All around the world, financial markets are in the red and many businesses are struggling through this tough economic downturn. For many people, these are difficult times but some are finding ways to succeed by tailoring their websites to meet demand.

Savvy entrepreneurs with online businesses have found ways to tap into unforeseen market opportunities with great success. Here are a few online businesses that are still doing well at the moment without exploiting the situation.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing involves selling products via your website and requires a website with a decent amount of traffic. These days more and more people are working from home, meaning more people are online which should equate to increased traffic.

Unfortunately, during economic downturns, people are less likely to spend money so even affiliate marketing has taken a hit. However, certain areas of the Internet like media are highly lucrative right now.

For those with a bit of extra cash, buying out a struggling media website now could pay off in the long run as the economy recovers. It’s also a good idea to focus your marketing on items that people might need at the moment, like home gym equipment.


Blogs are seeing a resurgence at the moment as people find new topics to discuss and home workers are spending more time online. Tailoring your blog to current events, financial markets, or health and fitness could drive new traffic your way.

Most think that travel blogs would be taking a hit at the moment but in some cases the opposite is true. Many people are using this time to plan future trips or simply do some ‘armchair tourism’. A decent blog with good daily traffic can bring in extra revenue through advertising.

Casino Review Sites

With Las Vegas and other gambling hotspots in temporary closure, online gambling is seeing a boost in visitor numbers. However, you don’t need to acquire a casino license to serve this booming industry. People need to get reliable information before diving into the wild west world of online gambling and it’s a good thing they do.

There is a wealth of independent casino review websites out there offering advice about the highest payout online casino sites. When packed with trustworthy and up-to-date information, a decent review website can be very popular.

Digital Education

Online education has grown in leaps and bounds over the past decade, with many potential students these days looking online first. The ease and availability, not to mention highly reduced tuition fees, make online education very attractive.

You don’t need to run a university though to benefit from teaching others online. Websites like Teachable and Udemy allow anybody with a skill to create and market their own personal educational course.

Online Fitness

Nothing will stop disciples of yoga from staying toned, flexible, and calm. With many students unable to attend their daily yoga classes, online yoga has exploded in popularity. Whether your a trainer, website owner, instructor, or simply have some advice to offer  – there are many people who want your services.

Personal trainers, yoga instructors, and gym gurus can make use of this opportunity to get online and teach the world everything they know while keeping people healthy.