The Internet has become a huge market place, and recent explosion in online retailing and e-commerce prove it. Merchants now have access to a world wide consumer base (no longer limited by their geographical location). People have become comfortable buying on Internet and are looking for products from all over world 24 hours a day -- think of different time zones. The total number of Internet users now stands at about 500 million and it is estimated that by year 2005, this number will triple. Imagine this number of people in world as your prospect customers or e-customers to be precise. This is a very powerful concept!
Anyone with a computer and access to Internet with basic skills can setup a home based business and tap into this huge market and sell virtually anything they wanted right from their home or anywhere they have Internet access.
Many have taken advantage of Internet's power; they are working at home using Internet's many work at home opportunities. You don't have to quit your job to start your own home business.
So what e-business can you start? how much money is needed to start?
Before being a huge market place, Internet, since it's inception, is place for Information. People surf big net looking for Information even when they are looking for a product to buy online, they are looking for Information on that product before they buy it.
There are many home e-business ideas you can explore. It all depends on how much time and money you want to invest to start your own small e-business. The key is to start very small with as little money as possible. Anything come to mind? you got it; selling Information is a great idea that cost little to no money to prepare into an e-product and sell it.
Selling Information or e-products has many advantages. You won't need products to stock, no warehouse, no office space, no employees, no merchant accounts, no shipping (instant delivery), and you don't need to go open your store every day. You can go to work if you like and let your small e-business run virtually unattended. Selling e-products is perfect fit for Internet.
Your e-product can be in form of e-book that is downloadable instantly or it can be in form of membership based website where you set-up a protected directory with your HTML pages in it.