What Online Business Can I Start? And My #1 recommendation

What online business can I start and guarantee to make money in the future? Let me give you a list right up front and my number one recommendation at the bottom of this article.

Then let me give you a real online business you can start and it takes little to no money.

With little to no money, I would say under $25.

So what online business can you start?

1. Dropshipping
2. Freelance writer
3. Freelance web designer
4. eCommerce
5. Sell used books on Amazon
6. Write a book and sell it on Amazon
7. Write an ebook and sell it on Clickbank
8. Create and sell a niche info course
9. Start a blog
10. Affiliate marketing
11. Network marketing
12. Email marketing
13. Be a YouTuber
14. Video Marketing
15. Develop apps
16. Learn SEO
17. Copywriter
18. Tutor
19. Flip domains
20. Flip websites
21. Sell on eBay
22. Consultant
23. Local business consultant
24. Get leads for businesses.
25. Start a niche site to solve a problem.

My favorite is #25 which combines 3 primary strategies involving starting a blog, adding SEO content, and selling affiliate products to the visitors coming to my blog.

Let’s break these down as I feel this is the best way for an average person like you and me to start an online business.

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What Online Business Can I Start? Start A Blog

What Online Business Can I Start - starting a blog is a good business

You really can do this very easily.

1. Join a hosting company. I use Wealthy Affiliate, but I know a number of bloggers who host at Bluehost, Host Gator, GoDaddy, etc.

2. Next, buy a domain name. This is the name of your company or something that identifies what you do.

Some bloggers do it for branding. I did it for branding and to say what I do.

David BishopMakeMOneyTips.com is pretty self-explanatory. I am David Bishop and my blog provides money-making tips.

3. Blog template. You are going to use WordPress to set up your blog.

There are thousands of blog templates. Many are free. Some cost a little, but you can start for free and then upgrade later if you want.

I am using the Generate Press WordPress Theme. I uploaded it with one click in my Wealthy Affiliate membership back office.

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Adding Seo Content

SEO is short for search engine optimization. This is basically how it works.

Somebody sits down at their computer or smartphone and does a Google search for a keyword phrase. Using my blog as an example somebody might type in how to make money online.

My goal is to rank on Google for this keyword phrase. By ranking, I just mean when somebody types in the keyword phrase Google is going to deliver results and I would like to be on page 1 for as many keyword phrases as possible.

So when I create SEO content I’m talking about using a specific keyword phrase in the title of an article. And then writing a blog article with that keyword phrase in the body.

I can honestly say that I use an outsourced freelance writer for a lot of my content. This is not unusual because most of the top Internet marketers in the world hire freelance writers or freelance writing companies to create their content.

When you first start you can do this yourself and it won’t cost you anything other than the time to write the articles. That is the great thing about Internet marketing.

What you lack in time you can spend on money and what you lack in money you can spend in your time.

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Do Affiliate Marketing

affiliate marketing is a good business you can start to make money

Affiliate marketing started as a way to get paid for selling other people’s stuff. Amazon had one of the first affiliate programs and you could sell books online and earn a commission on the sale.

Now today you can sell virtually anything in any category, and some of the biggest companies in the world have affiliate programs. Amazon, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Godaddy, Google, Shopify, Clickbank, etc., etc.

The way I do it on my blog is I sell a membership to Wealthy Affiliate. This is the premier affiliate marketing training program on the Internet in my viewpoint.

I earn $23.50 for every membership I sell. The great thing is this is a recurring commission so as long as people keep their membership intact I get paid over and over long after I make that first sale.

I know bloggers who have niche blogs and earn money with Google AdSense. They just focus on creating SEO content and let Google sell the ads and make money when somebody clicks on them.

Other bloggers get leads or get people to download software and use the cost-per-action affiliate business model. Any or all of these are great ways to make money from your blog.

Again the great thing, that makes it an easy online business to start, is everything you need is given to you. They give you the products, and marketing tools, collect from the customer and ship the product. handle customer service, and pay you just to get traffic to complete the required action.

my final thoughts

Let me say one more thing. As you get your blog going you should add a subscription box where people can subscribe to get updates when you make a new blog post. This is just a way to get repeat traffic.

Plus as your list grows you can start selling to it as well. You use an autoresponder and with one click you send emails to multiple subscribers at the same time.

OK, this is my best idea for an online business you can start. I am doing it, millions just like me do it every day, and so can you!

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6 thoughts on “What Online Business Can I Start? And My #1 recommendation”

  1. Great Article. I like how you provided an extensive list of the ways you can start an online business, and then proceeded to explain what works best for you. I am finding success with Wealthy Affiliate, but I would also like to try building an online business via another strategy…perhaps starting a Youtube channel. Your post was very informative and beneficial thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Sarah, happy to see that you get some value here in this post. Most of my Team members ask this question all the time, so I wanted to point out a few ways that they can start an online business, and then give them my recommendation.

      Good to see that you are a proud member of Wealthy Affiliate and that the system is working for you as you develop your website. Feel free to contact me if you need a hand with any aspect of your business, would be happy to help.

  2. Thanks to the internet a lot of us go online to do our research on product reviews or even doing some research for practically everything. This amazing database has given a lot of opportunities to make money online.

    Out of all the 25 lists that you recommended I only prefer being an affiliate marketer. I hope that one day when I get really good at affiliate marketing, I can apply what I learn to my e-commerce where I will be selling my own products. 

    SEO is not going to go anywhere anytime soon and also e-mail marketing. 

    I think that in order for us to excel in anything we have to keep educating our self and a great platform like WA can help us with that. Not only that you can learn and earn from the platform, but you also get to be in the like-minded community where everyone is so supportive. I guess you have to try it to see it, it’s free.

    • You have hit the nail on the head. the internet is changing consistently and if you do not keep with the updates, your business and income could very well go away for good. joining a community to keep you in the know is very important to you continue growth of your business, this is the reason I recommend Wealthy Affiliate, which not only keeps your website updated but give you the tools that are working today.

      The Internet has really evolved and it makes it possible for anyone to build a successful business online, even if they are starting out for the first time. The good thing is that it does not discriminate, anyone whether is male or female, young or old, the wealthy or the less fortunate, anyone can be successful online.

      Thank you for your input here and I wish you great success moving forward with your business here at Wealthy Affiliate.


  3. Awesome Bishop,

    I’m thinking of going into eCommerce as my gaming blog suddenly has a lot of collaborations now with some gaming accessories which I’d like to promote. Do you think it’s best if I create a different website for eCommerce, or is it better to add it within my blog?

    • Thank you, Riaz.

      I am not sure what brand your existing blog represents, but if your e-commerce site takes on a different niche, then you should build a separate one. But if the brand and your domain are along the same line, then is fine to keep your existing website and you can make the necessary expansion for your e-commerce website.

      Hope this helps!


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