Looking for great internet business ideas to start in 2020? In this blog post I share a roundup of great internet business ideas that are perfect for those who want to work from home on their own schedule and earn income from an online website business. I currently operate several of these types of businesses and share my tips for starting an online business. I believe the list below includes the best internet businesses for moms especially.
What is an internet business?
An internet business is an online website-based business that you run from home from the comfort of your computer, laptop, or smart device. Your website acts as your “storefront” and your website communicates your business message with customers as they review your website. A website-based business is a great internet business idea if your desire to to have your business “open” 24/7. In addition to a website, you can also start internet businesses from home using these other types of platforms:
- and other similar online platforms
Top internet businesses to start from home
There are many types of internet businesses you can start, and you can start several types if you prefer. Here my top five ideas for the best business online:
- Online store where you sell your own creations
- Online shop where you sell used items
- Affiliate marketing business
- Direct sales business
How to get customers to your internet business
There are a number of ways to attract customers to your internet business. Here are several methods:
- SEO (search engine optimization)
- Word-of-mouth marketing
- Guerilla marketing tactics
- Email newsletter
- Social Media
- Paid online advertising
- Paid offline advertising
- and similar methods
5 great internet business ideas for 2020
This year is a very interesting year, especially because online businesses are booming! 2020 is a good year to start an internet business because of this. Below is a roundup of online website business ideas:
Used Books Online Store
This is one of my favorite, quick and easy internet business ideas. I recently shared in detail how to start an online store on eBay selling used books because you can easily find cheap inventory and have great luck selling used books online, especially on eBay. Additionally, I host VintageCookbookLover.com and share blog articles and links to vintage cookbooks on eBay on my website using affiliate marketing.
Used Clothing Online Shop
Another idea for starting an online store is selling used clothing on eBay or etsy. Similar to selling used books, you can find cheap inventory easily and flip it online using an auction site such as eBay or a vintage shop on etsy. Other places to sell used clothing include Craigslist, Instagram and Facebook which allow you to not need a website. However, you can also create your own online shop through you own website and sell directly to customers without a third-party site. Check out the above link regarding selling used books for an idea of how to start your own used clothing online shop on eBay.
Affiliate Marketing Internet Business
Instead of buying and selling your own inventory, you can become an affiliate marketer referring sales to products and services you love while earning commissions. I am an affiliate marketer and use this website to refer sales to internet business tools and franchises. You can promote your affiliate marketing business on your own website (like I do here), and/or on social media and email newsletter. Here are a affiliate programs I am part of to give you some ideas:
- Stella & Dot
Direct Sales Internet Business Franchise
Another good business opportunity is partnering with a direct sales company that allows you to sell merchandise online and/or refer sales to their website online. There are a variety of direct sales internet business franchises you can partner with, such as beauty and makeup, flower arrangement classes, clothing, wine, kids clothing, kids books and more. Here are a few resources for finding the best direct sales company for launching an internet business franchise in 2020:
- Stella & Dot is the most popular direct sales program on our site!
- Top 6 questions about becoming an Alice's Table Event Exec – answered!
- 8 great direct sales companies in 2020
- Top beauty direct sales companies for 2020
- Natural & organic list of CBD oil companies: direct sales & affiliate programs
Here are some links to tips for promoting and growing an online direct sales business:
- 6 Instagram tips for direct sales consultants in 2020
- 8 Zyia Active direct sales party ideas for making your first sale
- How to use Text Messaging for Direct Sales in 2020
- 15 Direct Sales Tips for Newbies
This is one of my absolute favorite online business ideas, especially for moms and those who love researching and writing. Essentially, blogging is sharing and selling information. Information is free, it costs nothing to you (unless you decide to pay for your education). There is no inventory to store, and you only have to create the information once and can sell it over and over again. There are several ways to make money from blogging, including:
- Paid advertisements
- Affiliate marketing
- Creating and selling eBooks
- Creating and selling printables
- Creating and selling videos
- Creating and selling audio
On this website, I earn income from paid advertisements and affiliate marketing. On my other site, EasyVeganMealPrep.com and earn income as well from selling printables.
There you go! These are my good internet business ideas for 2020. I have done most of these ideas over the last several years and seen success. The most important thing I can share with you is that starting an internet business takes time, lots of effort, and most importantly – patience! If you stick with it long enough, it is worth it. I like to think of my online businesses as one big garden where I plant lots of seeds and nurture them over a long period of time.
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