Internet is becoming a part of our lives nowadays and in the near future I would say, everybody on the earth will have an Internet connection with a computer in his/her home. This is of course a good news. One more good news is you are left to think about how you can build your own business based on this fact. This is the right time for you to get your hands on in online business which is something good that you are doing for your future. People who became millionaires because of online business were people who started their business in the transition period. A transition period is when people start to accept a particular technology and start using it with interest. Google became the god father of search engines when people were searching for a tool where they can get organized information. When you give people more than what they exactly expect you would be the king in that business. So, if you have an out-of-box-idea then, you are ready to earn millions of dollars. Particularly in India, the Internet transition has started and it is still in the premature stage and the market is really huge. Lot of people are waiting for your idea to enjoy experiencing it.
You might be wondering what the hell I am talking about, something like online business..? What is that? How to do it?? Alright, Don't worry. Today you have landed in the right place. I will take you into the online business world slowly by explaining things in a simple manner. OK, now let's come to our discussion
of starting an online business. In olden days, when people wanted to start a business they had to invest a huge sum of money and build factories, hire labourers, manufacture products, transport them to dealers and lots of other stuffs. But now, believe me, starting an online business needs nothing of the listed above!!! Amazing , isn't it? Even you don't need to invest!!! Your investment can be a big ZERO!!!
Now I am going to tell you what exactly I want you to do to start an online business. It is nothing but, 'Start your Website' today. When I say website, it can be a custom developed website or even a blog like what I have. If you develop a website, you need to spend some bugs to bring it out as a complete beautiful website. In case, if you go for a blog, it would take 5 minutes to create a blog. Hundreds of tools are out there online to build your blog to a wonderful product for your visitors.
My teacher use to say this often, that the last era was an industrial era and this is a knowledge era. In knowledge era, people who have out-of-box ideas and passion to work on those ideas can get to the top in a short period of time. They don't need to wait for decades to become millionaires unlike the old industrial era. You don't need to sell your products by marketing at the door step coz Internet takes care of the job. You don't need to hire anybody or don't need to manage labour problems and after all you don't need to have an Office!!! Everything becomes virtual. You just be the sole owner of your site or you can form a small group of your friends and invest a few bugs to get started. Believe me, in Internet, you are exposing your idea to billions of people around the world and the number is increasing day by day.
HOW TO START:
Before telling you how to start, I would like to clarify one of the most common questions that people ask me when I talk about website. DO I NEED TO BE AN EXPERT IN COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE? The answer is a big NO!!! Will you not be surprised if I say that my brother started his own blog and he is just 12 years? But that is true. I always reiterate that this is not an era where you write your JAVA or C or C++ programming code from scratch. Everything has already been done. You are just going to use them in the form of user friendly tools.
Now, coming to the most important point, what are you going to present in your website for your visitors? As I told you if you have a good idea to implement you can directly go and do it or if you are yet to frame your ideas then think for a moment before choosing a concept. There are a lot of concepts out there like social networking sites, content creation sites like wikipedias, encyclopedias, consulting sites, etc. You need to choose an area which you are very much interested. If you are a good writer, go for a blog and post your contents daily in the form of articles and advertise it to people. But, your content should be original and people should get something useful from your content. You need to engage your readers by useful activities and your engagement in your website should also be consistent. All I would say is , the first key to choose your theme for your website is choosing based on your passion.
The second important point is, try to choose a theme that would help wider audience in a long term. In other words, the theme or the concept of your website should be useful for your audience for at least another 4 to 5 decades or even more. In addition to this, try to choose a theme that has wide audience. Say, if you choose a theme something related to high quality writing, you are targeting the highly educated people. If you choose a theme like advertising and selling music albums, you are targeting a huge audience. The same thing applies for social networking sites and this is the the reason why they have become famous in a very short period of 4 to 5 years.
All the famous websites which are earning in millions of dollars are very young when compared to old industries which earn equal amount. Even social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace, Orkut, Twitter, were started just before 4 to 5 years. They are millionaires now. I know some of website owners who just sit and work from home earning 60,000 to 70,000 dollars a year after 6 to 7 years of online business experience. You should be patient to reach this mark. I am not revealing a secret that would make you a millionaire overnight. I am just exposing you to a new way of doing business and earning money in a short period of time unlike conventional business.
OK, I understand, now you will have a number of questions for me. Alright buddy! I have started a website with an idea and launched it? How will I earn money from this? Are you crazy? .... My answer for your questions would be wait for the next article. I will explain you how to transform a website into a wonderful business model.