It seems that each year new business trends pop up, but what where the best online business ideas in 2017?
Whether you were just now bit by the entrepreneurial bug, or you are looking for a new venture, now is the time to consider what worked in the past and what may work in the new year.
Today, I’ll outline the best online business ideas in 2017, and what you may see coming up in the year 2018.
Best Online Business Ideas in 2017 You Didn’t Think About
So, you want to start an online business?
It’s a great way to leverage the internet and utilize resources for your business without going deeper into debt.
Beginners get a real edge here, mainly because these ideas are easy to learn more about, analyze, and ultimately to implement.
Here are some of the best online business ideas in 2017 you may not have considered yet.
- Amazon’s FBA Program. FBA stands for “Fulfillment by Amazon“, and on the surface it’s pretty simple. This program is similar to most affiliate programs, but the inner workings are a little different. You purchase an Amazon site, and it’s wise to focus on one product so that you can master the system and the principles of online marketing first. You are only responsible for selling. You can utilize numerous online marketing channels to boost your visibility and your sales with social media platforms as well as product reviews on a blog. What you put into this is what you get out of it. If you don’t have experience with online marketing, take some courses or follow some of the many experts in the industry like Ray Higdon, Lawrence Tam, and those involved with Elite Marketing Pro.
- Consulting. There are numerous businesses that need consulting both from an inside perspective and the outside perspective. Consulting is essential for just this reason; it gives an outsider a fresh look when they are NOT involved. It is also advantageous for the company to hire a contractor to analyze the situation. A contractor is responsible for their own taxes and for their office space. The company does not have to pay for their health insurance or other benefits. It’s a win-win, and you can market yourself online.
- What is your craft? This is a literal question! Do you craft? Handmade items really became a big deal when Etsy made it’s launch in 2005. Since that time, many have found it the place to sell their goods. You can find just about anything handmade on this site, from soaps, perfumes, jewelry, and clothing. The possibilities are endless for those who are artisans and craftsmen that are looking for more ways to earn profits.
- Affiliate programs. There are numerous retailers looking for ways to make selling online easier. They will gladly pay you a commission for selling their products, and they’ll give you access to a replicated website for a fee. You don’t have to create a product, just find one you are passionate about and market it. Amazon is a big hit if you can invest enough upfront to start off with a bang. You can market through your blog writing product reviews, or you can easily purchase an Amazon website and begin marketing it with paid traffic sources, social media and more.
These are just a handful of the best online business ideas in 2017, but there may be some new ideas that come through in 2018 too!