When you are looking for just the right business to start today, it’s important to consider a few factors before choosing. Know what you like doing, what you’re good at doing, and whether there is a demand for it or not. Then, understand what your resources and limitations are before you get started. That way you can avoid roadblocks and start on a realistic footing.
Here are some ideas to get your business juices flowing.
Social Media Influencer
It might seem impossible if you’re an unknown person today that within about two or three years you could become a sought-out social media influencer, with brands knocking down your door asking you to promote them. But it can happen. You just choose which niche you’d like to represent, then start making an online presence for yourself on social media platforms such as Instagram or YouTube.
Another way to start making money online is via blogging. If you can find an in-demand niche such as weight loss, gardening, decorating or cooking (there are many more) that you have a talent in, you can share the things you enjoy and like doing and gain a following who will buy the items you recommend. Some people have successfully turned their entire life into a profit center through niche blogging.
A vlog is a video blog. A blog is a text log of your life. But today, you can use platforms like YouTube and others to become a star with hundreds of thousands of people who want to hear what you have to say. Choose an in-demand niche that you have knowledge and passion for, and with consistency and proven concepts it will get you known.
This means that you would find a product, or create and manufacture a product, or find a manufacturer that will produce the product for you. You then send it to Amazon who will ship it out to your audience after you list it on your Amazon account for sale. It takes some work to start this business, but many people have found financial security through it. This is one instance where taking a course will help you get started faster.
Online Service Provider
A fast way to earn money is to use your skills to offer a service to people that you can do virtually or remotely. Today the technology exists to allow you to create websites, brochures, content, and more for people online. If you are skilled using certain technology like shopping carts, email marketing software, and so forth, you can provide a service to other business owners and earn fast.
An affiliate marketer signs up with various companies to earn commission for products they recommend to others. When someone buys what they recommend, they get a percentage of sales. You can find products to promote via your email lists, website, and blog by looking in marketplaces like JVZoo.com, signing up as an associate via Amazon, and others.
Niche Website Builder or Owner
If you want to be more behind the scenes with the online business, you can. Try building a niche website, adding content to it, and promoting certain products as an affiliate. For example, you could build a niche site about bookkeeping, in which you sell information for people to become bookkeepers, buy bookkeeping services, and learn about bookkeeping from different angles.
Author and Self-Publisher
Many people who love to write publish books via Kindle, which is totally free. They set their own prices and then promote those books via their websites, niche groups and communities they create, as well as via traditional ads. If you love writing, self-publishing is a lot easier than you may think. Many authors are earning more than a million a year self-publishing. Just remember; it’s not going to happen with just one book. Keep writing, keep publishing, keep promoting and you will be successful.
Another behind-the-scenes idea for an online business is becoming a content writer. If you’re marginally good at writing, you can market to other website owners your skills in writing about their topic. You’ll make between $10 and $50 per page in this type of work for the most part. Having said that, some people do report earning more than $100 dollars per page for some types of writing.
Podcasts, which are recorded audio files that sound kind of like a radio show, are also very lucrative ways to earn money online. If you have a passion for an in-demand niche that people love to learn about, a podcast may be the right way for you to monetize your niche.
Whatever online business you decide to start from, these are all profitable ideas. Some people are earning more than a million dollars a year doing the above. Only our imagination, dedication, and talent are needed to get started right now. Be consistent and keep on going, and realize that nothing is profitable overnight. Every one of these ideas will take time. But with perseverance, along with a good idea, you will make it.