10 Online Business Ideas in Malaysia You Can Start Today

by pinnyang February 21, 2018
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How to start an online business in Malaysia? Is that the phrase you have been asking around? Then you have come to the right place on the internet. In today’s blog, we want to share with you some of the great online business ideas in Malaysia. Truth to be told, we know that we can’t even afford to buy a house with our “steady” income from our day job, having an e-business might help us in better financing.

List of 10 Online Business Ideas in Malaysia

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We want to you be successful in the online business. Thus, we did the research and tell you what you can do to earn some extra side income as a Malaysian. Without further ado, let’s see what we’ve got on the list.

1. Selling Products on Facebook Live

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Starting your online store without any e-commerce platform with Facebook is doable. We realized there’s a growing number of the online shops that sell their products especially clothing through Facebook Live. And they are generating a great volume of sales online.

How to get it started? Click on the Go Live button and start selling.

fb liveWhy should you use this method? Because it works and 100% free. According to Search Engine Journal, they found out that Average post reach more than doubled for live videos and Average post engagement for Facebook Live videos was 178% higher than average. So, what are you waiting for? Start to live streaming your product and talk about its feature and benefit.

2. Graphic Design For Companies

Are you a graphic designer? You can also start helping Small Medium Business (SMEs) in Malaysia to design their artworks. For instance, logo design, banner, social media post, product photography, branding, animated video and many more.

To get it started, simply register yourself at Fiverr, Freelancer, or Favser – Malaysia’s leading freelance portal. Then, describe your services and portfolios. You are expected to earn more than hundred per project.

3. Article Writing For Brands

Another online business in Malaysia you can start with little to no capital is article writing. The idea is you write for local businesses in Malaysia for their content marketing purposes.

If you happen to be good at writing and comminuting ideas and information to others, you may want to consider launching your own copywriting business. However, it is also important to note that an excellent writer should equip with keyword research, SEO mindset, and good command of English.

4. Website Developer

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A web developer is someone who knows how to build a website from the bottom up. In order to do this, you need have knowledge of coding. If you’re willing to put in the effort, it can pay quite well. At Good Potion, we also helping brands to build the website, that’s how we earn money online.

5. Start an E-commerce Website

Another good idea to make money online in Malaysia is to set up an e-commerce website. Start putting out something to sell and earn an income. For instance, FashionValet is a very good example of Malaysia’s online business entrepreneur.

Started in 2010 by Malaysia’s popular blogger Vivy Yusof and her husband Fadzarudin Anuar, FashionValet is an online destination for Asian brands selling fashion apparel, shoes, and accessories, that aims to bring the latest fashion trends to your doorstep in Southeast Asia.

There are a lot of good option when it comes to E-commerce platforms such as Shopify, Big Cartel, Wix or local startup EasyStore. Research your own wisely and select the platform that suits your capability.

If you find it costly, consider selling your product online on Shopee, 11Street or Carousell for free.

6. Create a Digital Course

Let’s take Spark Liang as an example, they are selling digital finance courses to their followers and got funding from Equity Crowfunding.

If you need more information to start a profitable digital course, read this post by Jeff Haden at Inc.

7. Start Your Own YouTube Channel

Brainstorm some ideas what you good at and start making videos about it. It can be sneaker video, makeup tutorial, how to videos or travel video. Share your video on social media and start building your own audiences.

8. Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards you when your visitors successfully make a deal through your special code, link and website.

Here’s the step by step guide to affiliate marketing by Neil Patel.

9. Build Niche Websites

A niche website is a site that focuses on a narrow group of people in a larger market with a common interest. I started my first website – PenangFoodie.com 2 years ago, with the aim to promote food and travel in Penang. The key takeaway here is Penang Foodie focuses on a niche market, which is Penang only. Do not underestimate this opportunity, we’ve grown a lot and making this venture to the full-time business. We earn money through writing the paid review for F&B restaurants, video production and social media management for F&B restaurants in Penang.

10. Start a Consulting Business

If your expertise lies in any of the business industry, this is also prime time for starting your own online business in Malaysia. You can start by your own, helping the company to analyze its SWOT, business opportunity, and growth.


Here are 10 best Malaysia online business ideas that you may want to consider as a possible option for you that Malaysians must know! If you find today’s blog useful, please share it with your friends and family and start your own online business today!

One last thing we must say it, dreaming is easy but get it done is hard. So if you really want to chase your dream to start your own online business, be persistent is the key. Because there’s no overnight success.

If you need advice on how to start your website, e-commerce business or run Facebook advertising, do send us a message, we’d be more than happy to help.

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