You don’t have to go far on the internet before you come across some guru standing in front of his mansion, showing off his backyard, or driving a Ferrari claiming he can make you rich overnight. Unfortunately, these scammers are everywhere.
While many of them teach about legit businesses, they overpromise on how easy it is and your likelihood for success. No matter what business you choose to start, it’s going to take a ton of hard work. So keep that in mind as I share you with the top 10 real businesses that you can start online today.
1. E-commerce Business
E-commerce is where you’re simply selling real products online. You can sell it through your own website. You can also sell it through various online marketplaces out there like Amazon and eBay.
In order to take this business seriously, you have to have software to leverage in order to scale and grow more easily. Otherwise, you have to hire a team of developers to build a homegrown solution.
One legacy solution is called Magento Enterprise. It’s been around for a long time and it was one of the first platforms out there. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy to use as some of the newer solutions like Shopify.
A few alternatives to Magento Enterprise includes BigCommerce, Weebly, 3dCart, and Shopify Plus. These platforms are all very different and you have to do your homework to find the right solution for you.
2. YouTube Content Creator
YouTube is the #2 search engine in the world, after Google. This social media platform has created many YouTube millionaires around the world. In fact, there are millions of ordinary people making a decent living off of YouTube.
3. Instagram Influencer
Another internet business you can have is being an Instagram Influencer. The way this works is you gain a huge following in a particular niche. Then as your ‘influence’ grows, brands will start contacting you to sponsor you. They will ask you to promote their products or their brand and may even pay you in cash. You can get some tips about your Instagram Marketing here – https://theverybesttop10.com/your-instagram-marketing-isnt-successful/
Believe it or not, many people are still making a lot of money blogging. You have to love to write and you have to stick with one niche to begin with. But as you start putting out valuable content that people enjoy, you will gain a following. And as people link to your blog and posts, Google will rank you higher and higher, making you easier to find on searches. You will monetize by displaying ads and selling products through your website.
5. Graphic Designers
There are many businesses looking for graphic design work. Finding them locally isn’t much of a thing anymore. In fact, most businesses now go online to find their graphic designer. You can rack up a decent book of clients since the world is your market.
6. Digital Marketing Agency
Just like a graphic designer, you can start a full-service marketing agency online. Most marketing has shifted to the internet and there is high demand for agencies that know what they’re doing.
There are many who don’t and yet still call themselves digital marketing agencies. If you are good at what you do, you won’t be starved for clients.
7. Video Editor
The rise of YouTube as a platform and the lowered costs of professional video equipment, the number of videos online have exploded. But just because you have good equipment doesn’t mean you are good at creating videos.
If you’re good at editing and taking raw footage and turning it into content that the mass public can enjoy, there is a huge market for you.
8. Podcasting Business
One of the most successful entrepreneurs I know was making $40,000 a month in revenue last time I checked podcasting. Podcasting has become increasingly popular and it’s something that people can consume while they’re driving or on public transit and even on aeroplanes.
Podcasting is this era’s version of radio shows. The only difference is that anyone can podcast, where not everyone had the chance to do a radio show in the past. That being said, you still have to be good if you want to turn it into a business.
9. Creating Apps
“There’s an app for that”. You may have heard that phrase. That is because there’s an app for just about anything these days.
If you’re a software developer, you can start an app development business. You can create an app that you sell directly yourself. You can also develop apps for businesses as well as a service.
10. Freelancing Business
Some people simply take the skills that they’ve used for jobs and turn them into a service business. If you’re in sales, marketing, graphic design, writing, just about anything, you can create a freelancing business around it.