In addition to the field of commerce (buying and selling via the internet), the online business also experienced rapid growth in the field of information technology (IT). Media information that used to be through conventional newspapers is now an online newspaper such as; Tempo.co, Detik.com, TribunNews.com, Republika.co.id, Kompas.com, and many others. Internet business is also widely run by those who have skills in certain areas and want to make money from these skills.
We must have often seen an offline business that is then marketed online to increase sales or to make the brand more famous. One of the offline goes online business that really interests me is the business selling rendang online by Mother Reno Adam Suri. In short, various online business opportunities in 2018 will be more wide open and can be done by anyone who wants to do business.
Who Can Run an Online Business?
Online business is a business that can only be run when there is an internet connection. So, everyone who has an internet connection and a computer/mobile device can run an internet business. The target market was not limited because we can sell our products anywhere both local and international.
Internet business can be run by anyone, even those who can learn the online business. One of the examples I have mentioned is Ms. Reno who sells her rendang via the internet. He can reach potential buyers online and make it possible to earn greater profits.
Maybe some of you are wondering, what is the best and reliable online business that can be profitable for the long term? Based on my experience and also the information I found about internet business, here are some of the latest promising online business opportunities even without big capital, and the joy of this business we can do from home:
1. Internet Business by Selling Other People's Products
In my opinion, this one business is one of the most profitable types of online businesses today. The reason is, many consumers in Indonesia are beginning to switch to online, and run the Internet business does not need big capital you know, even almost without capital.
The advantage of selling other people's products (reseller/drop shipper/affiliate) is that we do not have to worry about the procurement of goods to be sold and also the delivery process. There are many online stores that offer this program, of course, we also have to learn the transaction history of the online store. Make sure that you work with people who are responsible and trustworthy.
Online stores that offer reseller and dropship programs are usually willing to send goods to the buyer wherein the packing of goods the name or our online store that became the sender. So we will not lose these buyers if you want to make a purchase in the future. Products sold by reseller/dropship are usually shaped goods.
In addition to selling physical-shaped products, we can sell other people's products in digital forms such as ebook, video, and membership. Usually, this program is called affiliate where we get a commission so many percents of the total price of digital products that we managed to sell through our affiliate link.
You can find various products that can be sold at the following marketplace sites:
- Ratakan.com (selling digital products/affiliate)
- Idaff.com (selling digital products/affiliate)
- Supplier.id (selling physical products/dropship)
- Cakning.com (selling physical product/dropship)
- Tokopedia.com (selling physical product/dropship)
- Bukalapak.com (selling physical product/dropship)
2. Online Business Selling Writing Services / Creating Website Content
Selling writing services is one of the best selling online businesses in Indonesia today. The reason, because now many blogs/websites appear and require writers to fill out the website content.
Website content can be in the form of text, images, and video. But of the plethora of website content, I see on average using text or articles. If you or anyone around you have the ability to write articles, create videos, and pictures, then this online business opportunity you should run.
In addition to textual content, video content and logo images are also pretty much in need. One of the most searched videos and image content is making video marketing as well as logo images related to the business to be marketed.
There are a lot of website owners or business owners who do not have the time or do not have good skills in creating content, logos, and videos for their websites and businesses. If you seriously want to build an online business in the field of article writer website services business, they are your ideal target market.
How to find potential clients? You can find them on some of these sites:
3. Internet Business Sell Website Development Services / Blog
This business is perfect for someone who has the ability to build a website or blog. We do not need to have a great expertise in drafting the website code from scratch because in fact there are many ways that are quite easy in building a good website/blog.
One platform that is very easy to learn and apply in building a website/blog is WordPress. In WordPress, there are many themes/templates that are ready to use and unique, both free and paid with a professional look.
At first you may feel less able to run this business, but if you are used to creating a website/blog is good, certainly, your prospective buyers will not think long to hire your services. And we need to be considered before selling this service, we should also have a business website with a convincing look.
How to find potential clients? You can find them at the following marketplace sites:
For both of these services, I recommend Niagahoster.
4. Internet Business Becomes An Online Realtor
This business is pretty much done by the online business. A broker is a person or a company assigned to bring together a seller of a product/service to a prospective buyer. Of course, to become a broker, we must have a network and acquaintances are quite extensive.
In an online business, trust from potential customers is something very important. Therefore, we should study the background of the people we want to meet, both the seller and the prospective buyer.
Some businesses that use online realtor services include; sell websites, sell a property, sell services, and others. Another thing we need to consider as an online broker is in terms of pricing the products/services you provide. Should not take a profit too big and also not too small because it concerns your profits and also the trust of your clients.
You can find various products that can be resold at the following marketplace sites:
- Ciptaloka.com (selling T-shirt + design)
- Rumah123.com (property buying and selling)
- Olx.co.id (buying and selling of various products)
- Carmudi.co.id (car buying and selling)
5. Selling Consulting Services in Specific Areas Online
This business is perfect if you have excellent skills in a particular field, in the sense that you are an expert in your field. Some examples for this area of business are SEO consultancy (search engine optimization) of a website, business development consulting, romance consulting, traditional medicine consultation, and so on.
In the past, business consulting services were run offline. However, now the business in the field of consulting services is very lively we find on the internet. So, if you have skills or expertise in a particular field then such expertise can be a profitable business if marketed online.
6. MLM Business Online
Many people are skewed about MLM business and will rush to cover themselves if there is an MLM business offering to them. In fact, this business turns out to be very potent and provide benefits to many people. However, it should be noted that not all MLM businesses have potential benefits for us.
I myself joined the online MLM business that is currently providing regular income every month, namely Blakblakan and also DBC Network Oriflame Business. I chose both online MLM business because the product is good and widely used by the community. In addition, the business plan offered by both businesses is very profitable for its members.
Another MLM business I've ever followed is Talk Fusion (note: I'm currently not active) is a technology product used for business promotion media with email video media. In addition, to my knowledge, there are some other MLM businesses that have very good business potential, but I can not give a review about the business because I have never participated.
7. Become A Professional Blogger
If one online business is almost everyone can do it. There are many bloggers who have a fantastic income from blogs/websites built. I am personally very inspired by the success story of a blogger from the UK, where initially his WordPress blog that is about social media topics eventually became a great site with income reaching four hundreds of thousands of dollars more per month.
If rupiah income is four billion more per month. The site name is mashable.com, originally created with CMS WordPress.org but now built with rubyonrails.org.
Income from blogs can come from PPC (pay per click) program Google Adsense, ad space, product review, and others. To be a blogger is certainly not a very difficult thing, is not it? I myself at first did not like to write and create articles, even at the beginning of this blog creation, almost 3 months this blog no content at all hehe.
Finally, I try, and yaaaaaaa ... now my article is quite a lot.
8. Offline Business Go Online
As already explained in the beginning paragraph, the offline business model can also be run online to improve brand and profit. There are many SME business entrepreneurs who have successfully expanded their business and made double profits after marketing their business online. Of course, there must be a business or a product to be sold.
Actually to make our offline business marketed online does not require a large capital. To be sure we will need a website and also social media as a supporter of online marketing is done.
Some examples of offline go online business:
- Selling vegetables via their own website
- Market shadows via YouTube
- Sell snacks via Instagram
- Sell shoes via Facebook And others
In addition to the above mentioned, of course, there are still many online business opportunities that can be run from home and in running an online business, of course, we must also have good internet access. For the media campaign, we can take advantage of social media, personal blogs, advertising media, email marketing, and others.
In closing, I would like to convey that online business must be accompanied by our ability to do effective marketing. Below is one example of video marketing. In the video is explained about the importance of online marketing to improve the brand and business profits. Watch the video.