7 Profitable Business Ideas | Start Your Own Small Business in 2010!


Alright, its really crunch time people. If one of your new year’s day goals is going to be ‘work for myself’ or ‘start my own small business’ then listen up! You need to start the ball rolling today if you are serious about working for yourself and making 2010 your most profitable year ever. To kick start your resolution I’m going to lay out the 7 most profitable business ideas for 2010, ideas that if I were starting from scratch today I’d do.

Pursuing profitable business ideas are the difference between sitting behind a desk at reading dilbert cartoons for the next year and traveling Europe while you the small business you started in 2010 pays your way! If you are serious at starting your own small business this year then please read over these 7 profitable business ideas and take them to heart… they may just change your life!

1. Membership Site. Selling an eBook for $20 is great.. but selling a membership course for $10 a month is even better. How? Let me explain, most membership sites keep customers for between 6-9 months, depending on the price. Some keep them for even longer… so imagine the value of selling a book for $20 vs. selling a membership for 10 bucks knowing they’ll probably stay six months. $60 vs. $20? You don’t have to be a genius to make that call. Membership sites are easier than you think to set up as well, since I use wordpress in ALL of my websites I went with Wishlist member which so far has worked well and has an amazing support staff. Now you may be asking “but what do I do a membership site on?”… well, don’t whine… and just start brain-storming, I am sure you have at least enough knowledge in your noggin for a few $10-$20 a month membership sites and maybe if your in a specific field you have the knowledge for some $77-$97 a month membership courses. Now that is making some bacon!

2. Help People Work Again. What has been the problem that has plagued the world these last two years? Unemployment. And what would be the best cure for that problem? Jobs. If you can help people find jobs, help people be more equipped for interviews or help people by hiring them for a job you’ll be doing the economy a service and setting up a nice little niche business for yourself. Whether you know a trade that your willing to teach via video courses, or you want to write an eBook on how to ace an interview these are things people will pay for and are eager to find. Just create a product, build out a basic WordPress website and start marketing yourself high and low.

3. Make Currency Rates Work for You! I went to Italy this summer and was shocked at how much some things cost there that were cheap in the states. It works everywhere too, there are always countries which sell items for pennies where if they were in other countries they’d go for big bucks. A perfect example of this is the lovely jewelry and fabrics you can get from India, Thailand and the Far East for very little and sell in Europe or America for 10-100x mark up. If you aren’t willing to make the flight across the world to nail down deals (which is the most profitable way to do it) then you can buy items in bulk online from merchants like Zeelver which I used to buy all my jewelry that I resold on eBay from.

4. Turn Your Time into Money. Get into consulting. This goes back to the idea that you have enough knowledge in your head to sell it to someone, if you don’t want to make a website and do a membership site or eBook try classic consulting. Go to businesses or people who need what you have to offer and start consulting by the hour. If your good your reputation will take off and people will start seeking you out, if your really good you can get speaking engagements out of it and thats where the real money is made. For more info check out Entrepreneur magazine’s How to Start a Consulting Business blog.

5. Create an Online Store for Cheap. Starting an online store to sell physical goods can seem daunting, but in reality it is very simple if you have the right resources. I got my start online via selling on eBay and I actually started my first online business simply teaching others how to sell on eBay as well. eBay allows you to start a store and get eyes drawn to your products instantly through just signing up and paying around $20 a month for one of their online store fronts. This can be an economical and highly profitable way to escape the 9 to 5 and start your own small business without any debt.

6. Become a Talking Head. Blogging is big business, look at people like Darren Rowse and Brian from Copyblogger now not everyone who blogs reaches that level of success, actually few do. But you can carve out a nice little niche for yourself in the blogging world and use it to spring board into bigger and better (more profitable) things in the future. One of my favorite bloggers is Naomi of Itty Biz which I highly recommend to anyone exiting the rat race.

7. Be the Next Big Internet Sensation. Whether you have coding experience or not (I have none) you can become an online superstar if you hit upon the right idea… granted these ideas take some thinking and there is more rejection than approval. But when people do hit it big online, they hit it real big. Facebook, Twitter and Mashable were all just ideas at some point that a few friends threw together… then they took off. So try to be unique, think of profitable business ideas but also think of ideas that others will flock to. Because if you have one you usually can easily swing the other.

Hopefully these 7 profitable business ideas will get you on your way to starting up your own small business in 2010… its worth it folks, even though there is lots of sweat, tears and hard work, in the end escaping the 9 to 5 and being able to answer only to yourself is really the gift that keeps on giving.

  • rajat bhai

    we are into sector of Global agriculture commodity, renewable energy and UK based FMCG Group Partners,, if you interested let me know , reply to, mbisea.com@gmail.com,
    Dr. Rajat Kumar Sharma

  • Abhishek Jana

    patanjali shop, it`s very healthy & wealthy.

  • Abhishek Jana

    you can join our company, this is SHAHJI- ULTRAFRESH CHENNAI, we manufacture kitchen chimney & modular kitchen, contact with Mr Shahji M Kurup.

  • Abhishek Jana
  • Abhishek Jana

    please send me the details – avisek_utail@yahoo.in

  • Abhishek Jana

    hahahahahah, nice said…

  • Abhishek Jana

    5 crore….hahahahahaha

  • somasekhar

    Hi friends am looking for business partners for garments industry’s in India city in Visakhapatnam I could like all abroad peoples and Indian
    I have a shop in. Visakhapatnam ple contact me 07569206083

  • somasekhar

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  • sankar

    Hi! I have a space of 200 sq ft . on the main road near to Lenin Sarani Kolkata . I wish to establish some business / industry / shop here with a good return from small investment . please help me with some business idea through proprietorship / partnership . please contact me ; my contact : 9830259157

  • pranav

    pls share detail.. sharmapranav 11@ymail.com

  • Subrat

    please send me the details at subratbabu@gmail.com

  • edward shawn

    shahbazkhan1238@yahoo.in sent thr detail sir


    kindly share it at my email id md1992.shahbaz@gmail.com

  • Tejas Lodha
  • Siddhartha

    Send me your Business Opportunity in detail on sidd.b81@gmail.com

  • Shamik Halder

    I am also from DumDum VIP road. I have few good business idea but dont have a good capitals and a good active partner. So if you want me with my ideas. Email: falconsam4@gmail.com . Mobile: 8013392490

  • Shamik Halder

    I am from Kolkata, India. I am a small business man right now. I have few good business ideas but
    dont have a good capitals and a good active partner. So if you want me
    with my ideas. Email: falconsam4@gmail.com . Mobile: 8013392490

  • sivaraman75

    hi, am interested….pls send more details to sivaraman75@gmail.com. thank you.

  • Pradeep Srivastava

    tu to bhai , pure 10 lac hi de de per month, its a fake, is not possible

  • Rohit Tibrewal

    plz send me ur idea at rohittbrewal@gmail.com

  • Sri Ramya
  • Sri Ramya

    I am from visakhapatnam..am interested to run a unisex saloon or any other in Vizag .. Need a working partner with good ideas

  • sreejith gopakumar

    Hi guys i have got 1 acre land in NH47. its a commercial land looking for some ideas as well as investment also. Call me at 9400600493.

  • Raju

    I want to start coconut oil mill in thrissur dt. please give me the advice. my email id : rageorge1@yahoo.co.in

  • Suman Chandranath
  • thenmozhi

    hi am looking for gud business idea for my brother so can u help me.. contact me through facebook… afra.honey143@gmail.com and my name is thenmozhi

  • Ajinkya

    i am Ajinkya & I want to start a small business with less investment, advice me how to start?

  • nithin v
  • nithin v

    sreeji…wer is dis place..and which district and which town…i would suggest to go for a dhaba…as its got less investment and small infrastructure…but it all depends on which area is diis place located..

  • nagarjuna

    Plz arrange one hotel and lorry parking get money per hour basis

  • semi

    Hi…this is samiyulla from udupi karkala in karnataka i need idea to a build a business….if anybody has idea please guide me…for small business…

  • semi

    my e mail id is : thoufik.sami@gmail.com

  • justin
  • Business Proposal

    i have some good ideas contact me in businessproposal26@gmail.com,i too stay in Dum Dum.

  • Business Proposal

    i need place but i have lit bit of capital

  • Prakash Chintalapalli

    hi prasun am prakash from south india can you please share ideas which are profitable for current situation my mail id is prakash_chintalapalli@rediffmail.com

  • Prakash Chintalapalli

    i want to start this business can you plz share some more details to pchintap@gmail.com

  • John

    Akhilji plz let me know what kind of business is that,my mail is seventhchance@gmail.com.