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Last updated: 7-28-11


Starting a Business Online

by Phil Hanson

Opportunities for home-based employment and financial gain through self-employment abound on the Internet. Each day, many thousands of Internet entrepreneurs just like you sell their products or services, or promote those of others, to many millions of on-line buyers all over the world. A well-planned and properly maintained Web site is probably the single most effective way to reach a large audience of qualified buyers.

This should not, however, be construed to mean that just because you’ve already established, or are about to establish, an Internet presence you will automatically become wealthy. As with any successful business, you’ll have to expend the time, effort and money needed to create a profitable enterprise.

Contrary to what many so-called Internet business "experts" preach, unless you have a ton of money to spend on design, content and promotion for your Web site, it could take two or three months, perhaps much longer, before your site begins to realize significant amounts of Internet traffic. Without the traffic, you’ll have no business.

Of course, it’s going to take lots of hard work to grow your on-line business. You simply can’t cobble together a Web site, park it on a domain host’s server, then go away and forget about it. Your Internet business, in order to succeed, will demand your frequent attention.

That’s the bad news. The good news is the forecast for the Internet’s future, as a business venue, looks bright. Huge numbers of people go on-line for the first time, every day, and many current users are upgrading to high-speed connections. As a result, Internet traffic is expected to double every year over the next five years (through 2007).

This explosive growth represents enormous potential for increasing on-line sales, regardless of the merchandise being sold. To be fair, though, we should stipulate that this explosive growth also poses the threat of increased competition. The longer you wait to get your Internet business started, the more difficulty you’ll have in getting it started and making it profitable.

Why should you start an on-line business? If security means anything to you, it just may be, for a number of reasons, the only way you’ll be able to guarantee yourself a steady, dependable income for the future.

Because opportunities in traditional job markets are becoming more limited, we’ve undertaken a study of current economic trends to find out why, and to see which ones offer the most potential for future growth. The results of our analysis will form the basis of a new article (perhaps several), which you can read on dedicated pages of the Home Entrepreneurs Web site.

By establishing a home-based business and becoming an Internet entrepreneur, you can protect yourself, your family and your future from the ravages of unemployment and financial loss.

Home Entrepreneurs takes much of the work out of starting an on-line business. We save you valuable time and money, too, by making the information and resources you need to get your business up and running available from one convenient location.

We’ve done the research and made the contacts. We’ve located qualified experts and service providers, the best hardware and software applications, the  most lucrative affiliate programs and other business opportunities for you so you can put your business on-line as quickly as possible and begin making profits.

Self-employment via the Internet is the wave of the future. Ride the wave! Let Home Entrepreneurs show you how.

Phil Hanson writes and edits e-media content at Perfecttext.com. He also publishes Petey’s Pipeline E-zine, a quirky bi-monthly for Internet entrepreneurs. (more articles by Phil)

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