26 best website design ideas for your 2024 projects

26 best website design ideas for your 2024 projects

If you're looking for website ideas, here are 26 website projects that you can launch to bring in some extra revenue.

26 best website design ideas for your 2024 projects

If you're looking for website ideas, here are 26 website projects that you can launch to bring in some extra revenue.

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Get inspired with 26 fresh project ideas you can start building today.

Whether you’re a beginner web developer or an experienced builder, launching a new website project is a great way to sharpen your development skills, build out a web design portfolio, and even earn some revenue — depending on the type of website. 

If you’re not sure what type of web page to launch, you’re in the right place. We put together 26 different web development project ideas that you can start building today.

What kind of websites are in high demand?

Websites serve various purposes, often falling into one of three main categories: informational, transactional, or interactive. Each category has distinct characteristics and functionalities tailored to meet specific user needs.

  • Informational websites provide users with valuable content such as articles, blog posts, news updates, and educational resources. These platforms educate, inform, or entertain visitors on specific topics or subjects of interest.
  • Transactional websites facilitate online transactions, enabling users to buy or sell products/services, make reservations, or conduct financial transactions. E-commerce platforms, booking sites, and financial services websites are common examples of this category.
  • Interactive websites encourage active engagement from users through social interaction, user-generated content, or multimedia sharing. Social media platforms, online forums, and multimedia-sharing are just a few examples.

While many websites may incorporate elements of each category, understanding these distinctions clarifies their primary functions and user interactions. 

What skills do I need to launch a website project?

Basic knowledge of web development languages and frameworks is essential. This knowledge includes HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for front-end development, as well as server-side languages like Python, Ruby, or PHP for back-end development. Familiarity with web development frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue.js can also be beneficial.

But with website builders like Webflow, beginners and professionals alike can put their skills into action — no matter how developed their skills are.

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26 best website ideas you can start in 2024

Check out these 26 different website design ideas to see what’s possible.

1. Job site

Best Writing landing page
Source: Best Writing

Looking for an evergreen website idea that will never go out of style? Job sites are a great, beginner-friendly website project that’s sure to bring in some major traffic.

Most job sites, though, are not very user-friendly and frustrate job hunters. A well-designed job site, however, has the potential to receive lots of website visitors and even generate some income.

Best Writing stands out as a great example. This website includes a minimalist website design that focuses on usability and the quality of its leads. It offers a seamless user experience and stellar user interface free from the clunkiness that bogs down so many other job boards.

Plus, unlike other job sites, Best Writing offers a search function to simplify the job search, giving users a quick way to find the specific type of job that they’re after.

Here’s where the revenue comes in: Best Writing also offers users the chance to sign up for a paid monthly membership that gives members advanced notice about new job postings. Additionally, the site also charges job posters a fee. Charging these fees allows the site to bring in revenue without relying on ads. 

Related reads: How to build (and grow) a job board with Webflow

2. Affiliate site

The Raymmar's Reads website.
Source: Raymmar’s Reads

An affiliate website offers an online store of products and resources in a specific niche. Think of them as digital boutiques catering to the tastes and interests of a select demographic.

A great example of an affiliate site is Raymmar’s Reads — which functions as a digital book club where Raymmar shares books he likes and includes Amazon affiliate links. Raymmar uses 3D animations and color-shifting background transitions to make this simple site stand out. 

Affiliate sites are a great way to bring in extra money, too — using Raymmar’s Reads for example, users can purchase products using his posted links. In return, the site owner receives part of the income from that purchase.

3. Membership website

LinkedIn membership login page
Source: LinkedIn 

Membership websites are another great revenue-generating website idea. Members pay for a subscription in order to unlock premium content or tools that are not available anywhere else.

LinkedIn, the professional networking platform, offers a membership program called "LinkedIn Premium," which provides enhanced features and tools for users who subscribe to the service.

With LinkedIn Premium, members gain access to advanced search filters to find and connect with professionals, see who's viewed their profile, access personalized insights on job postings, and send InMail messages to contacts outside their network, among other benefits. LinkedIn Premium also offers different tiers of membership tailored to different needs, such as Premium Career, Premium Business, and Premium Sales Navigator, catering to individuals, businesses, and sales professionals, respectively.

This membership model allows LinkedIn to generate revenue by providing additional value to users who are willing to pay for enhanced features and tools beyond the basic free service.

If you’re looking for a great website idea to make money off of your content, building a membership website is a solid avenue.

4. Online learning website

Master the Handpan online learning website
Source: Master the Handpan

Quite a few platforms out there will host online courses for you. But they come at a price. Why not launch your own site and avoid having to pay someone for what you could do on your own with a website builder like Webflow?

Master the Handpan offers everything you need to learn how to play the handpan metal drum. The site includes three different levels of paid lessons — beginner, intermediate, and master class — plus a music theory course. Along with their instructional materials, Master the Handpan also has a buyer’s guide, discussion forum, and blog. There’s plenty of free content here to pique the interest of any aspiring handpan player.

If you’re offering an online course for a niche interest like the handpan, someone may find your website faster through a search engine than if it was part of a larger online course platform where it may get less visibility. If there’s not a lot of competition for what you’re teaching, being able to quickly attain a high level of SEO may be feasible if you create your own website.

If you want to have complete control over monetizing your online courses, launching a website of your own is the way to go.

5. Marketing blog

Honey Pot Digital blog
Source: Honey Pot Digital 

A blog is a rather simple project that doesn’t take too many technical skills to build. The website functions as a space to share knowledge and showcase your expertise. It’s also a place where you can sell products and services such as online courses, consulting sessions, books, and merch. Plus, a blog is a great place to earn your target audience’s trust so you can promote the products and services you sell.

Owned and designed by Emma Peacock, Honey Pot Digital's primary goal is to showcase her digital marketing services to business owners. Emma provides resources on her blog, touching on everything from social media to how to market one's business online.

Emma's blog positions her as an authority on digital marketing, which complements Emma's paid services. Making the leap from her free content to her paid services should be easy for anyone who finds her blog posts informative.

Blogs are great for drawing attention to paid content and other services you provide. They not only help you build your reputation, they also act as an SEO beacon that brings in organic traffic.

6. Ecommerce website

Skinlabs ecommerce website
Source: Skinlabs

Online shops are a great side business that almost anyone can launch. Keep in mind that with so many ecommerce websites out there, you’ll be entering a competitive space — so make sure you have a solid brand identity and niche so you can set your online shop apart from the rest.

An ecommerce store can range from a few items to hundreds, and it’s well within the capabilities of anyone to set up. You can always start as a small business and scale up as you gain more customers.

Skinlabs, for example, is a boutique skincare site that sells everything from cleaning balms to soothing toners. With crisp photography and a clean and bright web design, there’s a freshness to their website.

7. AI website

DataCamp AI website
Source: DataCamp

If you’re a web developer, you’re probably beginning to be familiar with the power of AI. Given its increasing popularity, an AI website is another great project to launch.

DataCamp is a great example of an AI website in action. This online platform offers interactive courses and tutorials for data science and analytics. It provides a membership-based service where users can access a vast library of courses, projects, and assessments related to data science, machine learning, programming languages like Python and R, and related topics.

Upon joining, users can set their learning goals and preferences, allowing DataCamp's AI algorithm to tailor personalized learning paths suited to their skill levels and career aspirations. The platform's hands-on projects and case studies simulate real-world scenarios, enabling members to apply their knowledge practically and build a robust portfolio.

8. Service-based website

Scribly service-based website
Source: Scribly

A service-based business is just a fancy name for a business that can do something for you that you can’t do yourself — for example, real estate agents or interior decorators.

Service-based businesses also occupy the digital realm. Scribly Media offers the service of content. For companies who don’t have an in-house content creation team or have a need for extra wordsmiths, Scribly provides writing, social media management, and content strategy.

If you have a special skill and there’s a demand for it, starting your own service-based business can help put a bit of extra money in your pocket.

9. Photography website

Rita Harper photography website gallery page.
Source: Rita Harper

Like any creative pursuit, putting together a photography website is essential in bringing exposure to your art. A photography portfolio website not only gives you a platform to show off your art, but can also market it to a wider audience. 

Built in Webflow, Rita Harper’s photography website showcases Rita’s documentary photographers and photojournalism work. 

Like Rita, whether you’re a wedding photographer, photojournalist, or specialize in personal portraits — your photography portfolio should communicate your specific niche so it stands out to your ideal customer. 

You can also use your photography website to sell prints of your work. Don’t miss out on potential customers who might love to have your photos hanging up in their homes or workspaces.

10. Portfolio website

An image of Lise Kyle Chapman's portfolio website.
Source: Lise Kyle Chapman

Let’s face it, as creatives, we sometimes depend too much on our artistic sensibilities rather than business acumen. We can all benefit from having a design portfolio website when pursuing new full time gigs or landing new clients. 

This portfolio for designer Lise Kyle Chapman showcases her work in an upbeat design, capturing both her expertise and personality.

If you do web design, writing, or another visual art, a portfolio website is essential for bringing visibility to your skills and talents — and potentially leveling up your revenue.

11. Niche search engine

Zomato search engine website
Source: Zomato

Another great website project idea is a niche search engine site. Unlike Google, for example, a niche search engine site focuses on a very specific target audience or subject.

Zomato stands as a real-life example of a niche search engine tailored specifically for the restaurant and food industry. Originally conceived as a platform for discovering restaurants, Zomato has evolved into a multifaceted search engine catering to various aspects of dining experiences. Users can explore a plethora of dining options by location, cuisine, and price range, aided by comprehensive restaurant profiles featuring menus, photos, and user reviews.

Through advertising partnerships and commission fees from facilitated transactions, Zomato generates revenue while providing valuable services to users and stakeholders in the food industry.

12. Review website

Leonard Maltin's movie review website.
Source: Leonard Maltin

If you enjoy movies, music, books, or some niche product and have opinions you’d like to share, consider building a review website. Writing reviews and making videos are fun ways to share your thoughts with others and connect with other fans.

Let’s say you’re into movies. You could start your own movie review blog and become the next Leonard Maltin.

Including some well-placed affiliate links and appropriate ads will help you generate a bit of passive income off of your own review site. Once you gain a following, you can also reach out to brands for freebies like movie passes or industry-related products in exchange for an honest review on your website. 

13. Comparison website

The camelcamelcamel website.
Source: Camelcamelcamel

Comparison websites like Camelcamelcamel provide an easy way for consumers to find the best deals on what they’re after.

Comparison sites allow consumers to compare similar products based on different variables. These sites present product specs, pricing, and other information in infographics, making it easier for people to quickly understand the similarities and differences between products. 

While comparison websites aren’t an ideal web design project for beginners, they can be lucrative for designers who feel confident building and managing many moving parts. Once you set up the site to pull in relevant information so consumers can easily view similar products side-by-side, you can focus on monetization.

Comparison websites bring in money through affiliate marketing. It’s not uncommon to link out to products hosted on Amazon or other big name online retailers and collect affiliate earnings from sales.

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14. Recipe/food blog

 Half Baked Harvest food blog website
Source: Half Baked Harvest

A food blog, like Half Baked Harvest, is a great way to share your creations with a greater audience. If you’re looking for website ideas for beginners, this website idea is relatively simple to create and easy to monetize.

Through your blog, you can provide step-by-step instructions for your favorite recipes along with your experience making them. If you love cooking, writing, and photography, a food blog is a fantastic way to share your culinary passion with others.

Food blogs and recipe websites can generate revenue in a few ways. Most food bloggers rely on affiliate links for everything from recommended cookware to specialty ingredients. Just be sure to add a disclaimer to your site about those affiliate earnings so your visitors don’t feel duped. You can also bring in extra money by selling ebooks, physical books, virtual cooking classes, and more.

15. Fan website

TheForce.Net — a fan site for Star Wars fans.

Fan websites focus on a specific fandom such as Potterheads, Whovians, or Trekkies. If you want to turn your favorite fandom into a side hustle, a fan website is a great option.

For hardcore Star Wars fans has news, an active message board, and plenty of other excellent content. While the focus of the site is clearly all things Star Wars, you’ll notice ads throughout that drive revenue for the site. 

Whether you’re a comic book fan, self-proclaimed video game nerd, or part of another niche fandom — a fan website can be fun to create, maintain, and use to communicate with your fellow fans. Plus, if your website gets popular enough, there are always opportunities to make money through advertising or affiliate links related to your area of interest.

16. Podcast website 

The Real Python podcast website.
Source: Real Python

If you produce a podcast, you might depend on social media as the main means of promoting it. Having a podcast website is another important marketing channel, providing an opportunity to create search engine optimized content that will bring in organic traffic. The bigger your podcast gets, the more likely the chance of getting sponsors and advertisers.

This website for the podcast Real Python not only provides multiple ways to listen to their episodes, but also offers courses, books, and other Python-related learning materials. The website includes plenty of free materials as well as a store that features a paid membership, books, and more.

17. Travel blog

Wandering Earl's travel blog homepage
Source: Wandering Earl 

Travel blogs aren’t just for social media influencers. Whatever your background, you have a perspective that’s unique. Document your journeys on your own travel website and share your experiences exploring the world. 

Wandering Earl has been blogging about travel and working abroad for a long time and his website is a great resource for anyone wanting to explore the world. Earl also uses his travel blog to promote and sell his tours. 

Of course, you don’t have to run a tour company to make money from a travel blog. You can earn money by selling travel guides such as physical books or ebooks, offering travel consulting services, and through ads and affiliate links. Travel blogs can also serve as a writing portfolio that helps you land paid gigs with travel outlets.

18. Fashion blog

The Werk! Place — a fashion blog by Tiffany Battle.
Source: The Werk! Place

For those with a passion for fashion, a fashion blog is a great website that’s easy to get up and running. Write about the latest trends, share photos of your own outfits, and create content for your fellow fashion enthusiasts.

Tiffany Battle’s fashion website The Werk! Place focuses on her unique perspective on fashion. Along with great content, Tiffany takes affiliate marketing to the next level with her “Shop my Instagram” option along with her branded discount codes for different stores.

Most fashion blogs monetize their content through affiliate links. As always, be selective about what products you endorse on your fashion website, and always let people know that you're including affiliate links.

19. Events website

 Los Angeles Theater event website
Source: Los Angeles Theater

Create an events website that has a specific focus. It could be for concerts, comedy open mics, art openings, or some other event people would be interested in. This is a great avenue for generating revenue through ads or making money through affiliate links, referrals, or partnerships with the events you feature.

For example, Los Angeles Theater provides its visitors with an easy way to see what’s going on entertainment-wise in the city.

20. Nonprofit website

 EduCares nonprofit website
Source: EduCares Foundation

Building nonprofit websites is a great way to expand your development skills, as they often require lots of different functionality, like the ability to accept donations.

EduCares Foundation, for example, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities and support to underprivileged children and communities worldwide. The foundation aims to break the cycle of poverty through education, empowering individuals to build brighter futures for themselves and their communities.

The website lets individuals and organizations donate online to the foundation's programs and initiatives. The website also features success stories and testimonials from beneficiaries of EduCares Foundation's programs to highlight the positive impact of education on individuals and communities.

If you want to make a difference while sharpening some of your web development know-how, a nonprofit site might be the perfect fit.

21. Resume site

Webflow resume website template
Source: Made in Webflow 

Not everyone needs or wants to put up an entire portfolio or personal website. Sometimes all you need is a resume site. A resume site is generally just a single page where you can include social media links, biographical information, and a contact form or other way to get in touch. Though the ROI may not always be obvious, it’s helpful to have a central place to send visitors who want to keep up with you or get in touch. 

A great example of a resume site is this free link in bio template. Creator JP Dionisio used this template to create a sleek and informative resume site that lists their qualifications and skills so prospective employers can quickly glean important information. A resume site like this is great for adding to social media accounts that limit you to a single bio, too.

22. Web application

Trello web application website
Source: Trello

Web applications are some of the most popular tools around, making them a great website idea for developers. 

Trello, for example, is a popular no-code web app for project management that helps teams organize tasks, collaborate, and stay productive using custom to-do lists. It provides a visual platform where users can create boards, lists, and cards to manage their projects and workflows.

Plus, the software offers responsive design, meaning it works on mobile devices like iPhones or Androids.

23. SaaS website

Webflow homepage
Webflow homepage

Creating a business website for a SaaS product is a great way to improve your design skills and even find freelance work in the tech industry. SaaS is a software as a service product — think tools like Webflow, Zapier, or Buffer.

Users of these platforms pay a subscription to get access to tools and resources. Creating an actual SaaS product takes a lot of time and engineering resources. However, all of these platforms need a marketing site that shows off their product.

Webflow is one of the most popular tools out there for creating these SaaS marketing websites.

SaaS websites are more comprehensive websites, just like ecommerce websites. They usually require a homepage, feature and use case pages, and a blog. They are a key part to a SaaS company’s marketing strategy — making them a valuable website idea.

24. Newsletter website

Marketer Milk newsletter website
Source: Marketer Milk

Creating a newsletter website is a great idea to provide useful information to any target audience. The key with this idea is to pick a niche and serve a small group of people with news-worthy content.

There are two different ways you can approach this website idea — write articles yourself or curate them from the web.

For example, Marketer Milk is a marketing newsletter website that curates marketing news and resources around the web. This concept is very similar to the curation idea mentioned earlier. However, the goal of this website is to get people onto an email list from your website.

You could start a newsletter simply by using a tool like Substack, but the key is to own your own digital real estate. So, creating a website for your newsletter is a great way to not rely on newsletter platforms to attract subscribers. It also gives you different marketing avenues, like writing SEO blog posts, to grow your website traffic.

25. Gallery

Grafit gallery website
Source: Grafit

Online galleries can also bring in some major traffic and revenue, if they’re set up properly. 

Grafit, for example, is an online platform and gallery website that showcases and discovers SaaS sites across different industries like education and e-commerce. Marketers and developers can use this portfolio platform to find inspiration for their own SaaS website and see how some of the top-performing companies attract customers.

26. Dropshipping

Printful dropshipping website gallery website
Source: Printful

A dropshipping site is another popular revenue-generating website idea. A dropshipping site is an e-commerce platform or website where products are sold without the need for the seller to keep inventory in stock. Instead of purchasing and storing products upfront, the seller partners with suppliers or wholesalers who handle the inventory and shipping logistics. 

Printful, for example, is a dropshipping and print-on-demand fulfillment service that enables individuals and businesses to create and sell custom-designed products online. It offers a wide range of customizable items, including apparel, accessories, home goods, and promotional products.

Printful seamlessly integrates with popular e-commerce platforms like Shopify, WooCommerce, and Etsy. Users can easily sync their online stores with Printful, automating the order fulfillment process.

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Whether you’re looking for a place to host your portfolio or resume, or bring in some extra revenue through affiliate links or e-commerce sites, Webflow makes it possible to bring your best web development project ideas to fruition. With an intuitive visual canvas, templates, a powerful CMS, and Webflow University to help you learn, we give you all the tools required to launch your next online venture.

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March 10, 2024
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