2014: What's gonna be THE hottest online business model?

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What do you think is going to be the hottest online business model for 2014?
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  • Profile picture of the author John J M
    I think it's going to be a similar year as last year. More and more people are getting online, which means more and more competition. While everyone would like to do something they love and make money with it, I think the best bet is to put your own spin on something that has already been proven to work.

    Then, at some point, use that money to invest in something that you're more passionate about.

    This is a really open-ended question, so I gave an open-ended response.
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    • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
      Originally Posted by John J Rivers View Post

      More and more people are getting online, which means more and more competition, and more and more customers.
      Fixed that for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
      Originally Posted by John J Rivers View Post

      I think it's going to be a similar year as last year. More and more people are getting online, which means more and more competition. While everyone would like to do something they love and make money with it, I think the best bet is to put your own spin on something that has already been proven to work.

      Then, at some point, use that money to invest in something that you're more passionate about.

      This is a really open-ended question, so I gave an open-ended response.
      I don't really see more people getting into IM as competition, because most people won't stick with it for the long run. I mean, how many people have been around since 2006 (whenever I first started), 2008 (when I took a break), or even 2011 (whenever I got back into it)?
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  • Profile picture of the author bobson8788
    I think one of the best online business models right now and 2014 and beyond is "Affiliate Marketing" what's better than that?
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnTheJock
      Originally Posted by bobson8788 View Post

      I think one of the best online business models right now and 2014 and beyond is "Affiliate Marketing" what's better than that?
      Yep, no hassle .... just money
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  • Profile picture of the author XYZcontent
    I personally think it will mostly stay similar to this year, although there will be a rise in smartphone usage to access the internet, thus causing higher demand for websites than have an adapted design for mobile users.
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    • Profile picture of the author digitalproducts
      Originally Posted by XYZcontent View Post

      I personally think it will mostly stay similar to this year, although there will be a rise in smartphone usage to access the internet, thus causing higher demand for websites than have an adapted design for mobile users.
      100% true. All sites on mobile will have more traffic, more sales and more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
    Originally Posted by marketingrep4u View Post

    What do you think is going to be the hottest online business model for 2014?
    Stop chasing the "next big thing" and IMPLEMENT what works!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Porn sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ripster
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      Porn sites.
      I laughed after reading this but this is probably true. I have yet to get into the porn industry for internet marketing related business but I am hella sure that it is very profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author trustedmarketer
    Ecommerce - Expected to explode with the huge demand by online consumers
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    • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
      Originally Posted by trustedmarketer View Post

      Ecommerce - Expected to explode with the huge demand by online consumers
      You might be onto something here. Ecommerce may finally take off in 2014.
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by DubDubDubDot View Post

        You might be onto something here. Ecommerce may finally take off in 2014.
        hahaha funny right? well REALLY, looking at the projected numbers of percentage of growth.... this segment is going to be huge. We are talking somewhere in the neighborhood of 50% more than last year. That is a huge jump in an already huge segment. So yes I understand the sarcasm, however REALLY E-commerce is the place to be
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    • Profile picture of the author claw22
      Originally Posted by trustedmarketer View Post

      Ecommerce - Expected to explode with the huge demand by online consumers
      This, i think ecommerce will like you said 'Explode', huge demand for it because more and more people are buying through internet these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author parvezjasani
    Originally Posted by AllanJames View Post


    SMS and Mobile are on the rise (99% open immediately on their mobile devices and respond).
    Yes App marketing will hottest working model of 2015 .The apps market is growing so fast and it has good earning potential also
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  • Profile picture of the author garyt
    Mobile marketing could be hot. SMS autoresponders, anyone?
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Whats gonna be hot is a niche that you actually put the time and effort into making it a success.
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  • Originally Posted by marketingrep4u View Post

    Hottest online business model for 2014?
    Offering solutions to an audience in pain and/or desire.

    Pretty much what's been the hottest business model since... well, since always.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Models are already well established, what everyone needs to find is what model works best for THEM. You can spend years trying to work someone else's model - watch them succeed wildly and still not be able to come close because what works for them doesn't necessarily match your skills, knowledge, interest and passion.

    Dig into the various business models (affiliate marketing, information marketing, services, consulting/coaching, membership sites, product licensing, content production, etc...) and find out what really turns your crank and that others find valuable...that's the model that will work for you in 2014.

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    same as its been for hundres of years, putting the right offer, in front of tbe right people at the right time
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  • Profile picture of the author Charmcontent
    Originally Posted by marketingrep4u View Post

    What do you think is going to be the hottest online business model for 2014?
    The best business model has always been creating your own products. Just look around, who he the richest persons on the internet- affiliate marketers or product owners?

    I know product owners double as affiliates, but in the long run, they make more money from their own products through their own traffic and that from their army of affiliates or leveraged affiliates.

    So, if you want to make it big in 2014, start thinking of creating your own products, recruiting affiliates and building a list. Those are the only biggest three secrets
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Considering the HIGH LIKELIHOOD there will be a GLOBAL stock market MELTDOWN in 2014, I would suggest more DEFENSIVE sales strategies and business models. Also, focus on more basic needs. Low cost and easy terms would help as well. Like with any MARKET CRASH, 2014 would be a year of many opportunities. Many great fortunes are made when everyone is panicking and running for the exits. Remember that.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    I have no idea what will happen. But I keep hearing on the news everyday how people are losing their health care and jobs, and how the economy doesn't seem to be getting any better, and it makes me scared.

    Because I left the work force 3 years ago and I am free from struggling paycheck to paycheck just to make a living. I hear stories about people who've gone on 60 job interviews, and wound up settling for a min wage job where they make $325/week. And I think "jesus christ, I have 1 youtube that makes that much a week and I haven't even touched it in months".

    One side of me is happy I found marketing. Another side of me is worried about the side effects of a real economic melt down. Because if any shit goes down, and more and more people lose their jobs, or the economy gets worse.... thats inevitably going to have an effect on marketers banks as well. Every person who loses a job is one less person who can remodel their home through one of my lead gen sites (where I get a commission), or buy a clickbank product through one of my YT videos.

    So as far as 2014 goes, I don't really give a shit about new trends or whats "hot". All I care about is that the economy doesn't crash. Because if that happens, its going to effect everybody. Whether you're a cashier, marketer, entrepreneur, we need a stronger economy. Because that will mean more jobs, more people working for the man, and more people buying useless shit they don't need that I can make a commission on.

    The US has seemed "frozen" for a long time now. Its a very weird time in America if you ask me. Noone seems to be really sure about anything. Like we're trying to do everything possible to avoid a severe depression. But when you look at how much debt we're in, how much we're spending vs how much we're producing, how impeccably stupid Obama is, it would make any smart economist paranoid.

    -Red
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  • Profile picture of the author Wolster
    The same question has been asked every year since marketing began way back with the caveman.

    The answer has more or less always been the same (unless you built Google or Facebook), find your hungry crowd and there is your model.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinebizgiant
    I think 2014 will be almost same like 2013 in terms of marketing. As long as you know how to serve a starving crowd to solve their problems, you will keep making money for years to come.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Same as always. Find a problem and create a solution for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    same as back in 1821, build a list of clients, and offer them value, then offer them something.

    Why do people look for everything new each year, off on search of that shiney new object, that just derails them from what they should be doing, traffic, optin pages, offers, products etc.

    This is how I make over $10k per month, and its not hard, or complex at all. Tis always as complex as you make it.

    Anyone who performs listbuilding properly will know and understand its how the big money is made online!; By building one of the best assets you can know and OWN, a LIST! plain and simple.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      "The more things change, the more they stay the same"

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    • Profile picture of the author beasty513
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      same as back in 1821, build a list of clients, and offer them value, then offer them something.

      Why do people look for everything new each year, off on search of that shiney new object, that just derails them from what they should be doing, traffic, optin pages, offers, products etc.

      This is how I make over $10k per month, and its not hard, or complex at all. Tis always as complex as you make it.

      Anyone who performs listbuilding properly will know and understand its how the big money is made online!; By building one of the best assets you can know and OWN, a LIST! plain and simple.
      I agree strongly.

      Sticks to the basics and you'll see success.

      There is no magic method.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    Wewanalay is going to be awesomely big in 2014... They are taking advantage of the shift to tablet and mobile from PC and the new wave of people learning to actually spend money on their mobiles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    Normally at this point, I'd reveal a mind opening answer. Instead I'm quietly putting it into an easy to follow report for all to semeth

    Here's a hint: none of the methods mentioned above were even business models, they're monetization methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    This thread: where yesterday is tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel J
    As others said- e-commerce. I've been making a 6 figure (profit) income with this for 3 years in a row. It does not seem that real people buying real products will ever go out of style. With so many NEW products coming out faster than EVER, the opportunity is still HUGE!
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    It's funny, I just created a thread about this kinda. I think its going to be lead generation.
    Heres the thread I created instead of me typing all over again.
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...usinesses.html
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    Anything that makes you money is ever green hottest...
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  • my vote is direct response marketing, I dare anyone beat that one.
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  • Profile picture of the author fallingdown101
    helping People with their Needs, pain and Problems... product creation is one of the best methods to earn lots of Money if you are good at it and have the right Marketing skills....it Comes all down to Marketing...

    i can recommend the book " the millionaire fastlane " from mj de Marco..... great book !!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Buy Low, Sell High

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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
    In all honesty, just do what's been working for years

    Step 1: Build a List and Monetize your list
    Step 2: ?
    Step 3: Profit

    :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Raimundas M
    SMS autoresponders, mobile traffic monetization.

    There are so much mobile traffic out there, that marketers don't know what to do with it yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrumpiaTim
    SMS Mobile Marketing + Marketing Automation should both continue to grow very fast in 2014.
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  • Profile picture of the author aStep2Success
    I started an online home based business over 6 years ago and I am loving it.
    I spend 4-5 hours per day doing the activities required in order to make profits in excess of 6 figures.
    There are many opportunities available. Decide which one you are passionate about and stick with it. No matter what!!
    I see so many people invest into a business and QUIT after 1 week, 1 month or 1 year.
    Any business takes time to build momentum.
    One MUST put in their own effort for the business to produce results. No Business will produce without effort!
    So many people say "It didn't work for me" When they should be saying "I was slack and did not put the effort in" Take responsibility..
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  • Profile picture of the author IMGem
    Best Business always been and alway will be to add Value in others life by help them achieving what they want. Money lies in helping others solving their problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author koubain
    I think local marketing and ecommerce
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    Bitcoin is going to hit it big i.m.h.o.
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