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The Biggest Advantages to Becoming an Online Entrepreneur

Updated on May 23, 2012

starting a home based online business is great for a number of various reasons

Starting an online business from home can be one of the best career opportunities that many people have ever seen.
Starting an online business from home can be one of the best career opportunities that many people have ever seen. | Source

There are a number of benefits found with being an online businessman

There are a number of different advantages to becoming an online entrepreneur that lots of people consider. For those businessmen that have taken the leap from the brick and mortar business world to the world wide web they have discovered that the transition offers them more than the usual additional income in their pockets.

These are several various benefits that identified as beneficial to becoming an online entrepreneur.

a) Forget the wardrobe

There is no workplace outfit or dress code to adhere to. Online is a world where you can work in your Bermuda shorts or your robe. You can forget the Wingtips and put on the flip flops.

Money is saved with no outgoing income for a work wardrobe and a leisure wardrobe. Additionally, dry cleaning and other costs associated with having to buy separate clothes for work and home can be avoided. The level of comfort cannot be forgotten with wearing what you want when you want to.

b) Little or no risk as a businessman

Selling products and services was done in a brick and mortar store several decades ago. Now anything that can be done in a brick and mortar store can be performed online when it comes to selling products and services to customers.

Imagine spending less than $100 for your domain name and hosting service provider versus the thousands that you can spend for overhead and rent expenses in a brick and mortar counterpart. Services can be subcontracted to other online businessmen without the same hassle of hiring permanent employees to fill your coffers.

Marketing services don’t need to be outsourced to a professional team with the benefit of social media at your fingertips. This can save a large amount of business revenue that would be spent with traditional business ventures.

c)You are the boss

The benefits of being your own boss can be immeasurable for some people. There are a number of people that simply find it difficult to work for someone else. One of the largest advantages of being your own boss is you own all of your work. Your ideas and work is your own.

d) Contentment with a career choice

There are lots of people that are hit with the decision to choose a career path immediately following high school. Decide on your college major and what you want to do for the rest of your life at the age of 18 or 19. Are you happy with your current career choice?

By the time people are in their twenties and thirties and have worked for a company or business for several years they may find what they wanted in an occupation at 18 or 19 isn’t the same as what they want for the rest of their lives. Having the opportunity to make a change to your career is an advantage afforded to an online entrepreneur.

e) Making your own work schedule

There are times when the regular 9 to 5 job doesn’t conform to what you need to do. You may want to enjoy a beautiful summer day at the beach instead of working at your desk and can do so as an online entrepreneur. When you take your vacations is your option. Calling in sick doesn’t mean that you may be fired when you make your own work schedule.

f) The internet isn’t done growing or evolving

Believe it or not the internet is still growing and evolving. Nearly 2 out of every 3 people in the world still are without internet access. This means that the internet still has room to grow. As the internet grows so will your income and marketplace as an online entrepreneur.

g) Earning passive income is an opportunity

Earning a passive income is a great way to put money in your wallet. This is an income received from your work over and over again by doing nearly nothing. Passive income is seen by many online businessmen while they sleep.

Great blogs and sites earn passive income on their own with little or no effort from creators. Content posted around the web with shared advertising revenue resources are generally the main contributors to passive income. Some articles are earning weeks and even years to come.

These are several great advantages to becoming an online entrepreneur. When you decide to build a career online do so with the knowledge that it is possible to earn an extraordinary income along with a few big bonuses for taking the electronic leap into the world of business.


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    • maryhoneybee profile image

      maryhoneybee 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      This is good advice for people who work better alone and in their comfort zone. It is a very appealling idea to make your own rules and schedule! Thanks for the hub! Voted up.

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      smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web

      thank you so much for your insightful comments. the internet is a great opportunity for many entrepreneurs that are willing to invest for a wonderful outcome. benefits are seen professionally and personally in a lot of circumstances.

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      Navneet Thakur 5 years ago from India

      good article

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      Just Ask Jess 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I am looking forward to getting started with th einternet to make money, but it really is an investment that takes time. This is great info, and really true why it is much better than regular work!