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Materials and costs involved in starting an internet based business

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Technology and Computers | Post Date: 2009-10-19

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Planning to start an online business is a big step. It needs commitment and motivation. There are many people who have tried to start an online business and have left it midway due to various reasons. The reasons include lack of commitment. There are others who have become frustrated because of lack of immediate returns and have left their online business. Once a person takes a big decision to start an online business cones the next phase of planning for the business.

There are many articles and ideas available on the internet for the various methods of earning an online income. There are no articles though, on the costs and the materials that are involved in starting an online business. Some of the businesses may not need many fancy stuff because of the level of business. Starting a business on a large scale needs more investment than a business that is started on a small scale.

The various costs associated with internet based businesses;

1. Computer and accessories:

If the internet based business is going to be run by a single person, then the person needs only a single computer. If the business is planned with more than one person working, then there is a need for at least two or more terminals for the business. All the accessories should also be budgeted for. Actually depending on the business, the accessories themselves can add up to quite a huge sum.

2. Website registration and design:

The cost of the web site, if one is being planned for. The designing of the website would be better if it is done professionally and this will cost money too. So the cost of registering a web site and also designing the web site has to be budgeted for when you plan the business.

3. Internet access:

There are various accessory services that are necessary for the starting of the business. One of the most basic necessities is the presence of an internet connection. Along with the internet connection, a phone line is necessary to be able to do business. The initial costs and the recurring costs have to be taken into account when one is planning for the business.

4. Advertising:

Advertising for an internet based business may not really take up a lot of cost when compared to the advertising for a non internet based business. The cost that is involved may all be for increasing the web traffic that needs to be directed to your site. This can be done in many simple methods. There are various methods of directing internet traffic from search engines and also from social sites to your site. Link building is one of the very popular methods of redirecting traffic. Other methods of advertising include creating banners and displaying them on other sites. Sales can also be increased by content writing for your site that makes the site appear in a search. All these require money, but the cost relative to a non internet based business is less.

These are the various costs and materials involved in a basic internet based business. There are many complicated businesses that require more money in terms of investment and material purchase.

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About Author / Additional Info: I am a physiotherapist and also a freelance writer. I have been writing for many blogs and websites and also take up freelance assignments. Comments are welcome at prakashdavid@rediffmail.com

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