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10 Things to Love About Having an Online Business

Avatar of Carol Amato Submitted by Carol Amato July 22, 2014 Website: www.carolamato.com

Where do I begin to tell you about all the things there are to love about having an online business?

My business means a lot to me, and I’m so thankful that I took the time to build it and make it one that I can be proud of.

Owning and operating a thriving online business means that you have arrived into the 21st Century and have all the knowledge and technology to make your dreams come true…


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I help new entrepreneurs build their online business. Let me help you get started in marketing even if you're 40+ with no technical skills.

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  • Avatar of Hamim Profile

    Hi carol Ma’m,
    In my word blogging (online business) is a passion and hard working dedication. I love all 10 points and my best point is no1. I am the boss, I don’t have to answer to another person.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Blogging 
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  • Avatar of Gangadhar Kulkarni Profile

    Hello Carol,

    This is a wonderful post and informative too……..!!!

    Your first point is main perception behind loving and running own online business. Every person have dream to start his/her own business and become a successful businessmen.

    Everyone have different ideas, creativity as well as knowledge but many times he/she can’t get proper platform or chance to explore it since you are only employee not owner.

    Your article shares precise reasons which attracts everyone to start their own online business.
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Gangadhar,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post.

      Yes, many have a dream of having an online business, and go on to make this a reality and do quite well.

      Still many others fail miserably because they refuse to understand the amount of work involved and time and resources.

      It’s not for everyone just like not everyone can be a doctor…

      I see many people come and go and the ones with serious goals, strong work ethics and the wherewithal to find a good business model and plan usually do very well.

      I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts here, and want to wish you a lovely day.

      Thanks,
      Carol Amato
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  • Avatar of Don Purdum Profile

    Hi Carol,

    Great article! I love that you highlight so many benefits. Among them is the fact that I can measure it much more effectively than I could a traditional brick-and-mortar.

    However, sine my company is web design and development and coaching (business, website strategy, and digital strategies) I get the best of both worlds. I interact with businesses both large and small and it’s extremely rewarding and fun for me.

    Plus, I plan to start speaking again in the very near future. That has me really excited!!!

    With that said, while the start-up costs are very affordable, the competition is also very high. I find myself working almost six or seven days per week. It’s a Sunday afternoon and here I am interacting with you. Now, I LOVE it. But the person who doesn’t or isn’t willing to take the time to “build” their business is going to struggle.

    The Internet does not sleep and neither do hard working people like us if we have an opportunity to make a difference for somebody and their business; and for ourselves.

    I really love your articles and appreciate your perspective. I just recently met Ryan and I look forward to getting to know him and his work better.

    Chat soon!
    ~ Don

    PS – I am sharing your article on my Twitter and FB page…
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Don,

      Glad you enjoyed my article – and thanks for adding your experience about being able to measure more effectively – that’s a great point.

      How wonderful that you’re enjoying your business and find it rewarding and fun – that’s the way it ought to be! :)

      Congrats on having plans to enter into the speaking arena – that’s wonderful.

      Yes, it does take sacrifice in the beginning, I can definitely attest to that.

      As soon as possible, though, I recommend outsourcing things in your business that you don’t have to do. I have a small team, and it is so nice to be able to focus on the high-leverage activities and focus on growing my business.

      I have a different perspective about not sleeping… I do plenty of that and take time off also to refresh my body and soul and recharge my creative juices.

      I know it sounds counterintuitive but taking time off from my business really helps to grow my business and stay sharp clarity-wise and also in the area of innovation.

      So happy you met Ryan – great guy! He’s living a life that most people only dream about. He’s worked hard to follow his dreams and is now enjoying the fruits of his labor.

      Don, I really appreciate you stopping by to share your ideas and add value here. I know you’re busy, and I certainly don’t take this lightly – so thank you very much.:-)

      I so appreciate you sharing my content – so very kind of you! Thanks!
      – Carol Amato
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  • Avatar of Dok Simon [Blogging Engage] Profile

    Hello Carol !!

    Having an online business gives you the chance to be your own boss like you have said already , you can make decision as to what so ever you want… It is a nice way to show how creative and friendly one is !!! I agree with each an every point you stated in your post ! Great article !!

    Best Regards
    DOK Simon, bloggingengage.com contributor !!
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hello Dok,

      I’m very glad that you enjoyed the article and found it valuable. :-)

      Yes you can definitely show your creativity on your blog and friendliness does come through for sure.

      It hasn’t always been an easy road, but I sure am glad I took the plunge of building and growing an online business. There’s just not anything like it.

      Thank you so much for taking time to come over and comment – I appreciate it.

      – Carol
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  • Avatar of Adrian Profile

    Surely that is the most great benefits of having a online business. . . So excited to do it.

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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Adrian,

      I’m glad you’re excited about the list I put for reasons to love having an online business.

      Please follow what Kingsley said and make sure you follow the rules in here.

      It’s advisable to also have the same practice when commenting on blogs.

      Thanks very much for sharing your excitement and hope to see you again.

      - Carol Amato
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  • Avatar of Mustafa Gaziani Profile

    Hi carol,

    Thanks for sharing this article on kingged.com, as this article has lot of importance as I see because all 10 points that you have wrote in your article motivate me to move forward.

    Constantly meeting new people help alot in increasing your knowledge about your niche and grab these information from other.

    Took a part in business community help to grow business rapidly as it create quick decision and solve problem.

    I just visit your site and that help me alot after reading that article.

    Have a great day,
    Regards,
    Mustafa Gaziani

    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Mustafa,

      I’m very glad to know that my article inspired you towards taking action. :-)

      Yes, I agree with you–I am constantly learning so many new things as I visit other blogs and learn from other entrepreneurs.

      Engaging with like-minded business owners and taking part in the business communities online absolutely encourages growth and helps everybody involved. It’s a win-win situation, and I highly recommend it.

      I’m so glad you that you found my site valuable– and I appreciate you taking the time to stop over to share your opinion.

      Have a wonderful day.

      – Carol Amato
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  • Avatar of Emmanuel Kabenlah Profile

    Hello Madam Carol,
    If there is one thing I never thought of becoming is being a blogger or working online in general. But that would have being the biggest mistake in my life if I had not chosen the path of being an online entrepreneur.
    With the freedom one enjoys for having an online business, the least said about it, the better.
    You’re your own boss and you set the pace. Your hard work determines your fate and profits all goes down to you.
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  • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

    Hi Emmanuel,

    So this was an unexpected path you took, huh?

    I am so glad that you find yourself on a journey that is exactly right for you and that you really enjoy – Especially the benefits of being your own boss and setting your own pace.

    And the icing on the cake is that all profits go to you! I completely agree. :-)

    I appreciate you coming going over to comment on my site – I value your opinion.

    Emmanuel, have a wonderful day and please stay in touch.

    – Carol Amato
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  • Avatar of Tommie Profile

    Hi Carol,
    Thanks for sharing this article, it just motivated me to go into blogging.
    Expecting more from you.

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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Tommie,

      I appreciate that you’ve let me know that I’ve motivated you – that’s a great thing!

      Please do follow the advice from Kingsley, though…Ok?

      I hope to see you again, and appreciate you coming over to comment.

      Take Care,
      Carol Amato
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  • Avatar of rohan bhardwaj Profile

    Hi Carol,

    You have written, yet another brilliant post. Online business is something, everyone aims for, but only few accomplishes.

    The secret is to do the hard work, and enjoy the sidekick one gets while doing so. Having the liberty to work anytime, shouldn’t be mingled with laziness.

    Definitely sky is the potential one think of opportunities of earning money. Online business with the auto pilot on, is the best thing to happen.

    Ryan Biddulph definitely is an inspiration to many and me too. I, too wish to do the same, live across the globe while maintaining the blogging business.

    Hard work is the basic ingredient one need, and I got it. Thanks for sharing this Carol.
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Rohan,

      Thanks for the kind words – much appreciated! You are right about that– many people try to make it online and have the idea that it’s quick and easy and that they can make thousands of dollars with the push of a button.

      I couldn’t agree more that the secret is to do the hard work. A real business always takes a lot of hard work to get up and running initially and to actually grow it into a successful thriving business.

      The only limitations are those that we place on ourselves, Very true.

      So glad you and Ryan know each other– yes he’s an awesome guy living his dream, and is an inspiration to many.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to share your opinion with me– Thank you.
      Have a great evening.:-)

      – Carol
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  • Avatar of Sunday Profile

    Hi Carol,
    Owning an online business is a wonderful experience. The independence and freedom to do whatever you want is awesome. However, one fact that cannot be ignored with regards to this type of business is that “whatever you put into it is what you are going to get from it”.

    Your ten things to love about online business are great. They readily can motivate many people to consider the value of making money online. Yes, integrity and value should be your watch words if you are to succeed online!
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Sunday,

      Having an online business surely is a great experience, I agree wholeheartedly. Words cannot completely describe what it feels like to be independent and free to do exactly what you feel is best to grow your online business. It’s the best!

      Thank you for the kind words, much appreciated.

      I’d like your phrase”watch words” mentioning value and integrity being necessary in order to succeed online–that’s a neat thought! :)

      Thank you, Sunday, I appreciate you sharing your valuable opinion with us.

      Take care,
      – Carol
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  • Avatar of Sherman Smith Profile

    Hey Carol,

    Now this post really resignated with me!

    You’ve said all the reasons why having an online business is great and actually why I love it. I think these reasons fall under the umbrella of freedom. And I do have to say that using Ryan Biddulph is the perfect example of freedom. He’s traveling everywhere while making money doing the things he love to do which is blogging.

    What more can you ask for?

    I love the fact that you can be your own boss overall.. I do have to tell you my simple and yet powerful reason why I started an online business. I want to be able to go to starbucks and read a book not worrying about going pass the time I need to go back to work. That’s freedom to me. Doing the things you want you love to do with a peace of mind!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week!

    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Sherman,

      I am so glad that my article registered with you–my mission was accomplished. :-)

      Absolutely! Freedom, freedom, freedom– That’s what it’s all about. Yes, Ryan is a great guy and living his dream every day.

      His pictures are stunning and his smile is contagious – he’s happy for sure. That’s exactly right – what more could you ask for?

      You and me both– being our own boss is the best thing isn’t it?

      Freedom in time, as you mentioned, it is so wonderful and gives a sense of control and peace like nothing else– I love being my own boss and deciding when I work and when I don’t. Of course, certain things dictate if I have appointments and such, but moving to a model of complete freedom is the goal.

      Some of the downsides are having self-discipline on a continual basis and having enough structure whereby to accomplish your goals. I think this is accomplished through trial and error, and maturity.

      Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, Sherman, I know you’re busy, and I just want to say I appreciate it.

      Talk to you soon,
      – Carol
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  • Avatar of Harleena Singh Profile

    Hi Carol,

    You are absolutely right in all that you mentioned :)

    It makes sense to have your own online business or blog and work from home. Being your own boss is the best thing about it, and being moms or work from home, we have the freedom to take work and take care of our families, so that really helps a great deal, isn’t it? I realized all of this once I left my full time job and started working from home and there’s been no looking back, nor any regret.

    Yes, you need to follow a proper routine or time table to maintain the right work-life balance and if you can do that, you are on the right track. Most people tend to slacken in this regard, so it becomes an uphill task for them, while those who strike a balance, work their way to success.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead :)
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Harleena,

      What a wonderful surprise to see your pretty face and a comment from you. :)

      Oh you bring up a wonderful thought about moms being able to work at home and take care of their families – That’s an extremely important Point so thanks for bringing it up.

      Through trial and error I have finally ( just this year really) come to a place in my life where I do have a work– life balance. Not to say that I don’t ever struggle in this area, however, I have strategies and techniques in place that help ensure I get the best of both worlds.

      Thank you so much for coming here to add value to this post, Harleena – I know how busy you are so it is very much appreciated.

      Have an awesome rest the day.

      – Carol Amato
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  • Avatar of uroojsaboor Profile

    Hi carol
    Nice article.I also wish to have my own business on internet.I also want to become a boss .but I don,t find any good way to start my own internet business.I completely agree with your thoughts.but I want to start something without investing.is this possible to start a business on line without investment?

    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Uroojsaboor,

      I appreciate you reading my article, and since it’s your first time, welcome! :)

      It is possible to start an online business with absolutely no outlay of cash, however, it is definitely not recommended. Read the section in my article about a shoestring budget… Very doable for most folks.

      Also, please turn your attention to some of the comments – especially the question Dan asked and then view my response– This will cover the answer to your question in much more detail.

      Getting an online business up and running and then growing it to success takes a lot of hard work and time, and is not for everybody, however, has never been a better time to earn on the Internet. :-)

      Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and questions. I hope to be an encouragement to you.

      Have a blessed day.
      – Carol
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  • Avatar of Philip Verghese Profile

    Hi Carol,

    Yet another wonderful and valuable post for the kingged community here :-)

    Yes, starting an online business is having lot of advantages as you mentioned in the page, you will be the Big BOSS of your empire! :-) :-) :-)

    But this needs lot of ground work as well as dedication to the job, a quick money strategy will not work here, lot of planning, dedication and hard work is a must in this field.

    You said about all in this wonderful post. I appreciate your way in which you are going ahead with your online business. To get a confidence among the clients is yet another great task, and unless one obtain this no such business will take wings
    Thanks for sharing your experiences and your wonderful offer in this line.

    Wish you all the best.

    Keep Going

    Best Regards,
    May you have a wonderful day. :-)

    Philip
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  • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

    Hi Philip,

    Thanks for the kind words – much appreciated! :)

    Yes, I completely agree with you that a lot of work needs to be done to lay the foundation for your online business. You’re right, Work, planning and dedication are components to getting this accomplished.

    Achieving a level of confidence takes experience and maturity, in my opinion, and I agree with you– it is a very important element before a business will really grow.

    You are very welcome– I’m glad you stopped by to check it out.

    Have a Great day and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Philip!

    – Carol
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  • Avatar of uroojsaboor Profile

    Thanks to reply .Carol I can understand running a business without spending money is near about impossible either it is on line or offline. I wish I could do it .anyway thanks for such a nice and cordial reply

  • Avatar of uroojsaboor Profile

    I have no skills at the moment.I am trying to learn website building.I am interested in affiliate marketing.

    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Uroojsaboor,

      Affiliate marketing is how I started earning money, and is a great place to start. You will need a domain, hosting and an email autoresponder company because you need a site with listbuilding as the foundation.

      I like to call my blog my “central hub” on the Internet where I do all of my online activities.

      If you have any questions, let me know – would love to help.

      You can also use the Search feature (top right) of my blog to search for helpful articles about things you want to learn.

      Hope to help.
      - Carol
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  • Avatar of UyaQ Profile

    Hello,

    Actually, we need to love everything that we use as our business. By loving it, we will focus in running the business, then we will get success with it.

    But you said the truth about having an online business is a most lovely thing. As we know, we don’t need to be tired to manage the online business as we tire in managing the offline business.

    The things you listed here are reasonable. Because nowadays, it is more difficult in making offline business. We need much money and efforts to build it. But by making money in online business it will be easier like you mention above. And the most important thing is, you are the boss, you manage it with your efforts yourself.

    Thanks for sharing this reason why we need to love online business.

  • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

    Hello UyaQ,

    I’m very glad you see the benefits of having an online business– That’s great.

    You’re very welcome, I’m happy you found it valuable. If you get a chance stop by my blog and leave a comment. I so appreciate the time that you took to share your opinions.

    Have a wonderful day –be blessed.

    – Carol
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  • Avatar of Mustafa Gaziani Profile

    Hi Carol.

    I just saw your reply on my comment and want to say thanks for stop by and read my comment,

    Yes! I agree with you, it’s a win-win situation. There are many platforms that offer this opportunity to work online and no doubt kingged.com is one among them.

    These platforms encourage newbie in online marketing. I just read out your article once again as it has lots of worth in it and gonna bookmark this page for remembering it.

    Have a great day ahead!

    Regards,
    Mustafa
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hello Mustafa,

      You’re very welcome, Mustafa – I enjoy getting to know other like-minded entrepreneurs…

      Kingged is very unique, I think, and I’ve enjoyed connecting with a lot of people who value the opportunity of engaging with others to lift each other up as we build our businesses.

      Thanks for bookmarking, as I really appreciate that.

      Hope you have a great evening. :)

      - Carol
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  • Avatar of Jackson Nwachukwu Profile

    Hi Carol,

    The most important part of working online is that you are your own boss and takes up the credit for your hard work!

    I have always loved the fact that I took the path of putting up my work on the internet to reach out to so many people. Online entrepreneurship is great and I will continue to walk through that path and even in the time to come!

    Thanks for writing and sharing this wonderful piece Carol…

    Cheers!
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Jackson,

      Welcome to my blog – I appreciate you taking time to visit and check out my content. Thanks for the feedback.

      I couldn’t agree more– my favorite part about working online is being my own boss and receiving 100% of the profits and credit for everything I do. :-)

      I also love what I do, and I am nearing the four year mark, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. The wonderful friendships I’ve made are awesome and make it so worthwhile, and I couldn’t even imagine my life without it.

      I’m glad you enjoy your journey as well, and I appreciate you making the effort to connect with me.

      Thank you so much for stopping by to share your thoughts, and I hope you have a wonderful afternoon.

      Take care,
      – Carol
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  • Avatar of Lawrence Berry Profile

    Hi Carol,

    These are some of the most significant things to love about having your own business and these things are what many people want to achieve in life. I think one benefit of having your own online business, or any business is that you will WANT to put more work into it, due to the fact that it is something you created. When it’s your property, you tend to care for it better. An online business does allow you to be creative and do whatever you want and I just love that. Any business can be hard though and I think people should strive to make a business that can be ran by someone else and we still profit. Good post!

    Regards,
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    • Avatar of Carol Amato Profile

      Hi Lawrence,

      Welcome to my site – I am so glad you stopped in to check out this article and also took the time to share your thoughts – I appreciate it. :-)

      I couldn’t agree more! That’s exactly right – we want to put more into it because it’s our own creation, our own business, and we are in control of how well we do. No ceilings, no caps – which is something I love.

      The flexibility in creating what you desire and building any avenue of income stream you choose is truly amazing, and I’m so glad to be part of this industry. The sky truly is the limit. On the down side, we can limit ourselves too.

      Yes, I agree – outsourcing certain things really does make sense so we can concentrate on using our strengths to propel our business forward.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Lawrence, and I hope you have a great Labor Day.

      Take Care,
      - Carol :)
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