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5 Digital Business Ideas for Beginners to get earning in 2022

Hi, and welcome as I take a look towards a new year.

There are many ways to produce good profits online. These 5 digital business ideas for beginners to get earning in 2022, are for people looking to get away from the soul destroying 9-5 rat race.

Retirees, stay at home moms and others looking for a way to get started earning online.

If you have been trying to earn online and not having much success, these 5 digital business ideas will help you, by showing you where the money will be made in 2022.

With all the Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales, now is the time to be looking at online opportunities

Some people do well with local business marketing, others with mobile phone apps, games, and others with click ‘arbitrage’. (pay per click).

However these are all hyper competitive, and it can be hard to get enough of a foothold, to the point where you are making decent money.

My Top 5 digital business ideas for beginners in 2022.

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  • Trading Digital Currencies
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Dropshipping physical products
  • Selling Digital Products.

1. Trading Digital Currencies.

This is an exciting area to be involved in. Over the past few years the value of digital coins have Risen and fallen in a see-sawing ride that makes many people wary of becoming involved with them.

However their overall trend has been up and many in Bitcoin have seen its value increase massively in just a few years.

In 2016 Bitcoin was priced at $400:00 at the time of writing this (22nd.Nov’21) Bitcoin is trading at $59,927:00.

Earlier this month (Nov.), it was trading at an all time high of $68,990:00.

According to Investopedia, Bitcoin is primarily used as a store of value. ie a hedge against inflation.

How to Invest in Digital Currencies

Looking at the numbers above, and you are probably thinking you wouldn’t touch Bitcoin with a 40ft. pole.

As I am sure you are aware, Bitcoin is not the only digital coin, Ethereum, which is also popular and some say is Bitcoins main competitor.

Plus there are a lot of other lesser known crypto coins, which are making profits for the people who hold them.

Ethereum though display’s the similar volatility to Bitcoin, only at lesser values. (currently it is around $4,000:00 US

This might leave you wondering if there is a way to invest in these, without taking a second mortgage on the house.

You can! and it is not going to break the bank. You can see how in this article.

What a lot of people don’t realize is, that there are a LOT of different ways to profit from Crypto Currencies.

It is not simply a matter of holding on for dear life when the price turns against you.

In the IcoinPro article (link above), it shows how people can learn a simple trading system, using software and tools to find potential trade opportunities.

Then with the knowledge learnt, and applying the system, execute your own trades with entry and exit prices based on what you have learnt.

With Government printing presses working overtime, it’s not surprising the explosive growth continues in the crypto space.

Particularly, when the government is telling you that higher prices is all in your imagination ! And you have just returned from the supermarket, after spending $50 or $60 more than usual, and have less items in the grocery bags.

I say that Bitcoin is not money, but rather a state of mind – free from government and Central Banks manipulations. It’s not tied to interest rates. If interest rates go up, bitcoin still does its own thing, meaning that it doesn’t rise and fall according to some government decision – unlike Bonds or the Dollar!


That link again

Note:- I am not affiliated with, or part of any MLM associated with Crypto.

2. Affiliate Marketing

Things are heating up in the world of affiliate marketing, because there are more very good products than ever before.

Advertisers are competing for the attention of their affiliate base, offering increased commission rates, special bonuses, and all sorts of other compensation tactics, to encourage as much attention as possible to that advertiser’s program.

Affiliates who have built up loyal base of readers are earning six figure incomes.

The ability to use AI (artificial intelligence), enhanced marketing is helping a lot, so now, video ads are way faster to make, and places where you can advertise, using advanced technology to find the buyers, simplifies the process even more.

There are more traffic opportunities than ever, across a wider number of sources. Think, YouTube, organic, YouTube paid, Google organic, Google paid, TikTok, Facebook groups, Facebook ads, Native Ads, Bing Ads, and lots more.

Still, none of that is of any use to you, if you don’t know how to get started.

Affiliate marketing is the best business to start with little money. Given a little time and some effort the profits can be astronomical.

It’s an exciting time in the world of Affiliate marketing, and 2022 should be even bigger, as this next wave is only just beginning.

There are numerous articles here on affiliate marketing, but if your done with “thinking about it” and actually want to do something, review your options HERE

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Buying online.

3. Dropshipping

Dropshipping opportunities have exploded, and those at the forefront of this selling online model, have seen their profits skyrocket.

Government shut downs and other restrictive measures over covid are continuing.

Now with forced vaccine compliances (no jab, no job), mask mandates and closed borders, are all continuing to help businesses selling products online.

People Now Have More Confidence Shopping Online.

Since the 2020 shutdown, online shopping boomed as a consequence of people being forced to stay at home.

Now that people know, that the things they order online will arrive, they are quite comfortable buying online, and this trend is likely to continue in the foreseeable future.

The “normalcy index” compiled by correspondents from the Economist, predict that falls in office occupancy and cinema attendance are here to stay.

As well, they predict international travel will be easier, but restrictions will remain, and they may not recover to pre-covid levels until around 2024!.

This site has a few articles on dropshipping, which may be of help to you. However…

Shopify, one of the best known online platforms for dropshipping, and selling products on line, has an extensive library of business ideas for beginners.

The number of unique business ideas contained in their blog, has helped Shopify build a sustainable and loyal following, by supporting people in their entrepreneurship journey and helping them achieve economic independence. 

Unlike say, Amazon and E-Bay

With Shopify you can…

  • Create and customize an online store
  • Sell in multiple places, including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops
  • Manage products, inventory, payments, and shipping

You can see more on Shopify FAQ’s Here

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Digital programmer.

4. Digital Products

Getting away from business ideas for beginners for a minute, this online niche does need some experience before you can jump into it.

A digital product can be software, or an online membership (videos, audio, ebooks, starting a podcast etc).

If you are a beginner don’t be deterred, as there is room for you in this niche.

Creating courses for instance. If you have some knowledge of a profession, or a skill, then making a course is a good way to monetarize that skill.

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Anyone can create something as simple as a book, that goes up on Amazon kindle, or as complex as a software program, that customers can use to learn a foreign language.

Usually I’d recommend people start as an affiliate first, before creating their own product (video, e-book etc.).

Though some people get more motivated by creating their own products, so they are not worried that if it takes them longer to get up and running.

Creating Apps.

This is a more advanced field, but if you have IT skills, creating apps does lead on to bigger and better things.

One of the best places for App builders to list their product(s) is (again), Shopify.

This link should take you to their App page where you can read Shopify’s guidelines for submitting apps.

Fiverr is also a place for App builders.

Building Themes.

Another for those with IT skills. (It is highly competitive however), but some of the best webpage themes are developed by people who weren’t happy with (usually), a WordPress theme they were using, so they created their own.

This site uses a theme created by bloggers, not happy with the slow time it took WordPress themes to load in the Google searches.

So they worked on developing a theme that was Ultra responsive. They now have about 710,000 downloads for their themes. You can see them here.

Obviously you need coding skills, but if you tech savvy, then creating digital products can be lucrative.

5. Freelancing and Online Work.

This is becoming more common, as would be expected after the lockdowns, and closure of businesses due to the pandemic.

Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer and others, are sites where people with differing skillsets can offer their services.

Often you will see bloggers throwing rocks at them, but there are people making good money as virtual assistants, social media managers, creating apps, writing blog articles, white papers and technical manuals etc.

Fiverr is quite open, and you can see how a lot of people are making money, what their asking prices are, level of experience etc. To take a look click the link below.

Link for Fiverr.

Other Online Work Options.

Are in Customer service for companies such as Sitel or Alorica. This is often the domain of stay at home moms or single moms. However over the last 12 months I have seen a marked shift in their hiring, with many students and bi-lingual people being hired.

Their pay rates are not to shabby either.

Thanks for reading,

As always you can leave any questions or comments below.


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