Setting up an Online Business
money. Of course, it doesn’t happen now without me making sure that
the taxes are filed and the paperwork is done. But it happened. I’m my
own boss. I work from home according to my own schedule and I get
to pocket all the cash my business makes. If you’re prepared to give
an e-business the time, the work and the money it needs to get
started and get growing, it can happen for you too.
The Internet — Your Business Tool
In effect, my system for making money online is built on three
foundations: the Internet, marketing and the product.
In this book, we are going to look closely at each one of those. In
particular, we’ll spend a lot of time talking about marketing because
that is really how you make money online.
Let’s begin by taking a quick glance at why the Internet is the
greatest business opportunity since the railroad.
The Internet actually started in 1969 as the ARPANET, a Defense
Department system designed to let survivors share files after a nuclear
attack. From a handful of top secret computers, it’s grown to fill more
than 10 million hosts and millions of domain names.
And it’s still growing. According to a recent survey, the volume of
Internet traffic is expected to double annually over the next five years.
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