Guest Post: Starting an Internet Business - Business Models

Today, we have a great guest post from Laurie Neumann. In the following post, she overviews the different types of business models you can get into in order to start your own online business. So, here are your options. Now, go out and make something happen.

Starting an internet business has become a common desire today among many. But to do this, you need to know how to start one. In other words, what business models can be used in starting an internet business? This is the topic of this article. I want to discuss business models that you can use to get started in an internet business.

Offer a Service

You can offer a service online such as web design, editing, writing or graphic design. If you want to offer a more "hands on" type of service, such as pet sitting, computer repair, or cake decorating, you can still take it to the internet by creating a website. It is another way to get your name out there.

Sell a Product

You can sell products through the internet. You have some options here.

* Sell your own product
* Sell products through affiliate marketing
* Sell products through dropshipping

You'll need to create a website and bring in tons of traffic. Both doable, but will entail a lot of work.

Sell on eBay

Obviously, this still involves selling products, but this is a little different. The difference being that you don't have to set up a website (you still can if you want) or do as much marketing. eBay is a worldwide marketplace, and many people come to eBay ready to buy - they don't necessarily have to be persuaded. The key here is to find products that sell well and keep offering them. You can find a wholesaler to work with, buy the products from them, and then resell them at a higher price.

Start a Membership Site

Membership sites have become a popular way of starting an internet business. With this business model, you would set up a membership site, and offer materials, resources or information to your members. People would pay a monthly charge to remain a member of your site.

Adsense Sites

Google will share their profits with you if you allow them to place their ads on your website. In this business model, it works best to center a website around a certain topic and intertwine Google ads into the content on the site. This is a good model to be used on its own because you will be sending people away from your website to other sites when someone clicks on an ad. So, if can be quite distracting if you are trying to sell other products on your site. Whenever someone clicks on an ad, you and Google both make some money.

Starting an internet business can be fun and profitable, but you need to decide how you will do business. If you are looking for additional ideas for starting a business, visit Legitimate Home Based Business Laurie Neumann