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2 Online Business Opportunities You Can Start During Lockdown

Vikram Brahma has over a decade of corporate working experience. By profession, he is a Digital Entrepreneur, Blogger, Writer and YouTuber.

Introduction

Today, I am very excited to write about two online businesses which we can start from home. I know many of us are facing difficulties due to lockdown. That’s why I want to help you honestly through my articles. Don’t see pandemic as a lack of opportunities. But see this pandemic as an online opportunity. And if you fail to start anything online during these days then you never lacked time, you only lacked some direction and dedication.

To start these online businesses we need three main things i.e skills or our knowledge, one laptop or computer and good internet connection.

Apart from these, we need to have a burning desire to succeed. We have to overcome our procrastination stage and open up our mind to the possibilities. What I am sharing with you will definitely help you to build one source of passive income. And in life, it’s very important to have some multiple sources of income.

In this article, I will share real-life examples and I hope this article can really guide you or at least show you the vast possibilities during this lockdown. Also, please understand every business takes time. These online businesses is not like you will start making money the next day. You have to put your efforts for a few months and later this will yield results. The harder you will work, the sooner you will succeed. So, let’s see what are they.

Hubpages

Hubpages

1. Start Your Writing Career From Home

As per the search on the Google, we can say more than 1.5 billion people around the world can speak in English. Out of these many of us are good at speaking and writing in English. So, there is a possibility to start your writing career online. I will give your direction but you will have to put the hard work and a few hours every day to create this system.

When we take writing as a career we have two options. Either you can write for someone else or you can write for yourself. Both are good options. But in the case of writing for someone else, you will be get paid only once. And in the beginning, you will not get the best price for your services. Whereas, if you write for self then you can generate passive income but after a few months later. And it depends upon your hard work.

Two Choices Under The Second Option

So, under the second options, we have two choices. First is to start a niche blog/website and start writing. And after writing at least twenty quality articles which should contain at least one thousand words, you can apply for Google AdSense. Your income will depend on the number of visitors you are generating for your blog/website. You can even use a system called affiliate marketing. Actually, there are many options to generate income after you start your blog/website.

Now you will say, so we have to learn how to design a blog/website? Well, it’s good if you can but we have a second option. You can actually start writing for some forum. A forum is a place where people share their ideas or views in the written form. The best part about the forum is it’s easy to get the readers and viewers. You don’t have to create a blog or website. You only have to write and promote your article in different social media platforms.

Example Of Two Forums

So, let me share the names of two forums i.e Hubpages and Medium. And in this article, I will like to tell you about Hubpages. First of all, it’s free to start, you don’t have to pay a single dollar to start. You just have to make an account and start writing regarding any topic you can think of. But you have to follow some rules.

Well, there is one rule which I must share with you. In order to start writing continuously, first, we need to write five stellar articles and pass the boot camp. Your articles will be manually checked and they will get rejected if your article fails to pass in the required quality. So, unless and until you cannot pass the boot camp (five articles), writing in this particular forum will not yield any result in passive income.

So, to earn from this system, write first five stellar articles, pass the boot camp and then keep on writing more and more article every day. And from the first article itself, you can activate your Ad Program and Amazon Program. And in this way you will able to generate passive income after months.

Example Of Earning From Hubpages

Now to understand the potential of how much you can earn please click this link https://bit.ly/hubearning. This will take you to another hub and it will show you the real-life experience of Ms. Kejanny. I hope this article will really inspire you to start your writing career on the Hubpages. Before I move to another topic, let me tell even if your articles fail to pass the quality check, then also keep on writing more articles. Some will surely pass, learn from mistakes and improvise.

And once you start earning passive income from Hubpages, now you can go ahead and take some writing assignments from clients. This will help you in increasing your income. But keep on writing more on Hubpages.

2. Start Your YouTube Channel

Starting your own YouTube channel is my second recommendation. But many of you might not agree with me. So, let’s see some simple statistics. YouTube is the second most search engine after Google. And the number of people watching YouTube is increasing with each year. In fact, in 2019, YouTube has 2 billion active users per month.

Although you can watch videos in any languages by searching on the YouTube but by default content can be accessed based on the user’s language. So, if you create videos in your language, there are higher chances your videos will be shown to the people speaking your language. And YouTube allows you to create videos in 80 different languages, which is double than Facebook.

Third, people prefer and enjoy watching videos over text as they are considered more entertaining. And you will be surprised to know that around one billion hours of videos people watch every day on YouTube. So, where are we?

How To Start Your Channel?

How can we start our own YouTube channel and what content we can share? Well, there is no hard and fast rule. But your channel should not contain anything which is against the policies of YouTube, like it shouldn’t be a duplicate or copyright videos and there are more rules.

Then you can apply for monetization your channel with Partner Program but have to fulfil the following criteria. These are the golden rules of making money through YouTube channel.
1. Your channel need to have 1,000 subscribers
2. Your combined videos must have generated 4,000 watch hours over the last 12 months
3. You should be following all the YouTube guidelines and policies
4. You must have an AdSense account set up

Yes, it will take time for you to start earning money from the YouTube channel. But YouTube channel has the full potential to replace even your full-time income in the long run.

What Channels You Can Start With?

Now if you are thinking what channels I can start? Then let me share some ideas for you. You can start any channel in which you’re good at or you can try any of the following.
1. Any Tutorial Channel
2. Whiteboard Animation Channel
3. News Channel
4. Toys Review Channel
5. Cooking Channel
6. Digital Marketing Channel
7. Motivational Channel
8. Meditation Channel
9. Religious Channel
10. How To Channel
11. GK Study Channel
12. Automobile Review Channel
13. Fashion and Makeup Channel
14. Dance Channel
15. Book Review Channel

I have shared fifteen channel options and out of these ten channels, you can start from home during your lockdown period. Now, let me give some more hints. Suppose you want to start a tutorial channel or gk channel then you might need to record your laptop/computer screen.

First, for this, you can prepare your text in MS PowerPoint presentation or Google Slide and record your screen by using software called OBS screen recorder. And if your video becomes too big in size, use HandBrake software to reduce the size without compromising the quality.

In most cases of YouTube channel, you don't need a high-end camera. You can start recording with your current mobile. You only need a tripod for balancing and mic for voice clarity, if you want to record yourself.

Keeping these options in mind, we have also started our You're Awesome YouTube channel 10 days back. If you like then kindly subscribe.

Mind Blowing Example of Ryan's World

Now, let me share one example of Ryan’s World YouTube channel. Ryan is only 7 years old and he makes $22 million in revenue from his YouTube channel. He simply review the toys and he got this idea at the age of 4. So, if he can do it then why not us? Of course, his parents help me. Currently, 25 million people have subscribed to his YouTube channel. And since he earns so well he has started a few more channels.

Example of Ryan's World YouTube Video

Conclusion

Although if you know many Digital Marketing techniques then there are many more options. You can start one SEO agency or a Digital Advertising Agency, Website Development Agency, E-commerce Website etc. But why I am not recommending these because to start these you will need investment and more important you will need clients. And it takes more time to learn and master these skills.

I am not saying that you shouldn’t start any of these. But the online businesses which I shared i.e starting a writing career on Hubpages or YouTube channel doesn’t need any client to start or it may need just a minimum investment. This will depend on the kind of YouTube channel you want to start. And for many YouTube channels, you even don’t have to show your face. Your voice, visual and text will do.

Please remember I have shared ideas of two online businesses keeping passive income in mind in the long run. But both the businesses have the potential to become your full-time source of income. Business is a marathon and not a hundred-meter race. And remember there is no short cut. We often learn more and more as we move ahead.

So, all the best and which online business or businesses you’re going to start in this week?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Vikram Brahma

Comments

Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on June 15, 2020:

You're welcome my friend Abara. Have a great day.

Abara Uzochukwu Power from Imo State, Nigeria on June 15, 2020:

Thank you for this wonderful article.

Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on May 18, 2020:

Thank you Leehwaung, that you liked my article. I will always try to write such articles. Thank you for commenting.

Leehwaung on May 18, 2020:

Great inspiration at this rate i am totaly moved and motivated

Thank you for sharing this article

Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on May 16, 2020:

You're welcome Suchismita and thank you for commenting and encouraging me. Have a great day my friend.

Suchismita Pradhan from India on May 16, 2020:

Interesting article Mr.Vikram.Keep it up.Thanks for sharing.

Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on May 16, 2020:

Yes Mr. Eric you are right. And I have checked your hub and I am impressed that you have more than one thousand articles on different topics. That's like WOW. You are too ahead than all of us and we need to learn many things from you. Do share some tips whenever you feel so. Thanks for commenting.

Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on May 16, 2020:

Hey Nikhil, thanks for commenting and yes, you are right. The digital world has opened up new avenues. And we must try to use this system as much as possible but it is also true first we need to try one system very well. Then slowly, we should enter in the next system.

And yes Nikhil this the very good time to learn and take advantage of the system. As today many people have lots of time and they should use it wisely. Thanks for commenting.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 16, 2020:

Yes indeed. My buddy told me to start making money from all my writing. Sounds like it may be a good idea. Perhaps fun if you put the game scores at how much you make.

Nikhil Sharma from India on May 16, 2020:

I truly believe that everyone who have the slightest interest in earning money online should try out any of the businesses you've mentioned here. The digital world has opened new avenues for all of us. And due to lockdown, it is booming than ever!

I personally think that this is the perfect time to showcase what skills you have to the world and start your online business with little or no investment at all. It was an extremely useful article, Mr. Vikram.

Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on May 16, 2020:

Thank you Swati for your inspiring comments. Yes, I really want everyone should ripe the benefits of online digital world. Let's hope for the best. Thank you.

Swati Khandelwal from Nainital on May 15, 2020:

Very well explained Vikram, truly many will be benefitted from the information you have provided in your wonderful written article. It's actually the need of an hour.

Vikram Brahma (author) from Assam, India on May 15, 2020:

Thank you so much, Mr. Krishna for your lovely comments. I really want to share as much information with society so they can also start and get the benefits in the near future. I am doing myself and will start other online businesses too. Digital Marketing opened my eyes and I want to explore as much as possible as I am an Online Digital Entrepreneur. I am very happy to know about your ideas and interest. Thanks for sharing.

Halemane Muralikrishna from South India on May 15, 2020:

Fantastic suggestions for online entrepreneurship, Mr Vikram, you have provided writing, publishing, blogging and youtubing opportunities. I relate to your ideas, as I am doing all these and me too have thought these as wonderful digital opportunities without large amount of capital investment.