3 online businesses you can start as a newbie in Ghana

Making money online has been the norm these days since it’s difficult to come by a well-paying brick and mortar job. With the evolution of the modern internet, many jobs have been created online.

A lot of people are making six-figure incomes from the internet.  Today many are quitting their Well Paying 9 to 5 Jobs to start the DotCom Job simple because there is more cash to be made on the internet than the regular 9 to 5 jobs.

Gone are the days where you need to struggle to look for a job after your first degree. Today people with a master degree are putting down those cert’s to start an online business.

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But unfortunately, in Ghana, our young graduates still depend on their certificate for jobs which are hard to even come by.

Today, there are close to million graduates looking for the government to employ them after their first degree forgetting that the government alone cannot employ all at a go.

Even if you get employ by the government you will only work the whole of your working lifespan and never be satisfied simply because you will not have the freedom to work the way you want.

As a young graduate, there are a lot of ways to make your life better without depending on the government for employment.

The internet is full of opportunities that you can tap and better your life after your first degree. The internet job will give you the freedom you want and live a happy life forever because you will work under the comfort of your own home.

You don’t have to worry about anyone giving you instructions of what do. But this will be possible only if you can establish yourself well on the DotCom Space.

If you are here, it means you are unemployed, and you need something to do to better your life or maybe you are gainfully employed but you are not happy at the workplace, and you are looking for an alternative way to make your life better without depending on someone’s work.

Whichever be the case, worry not because in this post I’m going to highlight the three Ways You Can Establish Your Online Business even if you are a beginner with the online making money stuff.

But before I dive straight to the main points, I will like to tell you a small thing about my journey to the making money online business, and how I was able to get through and start to make some decent amount of cash on the internet.

My name is Iddrisu Sadik Debabs (A.K.A Smart Hustler). A young, passionate internet marketer, blogger, YouTuber, and a Dropshipper. I got exposure to the internet in the year 2007, at that time I didn’t know much about the internet and the opportunities it got to offer to its users.

I only got much interested in the internet at the tail end of 2011 that was after my senior high school exams.

As a young man, 19 years old, after my WASSCE exams, I was looking for a part-time job that can earn me something before our WASSCE results are in.

I searched for jobs and but was not successful. Then one day, I was surfing the internet, and I came across an article with the title how to make money online. Immediately I clicked on the article, and then I found myself on the articles page.

On that page, the writer listed almost 12 ways to make money online and one among them was blogging. As a young graduate from the senior high school, I realized among all the points listed in the article, blogging was the simplest and best I could do at that time. So I search on Google “how to start a blog.”

Bunch of articles came, and I went through most of them and had more insight on the topic.

Soon, I started my first blog.  I was blogging on blogspot.com which is a free blogging platform offered by Google. I was using this free blogging platform to blog until the end of 2013 when I had money and purchased my self-hosted a blog on WordPress.

To cut the story short, blogging was the first thing I started before I got to know other ways to make money on the internet, and today I must say the internet has helped me a lot.

I make passive income through the internet and in this post I’m going to show you three of my best ways of making money online. These are easiest to do methods that even a beginner can start and make some decent amount from the internet.

Alright, guys, I know all the stuff about me was not necessary for this topic, but I think it is because I wanted to let you know that everything is possible since I started as a newbie and was able to find my way through.

So if you are here and you’ve never made a single dollar from the internet, then, just know that you can make your first dollar from today after reading this article….

I may sound like everything is easy, but I’ll like to let you know that, in actual sense, you need to put in some effort before you can make a successful internet business.

Alright, as I said earlier, the internet is full of new opportunities you can take advantage and make money from, so without wasting much time let me introduce to you the three best ways to make money online even if you are a newbie:

  1. Creating a YouTube channel
  2. Operating a dropshipping store
  3. Affiliate marketing

Let’s dive deep in the articles and see how you can make money using these three methods.

Creating a YouTube Channel

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world and also the leading video sharing platform.

YouTube is one of the platforms that you can make a lot of cash from but only if you know how to use the platform.

Many of us go to YouTube to watch trending videos and latest movies not knowing we are making the video creators rich at the expense of our pocket.

YouTube is a money-making platform for most of the video creators and other video marketers. It vomits thousands of dollars every month for most people.

I know a friend who is making a six-figure income from YouTube just by creating videos and uploading them on his channel. Myself, I make a lot of cash from the YouTube platform because I have my videos there.

As a newbie to the YouTube platform, there are many things you will need to know before you can get success on the YouTube platform.

You can make a living on the platform but only if you know the dos and don’ts of the platform. I started my first YouTube channel in the year 2014, at that time YouTube was at its growth stage so because of that the rules and regulations on the platform were not all that strong.

You can begin to make money from your channel the very day you created that channel. But that’s not the case today. Before you can start to make some cash from your channel, you will need to meet the requirement set out by YouTube.

In February 2018, YouTube came out with a new requirement that before you can monetize your channel, you will need 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hour.

This new requirement has been a headache for most video creators. Many gave up on their YouTube ambition because they can’t meet the new requirement.

If you are just starting on YouTube platform, you may feel you cannot also meet the requirement but let me tell you this, it is possible, you can reach the target within few months if you have the right guide. All you need to do is to start, be dedicated to the process and you shall meet the requirement and begin to monetize your channel. If you want to learn more about the YouTube platform you can contact me; details provided at the end of this article.

 Affiliate marketing

Have you ever help someone to sell his or her product for a small commission? If yes, then you are already into affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you sell peoples product or service for a commission. There are different ways you can do this kind of business.

You can be an affiliate to a local business within your vicinity, or you can sign up for an online affiliate program and begin to make money at your own home office.

Today, hundreds if not thousands are making some decent amount of money from the affiliate marketing. This is one of the best ways to make money online today since it does not involve much.

As an affiliate, your job is only to send traffic to the product page and get people to purchase the product. When you sign up for an affiliate programme, you are given all the information you will need in other to effectively promote that product for sale.

There are many affiliate networks you can sign up today and make money from but what I use and will recommend for a newbie is Clickbank, CJ, ShareASale and jvzoo.

You can go and signup for an account on any of the websites above and begin to promote a product of your choice for a commission. I have made some decent amount of cash from the affiliate marketing business, and you too can do.

All that you need is to do more research on the topic and have much understanding of the program, and then you will start to see the results and make the cash you want.


E-commerce is the fastest growing business today. Many of the brick and mortar stores are now shifting their offline stores to an online store. With the advancement in technology, people now feel comfortable to enter their credit card details on the internet to purchase goods.

Big brands such as Amazon, eBay, and Aliexpress are the topmost e-commerce websites today in the world. These websites serve as the warehouse to most of the product wholesalers and retailers.

They offer a platform for anyone to sell their products. With the help of these big brands, a new business opportunity was created in this field, and this business is what we call dropshipping.

Dropshipping is a new business concept in the e-commerce space that allows an individual to serve as a third party between a wholesaler and a customer.

With dropshipping business, the dropshipper does not own the product that he or she is selling but rather source the product from a third party website and sell the product to a customer at a margin.

Many entrepreneurs in the world now operate drop shipping, and people are making a living by operating this kind of business.

The dropshipping business operates this way. A dropshipper, that’s the third party, goes to a wholesalers store (Aliexpress) picks a product of his choice, then this third party places the product on his store or another wholesale store (Amazon or eBay)  at a retail price.

Once a customer comes to the store and purchases the product at the retail price, the third party will then goes to the original seller of that product and purchase the product at a wholesale price using his customer’s details.

So in the end, the original seller of the product will end up shipping the product to the retailer’s customer in the name of the retailer’s store. As a dropshipper, you may end up not seeing the product. You only sell the product at a profit margin.

There are different ways of operating a dropshipping business. But the two most popular ones are:

  1. creating your dropshipping store using Shopify or woo commerce
  2. Listing your dropshipping products on eBay or Amazon.

The whole dropshipping idea started with Amazon FBA and eBay product listing. But with the advancement in the dropshipping business, people have turned to like the idea of creating their dropshipping store because it gives them the freedom to operate with no limitation.

We will not go to look at how to create a dropshipping store here, because that will be a whole lot topic on its own, so, for now, that’s all that you need to know about dropshipping

Alright, friends, this is where we come to the end of this post. If you are much serious about starting an online business in 2019, then try and read more on any of the above-mentioned points.

I have a whole course on how to create a successful YouTube channel and make money from it. Also I can help you start your own dropshipping business in Ghana and make passive income from it.

If you want to get your hands on this course or want to know much about dropshipping and affiliate marketing, then you can do so by contacting me or any of the admin through the details below.

Thank you for spending your time to read this 2000 plus word article and good luck in your journey to starting an online business.

The above publication is a guest post by Iddrisu Sadik Debabs. If you need any assistance with the above, call him directly via 0540589113.


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