Top online business ideas for 2019

Did you know that over 1.92 billion people are predicted to buy items online in 2019? The global Ecommerce sales would cross the $3 trillion mark if the current growth trend were to continue. If you are looking to start your own business, entering the online market is a great idea.

Online businesses have various advantages. They require less financial investment than a conventional company.

 Think of it this way. In a brick and mortar store, you have to invest in rent. However, in an Ecommerce store, you don’t need physical space. Similarly, via an online business, you can work from anywhere in the world and access a large online audience.

If you are looking to start an online business, here are some business ideas that might come in handy.

1.    Start and monetize a blog

 

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We live at a time when influencer marketing is becoming critical. Some of the world’s biggest influencers started from or have a blog. You will be surprised at how many people follow blogs. Whether it be beauty or cooking related content, blogs tend to get a lot of hits. If you wish to start a business without investing much, you might want to start slow by starting your own blog. You can then monetize it by placing ads or collaborating with brands.

However, remember that you won’t start earning money right from the get-go. Instead, you will need to build your follower count. This is no easy feat. This will require you to create and post relevant content frequently. Your content can’t be promotional. Instead, it must serve the purpose of educating, informing, or entertaining your readers. Once you succeed in getting their attention, more and more people will be attracted to your blog. And once your site traffic increases, your ad revenue is likely to increase too.

2.    Freelance writing

The world is always short of quality writers. After all, the need for quality content never dies. If you are an expert writer, then you can earn a lot by setting up a website and offering your writing services to clients. To establish this business, all that you require is an internet connection, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a working laptop.

If you are indeed an expert at what you do, you will end up establishing a positive reputation among clients who are then likely to refer you to other people as well. Make sure you are equipped with the latest knowledge of SEO as well as writing tricks before you sign up for such a business. If all goes to plan, your freelance writing website is likely to attract enough clients for you to hire a team of writers. Slowly, your one-man show will transform into a fully-fledged company.

3.    Sell online

 

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Ecommerce is booming. You can earn a lot by jumping onto this bandwagon. While there was a time when online shopping was met with scepticism, now virtually everything can be bought online. This includes items like cars as well. This is why companies like We Buy Cars Today have gained momentum.

You can decide what you wish to sell depending on your expertise. You can either choose to develop your own product and sell it online. Or, you can become a merchandiser and set up an online store that has a variety of items. Regardless of what business you choose to do, make sure your decision is based on sound research. Follow a business idea that is backed by customer demand. If there are a lot of competitors present already, try not to enter the industry. It is better to enter a blue ocean rather than a red one, especially when you are a small business.

4.    App and Software Development

Another industry that is booming is the software and app development sector. Think about how many apps you use daily. Smartphones, and by extension apps, have become an essential part of our lives. And it also makes for a great business idea for 2019.

If you know coding and software development, you can create an application and sell your work to any App store. Even if you release it free of cost on app stores, you can make money by adding ads on your app.

This is not a business idea that anyone can benefit from. Instead, you need to have the expertise to enter this industry. And you need a mind-blowing app idea. Remember, there are a lot of apps already present on app stores. You must come up with an app that is unique yet relevant to your target audience. Only then will people download it. The rarer it is, the higher the chance that users will pay for it.

Who knows you can end up creating the next big viral app! Just make sure it is good enough to be sustainable, and you might end up with a successful business in the long-haul.

5.    Photography

 

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In the world of Instagram and social media, most of us know how to click a decent picture. But, if you really have the talent of capturing the beauty in both ordinary and extraordinary moments, then you can start an online photography business.

Create a website and update your portfolio. Become a freelance photographer. When you do so, make sure you optimize your site and market it well across different platforms. After all, people can only view your work once they access your site. And you need a sound ranking for that.

Meanwhile, you can also sell some of your work on sites like Shutterstock and iStock. These platforms offer a commission for original pictures. Once you have perfected your craft, you can move on to better platforms that offer higher commission rates.

Conclusion

Considering the current climate, you are likely to achieve success with your venture if you put in the efforts.

Choose any of these give business ideas. Launch your own successful startup in 2019. This is your year. Make the most of it. Starting an online business was never this easy before.

About the author

Ashley Rosa is a freelance writer and blogger. As writing is her passion that why she loves to write articles related to the latest trends in technology and sometimes on health-tech as well.  She is crazy about chocolates. You can find her at twitter: @ashrosa2

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