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Thinking of Starting a Business Online – Where to Begin

First of all you need a real plan. A plan would outline what resources you have to invest, as far as your time, money and skills. There are no deal breakers here as even if you have very little time and/or money and skills you can still start a business on the Internet. Depending on how determined you are, there are ways to make up for any deficit you may perceive.

The key there is determination. If you have absolutely no money to work with then outside of starting to save a few dollars every time you get money, there is also taking stock of what you do spend your money on. All bets are off that if you are really committed to the idea of having your own business, you can make a few sacrifices as far as non-essentials – entertainment, trips, or luxuries.

You can be real direct with this and for example when you would normally pay for tickets to some event, take the exact amount you would pay and put it away in a savings account for your business operating expenses. When you decide you don’t really need to take that trip, figure how much gas you saved and the bridge tolls, etc. and put that away.

With your time, this is a major factor particularly if you have no money as you will need to spend more time working in doing this for yourself if you can’t pay for services. If you feel you don’t have the skills, then you can always learn how to do things. Your major, free resources are the search engines like Google.com where just about anything you ask under the sun will be answered within minutes. It may take you some time to go through all the results you get though.

There are even free courses that you can take online at organizations like W3schools.com. These can be basics all the way to more technical to learn how to build and/or maintain websites. There are also community colleges online where you can take excellent courses for just a few dollars and you can do it in the evening and weekends right along with your day job.

Determination and sacrifice – these are key ‘skills’ that you need if you are going to challenge yourself. It isn’t easy to work all day, commute, have a family and then devote time to being online to start a business. Thousands of people do it and it is very gratifying when you find yourself spending time improving your lot rather than playing the big couch potato and wasting your time.

This is not to say you don’t need fresh air and exercise as well as plenty of sleep. You will find however once you get into it that it will all fit nicely. You will make it fit if you really want to start a business. You will be amazed where you can find money, time and skill when you need it.

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