Types of Web-Based Businesses to Start
In This Chapter
• Proven models for creating a profitable web-based business
• The basics of how each model works and makes money
• How to select the business model that’s right for you
In the early days of the Internet, most websites were merely online brochures for offline “brick-and-mortar” businesses. Then Amazon, eBay, and other websites came along and taught the world that you can, indeed, make money online. Since that time, Internet entrepreneurs have experimented with dozens of different approaches to creating a profitable web-based business. Some of these approaches have worked like gangbusters. Others, well, not so much. (Remember the dot-com bust of the ’90s?)
This short history lesson ...