Have you been thinking about starting your own online business for some time now, but you just can’t seem to find the right business idea? Well, if that’s the case, you’ll be happy to hear that you don’t actually have to come up with anything new, you just need to approach an existing business idea from a different angle. What this basically means is that, in today’s oversaturated market, coming up with something new and fresh is almost impossible, but identifying a new approach and monetizing on that opportunity is definitely not. So, let’s pinpoint some of the best online business opportunities you can use to your advantage and make some extra money in 2019.
Start earning by starting a blog
Starting a blog has never been easier than it is today. And earning money through that blog will be almost as easy if you do some research and learn how to do it right. However, don’t assume that just because you’ve got a blog, money will suddenly start pouring in. You will actually have to spend time on making your blog work and create quality and unique content on a regular basis. Furthermore, not just any type of content will do. You will have to make it interesting, informative and educational if you want your audience to find value in the content you provide them with.
Become an affiliate marketer
Affiliate marketing has become one of the most popular forms of marketing, so it’s no wonder that affiliate businesses are currently making it big. If you’re not sure what an affiliate is, it’s the person or business that makes money by promoting other businesses to their audience for a certain commission. So, for example, in the world of online gambling, you can become an affiliate by reviewing online casinos and thus offer your contribution to one of the online casino directories for a certain commission, of course.
Publish an ebook
If you love writing, but you don’t really have the necessary time to devote to running a successful blog, you can choose to write and publish an ebook instead. Here, you should first determine the subject you wish to focus on and try to find out how interested people will be in reading it. You can do this by validating your book on sites like PickFu, or by simply creating an online poll. Once you find the right topic, write your book, publish and sell it either through your own website or through websites like Amazon.
Set up an e-commerce store
This is another surefire way to make money online in 2019. While online e-commerce stores are definitely not a new concept, shopping online has become more popular than it ever was. In order to make this work, however, your website will need to be fast, secure and well-optimized. The attention span of an average online shopper lasts less than 4 seconds which means that, unless your website fully loads in less than 3, you will lose potential customers. Additionally, if the security on your e-commerce store website is not impeccable, people just won’t be willing to provide their sensitive personal information. Finally, since mobile searches are significantly exceeding the desktop ones, you will have to make sure that your e-commerce store is well-optimized for both mobile and desktop in order to offer equal chances to all potentially interested buyers.
Become a YouTuber
Video format has definitely become the favorite method of content consumption, so why not monetize on it? If you have a likeable personality and you don’t mind stepping in front of the camera, consider becoming a YouTuber. Here, you’ll have a lot of niches and industries to choose from, so find the one you personally are most interested in and launch your career. Currently on YouTube, commentary channels are gaining a lot of traction, so if you’re a person who likes to have their voice heard, consider giving it a go.
As you can see, none of these ideas are particularly new, but the way you choose to approach them will be the it-factor that will make you stand out from the crowd. So, decide what you wish to try out this year, commit to it, put in some extra effort and, in the end, enjoy the fruit of your labor.