Pure-Ecommerce will soon be attending the International Living Fund Your Life Overseas Conference in Phoenix, AZ on November 12-14, 2015. We have attended this conference for the past several years and each time we meet many budding entrepreneurs who are searching for the right business to run as they live out their retirement abroad. They are wanting a business that gives them the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere in the world. Not matter if you are a retiree, work from home mom or someone with the passion to start their own business – we would like to share with you five reasons an ecommerce business allows you to work from anywhere in the world.
First ask yourself these questions:
Are you ready to be your own boss?
Do you want to live where you like and travel when you want?
Do you want to earn an income from anywhere in the world?
Now that you’ve confirmed you would like the ability to be your own boss, while traveling and earning an income anywhere in the world. The next step is to examine what reasons make an ecommerce business a great choice for as you start a new chapter in your life. We’ve compiled a list of the five most important reasons an ecommerce is a good option for someone looking to live and travel while owning a business.
Many people like the idea of owning a business, which gives you the flexibility to pick-up and take with you. Whether you have the desire to work from home full-time or have the ability to travel, no matter the reason an ecommerce business gives many people the flexibility they are searching for. As long as you have your computer and an internet connection you will be able to run your online store!
Low Overhead Costs
This is a definitely a plus when owning your own business. Low overhead and low operating costs make an ecommerce business ideal for anyone looking to live or travel overseas. Many people are entrepreneurial minded, but are too afraid to take the leap! With an internet based business you have minimal start-up costs and low overhead. It isn’t as risky as starting a local brick and mortar shop where you have to pay rent, pay for products, and pay your employee’s salaries. An online business does have costs associated with the set up and management, but they are minimal compared to owning any other type of retail store.
At Pure-Ecommerce we build our internet businesses with all drop ship products. This means you, the online retailer, does not hold any inventory as the vendors will ship the products ordered directly to your customers. You can learn more about drop shipping from our information page, “What is Drop Shipping?”.
The combination of lower start-up costs as compared to other retail stores and by offering drop ship products – this is truly a “win-win” when starting an ecommerce business!
Different Niche Markets
Want to love what you do? Have a passion for a specific industry? Well, these days you can start an online store in just about any genre you want. Whether it may be home goods, pets, baby, maternity, gifts, toys, and the list goes on and on…..You can start an online business in an industry which interests you.
Of course, our advice is to first do your homework! Make a list of the top five industries that interest you and then proceed with doing as much research on each one. You will want to look at the industry as a whole, as well as, product availability, growth potential and competition. Then select your preferred niche market.
You will want a business that is sustainable. As long as you work your business it will work for you! Some people are under the impression an online business will work itself – this is not true. Like any other business, an ecommerce business has to be designed, loaded with products and built on a good foundation. Building a brand in which customers recognize is extremely important. Yes, it will take time to achieve brand-ability, but again, with hard work and dedication you can build an eCommerce business creating the outcome and having the benefits you imagined.
Yes, freedom! An ecommerce business does not require the owner to run their retail store from a physical location, but gives you the freedom to run the business from any location. Plus, it also gives you the ability to run the business on your own schedule!
An online retail store is available to consumers 24/7. Unlike a brick and mortar store you are not required to be present to make a sell. You can be away from your computer and still generate revenue! Even though your store is open all the time, you have the ability to create a schedule to manage your store that works for you in any time zone. The key is allowing yourself the time to manage your business and not let your business manage you!
Are you ready?
Have you always dreamed of owning your own business while having the flexibility to travel or live anywhere in the world? Not sure where to begin? Check out the Common Questions page at Pure-Ecommerce for the answers to some of the questions you may have – http://pure-ecommerce.com/common-questions.html.
It is up to you to take action! It is up to you to make your business work for you and the goals you have set for your new journey. We hope by exploring the five reasons an ecommerce business allows you to work from anywhere in the world will help you decide if this is the right business venture for you!
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