Most Simple and Successful Business Ideas

And What Kind of Work You Can Do Right Now

Alexander Lim
4 min readFeb 1, 2022


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Nowadays, in the world of commerce, every new day brings with it new opportunities. New technologies are constantly improving and these improve businesses. However, not all business ideas are effective and thus they fail to prosper.

Thus, the most successful business ideas are those that have proven to be both simple and effective.

Here is a list of some of the most simple and successful business ideas you can try.

Home Based Business

Home based business is one of the most popular and successful business ideas because it does not require capital investment and does not require the entrepreneur to travel. This makes it one of the easiest business ideas to start up and to run.

Home based businesses can be run from anywhere, with or without internet access. They can be operated from any location, regardless of whether it is a rural area or an urban area.

One of the biggest advantages of running a home based business is that you do not have to incur huge expenses such as rent or hire employees when starting up a home based business. It is easy to begin and simple enough for anyone to manage without having any specialized skills or expertise.

The Internet makes it easier for people in remote areas to make money by selling their products on websites like eBay, Etsy, and Amazon; whereas before this was only possible for those in urban areas where there are more job opportunities and better employment opportunities than in rural areas.

The internet has also helped with marketing, as marketing your products online has become very easy and fast, thanks to the Internet.

Freelance Work

Home based freelance work is another very popular and effective business idea. This can be a very good idea for those who are looking for ways to make money while doing something they enjoy.

Home based freelance work involves making money by providing services to others such as fixing, building, cleaning, or working on the internet. There are many websites that help you make money by selling your products on these websites.

Social Media Business

The most popular social media sites for this type of business are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can use these sites to market your products or services in the form of posts, pictures, videos, and more.

It is important to note that the more popular your product or service is on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, the higher the likelihood of people buying it from you. The more people buy from you on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, the more you will make in sales revenue.

However, it is important to note that this type of business is not as easy as some other types of businesses such as home based businesses because it requires skills in writing good content for your posts or pages so that they attract a lot of attention from potential customers.

If you are not a good writer or have poor writing skills then this may not be a good idea for you to start up because it will take time before you start making sales revenue from them because it will take time for people to buy from you.

Membership Sites

Membership sites are websites that have a subscription fee or membership fee that allows users to access their site for a specific period of time or a limited number of times.

The advantage of membership sites is that they provide a steady income because you can generate revenue from each membership that you sell.

The disadvantages of membership sites are that it is very difficult to get started in this type of business because you will need to be good at marketing, so that you attract customers to your site. It is also important to note that the more popular your site is, the more customers will be attracted to it.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing involves selling someone else’s product or service and receiving a commission for the sale of the product or service. The most popular websites that offer affiliate marketing are Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and more.

Quality products that are sold on these websites are easy to find and they are also affordable. The biggest advantage of affiliate marketing is that it is easy to get started with because you do not need any specialized skills or expertise.

However, it is important to note that this type of business requires patience and dedication because you will need to wait for people to buy from you before you can receive a commission.

About the Author

I hope that my post has helped you know more about Startups. Feel free to leave a comment and tag me and I will answer them. Follow my profile to get the latest content I post to stay ahead of the curve.

I am the Founder of Cudy Technologies, a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students learn better. I am also a mentor and angel investor in other Startups of my other interests (Proptech, Fintech, HRtech, Ride-hailing, C2C marketplaces, and SaaS). You can also find me on Cudy for early-stage Startup Founder mentorship and advice.

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Alexander Lim

Founder of Cudy Technologies (, a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.