The internet is full of low cost business ideas . There are however very few fresh low cost ideas today. Below are some of the freshest low cost opportunities in the internet today.
1. Online reputation management: One of the emerging lucrative business ideas that require low startup costs is online reputation management. This area has not yet been fully explored like other online business opportunities. Online businesses are beginning to realize the importance of managing their reputation online and the demand for online reputation management is soaring. Most people search online about businesses before deciding to buy products or services. Businesses with online presence must therefore maintain a good online reputation to attract new business/clients. It is possible to offer online reputation management services as an individual by simply setting up a website. The same skills used for search engine optimization (SEO) can be used for online reputation management which is what many SEO companies are doing. For instance, if you can be able to find negative information online about companies/businesses and find a way of countering that information to make it less visible, then you are in business. The barriers for entry into the online reputation management field are low thus anyone with basic SEO skills can offer online reputation management services which are currently in high demand.
2. Content monitoring services: This is also an emerging low cost business opportunity online. Most people venturing into online business have not pursued this opportunity to the fullest. Protecting content in the internet as a website owner is very difficult. Most people focusing on SEO copy content from websites in similar niches which has become a major problem online. Setting up a content monitoring website that helps website owners catch sites that have stolen content is bound to be a very lucrative business opportunity in the coming years. Most content posted by websites online is reused at some point by individuals with no legal rights to so thus there is a huge demand for content monitoring services. Setting up a content monitoring services website is simple and low cost because there are many free website making tools available online. It is also possible to register a domain and host your content monitoring website for free. Setting up a content monitoring business should therefore be low cost and easy.
You can offer services to identify content thieves get stolen content removed or get offending sites shut down. Offering such services is simple because you only need to send a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice to the service provider of an offending site for content to be removed or the offending site to be shut down. Most content owners don't have the time, resources or know-how to monitor their content and make sure it is not stolen. This therefore offers a unique and fresh business opportunity for online businesses offering content monitoring services.
The above two low cost business ideas have not yet been fully pursued. If you are looking for a new exciting online business idea for 2012-2013, then you should consider offering content monitoring or online reputation management services.
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