The 5 Hottest Online Business Opportunities for 2017


If you are looking to start an online business this year, you should take advantage of these new trending opportunities.

In this article, I have suggested a few ideas of online business opportunities I think are going to make the buzz in 2017. While tech may be on the decline, the world always has room for innovative products and services.

Here’s how you can own a piece of the action.

1. Dating

One of the latest intriguing disruptions has happened in the dating scene. A person’s love life is a personal thing, but that hasn’t kept Tinder users from sharing secrets and meeting new people.

Need some more ideas? Some people are offering consulting, for instance “I’ll tell you how to get that guy!”. Some pther people are making make apps, for instance dating coaching services or other information products.

2. Delivery Options

Listen in on any boardroom strategy session (Google, Amazon, Walmart), and you will probably hear people griping about delivering products.

Whether it is a widget you ordered on Amazon or a hot pizza, delivery is becoming an on-demand service. Startups in this field are facing a hard time working both sides of the aisle: recipient and provider. The delivery scheme is ripe for disruption. Drones will definitely make a difference, so harness the potential and develop a lasting solution.

3. 3D Printing

3D printing design and innovation is swinging upward and growing in popularity. Most of us don’t have a 3D printer sitting on our desktops right now, but many predict that’s where we’re headed.

If that’s the case, now is the time to jump in on the action. You can sell 3D blueprints, plans, delivery, fulfillment, and other related services.

4. Audiobooks

Self-published books are a known business idea. Increasingly, however, people want to listen to books.

Amazon’s Audible has already made a killing off this service. It is gradually becoming a leader in this sphere of business. However, there is still room for other startups to make business. Narration services, print-to-audio services, consulting businesses, and other methods of producing audiobooks are great options to explore in 2017.

5. Educational Products

People have always been willing to pay for education. Take university education as an example. A public four-year college costs around $20,000, and a private college can fetch a price tag of $50,000 per year.

In spite of the shockingly high prices, people are willing to shell out the money, year after year. Why? Because a college education is worth it.

Well, most of the time it is; some disagree, and with recent innovations in the education space, the traditional college model is being dismantled or downright disrupted.

Behind this disruption are startups like Udemy and Teachable, all of which allow people to share their knowledge and profit from it.

You don’t need a platform to sell your knowledge. You can self-publish a book, create a video coaching session, or teach others how to make money.