It’s safe to say that if you choose a niche without enough potential, you’ll quickly waste 2016 and probably part of 2017 chasing it. Research, planning, and execution will take you to the moon. Those only come after you choose the right idea for you.
Since I don’t want you to waste time, I’ve put together a list of evergreen online business ideas that will help you make the best use of your 2016.
1.)ADHD (Attention Deficit Activity Disorder)
An estimated 6.4 million children in the United States between the ages of 4-17 have ADHD so we can extrapolate that number to over 100 million worldwide.
Nobody likes to pump their children full of drugs so books on alternative treatments, courses on how to manage it, and workshops on best practices will be a great way to monetize this business idea.
I suffered from Acne when I was a teenager and I know many of you did as well. Affiliate marketers selling physical acne products and Books about alternative remedies for Acne will be able to make a killing with this idea.
Many people are unable to have children no matter how hard they try, a website that connects potential parents with children as well as selling books educating them about the process and what to expect will be a welcome development in 2016.
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that people would do anything to reverse. If you have expertise in this field or can learn it, then any quality information you can provide family members would be welcome.
Monetize with Ebooks and courses.
We all get mad. Your partner annoyed you, your children made a mess, or your friend pissed you off. Some people have it worse than others and know they need some help.
Monetize with Ebooks, courses, and coaching.
Ah, the fountain of youth. Ever since man has walked the face of the earth, he has wanted to stay younger for longer. In fact, the anti aging industry grew $122 in 2013 and is showing no signs of letting up.
You can monetize this online business idea by selling Ebooks with practical advice on slowing the signs of aging and high-quality products that do the same thing.
If you thought people didn’t collect antiques anymore then you’re dead wrong. Billions of dollars are exchanged every year through reselling.
A great way to monetize this idea is through creating a niche marketplace where sellers and buyers can come together to sell their goods.
In order to stay away from competing with Ebay, it’s necessary to niche down into a specific market segment like antique clocks, watches, or anything else you can think of.
In this fast paced world, anxiety is our constant companion and over 60 million adults have it worse than others.
This market can be monetized by selling Ebooks and hosting workshops with the best ways of dealing with anxiety attacks when they strike and coaching.
I’m an amateur archeologist among many other things and I’m sure you know a friend or two who has expressed interest in being one too.
In order to be successful, you need to know a lot about your dig site, the local culture, and some basic safety precautions. All of which can be taught for a nominal fee.
We haven’t even gotten into buying high quality equipment you’ll be using to dig up ancient treasures. There are countless angles you can use to monetize this business Idea.
Arthritis is a very painful condition that affects adults of all ages. It’s not common knowledge, but it also affects you people as well. There are many drugs on the market, but a lot of people are looking for alternate remedies to swallowing pills for the rest of their lives.
If you can find that remedy or package it in an easy to use Ebook or course, it can earn income for you for a long time to come.
I suffered from Asthma when I was a child (thankfully, it’s now well under control) and if you’ve had any experience with asthma patients, you know how scary it can be when there’s an acute attack.
Selling non-prescription pharmaceuticals or alternative ways to control asthma can be a very lucrative idea for you. Just make sure you do the research and offer REAL help. These are people lives we’re talking about.
Back pain can be caused by anything from an infection, to stress, to poor posture. Helping people control back pain is a great way to touch thousands of people and improve their quality of life.
Courses and Ebooks will be a great way to monetize this business idea.
For all your people that love the outdoors, you know it’s always a thrill to discover new places to stretch your legs.
You can create guides on some of the most beautiful backpacking scenery in the world and sell it for top dollar.
You can also make high-quality private label gear for the next adventure of your customers.
There’s a huge market for bass fishing. From the beginner to the expert. New lures, tackles, guides, and gear are always in demand.
This is a more crowded niche, but one with millions of dollars in potential.
15.)Become A Nurse Certification Specialist
Nursing is one of those fields that’s always in demand. Two of my sisters are nurses so I’m acutely aware of how well they’re received in any city they go to for work.
Online courses to become a registered nurse cost thousands and people are signing up every single day.
You may have to do more legwork in the beginning to get your training certified but it will pay you for years to come.
Ebooks and training courses are also good monetization strategies.
16.)Bird Training/Train Your Bird to Talk
This one is fun, haven’t you ever thought about what it would be like to have a talking bird?
A lot of people like the idea and will actually pay money for a course on the topic. If you don’t know how to do it, which most people don’t you can always enlist the help of an expert in the field and package the product for sale.
17.)Boating & Sailing
I love the ocean, but have no idea how to sail. Personally, I would love to learn the skill and I’m sure it’ll cost a pretty penny to do so.
Since it’s such a hands on training experience, you could monetize by holding workshops in your town and selling Ebooks related to boat training.
Professional boxers make millions, but most people don’t have the skills or the temperament to become professionals.
What they do want to learn are the basics of boxing and self-defense which can be taught through a premium course on the subject and made available through a subscription service or one time offering.
19.)Camping and Hiking
This goes hand in hand with backpacking and you can actually package the products you sell together.
Camping gear, survival tips Ebooks, and awesome untapped spots are all fair game in your offerings.
Thousands upon thousands of teenage boys (don’t judge Daniel, don’t Judge) and girls push themselves to the limit in cheerleading competitions every year.
You can tap into this by offering courses and Ebooks on improving their skills, training techniques, and other tips and strategies.
One of the greatest recreational sports in the world played by both kings and peasants since time immemorial.
I remember there was a kid in my high school who took my lunch money for three weeks straight while kicking my ass and teaching me how to play chess.
Ebooks and courses
I’m on my third Pomodoro writing this post and I sure could use a remedy for fatigue.
Have you felt the same way?
Deliver a solution to the poor masses, they may erect a statute in your honor. Any alternative remedy I can get my hands on that doesn’t involve popping pills in the kitchen is a welcome solution for me and millions of other people around the world.
This is an awesome one. In Atlanta, we have an infatuation with old school box Chevy’s. If you can supply the parts, the cars, the paint, or a guide on how to ID the best one then you’re our best friend. Take note.
This is one of those things that never ever ever go out of style because people will always need to eat.
I’ve spent hundreds on cookbooks and don’t plan on stopping now, because I love the look on my partners face when I whip up something she has no idea how to cook.
Monetize through Ebooks and workshops.
Something like the Crème de la crème of what you need to build a successful business online or offline.
If your copy sucks then you suck. Period.
If you know how to write copy then teaching it as a skill may be one of the most profitable things you can do with your time.
Monetize through consulting, Ebooks, and courses.
Well, that’s embarrassing, a big fat vein poking out of your anus. Haha, please, help people find a solution, they will thank you like there’s no tomorrow.
Monetize with Ebooks and courses.
Let’s make everything pretty. This one is geared more towards women, but you can also position yourself as someone who teaches men how to make their bachelor pads amazing.
Monetize with Ebooks, courses, and physical luxury products.
Depression sucks, especially when it turns into clinical depression. I’m only 26 and I’ve been depressed before. You’ve probably had an acute case of it as well.
Find a solution and teach it to the millions of people suffering through Ebooks and online workshops.
This one is a killer; your body slowly rejects the ability to utilize insulin. There’s proteinuria, ketoacidosis, hyper and hypoglycemia, you start to lose feeling in your extremities, you gain weight, etc etc etc.
Diabetes my friend is not your friend. Teach people how to combat it effectively and you can charge anything you want. I mean anything. Ebooks and courses
A marriage is one of the biggest commitments in terms of time, energy, and money (God bless the woman that can get me to pop the big question).
Losing a marriage can have even more implications. Step in as the guru that can help people save dying marriage vows and you’re going to be receiving a bunch of blank checks.
Monetize through consulting, Ebooks, courses, and membership sites.
Oh, our fuzzy friends, I hope you didn’t think I’d forgotten about them. Billions of dollars are spent on man’s best friends every year and that’s showing no signs of slowing down.
Monetize through Ebooks and Courses
A relatively new entrant to the marketplace, but extremely effective. You basically act as a middleman. Collect orders, process payments, and the backend is taken care of for you.
Anorexia and bulimia are just two that come to mind. These are disorders frowned upon by society (just thought about my mother telling me “eat all your food Daniel or you’re not watching Dragon Ball Z today”).
It’s not only a physical problem but a psychological one as well. Solve both and you’ll become a light in the darkness for thousands of people (you may get a trophy for his as well).
Selling empathetic courses and Ebooks is the way to go.
As much as I advocate against institutionalized gambling, I feel it’s a waste of money. There are thousands of people who don’t share my views.
These people will pay top dollar to learn how to beat the system.
Monetize through Ebooks and tutorial courses.
My mother was a hobbyist gardener for all of one season and I know how much she spent on books, courses, and actual plants to transform our yard. (I was right there with her holding my shovel and pail, not a pleasant experience in the summer heat of Georgia).
You can monetize this like it’s nobody’s business with Ebooks and online workshops.
36.)Get Your Ex Back
Here we are with the dating niche, did you think I wasn’t going to include it? Sorry, not a chance.
This may be the easiest one to monetize.
Use Ebooks, use courses, and sell private label clothing to monetize this business idea.
Who doesn’t want to improve their swing? Golf has been purported to be the playground where million dollar deals are struck and everyone who plays wants the latest and greatest techniques.
You can launch Ebooks, online courses, and a private label brand to tap into the idea.
Nobody likes to lose their beautiful mane at the age of 32. It’s just not cool and if you’re a sufferer then you know exactly what I mean.
You can monetize with private label hair products, courses on building confidence after going bald, and Ebooks about hair restoration. The angles you can take are quite limitless.
Grrhhh, that pounding migraine in the back of your head that won’t go away no matter how many aspirin you pop in the kitchen.
Alternative remedies for chronic headaches are gaining steam because the word is simply tired of pharmaceuticals.
Monetize through Ebooks.
Again with the outdoorsy people. This niche has so many verticals it hurts my head. Hiking gear, equipment, and tips are all fair game to monetize this niche.
Want to make your honeymoon the most memorable event in your life while making love like a triathlete.
Since people are already in the spending mood when they plan a honeymoon, what’s it to them to shell out a few extra dollars to discover the best places, sex positions, and activities to make their honeymoon spectacular.
For all you old world gamblers out there, wouldn’t it be insane to have a mathematical way of skyrocketing your chances of winning every race you bet on?
You can monetize this strategy through Ebooks and tutorials on your research.
43.)How To Be Confident
Confidence is important in every aspect of our daily lives. You get more friends, partners, and opportunities with it.
Teaching this essential skill is big business
Monetize through workshops and Ebooks.
44.)How To Budget
Not so much making more money but making better use of the money you already have. Budgeting is hard and teaching this skill is a great way to improve people’s quality of life.
Monetize with courses and Ebooks
45.)How to speak French
A large niche because so many people want to visit the city of lights.
Monetize through books, courses, and membership sites.
46.)How to speak German
The same strategy as learning how to speak French
47.)How to Learn Guitar
The guitar is an instrument that’s still gaining popularity. A membership site is a great way to monetize this process and make a living at the same time.
48.)How to Play the Piano
The piano is an age old instrument that imparts prestige and sophistication to anyone that’s learned how to master it.
Just like with the Guitar, a membership site is the best way to monetize it.
This is a focused niche that’ll draw a lot of enthusiasts. You can tap into that because they think less about paying for products and more about the quality they’re getting.
You can monetize through physical products, tutorials, and Ebooks
Similar to Archery, hunting draws a really enthusiastic kind of audience. Evangelists if you will.
You can sell hunting gear, books, and tutorials to your audience to monetize your business Idea
Hypnosis has been purported to allow you to do some amazing things by programing your mind subconsciously. Teaching the skill through books, and courses is an effective way to monetize your talent.
Instead of setting up an insurance company which would probably be too expensive, you can set up a comparison site and earn an affiliate commission whenever someone buys as a result of your reviews.
Conversely, you can monetize through advertising and lead generation.
Teaching people who want to create amazing living spaces how to do it is a great way to monetize your talents.
You can use books and tutorials to get this business going.
I don’t know the allure of knitting, but there are some people in the world who absolutely love it and would pay for the newest techniques in either a book or a tutorial on the subject.
You can also invest in your own private label knitting products.
Making a yard pretty can cost thousands of dollars if you hire a professional.
DIY projects are all the rage, and a course teaching people how to do it write can be worth thousands to the right audience.
You can also monetize through physical products
Your basic lawn care tips delivered through an Ebook can also prove to be a lucrative niche as long as you position your products correctly.
57.)Learn To Dance
Dancing, something valued by every culture in the world but is hard as hell to do. I know I can’t dance to save my life.
If you could teach me to tango, I’d pay for your $47
58.)Learn To Sing
Singing is an incredibly life altering profession, just think about Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Luther Vandross to name a few.
Teach me to sing and you’ve found someone who is grateful forever.
Monetize through courses
This space is crowded and you’d have to really brand yourself appropriately, but it would still be super lucrative.
Monetize through courses, Ebooks, and physical products.
60.)Low Fat Recipes
Millions of people want to eat good and still be putting the right things in their body. You can merge pleasure with good habits by creating Ebooks and longer tutorial courses on nothing but amazing low fat recipes.
a niche market with some die hard enthusiasts.
You can monetize through courses, books, and physical products.
Nobody wants to lose a marriage, but more importantly, they want their marriage to be the best it can be.
One on one coaching, Ebooks, and courses are great ways to monetize this strategy.
Self-defense is a recurring theme because safety is one of our basic driving needs.
You can monetize through courses and Ebooks.
Knowing how to give a great massage is definitely a leg up in the dating world, but at the same time, it can be really useful for overall health.
Monetize through Ebooks and courses
In this frantic world, improving your memory can be the difference between getting it done and forgetting it ever existed.
Monetize through Ebooks.
Dealing with menopause can be a breeze for some women and a complete nightmare for others.
There are so many symptoms associated with it that it can be difficult for many women to deal.
Monetize through Ebooks and the Occasional course
Mental Health is something many of us take for granted while a smaller portion of the population knows the reality of poor mental health. The second group is the one you’re going to be helping
Monetize with Ebooks
Ah, The beauty of having children, nothing quite like it. Especially the first one.
There is never going to be an end to good parenting advice, especially the type that takes a completely new perspective.
Monetize through books.
We all want to achieve more in our lives but sometimes it can be a downright chore to get started or keep going.
That’s where your motivation can really level the playing field.
Monetize through Ebooks and courses.
Another one for the outdoorsy types. It can be great to target beginners and inform them through Ebooks and selling private label physical products.
Neurolinguistic programming was all the rage a few years ago, but still has a lot of potential to be lucrative.
Ebooks and courses on this subject can fetch a consistent stream of income for the entrepreneur willing to put in the research.
72.)Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
This disorder can be debilitating when it’s most severe and people afflicted, as well as family members, would appreciate being able to find lasting solutions
Monetize through Ebooks.
It’s not as easy as you may think to rear an infant all the way to adulthood, but millions of people take on the challenge every year.
Help them out with high quality Ebooks and courses.
There’s an almost endless market for teaching amateur photographers how to take better shots with their $300 cameras.
Monetize through courses Ebooks, and coaching
75) Photo Editing
Taking a great picture is only half the battle, editing that shot is the other half.
Photo editing courses and memberships are the best way to go.
Again, for the gamblers who love the concept of winning, but have no idea how to actually do it.
Can monetize through courses on poker strategies and Ebooks.
A hand made pot is one of the most amazing gifts you can ever buy for someone, imagine how special it would be if people were able to make it themselves.
Teach them how with Workshops and a membership site.
I’m obsessed with Psychology and it’s with Good reason, if you can teach someone how the human mind works and how to use that to their advantage then you’ve given them a gift that keeps on giving.
Monetize through Books, courses, and a membership.
You can repurpose public domain works and even change the titles as long as you add 20% more content. Make a 100 page book 120 pages and you have repurposed content.
An interesting, lucrative, and time consuming pastime. Teach people how to quilt and make money through what they’ve created.
Monetize through courses and memberships.
People love to scrapbook these days and I have no Idea why (haha, that was wrong of me, but seriously, people love it).
Teach them how with Ebooks, tutorials, and memberships
It’s not easy being a single parent and nobody sets out for that as their life goal. Things happen and put many capable individuals in this less than ideal situation.
Give them a helping hand with high quality Ebooks, tutorials, and memberships
This is a great one, millions of smokers around the world are looking for a support group and proven strategies on how to quit smoking for good.
Monetize through Ebooks and courses.
For those that want to learn how to swim but can’t afford a private tutor, an online course is the next best thing.
Since we only have 23 hours and 56 minutes in each day, making the best use of that time is critical.
Help your fellow man achieve more in his life with proven time management skills.
Helping people have thousands of dollars by teaching them to plan their own wedding or teaching people to become professional wedding planners.
Monetize through Ebooks and courses
Public speaking is becoming a more and more important life skill to have, not only are we expected to be excellent communicators, we’re expected to be able to stand in front of crowds and wow them.
Monetize through Ebooks and courses.
You can never be too thin or too beautiful. Weight loss is an important piece to that puzzle.
Books, courses, memberships, and physical products are all fair game.
Thought I would leave this one out? This is one of the ultimate evergreen niches. The thing is, you need to niche down enough to differentiate yourself from the competition.
Monetize through Ebooks and courses
Lucrative hobby niche that can attract very enthusiastic fans. Make sure you can provide real value because many of your audience members will already be experts.
Monetize through courses and Ebooks
Yoga is catching on but is still primarily for women. You can take it to the next level by making it cool for guys again.
Monetize through memberships and Ebooks.
There are countless online business ideas for you to try in in 2016 and beyond.
What you choose is not nearly as important as staying focused, committed, and consistent in what you’re doing.
Let me know about anything I missed or you’d like to add in the comments.