Back in 2018, like any Indian, I had a common perception that starting a business was quite a herculean task. It requires a lot of money, an innovative idea, and of course a license to start the business. But now in 2020, it is quite easy to set up an online business just like you need to make 2 runs out of 10 balls. Here I have discussed how you can set up an online business with almost no investment and the top 100+ best online business ideas to start in India.
Is it practicable to set up an online business with no investment?
Your parents have paid a very high fee for 16 years so that you can become an engineer i.e. to get a job of Rs. 30k per month in an IT company after pursuing an engineering degree.
Apart from the above investment, you can start an online business via a blog or website. Back in April 2018, I started my own blog which cost around $150 for 3 years.
Maximum investment required to start a website or blog is,
- Domain Name $25 for 3 years.
- Hosting $125 for 3 years.
A total cost of $150 for 3 years i.e. $50 annually.
This is less than your monthly tuition fees during your school days for subjects like Economics, Accounting, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics.
Here I will give you a step by step guide on how you can start an online business that can make at least $100 for a month within one year.
How to start a blog
Do you think blogging is the easiest way to make money online? To be honest, this isn’t. Are you aware of the fact that almost 97% of blogs shut down during their early days between six months and one year? In order to get success in blogging prepare yourself for the long run, because it takes time. Blogging is like a Marathon of 42.2 km., not the 100m sprint. Here is the simple 8-step process on how to start a WordPress blog,
- Step #1. Choose a profitable niche,
- Step #2. Choose in which Blogging Platform you should start,
- Step #3. Buy a Domain Name which fits your niche,
- Step #4. Buy a Webhosting,
- Step #5. Install WordPress,
- Step #6. Install theme and plugins,
- Step #7. Write SEO Optimized content to get Search engine Traffic,
- Step #8. Make money blogging.
Read also: How to Start a WordPress blog on Bluehost
How to start an online business in India with no money or minimum investment?
Before you start an online business, at first you need to find what you are passionate about. To create a successful blog you need to be an expert in that particular subject whether you have travelled a lot across India or have experience with parenting. After the selection of a niche, you need to research your target audience. After defining your target audience you need to write content that can solve any problem or query of your target audience. To collect topics you can read various books, magazines, newspapers, other websites, or you may use your own idea and personal experience of your life on which something can be written. To search the content you can use UberSuggest for the search of content. Finally, create useful content of the best quality. Here are the famous niches to start your online business,
- Jobs Portals,
- Personal Finance,
- Health & Fitness,
- Product Reviews,
- News Portals,
- Internet Marketing,
- Fashion & Beauty,
- Home Decor,
- Pet Care,
Are you confused about what to write and earn money by making use of content?
Let’s understand with a real-life example.
I am passionate about investing in the stock market, credit cards, Insurance Policies, loans, and various topics of personal finance. Back in 2018, I started this blog you are reading now. I usually recommend several broking agencies, credit card companies, banks, insurance companies, investment books, personal finance books, etc. I make money via affiliate marketing by collaborating with various broking agencies, credit card companies, banks, insurance companies, loan companies, and affiliate networks, etc.
In this way, you may create your blog in accordance with your interest and passion because set up a successful blog is quite hard. To set up a successful blog takes time. If you start a blog for chasing money apart from your interest then soon you will shut down your blog within 1 year just like 97% blogs shut down.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Entertainment
Since entertainment is a part of our everyday life, this is evergreen and highly profitable niche which you can start. Do you know three out of four top search queries are about celebrities, upcoming movies, fun, and gossip?
Don’t be shy if you have expertise in any field. Once you get started you can set up a highly profitable blog that can earn more than $100 a month within one year.
Idea #1. Make Comedy Videos
Owing to YouTube it is easy to set up a channel where you can make comedy videos very easily. There are full of comedians who have become a celebrity now. You can also set up a YouTube channel for free and start your journey.
Idea #2. Make Funny Videos
There are full of funny videos of kids, puppies, cats and other animals all over YouTube and Facebook. You can set up a library of funny videos from where people can pick the videos for content promotion. You can sell the videos to marketers who want to use your videos for commercial purposes.
Idea #3. Offer Dance classes online
If you have expertise in dance then simply open a YouTube channel and upload your videos. Once your channel is famous you can become a virtual tutor. In order to become a virtual dance tutor, you simply need to advertise your services and offer quality virtual dance lessons for your students online. You can monetize your YouTube/Blog by referring to various products and earn a commission.
Idea #4. Offer Music Tutorials online
Are you an expert on how to play an instrument like a flute, violin, or guitar? If the answer is Affirmative then you could teach others how to play. Simply create a Blog or Youtube channel or Facebook group and upload content or Videos there. Blog/Website is a good option for not only showing your talent but also it helps you to make money by advertisements and affiliate marketing.
Idea #5. Party Organizer
Once you are famous in the field of music you can make money by playing live shows such as small festivals, birthday parties, receptions, and corporate events. There are plenty of malls, restaurants, and hotels that need musicians to charm the environment and feel good. It is difficult to become everything for everyone at the same time. You should consider your priority before get started.
Idea #6. Blog on Bollywood Gossip of Actor or Actress or Upcoming Film Releases
There are various blogs in India. They make a killing by writing about upcoming film releases, gossips, or gossips about actors or actresses. Like others, you can also make a blog on these topics. In the blog, you need to write regularly on upcoming film releases, events of any actors or actresses, comedy photos, etc. If you can establish a strong and loyal fan base you will also make handsome money.
Irrespective of the country, people entertain themselves by making use of movies, music, theatre, radio, etc. for stress-free after a long day of hard work. Here is the infographic of the business model of the entertainment industry.
If you have created a strong fan base of your YouTube channel then you can earn more than 50k rupees per month. If you are successful in affiliate marketing via your blog or YouTube videos by suggesting various types of equipment, you can earn more than 50k per month.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Cricket
In India, cricket is not only just a popular source of entertainment but also a means of earning money for most people. If you are a cricket enthusiast and you know the ins and outs of cricket then you can also make money by running a cricket blog.
Idea #7. News & Trends
There are various cricket leagues all around the world like Indian Premier League, Australia Big Bash and many more. Now a day Indians are interested not only in fixtures of India but also in other leagues of foreign countries such as Big Bash, Caribbean Cricket League. In short, you can make money by writing the latest cricket news, curate interesting facts, etc.
Idea #8. Facts and Figures
Apart from the above, you need to write some interesting facts and figures about the players, their life journey, etc. Your content is going to be viral if you have executed it well. For instance, Rohit Sharma breaks his own record of hitting maximum sixes in a calendar year. Just like that give interesting facts and figures of any particular cricketer who has created a milestone. If you work intelligently you will get the desired result by running a cricket blog.
Business Model and Money Potential
First, you have to write around 50 articles about cricket. Then you will make money by Google Adsense and Affiliate marketing. In order to make money via affiliate marketing by referring to various cricket related products. All you need is a regular flow of search traffic on your cricket blog. There are various cricket bloggers who make $1000 by making use of event blogging i.e. writing cricket content for any particular contest such as Cricket World Cup, T20 World Cup, Indian Premier League, Australian Big Bash, etc.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Jobs Portals
Do you know, in India ‘Government Jobs’, ‘Sarkari Naukri’ has a search volume of 1 million? This is considered to be a very lucrative niche to get started. In this niche, you can make money just like other websites do.
Idea #9. Write about job vacancies
Since the economy of India is in the recession phase, millions of people are unemployed and searching for jobs. Like other jobs, niche websites/blogs post various job vacancies on a regular basis. If you have done SEO of your blog properly, your blog will get huge traffic from search engines. It is needless to say that not only the unemployed but also the employed personnel are in search of opportunities for advancement in the carrier. You can make money by making use of banner Ads and Affiliate marketing when your website has a loyal audience.
Idea #10. Offer courses/coaching to boost productivity
You can offer paid courses focused on professional advancement by making use of high-quality instructors. You can provide training on any specific subject and give a digital certificate that can enhance the aspirants’ profile on successful completion. In addition, you can give coaching on how to get success by acquiring interview skills.
Idea #11. Get sponsorship from reputed corporate companies
There are various occasions when an employer needs employees at several positions in the case of expansion of business or setting up a new office/manufacturing unit. If you have got any sponsor to your website then you will make a sweet share of the cake at once.
Idea #12. Help Students to crack competitive exams
If you have deep knowledge of any specific subject then you can make money by sharing your knowledge. You can offer tuition classes which will help the students to clear the various competitive exams like Railway, Staff Selection Commission, Public Service Commission, etc.
Idea #13. Offer Training for Personality Development and HR interview
Like Naukri.com, a leading job portal in India, you can also offer courses on personal development and soft skill which will boost productivity and help people to crack the interview easily via your blog.
Idea #14. Open a YouTube channel and offer tricks & tips
YouTube is full of several channels that offer various tricks and tips on various subjects like Mathematics, Reasoning. By making a YouTube channel you can upload videos on Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness and Current Affairs, etc. You can make money by Google Adsense, Sponsored videos, Affiliate marketing, etc.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Personal Finance
This is the hottest niche you should start right now. If you can guide novice investors about how to save money, how to invest wisely, and how to get rid of debt then you can generate a handsome income by running a personal finance blog.
I started my blog ‘Capitalante’ to share my knowledge and experiences in investing, wealth management, etc. In a short period of one year, my blog has more than 20,000 page views each month.
If you are a finance enthusiast then you can also make money by running a finance blog. If I can do it you can also make this happen one day with your effort and perseverance.
Idea #15. Run a Finance Blog
Just like this blog you can write various investment-related articles that will help your audience to achieve financial freedom. If you have established authority and get search engine traffic then you will make a handsome amount of money by displaying banner ads and paid sponsorships. Many successful Bloggers like Amit Kumar of Apna Plan, Sreekanth Reddy of ReLakhs make a decent income in this way. The blog you are reading now also makes money via Google Adsense and Affiliate marketing.
Idea #16. Make a YouTube Channel
There are lots of videos about investment in YouTube. They teach various investment terms with ease. You can run a YouTube channel on investment, personal finance to make money. The content delivered by the journalists in the newspapers or news channels does not fit all. If you can deliver high-quality unbiased content on finance via YouTube videos that are able to feed a larger portion of people in order to achieve financial freedom then you will make money.
Idea #17. Offer courses or services
Like this blog, you can offer the visitors of your website online courses and various services like Forex trading, Position trading, etc. Let’s make it clear with an example. Our website offers different services namely Investment Education, Income tax return filing, GST filing, and various online courses. Now, if anyone pays to get access to any of our services we make money. In this way, you can offer various services to your visitors.
Idea #18. On-Demand Financial services
In India, there are fewer people who have proper knowledge about how to invest, where to invest, how to save tax, how to make financial planning, wealth management, and retirement planning, etc. The Google Search result leads them to confusion rather than meeting the queries. Google shows results but does not offer the best opinion for all age groups.
If you have proper knowledge you will offer customized financial advice to people and help them to solve the problem. You can charge a fixed fee from your clients accordingly.
Idea #19. Affiliate marketing of Insurance companies, Investment Books, etc.
Needless to say, Affiliate marketing is nothing but promoting a product or a company or anything through your articles or contents. By running a website related to investment in the stock market, you can make use of affiliate marketing. Just like us, you can recommend several broking agencies, credit card companies, banks, insurance companies, Stock market investing books, etc. to your audience. If anyone takes the credit card or opens a Demat account, or buys any Investment book from Amazon or insurance plan by clicking the link embedded in your articles, you will get a small commission from there. In this way, you too can make money by affiliate marketing.
Idea #20. Sell E-book
You can write an e-book containing at least 100 pages. The pages do not matter if the material in the book can solve someone’s problem or fulfill the query of information. We have knowledge about the stock market, mutual fund, tax-saving strategy, investment strategies, etc. Now a day, people are in search of knowledge like investment strategies, stock market investment, mutual fund guide, etc. So, we created an e-book about those topics and enlisted them on Amazon and in our website. Now, whenever viewers visit our website they notice these kinds of books and buy them online. Then obviously we make money by selling this e-book.
Idea #21. Running a Membership Site
Membership sites help people to simplify their lives, learn and get detailed analysis in order to make a more informed decision. Like a gym membership, people will have to pay a fee to get access to premium content such as articles, reports, video tutorials, webinars’ etc. The contents which are available on the Google Search may not be well researched and may not have detailed insights. You can write a detailed step by step guide for any subject and sell this research report for a small fee. If you get success then you will make million like Jagoinvestor, Capitalmind.
Idea #22. Help in Accounting
If you are a finance/commerce graduate then you can make money by helping people to manage their books of accounts. There are various start-ups running their business with a meagre capital. You can make money by managing their books of accounts.
Idea #23. Help Students to crack finance exams
If you are a commerce graduate then you can make money by sharing your knowledge. You can offer tuition classes which will help to clear the finance exams.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Health & Fitness
Do you know the total value of the Healthcare market will touch USD 372 billion by 2022, a research report by ASSOCHAM and RNCOS? The health industry will expand at 22% CAGR on the wings of rising demand for healthcare, rapid health insurance penetration, and government initiatives, etc.
Idea #24. Provide Healthy Meal at Home/Offices/Party
Just like Zomato & Swiggy, you can sell or deliver food at the doorstep of the customers by launching an app. Many restaurants either cater non-hygienic foods or charge a heavy fee by offering organic hygienic foods. You can utilize this opportunity. Additionally, you can deliver organic healthy foods at various occasions like New Year’s party, birthday party, etc.
Idea #25. Running a Health and Wellness Blog
If you have deep knowledge about how to tackle depression and anxiety, how to reduce stress and stay relaxed then you can run a blog. In your fitness blog, you can write articles about how to make sustainable, healthy changes in life. You can write about how to do yoga safely and regularly, how to reduce weight etc. By running this blog you can make money by advertising. You can promote various books, natural beauty products, anti-aging products, weight loss products and make money via affiliate marketing.
Idea #26. Write an e-book and sell online
If you are a health enthusiast and have deep knowledge of Depression and Anxiety Management, Weight loss, Stress management, etc. By writing useful engaging content, you can publish your own e-book by making use of Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing free of cost.
Idea #27. Sell Workout Clothing online
People love fitness and fashion i.e. want to look good while they workout. You can take this chance with something different and unique since there is an untapped market. You can sell your own fitness dressings i.e. Yoga dresses, t-shirts, Track Pants, etc. by making use of Amazon, Shopify, etc.
Idea #28. Fitness Product Review
There are various blogs that write reviews on fitness products and earn a handy commission from affiliates. You can also make money by running a fitness product review blog via advertisements and affiliate marketing. In order to review fitness products you need to write a unique content which covers the following points,
- The features and characteristics of the product.
- The pros and cons of the product.
- Who will be benefitted by using this product?
- Where and when to use the product?
- How to use the product?
- Why the reader should purchase the product?
You should analyze the product carefully so that people can know which ones are suitable for them and from which ones they should stay away. After writing the review post, you should join relevant affiliate programs to promote products. You can make money via affiliate links that were embedded within your blog posts.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Parenting & Childcare
Are you a mom who wants to share helpful ideas, tips during the days of pregnancy and useful recommendations that will make busy moms’ lives easier? If the answer is affirmative then you can make money by starting your own blog and a Facebook page of the blog at home.
Idea #29. Tips during Pregnancy
A Pregnant woman needs upmost attention during the pregnancy period. The Future mom needs extreme care with respect to health hygienic foods, exercises, and other daily activities. Thousands of women search for contents that may explore ‘the diet chart i.e. how much a pregnant woman should eat and drink’, ‘what food and drinks a pregnant woman should avoid’, ‘physical activities to do during pregnancy’, etc. Write unique content around the above-mentioned topics.
Idea #30. Tips for care of the newborn baby
Every new parent forgets about themselves and wants to do as much as possible right when the baby comes in hands. The parents face various challenges from dressing the baby to cutting the tiny nails. You can start your own blog on parenting and childcare niche. Through your blog, you can share useful information and tricks to take care of a newborn child.
- An infant should be fed only breast milk every 2 to 3 hours for the first 6 months.
- How to hold a newborn child?
- You need to change diapers frequently i.e. 6-8 diapers a day.
- You should follow the sleeping pattern of your newborn child. Usually, every child needs to sleep for about 16 hours a day in the first 2 months. You need to feed the baby every 3 hours by wake up.
Idea #31. Make money by affiliate marketing
By creating an affiliate website you can promote various products such as Moisturising Cream, Baby Powder, Sunscreen, Baby soap, washers, cleanser, and shampoos and make money. Start writing an unbiased content about various useful products for a newborn child in order to make money via affiliate marketing.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Food
Do you how many people search about ‘Paneer Recipes’ every month in India alone? The search volume is more than 1, 50,000 people.
If you search through ‘Long Tail Pro’ then it will show you the search volume of different combinations of various recipes.
You should not pick all the recipes, but pick the recipes which you are passionate about and have deep knowledge. You can pick recipes such as baking, Italian, Paneer, Chicken, Mutton, Biryani or just mushroom recipes.
Idea #32. Provide various recipes at Home/Offices/Party
Just like Zomato & Swiggy, you can sell or deliver food at the doorstep of the customers by launching an app. Many a restaurant either cater non-hygienic foods or charge a heavy fee by offering organic hygienic foods. Additionally, you can deliver organic healthy foods on various occasions like New Year’s party, birthday party, etc.
Idea #33. Make a YouTube Channel and teach how to cook various recipes
Are you an expert on how to prepare Biryani, or Panner, or Chicken Cutlet? It can also be a business idea online. You could teach others how to cook. Simply create a Youtube channel or a Facebook group and upload videos there. YouTube is a good option for not only showing your talent but also helping others how to prepare various recipes step by step. You can make money by Google Adsense once qualified for monetization of your YouTube channel.
Idea #34. Run a Food Blog
Just like Archana’s Kitchen, or Rak’s Kitchen, you can write various food recipes, articles like how to make North/South Indian recipes, or eggless baking recipes with the focus on health and nutrition, Reduce weight without dieting, Baking Techniques, How to get the best nutrition, etc. If you establish authority and get search engine traffic then you will make a handsome amount of money by displaying banner ads and paid sponsorships. Many successful Bloggers like Archana Doshi of Archana’s Kitchen, Rajeswari Vijayanand of Rak’s Kitchen use this method. The blogs mentioned above make money via Google Adsense and Affiliate marketing.
Needless to say, Affiliate marketing is nothing but promoting a product or a company or anything through your articles or contents. By running a Food blog, you can recommend Healthy and Organic Food, Drinks and Gourmet Food, Dairy products, kitchen items, etc. to your audience. If anyone buys the product or services by clicking the link embedded in your articles, you will get a small commission. In this way, you too can make money by affiliate marketing.
Idea #35. Write an e-book and sell online
If you are a food enthusiast and have deep knowledge on how to cook south Indian foods[Masala Dosa, Puttu, Bisibelebhath, Uttappam, Rava Idly, etc.], north Indian foods[Chole Bhature, Chicken Butter Masala, Tandoori Chicken, Rajma Chawal, Dahi Vada, Malai ki Kheer, etc.], then you should write a book on the above-mentioned recipes. You can publish your own e-book by making use of Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing free of cost.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Travel
If you have travelled a lot i.e. once in a quarter who is looking for some extra cash flow for funding your travel then you should start a travel blog. If you have travelled a lot then you can make money by writing about your experiences and get paid for it by magazines. Here are some ways to make money while travelling the world.
Idea #36. Write Review articles on Flights
Do you know what the search volume of ‘Kolkata to Portblair Flight’ in India? The term has a search volume of 4,400 per month. Potential clients travel via flight now a day. So, you can write articles on flight timings, fare, when to book them, etc. You can also write a comparison of flight fare of various airline companies in order to save money of your audience.
Idea #37. Write Review articles on Hotels
There are various hotel affiliated programs in order to make money by running a travel blog. You can write a review in respect of hotel pricing, quality, services, reviews, and feedback of various hotels at any specific location i.e. hotels in Shimla & Manali, hotels in Portblair, hotels in New Delhi, etc. You can earn a handsome affiliate income by writing a review of hotels.
Idea #38. Sell Travel Insurance to your audience
While travelling you or your family members may face unexpected disasters or mishaps. So, you can write articles about what travel insurance is, how to buy travel insurance, why you should buy travel insurance, which travel insurance you should buy, etc. You can earn money if any client buys travel insurance by clicking your embedded link which is placed on your website.
Idea #39. Write Articles about the local food at any specific travel destination
According to an estimate, travellers spend 35% of the budget to taste unique food and beverage experiences. You can write and promote local food cuisines of any specific travel destination. Just to say you promote the south Indian dishes to your audience who are interested to taste the spice while they are travelling across south India. In this way, you can make partnerships with various hotels who offer south Indian dishes at affordable rates.
Idea #40. Write Articles about the destination for the people who travel owing to medical reasons
According to the latest statistics, Medical Tourism is growing at a rate of 200% hitting $9 Billion in 2020. The medical tourism enlarges its footstep owing to the following reasons,
- Low cost of Treatment in comparison to the US & UK.
- Getting Medical Visas is much easier.
- India provides world-class and standard medical services by making use of the latest technology.
- Skilled and professional doctors.
So, you can write blog posts for those people who want to explore India when travelling for medical purposes. You can make money by Advertising and Affiliate marketing.
Idea #41. Write Articles about Lesser Known places to visit at popular travel destinations.
There are various people who are in search of various places to visit to explore India’s ancient and mysterious history. You can write a killer post about lesser-known places that will explore the historical and cultural inheritance of India. These tourist destinations enable a visitor as far away as possible from tourist crowds and explore the natural beauty of India,
- Assagao, Goa
- Auli, Uttarakhand
- Nagapattinam and Pichavaram, TamilNadu
- Karwar, Southern border of Goa and Karnataka
- Dholavira, Gujrat
- Hemis, Jammu, and Kashmir
- Majuli, Assam
- Gokarna, Karnataka
- Coorg, Karnataka
- Makokchung, Nagaland.
Idea #42. Write about Romantic travel destinations at low cost for couples.
There are plenty of couples who want to rekindle the romance by visiting romantic places. You may write content around the following topics.
- Popular places to visit such as Alleppey, Goa, Shimla, Manali, Ooty, etc.
- What is the best time to visit any specific destination?
- How to Book Tickets and Hotels.
- What delicious recipes to eat?
You can make money by partnerships with various hotels, travel agents paid advertisements, sponsorships, etc.
Idea #43. Make use of Car for Travelling Purposes
Are you running a travel blog and have got significant search engine traffic? If yes then you can make use of your car to cater travelling purposes to the tourists in case you offer tour packages in various destination i.e. Goa, Shimla, etc. Apart from that you can promote/advertise various products/companies. The most preferred position to place posters is on a rare window of a car. You can charge a pretty handsome advertisement charge to place an ad on your car.
Idea #44. Write Articles about adventurous trips, challenges while you are travelling with kids, and planning how to overcome.
There are plenty of parents who want to travel around the globe with their infant child. Of course, the parents will face immense challenges to handle all the problems. As a travel blogger, you should write contents around the following topics,
- Travel destinations which are ideal for children,
- The perfect time to visit any specific tourist spot,
- Deals on Hotel, Flight, Cab booking,
- What challenges parents face while travelling with kids and how to overcome them.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Product Review
Do you know how many people search about the ‘best smartphone under 15000’ every month in India alone? The search volume is more than 75,000 people.
If you search through ‘UberSuggest’ then you will find the search volume of a different combination of various keywords like ‘best smartphone under 10000’ or ‘best smartphone under 5000’ etc.
You need to choose a category that you are passionate about and have deep knowledge of. In order to make money by running an affiliate website, you need to consider the following points,
- Do I have deep knowledge and passionate about the product niche?
- What is the search volume of various keywords in that specific micro-niche?
- Are there profitable affiliate programs that I should join to make money?
If the answer is ‘yes’ then start writing review articles that will enable a passive income source via affiliate marketing.
Idea #45. The review blog of Mobile Phone and Accessories
You can write content about the features of smartphones and mobile accessories such as chargers, earbuds, power bank, speakers, etc. In order to make money via your blog, your task is to provide detailed and accurate information that will help your readers to make a well-informed decision.
Idea #46. Affiliate Website of Laptops and PC accessories,
Idea #47. Affiliate Website of Cameras & Photography,
Idea #48. Affiliate Website of Smart Watches & Activity Tracker,
Idea #49. Affiliate Website of Branded Products,
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Politics
‘George Washington is the only president who didn’t blame the previous administration for his troubles’.
This is the scenario of all the political parties irrespective of country. Indian audience spends significant time in social media by discussing politics. The supporters of BJP attack INC on various issues. INC supporters’ hits back BJP supporters by making use of data and statistics.
- Every person becomes a supporter or anti of a particular political party. Therefore people discuss good thinks about the party they support and bad things about the other parties.
- The media and news channels are so biased that a larger portion of people does not come to know the actual news.
How you can make money?
You can create a blog where you will write content after proper research from legitimate sources, unbiased opinion about the political facts, various government schemes and achievements, etc.
Idea #50. Write the Government schemes and achievements
Since independence, the Government of India has launched various schemes in order to boost the economy and per capita income, better healthcare to the individuals, etc. You can write the content on various government schemes like,
- Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana,
- Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana,
- Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana,
- Ayushman Bharat,
- National Social Assistance Scheme,
- Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana,
- Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.
You can make money by displaying banner ads, contextual ads, etc. via Google Ad-sense.
Idea #51. Analyze the Viral News and write an unbiased review
Since there is plenty of fake news around the country, you need to write a well informed unbiased content. Once your blog gets significant traffic, you can make money by a brand partnership with corporate and sell the targeted products and services to your audience.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # News Portals
“Every time a newspaper dies, even a bad one, the country moves a little closer to authoritarianism…”
Are you a daily reader of any newspaper? If yes, then you have noticed that almost every newspaper has released its e-version in order to increase the reader base.
Like the reputed and influential newspaper, you can also kick start an online news portal where you can publish the unbiased news on various niches like Business, movies, cricket, food, tech, auto, apps, art, wedding, budget, elections, etc.
Idea #52. Bollywood News
Though there are various Facebook groups and various channels which share the upcoming movie, Bollywood gossip, yet this market is not saturated. You can still write movie reviews, interesting stories or struggles of Bollywood celebrities, that people want to read. You can get success by promoting this kind of articles through a specific promotion strategy.
Idea #53. Start-up News
Even though there are various authority websites namely YourStory by Shradha Sharma, or inc42 of Vaibhav Vardhan, etc., there is still an opportunity to get started. There are full of various start-up success stories like Pardeep goyal of CashOverFlow, Basavraj Tonagatti of BasuNivesh, Sreekanth Reddy of ReLakhs, etc. You can write contents namely acquisitions of the start-up of any specific month, how a company can raise funds to kick up a start-up etc. If you are consistent and innovative then you can also make money by running a blog in this niche also.
Idea #54. Tech News
Are you a software developer, or system administrator, or IT professional and you work with tech all day long? If yes then you can make money by writing articles around that topic that can solve problems of your audience. Once you have built an authority, various vendors will insist you to publish content which will help to sell their products or services.
Idea #55. Reviews on Gadgets
The Amazon is full of products which are quite handy for most of the people across various categories. You can make a blog where you can write a review of any specific gadgets or a range of products from reputed companies. You can make an exclusive news portal on Boat or Apple Brand across various product categories.
Idea #56. Latest Fashion Trends
According to the latest survey by the total market capitalization the Indian fashion industry’s market size is approximately INR 20,000 crore. If you are a fashion geek then you will earn handsome money like other fashion bloggers. By running a fashion blog you can earn money via affiliate marketing i.e. by promoting the latest fashion trends worldwide. You can make money by brand partnership i.e. by promoting Indian companies in order to stir up the sales of traditional Indian fashion trends like Saree, Kurtas, etc.
Idea #57. Investment, Finance, and Business News
Just like this blog you can also run a blog that covers the various topics such as stock market investment, business, make money online, Goods and service tax, Income Tax and various matters related to personal finance. Don’t waste your time by underestimate yourself who is afraid of taking the first step. You can write about the latest quarterly/annual results of companies, the latest finance news, etc.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Internet Marketing
The days are long gone when salesmen used to sell their products or services by shouting the prices, benefits in a community market or by visiting the colony’s door to door. According to the latest survey, there are around 4.8 billion people who are active internet users around the globe and 693 million of them are Indian population. In this way, the concept of Internet/Digital marketing comes in. Digital Marketing can be defined as an online platform where one can advertise the products or services of his own or someone else’s. By making use of internet marketing the companies stir up the sales of a product or service.
Idea #58. Create an App an make money by internet marketing
If you are tech-savvy and possess good knowledge of programming languages like C++, Java then you can develop an app. After the creation of an application, you can either upload it on play store and make money via an advertisement or sell it to any organization/company.
- You should conduct market research before developing your app.
- Who is your target audience? You should develop an app for your business which is fit for a specific demographic of the population.
- Understand the requirements, goals of your target audience.
- How to tackle the competition from the peer companies.
- You should consider in which platform [Android and iOS] you should develop an app to reach a wider number of users.
- You should prepare a budget because the app development price is between $100 and $50k in terms of features, details, user interface and experience. So instead of too many features, go with easy and user-friendly features that would compel users.
- Don’t try to tackle the whole problem, instead identify a minimal viable solution to get started. After the release of the basic but functional app, upgrade your app with regular updates.
- Prepare a roadmap to promote your app. You can put a download on your blog/website or advertise through YouTube videos.
Idea #59. Create video Tutorials to make money
Do you know the search volume of ‘how to earn money online’? Whooping search volume is 1, 35,000 in India. To make money through internet marketing you need to pick your niche and upload useful videos on YouTube.
Idea #60. Content Marketing
The main work of a content marketer is to create and publish useful content online in order to advertise a certain product or service. A content marketer is like a bridge between the consumer and the seller. You can make money through content marketing by writing a product/service’s current market value, pros and cons, etc. to various blog’s/company’s website to boost sales organically.
Idea #61. Software Developer
Almost every corporate company requires software that helps to meet the desired objective or goal such as to reach the target audience. Apart from educational qualification degree in software or web development, you need to consider the following points to get success as a software developer,
- In programming, even Space errors lead to program null and void. So you need to deliver the best in order to enable better results for your client.
- You need to acquire soft skills such as communication skills with your team members and clients, accountability, teamwork, time management, work ethics self-assessment, and enhancements, etc.
- Despite technological advancement, to acquire software development skills is a herculean task. You need to learn various programming skills which need perseverance as well as patience apart from brilliancy. So never stop learning to get succeed.
Idea #62. Website Designer
If you have diligence, tenacity, and ambition to work then you can start your sole company as a website designer. Website development or maintenance is one of the fastest online business ideas in India. Now every business needs a website where people can easily find if they have any queries or need any product. If you have proper and sufficient knowledge in programming, application, etc. you can start your business to manage and maintain websites of clients. You can charge a fixed amount for your services. In order to surpass the herculean task, you need to consider the following points to consider,
- Calculate start-up costs, but the good news is it requires a very low cost.
- Offer services at an affordable rate.
- Though you may have great professional skill you need to promote your services.
- Obtain the required licenses and permits to start the company in India.
Idea #63. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is nothing but promoting a product or a company or anything through your articles or contents. Suppose, you are writing an article, here you may quote a particular product or company.
Suppose, you are writing an article about how to make money blogging. There you may recommend SiteGround as the web host. Now, if anyone buys the Siteground by clicking the link embedded, you will get some commission without any extra cost to the buyer.
In other words, affiliate marketing can be simply defined as you help any company to sell its service or product. You recommend some products or services before the viewers. If any viewer buys something by clicking on ads shown on your blog, then you will get a commission on every sale.
- Read also: How to Start a WordPress blog with SiteGround [Save 67% Now]
Idea #64. Sell Products/Services on Facebook
Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites around the globe. You can make use of Facebook to make your own store or group online and sell your products and services you offer. You need to create a Facebook group or page and post some useful posts or resources. When you have sufficient i.e. 1000 members, sell your products or services. Likeminded people may opt for your product or services. Apart from that you can promote other products/services via sponsored posts and charge a fixed fee for promotion.
Idea #65. Social Media Marketing
If you have expertise on how to increase the number of users visiting via social media channels and how to boost sales by making use of the content, it can be a source of earning. As a social media marketer, you help your clients for getting more shares, likes, and comments on their posts to boost conversion rates.
Idea #66. e-Mail Marketing
E-mail Marketing helps the business owner to boost revenue, profit, etc. You can advise your clients about how to increase the response rate, sell your own/affiliate products. If you are the owner of any blog which has a decent e-mail list then you get paid to send your subscribers to other sites i.e. via sponsor ads.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Technology
Since Blogging is the hottest career option, the biggest question is whether the Tech niche is a good niche to start a blog. Since the Technology niche is diversified, you need to decide whether you will publish news posts or tutorials in your tech blog.
Idea #67. Review Tech Blog
If you have sound tech knowledge then you can pick one micro-niche like mobile phone review, Laptop review, iPhone Review, Anti-virus Review, Software Review, App Review, etc. You can make money by displaying banner ads and affiliate marketing.
Idea #68. Tutorial Tech Blog
If you have complete knowledge about the technology you can write tutorials on any particular topic i.e. Cydia, Windows, iPhone, Computer care, etc.
Idea #69. WordPress Theme Developer
Needless to say, WordPress powers 35% of all the websites on the internet today. Since WordPress is a popular platform for blogs and websites, you can make money by creating themes and plugins.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Education,
Before pursuing your journey, you have to figure out what your target audience is. Since education is a diversified field, you will definitely fail if you try a solution for everyone.
Idea #70. Offer Academic Live Classes
By making use of Skype & Zoom you can teach students face-to-face or one-on-one from all over the world from wherever you want. You can teach a subject in accordance with expertise and knowledge.
Idea #71. Offer Proofreading Services
If you are good at making articles, books error-free from grammatical mistakes you can make money online by contacting book agencies, magazines, blogs, etc.
Idea #72. Offer Computer Training
If you have deep knowledge and expertise in VFX and Animation, Software and Programming Language, Tally, Cybersecurity, then you can offer courses or training on the above-mentioned topics.
Idea #73. Career Magazine
By offering various career options such as what to study after 10th or 12th or graduation, fees of various courses, facts, and figures, etc. you can create a decent income source online.
Idea #74. Teach various language
If you are a geek of any language i.e. French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, etc. then you can offer online classes via Skype & Zoom from the comfort of your home. Needless to say, the current market capitalization of the language industry is $63 Billion.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Fashion & Beauty
Do you know what the market capitalization of the Textile and Apparel Market in India is? It is a whopping $102 billion, the sixth-largest in the world. If you love fashion and have followed the latest trends in the fashion and beauty sector then you can make money.
Idea #75. Run a blog and guide to gift for special occasions, e.g. New Year Day, Valentine´s Day, Christmas Day, Easter Holiday, and Black Friday, etc.
Idea #76. Run a blog on Natural Beauty Tips and Tricks.
Idea #77. Write reviews on apparel in accordance with your interest i.e. Corporate, Sports, Wedding, Sexy, Exotic, Seasonal, etc. across various age groups i.e. 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55+, etc.
Idea #78. Create and sell your own products at Etsy, Amazon, etc.
Idea #79. Beauty Product Review
There are various blogs that write reviews on beauty products and earn a handy commission from affiliates. You can also make money by running a beauty product review blog via advertisements and affiliate marketing. In order to review beauty products you need to write a unique content which will cover the following points,
- The features and characteristics of the product.
- The pros and cons of the product.
- Who will be benefitted from using this product?
- Where and when to use the product?
- How to use the product?
- Why the reader should purchase the product?
You should analyze the product carefully so that people can know which ones are suitable for them and from which ones they should stay away. After writing the review post, you should join relevant affiliate programs to promote products. You can make money via affiliate links that were embedded within your blog posts.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Home Decor
According to the current estimates, the market size of Indian Home Décor will touch $13 billion in 2025. If you are passionate about it, this is an excellent niche to operate within. Your deep knowledge and ability to write content-rich posts can make money via affiliate marketing by promoting the items of home decor like Furniture, Lamps, Tablecloths, Wall stickers, Floor rugs, Pillows, Candleholders, Murals, etc.
Idea #80. Run a blog and make money via Banner Ads and via affiliate marketing by promoting the above-mentioned products.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Pet Care
If you are looking to get started in blogging then a pet care blog can be a lucrative niche to get started. If you are successful to get organic traffic from search engines to your blog by proper SEO then you will make money by running a pet care blog.
Idea #81. Offer Pet Grooming Services
Since Pets are viewed as family members by many pet owners, you can offer tips and tricks to groom the pets. You can run a blog and write posts about that topic or offer pet grooming services offline to pet owners.
Idea #82. Promote affiliate products
The search volume of ‘Dog foods’ only in India is 14,800 per month. In the US the search volume is 1, 35,000. So, there is a huge search volume of this keyword. If you can write excellent blog posts around that topic and do proper SEO then you will make a handsome affiliate income not from India but also from the globe.
Idea #83. Upload YouTube Videos of your Pet
YouTube is full of ridiculous cat videos. If your pet can do acrobat then your video will go viral with no time. If your pet has done any acrobatic action upload it on YouTube and make money.
Online Business Ideas – Niche # Photography
If you are looking for your passion for photography to earn money then here are the handy tips on how to make money with photography.
Idea #84. Make a blog or YouTube channel on Photography and make money via affiliate marketing and banner ads.
Idea #85. Sell or license your images through stock photography sites i.e. Shutter Stock, Getty Images, Fotolia, Stocksy, Alamy, Dreamstime, etc.
Idea #86. Sell or license your images on Online Marketplaces i.e. Etsy, eBay, Photoshelter, etc.
Idea #87. If you are good at photo editing then you can make money on platforms like UpWork, Freelancer, Fiverr, etc.
Idea #88. If you have good shots then you can contact various products companies. Usually, the companies will put your photos on products i.e. T-shirts, mobile phone cases, etc. and you will get a commission income from there.
New & Innovative Online Business Ideas
Here are the few innovative business ideas,
Idea #89. Business Coach
To earn money as a business coach, you should have a fair understanding of how to be engaged with people in order to grow a business. Unlike Business consultants who typically work with companies and government or non-profit organizations, a business coach assists the start-up with identifying long-term goals, skill development, resolving conflicts i.e. legal or insurance.
Idea #90. Podcast
A podcast can be simply described as a series of audio episodes focused on a particular niche or subject that users need to download in order to listen. A Podcast is useful for those people who are unable to watch videos while driving, working out at the gym and various occasions while performing important activities. As a podcaster, you can fix a subscription charge in order to download it. Once people subscribe, they can download and listen while performing important tasks or travelling. You can start your own podcast and make money via selling advertisements and sponsorship around your niche.
Idea #91. Online Advertising Consultant
If you have a fair idea about how to promote the business via online advertising options, you can offer services to businesses that are interested to promote the business via online ads.
Idea #92. Lead Generation Consultant
Most businesses look for ways to increase conversion rates and boost sales funnel. It is a proven fact that first-time visitors seldom buy products or services that they look for. So, companies required a good follow up system. If you have expertise on how to prepare a high converting opt-in page to grab the name, email of site visitors in exchange for a free gift, then you can make money by offering lead generation services to companies.
Idea #93. Writing Music Lyrics
If you are good at writing songs, lyrics or poems then you can sell the rights of your works for use in advertising, film, and TV. Many of today’s music stars don’t write songs themselves and rather rely on writers who provide new song lyrics. There are various digital platforms like Spotify or Apple Music where you can sell your songs. When someone purchases one of your songs you will get paid.
Idea #94. Cyber Security Consultant
If you have technical expertise i.e. how to evaluate the current system, how to fix the malware issues then you can make money by offering cybersecurity services. You can offer services like troubleshoot any issue, fix malware related issues to various companies or small business owners.
Idea #95. Video Ad Creation
In order to promote any product or service, you can use the talent of good storytelling and creativity. This talent must be appealing to a broader range of audiences. You can contact various corporate companies and show your idea to promote their product and services. In this way, you can capitalize on your talent.
Idea #96. Transcription Service
In general, transcription is a process of transforming an audio clip into a written form. Here you work as a converter who converts audio into a text. This process is getting popular by leaps and bounds. In order to make money, you will have a clean ear and proficiency in typing.
Idea #97. Dropshipping
Unlike selling the products physically, Dropshipping business is a kind of e-commerce business without owning a single product. In this kind of e-commerce business, you neither produce any product nor any warehouse to store the product. Once someone buys an item from your website you make an order with the third party and the third party handles everything else.
Idea #98. Ghost Writing
There are full of marketers who are busy with marketing, search engine optimization, etc. They don’t have much time to write blog posts. As a Ghostwriter, it is your job to write quality content. In a nutshell, you i.e. the Ghostwriter get paid to write articles/blog posts for someone else.
Idea #99. Virtual Assistant
A small business owner has many important yet time-consuming tasks. If you have organizational skills, communication skills, etc. then as a virtual assistant you need to do the following works,
- Updating the company’s Facebook Page, Twitter Profile, etc.
- Prepare balance sheet and Profit & Loss account, Ledger Account, etc.
- Sending and reply to e-mails.
- Blog Posting.
As a Virtual Assistant, you can make between $10 and $50 per hour online.
Idea #100. SEO Consultant
The current blog you are reading gets traffic that still comes from search engines i.e. Google. As an SEO consultant, you can offer techniques on Search Engine Optimization and make money.
Idea #101. Website Flipping
Real estate, Stocks are not the few investment businesses that involve purchase low and selling high. We have Website Flipping ‘online real estate/Stock’. As a business owner you can buy an existing website, and after making necessary modifications flip [sell] the website at a higher price. There are various marketplaces i.e. Flippa & GoDaddy auction where you can buy and sell domains.
- Read also: Top 100+ Business Ideas with Low Investment in India
- Read also: What is the best online business to start in India? – Quora
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