Cutting the long story short, today i will share/recall some of Professional options for you to setup your own venture online. (though one must have little Capital or Credit to invest into).
1. Setting up your own Web 2.0 / Full Featured Website
Setting up your own full featured web 2.0 website will obviously require, some basic php/mysql know how, and obviously some capital (money) to invest into getting your Website Template+Script engine programmed by a professional programmer.
Either you can get it programmed by a professional Freelance programmer at http://freelancer.com or find cheap Scripts at http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=116
Once you are setup, all you need to give your website with ample updates and unique content, and with time you will get listed into SEO (provided if your script is SEO optimized) so make sure your programmer makes sure if the script is well optimized.
After being setup with your New website, all you need to do is to join, Google Adsense or any other good Ad-Network to earn revenues out of your valuable work.
2. Setting up your own Mobile Website (targeted for mobile browsers).
Setting up Mobile Website is also becoming increasingly popular amongst, Web developers due to increasing popularity of Mobile Phones (that do not support full featured websites). Though setting up mobile website requires a bit of different working environment, and bit different Script. If you want to setup your own Mobile Website, than a good option is to use WORDPRESS and choose a Theme specially optimized for Mobile Phones. You can purchase mobile optimized themes for wordpress from: http://scripter.mobi/products/
You can look for more mobile scripts at: http://mobility.mobi/forumdisplay.php?85-Mobile-Scripts-Templates-Turnkeys-For-Sale
Once you are setup with your mobile site, you can earn money by joining a Mobile Ad-Network. I would recommend Adiquity: http://adiquity.com/
Once you join a publisher, you need to place the ad-code on your mobile site, and you are ready to go earning revenues.
3. Develop and utilize power of Social web & develop Applications for Facebook, Google Plus+ etc.
You might have noticed, and even seen lots and lots of facebook apps, and virtual games and quizzes pass by your way almost everyday. Once you join a Facebook App or any game or quiz, you instantly become a value able part of revenue generation scheme of the App developer. The more members an App gets, the more money he/she makes. So, its another direction you can choose. All you need to do is some ‘googling’ and you can get started becoming a Social App Developer.
4. Develop apps for Windows phone 7, OVI or Android.
Again if you are interested in developing apps for Mobile Phone platforms, like WindowsPhone or Android or even iPhone’s iOS, than you must be aware that, developers not only earn money by selling Apps, but instead they are now giving out their apps for FREE, and instead earn money by publishing Advertisements via their Free Mobile Applications or games. So in short, this could be another option for you to startup some new business, as a pro-developer.
5. Setup your own hosting business
Hosting business have been ever on rise since last 2 decades. Terabytes of data is uploaded each day, and tonnes of website go live everyday, thus Hosting Business is always very good and healthy to setup from business point of view.
All you need to do is Rent/Lease out a Server, with a 100Mbps connection and a Dual/Quad Core CPU (that might fit into below $100/month budget). Obviously you will have to invest some money initially before you start reaping Profits. Once the Server is up, you need to setup your Own Hosting selling website with competitive hosting packages. Choose Paypal or 2Checkout as payment processor and you are ready to get some good orders.
P.S: I just pointed out some of latest ways to start up a Tech Career, and believe me thousands of Asians (Indians) are doing great business mostly by at least one of above methods. So all i did was reminded all ways above, so maybe someone can utilize his/her hidden skills, and start-up one’s own career.