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Investing in an Online Business: Is it Really Worth it?Investing in an Online Business vs online business without investment

If you want to know if Investing in an Online Business is really worth it

Then let me tell you… DON’T DO IT!

The reason I say that is

You shouldn’t just go head first into giving someone your money online without knowing what you’re doing

This post is going to show you the pros of investing in an online business and also give you some amazing ideas of how you can start a zero investment business online

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So, What is Investing?

Investing is where you take some of your hard earned cash

And put it into something like stocks and shares or property for example

And hopefully, you will get more back than you put in after a while

You need to find the right project for you

Do your research, and need I say more…


You should never just dive right in and just put your money into the first “great investment” that you see

There are thousands of people out there that have successful online businesses

Some with investment, and some without

Which one do you want to be?

11 Reasons to Invest in an Online Business

11. A Better Customer Support And Feedback ExperienceSupport spelled out on scrabble tiles

Having somewhere you can speak to your customers should be one of the top priorities

So that you can make their experience a whole lot better

Having a chat in your store or shop is OK,

But you can only do that when you are open for business and have the time to speak

If you are online with your business you can create a customer support link

And that’s where you get to answer questions that your buyers want to know without doing it face to face

We have all been in that situation where we don’t want to say anything face to face, haven’t we?

You can also have a complaint or feedback page where you can find out what works and don’t from a customers perspective

10. You Can Take Your Business Global

A view of the world from space

Forget about selling your products to your local area

Think about selling all across the globe

There are millions of customers buying stuff online every day

So why shouldn’t you get a Slice of That Pie?

Just think of your customer base if you went online

It could send your business through the roof and make your lifestyle the way you have always dreamed of

9. You have a Lower Risk on Investment

A man holding building plans standing behind a half built brick wall

Having an online business is far less risky than having a brick and mortar business

Starting with the costs, you are more likely to spend thousands upon thousands on your brick business

And what happens if that goes tits-up?

You lose everything, but the costs of your internet business might only cost you a couple of hundred, MAX!

I’m pretty sure your business could cope if something went wrong after spending that kind of money

But with the right kind of training and knowing how to properly implement SEO

You will soon be wondering why you didn’t get online with your business sooner

You don’t even have to sell your own products on your website

Oh No, you could get into Affiliate Marketing and get paid a commission for selling other peoples products

So much easier doing it that way

8. Reduced Operation Costs

4 stacks of coins increasing in size next to a big jar full of coins

Having an online business means that you are not stuck in one place

And that means there will be less to maintain and pay for

No building rent, No bills, apart from the home bills that you are already paying

And don’t forget the fact that you might have a few problems with repairs that need doing to the building your business is in

Even if you have your own products to sell

You can still reduce your costs by finding cheap resale suppliers that you wouldn’t find locally like you normally do

Just think, How much could you save from not travelling around, building maintenance, building repairs, and operation costs

You know it makes sense to set up an e-business

7. Lower Start-Up Costs

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Many moons ago you would have to pay an arm and a leg to create an online business

And it wasn’t really that easy either

In the last few years though it has not only been much easier to do

It can be set up without much collateral at all

With the super easy website builders like WordPress

You can literally have a fully working online business in a matter of minutes

And it will probably only cost you about £10 a month

Now that’s not bad, is it?

That’s one great reason to invest in an online business I would say

6. No Boss

We have all dreamed of this scenario where we answer to nobody in the workplace

And that will certainly be the case when you have your very own online business

Who wants to be working for somebody when you can be working for yourself at your own speed and times that you choose

Be The Boss, Don’t Be The Worker!

5. Improve Your Social Networking

Social networking websites

Being in your own business can get quite lonely at times

Especially if you don’t get many customers coming into your shop

Having your business online can expand your reach to other business owners

And you could potentially get more trade if you can talk to others in your situation to find out where you can improve your strategies

Once you have your business set up online start joining forums and groups

Who knows you might even find an investor that wants to help you out and get your business booming

4. Work Flexibility

A dad spending some time colouring with his daughter

Spending more time with family is the most wished for by working people

And you will have plenty of time to do that if you were to put your Small Business online

You can work from where ever you wanted to, providing you have an internet connection and a device to work on

No more sticking to the same brick and mortar business

How nice does that sound?

3. Brand Your Company Online

Getting an online presence, even if you don’t work online will greatly improve your sales statistics

People want to see a website before they buy from your company these days

And that’s why it is important to Get a Website and make a worldwide brand of your business

So, making an investment in your online presence

Will catapult your company further than you could ever imagine

2. Work 24 Hours a Day All Year

London, New York, Tokyo and Moscow Times on Clocks

How do you fancy making money while you sleep?

That’s just one of the perks of having your business online

Rather than have to get out of bed to go and open your shop

It will be constantly open and you can manage it whenever you wanted to and not just in business hours

1. Online Marketing Tools Can Improve Your Business

Marketing Tools

Marketing is very important for any business online or offline

But here are more ways you could market your business online

  • Social Media
  • Emails
  • Ebooks
  • Blogs
  • Podcasts
  • Video Marketing such as YouTube

And so much more

It can get a bit pricey but due to the technology we have today you can keep a more advanced track of your investments

Places like Google Analytics and other data companies can help you keep track of everything that you need to

Without having to use those damn annoying books that just keep piling up in your home

There is even Keyword Tools that will help you to rank high in the search engines for maximum exposure for your website to be seen by millions

Two Big Investment Ideas

PropertyProperty in the palm of somebody's hand

If you are going to go down this road

You need to know that you will be owning a piece of real estate/house etc

And collecting a stream of cash from the rent

Providing you don’t get any squatters

Make sure you buy something that doesn’t need much work doing to it

So you can start making money straight away

Stocks And SharesStocks and shares graph

I’m not going in to lie to you here, but this can go either way

You need to be prepared that at some point it might all go tits-up and you could lose it all

So just make sure you know what you’re doing

And again do your research

Four Small Investment Ideas

Drop ShippingA freight ship full of containers

Drop shipping is a great way to start online if you don’t have your own products to sell

All you would have to do is build a website and sign up to some drop shipping sites like Big Buy or The Wholesaler

And away you go with your online business

You won’t have to handle or send any products

You just have to promote and advertise them on your website

BloggingHands typing on a keyboard

You don’t have to be the best writer in the world

You just have to have something interesting to share with others

Even posting pictures and sharing other peoples blogs can be a great way to start your business this way

Making money by blogging is pretty simple really

You could use Google Adsense, Affiliate Marketing, or any other advertising websites that you can put on your blog

Online VideosYoutube logo on the screen on an old style television

If you haven’t heard of a little website called Youtube already

Then where the hell have you been hiding?

There are a load of people making a full-time living from putting videos on youtube

Anybody can do this if you don’t mind talking on camera

Just like this one by Neil Patel who is a bit of a genius in the online business world

You don’t even have to be in the video or even speak

You could create videos with text and a bit of music and if its informative and you start getting followers

Product reviews or “How To” videos are always a great way to go

And then you could start monetizing from your videos with advertisements that youtube will put on them for you

You will get paid everytime those ads get watched

So the more followers you have the better

Affiliate Marketing – My Recommendation

Very similar to blogging but your money will be coming from when people buy products through your links on your site

You get a small commission paid to you from affiliate programs that you need to sign up to


How To Earn Money Online Without Any InvestmentA finance poster on the desk of a blogger

The Internet has introduced numerous ways to earn money with it’s most welcomed technological advancements of all time

It is a source of livelihood, information, entertainment and so much more

So, by putting devices and your internet subscription to more productive use

You can boost your income and work experience from the comfort of your own home

And start Earning Money Online With No Investment whatsoever

Before you read through the different ways of working from home just take a couple of minutes to watch this very short video

The problem for some is the requirement of registration fees, startup costs, experience, references or recommendations before you can be hired

Making money online is not as difficult as most people think. However, it does require one to be disciplined.

Whatever your motivation or need, the internet provides opportunities to earn even with limited experience or start-up costs

All you need is a device, an internet subscription, creativity, and determination!

Earning money from online activities will make it easy to meet your basic necessities such as rent, utilities, and groceries

Maybe a cheeky pint of alcohol or 10 down the pub?

No Investments? No Problems!A woman blowing on her hot coffee whilst sitting on the sofa and working on a laptop

Depending on the work you put in, these methods also have the potential to help with your finances in the long-term

As a student, unemployed, retired, stay at home parent, or even an employed individual looking for more work

You can use these simple and easy options to earn money starting right now and without putting in a penny

Before going any further, you need to understand that while you might not need experience,

You need to have time, skills, knowledge, talents, or abilities to be able to do the work available.

Many ads and even referrals from friends and family promise these benefits

But it seems so good to be true that many write it off as a scam and never bother to look up the options

This article breaks down some legitimate, tried and trusted ways to earn money and start an online business without investment

Even if you have little experience and with little to no startup funds.

10 Ways to Earn Money Online Today

1. Freelancing

A laptop and a lamp on top of a desk

This is a rather popular way to earn money online

This allows individuals offer whatever skills they already possess to clients and customers online who are in need of this service

This could be a range of services including…

  • Software Development
  • Graphic Design
  • SEO
  • Animations
  • Illustrations
  • Writer
  • Photographer
  • Virtual assistant

And just about any other job or skill that can be done offline or online

The more you sharpen your skills the easier you will find it to become an authority in your specialty

There are websites specifically dedicated to these services like Fiverr or you can target companies or individuals you would like to work with.

Having a blog will also help you get one over the competition, as you’ll have a platform to showcase your ideas and thoughts

If that doesn’t seem appealing to you, you can prepare an online portfolio or a LinkedIn profile.

2. Social Media, Digital, Affiliate, or Influencer MarketingSomborne working on Google Analytics on their laptop

This usually requires high networking or social media ability

As you are required to promote a particular product, service or company to a high number of target individuals

And you can be earning more based on the number
influenced or marketed to

There are programs or networks dedicated to these activities.

And the main one I would recommend would be Affiliate Marketing

3. Data Entry

This is one of the easiest options on the internet that usually does not require experience

Just basic computer skills, time, ability to stay focused and understand what is

It also helps to be fast and accurate in order to  effectively complete data entry tasks

Most freelance sites have a lot of data entry jobs available

You can also find sites dedicated solely to outsourcing data entry jobs where you can get an account
and serve as a remote data entry staff

So long as you can pass the tests or requirements the company sets out.

4. Reviews, Testing, And Surveys

You can also get online jobs testing apps, products, websites, or completing surveys online

You will also be paid a small commision for referring others to do the same through a personal affiliate link

Many companies and products require feedback and are willing to pay for someone to provide these or get as many people as possible to do so

This does not require any experience as anyone is capable of providing these services

All that is required is assessing whether they are good or bad, user-friendly, easy to use, etc.

I will say this though, it’s quite hard to get into Testing Products as there is such a large waiting list for obvious reasons

But surveys, on the other hand, are very easy to start working on and earning today


5. Microjobs

These are small temporary tasks that cannot be
automated or completed by machines and therefore need humans to complete them

Some of these tasks range from virtual assistant to
handyman jobs

Some can be gotten and completed online while others though secured online are to be completed in person

Other microjobs include baby, dog, or house sitting, running errands, site designs, writing etc2 people taking 4 dogs on leads for a walk

There are varying levels of difficulty and the process is usually simple allowing you to provide the service and get paid the set fee.

There are microjob sites and also freelancing sites that include micro-jobs for you to work on.

6. Editor or Proofreader

An old style typewriter

Another lucrative business is serving as an editor or proofreader when you have the requisite grammar, spelling and comprehension skills

Many people mix these up to mean the same thing where they actually serve different purposes

As an editor, you are required to look through materials to see how well it flows, fits the requirements, or serves its purpose

You will also be required to objectively check how clear it is, if the sentences are properly structured or arranged alongside other grammar and spelling mistakes

As for proofreading, it targets the simpler, more obvious errors like spelling, grammar, typographical errors and other mistakes

Both ways, these jobs require some skill, having a command of the language and what makes the material good

These jobs can be found on generic freelance sites as well as sites dedicated to providing such work.

7. WritingA calligraphy pen writing on paper

This is another profitable online task as there are many
individuals, companies, blogs, websites looking for quality content that fit a specific criteria

If you have really good writing skills, are able to deliver materials within the deadline and fit the spelled out
criteria, then you might be able to make a killing from delivering writing jobs online

There are so many ways to find writing jobs depending on what skills and interests you currently possess

Freelancing websites usually have a high number of writing jobs

You can also offer your writing skills to web designers, companies, app developers, etc who may be in need of those services or apply for positions as a remote staff writer.

8. Typing, Translation, and Transcription

Other services offered online are typing from images or difficult formats into more readable, accessible or understandable formats

There are also many people who need translators from one language to another and are willing to pay those who have such versatile skills

Another skill related to this is transcribing audio or video into text which is vital for interviewers or other individuals who store materials in this form and need it in text form later on

Jobs like these are offered on freelance sites and by companies who offer paid transcription services.

9. Online Selling

Can You Invest Money Online

This one is just making use of the things you have lying around your home, as they say, one mans junk is another man’s treasure

The introduction of online auctions and selling sites has made it easy for people to earn money

You can use sites like Ebay to sell products that you possess to the highest bidder

You could also use sites such as Amazon to facilitate a buying and selling procedure like a store

The following are a few general tips you’ll need to consider before you start selling your things online.

  • Get a PayPal account.
  • Take good pictures – these pictures will act as the marketing tool for your products. The better the pictures, the easier it’ll be to attract customers. It is also advisable that you invest in a good camera.
  • Be honest and do good business

10. Easiest Online Money Making Job

Now I don’t want to say too much about this one

But I want you to know that it is totally legit and you won’t have to pay a penny to start earning today

This work from home job is probably something that you never ever dreamed of doing

But let me tell you…

You can earn some serious money doing this, You need to take a look at this post where I will teach you to earn money without even breaking a sweat


How I Started my Online Business

A woman wearing a red dress holding gold coins in her hands

I came online to see if I could invest some money and time to build a future for my family

I didn’t have much money so I did my research and WEBSITE BUILDING came up a lot

I didn’t realise how lucrative it could be when I first started

But now the money keeps rolling in and I’ve made much more than I’ve put in

Which Was Nothing by The Way!

That’s right, I didn’t have to pay a penny to start with

And I had the opportunity to start making as much money as I wanted to

But I had to put in the work

So if you have some free time and dedication to make some real cash

Take a look here at what I did and what you can do

Like anything in life you have to trust your gut instinct and just goes for it

We have all made mistakes

And trust me I’m no exception

But I went with my gut feeling and here I am talking to you

So if you want to know I did it

Then look no further than the link above and you could be investing in your future

Final ThoughtsInvesting in an Online Business

One warning is that as a beginner working online, you might need to work for lower prices

And pick up the harder or less desirable jobs until you have more experience, reviews, and recommendations under your belt

And then you can begin to charge much higher and be more selective in the jobs you want to do.

All you need to begin is identify your interests and skills and start looking for online sites where these are offered

Search for these openings and try out as many as you can until you have a bright idea what your specialty is and what earns you the most

Don’t get discouraged if the first online job you take doesn’t excite you or give you the results that you want

Like I said, Keep trying to find something that you can really enjoy and earn a decent wage from

If there are any questions you need answers to

Please feel free to ask in the comment section below

Thanks for reading and the very best of luck in your future venture whatever I may be


Have any Questions or Comments?

18 comments on “Investing in an Online Business

Thanks for your advice, Shwni. It comes at a very timely stage of my life, when I am trying hard to set up my online business as an opportunity to work from home. And, as you mention, there are so many avenues to take. Mistakes are often unavoidable but they are an equally important part of the journey, as we look back at them as learning curve. I have never felt comfortable with stocks and shares, nor with binary options. Like you, I am very much moving in the direction of affiliate marketing, which I highly recommend as, with hard work and commitment, gives that much craved for recurring passive income that so many aspire to.


It’s a business I’m very happy with and can only get better if you work hard, good luck 🙂


Great Post and thanks for sharing.
Website looks like a great place to start with little capital.
What do you think the turnaround time on investment would be for a website business?


Thanks, well it all depends on the work you put in if I’m honast but the turnaround could be as short as just 3 months


Hi! Thank you very much for your advice. I really appreciate you pointing in the website building direction. I have been investigating on the subject and I have read quite a lot of good review on that way of investment. All seem to agree that it’s a business that requires a lot of work to be done from the start! But once it’s set up, it really pays off! Thanks again!


It’s not an easy road to be fair but the rewards at the end are priceless


Hi Shwni! Really intriguing article about investing in online business!
Before reading this article, I was expecting you to explain some of the steps to consider when investing in an online business but it looks like you’ve answered no right from the start! I really agree with you because online business is something that you have to discover and learn yourself and the money that you invest would be helping someone instead of you so it would be better for it investing on yourself!


I couldn’t have put it better myself, it all starts and ends with you so you need to choose wisely


Hi, I like the idea of investing in my own online business. I would like to know how you can build your online business for only $10 a month.
I have a website now but it does cost me about $42 a month without internet and electricity bill.

I have a host to pay and a social media automation and a screencast program. Ok, I could do without the two extra programs but the $30 for hosting and training will stay.


I’m really pleased you brought that up but when I mentioned the £10 a months I just meant the website and hosting.
I will certainly be updating this training to incorporate the costs of training and electricity and broadband subscriptions
Thanks very much for your question

Kay Dee

Thanks Shwni! I was sceptical at first, but you’ve made me confident that I should invest in online business, but only after I’ve done the proper research and had the proper training first!

All the best,


If it’s online business training you a looking for then you need to take a look at the free training you can get here


Thank you so much Shwni, I have been in affiliate marketing but have never tried investing in stocks or something of that sort, you well explained the whole process. I will try to research more on bitcoins and give it try.


My pleasure, just make sure you do your research before you fully commit to investing in bitcoins OK


The online world has really changed the way that we do business and the good part is with an online business we can do business on a global scale reaching so many people right from the comfort of our homes and the good part with many of these online businesses is a low startup. When you think about the online business world I believe that this is the best way to do business.


There further you can get your business around the world the better your business will become and hopefully become a world famous business


I believe that there have never been such opportunities as there is in this day and time, When it comes to the online world it is so amazing how things change in such a good way. Because you get to work from home full time, no overheads and all of that good stuff. Thanks for sharing such a detailed post that is a great help.


You’re right Norman. I only wish I had started earlier I’m my life so I could have started to learn more about earning money online


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