Many people want to start a business online so that they can spend more time on themselves. Maybe you want to spend more time with your family. Or, you feel stressful working a 9-5 job and you want to find an easier way to make money. Starting a business online can also help you to earn the same amount of money you are earning now with your daytime job if you are willing to invest your time, money and energy in it.
There are many types of businesses you can start online. Most importantly, you need to find something that you are skilled to do. The following are 5 online small business that you can try at home.
Sell Affiliate Products
Affiliate marketing allows you to earn a commission from selling the products of another company. First, you must choose a niche that no one else or only a few people are doing. In this way, the website you built to sell the affiliate product can rank on top of the search result and you can get traffic. With a decent amount of traffic, your website is sure to convert and have people buying your product through the affiliate links. As a beginner, you can sign up for affiliate networks like Commission Junction and CJ Affiliate.
Display Ads on Your Website
You can make money by displaying ads on your website or blog. If you have no money to buy hosting and domain, you can sign up for Blogger or Word Press to start your blog. You can blog about something that you enjoy doing, for example, if you like SEO and are good at it, then, you can start a blog to share with people about some SEO tips. If you want to display an ad, you have to meet the ad network requirements. For example, if you want to display Adsense ads, your blog should be at least 1 year old and have more than 100 posts.
Provide Freelancing Services
If you want to make money without a website, you can offer freelancing skills to make money. There is no need to sign up for popular freelancing sites like Elance and Freelancer.com since it is hard for starters to get assignments there. Instead, just advertise your service in an internet marketing forum. It is usually free to post a thread about your freelancing service in the internet marketing forum. Some forums may charge fees for new threads and highlighting threads.
Make Money with your YouTube Channel
You can also become a video star on YouTube by uploading your own videos. On YouTube, you must have at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 video watch hours to be qualified to display ads. It is important to be consistent in uploading videos to your YouTube account if you want to develop a subscriber base. If your channel is famous, you will have people asking you to make a video for their product for some fees. You can easily make a video with a Smartphone or digital camera. In addition, you also need to invest in a high-quality microphone and a basic video editing software.
Get Hired for an Online Position
You can look for a position online if you just finish your college and you don’t want to work at a brick and mortar office. For example, if you just finish an information technology degree course, consider applying for a job at an IT related company like a digital marketing company. You may want to take a certification course at a professional training center like Atton Institute and attend a seminar on digital marketing before applying for the job. When the employer sees you have certification, they will immediately know you are knowledgeable in the field and more likely to hire you.