Internet Based Home Businesses
The influence of the Internet on people who work from home has created an entirely new sense of what it means to have a home office. For people who work from home, but whose business takes place entirely over the Internet, their office space can be anywhere the Internet allows them to go.
For example, if your business is run entirely off of the Internet, you can feasibly work anywhere you desire. In this sense, working from home takes on a more abstract meaning and reflects as such in people who choose to work from: coffee shops, libraries and even on vacations. This is of course an extreme example however, the fact remains that people engage in businesses that don’t require their physical presence because the Internet allows them the freedom to work where and when they so choose.
Location isn’t the only factor changed by the presence of the Internet. The face of business itself has changed, making it more accessible remotely by providing new sources of income and new opportunities for work at home professionals. The number of e-businesses in the last few years has grown astronomically, a number of them being home-businesses. eBay is a relatively new phenomenon and is a result of the Internet, which has provided numerous home eBay sales business opportunities. The Internet also means an increase in communication and home businesses are able to have a farther scope than they did before such easy communication was facilitated.
Tools online that offer Skype, email or advertising and marketing methods have all changed the way business is run through the use of the Internet. People are able to establish, organize and run their businesses in entirely different ways than before. Now home businesses are able to access the same information and clients as other businesses making them more competitive.
People who work as freelance writers, or who are employed from other telecommute jobs, for example, are able to facilitate a living almost entirely from home using the Internet as a business tool.
Any of the tools or resources the Internet has offered business in the last decade has been even more influential for the at-home business. The information and resources available has transformed the ability for people to work at home and to be competitive in business markets and has allowed thousands of people an opportunity at work that they otherwise could have never accessed.