The world today is being entirely reflected to the internet. Really, you can do on the internet virtually anything you do in the real world! Are you taking full advantage of it?
“How?” you could ask.
Internet X Real World
People are tempted to limit the internet power to make use only of the basic stuff we’re all used to do. After all, it’s possible to read your favorite newspaper on the web, to watch television with no need of a TV set, to buy goods and easily have them delivered home, and even, with the advent of social networks, to meet people from anywhere at any time.
However, the internet is a world with almost as many open possibilities as the real world itself. If you’re creative, open minded, you can take from it more than other people do.
Making money in the real world
Think about the real world. How can you make money in the real world? There’s an obvious range of options. You can work for someone, you can produce and sell something, you can offer people a service for money, you can open a store and resell goods, among others. Not to mention the illegal ways of making money we’re not supporting.
Just think of the many possibilities available in the real world! And that’s all because we’re free enough to give someone something and then demand money for that. I mean, it’s perfectly possible and legal to do such things. So, why not? Creative people simply make use of those means and are successful.
Making money on the internet
That’s where our mind broadens. Aren’t those kinds of moneymaking available on the internet? Yes, they are! You can work for someone through the internet. You can make a good product and sell it through the internet. You can use the internet to offer people services. You can open a store and resell goods.
You can open a store and resell goods. That’s something to talk about, since it’s an activity that calls another. Opening a store and reselling goods involves buying stuff, storing them and then selling them. Selling them involves having means of charging, being paid and delivering. And those are activities that happen differently on the internet.
In the real world virtually all commerce we see is a kind of reselling commerce. Supermarkets, electronic stores, fast food franchising, they’re all reselling stuff in some way. They all buy, store and then resell. People, maybe not even knowing how things happen beforehand, buy.
What’s the difference?
On the internet everything’s much faster. You can buy something in a couple of minutes, then, depending on the type of good, get it and store it in no more than some few more minutes.
Are you getting the point? You can get ready to resell something in just some minutes without having to stock anything!
Now, suppose you make a sale. Then you spend some minutes buying whatever you’ve just sold. If it’s a digital good you can “ship” it right away. If it’s a real one you just change the shipping address to the buyer’s when you make your purchase.
Then you realize internet’s making everything so much faster you can even invert the way things are done, just like big companies do on the web – they sell things first and make them later.
How could this possibly work?
“Why would someone buy a good for more expensive from you rather than buying directly the cheaper one from whoever you would buy from?” is a reasonable next question.
The answer is marketing. Just like in the real world. Someone would buy the good from you because you managed to reach that someone, so he or she got to know about the product because of you and from you. That usually happens in the real world, for you don’t see a lot someone telling a buyer to go somewhere else because it’s cheaper there. You invested harder and/or were more successful in marketing, so your reward is getting more money from the product than the original owner.
What’s the bottom-line here, then? If you want to make money through the internet, but you don’t believe in all those “earn thousands in a couple of minutes by doing nothing” scattered all around the internet, you should definitely consider using the internet just like you’d use the real world to make money. Commerce. Learning how to use the right tools and make good use of them in order to reach as many people as possible and selling them goods.
All right, is this hard to start?
Just remember you have to really learn the right paths to do that so you won’t be caught by fake promises and opportunities. Also you have to know how you should invest your money to get started, or you might spend a lot with no return before you finally get something coming in. You can learn that by reading serious books and websites (usually the good ones are well organized and good looking), choosing that which you trust the most and following its steps until the end, making it yours by doing your best at every part in which you’re supposed to choose, design, write and create. If you’re successful, you’ll have a good serious income for a good time and you’ll just have to do management and recycling so you can keep it working.