6 Online Business Ideas to Make Money – Create an Online Small Business! (w/ Mark Ling)

Discover 6 online business ideas and use them to create an online small business (w/ Mark Ling).

►► How to Make $10,000/Month with Dropshipping: http://wholesaleted.com/4-step

Videos/links referenced:

Pick the Best Products to Private Label for Amazon FBA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rMIW8zKptI
Why I Quit Retail Arbitrage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-8cRWYe9Ec
How to Start a Business with No Startup Money: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17X6gnJT2II
Making Money with a Dropship Business: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAhtNdhOK1Y

Online Business Idea #1 to Create an Online Small Business: Start a YouTube channel!

Even though this channel (currently) has under 100,000 subscribers, it still earns tens of thousands of dollars a month.

The key is to not monetize with Adsense. Here at Wholesale Ted, we have adsense turned off. Why? Because it earns very little money: It earns just $1-2 per 1,000 views for most channels. We also do not monetize with sponsorships as this is worth very little money, and we like to have control over products we recommend/promote.

Instead, we recommend that you earn your money through promoting products/services you use/believe in that have an affiliate program, or sell your own products/services yourself through your channel.

And be sure to focus on creating great videos and content. If you give the viewer tonnes of value and treat money as a secondary concern, you’ll make a lot more money that way!

Online Business Idea #2 to Create an Online Small Business: Become an Affiliate Marketer

An affiliate marketer is someone who promotes other people’s products. When someone purchases a product because of you, you will get a commission cut on the sale. This can be as high as 50-75%. Our special guest Mark Ling makes tens of thousands of dollars every week just from this single method.

As an affiliate, your sales are tracked through a unique URL. When someone clicks on that URL, they get “cookied.” That cookie tracks them and it means the merchant can tell if someone bought the product after clicking on your link.

YouTube is one method you can use to generate traffic, but there are several others as well, such as Facebook, Google Adwords, free Google search traffic, Pinterest and Instagram.

You can either link directly to the product with your affiliate link, or you can direct people to download a freebie like an ebook in-exchange for giving you their email address. You can then email them advertisements for affiliate offers. We usually recommend this method.

Online Business Idea #3 to Create an Online Small Business: Reselling & Retail Arbitrage

This method involves finding items offline and reselling them for higher prices on sites like eBay or Amazon. There are two main ways to do this:

1) Find items in thrift stores/garage sales/Craiglist/buy-and-sell Facebook groups and resell them on eBay or Amazon.

2) Find brand new items priced lower in retail stores than on Amazon.com. Purchase the stock and then ship it into an Amazon FBA warehouse. This method is called Retail Arbitrage.

As Sarah said in this video, she no longer does this because it doesn’t scale as well as some other methods, but it can still be a 6-figure business and is newbie friendly.

Online Business Idea #4 to Create an Online Small Business: Sell Your Own Digital Products with Affiliates

What is even better than being an affiliate? Having affiliates sell for you! Here is how this business idea works:

1) Create your own product (e.g. our special guest Mark Ling has an online course called Manifestation Miracle that makes tens of thousands of dollars every month).

2) Put it up on a site like ClickBank which has a huge pool of affiliates looking for products to promote.

3) Let affiliates drive traffic and sales to your product for you!

With the email list you build through your customers, you can then use that to promote other affiliate offers as well. It means you get to be both a merchant AND an affiliate!

Online Business Idea #5 to Create an Online Small Business: Dropshipping!

With this method, you can sell items without having to buy them in-advance. Manufacturers that dropship will let you buy items individually after a customer has ordered it, and they will ship it directly to the customer. It makes it a great ecommerce method for people with little startup money.

Online Business Idea #6 to Create an Online Small Business: Sell Products from China

With this method, you import items from China. There are several ways to sell these:

1) Private labeling & selling on Amazon’s FBA program.
2) Selling on your own websites (for even higher profit margins).
3) Combining with a digital product as an upsell (and use affiliates to drive this traffic).

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Steve C says:

A great video-

Nathan Aponte says:

do u provide private coaching?

Let's Start A Business says:

Wow Sara I love your videos! 🙂

Brent Tito says:

Kia Ora Sarah. Ive signed up with Salehoo, Pro Merchant and FBA Tool kit. As I have filtered through my catalogues and compare the prices on Amazon, I do notice that some of the products already exist (Obviously). But there are no ratings which means the Amazon seller is new (like myself) or no one has purchased these items. In your opinion what would you suggest? Thank you!

SonnyBoy says:

“great contient” 😉

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z m says:

How can you ask manufacturers, of particular products, whether they would drop-ship individual purchases for you? (If the owner of an on-line store can skip the charges of Amazon, then there is one less middle-man in the process.) What would be the percentage of commission in such a case?

Bjamin1107 says:

Aw Wow Thanks be Very Well

John Fisticanu says:

Hey Sarah! You said you did a course where you learned about esales and afiliate marketing. Can you link me to this course. Ofc I am willing to pay for it.

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TT Statements and lifestyle Fashion says:

Hey ted,love ur videos,they are very informative and educational,can you make a video on how to make ur own affiliate website and to promote it?

B D says:

wow started drop shipping thanks to Sara for the push. Apart from Facebook marketing how can you get traffic to buy on your Shopify store? I can’t stand the cost for now as my aim/goal was to start from $0 to $10,000. now my free period time will soon be up on Shopify with no sales yet.

Rino Do says:

Good video, Thanks Sarah. Also, nice kiwi accent

DiscoDenTrends says:

Hey Sarah, do you still do dropshipping? Given that you are not a newbie in ecommerce business anymore? And thanks for the video!

Bernard Peel says:

Very nice work yet again Ms Chrisp!

Eugene Paul Cabauatan says:

Hi Sarah, you look more beautiful today! Thanks for this video. Love your accent too.

Tiffany Anderson says:

hi Sara can I go by your old YouTube video’s thanks

thejasonbischoff says:

I like your integrity. And your accent.

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T Adams says:

I’m learning a lot from Sarah and Ted

nathan Heath says:

Sara is pretty cute lol

Reynard Baillou says:

I’ve never seen Ted. He like Charlie Brown’s parents.

James whattson says:

Thank You so much , i was feeling deepressed about getting some ideas then your video showed up:! You are so positive thanks

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Jorge Zamudio G. says:

I cannot take my eyes off you! 🙂

mommymilestones says:

Sorry but I cant stand listening to someone in a speaking position with a speech impediment. See a specialist or get behind the camera.

Rafysinha Luz says:

você ensina para brasileiros? fiquei interessado.

SonnyBoy says:

ok… I love you, your videos and your accent ….

Snakedeath25 says:

she’s bad af

Jincasa Djent says:

Please confirm if that shirt is Balmain Paris!

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Dante Cammz says:

I have a couple of questions like is it best to start a themed( harry potter) store or a niche( phone accessories) and how to test products?

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