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What kind of online business is most profitable?





ryukenden
I am wondering what type of online business is most profitable. I think online stores and aution sites such as ebay are most profitable.

If you are starting online business, which one will you choose?
vertigoflow
I'd have to say a service like Google Adwords and Adsense.

Something that provides an opportunity for other people to either make money themselves or help operate their business online all while making a huge percent of the profits on both ends.

Good luck competing with Google though.
obiang
Spam? They seem to earn a tidy profit.
k_s_baskar
While searching for the online money making secrets in net. I found the following methods which will make money online

1. Making money using Adsense (Required)

2. Affilate(i.e. clickbank)+Google Adwords

3. Hyip(High Yield Investment programme)


I really wonder How HYIP sites are working. Even some hyip sites pays 49% for a HOUR?!! and allows minimum investment of $1 .

Can anybody guide me about these HYIP sites.
rajhank
I also need some information about these HYIP Sites.

Other wise, use Google Adsense.
TrueFact
here's my point of view about my online bussiness.

I made a site teaching people how to market anything on the internet... no matter what type is it (software, tech. goods, books, magz, and everything else)...

I use a website as a major and most decent way to promote any bussiness as most experts say... if you want to build a web site, you need a host (which i provide a link to my hosting affiliate program) and few companies to market their goods (and have affiliate programs with multitier with these sites and companies too) some ADs and safelists to promote the sites they've built on (affiliated on it too) and some content providers sites (and yes again i'm an affiliate with them Very Happy)

So this way i give them good content, a way to build better life and economy and i earn from it. Very Happy
gnllr
Stay away from HYIPs. I've lost a good amount of money on those. Many are scams and the other ones just don't really work. Again, stay away. Invest your money in other ways.
k_s_baskar
gnllr wrote:
Stay away from HYIPs. I've lost a good amount of money on those. Many are scams and the other ones just don't really work. Again, stay away. Invest your money in other ways.



Thanx a lot for your reply for investing in HYIP gnllr.

I too know their is lot money sucking HYIP scams in net, which will give $0 payout to the investors.

But I heard that their is some long standing HYIP sites (which gives proper payout for more than four years).

So I want to know is their is any such sites that really investing the money in sharemarket and giving proper payout to investors? If so kindly post it here.

Thankx a lot in advance

Smile
gnllr
Thank you. I lost $900 in a site. Though they claimed to not be a ponzi scheme, they were investigated by the SEC and found to be a scam. Many people lost a lot more than I did. I'm hoping I'll see a little of that money returned. I lost a little more money ona site that had been in business for two years. Just be careful and use risk money ONLY! Wink
chic_optic
google is the best option for online businesses
charlieg
How about Ebay? I suppose that's more of a commodities market, I just find it hard to believe that you'd be able to find stuff on Ebay that you'd be able to sell for a different price...it's all the same market.

Does it have to be time-sensitive?
k_s_baskar
what about forex trading?
does anybody having experience in it?. If so please post it here.

Smile
charlieg
woah...what's forex trading?

actually something that piqued my interest was Currency trading. You basically just need a bank account and some money. Does anybody have experience with that? I may start a new forum. I have no idea what drives spikes and lows in currency, although i bet it has something to do with interest rates.
TribalArt
I personally think dropshipping is pretty good. Minimum hassle.

Can choose what you sell but many charge to enter their sites which is annoyin!
outamoney
A highy populated forum with ads?
HereticMonkey
Although a dropship business is one of the most profitable (no merchandise to store), POD (Lulu, Cafepress) sites also do well.

And don't forget porn sites, but only for those without inhibitions; you're just paying for hosting, and marketing is easy to set up.

But a dropshipping OSCommerce site backed by an Ebay shop is probably your best bet...

HM
indeedwrestling
For the best bang for your buck, you should consider something like writing copy or jokes for someone. You only need to have the skills needed and the website side of things doesn't have to be spectactular.
HereticMonkey
Don't know...At $1/500 words (which it seems all most people want to pay), it can take a while to accrue bucks...

HM
vinx_18
gnllr wrote:
Stay away from HYIPs. I've lost a good amount of money on those. Many are scams and the other ones just don't really work. Again, stay away. Invest your money in other ways.


I'm just curious... how does HYIP sites works? how does their business work?
BosLady
I would say Google AdSense is the way to go. I personally got the boot from Google. I was booking right along making huge dough and suddenly they cancelled my account!! I was furious, they claimed that I personally was going in and clicking on the ads!!! I swear to you, I DID NO SUCH THING. I was really frustrating for me because at that time we ran a small used bookstore website. We were definately making more of a profit off of Google than we were selling books. I find it funny that Google made the choice to cancel me right before they were required to pay me. The difficult thing with them is there is no fighting it. It is totally up to them on who can post their adwords on their site.

~Tiffany
mikethm
Eh I think the most profitable online business is... PORN!!!

I mean some of these make millions of dollars.
cloudship
online stores save money by almost free advertising and selling channel.
auction site makes money by promoting goods to the customers.
LumberJack
cloudship wrote:
online stores save money by almost free advertising and selling channel.
auction site makes money by promoting goods to the customers.


Just a website with lots of users then try and sell it to a company like google.
Coclus
Probably any kind of website with a lot of traffic+ Adsense...
Che
In the long-run no business in a competitive market is profitable. Economic profits are zero - not to be confused with revenues.
The-Nisk
For the moment google rules the net.
But i supose any monopoly (if in demand) can be a serios competitior. if you want to invest in other businesses, you are ought to learn some economics. then you can select a potential 'jackpot number' and score. but what are the odds? still it is possible to make money from google and ebay. so thats mostly it. although msn is geting strong aswell.
budiman
I think Sex website earns a lot of money. Most men visit porn web and want to see things.
Ucbet
Of course the advice I'm about to give wouldn't be relevant if you just about to start a business without any real huge capital. But if u do have some huge capital, opening bookmaker business will give you lots of profit imo Smile

Just incase any1 not sure what a bookmaker is, it is simply betting websites. Billions and billions of dollars are floating around the market everyweek on every sports and we can safely say that not every1 is a winner, otherwise we wouldn't see them exist for so long. However it might be a volatile business, you could gain BIG one week and collapse the next week. But based on my experience and statistic that I read ages ago, on average punters are always on the losing side of the scale.
Hogwarts
The most profitable type of online buisness is the one that has alot of effort and hard work put into it.

Websites with adsense and many, many users can make thousands.

The sad truth is that most people are under the impression that they can make a website which has five words on it, and they will make a fortune Sad

Any type of intuitive, orginal site can make money. Any.
Bofia
The best money making way would probably be to sign up as an affiliate and get commission for your sales or make your own products and sell it
Zruch
vinx_18 wrote:
I'm just curious... how does HYIP sites works? how does their business work?

For example, you paid them 10$. People, who paid before you get paid. If there are other people who paid after you, you will get paid too. But if there aren't - you lost your morey. It's a form of financial pyramid. Usually 90% of people loose their money. But other 10% become rich. If you are very experienced and fast, you may earn some money on it.
Actually, it's illegal.
hilander
I would go for droppshipping, plus ebay, I dont do it,,but I am seriously thinking to start doing it,,my cousing is doing it,,and He got married. He probably got married because it works,,,I was thinking,,to do the same, since I want to get married also,,cheersss
the Civilian
HYIPs are just online pyramid scams. So never get involved. Yeah it looks like a good deal, but its not what its worth, honest.
hilander
Hey,,I have another one, building a website that attracts lots of traffic, and then signing for adsence..I think,,I would go for it,,right now I am starting building a website, I will do it..first traffic,,then the rest...cheers
daviosoftware
I’m trying to make a buck also. I thought to sell my applications on the web. If you have any suggestion for me please let me know. Also I am prepared to invest some effort in programming on demand. My area of expertise is c, c++ and c# for windows programs.

Also if you have some information about a e-commerce with this kind of applications and how to promote them I would be grateful.
chrismen
Okay, you are all wrong. Here is how to really make money online.

Top 3 ways:

1. Make something revolutionary (examples: Amazon, Digg, Youtube, Google)

2. Open a porn site.

3. Open a successful blog and put google adsense and other ads on them (example: http://www.collegebeing.com).

That's it plain and simple.
corridor_writers
budiman wrote:
I think Sex website earns a lot of money. Most men visit porn web and want to see things.


While less crudely put than mikethm, I (unfortunately) agree that the amount of money (which is not widely talked about) that goes to the adult industry – particularly from web sites, more than likely surpasses even Google. That said, there is more to a good company than the money it makes – such as the morals of its employees. This again comes back to companies like Google who I would agree make exceptional internet companies.
indianinworld
while most of the HYIP are either SCAM or SPAM. So please be carefull before investing in these. Google adsense is a better option for online marketting.

Forex trading needs patience - smartness - timing - luck and experience to earn.

PORN sites - earning money ???

People need to think about that. If you visit quiet often Razz and spend a lot on those Laughing - then it doesnot mean that everybody is doing the same. Today PORN is just another thing and everything is available free either in one way or the other.

eBay - If you have good marketting skills - Investment and good products to market, then this is one of the best place to wander with.

Happy earning Smile)
and
Happy Smiling
the-guide
ryukenden wrote:
I am wondering what type of online business is most profitable. I think online stores and aution sites such as ebay are most profitable.

If you are starting online business, which one will you choose?


It's about your passion. If you do something favorable you tend to pay more attention and spend more time for it and you will get profit automatically soon.
ajm71
Wow! A lot of opinions about how to make money on the net. I was just wondering what is "drop shipping"? I think a smart business person would not invest completely in an online venture without a certain amount of confidence in the program. Track record, testimonials, research are all things that are needed to make an intelligent decision, not propaganda. The story about Google pulling the switch on someone before having to pay seems to be common, so I would probably be extremely cautious of going forward with Google. I also agree with the person that said hardwork is necessary to be successful. There is no such thing as easy money!
corridor_writers
ajm71 wrote:
Wow! A lot of opinions about how to make money on the net. I was just wondering what is "drop shipping"? I think a smart business person would not invest completely in an online venture without a certain amount of confidence in the program. Track record, testimonials, research are all things that are needed to make an intelligent decision, not propaganda. The story about Google pulling the switch on someone before having to pay seems to be common, so I would probably be extremely cautious of going forward with Google. I also agree with the person that said hardwork is necessary to be successful. There is no such thing as easy money!


"A drop shipper is a product supplier who is willing to ship individual orders. Drop shippers typically don’t have minimum purchase requirements..." (www.ipowerweb.com/editorial-library/EDL-glossary.html)
myroom
Oh! I am new to online business. I just starting a blog, now trying to get some passive income from Google AdSense. I think AdSense is a good choice since you have nothing to lose. About HYIP, I definitely won't touch on it. I saw my room-mate lose so many money in this program. They all seem SCAM. Personally I won't trust these kind of investment. I rather throw my money in stock market. Confused

Auction site is good, if I have the opportunity I will establish one like eBay. I like doing trading, you always buy low and sell high. That's the concept of business. I've been searching from the internet for pas few months just for looking what the best online business. But most of them I don't really enjoy. Seem like a lot of Scam website from the internet.

Another business I think is quite profitable. - SEX. Everyone need it, of course including myself. Razz
I used to watch education video from the internet, but only for free one. If I am no mistaken, www[dot]sex[dot]com sold for billions dollar. From here, I can see this is a huge market in the internet.
cloudship
this is an interesting quesiton and the answer lies upon the definition by online business. You can sell used stuffs online to make money, or sell stolen stuffs online. The profitability is different. Online is just a media, a possibility for you to get to the customers. And what business you are delivering matters in the profitability you can get. Therefore, i guess as long as you have a good service and product, to put it online will definitely make you a nice fortune Wink
Tom7
mikethm wrote:
Eh I think the most profitable online business is... PORN!!!

I mean some of these make millions of dollars.


dam, you beat me to it. lol
great minds think alike (or just sick ones) Wink
myroom
I think the most profitable online business are something new, creative, nobody doing it now.
Like Youtube, Amazon, ebay. If you are the first person to start, then you can earn good money.
whitehole
myroom wrote:
I think the most profitable online business are something new, creative, nobody doing it now.
Like Youtube, Amazon, ebay. If you are the first person to start, then you can earn good money.


This is very true.

Also, a couple profitable trends I see all the time is: offer a quality free web application and then place unobtrusive text ads on it.

Or, have a quality free web ap and sell a "premier" version of it or have a "members only" part of the site with a fee attached. You have to have a good base app though.

GL with your ecommerce ventures.
fx-trading-education
k_s_baskar wrote:
what about forex trading?
does anybody having experience in it?. If so please post it here.

Smile


Yes I have quite much experience as a Forex Trader. I started 4 years ago.
Even if I am not a full time trader as I have still my main job I make money from it.
In the last 6 months I made a return of about +50%, but of course the amount invested was small. If it would have been bigger the return would have been less because you need to take less risks.

So it can be a good business, but you need to start slowly, train a lot, learn a lot like in any successfu business. You will not get rich overnight. And if you take too many risks to get rich quickly you will lose everything.
DanielWestman
If you're an expert in a certain area or really passionate about something, I would recommend that you start blogging about it. You can make serious money on blogging combined with advertising these days.

Another option is Ebay. I bet 98% fail in their Ebay business, but the other 2% make the really big bucks.

The serious money is in advertising though, Google Adsense can make you alot of money if you manage to create a hightraffic website.
papayero
FOR FAR--- sex industry...

been original you could make money enough
gcaughill
There is no easy get rich quick schemes on the Internet that work, other than selling gullible people get rich quick schemes - and many of those border on fraud.

Do the hard work - research your market, learn what clients want, build a product or service around that, and then implement it.

Nothing fancy, just plain finding needs and fulfilling them in a way to maximize customer satisfaction. And you can look yourself in a mirror afterward and feel proud.
chipbricks
Slave trade through internet. For example different variants of job sites.
winmark
For me, earning through porn is really not worth it. I'd be glad by earning 10 bucks through some other means than earning 100 through some porn site. Although some people will come up with the reason that they work because the demand is there ... for me it's the opposite ... this porn (at internet) have actually ruined the real advantage of cyber world.

It's not about which business is the most profitable, you have got to do what you are most comfortable at or what you'd like to do. Some people earn a lot through blogs but writing a blog post daily is not possible for many, same goes for dropshipping, working as a free lancer, content writing, etc, etc. Do what you are good at and what you really like to do and the fortune will follow.
gandalfthegrey
porn, porn, porn Twisted Evil

(I'm being sarcastic... but it's so true!)
mrcool
selling antiques....and your collections which is rare....
smasha
Good advice Hogwarts. A website with quality unique content will quickly be found and visited opening up revenue streams.
yuxuan
i think ebay just get little money.
B2C is surely more profitable ,sell computer ,mobile phone ,dc ,etc.
nigam
i am selling fashion jewelries, native handbags, native sandals and everything made by phil. handicrafts. i export it all over...
gorilla5
I agree sex and porn is the best money maker. I worked on a "fetish" site for my friend and looked at the stats, it was a horrible site, really cheap and low quality but it gets A LOT of hits. If only a small percentage convert it would still be really good money.

Unlike other businesses there will always be a demand for it even if it's low quality.
Crinoid
Will you share the sources of drop shipping?
I did all possible in this direction, and the only things available were the ones without any demand on the market.

For used books online store (or any other reselling, not manufacturing business) one needs to have a source of supply, at price way below the market price. No such places anymore, for average person from the street...
Plus you will need car (with all costs involved) to attend estate or other far away sales, place to store books, way to make trips to postal office worth of miserable profit on one paperback (packaging costs more!), if tens of books get mailed at one time at different adresses, the people in line become irritated. Selling rare collectors books with high price on each could be better, but one have to have a source of supply again...

Manufacturing (artisans, arts, gifts or anything you can DIY and what could be sold online, auction or store) has some chances. But it should have a readily available supplies, take a little space, be non-toxic and not require way above average abilities. And be in demand. All of this is problematic...
johans
online store i guess.. but this requires a lot of capital.. if you are looking for just partime will ADS and affiliate is sort of options.. but to get money most are those who have a good product and services online.. best example is amazon, ebay, and many more..

its not that easy and instantly earned still you do some marketing and ADS your online store and i guess the best way to put ADS is in FACEBOOK.
briankid
it think it depends on how good you are in your field. ask a pro marketer and he will tell u its affiliate marketing,a pro coder will tell u its free lancing for companies,a pro bloggger will tell u its blogging and so on.
digitaltechograp
Hi friends actually internet marketting is profitable or not ?? because many of them saying money trasactions trough cards re very difficult process ......what do u think about that??????
johans
digitaltechograp wrote:
Hi friends actually internet marketting is profitable or not ?? because many of them saying money trasactions trough cards re very difficult process ......what do u think about that??????


if you got paypal account i dont think it is difficult to process..
Gitesh
Adsense is dried up, very competitive market.,if you want to really earn something then find a niche to sell something which you can procure at very low cost and pass on the profits to the customers so they make multiple purchases.
pll
Hogwarts wrote:


Any type of intuitive, orginal site can make money. Any.


Agreed, you can make money if you put well placed ads on your website, and if you have something interesting to say or to do, so you can get people visiting it.

The proof : the page that worths a million dollars, only filled with ads. The guy has been talked about in the media so people came to visit his page, and now he filled his page with ads. Only because people talked about him!!

(link)
netprofit
Start a social networking site in a popular niche - say, a social networking site for photographers or doctors or musicians or scavengers. Laughing When it gets popular and has sufficient members, make a killing by selling advertising on your website. You could even earn affiliate commission from networks such as Amazon, Clickbank and CPA networks by placing ads, links or banners.
leandros21
In my opinion there is not more profitable or less profitable online business. If you are expert to appeal traffic you are good to all. If you are expert to sell goods you are also expert to sell services so you would have the same success to all fields.
gfexc
charlieg wrote:
woah...what's forex trading?

actually something that piqued my interest was Currency trading. You basically just need a bank account and some money. Does anybody have experience with that? I may start a new forum. I have no idea what drives spikes and lows in currency, although i bet it has something to do with interest rates.

I trade my own accounts and it is profitable biz without having to go to work for somebody else. It will require a lot of practice first with demo accounts and different methods until you find one that you are comfortable with if you want to trade your own account. Another option is to have an in house manager at the brokerage house handle the account for you. Or, use a mirror system, in which experienced traders trade from a station and your trading account copies the same transactions through a computer link. Several brokers have mirror trading services
donaaldaaron
Today, almost all businessmen are thinking to start an online business because it has a number of advantages available. According to me, online stores are the best way to earn some good money and get maximum benefits of the internet.
johans
ryukenden wrote:
I am wondering what type of online business is most profitable. I think online stores and aution sites such as ebay are most profitable.

If you are starting online business, which one will you choose?


for me, on line stores i most effective and i have seen other say adsense or advertising well, it is also effective if you have a lot visitors visiting on your website daily.
Nick2008
I'm generally skeptical of online money making. There is a lot of schemes online to screw others over who have hopes of starting an online business. I feel like it would take A LOT of time and effort to make anything economically worthwhile on the internet and the payoff that you could get would probably take multiple years. At the same time, you are equally as likely to not get much payoff at all.

Someone earlier referenced Forex or currency trading. A lot of that is done online but it requires a considerable sum of money upfront to actually earn anything. If you have $1,000 to use for Forex, don't expect to make more than a $1 a day (and you can also lose dollars as well). Although there is potential to make 30%-60% if you're a good trader, realize that Forex is an extremely complicated system and is not simple currency conversion/trade as some people may perceive. A lot of Forex traders actually spend most of their days researching and monitoring the world markets so that they can make strategic trades.
jsk02a
Hmm, this is a great topic. I have never thought about making money doing the things I loved, but now I will have to look into advertising on a smaller scale.
johans
ryukenden wrote:
I am wondering what type of online business is most profitable. I think online stores and aution sites such as ebay are most profitable.

If you are starting online business, which one will you choose?


I guess paid membership such as NBA/football or dating sites or software installer like stand alone developments such as anti virus are most profitable.

Also booking system such as ticket ordering, hotel reservations are on the top most.

Local advertisements is also one of the top most paid or profitable. Google adsense are not that much profitable.
MyKolkataWay
I feel the best way to make money, a lot of money, is the good old fashioned way-which is creating something which is better than your competitor and selling it online / offline. That way you are satisfied that you have created something of value, increase your self confidence and make money too. You are creating value to your product through competition.
twotrophy
MyKolkataWay wrote:
I feel the best way to make money, a lot of money, is the good old fashioned way-which is creating something which is better than your competitor and selling it online / offline. That way you are satisfied that you have created something of value, increase your self confidence and make money too. You are creating value to your product through competition.


Yes, I agree that selling products is the most profitable way of earning money online because other ways of earning money online such as creating an informative blog with advertisments are not profitable because advertisment services such as AdSense pays very little.
ronii
according to my experience affiliate marketing and blogging are the best ways to earn money online. Affiliate marketing is very effective as well as easy. You can easily generate money through affiliate marketing.
codegeek
If you have quality content and get a lot of visitors, adsense is definitely a good choice. However, I think you are talking about starting your own business online. In that case, a site like ebay will probably be pretty good. It will take a lot of time to make it popular, but in the end it will be very useful. Especially if you can make it local.
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