5 Consultancy Business Ideas you can Start

By Victoria. Published on Monday November 21, 2022

Do you want to become a consultant but have no clue what to do? There are numerous business ideas. All you need to do is search for them online, network and find out what you are good at. Then you will know what you can do, whether as a full-time consultant or part-time consultant while you are employed full-time. Here are some ideas.

Social Media Consultant

Many businesses and even individuals want to build their online brands. They want to attract, influence and sell their products, services or even their brand on social media. If you understand even the basics of how social media works, this is a great way to become a social media consultant. Social media is not just about posting content but involves aspects of creating the content depending on the trends, knowing when to post and who you are targeting. It involves analysing the data and even the bare minimum of responding to any comments in record time. It also involves creating ads to attract customers. If you are good at this you will be in high demand.

Web Developer and Designer

Do you have an interest in coding? Then being a web developer is for you. If you can merge it with designing the visual layout of a website you are set to being a sought-after consultant. In today’s world, businesses are looking to create websites or upgrade their already existing archaic ones. Your skills are very useful and needed.

Freelance Content Writer

If you enjoy writing, then consider being a freelance content writer. It comes with a flexible schedule and you can exercise your writing muscle especially if you are not limited to a specific niche. All you need, just like the above ideas, is a laptop. Some people even write on their mobile phones or tablets that can accommodate the needed writing software.

Life coach

Who doesn’t want to improve various aspects of their lives? This is a huge need and possibly a gap. If you are passionate about helping people make significant improvements in their lives, whether personal or professional, then this is a perfect consultancy business idea for you. In today’s technological world, you don’t even need to meet someone physically – an online meeting can be organised. With a background in psychology, education, wellness, or even business — and/or a coaching certification from an accredited training program, you are on your way to starting your own Life Coach Consultancy business.


An influencer can be termed as a consultant who is working with different brands to achieve a certain goal. Numerous brands are looking for influencers who can affect the purchasing habits of their followers. Marketing teams are not focused entirely on traditional ways to get customers. It’s a new age and if you have an influence you can be a consultant. However, before you think about becoming an influencer, you will need to have grown a recognisable brand and have a dedicated number of followers.

This list is not exhaustive. There are many ways you can become a consultant. You need to look at the skills you have and what you can do, even if it’s related to your profession or what you studied such as law, veterinary medicine, accounting or project management. The list is endless.