3 Profitable Online Businesses You Can Start from Home

Making money online to me right now is one of the easiest things to do. I can wake up in the morning broke and go to bed with nothing less than $200 any day I pumped up for it.

Hey! This is not because I possess any mystic power. In fact, I can’t even call it a magic wand. It’s simply because I have been able to discover different online business models that are guaranteed to make money for me even when I’m working from my bed.

Interestingly, I can do any of them I wish to do at any time without Facebook knowing about it.

What does that mean?

If you are a secretive person like I used to act sometimes; you hate splashing your friends and old school mates with images of your products to buy from you, you can still do these businesses profitably.

Today, of all the online business ideas I know and practice, I want to share just 3 with you in this post. In 2 years from now, if you practice what I’m about sharing with you consistently, you will come back to say, “Emenike Emmanuel, thank you for those online business ideas you shared on W3Tutor.”

Are you ready? Let’s dive right in.

  • Freelance Writing

Each time the word, Freelance writing is mentioned, the first person that quickly comes to my mind is no other person but Bamidele Onibalusi of Writersincharge. Not only did he challenge me with loads of his success stories, his mentorship guide is something I can’t forget in a hurry.

If you are contemplating on what online job to do, (because freelance writing is actually a job, and not a business – sorry I had to chip it in here) freelance writing is your best bet. This is simply because not much is needed to start with. All you need is to be knowledgeable in one industry of your choice, pitch companies in that industry to help them with content creation (articles, blog posts, whitepapers, newsletters, etc) and you are on your way to at least $1,000 income every month.

In a situation, you don’t have all the persuasive powers to make your pitch a winning one or you don’t know how to go about looking for companies that need your services, you can start with any of the freelancing platforms: Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, etc.

  • Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing, according to Wikipedia is, “a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing effort.

What that means is that if you must thrive in this online business model, you must be exceptionally good at marketing. Not just that, you must have the right product for the right audience.

Getting into affiliate marketing is no longer a herculean task. With platforms like JVZoo, WarriorPlus, and Zaxaa you are likely going to hit your goal of making a steady income online if you will be consistent and committed to it.

Using your email list, participating in forums, Twitter and Instagram bio where your affiliate link can be inserted, you can reach tons of people who will likely buy through your affiliate link. Aside those marketplaces mentioned above, you can also register to be an affiliate to those companies you use their products. Typical examples are domain name, web hosting, email marketing tools and social media tools companies.

  • Start an Agency

Are you exceptionally good at running profitable Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or Google advertising?

Can you analyze data efficiently and make sense of insight? Can you write persuasively in a way that can make people take your desired action without looking back?

If yes, then you are qualified to be making a truckload of money helping companies manage their online advertising.

The interesting thing about this online business model is that you can manage it remotely. It does not matter the country where you are working from nor the time of the day it is. You can also get international clients who will pay you handsomely for your service.

Starting an agency isn’t that difficult. Just give it a name, get your first client, (even if you offered the service for free) ask for testimonial and recommendations, get your second client, (now a paying client) get massive results for each and you are on your way to generating consistent income online.

It sounds simple, right? Well, I’m not trying to sugarcoat my words – this was exactly what we did when we registered, Ebusinessroom Ventures as a digital marketing agency in Nigeria. So I’m certain it will work for you.


Don’t let anyone fool you, in our world of today, one online business idea if well-practised can make a great and lasting change in your life in the near future. All you need is to be consistent. The result may not come immediately but if you persevere, you will win. If you’ve chosen to dive deep into any of the online business ideas I listed here, seek professional help so that you will be trained and better equipped to go hard at it.

Are there other online business ideas you know has been very profitable to you or someone you know? Share with us in the comments below.


About the Author

Emenike Emmanuel is a freelance writing coach, social media strategist and a business blogger. He’s the owner of Following his passion in helping people start, manage and grow a profitable and sustainable business using digital tools, he launched, SELL MORE IN LESS TIME – a free eBook that will show you 3 proven secrets to selling anything online even if you are just starting out.