Business Opportunities Online
The Internet has
surpassed 1 billion monthly users, according to CNET. Billions of dollars
are spent every month online. Nowadays, Fortune 500 companies can be built
solely on the internet. But you don't have to be an eBay, Amazon, or
Google to cash in on this market. The Internet provides thousands of ways
to build a business big or small from the comfort of, well, anywhere. Here
are 4 of the best opportunities online that anyone can start right now.
The first business opportunity is information publishing. The 'Information
Superhighway,' as the Internet is so aptly known, isn't just a great place
to find information, but also a great place to sell it. Because of the
Internet's scale, anyone can share and sell their expertise with anyone in
the world - day or night. No matter how small your niche of expertise, say
how to grow asparagus for example, you can sell that information via
e-book, via website download, or via subscription-based website to the
whole world. It's easy, lucrative, and very low-risk - especially compared
to, say, publishing a book in the real world.
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The second business
opportunity is online retailing. Just because the Internet is run on bits
and bytes doesn't mean that you can't sell real physical stuff over the
Internet. And unlike a local brick-and-mortar store, you can sell to the
entire world. And because of the infinite number of niches out there, you
don't have to be a Wal-Mart or Amazon to make money. You only have to find
your niche and sell the product that you know.
The third business opportunity is auctions and used goods. Auctions and
used goods are similar but slightly different from retailing, only because
you are your own supplier, and the prices are set in real-time by you or
your customers. You can start right now by selling a used book on Amazon
or that weird coo-koo clock on eBay. It's the world's largest flea market
and thrift store. The only limit here is your time and imagination.
The fourth is affiliate and ad programs. If selling physical goods or
information isn't your thing, you can always help others sell their wares.
It's as easy as starting a website, providing content, attracting users,
and sending them to vendors via your affiliate program (commissioned link
to a particular website) or via keyword ads. And internet companies such
as Google and Amazon make affiliate and ad programs quick, and easy to set
up. Your only job is creating content for your website.
Copyright Joe Palmer 2007