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7 Easy to Start Up Business Ideas for 2017 and Beyond – Make Money Online

I've researched 7 easy to start up business ideas for 2017. I've included 7 low-cost options that beginners can consider to get going with. The best thing is that none of them will cost you an arm and a leg like an offline business will. In fact, some of these ideas are completely FREE to start.


I'm sure you'll agree the economy isn't doing well. With that being said, there are millions of opportunities to be had on the internet if you're wanting to work at home. Using these ideas I'm sure you'll be able to generate dozens more that you would like to do. Here's a preview of the ideas we'll cover.


You can click on any of these following 7 items to be taken directly to the section you want to read.

  1. How to Make Money at Blogging
  2. How to Sell Things on eBay
  3. How to Sell ebooks on Amazon
  4. How to Earn Money on YouTube
  5. How to Earn Money on Fiverr
  6. How to Make Money by Writing Online
  7. How to Create a Membership Website to Make Money

7 Easy to Start Up Business Ideas for 2017

2017 Startup Business IdeasOkay, so here are a few possible scenarios that you might be in right now. You could be tired of working for pennies or you are unemployed. You could be a stay home mom or dad with a few hours to spare during the day.


If you're a student needing to find money for tuition or you're a retiree and your pension isn't enough to get by on.


Whatever the reason is to look for a way to make more money then I think a couple of ideas here might just be what you're looking for. All of these ideas are future-proof, too, so you won't be finding yourself out of work next year. So, if you're ready we'll start with my most favored method to make money online.


How to Make Money at Blogging

Okay, watch the video at the top of this page and you will discover why the first in the list is my own preferred method to make money online. Blogging is something that's growing in popularity and doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon.

You can create a blog these days for peanuts if you know where to go and what to do. Blogging is also known as affiliate marketing. If you want to learn how to make money at blogging there are 7 fundamental steps to understand first. They are…

  • How to Choose a Niche and a Domain Name (website name)
  • Start Creating Content That Helps People (blog posts or videos)
  • Join Affiliate Programs in Your Niche
  • Choose What Product You Want to Promote
  • Do Some Keyword Research to Get Your Content Ranked in Search Engines
  • Get Paid When Someone Clicks to Buy One of Your Recommendations
  • Rinse and Repeat

What are the Pros and Cons of Blogging (affiliate marketing)

Blogging to make money online has many pros and a few cons. The best thing about blogging is that it's super cheap or even free to start. Done right, blogging can replace your income many times over. But don't quit your day job just yet, because one of the downsides to affiliate marketing (blogging) is that it inevitably takes some time to get up and running. Don't let that put you off.

It's all about how much content you create and how well you do with keywords and Google rankings. Create enough content in your niche and you'll find that Google starts sending you more and more traffic over time. If you'd like to know how to learn to create blogs for cash there is some free training available here. Read the review, see what you think. It might be right up your alley.


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How to Sell Things on eBay

Another easy to start up business idea that you might like is learning how to sell things on eBay. This can be done by creating an eBay account and listing things for sale. But what can you sell on eBay? Where do you get things that you can sell on eBay? Here are a couple of ideas…

  • Go to Thrift Stores and Buy Things Cheap
  • Go to Yard Sales
  • Try Craigslist
  • Sell Unwanted Items from Your Home
  • Sell Things You Made Yourself
Watch This Video On Selling On eBay

What are the Pros and Cons of Selling on eBay

As with anything in life, there's always a catch to go along with the benefits. To sell things on eBay you're going to have to invest a little to buy stuff that you can list there. I recommend checking out eBay for top selling items before you buy any random stuff to sell there. Look for items that sell easily on eBay and you might be on to a winner.

How to Sell ebooks on Amazon

Did you know that eBooks are more popular now than physical books? It's true! The fantastic thing I like about ebooks is that they take seconds to deliver because they're digital products. You can make your own eBooks or you can get them written for you. This is the beauty of outsourcing. You've heard of Kindle books, I'm sure. So, why not try your hand at the following ideas…

  • Write Your Own eBooks
  • Get Someone Else to Write for You (Outsourced)

If this sounds like an awesome idea to you go check out this K Money Mastery 2 review because it's the top product that teaches how to make money selling eBooks on Amazon that you'll find.

Watch This Video  on How to Sell eBooks on Amazon


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How to Make Money from YouTube Videos

I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say that YouTube is big. It's not going anywhere, is it? It's going to be around as long as the internet is around and that should be a long time. Did you know that you can make money on YouTube in a couple of ways? Here they are…

  • Make Videos to Advertise Products
  • Make Money with Google Adsense on Your YouTube Channel

You'll Need to be Able to Record Videos to Upload to YouTube You can use a phone, a professional camera, a web camera or you could use screen recording software such as screencast-o-matic which is free.

Watch This Video on How To Make Money from YouTube Videos

What are the Pros and Cons of Making Money on YouTube?

You have to make videos that are helpful, entertaining or informative. You have to do keyword research just like you do with blogging. As with blogging, it takes time to get up and running. but done right can be very profitable if you get lots of views, subscribers, and likes.

How to Earn Money on Fiverr

Do you have any skills that people would pay you for online? Can you do SEO? Do you know how to create animations for videos that people need? Could you make money doing things for others on Fiverr? There are language translators, writers, logo designers, featured image creators, animation makers, and a plethora of other types of work for anyone who wants to make money.

 Watch This Video on How to Earn Money on Fiverr

The Pros and Cons of Fiverr

It takes time to start getting orders when you're a newbie. You have to learn how to list your gig properly and keywords you use will be helpful here. I recommend you start off by offering your services at rock bottom pricing to get some gigs under your belt before tweaking your charge up a little.

This is a great way to get going because you get more orders and thus more positive reviews from buyers. Try it and see if it's for you.

How to Make Money by Writing Online

This is a freelancer type job for anyone who fancies themselves as a bit of a writer. Have you got expertise in a certain field? This can be leveraged by writing for others who have less time or less experience than you. You can do this at Fiverr like I mentioned above or you could be a guest blogger. You could try websites like Upwork, also. Go there and list your skills to start getting clients.

Watch This Video on How to Make Money by Writing Online

How to Create a Membership Website to Make Money

I can almost hear you asking what a membership website is. A membership site is a site that people have to pay to members on. This could be because you have restricted content such as training videos that people have to pay for. Let's say you're a guitar tutor and that's how you make a living.

Watch This Video on How to Create a Membership Website

You could create a membership website and have your members paying monthly for access to the premium content on there. One such membership site creator is Everlesson, which in its first version was named Memberhub. Everlesson is the new name for Memberhub 2.0 and that is extremely popular for people who want to make membership sites the easy way. Read my Everlesson Review for more details on that particular software.


There are many other ways to make money online and these ones above are the tip of the iceberg. Some of these ideas should suit most people and maybe 2 or 3 of these would suit you. Some things you might consider having before you get started are…

  • An internet Connection
  • A Laptop or Desktop Computer, or a Tablet or Phone
  • Somewhere Quiet to Work from

Thanks for reading my easy to start up business ideas for 2017 list. If you have any questions ask below in the comment section. If you know of any other great ideas I could add to this list, let me know and I'll look into them.

I'm James, you can call me Jimbo. To read more about this website and myself take a look here.



About the Author James

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away... Jimbo got a chronic case of sciatica and lost his job. However, Jimbo used this opportunity to learn how to build websites with Wordpress and then to make money online. Jimbo wants to help you do the same, while helping you to avoid the plethora of scams.

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