Are you like many people who have always dreamed of starting a home-based business? The internet now makes it possible. Not only is it possible, it’s also easy and highly profitable. Have you ever wondered why all these thousands of cars hit the roads of your city every morning causing a hell of a traffic? Yes, you guessed right; they go to their “work place”. Because their work is directly related to a certain place down town. This article offers a look at the main reasons why so many people choose to create an online business and work at home.
The internet has completely changed the way we live and work. It has enabled anyone with the desire to succeed to start their own home-based business. Here are the reasons why so many people are doing it.
Your Start-Up Cost Is Darn Close To Zero
Why start an online business? Because you’ll will not have to pay anything for your office. This means no real estate costs buying an office building and no rental of your workspace. It even means no money spent commuting to and from work! It costs virtually nothing to start a home-based business.
To run your business, you basically need a PC or laptop and an internet connection. You might spend some money on software or advertising. But even your advertising can be done for free with the internet. There are lots of places where you can advertise your business with a link back, and it doesn’t cost you a thing.
No Beating The Streets
Advertising has never been easier than it is today with the internet. In the old days you had to get out on the street passing out brochures, going from door to door, and traveling long distances to meet customers and clients. The entire internet is like a huge billboard for your product or service; all you need to do is learn some online promotional techniques. You can even communicate with clients and customers without leaving your home with email or programs like Skype. Since I launched my Reviews and Coupons blog, I have dramatically reduced the time I spent in my car; and trust me; you don’t want to drive in Athens! Believe it or not, I don’t remember when it was the last time I put gas. Consequently, the last months I have saved huge amounts of time, frustration and money, all thanks to my online business.
You’re The Boss
One of the biggest advantages is that you can be your own boss. In fact, you can run a company of one. This means that you handle everything from top to bottom, and simply outsource the tasks that you can’t do or don’t want to do. What else is great about being a company of one? You get to keep 100% of the profits. This means that, even if you make relatively few sales in one day, it’s still money in your pocket.
Selling Around The Clock
Sure, you can make some profit running a company from 8 to 5. But running a business online means that you’ve got an automated sales force working for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. People can be ordering your site while you’re asleep, and you can use an automated system to take and deliver orders. You can wake up in the morning and see how much money you made while you were sleeping.
Work Anywhere Anytime
You can work at home, or anywhere at all that you’d like. Take your laptop to the coffee shop, the beach or your next camping vacation. Work in the middle of the night when everybody else is asleep, or wake up early to get it done so you can take the afternoon off. There’s no limit to when and where you have to work. You can set your own hours.
Technology Is The Great Enabler – Leverage your effort
Technology allows us to do things we never before dreamed were possible. It is possible to make more money online than ever before. Someone from the US can buy a product from Australia; someone from Russia might buy services from India. The world has gotten smaller and you no longer have to limit your business to your local community. The internet is a 24 hour marketplace with billions of customer milling about looking for goods. A vast advantage of online business is the leverage you can have through the use of technology and internet. For example, you can outsource a large part of your online work and pay other people do things like designing or writing, while you think of your next affiliate merchant or promotion crusade.
Get On The Learning Curve
Running an online business is a great way to learn new skills. It’s completely different than the offline world. Once you set up a successful business, you can use the expertise that you’ve gained to offer your services to others. Once you’ve figured out how to make money by optimizing your site for search engines, you can offer your services as an SEO consultant and make even more money.
Creating an online business though requires persistence and hard work, sets you free. I spent a week in the Swiss Alps, in January, without losing pace and momentum. Firstly, because I would do an hour work in my laptop from the hotel room and secondly because I use outsourcing. My conclusion: online business is a great way to earn a living for those who think outside the box.