Online selling - A good part time business idea

by Swati Bucha and Tabish Altaf 02/08/2017
Online selling
These days, it isn’t a surprise to see the way people are willing to put in some extra hours to earn a handsome bonus. The part-time working culture is no more an optional opportunity for those who actually want to make some extra money. And, the e-commerce boom has certainly simplified the whole idea of part-time businesses. What really matters is the “why” – that is, why you should consider pursuing online selling as a part-time business in the first place.

The following are just a few of the benefits of doing an online business as a part-time job:

Find lifetime job security: Once you actually know how to do an online business, you can train yourself to create job security for life. Learning how to sell products online enhances your chances of doing this. Even if your offline business or job isn’t doing well, you can generate good income doing an online business at your fingertips. With the Amazon seller app, running a business is easy. You can do it at any time and from anywhere.

Explore your interests and monetise them: When you’re working for someone else, you might not be working on the projects you’re passionate about – you’re probably completing tasks. Most people hardly know what they lose out on when they trade the passion of working on something they love for a 9 to 5 job. When you sell online, you have the opportunity to work on something you love. For example, if you are passionate about handicraft products, you can probably make products on your own and sell them on marketplaces like Amazon.

Access to millions of buyers in India (and abroad): Doing an online business helps you reach a wider audience, not only in India but also across the globe. As an online business owner, you get the platform to showcase your products to the world and you’re free to think as big as you want. This could mean accessing customers not only in near towns but also “going global” in order to expand your business’s reach dramatically.

Enjoy low start-up costs: Selling online gives you an opportunity to start a low investment business. Neither you need to pay rent for warehouses or hire a workforce to help you with your business. You also don’t need a physical store to reach out to your customers.

Increase your earning potential: Being employed in a full-time day job somewhat limits your earning power. However, if you are selling just one product online, you can train yourself to sell hundreds. You can expand your business significantly. Instead of negotiating on your appraisal with your boss, you create an increase for yourself.

So, if you’re convinced by the idea of starting an online business, register here and start your online selling journey today!

If you are just starting off, we have some helpful articles on how to set up a new business for you.
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