Being “Real” about Youth Entrepreneurship in Eastern and Southern Africa

7 Unusual Online Business Ideas
So you want to start an online business. You have surfed the web, read some
blogs and have found that lots of people are making some decent mullah. But
you are frustrated due to the lack of any new idea.
Don’t worry. There are still many ideas that you can implement using a little
money, lots of efforts, and some persistency.
1. Think about your hobby. What you would like to do in your spare time? May
be you like to go hunting, or scuba diving. May be you want to make dolls.
List some of the annoyances and inconveniences you encounter while
pursuing your hobby. Search in Google to find solutions to your problems
and then write a small e-book. Sell the e-book using clickbank dot com.
2. If you are an artist, crafter, or designer, check out etsy dot com. You create
your own shop by signing up for free. Listing an item with photos cost 0.20
cents. The selling fee is 3.5% of the final sale price. You can accept payment
through PayPal.

3. Start a blog. But don’t start a blog on making money. Find your niche and
sign up for free at Blogger to create your blog. You need to select a name for
your blog. Select the name of your blog carefully.
Write down half a dozen names that tell something about your blog topic.
Check out those names using the overture keyword selector tool for search
popularity. Use a name that people search at least more than a thousand times
every month.
4. If you decide to use the number 3 (starting a blog) method to generate
incomes, sign up with ReviewMe, PayPerPost, and Chitika for writing paid
reviews of other companys’ products and services. This will supplement your
Google’s Adsense incomes.
5. If you are good at computer programming, write a simple online tool, e.g
calculating carbon foot print of your visitors, or total body fat. You get the
idea. The program should be simple to use and easy to develop. Build a
website around your tool and sign up with affiliate programs for revenue

6. If you frequently go on short trips or vacation, buy a good but small and
high resolutions digital camera for easy carrying with you all the time.
ake at least 200 pictures on each trip and put them for sale on shutterpoint dot
com. There are a few other websites where you can put your photos for sale.
Check them out by doing a Google search.
7. Participate in paid survey.But don’t pay to join any program for paid survey.
Use Google to search for paid survey and visit a dozen paid survey websites.
Review their offerings and write those down.
Now search webmaster forum in Google and then sign up in a couple of
webmaster forums. Ask about others experiences with paid survey companies
and pick a good one.
Now you have these seven unusual ways to make money online. You will not
make a ton of money overnight. But once you gain experiences in online
money making opportunities, you will explore other methods to earn big

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