Starting An Online Business Is Not Expensive
Depending on the type of business you wish to start, your start-up
costs can be as little as $ 50 or less, even close to free if you use
companies like Bravenet
The fact is, most businesses do NOT need to incur expensive start-up
costs … and most businesses should not invest a lot of start-up
capital before they've tested their business and their market
online. That's where so many "dot bombs" made such a grave mistake
in the past, and there's just no need to take that risk.
Only once you've tested your business idea on the Net and found it
to be a viable opportunity should you start investing in the kind of
software, web design, inventory (or whatever) that you'll need to
grow your business. Then again, you may want to just do it all
yourself every step of the way …
These days, you can keep your start-up costs down to approximately
50 bucks or less. And you can begin adding the other components of
your online business once you've proven that your business can be
And you do not need a product idea to start —
— and not only that: If you do start with a product idea … you'll
be off to a bad start!
The reality is, most businesses that start off with what they think
is a good product idea are destined for failure. Your product might
be great, but if nobody wants it, your business is not going to get
That's why it makes so much more sense to look for your market
first. If you can find a need in a market you can reach, then simply
give them what they're asking for … your business is bound for
success from day one.
For example, there is a man named Eric Weeks who does not really like
trucks very much – he's never owned one himself. But when he
noticed that thousands of people search the Internet for "truck
accessories "every day, he knew there was a market just waiting for
him to give them what they needed …
When his Truck-Bed-Covers.com was only one year old, he was
generating $ 800,000 annually in online sales!
Eric's advice is, "I sure as heck would not consider building an e-
commerce site on personal interests. So whether it's weight loss or
travel, home business or truck bed covers … if enough people are
interested in those subjects, then THERE is where you need to apply
your efforts. "
It pays to remember: Find your market FIRST. Then look for a product
to give them.
These people found their markets and we'll show you how you can too.