- Category: Work
- Created on Tuesday, August 21 2012 |
- Written by Pete Kontakos
According to online sources internet spending will grow from $202 billion in 2011 to an estimated $226 billion by the end of 2012. Additional projections have internet sales rising to the over $327 billion by the end of 20161. With this type of revenue being generated and more to come, many women are turning to internet marketing to either create a business or supplement an existing business.
Here is a short list to help you decide if working online may be right for you.
Income- depending on the niche and traffic there is huge potential to carve out a brand online and then generate revenue day and night.
Flexibility- you can sell your own custom products, stock and ship someone else’s goods or even participate in affiliate or drop ship programs. If you have the imagination, you can find a way to earn a living online.
Family- Some women choose to stay at home with their children, working online allows an opportunity for mom to be at home with the kids and still generate a handsome income.
Investment- Any business that is generating sales has value to someone else. If you manage to create a steady stream of income the site and business might be sold to an interested buyer freeing up cash to either start a new business or invest in something else.
Start-up Cost- If you are time rich the start-up cost can be minimal when starting online. Hosting plans can be less than $100 per year and registering a domain name is often less than $10. If you have the ability to learn simple tools like word press you can put up a website in a matter of hours.
Working at Home Saves Money- Eating out for lunch, business suits or uniforms, fuel and day care can amount to hundreds of dollars every month. The money saved by staying home can be used in other ways such as vacations, paying down debt or even inventory for your online business.
Schedule- Unless there is a need to take and ship orders or handle customer service calls, there can be quite a bit of flexibility with the schedule. For instance a profitable affiliate site can earn money while on vacation, shopping at the mall or while at soccer practice. Once the site is ranking and generating traffic and sales it is a matter of maintenance then.
Pete Kontakos is a contributor that discusses a number of topics including online education, internet marketing, seo who also writes for http://ushcgshots.com/