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deanhills
I'm trying to think of ideas for a Website Business but just can't come up with any? Anyone else have some ideas? Very Happy
GoldenEagle
You can sell stuff online in forums? That how's I made my money in high school. I bought and sold large numbers of Magic: The Gathering cards online. I would also go to shows with a pretty good sum of money, buy up collections and singles at good prices, then go back onto my forum (at the time Magic Village) and sell them. I'd then repeat the process many, many times.

I'm doing that sort of thing now with my new site, but I'm opening it up to everything and all types of hobbies. What sorts of things are you in to ?
menino
Its great that you are opting for an online business, Deanhills, and nice idea, GoldenEagle.

My input is to go with something you like doing, in terms of business.
Not everyone is cut out for business, but a few non-business people I know of have made money online.
One idea is to create your own blog, which can be about what you do, or where you are at, and start of from there. Once companies see that your blog site has many hits, they will want to advertise on your site, and you can charge them for that, either on a month, or daily basis, as you see fit.

But am sure that if you want to start any kind of business, you need a plan.
Good Luck!
deanhills
@Menino. I like your idea of a blog. Blogs do attract traffic. So if one can write about something that thrills you as well as contains specialist information this could work really well.
adri
Maybe you can make a list of things that you like to do. What I was thinking, was to make a travel blog as it seems that you like to travel. But not just a travel blog but also what people have to do before they go to that country. (Like, "you have to make sure, you go to your doctor for some vaccins" and things about visums etc.) That could be interesting for a lot of people that don't really know what they should do before visiting a country...


You can also make a list of things of which you know a lot about. And share your insight or thoughts on that subject. Smile

Maybe you can find something that is on both lists, well that would be worth to making a blog about. Just don't overdo the whole financial part.



adri
Bluedoll
I am certainly not an expert on this but in researching it, I think we have just a couple of possibilities when it comes to making money and usually you need to be in it for the long haul.

1. Make an attractive site that invites a lot of people, then use something like google adsense to generate revenue and/or offer advertisement space on the site for a monthly/yearly fee.
2. Sell something directly from the site.

What can you sell? Anything, people need or they are willing to buy. Here are some ideas.

- offer a consulting or mentoring service on a one to one basis for a fee
- sell products, you can also sell other peoples products or service as an affiliate
- sell an e-book or hard cover book
- sell templates for anything that requires a template
- by creating a niche market that is by establishing a specific network, you can sponsor a company, example a blog on fishing, companies that are selling fishing equipment are interested in paying you (see problogger.net)
- sell your website to people looking for web sites
deanhills
Thanks for the tips Bluedoll. I probably should look for a product that is easy to ship, and that people really need. GoldenEagle really made me think when he said that he uses his Website to attract the right people for trading his goods with. The Website is a service to them and the benefit accruing to him is the ability to do business with them.

So I have to probably work on a Website that has plenty of special information in it, and then find what I can sell to people who would be interested in that information.
Bluedoll
I suspect that a lot of business ideas will not fly because they are not suited to the individual. Idea’s are fine but as we look at them we know what suits one person may not suit another. I might for example be interested in a business idea that would involve meeting new people and answering their questions, while another person might only like an idea that would involve programming. It is difficult to come up with an idea that matches another persons interest.

As I have an interest in this topic, I do wonder myself, when I look at ideas, what is right for me. The first thing I think of is, what is right for me, as I consider the idea. I am more concerned about whom my partners might be and that might be a failing on my part? Starting out, with an idea in mind independently, I do think to be a fruitless exercise or is it better that way?
deanhills
Bluedoll wrote:
I am more concerned about whom my partners might be and that might be a failing on my part? Starting out, with an idea in mind independently, I do think to be a fruitless exercise or is it better that way?
Maybe it would be good then to find a business where you don't need any partners. A very good friend of mine used to run her own accounting business. She deliberately kept it at a level where she would never need a partner as that is her preference. She likes meeting people and is very sociable, she just does not want the complications of dealing with partners. I'm the same I think. I'd prefer to have a business that I can run myself.
Bluedoll
deanhills wrote:
Maybe it would be good then to find a business where you don't need any partners...I'd prefer to have a business that I can run myself.
Then, your partners are your clients/customers. Little different, yes. I can see looking after the needs of your customers is enough I suppose without having to deal with internal business as well.

I know affliates can help you sometimes, equally benifical. I suspect some people in business can find enough revenue, I just think two heads are better than one sometimes and more productive. I agree though partners have to get along and have similar goals etc. As far as web based goes though it might be easier to manage if there is clear definition of what each person is responsible for.

I am more interested in producing something than marketing a product and would easily turn that portion over to someone else. Doing everything required to run a business these days is just too many hats for me.
micomnet
I realy dont know
Bluedoll
micomnet wrote:
I realy dont know
Respectable answer. Even having a good idea without actually trying it is not going to get you too far. I mean you can have an idea but how do you know it is good one or it will work? So saying that you don’t really know is at least a realization. It is difficult to know you have a good idea, one that will be successful that is. I wonder if it is all about trial and error or coming up with something brilliant?
pll
I think I'm going to make a blog!
That could be really funny!
shivaghimire
I had not done any online business yet. But I have heard about about making website and earn money through google adsense. I am just trying this and haven't earn a single penny yet. When I earn some I will inform here, in this forum.
pll
If you're good at photography you can sell your pictures online. It does take time but when you have your reputation in this world you can earn a lot!!!
GoldenEagle
Dean, you're killing me!
vrajitoru15
If you have some budget....you can buy a Hyip script........host , domain...and start promoting...you'll make some money...whit that..!!!
ridemeup
First you have to think and select a great and hot niche of your website then you can start develop it. Develop a website is not factor. You can do it yourself, if you know how to coding. Or you can hire some professional like me. But promote website is really hard and difficult. if you not able to touch your targeted audience/ traffic and not able to bring high traffic for your website then it will be useless or a value less your website.
Ghost Rider103
Also keep in mind dean that selling an actual product is not the only way to make money online.

You could just start up a site about something you are interested in, or something that provides a lot of information. Then you can sell advertisement spots on your website.

Frihost pretty much does just this. Frihost just has a unique way of getting traffic, which in the end results in Adsense paying off in the end.
Blaster
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
Also keep in mind dean that selling an actual product is not the only way to make money online.

You could just start up a site about something you are interested in, or something that provides a lot of information. Then you can sell advertisement spots on your website.

Frihost pretty much does just this. Frihost just has a unique way of getting traffic, which in the end results in Adsense paying off in the end.

Just look at Facebook.... They sell nothing and make way more money then I could imagine.
deanhills
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
Also keep in mind dean that selling an actual product is not the only way to make money online.

You could just start up a site about something you are interested in, or something that provides a lot of information. Then you can sell advertisement spots on your website.

Frihost pretty much does just this. Frihost just has a unique way of getting traffic, which in the end results in Adsense paying off in the end.
What do you think is the unique way Frihost has? I.e. would the 1-million plus posts that already are in existence be self-propelling? In other words, if we stopped making any posts tomorrow, and the Website is technically sound, i.e. with 99% plus up time, would the income from Adsense still be the same, whether we make further posts or not?
Ghost Rider103
What I meant was, that Frihost gains it's visitors and users by offering free hosting. I didn't mean Frihost gains visitors/users specifically (i.e. Google ad-words, marketing, etc.).

If we all stop making post tomorrow, or in other words, if Bondings locks every forum, I think the revenue from AdSense would decrease drastically within the next few weeks, if not sooner.

Activity on the forums would decrease, making the visitors per day number decline, probably on a very large scale. Ultimately leading to less clicks on the ads.
johans
Online business is very good but with the competitions all over the globe is hard.

I read a lot of forums in adsense and other ads in hosting; Other can offer No ads but your are only on sub domain. for subdomain i dont know how the gain money on there expenses.

some hosting offer free then after they reach a lot of subscribers they will put adsense, ads to make some money online.

website developing business is good but now a days it is hard to get a project specially it becomes more available the tools and instruction, manual are available in the net. anybody can build website now as long as they follow steps by steps procedure.
savable
I am thinking of making my own website so that I can start some business over there I have worked on blog but could not got good response so I am planning of making my own website and earning money using articles and ads posting.
johans
good idea savable.

being a developer we need some resources that could keep us go on and inspired as we developed of course money is important.

some developers looking for sponsors but its hard to get one. same here i put some ads on my site to keep it going.

Very Happy
pll
Try to find something, easy to make and that doesn't costs tons of money to start. then try to grow up, try to grow up little by little.
johans
pll wrote:
Try to find something, easy to make and that doesn't costs tons of money to start. then try to grow up, try to grow up little by little.


Thank you for comments..that's really good advice.

i am planning for re-seller hosting business but a lot of competitor. any disadvantage and advantage.
boinsterman
An online store is a good idea if you have a good product and your market does not mostly live within driving distance. This is especially true if the mailing or other transportation costs are not too great. T-shirts are a common example.
RichardM55
Unfortunately, competition is going to be bigger and bigger on-line selling because internet is growing and number of websites geometrically expands over the world.
So we must be very innovative and creative to do something unique and different from other millions websites.
johans
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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:36 pm Post subject:
Unfortunately, competition is going to be bigger and bigger on-line selling because internet is growing and number of websites geometrically expands over the world.
So we must be very innovative and creative to do something unique and different from other millions websites.


This is really true.. getting customers and client is not easy on the web world.. need to market, need to be innovative, creative and more advance than others..

well, i think all the business is the same need to work hard to sum it up.. this is reality.
williamluu
Seems there's a lot of us on this forum looking to start a new business....I'm no different. Sketch out your ideas on paper and if you have some entrepreneurial friends - speak to them for some tips and advice.

Tip: don't keep ideas to yourself, it'll limit your opportunity for success - but make sure people you share it with people you trust.
daybayessai
RichardM55 wrote:
Unfortunately, competition is going to be bigger and bigger on-line selling because internet is growing and number of websites geometrically expands over the world.
So we must be very innovative and creative to do something unique and different from other millions websites.

that's true
But i believe Visitors can increase the intrest ... A.E : a website collecting funny jokes can be fed trough visitors, i know somme sucessful stories going this way
johans
yes, a lot of business is nice but its how you drive it up to be more competitive specially in the web market.. huge competitions.

But as they said if you will not take the risk there is no chance to gain. Smile
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