Starting an Internet Business
Why do you consider starting an internet business? Probably because you have heard stories of lots of self-made millionaires in the net, and may be very well have been blown away by many of those ‘catchy’ advertisements, who promise you income levels so attractively. Is this possible to achieve? Most of the time, ‘no’, and very few people could achieve and run a successful business online. Advertisements would tell you that you can work so little and earn so much by just ‘using the internet’, and here’s a misconception.
Whether it’s online or offline (real world), if you start a business and run successfully, and if the business is run in a good organized manner, your workload is much less. It’s regardless of whether the business is an online or offline business. So the first big point to note is that you must work very hard initially to setup a good internet business, as with any ‘real’ business.
I don’t want to let you down by saying all these cold facts. Infact, you’ll shout at me ‘boring’, but I will make your hopes realistic and will guide you to setup a good business. So read the article thoroughly and completely, regardless of its boring nature. I don’t want you to promise unimaginative income levels, but I will be realistic though it might sound boring for you. Don’t stop reading in half, saying its boring, and you’ll appreciate you did if you read the article in full before taking any action that cost you.
There are so many different options to do business on the internet. Below are some possibilities.
1) Buy some items for wholesale prices and sell them on eBay at a markup. You can go through eBay help and community pages for more information on what and how to sell there. There is a lot of work involved and you must also face big competition. If you have your own unique product or service, it could be a different story and you are just a step away from taking it online.
2) Market other people’s products. The best place to start is Clickbank.com, where you can find so many items listed by sellers, and all you have to do is get a customized link and market the link. For many items, you get about $10 per sale. For example, if you post a free ad on USClassifieds.com website about an acne product that sells for about $25, you will get about $10 per sale and a check will be mailed to you periodically. You can find more information at Clickbank.com . I must warn you here not to waste any money on advertising affiliate products until you are comfortable with what you are doing. This field is haunted with competition.
The most profitable and successful kind of online business is sellingDigital Products or ‘ebooks’. If you are unaware of what an eBook is, it’s the online version of the so called ‘books’, which mostly come in PDF format. If you are still confused, think of it as an online book.
Why is it most profitable? There are many reasons.
1) No inventory charges 2) Zero cost duplication 3) Zero cost delivery
For example, if you have a hot selling eBook, you can make as many copies as you want and sell online. But there are some factors that could make the game complicated.
1) High advertising costs 2) Creating a ‘hot-selling’ book 3) Finding good marketing channels and getting the required skills for doing so.