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Monday, March 19, 2007

10 Internet Businesses You Can Start With Very Little Money

The internet has become as common as a Drive Thru Coffee joint. Almost everyone has been through one, many people use them daily and yet they still have a lot of room for growth. Don’t feel as though you may have missed the first dotcom wave. Even if you didn’t have enough money for a first or even second wave net fever catch, there are still valuable career opportunities to be found online. You don’t have to be rich to be an entrepreneur in this new age of Web 2.0 applications.

  1. Affiliate Marketer
  2. Answer Questions
  3. Apparel Store
  4. Ebay Business
  5. Make Videos
  6. Photo Retouching
  7. Podcast
  8. Sell your own service
  9. Start a blog
  10. Web Design

Affiliate Marketer

Startup Costs: None.

Details: Join another company’s affiliate program like Amazon Affiliates. Earn a commission each time someone you’ve referred makes a purchase. Affiliate programs vary on commission so shop around for the best deal.

Answer Questions / Give Advice

Startup Expenses: Free or the cost for a personal domain and website hosting.

Details: Do you almost always see the solutions to problems? If so, you can start a blog based on reader questions and general Why Did This Happen occurrences and use web affiliates to bring in the $$. Also if your able to find a Cha Cha guide sponor and your great at answering questions you can make between $5-10/hr answering questions.

Apparel Store

Startup Expenses: As little as $6 per shirt or gas money & posting fees

Details: There are several ways to start an online apparel store. A lot of people will garage hunt and sell found clothing on the net. You can also think of some witty slogans and use online businesses such as Café Press to handle all of your printing and ordering process.

eBay Business

Startup Costs: $120 for a compact digital camera.

Details: That pile of stuff in your garage and cool little nick nacks you find in everyday life could be a goldmine. Snap a photo and list it on eBay.

Make Videos

Startup Costs: App $100

Details: Create funny videos and post them online. Video sharing sites like Revver share 50% of their ad revenue with you. The guys that made the Mentos + Diet Coke videos made over $30,000!

Photo Retouching

Startup Expenses: $100 for photo-editing software like Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Details: Remove unwanted red-eye and strangers from photos or bring old photos back to life. Photoshop Elements makes this super simple with their magic tools. Start with your friends and family, and the word about your service will spread like wildfire.


Startup Costs: $50 for a microphone.

Details: Don’t keep your opinions to yourself, voice them to the world by recording and broadcasting them to others via podcasting. If enough folks listen to your podcast, you can sign up with an advertising service like Podtrac and earn some nice money.

Sell Your Own Service

Startup Costs: Nothing more than what you already pay.

Detail: Whether you’re a photographer, legal consultant, real estate agent, tutor or anything in between, you can make money by selling your services online. It’s an easy way to increase the your market share and revenue. Start by creating an online ad of what you can offer on free classified listing sites like Craigslist, which receives over 14 million visitors a month.

Start a Blog

Startup Expenses: Free or the cost for a personal domain and website hosting.

Details: Choose a niche you’re passionate about and write about it daily. Place contextual ads from Google or Yahoo on it to reap in the money. Services like Blogger and Typepad are free, but you don’t get your own custom domain. Shell out a little cash and get your own domain for a more professional look.

Web Design

Startup Costs: $100 for web design software like Microsoft Frontpage

Details: Every business needs a web presence. Although there a many free templates available on the web, most are difficult or look like bad McDonald clones. You can make anywhere from $100 to $1000 just by making a simple websites for the local mom and pop shop down the street.

There are several career opportunities on the web if you open your mind and eyes and use some imagination mixed with god old fashioned hard work. The act of running a business over the Internet offers many rewards. You literally have a global store when you operate an e-business. Additional considerations

  • Educational courses tutoring
  • Data entry services
  • Telephone answering service
  • Independent wine consultant

Remember, for your web development needs there are tons of free applications available.

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