20 Profitable online business ideas

Each year, new business opportunities on the Internet appear to be be explored and achieve success in online business. The following is a list of 20 ideas profitable business online that can start in 2016. Whether for independence financial or increase your income, one of these ideas can be anything you are looking to start the year with the fattest wallet.


List of 20 profitable business ideas online for 2016

1 – Business consulting online

If you already operates in the field of business consulting, or have enough business experience to offer techniques aimed at solving problems as best treat customers or developing new products for companies, then be an online consultant you may find it does generate a large income. Many companies are hiring consultants able to help them reach the next level. And thanks to the Internet so evolved that we have today, you can do everything online. Consultancies can be made by video conference via Skype, Google Plus Hangouts or those Webinars production systems.

2. Agency professional writing

What is the main format of the information that makes up Internet sites? Text! Whether for advertising, for articles of a blog, specialized reviews, content for online stores, the text is present. He is primarily responsible for the positioning of sites in top positions of search results, and for this and many other reasons is that professionally written texts have become a very valuable product in the Internet. Therefore, here it is the business opportunity in setting up a professional agency specializing in online writing texts for different segments. Here are some that are in great demand in the online market:

  • optimized articles to blogs and websites.
  • reviews (reviews) specialized products or services.
  • case studies.
  • business plans.
  • texts for advertising.
  • articles for magazines and newspapers online.
  • optimized product descriptions.

You can choose to establish a specialized agency in the texts that dominate or act more specialists in other subjects to reach a wider clientele. So, you can benefit more, while net income is split with its partners.

3 – Production of academic papers

This is a business model where financial investment is low, but in return you will require great skill with writing The main academic papers you can offer online are:

You can create a website, blog, use social networks or even Whats App to promote your business, take orders, serve customers, etc.

4 – Create courses to sell online

Currently there are platforms like Udemy, which allows them to accommodate all video lessons you produce, and are accessible to people who do the course registration online for a defined value. And all with a very professional appearance, ensuring that your business forward seriousness and confidence to the public. When speaking in public, there is a huge looking to learn all kinds of things on the internet.

5 – Creating websites for individuals and businesses

Do you have experience with programming languages aimed at creating websites? Great! and if you do not, do not worry! Today, thanks to online websites development platformsyou can create a personal or professional website, even if you are not familiar with the endless lines of HTML, CSS, PHP, jQuery and other code. So what does that mean? To sell websites is a great online business opportunity knocking at your door. Because there is so easy to create a website, there are people and companies who are willing to pay someone to do it for them. You can hire a platform like Weebly, Wix or SitePX and offer their services creation of websites on the Internet. However, a good option to start is to look for the nearest public to you. Experiment with colleagues from college, work or small businesses near where you live. With these you have the opportunity to present their work better eye contact and ensures greater reliability to their business. And these are the customers that will help you expand your business by sharing services with others.

6 – Fashion Office online

Fashion is an industry that includes products that are among the best sellers on the Internet, which makes this sector is very profitable, and offer great business opportunities on the internet. And just as there are many people who like to buy clothes and accessories, there are also those interested in dressing well. The most important thing you also need a computer with good internet connection is much knowledge on the subject. Since many of your customers will want to know not only what to wear for such an event, but also accessories, hair type, make and footwear used to create the perfect look. In addition you need to have a website, blog, social network or a page in a freelancer site for this type of business. Remember also that it is essential to keep abreast of fashion trends occurring in the year

7 – Management of Social pages business

 Social networks are indispensable tools for businesses to conquer their customers online. However, for this, it requires a lot of extra work! And many entrepreneurs do not have this time available to act actively in the pages of their enterprises on social networks like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. And it is there, where is your chance.

Of course, for this you need to have skills that go beyond making a post or respond to comments and messages. You need to create messages with pictures, videos, titles and texts that attract public attention, and also keep an eye on the most suitable times for publication.

Moreover, it will be their task to generate reports with information such as number of new followers a week, the level of commitment, what kind of post most interest to the public, etc.

So, if you show that is able to perform these tasks, you can be sure you will have a public very interested in hiring their services.

8 – Online Resale products of other companies

 Large companies are offering online resale opportunities where you can in a few steps to get started with online sales in some cases without having to invest in buying products. Or in other cases it will be necessary, but in compensation benefits will be much higher. The variety of products is great. Both physical and digital. The ways to make money may be commissions, prizes indications or even in some cases. The initial investment is relatively low compared, for example, the initial cost to have an online store ready to start selling.

 9 – Sale and photo editing online

If you are a photographer or art photography master, you can use your camera to have a small business selling and editing photos online. Through the best sites photo bank, you can sell all kinds of photos and images to people around the world. But if you prefer to work in a more professional manner and have room to sell your photos, then the right one is the creation of a blog on the Word press platform and use one of the beautiful themes that will transform your blog into an online store ready to sell all kinds of images. And if being good at shooting, also you understand the issue and its treatment, can offer such additional service on its website, online store or portfolio in a freelancer site. Among the topics that may be offered they are:

  • recovery of old photos.
  • cleaning – removing any element that leave ugly photos or difficult to identify.
  • Lighting treatment.
  • treatment of people in the pictures – the elimination of grains, dark circles, blemishes, wounds, scars, extra fat here and there and other imperfections.
  • assemblies of all kinds.

10 – Reseller Hosting – reseller hosting

Have you heard of reselling hosting? This type of plan is in the various hosting companies and one of its main features is that it has a larger for clients storage that host multiple sites, rather than pay a hosting for each site (which would more expensive). But you can turn this into a business line offering hosting packages at a more affordable for customers looking for your websites hosting price.

11 – Graphic Design Services

Corel Draw, Illustrator and Photoshop are some of the major programs when designing. So if you are able to create in these programs, incredible works ranging from a banner to a beautiful design of a website, this is your chance to fight the crisis. You can sell your work for all sites like Freelancer.com. You can act in the best freelancer sites as mentioned above and also create a personal website with the portfolio of its work to further increase its reach. See some of the most popular services graphic design Internet:

12 – Agency marketing and advertising online

For some time, the Internet has been been the main tool of marketing and advertising for many businesses and entrepreneurs, so there is a great opportunity here. Acting in this business will provide services to businesses and others who want to enhance their Internet business This will require you to be able to develop activities such as.:

  • optimizing sites for search engines (SEO).
  • exposure of the company and its products.
  • creating advertisements on search engines or social networks.
  • monitoring social media.
  • reports results (using tools such as Google Analytics).

Since these activities require extensive knowledge, time and dedication, it is recommended that this type of business is conducted in collaboration with one or more people. In this way you can offer efficient service.

13 – Youtuber: a lucrative business in Youtube

So, become a YouTube! If you have a digital camera or a good camera smartphone, and is the kind of person who likes to make videos, and has some sort of knowledge that is useful to people and not ashamed to be seen by several of them on the Internet then this business may be for you. One thing is a fact, there are many people who make a lot of money with You tube. And even if you can not make enough money to live that kind of business, you can earn extra income very welcome. In addition to the requirements mentioned before a video editing program like Camtasia Studio and properly prepared environment is also required. The scenario may vary depending on the subject will try on their channel. Speaking of themes, here you are some that are a hit on You tube.

14. Application Development

Mobile applications are more popular than ever. If you have a great idea and knows about programming languages, you can invest in this business and create your own application.

If not dominate programming, but have a great idea, the alternative is to go for many software developers who try to work in partnership with people in creating an app.

15. Blogs

Working with blogs can also be a lucrative business. The interesting thing is that it opens the possibility of working in multiple form with several different Internet businesses as some I’ve mentioned here.

There are many bloggers today that are making big money with their blogs via direct mail services like Google Ad Sense, where you can earn money per click or per thousand impressions on your ads, affiliates, subscription fees (for cases of blogs that have exclusive content for subscribers), or even the completion of the sale of physical or digital products on blogs.

The key to a successful blog is on quality, quantity and authority of their posts or articles. Blogs also need online marketing strategies such as SEO, social media marketing and content marketing.

16. translation

In a world where more and more companies deal with customers and partners from other nations, speak other languages it is essential. Whether to negotiate deals and transactions, answer e-mails from the company, there is work there waiting for you.

There are opportunities for short-term work in small businesses through independent Internet sites. Or you can use your skills with other languages to mount a translation service on the Internet for various texts such as books or scholarly articles.

17. Virtual Store

An online store is an internet business that allows you to access worldwide. Whether custom shirts, custom pillows , books, or customized accessories, there is an audience for everything. Using a hosting service integrated into a shopping software purchases or electronic commerce (e-commerce), your business will be running in no Rec. Moreover, today it is even possible to convert a blog or Facebook page in a virtual store that can help you find your target audience. Therefore, it is an online business that is worth keeping an eye.

18. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is an internet business, where many people are making money. Affiliate ads are placed on your site or blog, so that people click on them to go to other places to buy a product. In this way, you will receive a commission for each sale.

The hard part is getting a considerable amount of traffic, but not impossible. Once you establish a niche, get a number of visitors registered and organic traffic, you will be able to make real money with affiliates.

19. Virtual Franchise

Did you know that the franchise business is having good profits, even in times of crisis? And not just in the real scenario, but also in the virtual! Just as traditional franchises, virtual work with the same rules and guidelines of the law. However, unlike a traditional franchise, you do not have to worry about renting a physical establishment or keep a lot of employees to have a virtual franchise. Because of this, the investment becomes very accessible. And the variety of sectors is large. There are franchises virtual ISPs, online stores, human resources, software sales, and so on. If you act in this type of business, it’s good consulting people who already have experience in the field for guidance and valuable advice.

20. Investing in financial markets

 With the advent of the Internet has created the opportunity to invest in the stock market from home thanks to online trading.

Potentially the stock market allows you to get great income, but provided you make the right steps, because investing money in Forex is not a “game of chance” (unlike what many believe newbies). Therefore, if you want to profit with them, you have to consider it as a job as do operators of Wall Street and all stock exchanges in the world. (See this short and simple guide to start investing in Forex. )

To date, there are many options available that allow investing in the stock market and between binary options, Forex, futures, etc. are included


The author is an expert on occupational training and a prolific writer who writes extensively on Business, technology, and education. He can be contacted for professional advice in matters related with occupation and training on his blog Communal Business and Your Business Magazine.