a company setup specialist means you can get your small business – even your one-person business – up and running and legally compliant in no time at all.

Dubai work from home ideas

So let’s look at:

    1.Social media marketing / Influencing
    2.Online tutoring / course development
    3.Business consultant
    4.Online stylist
    5.Business services

1. Social media marketing / Influencing
This is the chance for you to offer your services to smaller businesses which don’t have the budget to bring on a large agency to help with their social media marketing.

As a social media consultant, working from home, you can support them with writing and publishing posts, as well as measuring their success and providing your clients with analytics.

There’s another advantage you bring. Coming from outside their business, you’re in a solid position to create a fresh take on their social media strategy.

To start in this industry, you would need a strong understanding of all the key social media platforms, and importantly how to drive engagement on them. All of this can be done from home on your computer.

Becoming an influencer is both separate from and connected to social media marketing. Rather than offering your expertise, you are offering your connections. You would need to firmly establish yourself in a particular niche, have clear influence in the space, then work with companies who want to reach your built-in audience.

To note, recently the UAE National Media Council (NMC) have brought in a specific influencer license. A company setup specialist can guide you through applying for this.

2. Online tutoring / course development
When it comes to thinking about Dubai work from home ideas in 2021, teaching an online course (or creating a course and having someone else teach it, or even have it automated) does not require a huge amount of capital to set up.

The first step is to create videos around your area of expertise and get them online. From there, you can build a following, and then offer potential students more specific, paid-for courses. If you’re a language teacher, you can use social media to differentiate yourself from your competitors. If you’re an expert in another area, you can offer advice for free (through content marketing) to attract future clients.

You can then offer one-to-one sessions over Zoom, while still ensuring you keep marketing going to actively grow your client base.

Aside from some basic apps and established credentials in the area you’re going to be tutoring in, there’s not much else required to get up and running.

Selling a course is another great startup idea you can do from home. Although you might not be as involved or be actually engaged with your students, you can create courses in your area of expertise which students can use and follow by themselves, without the need for a tutor.

3. Business consultant
Expertise is a great currency. And if you have expertise in any area of business, particularly an area which enables companies to save money or increase profits, then this could be a great avenue to explore.

Working from home, using video conferencing, you can help companies create better strategies and solve business problems. As with any service like this, you will need a website that clearly shows your expertise and credibility – and your track record.

So consider creating content around your subject area and publishing it on your website and socials, as a way of using content marketing to introduce yourself to your future clients.

4. Online stylist
Taking a left turn. How about becoming a personal stylist? As an increasingly popular small business idea when working from home, you can provide services for men or women (or both) to help them find the right clothes at a great price.

Not only would you need to be firmly established in the fashion blogging world, and clearly be able to demonstrate how you can help (and how you have helped) clients, but you would need great connections with retailers so you’re able to leverage top deals to pass on to your clients.

5. Business services
Thinking of a basic service – any kind of admin, IT, accounting, the list goes on. All of this can be done from home and all of this is attractive to SMEs that don’t have the cash to have someone in-house full time.

Working with a specialist means that you can get the right advice on which license would be most suitable to set up when you are offering a particular business service.

Working with Creative Zone
If you’re thinking about great startup ideas you can do from home, now is the time to get your plans underway.

While the steps to set up in the UAE are not too complicated, a certain amount of prior knowledge is required. Specifically, it’s vital to ensure that your application for your license and visa is completely free from mistakes.

This can be somewhat stressful, so the fast-track to getting up and running is through working with a company formation specialist. They can help you realise your small business idea that you can do from home.

They can also help you with opening a corporate bank account and also offer important advice on the type of financial institution that would best suit your requirements.

Here at Creative Zone, we offer you the best solutions to start your company in Dubai. You get fast, reliable and unbiased advice on your unique business setup requirements. We can help you choose the right kind of license for each business activity and take you through the entire process from start to finish.

You can let us deal with the hassle of registering a company while you focus on your business. And working with us means you get the best budget friendly and cost-effective solution to help make your business dream a reality.

Over 10 years, Creative Zone has helped over 36,000 entrepreneurs set up their businesses in Dubai. Whether it be a mainland business setup, offshore company setup, free zone company setup or issuing of trade licenses and any related activity for registering a company in Dubai, Creative Zone is your one-stop-shop.


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