Infopreneurs are business owners who make money by selling information. Of course, information can come in many different forms. So there are plenty of different business ideas out there for those who want to make a living by selling their expertise. Here are 50 different business ideas for infopreneurs.
Business Ideas for Infopreneurs
If you want to share information, writing a book can be a great way to pack a lot into a single product.
But you don’t have to go through a traditional publisher anymore. You can easily publish your own books online now and sell them as ebooks.
You can also start your own blog on a subject where you have a lot of expertise.
Or you can start a blog in a very specific niche and share information and commentary about just that specific subject.
If you’re well known in a specific niche or industry, you can also earn an income by offering your services as a guest blogger for other sites.
Podcasting is a great way to share information and expertise in an audio format.
Or you can share your expertise with subscribers via an email newsletter.
Whether you have a blog, podcast, newsletter or other online venue, you can build a business by working with brands as an affiliate marketer that drives traffic to related websites.
You can also create your own YouTube channel or online videos where you share information and make money via advertising.
If you prefer to share your expertise in person, you can make public speaking appearances at relevant events.
Niche Website Operator
You can also start a website in a specific niche and share information in formats other than traditional blog posts or podcasts.
Membership Site Owner
Or you can build a website and charge a membership fee for those who want to access specific parts of the site or receive other benefits like bonus content via email.
Social Media Influencer
You can also share your expertise or information via social media and build up your reputation as a social media influencer.
Social Media Manager
Though it’s also a service-based business, you can share your expertise through those services by working with businesses to manage their social media accounts.
Online Course Creator
For those who want to teach a specific skill or craft, you can create your own online courses and sell them to relevant customers.
Or you can create workbooks, worksheets or other informational downloads and sell them via a blog or website.
How-to Guide Creator
How-to guides can be another great way to share specific pieces of information. You can create your own and then sell them online or even make hard copies.
Traditional print publications might not be as popular as they used to be. But you can still create your own magazines or similar publications and sell them to consumers.
Likewise, you can create a local or niche newspaper to sell information to consumers.
Freelancing is another great way to sell your expertise in a specific subject. You can write for other websites or publications as a way to earn an income.
Or you could create articles or blog posts and sell them to websites for them to publish under their own names.
Copywriters can specialize in a variety of different content formats. You can build your own business writing anything from advertisements to product descriptions.
Or you could work with clients on a more personal level as a coach in a specific field or niche, either in person or online.
Consultants are similar to coaches, but can help people or businesses deal with more specific issues.
If you want to build an info business online, you can create an online forum where you and members of your community can share information.
Or you can start a community based business either in person or online and make money through events or membership.
Directory Site Operator
You can also create a website specifically to list a specific type of information. You can then charge businesses or individuals to be listed on your site.
Industry Thought Leader
If you’re able to build expertise in a specific industry, you can come to be known as a thought leader and earn an income through anything from training sessions to speaking engagements.
There are a variety of different printable products you can sell online through downloads, from in-depth guides to simple informational posters.
Webinars are quick online informational events where you can share your expertise with a wide audience over video.
Or you could host in-person workshops and charge an admission fee to interested consumers.
If you want to share your expertise on a one-on-one level, you can start a business as a tutor specializing in a particular subject.
Or you can start a larger class teaching anything from dance to SAT-prep.
If you want to share information via conferences or events, you can start your own and then make sure you have great speakers and info for your attendees.
Mobile App Seller
Mobile apps can also help you share information with mobile consumers. You can develop your own and then sell it or make money via in-app purchases or ads.
If you’re knowledgeable about finances, you can serve as an advisor for individuals or businesses to share your expertise in exchange for a fee.
You can also sell information in the form of research on specific subjects requested by your clients.
Editors might not always share their own personal expertise in their work. But they can add helpful insights for writers in a variety of different formats.
If you work in an industry that requires a specific form of training, you can build a business by offering that specific training to businesses that want to outsource that part of their business.
You can also collect information from various sources and create your own e-library as a way to make finding information easier for people.
Business Plan Service Operator
For business experts, you can offer your services as a business plan writer or consultant as a way to share your expertise with new entrepreneurs.
Marketing Service Operator
You can also provide content marketing and other marketing informational products or services to businesses.
Press Release Service Operator
Or you can provide a service where you write press releases for businesses to share their information with media outlets and more.
You can also create brochures and other smaller form informational content for business clients.
Direct Mail Creator
Or you could start a service where you write or create direct mail campaigns to share information about businesses or causes.
If you know more than one language, you can also help to translate informational documents and other materials.
Short Story Writer
Writers who don’t want to write full length books or short blog posts could also potentially build a business by writing and selling short stories.
For fitness minded entrepreneurs who want to share expertise with individual clients, personal training can be a great business idea.
Or you could hold larger classes where you share your expertise with multiple people at once.
Meal Planning Service Provider
If your expertise lies more in the realm of dieting, you can also create and sell meal plans for clients who need help coming up with a personalized plan.
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It’s amazing how far this as come. Where we are. The tech side of business is amazing. I am a small business owner, not really as tech savvy as I should be but trying to learn. I want to utilize it to help grow. Been reading Robert Tercek’s book Vaporized, roberttercek.com is his site for his info. He covers all those aspects and it’s been a huge help to me!
The key here is that you have a skill that can be taught and there is an audience who will pay to learn. If you can find that you’re good to go. Lots of opportunities.
Absolutely! Lots of different ways to share info
I was just commenting on your other post about infopreneurs when I saw this. This means that there are now plenty of ways for writers to make extra money.