How are you holding on in 2021? Have you been hit by the pandemic like the rest of us or you’re Bezos and your fortune grew to even more astronomical highs?
For us mortals, 2020 has been the worst year financially. Millions of people lost their jobs or their businesses. Life isn’t easy right now. One place that always has our back though, is the internet. A place that today is much more than just a source of information. Today, you can start an online business from the comfort of your couch and make enough money to become financially free in less than six months.
There has been a spike in new online businesses, and it came as no surprise. We’ve been stuck inside our homes, with too much time on our hands. The smart people recognized the potential and decided to build a side hustle.
And you’re one of them! Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this article. But how does a great online business idea look in 2021? What niches should you tap in and which ones are not a good idea right now? We’ll talk all about it in this article!
Start a blog
This is my top choice and I’ll tell you why. As I mentioned earlier, we have a lot of time on our hands right now. We’re still in the middle of the pandemic, which means that we’ll still have to wait for things to get back to normal and for us to fill time with outside activities.
People read more than before, which means your blog has a higher potential of getting visitors. Depending on your niche, you might teach people how to achieve certain goals or do something. Maybe you are good at cooking. This time is great for you to start a blog and teach people how to cook. If you want to learn how to start a blog, we have a step by step guide for beginners HERE which will help you create a successful, money-making blog in no time.
Start an affiliate business
If you clicked on our how to start a blog article, you most probably read all about how to monetize it and make money. Our number one tip when it comes to new blogs is to use affiliate links. You can make enough money even with a new blog. I used to make hundreds of dollars with just 2.000 visitors per month a few years back, and you can too!
But you can also start an affiliate business, which means you won’t write articles to promote those products but instead create landing pages. We have an article HERE that will teach you step by step how to do this.
Start a Twitter account and monetize it with affiliate links and e-books
There’s a group if you’d like, called “money Twitter”. Obviously, they don’t gather on full moon and chant spells to make money on the platform (joke).
They are the people that recognized Twitter’s potential and started to monetize their accounts. You should focus on getting new followers daily. You do that by finding people in your chosen niche and commenting on their tweets. This is the fastest way to grow. You should focus on offering as much value as possible. If their followers see you know what you are talking about, then they might follow you as well.
Once you have enough followers, you can start promoting affiliate links or even your own products. The most used tactic on the platform is creating e-books and adding them to Gumroad. Then, you promote your e-book on your own account. Combine that with affiliate links and you should start making money before reaching 1.000 followers. HERE is our Twitter guide.
Offer your services
Obviously, there are niches out there that work better now than others. For example, if you are a travel guide, you most probably aren’t making too much right now. If you are a digital marketer on the other side, you can help those who are starting a business. As I said, there has been a spike and you can leverage that.
You can even start your own business and offer services as a package. You can learn how to start a business from our guide, HERE. Use social media platforms such as Tik Tok, Twitter, or Pinterest to get traffic to your offer. We have guides for all of those, btw. Learn how to get website traffic with Pinterest HERE, how to get traffic with Twitter HERE, and how to make money with Tik Tok HERE.
Start an online shop
My last business idea is to start your own shop. I know that now with the pandemic the delivery has slowed down but people still buy. Again, you must consider the niche you’ll want to get into. Travel isn’t too good right now, anything that has to do with parties doesn’t either.
So if you are good at drawing, sewing, wood carving, and so on, you could start an online shop and do pretty well. We have a guide for you if you want to start a shop on Shopify HERE, and if you want to start with Woocommerce, click HERE.