what is a good business to start

What is a Good Business to Start?

What is a Good Business to Start?

So what is a good business to start you ask?  There are so many things you can do these days however today I wanted to share a list of businesses that relate to the online world.

With so many people loving the portability of online business and even some who enjoy working from their mobile phones, the opportunity to have your own business, and working online these days, is more popular than ever.

So here is a list of good businesses that you may consider to start. Being online for over 10 years now I can say I have participated in a few hits and misses.  One thing I want to share is my highly recommended online business and the one I think anybody could do.  And yes, it is my No.1 recommendation!

Online eCommerce Store

Perhaps you could open an online store to sell a variety of things.  These days there are so many options of online stores and websites to use that they have made it relatively easy to do.  Places like Shopify, BigCommerce, Shopping Cart Elite and Wix to name a few.

Most of these come with free 1 or 2 week trials and the key to all of this will be getting an audience in front of your wares.  So learning social media strategies or paid options if you have a bigger budget may be the way to go.

A Virtual Assistant

You could become a virtual assistant to many and varied online business owners, working various tasks at any given time.  If you know how to do emails, data entry, customer service queries or other administrative tasks, then you could be earning an okay hourly rate.

Become a Mobile App Developer

With smartphones becoming more and more popular these days most people are doing a good quantity of their business and pleasure from their phones.  So if you do come up with some great ideas for apps, then perhaps you can collaborate with software developers if you don’t know how to do it yourself.  The potential for this is huge and is just growing daily.

freelance writer for blogsFreelance Writer

Perhaps a content writer for bloggers, or magazine or even news sites.  New content is wanted online, daily, and if you have this skill and are really diverse with your writing style then this could be an online business for you.

If you know how to be engaging on posts and optimizing your articles for best search engine results then there definitely is a market for your skill.  This is another one of those online jobs that will not be going away in a hurry.

Freelancing – Website Developer, Website Design, Banner, Logo Design, SEO Expert

So you know how to do website design and layout.  Or you have got a creative flair and design all types of banners or create logos. Perhaps you are a Search Engine Optimization specialist that knows how to optimize websites to help with ranking on search engines. Or you are a web developer with HTML, CSS, PHP or JavaScript knowledge.

Then places like Upwork and Fiverr have a community of people just like you. And the right organization to be a part of as there are always people getting on theses sites to look for someone capable of these sorts of tasks and ultimately a long term job.  If you are good at any of these skills then you can command some pretty good hourly rates for your work.

On Fiverr alone some fees may start at $5, however the more you can offer the more you can be paid from one client.  And I know Upwork has their own fees schedule so you could be paid a lot more per hour or a set fee for a job. So this can be a great place to make an online income.

Multi Level Marketing

MLM or multi-level marketing may be an idea and something you would like to do.  Perhaps you would love to build a team of people under you. You may enjoy the seminars these types of businesses hold and the motivational speakers they bring in.

What is important is to really like the products you are representing.  This is your selling point accompanied with a good compensation plan as well. Plus of course, most mlms come with relatively good support teams and all the tools you need to run a business.

Just be very wary of entering these types of businesses though.  Doing your due diligence is imperative as there are a lot of scams in the network marketing arena, unfortunately. I have dedicated a reviews page to some mlms I have been part of in the past, good and bad!  Check those Reviews here.

Business Coach

So you have successfully learned sales and marketing, perhaps offline, and can offer to coach in this arena for online business owners.  Especially if you have proof of results with your own experiences.  If you are confident and capable enough, you could coach someone who is really new online to an mlm or blogging business.  People are always looking for mentors and those in leadership positions, especially if it is lacking in their upline in the business they joined.

blogger and blog writingBlogging

Blogging may be right up your alley if writing is something you enjoy doing.  You may have a passion or hobby that you can share content about online.  There are always people searching for information on most things these days.

And you could provide links to products that are congruent with what you blog about. You can learn in more detail what a niche website is about.

Social Media Strategist or Consultant

If you know your way around all the latest social media platforms, how to engage audiences on a bigger scale, and are up with all the trends then this could be a gig for you.  Even though individuals with online businesses can do social media advertising themselves, it can take a lot of their time. I know – I have done this myself. Paying someone who gets results fast is often a better option.

Creating Your Own Website / Niche Blogging / Affiliate Marketing

These really come under one umbrella for me and all collaborate together to make a great online business.  So this is my No.1 pick and something I am successfully doing with this website and I am about to create another.

For my online business, I am learning how to create and build an authority site.  Going through my training within my program I am able to build a website that has good SEO, so it is being found on Google’s page 1 for many posts.  My visitors are going up daily which means more people are in front of “my stuff.”

My No.1 Recommendation – Learn more Here!

The Niche blogging component is basically blogging around my main niche/target market, hence engaging interested visitors, but always gaining new ones.

And the affiliate marketing is being able to be the middle link from me to a target product for my niche that I highly recommend, so that is very exciting as well. Because if my visitor buys, I get paid.

So learn about my No.1 highly recommended business and then test drive it for FREE. No credit card required.


I do hope you my latest post on what is a good business to start and have more idea of something that you would like to pursue.  All the best in your endeavors and do visit my recommendation to get more of an insight.

Check out a full review on the Wealthy Affiliate University here!

And if you have any questions do connect with me directly – message me here on Facebook
Have an awesome day!
Cheers, Sharon








10 thoughts on “What is a Good Business to Start?”

  1. There are a lot of different venues for making money online. I’ve heard a lot about freelancing and social media through the internet from several sources but was advised sometimes you may be working for pennies. Wealthy Affiliate sounds really good though. The business coach I never even thought either-good information.

    • Hi Deborah

      Yes some online businesses are for pennies especially things like Surveys. I like Wealthy Affiliate as it has the residual income factor about it. I want to be rewarded for my efforts and I know I will be here. Glad you liked the information. Cheers Sharo

  2. Wonderful outlines of business to start online. Some people refuse to accept that the world has shifted from the industrial era to technology era and there are series of legitimate jobs they can do from the comfort of there homes, online.

    Afifilaite marketing is my area and it has been rewarding. You posted a link to wealthy affiliate… I will check it out now.

    • Hi Jimmy.

      You are so right and do check Wealthy Affiliate out. It is the perfect business and more importantly training forAffiliate Marketing. All the best!

  3. Hello there,
    I was looking for an online way of making money since I am still at university and need some money that I can spend every month. I am very interested in the blogging aspect that you mentioned. How long does it take to start earning some money? I imagine it doesn’t happen overnight. I also imagine there are some costs connected with setting up a blog (hosting, etc.) – How much would that cost me?
    Looking forward to your answers.

    • Hi Dejan,

      Yes blogging is great. You just don’t know how long it takes and it really comes down to the effort you put forth in your site itself. Get busy with it and you will see results Yes usually hosting etc is an extra cost however here everything is included which is great! Hope that helps out.

  4. Hey Sharon very very informative. Like you I have look for a long time to start my own business. There are a ton pyramid schemes out there. I have never tried to do online marketing until now. I must admit I was a little apprehensive at first.
    I did not think I had what it takes to do this. I admit for me it takes a lot of writing and most of all learning how to write for websites. I did not realize there were so many ways that people could earn money online increditable. Thank you for broaden my horizon.

  5. It seems like everyone is willing to work online for some extra cash. It really is a great way to make money and I love the blogging idea. A lot of people don’t realize the potential of making money with a blog and that is something so simple you can do for free. Thank you for the info. I will start looking more into freelance writing it sounds like a fun way to make money.

    • Hi Liz,

      Yes blogging is great and if you have something you love to talk about, write and learn more about then this is the way to go. I would get into freelance writing however I am too busy working on my blog! All the best and thanks for stopping by.


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