So here are my 5 favorite top online business ideas for my readers who are looking to start their own business.
I chose these because in my own search to start making money online I ran across these recommendations the most and believe them to be among the best ways for anyone to start their own business utilizing the internet.
I hope you find this helpful and are able to hire yourself and fire your day job boss ASAP!
1. Start your own Blog
I’m pretty sure with the blogging trend these days that you already know blogging can make you money. If you know how to use proper SEO (Search Engine Optimization) that is a plus for you. That is going to be important to make sure your blog site gets plenty of traffic because without that it won’t be making much money. Without going into detail here are 3 ways that you can monetize a blog.
- Placing ads on your blog
- Connect with brands (Get sponsored Campaigns)
- Use affiliate marketing
Blogs are a great way to gain fans and followers if you build it up with valuable information and or entertaining information. If you are keeping in your niche or (theme) and offering products or services that are relevant to what you write about, you can make a lot of money.
2. Become an Affiliate Marketer
So What is affiliate marketing? Affiliate marketing is the process of earning commissions from promoting products. You can promote others products or your own. Many companies these days offer affiliate programs. All you have to do is sign up to become an affiliate and then use links from your affiliate account to promote the item. If someone buys through your link then you will be paid a commission by the company. If you use the proper strategies you can make a full time income from this process. It does require knowledge and proper strategies.
So that is the basics of what affiliate marketing is, but obviously there is more to it if you want to generate full time income. It’s not hard to learn, it’s just harder to find a good teacher I think. If you are interested in learning more about how to make affiliate marketing a full time business there are lots of programs on the internet that teach the basics. But, be careful. In my experience, some of these programs are not teaching properly or with-holding important information and just making money off of selling their program to you. I definitely would not try any program that does not offer a 30-60 money back guarantee or a FREE way to see what they offer before you pay. I have asked for my money back on many programs because they are too hard to understand or I have not been successful with the teaching. I have good news for you though! I have found one program I am very happy with and definitely recommend. There is NO hype and they actually offer the top dollar commissions on their own affiliate program so it’s a no- brainer if you are interested in affiliate marketing. They allow you to start FREE so you can see what it all is first hand!
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3. Be A Freelance Writer
Have you dreamed of being a writer? It is actually a really great way to make money online. Freelance allows you some awesome flexibility. You can choose which way you want to go by pursuing anything from magazine writing to guest blogging. There are definitely pro’s and cons to each. For example, ( from what I understand ) you may get paid more for magazines then you would from guest blogging, but it is easier to start up as a guest blogger. Also you can build relationship easier with people as a guest blogger where as with a magazine it can be harder to establish a relationship and get regular work.
I also would like to take the time to recommend starting your own blog if you are interested in becoming a freelance writer. My idea would be to go ahead and blog everything you learn and then monetize that blog! BAM! Two streams of income!
4. Become A Coach or Mentor
Maybe you have never though about being a coach or teaching someone a skill. Anything you know can be shared. If you learn how to market yourself properly I think this is such a great way to have your own business. Maybe you play an instrument, or know yoga. Or maybe you want to tutor kids or teach art. Perhaps you are a gamer, or know a lot about animals, or have great SEO skills. Any of this can be shared. You could offer services as a teacher or coach. All of this can be done online.
Here are two main ways this could be packaged:
- Sell a Video Series
This would require doing a lot of work before you actually make a profit but could be very beneficial . If you did go this way I would make sure to be very available via email for questions and support. Interaction with your customers is always going to make for better business!
- Be and ONLINE COACH
You could do personal sessions via skype or google hang out and charge for that. Also I have personally used life coaching services that are done via email. The coach would have a 72 hour window to respond and I paid him monthly .
Another idea I’d like to mention is e books. E books can be used as promotion or you can also sell them. It is a really good idea to have a free e book to offer online to get yourself out there!
As with ANYTHING you do online I will always be the first to recommend that you have a blog website as your home base and of course monetize that as another source of income!
5. Become A Social Media Manager
What is a social media manager? Are companies really hiring for this? Social Media Managing is definitely a job on the rise. The great news is that you could decide to build your own clientele and start your own Media Managing business! There are lots of courses online these days that offer advise and training on how you can get that going. I definitely recommend looking into it if you like being on social media.
The basics of what you would do for companies include:
- Writing posts and scheduling them
- Making Graphics
- Writing to fans (replying to comments etc.)
- Running Ads
Of course Facebook is one of the main social media outlets you would manage but some companies may also want you to use Twitter or Instagram as well. You could decide what you offer with your services and talk to your clients about their needs when you have your initial meetings.
You will need to know how to manage your own time well and be organized especially if you want to be able to manage more than one company. Also you will have to learn how to get your own clients. There are lots of courses online these days that offer advise and training on how you can get this business going. I definitely recommend looking into it if you like being on social media. It is a great way to make money and since you are your own boss you can decide when you want to do the work! If you love social media you may as well learn to be paid to be on facebook!
And..you guessed it! It would be smart for you to start a blog about your Social Media Management business. It definitely couldn’t hurt. You can learn how to START ONE FOR FREE (CLICK HERE) A blog is a great way to drive traffic to your business! I recommend learning this skill for any business you choose.
GOT ANY IDEAS YOU CAN SHARE WITH ME???
I hope you find one or more of these ideas inspiring. If you have any ideas to share here in a comment I would love this post to be full of inspiration for all! Share your ideas below and let me know what you think of my top 5 !