Recession or not, now is the best time for online business

A website is your own personal employee whose “life is your business 24 hours a day 7 days a week,” according to Glen Graham at the G&R Group Blog. During tough economic times, the Internet can open the door to opportunities that are outside the reach of brick-and-mortar businesses.

With Americans debating whether to spend their economic stimulus checks on gasoline or food, why is now best time to start a marketing website?

Here’s why:

No time off. A website doesn’t take breaks, vacation days and doesn’t complain about how expensive it is to drive to work because of $4/gallon gas prices.

No pesky employees to deal with. You don’t have to pay a sales person to hang around all day and update their Facebook page when sales are slow.

Low start up costs. Find a domain name and hosting service. No need to run around the city, searching for the perfect building to rent, and no desks or chairs to buy.

Easy maintenance. You don’t need to hire anyone to come in at night and vacuum up the floors or wash the windows.

It’s where your customers are. One-third (33%) of online U.S. adults are more likely to shop online because of high gas prices, low shipping costs and freedom to shop 24 hours a day.

Make sure your site is good enough to do the selling for you and now (even during a recession) can be the best time to start up an online business.

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