Saturday, July 21, 2012

Starting an Online Business Checklist for Success

Starting a successful online business requires proper planning and implementation. If you miss a crucial step, this can hinder or delay your online success. Creating an internet business involves much more than just building a website. You need to treat it seriously as a business for it to succeed and give you the results you are after. Before you launch your online business, here is a checklist of things you need to do to ensure that your business will be successful.

Checklist 1: Proper Planning Lays the Foundation

The first item in starting an online business checklist is to determine what kind of internet business you want to start. Do you want to start an e-commerce store to sell your own products? Do you want an information website that will make money though advertising or a membership website? The next thing is to identify your target market and study it to determine their unmet needs. Study your competition to get an idea of the needs of your target market not met by the existing businesses. This will help you decide the kind of services to offer your target market and in selecting your site's domain name. After you determine the viability of your idea, write a business plan for your online business.

Checklist 2: Sort out Capital and Legal Issues

The second starting an online business checklist item is to understand and fulfill the capital and legal requirements. Determine the start up capital required and how you will raise the money. Learn about the applicable taxes, benefits and the kind of insurance that you will need to pay for as an online business owner. You need to find out the legal requirements for starting a business online in your area and meet them. These may include obtaining licenses and registering for taxes. Understand the government regulations for conducting an online business in your area.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Start Your Online Business Today

Owning a business is not just about money. Of course we need money to live, eat and enjoy ourselves, but it's more than that. It' s a lifestyle. A lifestyle with an abundance of wealth and the freedom to enjoy it.

In order to live the lifestyle, you need to set up automated systems that allow you to progressively grow your business. You can easily run an online company that generates $100,000 or more each month. But since you're only one person, you need to simplify your business by automating as much as possible.

You can start any type of business you wish, but my recommendation would be to start an information publishing business. Your costs are extremely low, you have no overhead, your customers receive their products automatically, so you don't have to be physically involved in the sales process, your profit margins are extremely high, and you can run your business anywhere in the world with access to a computer and an internet connection.


If you are under financial pressure or personal stress, you need to relax. Trying to make money by the end of the week is a band aid fix. You'll be looking for money by the end of next week again, and the week after that. A proper business gives you a long term solution to your finances. In the online world, your business can make you money the very first month you start. The next month, your online income should grow and the month after that it should grow again. Your income should continue to grow month after month. So take a deep breath and find a quiet place where you can concentrate and get your business started.

Scary Statistics

93% of Americans who reach the age of 65 are either dead or dead broke. After forty years of hard work, 93% are in poverty or dead. These facts are from a study by the US Department of Labor Statistics. But it doesn't stop there.