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How to Start a Business From Home as an Online Service Provider.

January 17, 2022

Life would be so much easier if work could just come along with you! What if I told you that you can work from home (or heck, ANYWHERE). No, this is not a drill. You can actually work from home without it being an MLM (pyramid scheme) or even you having to answer to anyone but yourself. Hold on tight because I am about to take you on a journey to ditching your 9-5.

What is an online service provider?

An online service provider or OSP is exactly what it sounds like. A person who provides a service virtually for other business owners and entrepreneurs. Some examples of this are:

  • Instagram Managers
  • Pinterest Managers
  • Customer Relationship Management Experts
  • Virtual Assistants
  • Online Business Managers
  • Web Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Lead Generation Experts
  • Engagement Experts
  • Project Managers
  • Podcast Managers
  • All around Social Media Managers
  • Copywriters
  • Landing Page Builders
  • Online Coaches
  • And so many more!

How do you become an Online Service Provider?

To become an OSP you do not need any experience at all. All the information and resources you need are out there on the internet and will be listed out for you in this blog!Starting your business as an online service provider may sound scary but there really are not that many steps and you can definitely take the process as slowly as you’d prefer.Steps to becoming an OSP:

  • Find your zone of genius (This will become the services you provide for your clients)
  • Find your target audience (This is who you would like to provide these services to)
  • File for an LLC (Prices and fees for registering your business as an LLC vary from state to state) Using makes a smooth process.
  • Find a CRM platform like Honeybook or Dubsado to send out contracts, questionnaires and invoices for your clients.

( You can also use seperate platforms for this such as Freshbooks, Hellosign, Adobesign, Stripe, Paypal Business etc.)

  • Create a website to highlight your services (This can be so simple with or using
  • Create a business Instagram account (Make sure to link your website in your bio.)
  • Start engaging with your target audience and bringing in clients!

We recommend purchasing your contracts from

Benefits of becoming an OSP:

  • Flexible hours
  • The ability to work from anywhere
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • PCS no problem, your job moves with you
  • Double or even triple the salary you make at you 9-5

How much should you charge as an OSP?

Online service providers can earn anywhere between $15 – $100 per hour depending on experience and the services you offer. I started my businesses as OSPs over a year ago and started off charging $30 per hour and worked my way up to $70 per hour before I launched my first coaching program for OSPs. There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to how much you should charge starting off. Just make sure you are confident in your pricing and that you can sustain yourself at that rate once you become fully booked.

What if I don’t know how to do any of the services listed above?

If you are unsure about the the services you can offer as an OSP or just feel like you need guidance learning how to become proficient in these skills, there are so many amazing courses and online coaching programs that you can be apart of that will teach you everything from marketing your services, attracting clients and even how to do a specific service.

These options maybe out of your budget so opting for a strategy call with Nina may be a better fit.

Biz Coach Nina’s Biz Booster Course is also a budget-friendly option to learn everything you need to know about marketing and becoming proficient in the services you want to offer.

All in all, becoming an online service provider has so many benefits and it so easy to do!But if we haven’t convinced you yet, here are some more reasons why you should take the leap and start your own business as an OSP

  • It makes a great side hustle for those of you that may not want to let go of your 9-5 lifestyle
  • Military spouses now have an option to stay at home with their children or even their fur babies + contribute to your household income.
  • It is a career that can 2x to 3x your corporate salary.
  • Investments into coaching/mentorship/consulting when you start off are made back so quickly (some even under a month)
  • You decide how many hours you want to workIt is the perfect job for bloggers and lifestyle brands to add to their arsenal and continue to fund their passions.
  • Thousands of new businesses move online every day so there is no way that the market for OSPs can EVER become oversaturated.

xo – Biz Coach Nina

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