One of the best business models to use online involves starting up some sort of service. Now while this is a very diverse topic and there are litterally hundreds if not thousands of different types of services that you could perform online, I am going to keep it simple here and only talk about Internet marketing type services.
You see, there are hundreds, if not millions of people online who are in need of a service to be performed. Everything from article writing, ebook authoring, proof rreading and editing just to name a few. These are all services that you could perform and make money with.
There are even individuals writing blog posts for blog owners and people building web pages and so on. So as you can see, there is a whole lot that you can do online as a service to begin to make a steady income.
However, in order to keep that steady income coming, you must provide quality work, continuous communication with the customer and so on. You must also have a good turn-around rate meaning that you can get the job done rather quickly from start to finish. The faster you are at performing the service and the higher the quality of work that is done will insure you much business in the future.
However, the most important factor that will keep your business above water is transparency and honesty. Both of these things go hand in hand to provide you and your customers an optimum experience. So why provide a service instead of selling products? Well service based businesses are the types of businesses that are ongoing and are green in that they are needed for many years to come. That is; a service based business can perform that service for many years to come whereas a product can quickly loose its appeal and usefulness over a period of time.
Now this isn’t to say that products being sold online can’t make you any money because they still can. It is just that depending upon the type of product will determine its overall sales value within the next few years or so. For example, many ebooks on Internet marketing that were written now will be of little value within the next few years or so because the Internet is constantly changing and evolving and what used to work before will then no longer work and the product is rendered useless information. However, if you run a service such as writing blog posts or articles, people will always need that type of service so your business will last for many years to come far after your info product has lost its appeal and value.
So if you’re serious about starting a business online, then why not think about starting a service based one instead? You can still sell your information products, but a service based business would be a great second source of income.