Title: Retail Stores Online Word Count: 579 Summary: One of the most popular Home Based Businesses for 2007 was Online Retail Stores. Many people want to own their own online store without the overhead of a typical brick and mortar store. You can see searches being done daily on the major search engines for phrases like online retail store, retail store, web based store, online store and online retail business. Keywords: Online retail store, online store, dollar store, Jewelry store, discounted jewelry, work at home Article Body: One of the most popular Home Based Businesses for 2007 was Online Retail Stores. Many people want to own their own online store without the overhead of a typical brick and mortar store. You can see searches being done daily on the major search engines for phrases like online retail store, retail store, web based store, online store and online retail business. With the explosive growth of the Internet, it's no wonder online businesses are very popular. Why? Well when you think about the cost of a typical brick and mortar business, there is no comparison. You do not have the normal expenses of a regular business. When you start a business you have to think of rent, utilities, insurance, salaries, inventory cost, advertising and all of the other overhead cost that goes along with getting a business functional. Once you business is up and running it takes time to get the customers up to a level where you are profitable. In many cases banks really like to see profit and loss statements for the last (5) five years. They figure if you are around for (5) five years then you have a good chance of surviving. When I took a look at what types of online businesses are available I was quite impressed. They are plentiful and you have none of the above costs. You have access to millions of people utilizing the Internet. It is truly mind-boggling when you think of the overall concept. People are having great success daily simply creating businesses such Online Jewelry Stores and Online Dollar Stores. When researching these businesses you will find that you can get your online web site up and running in minutes. In fact I have listed below a few of the things I found included in the companies I looked at: * Web Site included * Instant store setup * Hundreds of name brand products * You receive commissions on every sale * Training - utilizing free startup guide * Marketing consultation There are many ways to make money online. The amazing part is it is only going to get better and better. More companies than ever are turning to the millions of people accessing the Internet offering discounted prices for shopping online. Think about it the companies have access to millions of new customers with minimal costs. They are able to offer discounted prices on products and shipping. What I think it great is that anyone can own his or her own online business. You do not have to have prior experience nor do you have to have any formal education. Anyone can create wealth with utilizing the Internet. Everyone gets a chance to improve his or her lifestyle. Amazing! When looking for any online opportunity you need to do your research. With most anything in life you have to be careful so that you don't get involved with companies that will take your time and money. I recommend either using a website like mine, other sites you are familiar with that has done the research, or be prepared to do it yourself. It takes time, but you need to do one or the other. Please feel free to read both this article or one of my many others by visiting my link in the resource box below. Many people are afraid to try. The costs for the online opportunities I have found are minimal. You can spend more money going out to dinner with your family. Why not give yourself a shot. Go for it!