The Best of Online Business Opportunities

The online business world is constantly changing and the best of online business opportunities moves forward evolving with the changes. The way online business is shaping itself within the world today revolves around the most current technology.

The Best of Online Business

Think about the fact that not that long ago people used dial-up phone connections for online services.

I remember accessing my AOL mail account using a free AOL dial-up disk back in the day.

You inserted the AOL cd disk and the page would appear where I would create my AOL mail login information.

Most disks would give you more than 500 hours or 3 months free.

After that, they wanted money for the service.

My friends and I would drive all over our area finding stores that had these disks, we were always broke.

We would take as many as the store would permit us, they were free anyway. When the disk used expired we would remove those files and insert a new disk.

We had bunches of them and each time I would create my AOL mail login for each disk.

To access the service I had to use my AOL mail. When the allotted disk time ended I would lose access to my AOL mail each and every time.

We would repeat this cycle until we would finally give up and pay AOL and get their service. I still can access my AOL mail and it’s my oldest standing email address to date.

There was a time when nobody was bigger than AOL in the world of online business services. They were absolutely huge in the online business world. AOL is still around today, but they’re not the giants they once were.

One thing I miss is AIM(AOL Instant Messenger), I used it right up until it shut down in 2017.

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Huge Revenue Earning Giants

Since those days we have seen the aspect of online business evolve as time has passed. Some claim a month is a year in the world of technology and things become old very fast.

Huge Revenue Earning Giants

Watching the internet take shape over the years we’ve witnessed the best of online business leaders surface, like Amazon.

A few years before big social platforms like MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter, it was kind of like the wild west online.

Getting someone to spend money online was not an easy task for anyone.

eBay started in 1995 and back then the company did not earn near the revenue that eBay does today. They are the tenth largest internet company by revenue today.

Between 1995 to 2000 many powerhouse internet companies formed that are now giant companies today. Think about this, in 1997 three companies registered domain names that are huge revenue-earning giants today.

Those three companies were Google, Go Daddy, and Netflix, today they are all giants in the online business world.

In 1995, there were 44 million people online with very few willing to spend money online as opposed to today. There are over 4 billion users online now and internet trust has become a daily way of life for most people.

In fact, it’s estimated that 1.92 billion people made an online purchase in 2019.

In the US 80% of users made purchases online in 2019 and even more in 2020.

From the early ’90s to the new millennium another company exploded in size because of the internet. That company was AOL which still exists today. To this day, I check several of my AOL mail accounts I’ve kept all these years.

Remember the “you’ve got mail” voice? AOL was a giant in the ’90s, today they still offer dial-up and email.

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Net Of Revenue

Some reading this may not know this, but Amazon started in 1994 and for many years focused solely on books. Amazon did very well, however, they weren’t even close to what eBay was doing in those days.

Amazon has without a doubt earned the title of the best of online business opportunities.

The company continues to grow and its main net of revenue using 2020 stats is 232.89 billion. They are also the second largest employer in the private sector today.

Net of RevenueIn the most recent fiscal year, eBay reported the online auction site’s main net of revenue was 10.7 billion.

Which is up from the previous year and will no doubt surpass that figure in the coming years.

Amazon and eBay will no doubt continue the best of online business opportunities available today.

One huge reason is that thousands of affiliate marketers promote their products using those platforms.

There was another website that started around that same time in 1995. I think many people reading this post have used the site at one point or another.

That site is called Craigslist, it’s still active today. Most think of Craigslist as a free local classified site, but not everything is free to list on Craigslist. The site made creator Craig Newmark a billionaire.

It seems that everybody is offering affiliate memberships these days trying to compete with giants like Amazon. Another company that’s doing billions in sales has beat its own sales records every year since starting its affiliate program.

That company is Walmart, they are more tolerant with affiliates, Amazon has some stricter rules.

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Are You Looking To Earn Money Online?

People looking to work from home can find products on both eBay and Amazon. I’m not talking about an affiliate with them, I’m talking actual products for download that you can resell to others.

Master resell products have been around forever and people still sell them to this day on both eBay and Amazon.

Are You Looking to Earn Money Online? Are you looking to earn money online? Back in 2005 another great company was formed called Wealthy Affiliate.

Since that time they have grown to over 2 million members on the platform. With total payouts into the tens of millions.

With a proven track record of over 15 years, it’s safe to say Wealthy Affiliate will continue to grow as time moves forward.

Do you have the knowledge to succeed?

Wealthy Affiliate started out as a find keywords website that offered affiliates a premium keywords list service. They later evolved into a training platform teaching you affiliate marketing, SEO, and online success.

There are many people at Wealthy Affiliate that have remained premium members for more than ten years to date.

Are you willing to learn the affiliate marketing process? Wealthy Affiliate is the number one site for affiliate marketing offering training with certified courses that teach you the process.

Their training will help you in becoming a successful online affiliate marketer, the training is priceless.

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Knowledge Is A Power

Working from home takes time and dedication, knowledge is a power with affiliate marketing. It’s very much needed for any kind of success to ever happen for new affiliates.

With the training at Wealthy Affiliate, you are learning from experts with affiliate marketing. The Wealthy Affiliate premium membership is simply amazing and offers everyone an equal chance at massive success.

Knowledge is a Power The entire premium community in Wealthy Affiliate is available to help you succeed. They are the best in the business.

Before joining the Wealthy Affiliate platform I tried to succeed online for years trying everything I could without any success.

Today, I know exactly what it takes to be successful working online. I do it every day with specific goals I’ve tasked for myself.

All the companies mentioned above can be used to earn money online. However, these platforms are not the only ones considered best of affiliate programs.

The affiliate programs for Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and most others can be found on other affiliate platforms.

These platforms are called Share A Sale, CJ, and Rakuten, and they don’t pay very high commissions. There are a few exceptions though. As an example, most Amazon affiliates when starting out make about 5% commissions with sales on average.

That means you would need $1000 in sales to earn $50 in commissions. You would need to reach $1 million in sales per year to make $50,000. This is why I prefer a much higher commission affiliate program instead, I aim for 30 to 75 percent commissions.

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High Paying Online Jobs

With a 50 percent commission product that costs $50, I can make that same $50 commission with just two sales and I wouldn’t need the thousands and thousands of visitors required to make $1000 in sales for Amazon.

That’s why I use high commission affiliate programs, it beats trying to find high-paying jobs online.

High Paying Online Jobs There are two other platforms that I use, one is Clickbank because the commissions are usually very high.

The platform began in 1998 which makes it a very well-known affiliate marketing platform.

These days I also promote high commission digital products from platforms like JVZoo.

They offer so many tools, training, affiliate competitions, and traffic methods for their affiliates.

Most of the products found on both Clickbank and JVZoo are digital download products. That includes all kinds of software products, video, image, audio, ebook, website, scripts, and resell products.

Many of the products found on both platforms are promoted by affiliate marketers.

Some other great products found on both platforms are actually money-making products. Which are programs, platforms, and systems that can earn you an income.

Mostly by buying and using the products themself and by promoting the products. To give you perspective as to how well these products sell, Clickbank is the 87th largest internet company by revenue listing.

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Online Gambling Sites

There has also been another element of making money online over the last few decades. That is with stocks, penny stocks, Forex trading, and of course online gambling. Many platforms now exist that allow you to trade stocks every day right from the comfort of your own home.

There are tons of gambling casinos with real money poker sites online today.

Online Gambling Sites Clearly, you should stay away from these methods of online gambling sites unless you can afford to lose the money.

If you are trying to convert an investment into a pile of cash this is definitely not the best way.

The fact is both stocks and gambling can eat your investment leaving you broke very fast.

Both require knowledge of the situation and a bit of luck as well.

Some years ago I attempted stock trading using a platform that was supposedly 85% plus accurate. You would place a trade when you see a green indicator button.

The platform would also auto search and green light trades on autopilot without the need to do that actual trading. I’ve tried both ways and lost both of my investments in a matter of days.

There was also a few times I attempted to win money using online gambling sites. I joined more than one poker site where someone was going to win the real money jackpots.

Unbelievably, I actually won a $40 tournament before losing that $40 and the entire cash deposit in my gambling account.

The house is always favored with the cards stacked against you, probably more so electronically.

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Start Small Business Online

The bottom line is that there are plenty of methods to create a small business online income. My advice to anyone wanting to learn how to create a laptop lifestyle with an online income is to join Wealthy Affiliate.

Start Small Business Online The Wealthy Affiliate certified courses teach everything you need for creating a successful online business.

They train members to set up for long-term success.

You can not join Wealthy Affiliate with dreams of immediate riches and a luxury lifestyle.

Building the foundation of your business takes time to make it become a reality.

The search engines will take time to rank your site as any kind of authority site. All new sites get indexed, but they’re not automatically ranked, but that does happen in time.

This is especially true with Google, some other search engines will allow you to rank very quickly, with Google you spend a bit of time in the mythical sandbox.

When you are serious about wanting an online lifestyle I suggest you join Wealthy Affiliate.

Complete everything offered that is free before becoming a premium member to finish learning the courses.

During the time while doing the free courses save for the yearly discount because you save a good amount of money. Instead of paying $49 a month you simply pay for one year and you save quite a bit of money.

Plus, it gives an entire year to not worry about anything but learning and growing a business with Wealthy Affiliate.

The yearly plan remains the same price on renewal. Wealthy Affiliate offers fantastic hosting included for up to 10 sites as a premium member and 50 for Plus members.

To buy a domain at Wealthy Affiliate costs about $13.99.

Own a domain? Bring it to Wealthy Affiliate and host it free with your premium membership.

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The Amazon Company Continues to Grow

The best of online business is measured by revenue, years in business, success/failure rate, and most definitely the growth rate. As an example, I mentioned eBay being a much larger revenue company years ago than Amazon.

However, EBay’s growth somewhat topped out whereas the Amazon company continues to grow to this day.

The Amazon Company Continues to Grow The company eBay is earning 10.7 billion per year whereas Amazon company has done 232 billion.

The rate and success of their growth are because of successful business scaling.

Amazon is doing so well it’s probably the main reason Walmart started an affiliate program.

Walmart originally started with 10,000 products, but now offers over 50,000 products.

It’s absolutely mind-boggling to think that an online company could beat a brick-and-mortar business giant like Walmart.

However, that’s exactly what happened between Walmart and Amazon, as far as online sales Amazon beats Walmart.

Walmart is still the larger annual revenue business with sales over $500 billion a year compared to Amazon’s 232 billion.

Amazon is estimated to grow even faster in the future. While they don’t have stores like Walmart they do have distribution centers to keep up with their supply and demand.

Everyone has probably heard that Jeff Bezos is now one of the wealthiest people in the world. Yet, Walmart did more than twice the revenue of Amazon.

The reason for that comes from the overhead involved in running the Walmart stores around the world. That, as opposed to a few distribution centers that Amazon uses to stock products for delivery.

There are 11,766 Walmart stores in the world today, that’s a lot of bills to keep them going. Amazon has 75 fulfillment centers and 25 sorting centers, that’s a huge difference.

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Thanks for reading!



8 thoughts on “The Best of Online Business Opportunities”

  1. All interesting stories of online businesses that have had staying power and it indicates to me that not only is online marketing not dead, but it is also more alive today than it ever has been. How many of the brick and mortar companies that did not see the change and went bankrupt as a result?

    In that vein, you do bring up a great way to leverage this swing through affiliate marketing. The multitudes of online shoppers are looking for social proof as well when they do their research on products they may want to buy, and that is where the affiliate opportunity arises.

    If you can find a niche where there is a large enough group (audience) that is looking for related products that you write about, when these buyers purchase through your link, you will make that commission you speak of. As you say, especially with the IM digital products, the commissions are good.

    It felt like a walk back in time reading about these companies, and one that can help tie them together and allow would-be marketers to make a living is Wealthy Affiliate. There you have the training, the tools, and added features to build a website where you can pull in the targeted audience members who can follow your links to buy what they are looking for.

    It is not a cake-walk by any means, just as with any other real business you have to put in the work daily and do this over a period of time to gain a foothold, pull in traffic using SEO methods (search engine optimization), and offer the products people want and need.

    Thanks for the memories you have pulled up today, this was a really enjoyable post. For those who are wondering how to tap into these large companies that are now selling so much online, affiliate marketing is a good, low-cost entry point way to do this. Lastly, the Wealthy Affiliate platform is the place to learn how to do this too.

    1. Thanks for leaving a great comment Dave.

      The social world today keeps things trending at a much faster pace than years ago and you are right most online shoppers will do their research before they make a purchase. 

      I remember when I first joined eBay and started looking at stuff on their site until I found something I wanted to buy. That was at a time when maybe five to ten percent of people online were willing to complete a transaction online. Now the vast majority of people online have no problem with making a transaction online, some do it every day.

      Wealthy Affiliate has taught me everything I needed to learn how to succeed with an affiliate marketing business. The tools are outstanding and the community is the best group of knowledgeable people from all over the world. There is no place else I know where you can start a business for under $30 Mo. based on a yearly subscription.

      Wealthy Affiliate offers anyone an equal chance with creating their business brand and eventual success.

  2. This is simply awesome. Just Wow! 

    The jobs and offers you have listed out here are simply golden. Being an affiliate marketer is the top on my own list. I am on the wealthy Affiliate platform and I have been moving pretty well with the trainings and guidance. 

    Just like you, I have lost a lot of money in online gambling especially options and binary trading. Most indicators do not go down well as promised. Affiliate marketing is very great I reiterate and I hope I will be able to get the best from it as I move forward. 


    1. Thanks for leaving your comment RoDarrick.

      There’s so many affiliate marketing platforms and individual companies that offer affiliates a chance to earn money. That’s why everyone should shop around for a few and see which ones work best for you and your business niche. 

      Yes, I had a few pretty bad experiences using indicators and I tried to buy and sell on my own, but I was terrible. The best thing I did was walk away and never try those methods again, it all lead to my journey to Wealthy Affiliate.

      You will do great as you move forward, just stick with the lessons, build your business and give it time to work.

      All The Best

  3. Hello John :), I enjoyed reading this post as it was informative and all your facts and figures check out(kudos on the research) 

    I have had experiences with some of these methods of making money online and have lost also(especially gambling online – as the house always wins). I realize now that the best bet on making consistent income online is getting into the affiliate game and as a newbie, Wealthy affiliate is the best place you can get free training.

    1. Thanks for leaving a comment  Affiliate Ghost,

      Thanks and your correct, the best place to learn from the free training is Wealthy Affiliate and for those that are serious it’s the best place for the premium training. Wealthy Affiliate is a long term success mentoring platform that will teach you to be a success with the proper certified courses and an entire community helping you succeed.

      Everyone should join and at least give it a shot because it’s 100 percent free to join a free starter membership. 

  4. Hi John
    Yes, it is staggering how, in only a couple of decades, our entire world has been transformed from a face-to-face commercial experience to one of virtual store-fronts, high-volume shipping systems, and see-what-actually-arrived ‘present-giving.’

    It’s both invigorating and sad.

    I live in Australia where their largest book-seller, Dymocks, is closing stores because of ebooks and online providers. Soon, gone will be the days of browsing a bookstore for something to ‘catch your eye.’ I already miss the days of browsing through B&N and sitting down to read a book’s first chapter to see if I would read the whole thing.

    There are some benefits, but I sincerely hope that we will never have only online shopping (which will be pot-luck shipping; been burned on that. 🙁


    1. Thanks for leaving the great comment Dave.

      I agree with you it’s both invigorating and sad, I miss the days when everyone talked face to face, now it’s a phone. Some family members do this and it drives me crazy, I have to tell them to put their phone away just to visit.  

      I’m in the US and many of our bookstores have closed up with the exception of a few, it’s really sad.

      Sometimes reading from a real book is better than reading from a device like a kindle where you can be distracted. Hopefully the big brick and mortar businesses will survive the onslaught from the online business worlds growth.

      When the bookstores all close the only place we will have left to buy a book is online or at second hand stores.

      All The Best

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