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8. Keep it up. If you're right, don't ever quit. Be ready to test and modify. Work on it daily, regularly. Love it or loose it. Promote it everywhere you go. Hang a window sign on your car.
9. Keep it positive (About everything). No one ever built a statue to a critic. Use good language. Profanity in any form degrades you not reader. Be a leader. Have a quiet I can do it attitude. Don't knock competition. Avoid negative people. Don't lie. Be honest about everything.
10. Keep it. Copyright and trademark everything. Use license agreements. Pay bills and avoid lawsuits. Have access to competent legal counsel. Have a reliable, friendly and supportive ISP.
Having an e-commerce small business on Internet is one of most exciting things I have done. That doesn't mean it has always been easy or profitable. But it is worth it.
Mick Meredith is web master and owner of Kids Against Drugs National Campaign For A Drug Free America. He has written and designed Family Programs to help family members turn their backs away from drug and substance abuse. These are available at http://www.kidsagainstdrugs.com/ e-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org