If you were to tell someone 20 years ago that the average Joe would be able to one day compete with Wallmart, K-Mart, Target and any other retail giant on a item by item basis from the privacy of their own home you would most likely have ended up in the loony bin. No offense to those in the loony bin, I’d be there if they could just catch me. But anyway…
This is what the internet means internet brings. It gives people like me and you direct access to the buyers, and it does it for free.
Every so many years changes in society open up opportunities that allow people to tap into unexplored markets. If these resources are exploited correctly there is room to become hugely wealthy. Examples; Railroad 1700-1880, Industrial Revolution 1890-1930’s, The Information Age 1998-?
You see we are right smack dab in the middle of a very lucrative era. People are going to look back and say hey Larry Page and those guys over at Google made billions of dollars by using the internet. Now the chances of you and your company becoming the next Google are not realistic, but it is realistic for you to do “something” that 20 years ago would not have been possible. This “something” can be very lucrative. Seriously think about it when you drive to work, or school, or whenever you have some down time. The potential is here.
My great grandfather made a small fortune during the 1930’s. There was a depression (i think we are in one now, but the Feds just won’t say it) and he capitalized on that by investing in some companies. When people are afraid there are less people willing to venture into the market. Just a thought.
This is what the internet means to Business.