It is important that you think about what you want to do online - what skills do you want to use ? What industry is of interest to you? For example, I work predominantly as a writer and I work in the telecommunications industry. My official job title is Instructional Design, which means that I write training that that others take or teach at a corporate level. I have merged my love of writing with my love of teaching people. I also work in an industry that interests me as well. This combination is very important. Since I love what I do and love the industry, it makes the hard times a little easier to tolerate. And no matter how much you love your work, there will be hard days. When you are trying to find what you love, you should think about your own natural skills and talents and things that you just plain like to do. Working online means that you are spending a lot of time on devices. Do you want that to be full time, such as a graphic designer? Or do you want the online part to just be a place where you sell your product and services, while your product is in the real world?
1. What need does my service fulfill? The wider the scope of the need, the more opportunity there is in creating a business & building a base of clients.
2. What am I passionate about doing? If you find a service to provide that you are passionate about, then you'll love working.