The Internet is Great for Home Business
By Craig Osenbaugh
Wednesday, March 02, 2005; 2:00pm EST
Home business and work at home opportunities have always been
around and always will be. While there are many scams designed only
to take your hard earned money there are also many legitimate home
business opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to earn extra
money working at home.
The problem has always been that it is difficult to get funding for
a home business and if you do not have the necessary funds for
initial inventory, equipment, marketing and promotion it can be
almost impossible to get your business off the ground. The Internet
has changed all of that.
The Internet is great for home business because it provides the
opportunity for the individual to get started in a real business
from home with very little up front costs. The Internet has made it
for home business to compete on a global scale with much larger
Armed with nothing but a website and a product or service to sell an
individual sitting at home at a computer can do business all over
the world and appear to be a large established business. The
Internet has leveled the playing field in the new e-commerce
Here are some reasons as to why the Internet has become so popular
for starting a home business.
1. Ease of use and affordability of a website. A website can be
obtained for around $20.00 per month and most of the web hosting
companies offer software applications for easy website development.
You can do a search online for web hosting providers and you will
find many low costs options.
2. Home business entrepreneurs do not have any overhead. The
Internet home business does not have the expenses often associated
with a traditional brick and mortar business. Most people who start
an Internet businesses already have a computer and access to the
3. Inventory is usually not needed. Dropshipping is very common
among Internet retail businesses. This means that the seller does
not have to invest in inventory up front. Products are not ordered
until they are sold and then they are sent directly from the
distributor to the customer.
4. Pay for Performance Advertising and Promotion programs. Per per
click marketing programs are great for home business because you
don�t pay unless someone is clicking through to visit your website.
Some of the good pay per click companies include Google AdWords� and
The Internet has opened the door for home business and work at home
opportunities. There are many good opportunities to make money
online with a variety of businesses. Anyone interested in starting a
home business on the Internet should carefully evaluate the business
idea or opportunity before jumping in head first. Once you find the
right opportunity go for it and work hard and you may be well on
your way to a successful home business.
About the Author
Craig Osenbaugh is a home business entrepreneur, webmaster, author and
proud member of the PIPS community: http://www.GotPips.com