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As a nurse seeking to earn part time money online, I researched a ton of online business ideas. It turns out, that you will need WAY more than just a laptop to have a "laptop lifestyle".
The two most important resources (imho) are below:
Do you want to get started as a paid freelance writer? Check out this excellent blog post by Gina Horkney.
Co- Working space
Do you find you get into your flow right when your dear family returns home? You may need to check out a Co- Working space.
Digital Product Delivery Options
Email Marketing Tools
In order to grow relationships with clients, you need to stay in regular communication. Email is THE best way to do this. I have had various experiences with the below. If you are not a techy person, like me, you may need to pay for an email service provider with excellent hand- holding customer support- read hand holding. Yet this has just been my own experience.
Email Lead Magnet/ Freebie Delivery Options
Email List Nurture Resources
Your are in business once someone pays you for your product or service. I like scheduling platforms that both schedule, take payment and have forms or contracts that clients can complete.
Starting a business has a ton of steps related to setting up business entity, taxes and more. Yet when it comes to scheduling and payment, check out Acuity scheduling. The additions that can be done with Acuity are many. You can even attach contracts to your appointments.
Is Wordpress getting the best of you? Take a look at the Care Plans offered by WP Buff.
I have been using Fiverr for a while. Look for Fiverr people with 200+ reviews. They do my power points, posters and more. I have had positive experiences with the people Fiverr folks:
basulto ( freelancer writer)
yossarian27 ( transcription services)
triciak ( editor/ proofreader)
Spartak_b ( editing podcast)
brilliantkevin ( recommended VA)
Potraitcartoon ( recommended for logos)
senthudms ( recommended for an animated logo and was delivered in less than 24 hours!)
Check out Fiverr for yourself!