How To Make Money On The Internet

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					by: Riley McBride

Being the owner of an online business is one of the best feelings I know.

The startup costs are very small in comparison to starting a "dirt world" business. Before the
Internet, setting up in business was a high risk activity. You could invest thousands in an idea
that you really believe in only to find and nobody else believes in it. I'm sure you've heard the
statistics : ninety five percent of new startups fail. Not a great figure, it has to be said.

I'm not saying that starting an Internet business is likely to succeed any more than a regular
business but the risks involved are much smaller. You could start up fifty online businesses for
the amount of money you may have invested in a real world business. That is quite a powerful
fact. On the Internet you have room to fail. You just have to pick yourself up and try something

Another reason setting up an Internet business is a smart decision these days, is the fact that more
and more people are parting with their cash online every single day. No, I'm not talking about
credit card fraud, I'm talking about consumers starting to prefer the online experience to traipsing
around a shopping center arguing with their partner! Or is that just me?

Many people are starting to trust online transactions and this can only continue. As a matter of
fact, buying products online is a much safer activity than handing over your credit card in your
favorite restaurant. So you trust that guy behind the counter do you? This increase in online
transactions is good news for you if you're looking to start an online business.

In 2005, for the first time, the Internet advertising spend overtook traditional media advertising.
This is a hugely significant fact. Comparatively, companies spent more advertising online than
they did placing adverts in print media, television and radio. This means that companies are
beginning to see the power of the Internet and what it can do for their business.

Furthermore, a fantastic benefit to doing business online is the fact that in most cases, selling
instantly deliverable products on the Internet such as ebooks and software provides a passive
income for years to come. You set the business up once and it pays you over and over again.
Does that beat working the 9-5 for forty years? ummmm ... you bet it does.

Of course you do need to maintain your business, or businesses but compared to an offline
business this pales into insignificance. You can easily maintain ten, twenty or even fifty online
businesses every day. I should know, I have done so.

Something else to think about is that many investment companies are now looking online and
they are buying web properties in ever increasing numbers. For them it's a no brainer. If you can
demonstrate that you are putting a certain amount of money in and realizing a certain return then
you have a quantifiable business. Businesses which can prove they are in profit are selling for
big money online at the moment.
This is only set to continue. Recently I saw one website sell for upwards of forty grand. This
website has only been online for six months but the owner knew enough to be able to instantly
create a profitable business. Forty thousand dollars! For you, maybe this is a lot of money but to
an investment firm this is nothing. Especially if the business can create a thousand percent profit
which many online businesses can easily do.

It's an investment firm's dream come true. Why should they have to rely on uncertain and
downright dodgy investments when they can buy web properties which are almost guaranteed to
turn a profit. In the years to come you will see many valuable web properties being bought and
sold online. Now is the time to build your business.

In 2005 one guy sold four web sites for over five million dollars. He had owned these web sites
for just over one year. He had been able to show a consistent profit over the twelve months and
so had created a very valuable web property. Five million dollars may sound like a lot but these
websites will have the potential to make way more than that over time. By the way, these were
one or two page web sites.

You can easily create businesses for around one hundred dollars. You will have to invest another
couple of hundred in advertising but if you do it right you could be turning a profit inside thirty
days. Keep records for three to six months and sell your business for a massive profit. The best
bit is, once you have sold your business you can do it all over again. You can even do it in the
same niche if you like!

So now there is no doubt left in your mind that setting up an online business is what you want to
do .. how do you do it? This is where the fun begins! There's so much information out there that
you will almost certainly suffer from information overload at some point. We've all been there.

However, most of this info is filler and misinformation. There are only three or four genuine
tactics which you need to know about in order to profit handsomely online. To get more info on
these strategies please see the resource box at the end of this article. Now go forth and profit!

This article was posted on February 13, 2006

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