One of the major plus points of internet marketing is that you can run your business from near enough anywhere. Unless you tell them, no-one needs to know that you’re running your internet marketing business from home.
In fact, you’ll be joining a large force of homepreneurs who run almost any conceivable business from the comfort of their own and use places like coffee shops as their regular office space if they need a meeting or just somewhere else to work.
I’ve seen more than one video that was recorded in a coffee shop and so long as you use a directional microphone or pick a time of day and a secluded area where it’s not too noisy that works fine.
At its most basic, you just need a computer with an internet connection to start an internet marketing business from home.
If your typing skills on a small keyboard are good you may even be able to substitute a mobile phone or a tablet for the computer. I’m sure there are people who do that!
You then need to decide which direction your home based internet marketing business will go.
Start by working out how much time you’ve got available to spend.
That could be an hour first thing in the morning – often better than letting the day’s events over-run the hour you thought you’d spend in the evening and finding that you’ve not done anything towards your business.
Or it could be longer.
The amount of time you can dedicate to your internet marketing business will partially dictate what you can do.
For instance, if you’re working during the day then it may be difficult or even impossible to post larger items fast enough for them to reach customers without them getting upset. But you could sell smaller items and just drop them in a post box each night which would compete just fine with most other online vendors.
If you enjoy mooching around flea markets and charity shops, you could start an eBay business quite easily that way with minimal stocking cost.
That said, most would-be internet marketers find the option of carrying physical stock is more effort than they’d like.
Another good option for your home based internet marketing business is to create a website.