So, I know I am not the first here, but I do believe these are the top 5 best online businesses to start in 2018 after doing my due diligence and research.
Better yet, instead of just saying they are the best and leaving you with no real decision-making ability among them, I want to not only share these platforms with you but give you also the reason why I personally believe they really are great ideas to consider this new year before us.
So, let’s get down to it and finally make a decision about building something successful heading into the new year!
Best online businesses in 2018?
I read many articles, and this one here was the last one, and it gave me the same answers I believed were true about what best businesses ideas and opportunities were out here for you.
Of course, I am going to give you a bonus idea or platform below, but that is because I know it works, period.
But, before we dive in, I want you to know that I truly believe these are great platforms, not just ideas, and I believe with the right mindset, coaching, and drive you can succeed!
So, with that, let’s look at opportunity number one, I think it is obvious today when sifting through our Facebook walls today. Remember, though, these are in no particular order.
1. The dropship way.
Funny thing is, I need not ship a single thing from my garage, yet I sell print-on-demand!
Drop shipping has been a big deal over the last 5-6 years, especially in the last 3 to be sure. From the ole’ Brown Box Formula to potty mouth master affiliate drop shippers making a stink over wolf mugs can be found anywhere online today.
And when it comes to clothing or small cool items, the likeness of e-commerce entrepreneurs on Shopify have literally changed the landscape of online entrepreneurialism for good.
And as long as you keep liberals out of the common good of the online business world, well, here’s to you and me! As a matter of fact, to a point, I take part in this platform and it works wonderfully.
Heading into 2018 I think to take that second look, or first look for that matter at building a drop ship business through Shopify or wherever is a great idea. Yes, it is a growing, and yes, Facebook advertising is getting on our nerves, but I have to say, I’ve bought a shirt or two…, just ask my wife!
Personally, I’ve been selling Bigfoot stuff on Shopify for months that is part of a niche website and blog that is rather popular today online. It is a great match for a niche blogger I have to say.
2. Selling your knowledge.
Life coaches. Marketing or business coaches. Teaching, educating, or helping people accomplish something in life or business is a great business idea and platform.
Selling your knowledge is a great way to earn a living online and build the kind of evergreen lifestyle business you wish. And I have to say it is one of the simplest, not easy, none are easy but simple it is for sure.
Ryan Biddulph, Pat Flynn, Derek Halpern, me, and many others have accomplished this rather simple feat and in record time actually. People want to know, and some, well, they need to know what you know and if you are straightforward and honest with it, they’ll pay you for that knowledge.
Through paid membership programs, YouTube paid content, video series, downloadable e-books, no matter how you dispense of the knowledge, making a good living online is simple through selling knowledge.
Personally, this particular platform will continue to grow, and yes, to be honest, many fail at it. But, those that succeed stick it out and build on value-added content that builds what matters most with this particular business model and that is the know, like, and trust.
3. Master affiliate marketing.
I love master affiliate marketing, and personally speaking, there are only two ways to build this platform into a thriving income generating lifestyle business and that is either as a side offer to your other products or services or, you are blatantly a master affiliate selling whatever it is upfront.
Master affiliate marketing with Adsense is a given, where you go from there is up to you. Remember, if you have a good internet marketing and online business coach, listen to them, they should have some great ideas for how to monetize through affiliate marketing if they are worth their salt.
There are many, many ways to affiliate yourself with products, services or platforms out here, be careful and choose wisely if you are taking on one as a main staple income, not all programs are made equal.
Personally, master affiliate marketing is a passive income type of lifestyle business, but it is not, and know this, it is not a residual income!
But, heading into 2018, know that affiliate marketing is still awesome, but, master affiliate marketing with a specific niche topic, subject and program or service.
4. Selling your DIY designs and goods.
From pictures to t-shirt vector designs, from ceramic coffee mugs to e-books and beyond, selling your do-it-yourself products is becoming and is a growing segment of the entrepreneurial landscape online today.
Of course, there are many different ways and platforms to use to promote your DIY products today, but what truly matters is the fact that you just get out here and get started, period.
Selling your own goods online is a great idea, yes, that one floating through your mind right now. Don’t let the negative people and or ideas you may have right now stop you, get going.
You are an artist and a good one I bet, but you do not know where to start, well, get a coach, that is all I have to say about that…!
Oh, if you need to see how people are doing with selling their own unique DIY products, look no further than Fiverr, Etsy, or eBay for that matter.
5. Niche blogging is back (but never left).
Recently I had a long conversation with someone who built a simple niche blog in 4 months, and then turned around and sold it for literally…, wait for it, wait for it…, 120K$ No joke!
Now, that is not something that happens to everyone every day. However, it is not unheard of or unlikely to happen to you. It does happen enough to not be something that only happens to 1% of the people building and selling off niche blogs and websites today.
I teach a class on this personally, and I have to say, this is not just for people who are techie’s, anyone can learn to build a niche blog and website and sell or flip them.
As a matter of fact, one of the simplest platforms by far to earn a living from online is either selling knowledge or, selling blogs and websites people need. Trust me, most people believe that building a blog and website is the hardest part of building a successful business online. They also know or have come to know a simple fact for any online entrepreneur, everyone needs one.
This is why it is such a great income generating platform, it is a need, not just a want today. Like waking up and wearing pants when you leave the house, its a must!
From flipping to simply being that go to guy or gal that builds blogs and websites for people is, well, I have to say, one of not only the best ways to make money online heading into 2018, but one of the simplest to be honest.
Bonus: Yeah, you read me right!
Content writers. More and more, brands, businesses, entrepreneurs of all types jumping online need content, it is a must today to convince, convert, and make money online today. Even the money making platform or idea you follow down a path above going forward, you need content too.
This is why, if you like to write or create great copy, you’ll find yourself in a great position moving forward into 2018.
If, however, you are new to all of this content writing stuff online, but love to write and think you want to go down that direction, there are a ton of great training programs online to help you build that business.
So there is your bonus business opportunity and idea.
Get started today, quit waiting around and listening to either the bad advice from others, or that inside your head, and get started today building your money making business in 2018, besides, it’s about time!
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