Real power of internet lies in the inter-connection of people and ideas. Directly sharing their opinion through the web and putting it into use. Web is turning the market into conversation. Businesses to business market places are blooming and they bring entire industries together making these supply chains faster than anybody can think. You cannot imagine that you are sitting in front of a computer and sharing ideas with people around the world.
Companies using new technologies and new selling techniques are improving faster than traditionalists. Their secret of success is sharing your products freely. Open Source software is probably the most profitable business. New companies have become market leaders because they do not sell most of the software, they rent them. Their main income is based upon specific set of applications. This is a brilliant customer service idea. Customers are attracted to your site because they can download free software. Regular visitors to these sites tend to buy what you have in the market for selling. Distributed technology thrives. If I am a frequent visitor to a certain web page and I get free products, I will visit the site again and again, if I need a major software package I would definitely buy from them.
Sharing your professional ideas is very important and fun. There are a large number of professionals like writers, musicians, artists, managers and so on who put their ideas in the internet for the common public to view and share.
Benefits of doing business over the internet is that you save your valuable time that you can spend with your family and friends, may be give some time to yourself. Cheap and easy communication methods used will spare you from printing letters and sending faxes.
You will have your local niche and also you will be trading globally extending your potential market place. You will have to trace frequent visitors to your website and send them special offers every three or six months. You will be saving the cost of premises and staff and also advertising.
If you do not have a business and would like to start one
You do not have sufficient capital to start a business
You want to be your own boss
Internet is the ultimate solution. First you must keep searching on what kind of business would be suitable for you. Just go through search engines typing your various search topics. Visit some websites. You can find lot of business ideas which may suite you. If you are a professional with lot of experience you can go to an independent contractor’s website and submit your profile. Prospective customers will be contacting you in no time if your profile presentation is really good.
Even if you do not have sufficient experience, but have the ability to publish and create adverts and cards, your creativity will work. You might be able to write articles if you are a good writer. You can be a freelancer. Only you have to show your customers that you have the ability. You can join an affiliate program like http://clickbank.com , http://www.shareasale.com and http://www.websponsors.com become an affiliate and choose many options of multiple streams of income. Before joining a program, inquire and search for highest commission paying programs.
I would suggest as your first step towards getting familiar with websites and publishing, just go and join an internet community blogs and have a blog for yourself. Blogs are like a website but do not have many tools as a website do. Chat with other bloggers and write articles and publish them in your blog. Believe me it is fun. If you are a good writer, you can join as an independent contractor in a website and add your bloging experience to your profile. This is one method of attracting customers. Read books about web hosting and blogs. You can search for them in Google search or any search engine and also reed books on the subject in your local library. You do not have to know lot of programming stuff to learn these things. It is not that scary. Believe me it is not that easy as it sounds either, if you want to succeed you have to work hard and dedicate more time to your business do not expect to be sitting on your pajamas and let money flow.