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When I decided to start my online business there was a number of factors and other types of businesses I had to consider. My ultimate choice, however, came down to these 4 reasons:

1. Location, Location, Location

You can run an online business from almost anywhere in the world, provided you have access to the internet. This gives you the freedom to live life on your own terms.

There is no shop, office, staff or factory you have to worry about. When you want to relocate you pack up your personal stuff and leave.

You also have access to the global market. You are not confined to your own country or even region or town. How many people can say they own an international business?

2. Costs

Starting an online business correctly remains much cheaper than setting up a traditional brick and mortar type business. You do need to invest in yourself, however, otherwise, it can become a journey of a lot of hardship.

Free opportunities do exist, but the majority of these ventures will ultimately end up in failure. Ask me I know. (Easy Come, Easy Go).

3. Time

This is one of the biggest draw cards for me because I started my business part-time. This means that I am able to develop my business in my free time without having to sacrifice family time.

Where else can you decide when you want to work? No business hours to keep you away from the things that are most important to you. Your business is, however, open 365/24/7. It can earn money even while you sleep.

Just a word of caution though, you still have to do the WORK. This is not something you sign up for and suddenly money is falling from the sky. It will require a lot of self-discipline and effort if you are going to be successful.

4. New Skills

When learning how to start an online business you will acquire a whole range of new skills which might be very handy considering how the digital economy will be expanding in the future. (A lot of jobs we know today, will not exist ten years from now).

I learned skills that I will be utilizing in future ventures I am planning.

I already had the privilege to help other people with some of the methods I  have learned and that gives me a lot of satisfaction.

So, in conclusion, before starting any business or considering a career change, just take some time to reflect on the above-mentioned factors. You may find that starting an online business is the perfect fit for you. It certainly was for me.

If you want to meet the people who showed me how to start my own online business and to see the opportunities available in the digital economy, please click here.