Online Business Ideas You Can Start Tomorrow and Be Rich

Online business ideas
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Online business ideas

You may have set New Year's Resolutions for your business, and if you haven't, it is not too late to do so.

Today we are going to show you Online Business Ideas you can start as soon as tomorrow, and start making money online.

With eCommerce sales at an all-time high, now might be the perfect time to turn easy online business ideas into a reality.

To help you begin the process of starting your own online business and gaining the flexibility and freedom that comes with it, we’ve compiled this list of 7 online business ideas. None of these online business ideas require a physical storefront and for some ideas, so you don’t even have to offer a physical product, just a service.

Now we are aware that there are so many lists online, so this one would be quite different because this article would include examples of such ideas and how they are doing.

That way, you get a business or two to ‘look up to' once you make the choice.

Before you proceed into this article, you might also want to read 5 Hot Business Secrets from Elon Musk.

The 7 Premium Online Business Ideas

With the immense growth of the internet and technology in general, there’s an online business idea out there for everyone, irrespective of their experience or prior work history. Starting an online business can be one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable ways to start a business overall—especially when all you need is a laptop (or smartphone in most cases) and internet connection.

1. Freelance Designing

Do you have an eye for aesthetics? Did you go to art school, or have you always spent your free time analyzing designs? Can you use graphic design tools like Canva, Photoshop, and the likes?

If so, and if you’re interested in finding the gig on this list of online small business ideas that are right for you, then freelance designing might be a good choice. On this path, you can take on clients at your own speed, build up a good reputation online and by word of mouth, and work on projects that you find interesting—freelancing has plenty of perks.

Check out sites like Upwork and Behance to find the right gigs to enjoy the freedom of a freelance lifestyle.

2. Start a Blog

While a blog isn’t exactly a business, it can definitely support any of these online business ideas you’re choosing from.

Are you very knowledgeable about a certain subject? You might want to start a blog.

The more people trust your authority, the more they’ll read—and the wider your audience, the easier it is to grow your business by blogging. Even if you’re still deciding which of these online business ideas to pursue, starting a blog is never a bad idea, as you’ll be establishing an online presence to build from.

Once you are ready, go straight to Namecheap, get your blog live and start making money.

If you do not have the time to create a blog, contact a web development agency of your choice or talk to us.

The key to starting a successful blog is to focus on building an engaged, loyal audience. When you start with an audience-centric approach, you’ll cultivate a community that trusts you. And when you can earn trust, you can start to drive revenue.

Keep in mind that you don’t just start a blog and expect the money to roll in. You need to create content consistently, and it also needs to be content that educates, informs, or entertains people. In other words, it needs to capture their interest in some way.

What’s more, you need to sell something through the blog. This can be ad space, products, digital products, sponsored posts, coaching, ebooks, etc.

But if you’re willing to put in the work and you’re in it for the long haul, blogging can be extremely profitable (some bloggers make $50k per month or more).

There are examples of monetized blogs who are doing very well. Notable ones are Yomsdirect.com.ng, Neil Patel's blog , Unilagupdates.com.ngShoutmeloud, Acanbi and so many others!

3. Freelance Coding/ Web Design

If you’re a programmer, the perks of working at a startup or tech giant are pretty sizable, but if you’re more invested in flexibility, diversity of projects, taking on work at your own pace, and the freedom of being your own boss, then freelance is one of the greatest online business ideas from home around.

If you’re tech savvy, you should consider acquiring some coding skills and start building. Whether it’s mobile apps, Shopify apps, or websites, you can create digital products for purchase or as a service provider.

Who is a web developer? A web developer is someone who knows how to build a website from the bottom up. In order to do this, you need to learn coding, which will take time and hard work. But if you’re willing to put in the effort, it can pay quite well.

Whether you’re into web design – an especially popular freelance coding category—or another kind of software development, it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge to find clients you’re interested in helping out.

Plus, you can act as a software consultant as well, offering your critical eye and expertise without necessarily getting your hands dirty.

4. Own an eCommerce Store

With easy-to-use solutions such as Shopify and Woocommerce, it has never been this easier to start your own online store for such a low investment. Thanks to methods such as dropshipping, you don’t even need to worry about things such as delivery or warehousing.

Shopify is a little more expensive to set up when compared to Woocommerce (Shopify costs about $29 per month to run, as opposed to Woocommerce being free, as long as you have your domain name and web hosting), which I recommend for those who are just starting out.

Want to get started? Move straight to Namecheap, get a WordPress package, and install Woocommerce if you're interested. Alternatively, send us a mail and we will set it up for you in a few hours.

Whether you’re a painter, photographer, or musician, there are plenty of ways to start an online store and turn your latest masterpiece into a source of revenue with a beautifully designed eCommerce website.

If painting or designs is your forte, you can sell your work as prints, canvases, and framed posters using Printify or Printful. This is a fantastic way to turn your art into something tangible that people can take home and integrate into their space. Is music your thing? You can sell your beats, songs, samples, and more as digital downloads online.

Summary: If you’re handy or creative, you could craft your products and sell them on sites like Etsy, Amazon, or eBay, straight out of your home. The biggest challenge would be getting discovered, depending on your niche and how viral your products are. But thankfully, there’s tons of advice available to help you out, from pricing your work properly to taking the best photography possible and avoiding popular eCommerce mistakes.

5. Start a Youtube Channel

People are changing the way they find content online. It is not just text rich articles that people read from finding them on a Google search. Internet users are now getting more engaged with rich media such as videos. Because they are more engaged, Vloggers are able to leverage this to their financial gain. Vloggers can make millions of dollars a year from their audiences.

Videos are becoming insanely more popular, especially for users under 25s. There’s just so many effective video content platforms on offer such as Instagram and Snapchat Stories, Facebook Live video and Youtube. With these outlets you have the chance to push your content out to hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
If you’ve always fancied yourself as an internet celebrity and like the idea of being in front of the camera, then this is the time for action.

There is so much money to be made from starting a vlog or a Youtube channel. You can potentially earn thousands of dollars a month reviewing and promoting products for companies and brands. The more traffic you build to your YouTube channel, the more ad revenue you’ll receive from YouTube and potentially, offers from third party brands.

If you’re passionate about a topic, there’s likely a niche and readers looking for the content you have to share. One way to promote your new brand, service, or message is by creating a YouTube channel. If you feel comfortable on camera, have a spot where you can film, and love the idea of reaching millions on the internet, YouTube might be the right platform for you.

It can take some time for your channel to grow and you’ll likely need to network on social media and blogging platforms in the beginning, but with dedication, you can make a comfortable living this way.

6. Freelance Copywriting

If you're a natural wordsmith with a touch of marketing knowledge, you can establish yourself as a freelance copywriter. Whether you write blogs, web content or press releases, many companies will pay for your services. You can even increase your value by bringing SEO knowledge to the table to help your clients craft a strategy to attack specific keywords that their target audience is already using in their online searches.

Mostfreelance copywriters charge $40 to $50 per hour (if you are based in Nigeria, you'll earn lower than that for a start), but those with expertise in a given vertical could charge even more.

Freelance copywriting is a great business to run, because as long as you have an internet connection, you can work. It's a business that you can operate from the comfort of your own home, or even from a train seat.

7. Digital Marketing

Everybody needs a Digital Marketer. Your church needs one, your business needs one, your school probably employs one, and the list goes on and on.

The importance of the internet grows with every passing day, making it harder all the time for businesses to cut through the clutter and properly market themselves.

Digital marketers are always in demand, and many small and midsize companies would rather outsource it than establish a costly in-house team. If you've skilled in SEO, content marketing, pay-per-click, web development or social media management, you could have a business opportunity that allows you the freedom to work from home.

Digital Marketing is an important part of a brand, so it's critical for you to respond to developments in your clients' marketing strategies.

If you enjoy strategizing and implementing plans meticulously, digital marketing could be the right business for you.

Conclusion: Online Business Ideas

If you made it so far, then I can assume that you must have made up your mind to get started with any one of these online business ideas.

If you already have a business, you should know the Tools that can help your business.

I can assure you that if you take any of these online business ideas and start working on them, then you would get started in no time.

In case you have any queries or any other online business idea that you consider worth mentioning, then do tell in the comments below. If you want to get more online business ideas, then feel free to join our mailing list.

12 thoughts on “Online Business Ideas You Can Start Tomorrow and Be Rich”

  1. Hello Acanbi,
    I’m looking to start a blog this year but I’m thinking to fuse different topics together. However, I’m not sure how to start and how to get ads on the blog.
    Also, freelance copywriting has been a skill I’ve always wanted to try but I’m not sure how to get clients.
    Can you help, please?

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    • Hello Taiye.
      Starting a blog is a great idea and you don’t have to be “100%” to start one, in my opinion.
      All you need it a good knowledge or keen interest about certain topics. You’ll have to do some deep thinking to know how to ‘weave’ the different topics for your blog. But make sure you’re not trying to blog about everything. That would be bad practice.
      Getting ads is also not difficult- once your blog is well organized and has original content.
      I should make an article about how you can get clients as a freelancer soon. Freelance websites like upwork and fiverr are available, but your services have to be priced low for a start- for you to level up. That is why I do not use them anymore.
      Wish you the best, and I look forward to your blog!

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  2. Hi Tomiwa, great post. I am a businessman and I’m looking at taking my business to a digital level. Your post has opened my eyes to owning an e-commerce store. I will contact you shortly. Thanks.

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  3. Hi Tomjoe. Thanks for this post as it is an eye-opener as to how to make wise business decisions in this year. Thanks.

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  4. A very helpful article sir. Part of my goals this year was to start an online business, and I’m so grateful that this write-up is an eye opener for me. I’d contact you when I make a concluding decision sir. Thanks Mr. Tomjoe and God bless.

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  5. Hi Tomiwa. I want to venture into coding but I don’t know how to go about it. Please I need a guideline on how to go about it. Thanks.

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    • Hello Michael. Coding is a journey and before you venture into it like any other journey, you will need to be well informed. So, I’ll recommend you do a short Youtube survey of the various aspects of coding like Web development (which is further split into Frontend and Backend Web Development), Cloud, App Development, Data structures and algorithm to see what appeals to you the most. Then, it becomes easier to go from there. If you want a deep dive into everything, I recommend freecodecamp.org or coursera. Those are great platforms where you can learn anything you need well. Feel free to ask me when you finally decide on a coding path for a specific guide. Wish you the best, man!

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