5 Ideas for your online business

I recently attended a Webinar called 20 ways to make money online presented by Simon Coulson. I have attended some of Simons Online courses in the past and have access to many more, which will be another article later. I decided to filter the list down to 5 that could be a good starting point.

Selling your stuff online

Everybody has a house full of things they no longer need or want. Why not sell these things online. You can use ebay, gumtree, freecycle or Facebook Marketplace. There are probably dozens of other places to go too! This could be a starting point for your first venture online.

Then you could extend it and start selling for others while taking a commission. Help people to get rid of their unwanted items and take up to half the money yourself!

There are plenty of sources to help you get started. Use a search engine and look for free articles like these;

Affiliate Marketing

This is another way you can sell products or services for other people and take a commission. Amazon is a good place to start as they have a well structured training programme to help you get started. There are lots of online marketers making a good income from being Amazon Associates and some making £millions!

Search with Google to find many other sources such as Clickbank and OfferVault.com

Information Product Reseller

In an earlier post I mentioned using ebook written by other parties which you can edit and then sell as your own. This means using products that you can obtain for free or at a low cost, which have Private Label Rights (PLR).

PLR products come in many forms from books to articles to online courses and video series. The Licence that you acquire gives you different rights, again depending on the product. Generally a PLR licence will allow you to edit or change the product, add images, a new cover etc and then put your name to the product and sell it as though you created it.

I use a site called SureFire Wealth. There are three levels of membership – Free, Silver and Gold. The Free Membership you can literally download products for free. As an example, what about a free download on email Marketing?

There are many other sources of PLR products such as




Google Free PLR and you will get over 8 million hits!

Online teaching

Maybe something you have never considered though it can be rewarding, not just financially. I have spent many years of my life teaching in schools, though I have also taught First Aid, Rock Climbing, Sailing and Marketing! For some people, the desire to pass on skills to others is very strong – hence this blog.

A couple of site where you can earn £30 to £50 an hour as an online teacher;


For both of these you have to be UK based.


Or what about teaching English to Chinese students?


This is not actually a ‘job’ , it is a site where you can monetise your skills to deliver products and services. Be creative! You can offer any service you wish as long as it’s legal and complies with their terms. There are over 200 categories you can browse to get ideas.

You can offer whatever you want from Logo Design, Website building, Voice Overs, Writing, Translation etc The best thing to do is explore their site and see if you match any of the skill sets that are in demand.

Testing websites

I know I said 5 but I have also just been exploring sites that will pay you for testing websites. I have a new blog on this coming up soon but just as a taster have a look at this site;


Published by Phoenix

I have been a teacher all my life. That doesn't just mean in School! I taught my brothers to ride bikes and go camping in the mountains. I taught Football, Cricket, Squash, Sailing, Climbing and Karate. In BNI I became the Education Coordinator. With my Property Business I laid on Investment Seminars. I taught my sons to Fish for Carp. And I still teach Maths and Physics to students who want to go to University to study Medicine or Engineering. Now I am teaching people the things I am learning online.

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