Starting Your Internet Business Right HTML version
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Each section builds on the previous one, so it's best to read them in order.
More and more people are catching the fever. Dreams of a mansion in the hills, early retirement, or just being able to
supplement the regular income. Everyone wants to sell on the Internet. Every economic indicator, independent report and
government statistic points to the fact that ECommerce is getting bigger and bigger every year.
This is a good thing for you and me. The huge growth in ECommerce is in part the result of small, home-based Internet
businesses carving out our own chunk of the multi-billion dollar ECommerce pie. Ecommerce is riding a wave that won't break.
It's getting bigger. There IS money to be made, and plenty to go around.
How, though, can you even start your own internet business when you may not even know how to get past the "Start" button on
your computer? Even if you are an experienced computer user, most people don't know what a Merchant Account is, or how to
build an Internet storefront. Where's the starting point? Where can you go and stand on a big black "X" on the ground and say,
"This is the FIRST thing I need to do in order to start my online business"?
Be careful! There are a lot of companies out there who tell you they will help you set up your new online business. While some
of them are legitimate, there are LOTS of scam artists as well, who are HOPING that you don't know where to start. They will
prey on you. They'll tell you that you don't have to know ANYTHING. They'll say that all you have to do is send them a few
hundred dollars (or even as little as thirty or forty dollars) and all will be magically revealed. Your new store will appear like a
rabbit out of a hat, and they will handle everything, from the storefront to the bank accounts to the products you will sell.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: Any "Complete Internet Store Solution" that offers you both a web site AND products to sell, should be
AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS!
There ARE good Internet Store solutions out there. However, nearly all of the Internet Store solutions that offer you a web site
and products to sell are trying to sell you a "rubber-stamp" Internet Site.
It's like getting a thank-you letter from the President for supporting his political party during his election. We both know that
the Big Guy isn't going to sit down and type individual letters to hundreds of thousands of people. Some functionary throws a big
list of names into a computer, and the computer prints out the same letter over and over again, each with a different name:
"Dear Mr. Joe Smith, I would like to personally thank you for your support during my recent Election campaign..."
"Dear Mrs. Alice Jones, I would like to personally thank you for your support during my recent Election campaign..."
"Dear Occupant, I would like to personally thank you for your support during my recent Election campaign..."
You get the idea, right?
THAT's what a "rubber-stamp" Internet Store Solution gives you. You'll end up with an Internet Store that looks EXACTLY
the same as everyone else's who bought one. Same exact pages, looks, graphics, and all the same products. Only the
NAMES on the stores are different.
Your so-called "Internet Store" will sit there and twiddle it's thumbs, alongside thousands of other IDENTICAL internet sites, also
busily twiddling THEIR thumbs, all trying to sell exactly the same products. No one will ever even find them on the Internet,