Working from home means that an individual will have no travelling to do, their overheads will be small and they will have considerable freedom with their time usage.

The Basics

With only a small number of resources it is possible for an individual to go into business as an online retailer. It would be necessary to have a computer with internet access and an email account.

A person would need to establish a credit or debit facility to be able to pay for any product or service. Some thought and outlay would be necessary to set up a website or sales page and it would be advisable to organize web hosting so that they could operate twenty four hours a day. The most important consideration and investment of all would be securing product or a service to sell.

Online selling involves three possible options. It is possible to sell physical products such as cosmetics or shoes, to sell downloadable products such as software or e books or else to sell a service online.

Online sellers could operate by selling a product of their own or else they sell other people’s products. By selling their own product on line an operator has the opportunity to reach a huge market and to reduce their capital investment in physical premises.

This can be a very positive move for individuals who have product. People who have no product of their own to sell can still sell online by operating as middlemen.

To do this individual’s could approach another retailer and offer to sell their product online for them for a commission. An alternative
would be to sell as online affiliate in the digital market place and receive a cut of profit for every sale made.