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3 Popular Online Businesses For Newbies

If you’re new to the internet, or new to business, or both, you may be curious about how you can get into the game.  There is a lot of money to be made by doing business online, not the least of which is avoiding the cost of leasing or owning a store-front and paying employees to run it.  But what type of online business is best for someone who doesn’t know the first thing about running one?  Of course you have interests and talents, but how do you turn them into profit?

Popular Online Businesses For Newbies

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1. Blogging

One way to start is with a blog.  If you can write, you can run a blog.  It is the easiest business to start on the internet because all you need to hit the ground running is a computer, an internet connection, and a brain.  This is the most basic way to use your interests to your advantage, and believe it or not, you can get paid for writing what you want.  Here’s how it works.  You start a blog and begin to build up a readership.  Right away, you can install programs like AdSense (run by Google) that allow ads to pop up on your site.  When someone clicks on them, you make money.  Simple as that.  From there, you will want to attract other advertisers, but that will take time and effort.  In order to make some real money, you’ll need to build up serious traffic (both new and return) and probably look into optimizing searches for your site (SEO).

2. Selling Products

You can also start an online store.  Pretty much anything you can sell in a store (and some stuff you can’t) can be sold online.  From clothing to cars to the album you recorded in your garage, if you can think of it, you can try to sell it.  That said, there are certain things to consider when setting up an online store, mainly: how do people pay for it, how does it get shipped, and why should people come to you instead of another vendor?  You’ll also want to think about how much work you can reasonably handle on your own, since chances are, that’s how you’ll be starting out.

3. Selling Services

Finally, you can use the internet to market yourself.  If what you have to offer is a service rather than a product, you can do it online through a third party like ODesk (for anyone who does internet based work like writing, marketing, or graphic design) and Craig’s List, or by creating a website through which prospective clients can view samples of your work and contact you.  You can also create pages on social networking sites like FaceBook to help promote your product or service, as well as get in contact with prospective clients…for free!

It’s surprising how much money can be made on the internet, and for most people who are starting out, online business is an excellent way to cut initial cost.  You can run your entire operation from home and be your own boss.  And all the resources you need to help you get started are just a click away, so consider doing business online as an alternative to the traditional brick and mortar store.

Author Bio:- Guest Post by Sarah Davis of DiscountVouchers.org where you can find Comet Discount Vouchers.

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  • Ram kumar

    May 22, 2010, 4:58 am

    wow…its really helpful buddy thanks for the post 🙂

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  • Vinay

    May 23, 2010, 6:16 pm

    I think blogging will help any new comer if they have a 1% of memory and 99% of smartness 🙂 Awesome post Bilal 🙂

    Reply
  • sriram

    June 30, 2011, 12:54 pm

    Nice post.
    Planned to start website.
    Will you please tell me what are all the steps i have to follow.
    Bcos im kid in blogging world.

    Reply

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