Are you looking for creative online business ideas and opportunities that are truly worth your time? Are you weighing in on various online business ideas trying to decide which one is more than just internet hype? If so, you’ll be surprised by the sheer richness and originality of the ideas shared in this post.
Like me, are you almost concluding that many so-called “lucrative” business ideas shared online are merely beautiful on-paper ideas that only seem to be profitable to those teaching it, and never to those practising it? Then this set of business ideas is written to help you.
A couple of years ago, I watched several videos and researched several online business ideas looking for something that could be viable enough for me, and sad to say, I concluded that many of those shared by these influencers, were simply clichés that filled up their content creation and drew thousands of page views and video traffic, they were just not practicable to people like me, living in Ghana, and most places like Ghana.
So without wasting much time, let’s dive right into this amazing collection of the best online business ideas you can start today. Most of them can be achieved with minimal professional skills.
An aggregator is simply a system that collects related content and links them in a way that benefits users.
As a business, this would be an online platform that brings together people who offer some specific service, transportation vendors like bus drivers or tour bus hiring services, and connecting them with specific searchers like schools, institutions, and businesses who need to outsource their transportation needs.
The cost of acquiring vehicles is very high for many businesses, especially for small businesses like basic schools and startups. Many businesses also find the burden and cost of vehicles, and taking on employment of drivers, too demanding a task. Many service delivery companies now outsource their transport needs to specialised firms so that they can concentrate on their core business.
You will create an online aggregator platform, this would typically be a directory website. You can scale it to include android and iOS mobile apps. Your goal here is to register as many individuals or firms who have the vehicles and are available to offer transportation services commercially. You’ll then present the platform to the business community in need of this service.
You can easily see by now that your marketing goal here is to tell everyone in your target audience that you have the best solution to their business transportation needs. In addition to constantly improving your platform to satisfy all your customer needs and requests, this would be where you’ll be focusing more of your marketing and product development budget. As more and more people hear of what you do, you’ll begin to reap the rewards.
The start-up cost is fairly high, (About $500 to $1000) since it will only involve building your primary platform (website or mobile app). And depending on how quickly you want to see results, you would need some traditional advertising or digital marketing to gain the initial traction.
Your business will be mainly online, this means that your clients and users will be connecting with you via your social media pages, your website or via email, so you’ll also need a computer and access to the internet in order to stay in touch with your business community, to monitor and keep track of your key performance indicators (KPIs)