Even if you're not a born entrepreneur, there are a number of business opportunities available to you that can bring in a significant amount of additional income. With only a computer and an Internet connection, you can start your own online sale business and grow it to a size that fits your lifestyle. Whether you're looking for a way to supplement the income you receive from your current job, or you'd prefer to give up your commute altogether and make a good living working from home, there's no time like the present to start your own business.
As testified to by the success of eBay, online auctions provide millions of people with a supplemental income. Those who are serious about their online businesses and who find the proper niche - whether it's electronics, fragrances, sports equipment, or supplies for pets - can earn enough to quit their day jobs.
One stumbling block for many people considering starting an online sale business is the investment necessary to build an inventory. This stumbling block can be circumvented by the use of drop shipping companies. When you use drop shipping companies, you don't stock inventory. Instead, you take orders and send them on to the manufacturer or to a third party for fulfillment. In this way, you not only bypass the need to stock inventory, but you also don't have to worry about buying shipping supplies or making multiple trips to the post office.
In essence, you provide an online storefront for merchandise provided by a third party, and you market and sell the products. When you make a sale, you turn around and order the product directly from the manufacturer at a lower price. They ship the product to the customer, and your profit is the difference between the amount you paid for the product and the amount your customer paid for the product.
This market niche is perfect for gift products. People continue to shop online in record numbers, and the market for gifts is virtually unlimited. The most common gift items people buy are “As Seen On TV" products, electronics, home and garden products, fragrances, sports equipment, and gifts for pets. By targeting this market niche, you can launch your own online sale business with virtually no out of pocket expense. As a result, you'll generate supplemental income and be well on your way to financial freedom.
Chris Robertson is an author of Majon International, one of the worlds MOST popular internet marketing companies on the web. Visit this Business and Entrepreneurs Website and Majon's Business and Entrepreneurs directory.