Information Technology has been fore-front of business exploration from the late 20th century. Nepal is also following these trends as thousands of graduates as well as under-graduate join universities to study Information Technology every year. This trend is rising ever since. Various opportunities can be explored from the knowledge gain from university studies – System Design, System Development, Network communications, Cyber securities, Database architecture, etc are to name a few.
One good thing about working in the field of information technology is there are still many jobs that are still to be discovered. Recent job opportunities came from social media like social media strategist, social media manager, search engine optimization, digital media marketing manager/strategist, etc.
Government of Nepal is also pushing for the digital future. Many of the government works have been moved to online including license form, tender, data entry, and many more.
So, in this blog article, we will discuss a few of the IT-related businesses that you can do with little to no money; where your skills matter, not your capital. If you want to learn about small business ideas that can be started with small capital, then this blog is perfect for you. The list for the IT-related small business ideas are as follows:
A short form of ‘weblog’, Blog is a piece of writing mostly serving a particular purpose. If you have any business, you can write blogs on those that include why your products are good, its benefits, how to operate it safely, etc.
If you don’t have any business, then blogging can be your way of income. Don’t be surprised! there are lots of people who have a regular income source from blogging. If you have any knowledge of a particular subject matter, you can start your blog right away.
Your blog can earn money from affiliate marketing, local advertisement, and Google Adsense. All you have to do is to write good and engaging content regularly.
If your love is to write beautiful articles, blogs, stories, or even essay then content writing can be a perfect business idea for you. Content writers are in increasing demands nowadays especially when most of the businesses are moving online. Business owners need to deliver their products towards consumers and your content writing skills come handy in raising curiosity in consumers’ minds.
Write some good content on a particular field to be it on science and technology, travel, foods, or even on DIY (do it yourself). Just keep writing.
You can get paid for your work on a contract basis and there is always to start your blogging too.
Sites like Skillshare, Coursera allows people to upload thier courses and earn a substantial amount of money. If you are good at system designing (like app or web) or at system development then you can create tutorial for them and upload.
If you want to grow your community then social media sites like YouTube and Facebook are also good. On YouTube, there are lots and lots of tutorial courses available.
Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube are the three most popular social media platforms right now. If you can create good content that gets your followers very much engaged in it then congratulations, you are a social media influencer. This is the most happening job right now and many people are becoming celebrities from the social media platform.
You can sell your products by being social media influencer (or simply put a content creator), can sell your advertisers products, get good ads revenue from Google Adsense if your content is on YouTube.
All you have to do is to know your followers’ liking, make content based on that and promote it wherever you can and see your business growing.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of enhancing the visibility of a company in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs) organically. In simple terms, SEO Expert makes sure the client’s website is being shown on the first page of Search Engine Result Page (SERPs) when people search about similar topics to that of the client’s business. It can be Website, Youtube content, Apps or Blogs.
System design and development is a branch of the IT field where people develop a system to solve a particular purpose. In the system design and development field, you should have a keen interest in finding a solution to a problem or solving a task more simple than that is being currently done. Besides problem-solving, you should have some programming skills and marketing skills too. Some systems popular in Nepal are the Attendance system, Project tracking system, Financial Technology (FinTech), etc.
Website design and development field is also a popular field that can be started with a small investment and has a good career if you want to do it as a freelancer. You need some design ideas and programming knowledge to work as website designer and developer. There is a huge demand for website business as many companies are going online to have an online presence. You will surely get some of the works. You can also apply for the work in online websites like Upwork and Freelancer.
Similar to website design and development, Application or simply app design and development is also becoming the happening industry in Nepal. Companies need apps to get more closer to their audiences and customers as apps tend to have a more personal touch than the website. You can work as a freelancing app developer, make your app and put in on the Playstore or Appstore, and make money from it through advertisements or subscription fees. You can also find work on online platforms like Upwork and Freelancer.
If you know design, colors, typography and can make visually pleasing design by using software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign and many similar ones then you can be freelancer graphics designer. All you have to do is get work, make it, and send your work to a printing house near you. Find out a good printing house and you are all set. There are lots of graphic designing work centered around the Bagbazaar area in Kathmandu.
Everybody is using a mobile phone nowadays. More and more people are even switching to smartphones. You can imagine the possibility of having those phones damaging either by dropping or mishandling. Also, people love adding accessories on their smartphones, and putting phone cover has become mandatory. So, if you give some time to learn a skill for phone repairing, you are becoming a technician. You can open a shop and start your business right away. Apart from phones, there is a demand for television repairing too.
If you want your freelancing IT career to a more formal one you can start an IT company. Your area of expertise can be any of the mentioned fields in this article. Your company can work on the web design and development field or app design and development field or system design and development field or combine any two or all of them. Nepal has a tremendous future in science and technology as this field is in the nascent phase and mostly focused on the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. You can always start small with few computers and there is always a scope of scaling up as you get more work.
As the article suggests, if your skills in the field of Information Technology(IT), then you can easily set up a small business. The best thing to invest in your career in IT is that there are tremendous possibilities of high scale. You can easily scale your business to an unimaginable height. You can earn a good amount of money as well as create job opportunities for many aspiring new-comers so that a society can immensely benefit.