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3 online business ideas for couch potatoes

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Maybe you like eating ice cream in your underwear — no judgment, live your truth — but if you also aspire to achieve entrepreneurial greatness, consider the infinite possibilities of the World Wide Web.

Truth bomb: Success will likely rely on at least some time spent outside your home (sorry).

To help you start a business, we've identified three online business ideas with moneymaking potential.

1. Retail

Whether you've designed something people didn't know they wanted (hello, selfie stick) or purchased a bunch of top-notch jewelry wholesale, you can set up an online store to sell your goods.

Pro tip: According to market research firm Forrester Research Inc., toys and pet products are hot right now.

2. Affiliate marketing

Got a hot take? So does half the internet. But if your blog, Tumblr, YouTube channel or Instagram account captures a lot of eyes, you can turn your internet musings into a solid side hustle. Adding affiliate links to your content means you get a percentage of the profit when your readers click.

Pro tip: Don't go crazy with links. Make sure what you're promoting aligns with who is reading your website.

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3. Tech

Keeping up with the latest tech opportunities puts innovators on top. If you know how to program, code or design, you've got an "in" to a consistently growing field.

Pro tip: To get started, consider focusing on ways to amp up websites and create apps for local businesses.

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The article 3 Online Business Ideas for Couch Potatoes originally appeared on NerdWallet.

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