Whether you are attracted to an internet business because you hate your current job, want to improve your situations, or would like a more flexible lifestyle, the internet offers all these possibilities.
Why an Internet Business?
Many people come to find themselves with an internet business through necessity rather than deliberate creation. Normal work didn’t pay as well and employers didn’t want me taking large chunks of time off when the other work came in!
This was perfect for my work because I could take my laptop anywhere with me and as long as I had an internet connection I could work. It didn’t interfere with the work when it came up, I had no boss to answer to so it was the perfect solution.
At around the same time I was attempting to use e-bay to sell and buy for a bit of extra money. You point links from your website to other people’s services and goods. The link is tracked so that when you make a sale you are rewarded for it with a commission.
This is the ‘magic’ of an online business. The automation involved with an online business means that you can do the work once and let that work keep running in the background.
Each piece of content you create can send people to a landing page and sell a product. By creating many pieces of content and sharing them online you can build multiple sources of income which can all run continually, working as your own ‘automated sales team’.
There’s also a number of other reasons why I chose an internet business – and why you should too! The flexibility of the business was my primary concern.
Ability to Scale:
Along with this amazing automation is the ability to scale your business. As your content gets more shares and more people flow through your website and content, your sales grow as a result.
The automation of an online business makes it very easy to scale. With an online business everything is already in place.
Low Startup Costs:
With a regular ‘bricks and mortar’ business there are many overheads to consider. With an online business you just need an internet and a laptop connection – two things many people already have.
When I started an online business I did it from my own pocket. An internet business is very cost effective and you can start from scratch from pretty much any budget.
Technology has made it much easier than was previously possible to set up your own website and learn how to use simple online platforms to connect people to services and products. Advertising and content creation is now available for anyone to use. Websites can be set up with a few clicks and anyone with an email can learn to use the tools and strategies of online marketers.
Whereas previously website building was the domain of the tech savvy programmer, now anyone can use simple user friendly platforms and programs. An online business sounds like something for a technical person, but anyone can now learn the skills needed to build their own online business.
An internet business gives you control over your life. Of course it takes time to build up to a stage where it can replace your current income. The flexibility of an internet business means you can work it around your existing employment until you can make this happen.
Once your income is beyond that of your employment, you are in a very good position to take charge of your life. You don’t have to do the daily commute, or put up with an uncomfortable working situation.
One of the very best things about an internet based business is the control it gives you over your life. Most people are forced to put work first in everything they do. An internet business allows you to prioritize the things in your life which mean the most.
Work from Anywhere:
Not only does an internet business offer great flexibility in terms of working hours but it also offers you the choice to work from anywhere globally. This appeals too many people who would otherwise be more trapped by conventional work in a localized workplace.
For me, it was the flexibility of being able to choose my own hours and not have a boss. For many the ability to travel anywhere globally is the most important factor to owning their own online business. Take your laptop anywhere with an internet connection and work while abroad and traveling.
Learn Life Skills:
The internet is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to be able to improve themselves, learn new skills and build another source of income. Skills learned are yours for life, whether or not you continue down the path of building an online business.
The skills I have learned from building my own internet business also make me much more employable. I also worked for an internet based company with the skills I learned from my laptop while sitting at home!
Being able to reach people globally and target specific types of people is a great skill and very desirable in business too. I was also able to use the knowledge I learned online to build one of my other physical businesses much more quickly by using both my website building skills and paid advertising.
We might believe ourselves to be many but independent of us are very dependent on our work for income. Our employers tell us how much we can earn, how much holiday we can take and what we will be doing while at work. Financial independence is the ultimate freedom.
When we are financially independent we can take a holiday whenever we work and please in our own time and on our own agenda. An online business gives you the automation and independence to live life on your terms, without the agenda of an employer running your life.
Being an owner gives you sovereignty. The ability to call the shots in your business is what many entrepreneurs aspire to. As a business owner your actions determine whether you make a success of your business or not.
Not having a boss, choosing your own choosing and working hours who you spend time with are all luxuries which are earned from working hard on your own business.
Having a successful online business gives you the kind of freedom which most people will never see in their lifetime. The ability to create your own life on your terms is the reward of having worked hard on your business and on yourself.
The automation involved with an online business means that you can do the work once and let that work keep running in the background. The automation of an online business makes it very easy to scale. With an online business you just need an internet and a laptop connection – two things many people already have. The flexibility of an internet business means you can work it around your existing employment until you can make this happen.
As a business owner your actions determine whether you make a success of your business or not.