14 of the Best Online Businesses You Can Start Now

Cait Mack
6 min readAug 11, 2021

#1 is my favorite, #3 is the most fun, but #14 is (probably) the most lucrative.

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The world is digital, as if you didn’t know.

The future is gig work, you might’ve heard.

Now, I don’t fully buy into that. I think the move from full time work for one company to all gig work will be slower than some anticipate.

On the flip side, while I love my full time job, I’m also a big believer in side work.

Here are 14 of the best online business opportunities for those of you willing to put in a little extra work.

1. Write for paid sites

What is it?

It’s exactly what it sounds like…you write for a website that pays you for your writing.

Medium is an obvious example, but there are tons of other sites that will pay you to write for them.

Actually many sites now will pay you for good content. Think of a site you enjoy reading and see if they accept new work.

Learn more: https://www.makealivingwriting.com/make-money-writing/

2. Self-publish books

What is it?

Self-publishing refers to an author who completes the entire publishing process on their own or with their own resources, including printing, editing, proofreading, formatting, cover design, and book marketing.

This is accomplished without the assistance of a typical publishing house or publisher.

Pro tip- write about what you know, don’t prattle on about things that aren’t in your wheelhouse.

Learn more: https://self-publishingschool.com/how-to-publish-a-book/

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3. Create handmade goods

What is it?

Setting up your own website/virtual storefront is one option if you wish to sell handmade items online.



Cait Mack

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