Monday, October 12, 2009

Starting a business online

Starting a business online is very much like starting a business in the real world. By 2010, one billion internet users, or roughly 16% of the world’s population will be sharing the World Wide Web. Online business however should not rely on present demands only but also recognize growing demands. Online businesses should also deliver what their target customer needs in a way that is enjoyable and relevant to them.

Types of online businesses

Advertising – the online business of advertising takes the form of a virtual magazine, wherein you provide information about your chosen niche and then advertising products related to your niche. This is the most common and ideal model for individuals.

Selling – the online business of selling is usually used by organizations and corporations, individuals can also use this model to promote their stuffs or products.

Product Forums – Product forums are online businesses that hosts individual peoples product. They are sort of the middle man between the seller and the buyer, it is a place where the seller and the buyer interacts and when a seller makes a sale then the “Product forum” business gets a percentage of the sale. Examples of these are Ebay and Amazon.

Hybrid – A combination of two or three online business types. The most flexible and also the type of online business that requires most your time and attention.

An example of how to start your own business online would be to use Amazon’s Astore. Click here to learn more about it.

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