One of the greatest revolutions of our time is all small and great businesses going online. Have you ever thought of starting your online business but don’t know how or where to start?
Maybe you have heard of people making millions of dollars daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly online without understanding how it could be possible.
Another cause may be those searching for financial freedom and how to quit that frustration of sticking to a 9 to 5 job with your boss always looking from your shoulder on how good or poor your performance is for the day.
Gone are the days of starting a business with huge capital and great business proposals. A business office, storefront, or factory is no longer mandatory to create your dream business. People are now finding it harder to leave their living every day before getting all their essential needs.
All they need to do is put on their PC, connect to the Internet, search out whatever they need on the search machine, place their order, and have it shipped to their address. What a simple world! I can get all I need from my bedroom. Anything under the sun can be sold and bought on the Internet.
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Advantages of Starting an Internet Business:
*Very low or Zero start-up capitals.
Today’s government and schools require all staff and students to be computer literate and Internet compliant. These have forced the government and schools to provide computers and internet connectivity to major schools and offices. Most staff and students are trained free to use the computer and the internet service. That is a great investment for you.
Apart from the government, most homes today have PCs for family use. Today, churches, mosques, and even shrines use computers with an internet connection. That is to say, a PC is a common thing to get nowadays. We are in the era of having a computer, an internet service provider (ISP), an email address, and even having a Blog has become essential as food, water, and air.
If you happen to be among those having free computer and internet services in your office or school, start your internet business immediately. All you need do is to get one or two training manuals on internet marketing and start from there. Well, some of the ebooks are junk,’ but you can get a quality manual with mentorship at a very affordable fee.
If you don’t have an office or school internet center, you can go for option B, called cyber Cafe. All over the world today, we have cybercafes everywhere, even in villages. Depending on the area and the cyber Cafe’s standard, to browse the Internet for one hour is raging from 70naira to 150naira per hour in Nigeria or 0.46 cents to $1 per hour in US Dollars. If you have 4 hours daily for your internet business, it will cost you 280naira every day or $1.85 every day on your business.
It is an 8,400 naira or $55.5 monthly investment in your online business. If you have the right Niche, this 8,400 naira or $55.5 can earn you 225,000 or $1,500 monthly. If you count the cost and the margin of the Internet and the offline business, you will know that the Internet business is the millennium revolution.
If you want to control your internet business completely, option C should be your best option if you can afford it. With this option, you must buy your PC or Laptop and get your internet service provider (ISP). At this point, you are in total control of your internet business.
You don’t fear where you will go after office hours. You don’t have a fear of the Cafe not working some weekends. At this point, your office can be your bedroom, seating room, farm, or even the Beach. As a cafe boy, I started my internet business with option B, but I browse from my bedroom’s comfort.
With 80,000 naira, i.e., a $530 budget, you can get your brand new laptop and a Broadband MODEM here in Nigeria. The computer will cost you 60,000naira or far less than that if you go for the cheap ones. The MODEM will cost you 20,000 or more affordable than that based on your choice of network.
With the advent of telecommunication industries, GSM phones make internet access easier daily. You can now use your phone as MODEM and your phone service provider as your ISP. Whatever the budget, 80,000 naira does not pay rent for your storefront for one year but can set up your online business for life. Therefore, an Internet business is the cheapest business you can ever start.
*World Wide Access
The Internet exposes you to the world. People can access your business from any part of the world. This is one of the advantages that ancient and orthodox business never hard. Today, 99% of business owners in the United States are going online. You don’t need to travel to the US, UK, Europe, Asia, and Africa before doing business with them.
You can sell or buy from any of these continents, even if you live in the Sahara desert. All you may need is to Register a Domain Name and host for one year, which may not cost you more than 5,000 nairas, i.e., $34.
What do you think if the 6 billion people in the world go online and you have a $10 product that 1 billion people are desperately looking for? One day, you will wake up $ 10 billion rich.
* Zero or little Business Discrimination
The Internet has broken ethnic barriers and racial discrimination in business. You don’t need to know who you are selling to or who you are buying from; all that matters on the Internet is the quality of services rendered. It doesn’t matter whether the man is black, white, yellow, or red. All that matters is the service needed and the service provided.
Somemay block some countries, but that does not make everybody in that country fraudulent.
* Work from anywhere
Another powerful advantage of Internet business is working from Home, Working from the Beach, working from your hotel room, Working while traveling, and even working. At the same time, you sleep if you are using the autopilot system and software. No more working 9 am to 5 pm in that congested office space with a nagging boss looking over your shoulder. You are your boss in the Internet business, but the Internet would become your boss if you lost focus. Be focused and disciplined.
* No Off
The Internet never closes. It is on 7/24/365 days. The Internet never goes off, nor does sleep year in and year out. Your server or ISP may be down, but the Internet can never be down. You may be asleep in Africa; others can be awake in America, buying from your business while you sleep.