Tarek Chaaban

Tarek Chaaban, M.Sc's official blog. It contains current web project portfolio, posts regarding his Canadian army experience, news, sports articles, and web tutorials on programming and using social networking technologies.

Man Your Own Online Business

The new frontier of marketing is online business. Everything we need—from cars to electric toothbrush—is available on the Internet. On eBay alone, a popular buy-and-sell website, one can access a plethora of products from different countries at the convenience of one’s own home. Big corporations and budding entrepreneurs have reaped the benefits of online business, and so can you.

With just a PC, a camera and an Internet connection, anyone can start an online store. You don’t even need to own a website to launch a small-scale business. Just take pictures of products you want to sell (home-made cookies or unused gifts from last Holiday) and upload them to a free online marketplace for public viewing. Congratulations! You have started your own business that caters to, say, people around the globe.

Setting up an online business is particularly suitable for those who want to earn money but have limited resources.

A Few Bucks Can Get You Started

The magic word is Pre-Order! Aileen Reantaso, owner of an online clothing store runs her business with minimal capital. She will only order items from her supplier when a client specifically requests it, thus, avoiding spending so much money on buying goods in bulk. Her online business, is a free media-sharing site turned revenue-earning blogs for Philippine entrepreneurs.

Your Store Goes Global

Anyone in the world who has Internet may stumble across your products. The more unique your products are, the more likely that you will gain customers from other countries. Numerous shipping arrangements and payment methods (PayPal, direct money transfer) are available so you can transact business smoothly.

Not ready for the world? You don’t have to get too far to attract potential buyers. Utilize the local free ads website to register your merchandise. You can even send e-mails of your fully specified products to your contacts, asking them to forward it to other people. Never underestimate the power of e-mail. Many entrepreneurs receive a steady flow of clients through e-mail referrals. You can say goodbye to the hassle of putting up a physical store to dispose of your goods.

Redefining Convenience

There are a number of reasons why online business is convenient. You don’t have to slave away all day supervising your business. By providing potential customers your e-mail that you can check a few times a day, you can have so much time on your hands. If you are not a people person, electronic transaction is always an option. You can transact business without vacating your chair at home, cutting cost on time and gas.

Online selling is the recurring example on this article, but you can find other business opportunities on the Internet. May it be earning extra cash or expanding the market of your existing trade, online business provides a lucrative market for just about anything.

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1 Comment

  1. It really is shocking when you think about it. You barely need any money to start your own online store. Heck, a 10 year old even can easily! The average Joe can now have his own store with tons of items, something once though to be impossible. I mean, who now who has internet access doesn’t use ebay?

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