What to do about starting an online business !
Based on my short
period as an online e-commerce business owner I would like to share
some of my experiences and thoughts.
Firstly it is important
to be on the lookout for a business opportunity. Perhaps you have a
friend or relative who is already an Internet Business Owner. Maybe
you want something different, something to which you can relate. So
look around ...
Secondly you need to be
in the right place at the right time to find that ideal match of the
product and what is required of you. Some people are OK with coffee, some
are interested in blogging, some just want a cash reward. Trawl through YouTube, search using Ask.com or Google. Be imaginative with your search questions!
Once you have found a
couple of options and before diving straight in and signing up, it is
best to investigate the details and the structure of the business.
IBOtoolbox is clearly a good and safe place to start. Read the blogs
put out by BOtoolbox Business Owners. Look at the main company website. Watch the
company videos. Look to see if there are any YouTube videos. Make
contact with the company. Even make contact with one (or more) of the
business members. Do you homework before committing.
Next find out the
charges and costs involved. Is registration free? Will there be a
monthly or quarterly charge? Do I need to buy or move a minimum of
product? Are there any one off cost options? Is there a quota to
fulfil? Where does my money go? Is any cost involved reasonable and
fixed? When do I get my money and how am I paid? Do I understand the
product? How much time will I have to commit? What am I prepared to
spend by way of cash or time? Can I select my sponsor? Again
IBOtoolbox will allow you to search for all those individuals involved in any one
business. Check them out !!
OK there are a lot of
questions above. Some will be easy to answer. Some you might be
tempted to skim over. Remember any error of judgement will be down to
you. The only person that you might need to blame is yourself. Ask
questions. Take advise. Think through your next step and the next
step and the next step !
And finally - once you
have decided, the only thing left to do is to sign up, to register,
to join the company, to become part of the team. All the best with your endevour!!
Most of us will have
our favourite industry, or product with which we would like to be
associated. Some even have more than one business and so have the
best of both worlds. As one business does well maybe the other is in
the doldrums !
For my part, I would
suggest you look at Karatbars International. Use referral link http://www.karatbars.com/landing/?s=centrepoint for more information.
Till next time - Go IBO