Internet Based Businesses
The maximum turnkey opportunities exist in the realm of internet businesses. In all such opportunities, the turnkey or franchisee provider offers fully functional websites and internet marketing instead of a fully functional brick and mortar store and traditional marketing.
The most popular turnkey internet business opportunities include:
#1. Online Gaming Websites: DFC Intelligence forecasts the worldwide online game market at over $13 billion in 2012. While competition is intense, the high growth rate and wide market provides everyone with opportunities.
#2. Online Training: Development of technology and learning content represents a strong business opportunity. Online training options include online tutoring for students, online universities and certificate courses, tie-up with industries to equip their employees with the required competencies, training for certifications such as Six Sigma online training, and much more
#3. Travel Guides: Destination specific websites such as aguide2.com, containing comprehensive information and stand-alone packages for the destination. Income streams come from listings of accommodation, restaurants, shops, events and much more from the area.
#4. Online Shops: Stores in popular e-commerce websites such as e-bay and Amazon, complete with profiles, stocks, and selling strategies rank among the most popular turnkey opportunities.
#5. Internet Marketing: Internet marketing entails offering search engine optimization services, pay per click advertisement services, website advertising services, article and blog marketing services and much more. Much of the existing services in this sector are scams or unethical. Finding a professional turnkey provider to offer legitimate services in such areas is an opportunity that has good demand.
Turnkey providers offer comprehensive website with all features such as template, content, shopping cart, ad revenue streams, and a complete website management suite including full control panel and technical support, making it possible for entrepreneurs with no programming or technical experience to excel in such online businesses. Most such websites have search engine optimization.
The main advantage of an internet business is the comparatively lower start up costs, combined with the best potential for growth in a global marketplace marked by an increasing number of people beginning to trust and embrace e-commerce. Amazon, eBay and Google are testimonies to the heights humble and small scale start ups can achieve with the right idea, strategy, persistence, and determination.
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