A poor economy with high unemployment has forced many people to come to the Internet looking for small Internet business ideas. Because there are so many ways you can make money online let's narrow it down to 6 of the hottest ideas for starting and running your own small business online.
1. Local business marketing. Many local business owners are in need of someone to handle their Internet marketing for them. This presents a real small business opportunity for you.
Off-line businesses are willing to pay a little bit more for their marketing than an Internet business would be willing to do. Therefore you do not need as many customers to make more money as you might if you are doing Internet marketing strictly.
2. Auto blogging. The goal here is to set up as many blogs as you possibly can and make just a little bit of money every day on each of them.
The only way to manage hundreds or even thousands of blogs is to set them up so that they pretty much run themselves. This is where the term auto blogging has come into play.
There is software that will help you automate your blogging efforts. As long as you continue to add some fresh content to your blog you can still rank high on the search engines and make money selling products on it.
3. Blog writing. As more people start blogs there is more need for blog writers.
You can make a full time income sitting at home writing blog content for other blog owners. This is a business and you can start with virtually no overhead and earn a six figure income very quickly from.
4. Network marketing. Today people are building worldwide MLM businesses that is earning them six figure incomes and beyond. Even people who have never made money in network marketing in the past are now finding success with their own small Internet business.
5. eBay. Many millionaires have been made buying and selling products on eBay. You can turn this into a hot business idea and approach it from various angles to do it.
6. Affiliate marketing. This works so well because you get paid to sell other people's products. Affiliate merchants give you the marketing tools and websites to do it with as well. You can also make money by the click, and getting leads for advertisers.
These are six of the hottest small Internet business ideas people are making money with today. What's even more exciting is many people are able to do more than one of these and develop multiple streams of income.