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3 online business ideas that clicked unexpectedly

In 2004, when Marquetta Breslin was going through the Internet to find good videos on how to do hair, she was shocked; there was not a single good instructional video. She decided she had to do to do something about it. No more ‘bad hair’ days, she thought. That’s when she and her husband, Ricky Breslin decided to do a much better job with www.braidsbybreslin.com. Almost instantly, and much to the surprise of the couple, the hair products and instructional videos captured millions of people online. Since the humble beginning in their own home, the business has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade, and has now come to a point where BraidsByBreslin exports hair products to more than 52 countries around the globe. Simple, yet innovative ideas are the ones that click in the field of online business. The website founded by Ricky Breslin is one such idea which has.

The idea of a first-time mom giving business owners the elusive mantra of attracting clients may seem a bit odd to many people. But that is exactly what training consultant Bernadette Doyle has managed to do. With her business venture named www.clientmagnets.com she aims to help entrepreneurs achieve exactly what the name suggests; attract clients like magnets. Today, this business has a turnover of millions of dollars and Bernadette can manage this hugely popular website from the comfort of her home, while taking care of her two sons.

If somebody asked you what SWPL stands for, you would not have guessed in a million years that it stood for Stuff White People Like. When copywriter Christian Lander came up with the idea of his blog StuffWhitePeopleLike.com, people either loved it or hated it, but they just couldn’t ignore it. This made the blog an instant hit with unprecedented traffic and set Lander on his way to success and fame. The blog, which has a satirical take on ‘affluent American city-dweller white folks’, is a story which proves the potential of the ‘uncommon’ in the realm of online ventures.

In today’s age of the Internet, online businesses have spread their wings wide and are taking glorious flights from various corners of the world. There have been some truly inspiring success stories surrounding online business over the past decade. There are numerous ways to make money online. You just need to have an innovative concept and a fresh idea. Nobody knows which will click.

23rd Oct 2018

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