10 Quick Ideas for Your Online Business

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If you’re thinking of starting a part time online business to build up some funds, here’s ten quick ideas to get you started.

Everyone wants to have more income. Maybe you’re saving up for a down payment on a house, or your kid is going to start college soon. Maybe you want to start college and know that money is coming in.

First off, there are two ways of having an online business. The first is active where you trade your time for money. The second is passive where money is coming in no matter what you do.

I’ll list five of each for this post. Be on the lookout for more ideas. And feel free to look into combining ideas.

Five Active Online Business Ideas

  1. Create a company that sells things for other people on eBay or Craigslist. Send out flyers or post on neighborhood websites like NextDoor offering to sell items for people in exchange for a percentage. Make sure that you include your cost for packing and shipping the item, as you don’t want to spend time on the auction or meeting with people only to find out that you’ve spent your profit.
  2. Sign up to tutor people in an area where you’ve got knowledge.
  3. Create crafts to sell on Etsy, ArtFire or eBay.
  4. Social media manager. You would be responsible for monitoring and managing your clients’ identity on all places social media like Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram.
  5. Resume and cover letter consultant. People sometimes don’t put their best foot forward because they’re too close to be objective. Also, people get really embarrassed when they feel like they’re bragging about their accomplishments. That’s where you come in. You could also charge extra to update their LinkedIn profile.

Five Passive Online Business Ideas

  1. Do you like certain products and telling people about them? You could set up a review site and make money through what’s called “affiliate links.” If someone clicks and buys, you get a percentage of the sale.
  2. Think you’re the next J.K. Rowling if you could just find the time to write? Well, you don’t have to be the next literary giant to make quite a bit of money with ebooks. Learn how to plot out a good story, write it, and put it out there. Then keep publishing more.
  3. Want to create a blog about something you enjoy? You can monetize it with Google Adsense. If people click on an ad, you make money. This isn’t a huge income stream usually, but it is a possibility. And works decently when you set up affiliate links.
  4. If you enjoy training, create videos and workbooks. Then you can set up a membership site where people pay a monthly fee to access your training and forums where they can talk to one another about it.
  5. Set up a trading site. If you have knowledge of a niche item, set up a website educating people on it, and provide a service where people can buy and sell from one another, and you take a percentage or a flat fee.

It’s definitely easier to set up an inexpensive and profitable online business.

And here’s me telling you about five of them in a post I was challenged to do for the Quick Start Challenge. Enjoy and leave some comments.

23 thoughts on “10 Quick Ideas for Your Online Business”

  1. Hi, its Steven here from QSC,

    Great post! Great tips especially for starters looking for some great advice and ideas to start their online business.

  2. Hi Lara,

    Excellent information and ideas about an online business with a great headline and subject matter right on point. Also your About page is very catchy and down to earth. Keep up the good work, your are a natural!

    (Your fellow recovering electrical engineer turned online marketer 🙂


  3. Thanks for the great ideas for making money online. The training website you mentioned sounds like a great idea. I really enjoy teaching and helping others have success and having a training website would provide a platform for helping others while generating passive income. Thanks for the info.

  4. From the blogroll it looks like there were over 350 of us that actually made it this far. I am looking forward to seeing how we progress over the next 3 weeks, especially the part that wants us to write a good post every day. And as for doing a video? still it looks like you are off to a good start here.

  5. If your blog site is a reflection of your mind, I say that you’re an organised person.
    Everything appears clear and concise and I will return for your tips.

    Enjoy the Game!


  6. Lara –

    The few posts that are on your website present a lot of interesting and thought-provoking ideas. I hope that the Quick Start Challenge will help you “reboot” and motivate you to continue. I think you will have a lot to offer to people who want to start an online business.

  7. Hello Lara…Good job with your video. Yes, it is truly amazing how many different ways there are on making money Online…Keep up the great work!

    Wishing you my best. 🙂

  8. Hello Lara!
    Great ideas that you’re sharing! Thank you! They really did a good job on inspiration! I wish good luck to you! Site bookmarked, I will be coming back for more info here! 🙂

  9. Hi Lara,
    I like your video – you look natural like you are used to camera… And the content in the video is very useful, too, just as the introduction before it. Great job! And see more from you… 🙂

  10. Great ideas Lara. Since joining the Quick Start Challenge I have too many business ideas, and still really unsure of which one to follow. I suppose winning the week 1 challenge sort of making it easier to choose, I should just stick with it. Best of luck to you and looking fwd to your success 🙂

  11. Hi Lara, you’ve done a great job of explaining the incredible potential that the internet offers us, when you break it down as you have, you’re visitors can’t fail to realise that no matter what it is, there will be something that they can do 🙂

  12. Hello, Lara
    Wow! You have an awesome site. I could get stuck here spending happy hours!
    Onwards and upwards to next week’s challenge in the Quick Start Challenge.

    Susette Pereira

  13. Hi Lara … you and your site are full of great ideas. I’m sure I’ll be back to learn more. I’m glad to see the QSC has spurred you on.

  14. Hi Lara,

    You did great with your video – well done 🙂

    Your blog looks like it will be an interesting site that will help a lot of people.

    As business ideas is something we all need for inspiration on.

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