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    Is an online Business profitable

    Good Day

    I recently started my own online business, still very new but I always wonders if it was actually worth the money spent, I have designed my own site, so startup cost was next to nothing.

    Does any one have experience in online businesses that care to give me some more information on their findings.

    Thank you

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    I suppose it depends on what you do online, but our hosting business has been very successful since the day we started. And I personally know quite a few people who makes some nice money with various types of online website.
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    Thank you very much for the information, I am looking at setting up a ecommerce site with zencart, do you maybe know of someone that can explain to me exactly what is needed to make this work in south africa, modules etc.

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    ZenCart is probably one of the most widely used shopping carts in S.A. Check their forums and you'll find plenty info on anything you need
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    I'm not sure if my evolving business model would be considered as an online business or not...

    I am slowly but surely moving my consultancy to a remote desktop consultancy, using TeamViewer and Skype, which means that I can conduct my business from anywhere in the world, provided I have internet access. I get such a kick when I get an enquiry from a total stranger who has filled in my website form, and I then assist him remotely, and then get paid for it, all in the comfort of my home, dressed only in shorts, T-shirt and slops!

    As from tomorrow I will be taking a semi-holiday in the St Lucia area, where I will be putting my online business model to the test, and where there is no option of getting into a car and driving to a client!

    Online business is truly liberating and very cost effective, provided you have set it up properly with a decent lead-generating website (i.e. Google-friendly).
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    Quoting the words or Morpheus in The Matrix: "Welcome, to the real world!"

    Enjoy it

    Doing business online, with only the only real requirement of internet access makes quite a difference to one's personal & family lifestyle -but you need to get a balance since it's often easy to work till 1am in the morning, in the living room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftDux-Rudi View Post
    ... it's often easy to work till 1am in the morning, in the living room.
    You are so right - especially when you get clients located in places like the Philippines... Believe it or not, Pastel (a proudly South African product) is used there as well!
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    I know exactly what you are talking about there softdux it so easy to go for hours on end designing, editing, refining etc your online "world" that you almost forget that there is a real world out there, I think we must look at the international front, they are way in front of us, which is a good thing in a way, because we can learn from their mistakes in the online world before ours start booming.

    Neville I was looking into exactly the same business model a few months ago, and for some reason i stopped, its a good initiative. pm me if you are interested i branching out this business of yours.

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    I am currently in the process of building a community and dating website, with shopfront, it keeps me busy for hours on end, but the end result will result in much more free time at the end, online business has become so automatic that once everything is setup correctly you can almost just sit back and watch the money come in, or focus most of your attention on promotions and marketing.

    LOVE IT!

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    In my experience online business is more profitable......
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