7 Online Business Development Trends In 2021

7 Digital Trends For Entrepreneurs For 2021 by Tony de Bree

Good morning.

From the perspective of many of the small business owners worldwide including many of my customers and myself, these are in my opinion the most important 7 making money online trends for entrepreneurs for 2021 if you look at the skills you need to suvive and thrive online & offline in 2021.

1) Digital marketing. 

Digital marketing, online marketing or Internet marketing skills are critical to survive Covid-19 online and to make money online with your own online revenuemodel. Having a mobile-responsive website and combining mobile marketing, social mediamarketing and above all, video marketing, to promote and market your unique solutions is key to that success.

2) Online business development.

Because of the pandemic and the local lockdowns, many entrepreneurs have been forced to focus on how to make money and save money online. The good news is, that there is a lot of experience with that since 2001. Many independent business owners have been actually doing that allready working from home worldwide in the so-called ‘gig-economy’. Many other entrepreneurs have now also been forced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to learn online business models and above all online revenuemodels.

3) Online consulting, training & coaching services. 

Providing online solutions like online consulting, training and coaching has been for many entrepreneurs the mst obvious way to make money online as part of the new online revenuemodel.

4) Digital product development. 

Digital products are more and more important if you want to make money online in different online revenuemodels. Designing and developing digital products has a lot of advantages over physical products as I discovered writing and selling eBooks and software on the Net around the year 2001.

5) eCommerce development. 

Because of the Covid-pandemic, more and more people have been purchasing products and services online. And as a result of that, more and independent business woners, starters, startups, scale-ups, SMEs and local restaurants and local stores have ventured into different eCommerce-business models and revenue models.

6) Online course development

Online courses have become very popular online using video-conferencing tools and online Tutorials. So being able to design, develop and sell online courses have become important in your personal right-skilling plan.

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7) Growing and scaling your online business.

One of the ways smart and succesful independent business owners including online freelancers, founders of startups and CEOs of scaleups have managed to grown and scale online, staying small is because 1) the use of the virtual organisation as organisational design; 2) because of smart outsourcing and smart purchasing and 3) because of sales and marketing automation. Including social media marketing and sales social storytelling, webinars and other ICT that helps you to scale the number of customers you can serve and to reach the right leads without growing your organisation in terms of number of employees and management layers.


If you watch ‘making money online’ trends for entrepreneurs working from home already since the beginning of the 21st century, these online business developments have accelerating enormously since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Including the explosion of the use of different types of video online.

And that is why I have been focusing my own digital right-skilllingplan since the beginning of that crisis on acquiering and perfectioning the relevant social- and digital skills and especially everything about the use of online video in online business development. And that is why I have ben helping my customers to make the right choices regarding digital-right skilling and right-skilling talent from day 1.

And that is also why that on our new site, www.tonydebree.online, every post starts with a video or actually is an online video. Check it out here.

If you want to read more posts and watch videos about digital trends for entrepreneurs, check out the videos here.

About the Author: tonydebree

Tony de Bree worked in Financial Services including in corporate venturing and e-commerce for 26 years and he made the transition from banker to entrepreneur working from home and making money online with his own "online plan b" with digital products as side-hustles in 2000 and as hybrid business owner since 2011. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, he helps corporates, small business owners, startups & scaleups to define and implement the best digital survival strategy and he helps managers and employees to become a successful entrepreneur with a personal digital-right skilling plan.

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