Top Online Business Startup Ideas For Home Business Entrepreneurs

by J.Crawford on May 27, 2010

I’ve put together an online business article here that reveals the top online business start up ideas from a popularity stand point. I’m not asserting these are the best online businesses to start, I’m merely saying these are the most common paths to home based entrepreneurship that use the Internet.  Not all home based business entrepreneurs operate an online business. These top ways to make money from home are all of the Internet business variety, and they don’t have to include getting payday loans on the web.

What are the perceived advantages to an online business?

Based on my own experience and research these are the top reasons people prefer the online business models compare to other business models.

  • Most online business ideas offer an opportunity for creativity.
  • Most online business ideas are non service type businesses.
  • Most successful online business models are in some ways passive in structure.
  • It is realistic to own many online businesses, not just one.
  • The expenses and overhead of most online businesses is extremely low.
  • The start up cost of an online business are lower, both in terms of time and money.

What do you think?

I’ve realized these points to be advantages over most any traditional business and these are some of the reasons I really love the online business model. The other thing is people.  If I don’t want to deal with people, I don’t have to. The way I’ve structured my business allows me to turn it off and on, but I still make money. If I have other plans for a few months, like sailing, I just don’t schedule any consulting clients or deal with direct ad buys or any of that. My more passive income streams will still flow and I really like this about an Internet based business.

Speaking of passive income streams….

Here is what I’ve come up with for the top online business start up ideas.  These are non-niche specific business ideas that many of the most successful small business entrepreneurs online are using right now to make money from home, in some cases LOTS of money. (like you’ve seen in all the ‘exciting’ ads & ” I’m rich” stories)

Online Business Start Up Idea #1

Blogging~Why is blogging the first choice among online business entrepreneurs? Because it looks easy….Seriously.  It makes sense too, that the most popular way to make money from home (or at least try) is blogging.  I mean I couldn’t tell you how many dead blogs I’ve come across online.  People think they can start a blog and make a ton of money, after 30 to 60 days of not making a penny they quit.  But blogging is still probably the #1 most popular online business start up idea.

#2 Online Business Startup Idea

Affiliate Marketing~ Closely related, maybe even a brother to blogging, affiliate marketing is the next choice for beginner online entrepreneurs. It makes sense too.  Beginners don’t have their own products so it seems logical to try their hand at selling someone else’s.  And affiliate market is a great way to make some serious cash.  In fact I’d say it’s on of the top ways to make money that has created the most “millionaire” or “multi-six figure earners.  I’ve personally witnessed product launches (not my own) that have made several hundred grand in the first two months! Lot’s of money.

#3 Online Business Startup Idea

Web Publisher~ This is the third most popular online business start up and its a lot like blogging.  Id say a web publisher is a successful blogger.  They write on real topics that have a real interest and they create quality content that helps people understand the web or anything really.  There are health related websites, fitness related websites, you name it.  So how to publishers make money online?  By selling ad space.  It’s amazing how big some of these sites are and ad revenues can really add up (no pun intended).

I know there are a myriad of different business ideas online right now and new business ideas coming up every day, but I’d say these are the top online business start up ideas and also by far the most popular ways people try to make money from home.

The Truth Home Based Online Businesses.

The truth is, based on my own experience and research, that most successful online business entrepreneurs worked real hard to get the results they have.  Most, not all, were entrepreneurs to begin with or at least entrepreneurial minded.  Personally I’ll tell you that I’ve worked just as hard with my online business as I ever have a traditional business.  I like the results I get with my Internet endeavors much more.


Jocelyn August 17, 2010 at 12:38 am

Yes, home business online is easy but you have to spend much time too. I’m working online for a client for more than a year. I spend a lot of time working for his blogs. It’s a great pleasure to me. Taking a good look to his blogs at number 1 page of google, makes me happy.

Jocelyn August 14, 2010 at 4:09 am

I’m a single mom with 2 kids. I’m just new to online business.
Your article will be helpful to me. Thanks.

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