Alternatives To E-Commerce Business

While browsing through the content in this blog, you might assume that e-commerce is one of the very few ways to start a profitable online business. If this is the case then you’re definitely mistaken!

The sheer variety of online business ideas we have in 2017 is quite staggering. There are literally hundreds of ways people make money on the internet.

In this post, i’m going to broaden your horizons are show you some interesting online business ideas that you may have not thought about

Here are my top five unique online business ideas:

Instagram Marketing

Instagram is huge nowadays, many people have built highly successful businesses through Instagram alone. Building of a large following can result in you being approached by big companies that sell stuff related to the things you post about on your profile. If you have a six-figure following, you can charge companies thousands of dollars per post. This is through something called “brand sponsorships” and can be an amazing way to monetise your social media account. Just try to make sure you don’t spam your followers with sponsored content as this can be quite off-putting.


Websites like EO Fire and Smart Passive Income make an absolute killing from podcasting. If you’re good on the microphone and can create a loyal following for your podcasts, this could be a great way for you to get into online business. Companies pay good money to advertise on popular podcasts. The bigger the following, the more companies are willing to pay you per advertisement.

Virtual Assistant

This is an easy job for easy money. Granted, you aren’t going to get rich from this business but it’s a great way to make a few extra bucks a month. You can find great opportunities on the most freelancer websites like Upwork¬†and PeoplePerHour

Google Adwords Consulting

If you’re an expert on PPC, you can make a killing consulting for other companies. Most companies don’t have the time and/or expertise to run a PPC marketing campaign so they’re usually looking to find someone else to do it for them.

Most local businesses can benefit hugely from search engine marketing so your services will be in high demand. This type of consulting is great because you normally charge clients a monthly retainer fee so once you build up a small base of clients you’ll have a lucrative business on your hands.

Buying And Selling Domains

buying and selling domains

This is a great little idea that can earn you some extra cash on the side. Website trading has been a thing since the birth of the internet and it’s still a lucrative side gig that you can get into. Again, this isn’t something that will make you millions but it can be a great way to earn some extra money. I came across this guide on Godaddy which I thought was quite useful. Check it out and do some research, flipping domains can be a highly profitable endeavour if you know what you’re doing.


One thought on “Alternatives To E-Commerce Business

  1. I had no idea there were so many alternatives to ecommerce businesses! The internet really is packed with online business opportunities. I think the best thing to do is to pick one thing and stick with that until you’re generating a good income before moving onto the next project.

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