A lot of people want to start an online business. One of the BIGGEST questions what should you start? Here are a couple online business ideas for beginners.
- Idea 1: Start an e-commerce business. Over the last 10 years e-commerce has grown a lot. It is now easier than ever to start an online e-commerce business. It is important to have products people want and good profit margins (25% or more).
- Idea 2: Become a Blogger. It is easy to have a WordPress website where you can share your ideas. You create a following of people who like and share your writing you could get a lot of traffic. With this traffic you can have adverts on your website, affiliate links, or offer people something to buy from you.
- Idea 3: Affiliate marketing. The cornerstone of the internet is affiliate marketing. You can become an affiliate marketer. This means you get paid when someone buys after they have clicked one of your affiliate links.
- Idea 4: Digital Products. You can create your own digital products and sell these. This can be e-books, guides, videos, checklists and many more.
- Idea 5: Create a course and sell it. You have skills that other people don’t. Creating a course to teach people those skills is one way of starting an online business.
What skills do you need for these ideas? There are a couple of basic skills you need to run an online business. When you first start out you will need to do a lot this yourself. This becomes a valuable life skill.
- Skill 1: WordPress: 25% of all websites in the world are built on WordPress. Understanding and being able to use WordPress will help you create and develop your own website or e-commerce store.
- Skill 2: Content creation. Understanding and being able to create content. The internet is about people looking for information. That is the content people find.
- Skill 3: Develop your selling and marketing skills. In ALL of these businesses you will need sales and marketing skills.
Interested in developing your digital skills? Have a look at these courses:
- WordPress for Beginners
- How to Start an Online Business and Work From Home
- How to Setup and E-Commerce Business Using WordPress and Woo-Commerce