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Old 18th February 2010, 07:50 PM   #1
Jaime M.

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Lightbulb Some Of The Cons&Pros To Having A Online Business

<-----IN MY OPINION----->


#1) In some cases, selling any products online may be harder than selling them offline. While in offline world you do business with people face to face, but in the online world of business, you need to get them to visit your website.

#2) Unless you have an advertising budget to spend, (in order to drive traffic to your site), you will have to learn how to do that in as many free ways as you can find. This can take a lot of work, & a lot people are not willing to do that.

#3) Does takes time to learn the steps and all the skills you need to know.


#1) Online businesses can make you a lot of money because they are open 24 hours a day. This means you can potentially earn money every day of the week around the clock.

#2) You do not need to hire any employees to run your online business. (unless you need to outsource jobs that you yourself are unsure how to do)

#3) It is relatively inexpensive to do. As a matter of fact many internet business opportunities can be started for little or no money out of your pocket.

#4) Once you learn, ONE TIME, the basics and all the other information & skills you need to know/develop( in order to run your online business)...., you will not need to learn again. You just need to learn it once so if you devote the time into it, you will be able to operate your own business. A lot of times things appear to be more difficult just because it looks scary...once you get into learning how to do certain aspects, you can see its not that difficult.

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ON A IMPORTANT PERSONAL TIP......I was a complete newbie myself and completely unknowledgeable to the whole having your own online business concept. And this was only 3 mths ago! In all seriousness!!! So I do know how it is. Now I know, or have access to all the information and tools I could possibly need. And now I am running my own online web business, building websites, configuring web pages, link building, inserting web codes into my page, etc. This is all stuff I never thought I would be able to learn or do on my own. So i really can say if I can do it, I know a lot more people can if they just take control & give it an honest try! Make a way for yourself! I hope all this helped you in your decision.....

Please PM me if you would like me to go into exactly how I ran across these tools and information that allowed me to get my web business up so fast, and that gave me the know how, instead of the usual run around. I know how that is. So I want to help people find the basic info they need, but most importantly how to get the knowledge and skills, so that they can know everything that is going on in their web business. It calls for a certain type of character to become a successful online marketer / online business owner. If you have that character and chose to overcome all the initial obstacles. There is nothing that could stop you from building a very successful and profitable business online. Remember anything worthwhile is never easy.

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Old 19th February 2010, 07:04 AM   #2

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Thank you for this. This is very helpful.

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Old 19th February 2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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Hi Jaime M.!
Good information and well said. You are correct that anyone can do this.

The problem that I run into with people getting started is that they expect it to happen on it's own. There is work that has to be done. It's not difficult. If you have bigger budget, some of it can be purchased or farmed out.

But overall, you don't need a lot of money.

Good info! Good luck!

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Old 21st February 2010, 06:14 AM   #4
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At present it's impossible to be successful without going online as most businesses are concentrated there. The main advantage of online business is your possibility to grasp more public.

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Old 21st February 2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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4 pro and 3 cons-that what make me stick to focus on online business with all the pain and pleasure,although yet I reselling other people product. I know I will be there one day .thanks for showing me the cons,that what make me minimum my mistake of online business on the future

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Old 2nd March 2010, 05:02 AM   #6
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Its almost impossible to get success i businesses without going online in the changing world of today and despite all of its cons, its really helpful in getting ones business promoted.

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Old 2nd March 2010, 05:20 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Jaime M. View Post

Please PM me if you would like me to go into exactly how I ran across these tools and information that allowed me to get my web business up so fast, and that gave me the know how, instead of the usual run around.
Best Wishes To You All,
Jaime M.
Please post that information on this thread, I would luv to read it. I am sure others would, as well.

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Old 24th March 2010, 05:01 AM   #8

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My personal cons is that having an online business keeps you from rent problems, I mean in my country the rent pay is just incredible and it's hard to manage such expences with positive result in the end
just my 5 cents...

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Old 22nd May 2010, 07:58 AM   #9

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The pros and cons are true and moreover , it’s the easy way to earn without require any huge investment and that online business will excel in your career if you willing to do good work…!!

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A good online business is it's own investment, both in money and time. You might make it a success without too much of either but it's highly unlikely. That's like expecting to win the lottery with a single ticket, people do it, but it's up to luck, and nobody controls luck. Expect to spend money, a website can be had for almost nothing, but it's more work than paying up front, I'm not saying you shouldn't try and save I'm saying expecting an online store for free means you should also expect to work your buns off to get anything out of it. Expect to spend loads of time, you may be able to make a few sales without much effort but a truly successful online business. that generates any real money, needs to be marketed daily, sales tended to, and hundreds of other small things you won't think of until after you have committed to your company.

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