Hi. I just thought that many new online business enthusiasts don't know how to start a business online and could do with a little guide. So here I am posting a few ways to start a business online. Hope it helps 1. Ecommerce Store Ecommerce stores are websites that act as an online virtual store. You list all your products in categories and display the products in a category in thumbnails with pictures and description. An example of an ecommerce store is Amazon. You can sell products from your ecommerce store. There are lots of readymade applications for easy installation of an ecommerce store. You do not need to know how to code. 2. Drop shipping Drop shipping is a kind of business where you sell products for a company and pay only when a customer makes an order. You do not have to pay your provider beforehand. And you do not need to keep an inventory or a warehouse for the products. The provider will store all the products in their own warehouse. You just sign up to a company that offers drop shipping, list the items you want to sell in your ecommerce website at a little higher price than the list price, and start marketing. When a customer orders one of your listed items and pays, you send the original product list price amount to your provider along with the customer order details and you keep the remaining profit. Your provider sends the product to your customer as your company brand. That's it! You may join a drop shipping and wholesale directory like SaleHoo to find legitimate drop shippers. The salehoo team screens and keeps only the genuine drop shippers and wholesalers in their directory. 3. Selling affiliate products or services You can join affiliate networks like ClickBank or Commission Junction and become an affiliate. Once you join there as an affiliate, you can find lots of vendors selling various products and services. You can then select the products or services that are selling hot and grab your unique affiliate link. After that, you can write reviews of those products or services in your website or blog and then include your affiliate link somewhere within the review post. When someone clicks on your affiliate link and makes a purchase, you get a certain amount as commission. Many vendors offer very high amounts of commissions which can range up to 90%. 4. Selling your own products and services. You can also create your own products or services and sell them on your own website or on marketplaces like Amazon, Ebay or Etsy. If you sell your own products through your own website, you can even start your own private affiliates and pay a certain commission to people who refer sales to you. You can find lots of people willing to join your affiliate program and sell for you at ClickBank or CJ. 5. Freelancing You can join freelance websites like freelancer. There are lots of people looking for others who can do their jobs. You can bid for the job and if selected, do their jobs and charge them for your work. 6. Sell on Fiverr Fiverr is a marketplace where everything is done for $5. You can join Fiverr and start selling your service for $5. Since the amount charged is very low, there are lots of people going to Fiverr to get their jobs done. Logo and designs are especially popular. 7. Google Adsense and other advertising networks Google Adsense is an advertising network run by Google. Advertisers pay Google money to get their business advertise and Google pays you to publish the ads on your website. The pay varies from location to location and also according to the niche. Google Adsense is a mix of CPC and CPM. CPC means cost per click. Google will pay you a certain amount every time someone clicks on your ads. CPM means cost per thousand. Google will pay you a certain amount every time an ad gets viewed 1000 times. Good Luck!!