Not sure if an online business is for you? This article will provide you with reasons why starting a home-based internet business is the thing to do.
Everyone who has ever looked into starting their own business will be aware of the cost involved in the traditional “bricks and mortar” business. You need premises, fixtures, and fittings, etc. You can start an online business from the comfort of your own home for as little as $100 and have it make money for you.
2. Order processing;
Processing orders by phone or via mail order are not always cost-effective ways to do business. Processing these orders via a website is much more cost-effective and often more time effective too.
3. Constant updates;
You can update your website in a matter of a few minutes. Updating paper catalogs etc can be difficult and costly. Do you really want to send out new paperwork to all your clients every time they are amended? With an online business, that worry is removed.
4. Easy downloads;
You no longer have to bombard your clients with mail – a lot of which may end up as trash. Your clients can simply visit your website, and access the information they need as and when they need it, quickly and easily.
A bricks and mortar business is difficult to run as a one-person operation. Realistically you would need at least one other member of staff to allow you to have a day off, or even to cover if you were ill. Working online means you can eliminate that extra cost.
6. Opening hours;
Unless you have a fairly large staff, a bricks and mortar business has to close at some point! The same is not true of a home internet business. Your site is open around the clock, so you can trade as you sleep.
7. Worldwide Web;
You now have no trading boundaries! People from all over the world can access your website and use the service or product you are offering.
8. Red Tape;
Obviously business legislation differs from country to country and you should check out your own particular situation, but on the whole, a home-based internet business can be set up with much less form filing than a traditional one.
9. Dealing with customers;
You will only have to deal with irate customers via email as opposed to face to face. Obviously you want to do everything possible to ensure that you provide a top class service to guarantee repeat business and recommendations, but for the less confident, knowing that you will never have to personally deal with clients is a comforting thought.
10. Maximum exposure;
You have your website and you can use email to get your site noticed. Also, ensure that you take client comments on board and amend your website accordingly. Having an easy to navigate site will ensure that you get potential client’s attention and once they’ve used your site, will keep coming back.
These are just a few reasons for starting a home-based internet business. It can be quicker, easier, and more cost-effective than more traditional businesses. Obviously, working online is not for everyone, but for those who are considering their options, a home-based internet business is very hard to beat.