Tagged: business idea 2018
January 23, 2018 at 1:25 AM #13296
I believe this question is on every online entrepreneur. Please shed some light.
Designer, http://source15.comJanuary 23, 2018 at 1:45 AM #13297
Hi Jason, thanks for the question… It’s a very good one.
Here is an answer from Wilson Hung. Wilson is a writer for online business startups and founder of founderorigins.com, and it’s a great response.
I’m assuming you’re a beginner entrepreneur? If so, contrary to popular belief, I’d stay away from web and mobile apps.
There are plenty of business ideas that are perfect for beginner entrepreneurs. They need no previous experience, or any programming/coding expertise.
I put together a huge list of 32 super detailed step-by-step guides that cover a wide range of different businesses that are ideal for beginner entrepreneurs like yourself.
Scroll down to read it, alternatively if you prefer web format, you can check it out here 32 Step-by-Step Guides Every Beginner Entrepreneur Should Read.
Anyways let’s begin!
(Note: If you know of any other awesome guides and it’s not listed here, just reply to the comments here or email me: email@example.com)
1. Amazon’s FBA Program
When Will Mitchell first experimented with FBA, he failed because he focused on too many products. He has learned from his mistakes and created this guide which goes over everything you need to know to about FBA.
In this post, Glenn Allsopp provides a step-by-step case study on how a husband & wife team made six-figure profits in their first year with FBA. The post details how to choose a product, how to find a cheap supplier, how to promote your product, and how to deal with negative reviews.
Josh Shrogren’s documented his entire Amazon FBA journey in this epic guide. He goes over everything you need to know, including: how he calculated his profit margins, how to set up a business & sellers account, and much more.
2. Affiliate Marketing
Some affiliate marketing programs are super sketchy, but not the one outlined in this post. This guide will teach you how to make passive income with affiliate marketing in an honest way.
In this recap, Reggie Paquette reflects on a year’s worth of experience. He focuses on teaching how to do proper keyword research to confirm your niche topic before getting too far ahead.
This post by Neil Patel is probably one of the best guides about Affiliate Marketing ever written. There’s no surprise that his post has over 700 shares on it. In it, he provides some insight on how to create review websites, building an email list, and educating your subscribers via live webinars.
Another monster post that is super informative. Over 1200 people have shared this post. You’ll want to set some time aside to read this, there are over 4500 words because it’s so detailed. A must read!
This is a long and detailed post which you should set aside 15 minutes to read. It covers everything from how to find clients, how much to charge, and includes tons of real life examples.
Bryan’s Harris newsletter is always full of useful information. In this guide, he’ll teach you how to find out what service you should offer based on your strengths and expertise. You’ll also learn how to find clients and how to craft an effective sales pitch. This guide includes tons of examples, and even a youtube video of a real pitch.
If you’re going to create a consulting business, chances are many of your prospects are on LinkedIn. Dave Rogenmoser writes a detailed guide on how he uses Linkedin to find clients for his digital marketing agency.
4. Publishing an E-book
Scott Britton was able to achieve 40,000+ amazon downloads for his e-book. In this monster post, he discloses EVERYTHING. He provides tons of screenshots of his numbers, growth, email scripts, tools, and much more.
Another detailed guide going into the specifics from start to finish of how Brian Yang created his Kindle Publishing business. This guide focuses on how to outsource the creation of the e-books to freelancers.
Amazon Kindle Self Publishing Ebook Step-by-Step Guide
This post is so detailed that there are FIVE chapters to it:
Chapter 1 talks about why you should publish e-books.
Chapter 2 talks about how to pick a profitable niche.
Chapter 3 will teach you how to do proper research.
Chapter 4 will go over how to write and format your book specifically for E-books
Chapter 5 will teach you how to publish your content.
All the previous e-book guides focus on the entire journey of selling an e-book. This guide specifically focuses on one of the most important topics, how to promote your e-book.
5. Web Development
Lauren Holliday used to be a waitress working 40+ hours a week making minimum wage. She got tired of her job and decided to create her own business creating websites for local businesses. In this post, she goes into detail on how she did it, how she found customers, and how she charged her clients.
Andrew Lowen was an EMT and firefighter. When he quit his job, he started to sell web development services to local businesses. The best thing? He doesn’t even know how to create websites. Instead, he partnered with someone who does and focused on sales via cold calls. The results? He made $120k in a year. Check out this popular and shared post on Reddit.
6. Blogging/Niche Websites
Spencer Haws purchased several websites with the intention to improve them so he could re-sell them for more. The results? After spending $37,000 to buy websites, he sold them for $119,000 in less than a year. How? Fortunately for us, he documented his entire journey.
The goal was to make $500/month in 6 months via Google Adsense by creating a niche website. By knowing how to find opportunities in niche topics and driving traffic with SEO, he was able to make $800/month with his niche website. This post goes over exactly how he did it.
How to Build a Profitable Website in the Best Niche Online
Unlike the previous posts documenting an entire journey, this guide focuses on how to find a niche for your website. It’s hyper focused into the details and provides an easy to read step-by-step guide.
In this post, Glenn Allsopp doesn’t tell you how to find a niche. Instead, he tells you WHICH niche he sees an opportunity in. Even though this post was written in 2015, I still think the opportunity exists.
7. Subscription Boxes
First of all, this post is the THIRD most popular post of all-time in /r/entrepreneur, so you know it’s going to be good. Secondly, Rohan Gilkes provides a super detailed and transparent guide on how he created a 6 figure subscription box business.
This post is a case study on how a first-time entrepreneur made $100,000 in just a few months by creating a “City in a box” business. You might be able to do this in your own local city!
8. CPA Marketing
Don’t know what CPA Marketing is? This is a great 101 guide which will introduce you to what CPA is, how it works, and how you can get started.
One of the most important aspects of CPA marketing is to choose the right CPA offer. Not only will this guide tell you exactly what to look for, but also how to target potential customers on Facebook.
CPA Marketing Blueprint And Case Studies 2016
This post provides tons of examples of websites that do CPA marketing. Use this post as inspiration and to see what the best CPA marketers are doing.
9. Business Ideas I couldn’t categorize…
Are you in university/college or know someone who is? This is a perfect business for a student. In fact, Glenn Buchan made $3k/month when he was 19 years old by providing placemats on top of trays at his school’s cafeteria. He would then sell advertising space to local businesses. Pretty awesome!
This guide comes from one of the most popular redditors on /r/entrepreneur, Rohan Gilkes. He documented everything that was done to launch his local landscaping business .
This post by Glenn (again) covers how 4 entrepreneurs reached millions of subscribers for their podcasts. That’s not all. Glenn also provides a step-by-step guide on how you can achieve success by creating your own podcast.
Have you ever thought about becoming an Airbnb host? Paula Plant didn’t, but then she did a quick experiment and learned how profitable it could be. In this post, she goes over everything you need to know to start renting out your place on AirBNB.
Neville Medhora wrote about an experiment where he improved the foot traffic at a local shoe repair store. He did this by providing them with a well-made street sign. Although he didn’t ask for money in this experiment, it’s something many business owners would be willing to pay for.
Have you ever had an idea so ridiculous you decided to give up on it? Next time you should put more thought into it. The folks behind the Emoji masks documented their entire journey. You shouldn’t copy their exact business, instead use this guide as inspiration for other seasonal products.
Do you ever wonder how some Instagram accounts have thousands of followers? Did you know you can make money with a popular account by selling promotions? This free guide will teach you how to create shareable content, gain followers, and much more.
That’s it! Here’s my self promotion piece (stop reading if you’re not interested). You can read this same post here: “32 step-by-step guides every beginner entrepreneur should read”
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founderorigins.comJanuary 23, 2018 at 1:47 AM #13298
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