Starting a business from home is now within the reach of stay at home mums as well as young executives because of the opportunity the Internet offers. The internet does not require the intensive capital start up cost of a traditional brick and motar business. Take for example, facebook.com. It was valued by Microsoft at $2.2billion dollars. The cyberworld has allowed many people to make a comfortable 4 figure income and some have become internet millionaires.
Selling products on the internet does require a little skill. This will include copy writing, html, usage of autoresponders, tracking systems, outsourcing to graphic designers, driving traffic, split testing, Pay Per click etc. For someone who has zero knowledge, naturally, they will find it difficult to make money online until they learn the skill sets to earn money in the internet industry.
For example, an earner in the Internet MLM industry will normally have the skill sets of a trainer and communicator, whether it be in vocal or writing. They earn an income month after month because they are able to pass the skill sets down to their members that duplicate the results. We all know that people don't stay in an MLM business if they're not making money...thus being a good trainer and able to communicate ideas effectively to their downline is a necessary skill set of a top earner in the Internet MLM industry. Advanced tracking and split testing is not a major strength.
For an earner in the CPA or Sales of products, they don't have to worry about being an effective trainer, nor pass on their skills, nor help anyone else make a living online. After all, those they teach, will likely become their competitors, a conflict of interest arises. Instead their skill set is in the area of split testing, and tracking of results, conversion improvement. The drawback of this model, is that we constantly need to think of how to sell and there is little leverage.
Most people who want to make money online want to do it as fast as possible. The best way to do this is to copy someone's business model. Since these are usually trade secrets, its only possible to do this by paying a huge some of money to a professional, learn from a successful friend, or find a mentor. Once the skills for making money online has been passed on to you, it will be a money making skill set you can keep for live. So long as the internet exists, there will be an avenue for you to make a living online.
Now is a great time to establish a business from home internet opportunity.