Freelance writing seems tailor-made for internet employment platforms like Zoondy. Work assignments and finished products can be zipped back and forth from client to writer through cyber space. A phone call or two might be required to discuss project scope or clarify instructions, but there is no need for in-person contact. But what if the skills you have to sell are more visual or hands-on? Online videos can help you turn your talent for playing the piano or building birdhouses or making sushi into a money-making business.

Like the reality how-to shows that proliferate on cable TV channels, online video-based businesses walk viewers step-by-step through the how-to process, allowing them to follow along in their own homes. It is a teaching model that can be applied to a wide range of activities that benefit from having a visual learning component. You can view an example of video teaching on James Taylor’s website. The legendary singer/songwriter has started sharing his unique fingering technique with fans in a series of online guitar lessons.

There is much truth to the old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” There are many skills and concepts that we humans grasp more readily by seeing than by reading. Think how much easier it is to fillet a fish or assume a yoga pose or miter the corners of a picture frame or create a flower arrangement if you see it done, but how difficult these things would be if you had only written instructions to follow. Our need for visualization opens the door to myriad video-based online businesses. If you can break what you know how to do into easy-to-follow steps that can be demonstrated in a video, you can start a video-based business on Zoondy.

If you’re interested in starting an online business, click here to watch our video and find out how Zoondy works. You’ll also want to bookmark our daily news feed, The Zoondy Daily, for helpful information and tips on starting and funding an online business.