Sell Your Talents.
Sell Your Writing.
Sell Your Products.

Guided Business Plan - Capabilities Statements

It’s amazing how many ways you can explore starting a business for less than $100. 

We’re sharing marketplaces (apps, websites, platforms) where you can sell physical and digital products as well as what you like to do.

 I’m Melanie Rae, the BEFORE + AFTER Business Coach who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs transform their business outlook to attract more customers.

I wrote the GUIDED Business Plan™ 10-edition book series to start, scale and become a corporate/government supplier. 

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Sell Your Talents

Consulting? Electrical? Music lessons? Painting? Languages? If you excel in it, there’s someone who wants to know what you know. 

  1. Fiverr: A leading platform for freelance services where you can offer almost anything, from writing and translation to programming and design.

  2. Upwork: This website connects top companies with talented freelance workers and is great for more professional, long-term projects.

  3. Freelancer: Freelancer offers millions of projects in areas like website development, writing, design and marketing.

  4. Toptal: Toptal connects the top 3% of freelance talent all over the world. It’s a great place for seasoned professionals.

  5. Guru: This site allows you to showcase your past work experience and offers a daily job-matching feature to make sure you don’t miss out on opportunities.

  6. PeoplePerHour: This UK-based company is a great place to sell your skills by the hour.

  7. TaskRabbit: If you’re interested in selling services in your local community, TaskRabbit is a great option.

  8. 99designs: This site is specifically for designers, and it’s a great place to compete in design contests and get feedback from clients.

  9. SimplyHired: This site is great for anyone looking for a job, whether it’s part-time, full-time, or freelance.

  10. Aquent: This site is ideal for more experienced freelancers who are used to working in big businesses.

Remember, each platform has its own rules and payment structures, so make sure to read the terms and conditions before you start selling your services.

Sell Your Writing

Substack and Patreon are examples of subscription platforms for creative writing and similar content. Here’s an example Voices of ESG Supplier Diversity + Inclusion. Search for others for inspiration to launch your own!*

Medium: Medium’s Partner Program allows writers to earn money for the content they produce on the platform based on engagement from members.

Upwork: A platform that connects freelancers with clients who need services, including writing and editing.

Fiverr: A marketplace for creative services where you can offer your writing skills.

Freelancer: This platform allows you to compete with other freelancers to win writing jobs.

iWriter: A platform specifically for selling your writing, where you can write articles for clients all over the world.

Textbroker: Another site dedicated to writers, where you can write content in a variety of categories.

Constant Content: A marketplace for writers where you can sell your articles or offer your writing services.

Contently: This site connects freelance writers with brands looking for high-quality content.

ProBlogger Job Board: A job board specifically for blogging gigs.

The Writer Finder: A service that connects writers with businesses looking for content.

**Recommendation*** Read through the Term and Conditions first before signing up to understand how anything you put into your vendor profile/account may be used. It’s good practice to print the Terms and Conditions for reference.

Sell Your Products

You could be a Walmart seller without selling a single item in their physical stores. From OG platforms like Ebay to newer apps like OfferUp, you can sell new and lovely used items. Open a digital storefront.

Here are a few marketplaces:

The world of e-commerce is vast, offering numerous platforms where you can sell your products. One such platform is Walmart, which allows you to become a seller without having any physical items in their stores. You can list new or gently used items and reach millions of customers on this popular online marketplace1.

Another well-established platform is eBay, known for its auction-style sales and wide variety of categories. It offers a global platform for sellers to reach a diverse audience2.

For unique, handcrafted, or vintage items, Etsy is a go-to online marketplace34.

Amazon – become an Amazon supplier – is a sought-after platform for many sellers5.

Bonanza and Ruby Lane are also great options, particularly for niche markets2.

Chairish, an online consignment store for vintage home decor, and Swappa, a user-friendly platform for selling tech gadgets, offer specialized marketplaces2.

Poshmark, a social commerce marketplace where you can buy and sell fashion items, and Decluttr, a platform for selling used CDs, DVDs, games, and tech, provide unique opportunities to reach specific audiences2.

Lastly, OfferUp, a relatively new mobile-centric marketplace, makes selling items as simple as taking a photo6.

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