Top 20 Online Business Ideas Which You Can Start Now (2017 Updated)

Nowadays, the best place for investing something and generating something is the internet. So, you can say it’s the best place to doing business, so called “Online Business.” The Internet has lots of business opportunities

Investing and starting a business is far better than dumping your money into an offline store, in an offline market. There are a lot of big reasons why you should start a business online.

In today’s article, I’ll be talking about the various online business ideas which you can start today and start making money working from home.

I prefer to do business rather than working as an employee under someone (boss). Being your own boss have a different feeling.

You must be thinking why am I preferring to do online business? Here are the reasons.

Why Online Business?

Starting a business online have a lot of values and valid reasons like

  • You Don’t have to sit 12-14 hours on a shop
  • You can do business from any corner of the world
  • Better exposure to your business.
  • Huge audience.
  • More Potential Customers.
  • You can do business with the whole world, not any local place only.

There are much more reasons to start an online business rather than doing an offline business.

So now, I’m going to share 20 Online Business Ideas which you can start instantly. You can start all of them, no matter you’re an experienced person or a beginner. Also, one interesting thing is, most of these businesses are kind of which you can start with no money or without any investments.

Let’s see.

Top 20 Online Business Ideas

  • Creating An E-commerce Store

Well, you were about to start an offline store for your business. Right? So why don’t you do it online?

Decide the category/products you want to sell and start an online store right now.

With Solutions like Shopify and Woocommerce building, an online store has become so easy. If you don’t know the technical part, you can hire the web developer. It will not cost very high. But, according to me, It’s very easy. You can do it yourself by learning online or watching tutorials online

Once you setup an online store, all set to make money online.

  • Stock & Forex Trading

You must be thinking it’s a risky business idea as most of the people consider joining stock and forex trading to be risky. I recommend you to start from small. This way you can easily come up in this business.

Keeping these things apart, it’s still now a very good online business idea. There are a lot of people out there doing these things to earn money.

  • Blogging

Here comes my favorite one. It’s blogging. I love blogging a lot and this is one of the most recommended business ideas online.

You won’t believe there are people out there making more than XXXXXXX$ (Seven Figure) per month just by blogging at home.

There’s a large scope in blogging for the upcoming years. Start blogging now.

  • Start Building Applications

If you are good at programming and coding then this would be the best business idea for you. Start working as an app developer.

The number of smartphones users is increasing day by day and there’ll be a huge demand of application in the smartphone market. So this is the perfect time to jump into this business.

You can even sell your apps or monetize it to earn via advertising and other services.

  • Online Marketing

Don’t worry! Online Marketing doesn’t require an MBA degree. 🙂 All you need to have some basic marketing skills and ideas and boom. You can easily make money sitting at home just by marketing products online.

All you need to have some basic marketing skills and ideas. That’s it. You can easily make money by sitting at your home just by marketing products online.

There are Thousands of products online and million of customers out there. This is the online field which can generate millions of dollars for you.

  • Creating WordPress Themes

With the expansion of WordPress and increment in WordPress users, there has been a great demand of Premium WordPress Themes in the web market.

If you know Web Languages (HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP) and Database Management then you can start developing WordPress themes and start making money through your themes.

  • Selling Ebooks

If you are good at writing and have something worth teaching others then start writing books for them and make money through that. As you know, eBooks are more popular than hard copies nowadays.

eBooks have a large audience and more exposure around the web so making money with them will be easy.

  • Become A Voice/Video Artist

I have seen lots of artists out there on the web who are making huge money through their voice and acting skill.

Just open Fiverr and at the homepage, you’ll see lots of gigs related to music and videos.

It’s also a great business idea for an online business.

  • Affiliates

In this world, there are so many products, no matter it’s online or offline. You can make money by referring people a product. you can join the various affiliate programs offered by various companies and start promoting their products.

When someone buys a product from your reference, you’ll be credited with a share of the sale as a commission in your bank account. It could be a great business idea for you.

So, if you’re interested in this, be an affiliate marketer and start making money by promoting the products.

  • Social Media Manager

Large corporations, business firms, artists and public figures can easily hire a full-time social media consultant and manager for handling their social media profiles.

As a consultant for social media, you can effectively steer them in the right direction concerning ideal tactics, implementing schedules, and posting content regarding their target audience. Therefore, as their business grows, you’ll grow too.

  • Buying & Selling Domains

In my recent article, I have already told you that you can earn a lot just by selling domain names. in fact, there are thousands of people out there doing the same business online. You can use GoDaddy auctions and other online platforms for buying and selling domains. there’s very much profit in this business.

  • Graphic Designer

I have seen these days there’s a great demand for graphic designers everywhere and if you are good at graphics, Woo!

You can make a lot just by working from home on your laptop. Graphic works include Sketches, Vector Art, Logo, Photoshop, etc.

You could also join networks of graphic designers to get more custom projects and orders.

  • Web Developer

Good at building websites? then this business is for you.

Nowadays, digitalization is everywhere. Everyone wants to make their brand online and that is what a web developer does.

I have a friend who is good at developing websites and he started his own web development & designing firm online. He’s doing well and earning a decent amount of money every month.

You can do the same.

This is indeed a very good option to make money online while writing. There’s a great demand for writers out there in the blogosphere and they are also paid well for their job. I mean there is various magazines/news portal online who are paying a lot to their writers.

This way you can fill your pocket just by writing online from the home.

  • Virtual Assistant

A virtual assistant is a great job to have if you want flexibility. You’ll be able to maintain multiple clients at once which mean you can easily fill gaps in your week or work overtime if you need to.

A virtual assistant will generally charge according to their job role. Expect to be assisting with tasks such as blogger outreach, product listings, research and responding to emails.

  • Currency Trading

Every day there’s a huge fluctuation in the FX market. if you have some fundamental technical, analytic skills, and have some knowledge in currency trading then you can make a big out of this business.

Nowadays Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin trading is trending and popular. People have experienced profit of more than 180% just by investing in bitcoins. You can try it too.

  • Become a Translator

There are more than 3 lakh translators in the world for a reason, indeed they are needed. In the world where most of the companies are outsourcing supplies, they need translators for communicating people with different languages.

Translators are paid really well and sometimes they also get opportunities of traveling.

  • Selling On eBay

Don’t have money to open your own e-commerce store online?

Don’t worry. you can also sell your products online through other e-commerce stores. Yeah, E-commerce giants like eBay and Amazon provide you an option to register with them as a seller and can sell your products online.

You can sell your products online through other e-commerce stores. Yeah, E-commerce giants like eBay and Amazon provide you an option to register with them as a seller and can sell your products online. Isn’t it great?

  • Training & Mentor

You have some great knowledge about anything then you can also make money by teaching it online to other people. you can train people online and mentor them by your e-classes or courses. You can also offer paid webinars.

There are so many guys who are making a hell lot of money (7 figure) by selling an online cources.

  • Multi Level Marketing

This is also a great business idea for you if you want to start an online business. Even I had also worked with many multi level marketing companies, so called “MLM companies.”

In these companies, you have to join with a small initial investment and you will be paid for building your team below your downline (join other people under you), You can google it if you want to learn more about MLM companies and MLM schemes.


So, these are the best and top 20 online business ideas. You can choose and start any of these businesses to make money online.

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