I just spent an hour or so researching hot business start ups and online business idea trending for 2010 and the next couple years. No big surprises really. Business ideas that are poised for hot online start ups have leveled off a bit I think. Seems a several year meltdown period followed a go for broke, get it now, free for all with the late nineties and early 2000’s.
Sticking with our theme of home based business ideas I thought I’d mention a few of the hot business ideas that are becoming popular start ups from home. I’ll save the benefits or better yet redirect you when I can find some of the articles I’ve posted on the benefits of home based business models.
One trend people are seeing in the wake of the dot com bust is small businesses reassessing the Internet. Not as a new business model or as an opportunity for investment with large return, but more as a way to improve on what they are already doing. Many are low cost business ideas, some are even free, requiring no capital.
Some of the top business ideas that were started in the last three years are simply user friendly tools to communicate with customers. Third world business ideas even utilize the Internet to attract funding, spread their message, and communicate need. Companies like iContact who simply provide a platform that a company can use for marketing, improving customer loyalty, and even to educate its employees on web based marketing in 2010.
I’ve notice the everyday tasks associated with doing business get so simple with the advent of the tight niche platform products that new online start ups are using as a springboard into the marketplace. Its great, some even make my life easier.
One, more specific, business idea for 2010 that is building a whole new class of entrepreneurs and “socialpreneurs” are CMS’s or Content Management Systems. A CMS makes it extremely easy for everyday or “nontechnical” people, like myself, to publish websites and blogs. The new group or industry, if you will, that these CMS’s are creating is SEO professionals. Search Engine Optimization is a surging market.
Comprised of small one man companies and large growing corporations the SEO industry is really starting to boom. It takes what it takes and when website owners are counting the costs of doing business SEO is making it on the list and for good reason. Search traffic is a quality of traffic that can be so targeted, so refined, that its worth investing in. When in history have we been able to connect with people who are looking for exactly what we have, EXACTLY when they are looking?
Its a powerful business concept. One that I’m really excited about and enjoy the benefits of. Not only do I use my Blackberry to find information from anywhere, I also use the intricacies of search to improve traffic to my few small business blogs. I’m a small player in the world of search and that’s OK. I’ve got my place and enjoy it. I earn money doing something I like and would do anyway. Kinda cool.
One of the reasons I mentioned the business idea that I did is because it really is a pure home based business. SEO along with several other web based services can be done well right from a home office. The top small business owners and Home business entrepreneurs are one of the major buyers of SEO work and much of the work done for them is done from home offices. A good guess would say that some of the best in social network marketing are not detail oriented number crunchers and working from their favorite chair just might make them that much better?
Top Small Business Start Up
Another small business start up that is hot and growing is consulting. The Internet along with these smooth content management systems is paving the way for consultants to really reach out and get their message across to a much broader geographic area without diluting their core purpose. Its really wonderful from a small business consultants perspective and I suspect the ones who invest the time in developing a strong web presence will reap healthy rewards in results, contacts and clients well into the future.
I came across a site recently, a great site really, talking about socially responsible business models from education to small business innovation. Give it a look its called nuPolis They use a, new to me, content management system that really looks intelligent. Notice how it combines social networking as a way to start a conversation and more importantly spread one. That’s the thing with good business ideas the ones that spread get implemented. Not just business ideas, creating real, lasting, and impactful social change in our time is going to happen via, and maybe because of the power of the Internet.
A few more start up ideas I can mention are:
- Web design.
- Graphics work.
- Content Creation.
- Consultant Opportunity.
- Online Campaign Management.
- SEO Search Engine Optimization.
- SEM Search Engine Marketing.
- Guess Blogging.
- Creating Profitable Websites and Blogs.
Most of these are home business ideas that use the Internet as a tool and an Industry to sustain and conduct business. There are more….
Lets get a big group of business ideas.
Lets do this. If you can think of few business ideas that weren’t on the table 5 or 10 years ago share them with us in the comments of this post. Tell a Story if you’ve got one!
Until next time.