2011 is quickly rushing toward the past leaving us with a new year soon and new business ideas to consider for 2012. I wanted to write a new post, as it's been a while, and I wanted to talk about some of the best business opportunities for 2012 online. To be honest I'm not making any huge changes to my online business for 2012, but I am going to do major work and expansion during the winter months.
Regardless of where the "crazy economy" has led you over the past few years, I think starting an online business is a great idea for a lot of people. I won't be sharing any ready made "business in a box opportunities" in this post. I had my own experience on that path and I don't have much to offer in the way of advice or encouragement if your looking for a quick fix and a quick buck. It didn't work that way for me.
I have over time discovered some great resources, many of which are free, that can darastically reduce the time it will take to actually earn some money online. I'll be sharing more about that here on this site and on our other main sites.
I wrote and article earlier this week on what I feel are 5 of the best home based business ideas for 2012 and how they can work together. If you already have an online business in the service sector, you should still read that article. Find out how you can add a few thousand dollars a month to your current business and further help you other business ventures, read that article. I think it is title Home Based Business Ideas for Beginners in 2012.
One of the important points in that article is using different business ideas as components of a more diversified business model. It mentions how combining passive income elements with make money now income elements will build a more profitable online business for the future.
If your just starting an online business I highly recommend sticking with business opportunites that will at worse break even. In other words only start business opportunities that will be profitable. Try starting a business in 2012 from scratch. Forget about start up capital or mooching unsecured small business loans from your friends and family, and do some research instead. The best online business model I've found is the one I use and I'll share more about that over the next few months.
I'm biased and I admit it. I know there are some profitable opportunities out there, but most just seem to be a glorified version of a job. Some of the best direct sales opportunities are earning six figures plus, but I know a few of these guys and they are working hard ( and long hours ) to earn those incomes. Working hard is part of having success in any new business opportunities online, but if your going to have to work the same hours one year from now to earn the money, then it's a job!
I wish you luck with your business ideas in 2012 and look forward to sharing some of my lessons and success with you here and on our main site where we consistantly talk about how to choose the best business to start.
If you have comments or questions about a business opportunity or how to find the most profitable small businesses to start please leave them in the comments.