5 SMART Business Investments to Make This Year

By David S. Chang

If you’ve recently come into some money, you’ll need to carefully research your options to ensure you’re getting the best return on your investment. Perhaps you just want to maximize interest, or maybe you’re looking for a smart new business venture. Whatever the size of your investment sum, here are some ideas to help you make the most of your money.

  1. Invest in an affiliate marketing website. Affiliate marketing may not be something that interests you, but it does provide a passive income model that’s ideal for those who already have a business website. If you don’t already own a website, starting one requires minimal financial investment. However, you will want to outsource your SEO (search engine optimization) and pay a good web designer to maximize your traffic. You will need to write and publish regular content on your site. Once your website is up and running, your goal is to contact companies and offer to advertise their products. You’ll make a commission based on the number of page views you get, which means making money while you sleep.
  2. Invest in a mobile app. If you have a little money and a great idea, you may want to create a mobile app. Tapping into the app economy could get you an impressive return on investment and secure a passive income stream for years to come. You don’t need to worry if you know nothing about coding and app development. You can hire a professional developer to put your ideas together and sell the application online.
  3. Invest in a small business. Another great way to generate passive income is to invest in a small business in return for a share of the profits. This is often known as “angel investing.” You’ll want to do your research and seek the advice of a financial advisor before becoming an investor, but if you find the right start-up, you stand to see sizeable returns.
  4. Invest in a law practice. If you have experience working as a lawyer, you may have envisioned stepping out on your own and starting a new firm. Operating your own legal practice is a way to put your stamp on the services you provide and build a profitable business – either by yourself or with other partners. If you’re looking for opportunities to buy an attorney firm, Lawbiz can help. They provide professional lawyer coaching, as well as advice on how to increase revenue and reduce workplace stress.
  5. Invest in rental properties. The rental market is booming right now, so investing in property is a great way to ensure monthly income. If you don’t want the work of managing a property, you can hire a property manager to vet tenants, take care of the property and collect rent payments. Be sure to check out the best areas to buy properties to let based on rent prices and demand. Investing your money is a smart way to ensure it gets spent wisely so you can enjoy the returns. Not only are you securing the best possible deal for your finances, but you’re also protecting your future by investing in new business opportunities.

David S. Chang

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Wealth Manager and CEO | Chief Editor, Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant ArtofThinkingSmart.com | Political Consultant | Army Officer National Guard | Living To Fulfill Needs, Solve Problems, and Live Passionately!

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