What if I told you that there are new business ideas you can succeed in simply because you have an active social media page? What if I told you that you can get paid just for doing the same thing you love doing: social media?

We’re all guilty of spending too much time on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, Stumbleupon, Pinterest, Googleplus, or even Periscope. You don’t need to have that crowd on your social media pages for nothing. Yes, your active social media handles can actually rake in more money for you than you can imagine.

Social media has a lot of positive sides to it. It has helped some people to become media commentators, and some have gone on from being common men to popular celebrities with mass follower-ship.

Facebook for instance, is the biggest social network on the Web, both in terms of name recognition and the total number of users. With more than 2.4 billion active users, Facebook is a great medium for connecting people from all over the world with your business.

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Twitter has more than 320 million active users worldwide. It is one of the top 10 websites in the according to alexa ranking. Instagram, which Facebook owns, has more than 400 million active users, many of whom post about food, art, travel, fashion and similar subjects. Tumblr currently hosts more than 200 million blogs, and the majority of these blogs are run by young people (half of Tumblr’s visitor base is under age 25).

There is still Pinterest, Whatsapp, LinkedIn, Tiktok, Snapchat and other engaging social media platforms which are equally good tools in driving your business. Can you see what I see?

Having an active social media page and having a lot of followers simply means you have a lot of opportunities if you just knew what to do.

Below are 11 lucrative business ideas for you to explore if you have a very active social media page:

1. Blogging

Your active social media presence would drive the necessary traffic to your blog and increase your chances of earning. Tens of thousands of bloggers are creating content on topics as diverse as cooking, travel, film, lifestyle, and more are launching self-employed careers. All thanks to a combination of blog subscribers, affiliate marketing, freelance writing, sponsorships, and other revenue streams.

2. Web Design

Web designers are incredibly valuable around these times when people are creating websites to drive and grow their startups or build their company profile.

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Web design is all about mastering the art of creating a beautiful, value-driven experience for the people using a website or app. There are always new websites popping up in need of professional web design. And you will never look for job, once you have an active social media page.

3. Google Paid Ad Specialist

If you know a thing or two about paid internet marketing and you are comfortable with Google, a great way to make some extra income on the side is to manage a company’s Google Ad Campaigns.

Gradually, you will start bringing on more clients as your consulting business grows.

4. Commission based Sales

If you have massive followers on your social media handles and you have a knack for connecting with people and the willingness to take on some risk, a commission-based freelance sales role could be a great fit for you.

Many startups seek part-time and commission-only salespeople, especially when they’re just getting started. Sell for nothing but commission and negotiate yourself a good chunk of equity, and you could profit big time if (when) the startup succeeds.

5. Online Coaching

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If you are very excellent or have something you are skilled at and very passionate about, you can turn that winning combination into offering your services with one-on-one online coaching. A lot of people on the internet are looking for solutions on how to pass their professional exams for instance. Some need a life coach to fight depression and other life problems. This is another cool way of making money online. And if you have a massive social media following, you should explore it too.

6. Vlogging

Video blogging has become the rave of the moment where people share lifestyle tips, special moments, fun activities etc and drive it through their interactive social media page. They get a lot of positive feedbacks and even endorsement by corporate giants. Some have become vloggers for corporate establishments. To do this, the first step is to get a You Tube subscription.

7. Affiliate Sales and Marketing

If you already have a website or Facebook page that’s driving in targeted traffic, a great way to make passive income from the content you’re already creating is through affiliate marketing. Clickbank, Skimlinks, are great affiliate marketing tools. Each time someone clicks on an item from your page or website and makes a purchase, you get paid for it.


8. Standardized Tests Tutor

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If you have a knack for standardized tests and had no trouble acing the SAT, ACT or other college exams, why not start tutoring high schoolers on the side? Parents of all economic backgrounds are more than willing to cough out upwards of $100 per hour to the right tutor, if it means their son or daughter will get admitted to the college or university of their choice.

9. Social Media Manager

You can help many companies to run their social media campaigns or manage their social media handles. The fact that you already have a large number of people following you makes you very attractive because it means you already have a voice.

Lots of companies, especially startups or those in retail or travel, have heavy social media presence and are constantly in need of people to help build their brands online.

10.  Online Courses

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If you’re an expert at something, or you are simply a good writer, there’s likely an audience of people online who would be willing to pay to become an expert in your field, just like you. I have a friend who recently started an online writing class for aspiring writers. She charges up to $100 per student. She organizes classes in batches, demand has even exceeded expectation and she is getting paid for it.

11. Online News Correspondent

You don’t need to have a degree in English language or journalism to be a reporter these days. And there are many news websites that can always use a bit of help on getting local coverage. Some of them, such as The Examiner or HuffPost, will compensate contributors based on ad revenue generated per article written – a great way to make good money while doing what you love.

So next time you are on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, remember how you can become an entrepreneur.

Put your active social media page to good use.