This article is intended for those who want to host and sell video content online to customers who pay to see your content. Online video selling is potentially lucrative if you have content that is highly desirable, but it's also potentially risky because it is very easy for somebody to duplicate your content and compete with you.
Back in April of this year, Sumo Heavy Industries released a survey about online shopping which contains some important insights into the online shopping experience from the consumer viewpoint. While the “official” conclusions from the survey data are kind of predictable, you can apply your own filters based on your philosophy, and the results could be speaking to you differently.
For example, Sumo had this to say on the issue of mobile users as a target demographic:
While global sales are nice to have, it's definitely in your interest to seek and encourage some local buyers to do business with you. In some ways, selling locally is easier so I was very happy to hear Shopify made it easy for any user to integrate with UberRUSH and Postmates, two amazing on-demand delivery companies.
The decision of whether to get into a traditional offline business, a modern online business, or some combination of the two, is one of the most important decisions you can make. Each has pros and cons that should be considered.
If you thought the only role freelancers had to play in online business was graphic design, content creation, and website building, you're not really seeing the full potential that running a business online can offer you.
Imagine you're out for a drive when all of a sudden your car starts giving you some kind of trouble. Deciding to play it safe, you pull up outside a car repair place and venture inside. Carefully threading your way between the haphazardly parked cars and various engine parts strewn about the grease-stained floor, you're so distracted that you only notice the dog in the nick of time.
Of all the different online business models out there, affiliate marketing is the most popular, and there are many good reasons why. But is it a model that is going to work for you personally as an individual? Like any business model, affiliate marketing has its pros and cons.
You have worked hard to build up your online business, so the last thing you want to see is thieves and scammers cutting into your hard-won gains. Competition in the world of online business is tough enough without that kind of annoyance to distract you.