You might be thinking that it is expensive to start an online business but this is not necessarily true.
As a matter of fact you can do it for just the cost of a cup of coffee per day.
Maybe even less!
The Early Days
Before the 1990’s ( the internet) if you wanted to start your own business you had a couple different options.
You could go out and find a building to lease or buy that your business would be run out of.
Or you could have a home based business depending on the products.
If you did have to go the route of getting a building for your business you would be saddled with overhead right from the start.
Possibly $1,000’s per month.
Having a home based business would definitely cost less but then you would still have to take inventory into consideration as well as licensing and other costs.
So the reality was that there was no escaping certain costs some of which could be considerable.
The Internet Was Born
The internet has changed the business world forever.
I remember when I first discovered the internet and all it offered.
It all started when I got my first AOL account that used a dial up modem to access the web.
Slower than heck!
It was like the wild west because people were experimenting with their own websites and the world wide web wasn’t really commercialized yet.
All the big retail companies such as Walmart and Target didn’t even have an online presence.
Amazon was just getting started.
Entrepreneurs Discovered The Power
A new breed of entrepreneur was born.
The online entrepreneur.
These entrepreneurs could see that using the internet was a way to reach a far larger audience than was ever previously possible.
Not only that but they also discovered that the cost to do this was virtually eliminated.
No longer did they have to worry about the high costs associated with brick and mortar buildings.
Or the need to stock large inventories of products.
Fast Forward To Today
Basically the web has become totally commercialized with every type of product under the sun being sold.
Not only that but its possible to buy products from the other side of the world and have them delivered to your door step in a few days.
Totally amazing if you ask me.
Technology has opened the door for everyday people to get an online business started.
Instead of having a brick and mortar building to sell from you now have a website.
You can now start an online business with free software and web hosting for as little as $15 per month.
All you would need to do is skip a cup of coffee everyday for a couple of weeks and you would be able to get your online business started.
That is why I decided to write this article “Can You Start An Online Business For The Cost Of A Cup Of Coffee”.
I wanted you to see that it really doesn’t cost a lot and the advantages that come with being an online business owner.
What Are The Advantages
So far I have talked about how inexpensive it can be to start an online business but that is not the only perk.
What you might also be interested in knowing is that its possible to run a online business without the need for inventory.
Yes its true.
You can basically make money selling other companies products.
Now you might be thinking to yourself that this is not a big deal because that is how selling works.
And your right but the other part of the equation is that you won’t have to deal with customers.
Plus you won’t need to get a resale certificate or any other special license that is typically needed if your a retailer.
Oh and there is one more advantage that is really my favorite.
You will have the advantage of running your online business from any location that you want with just your computer.
Let me list the advantages again for easy reference:
- Inexpensive to get started
- No need to stock inventory
- No special licenses required
- No customers to deal with
- Free to work from any location with a computer
There you have it.
How Does This Online Business Work
For starters your going to have to have a presence online and this is done with a website.
Your website is going to be your place of business where your visitors (future customers) come to get answers.
But you might be wondering what you will be selling?
Well for starters its best to choose products that you might be familiar with.
For example are you into yoga?
You can set up an online business that is related to yoga.
Maybe your into travel.
Then your website could be focused on the travel niche.
Ultimately there are millions of different categories of products that you can choose to sell online.
I am sure you can come up with some that would make a great business idea.
But I Don’t Know How To Set Up A Website
Don’t be worried if you have no experience with setting up a website.
The technology that is available today allows just about anyone the ability to set up their own website.
You don’t need to know any code or be a web designer.
I know I’m not.
I did a post that shows you how to do it step by step that you can read about here.
Fill Your Website With Quality Content
You have your niche figured out and your website set up with a good looking theme.
Now you need to add content that is based around your niche ( business idea).
When people that are interested in your niche do a search in the major search engines such as Bing and Google your website will be listed.
The trick to getting your content ranked in the search engines is to use the keywords that people are using when they do their search.
For example lets say that you want to buy a set of roller blades for your kids.
You would probably do a search using the keyword “best roller blades for kids”.
If this is a keyword that you targeted with your website then your post would be listed and you would get visitors to your site.
Its really not that hard to learn how to write good content using the best keywords.
Keep reading till the end and I will show you how to start an online business for the cost of a cup of coffee.
Set Goals & Be Consistent
One of the most important aspect of starting an online business is to be focused and consistent.
Purge the thought of making quick money.
There is a lot hype that you will come across from marketers looking to sell you on the idea of overnight success.
Truth is your going to be disappointed unless you set goals and go after what you really want.
Consistently adding content to your website over months will result in more and more visitors.
Some of these visitors will become customers.
The more focused and consistent you are in your online business the more visitors you will get and the more money you will make.
It All Starts With You
There has been no better time than now to get started online with your own business.
For less than a cup of coffee a day you could actually be building a future as an online entrepreneur.
I see people doing it everyday.
This is why I encourage people to get started.
It doesn’t matter if your a beginner or have some prior experience in the business world.
Everyone has the opportunity to pursue their dreams thanks to technology that has made it easier and cost effective.
So the question has been answered as to whether you can start an online business for the simple cost of a cup of coffee.
Take the next step and get rolling now.
I am ready to help as well and all it takes is just a 5 step process which I show you how to do.
Just follow the link below and lets get started building your online business with a free membership to my favorite community.
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