There are various types of Internet businesses that an Internet business newbie or aspiring online entrepreneur could choose from. Generally, online or e-businesses are relatively cheaper to set up & easier to run than their offline counterparts, but they’re arguably more competitive. To succeed in the world of online business, an e-business newbie must be passionate about the business, must have a good knowledge of the business and must possess a good deal of communication & marketing skills. The early days of new Internet businesses are usually the toughest & most discouraging, and during these times, it’s only passion that keeps the newbie from throwing in the towel. Of course, it would be foolish to jump into what you know absolutely nothing about. Doing a lot of research & planning is, thus, absolutely crucial to the ultimate success of any online venture. Most importantly, if you cannot communicate adequately and promote your products or services, then don’t even bother starting an Internet business because the competition will just put you out of business.Types of online or e-businesses include the following:1. Corporate Websites – these are not actually e-businesses in the real sense of the word. They are, rather, online representations of established offline businesses. These established “physical” corporations use their websites to maintain an online presence through which they market their products or services to a much broader audience. They can also use this medium to transact business with clients who, otherwise, would have been impossible to reach out to, hence increasing their customer base.2. Informational Sites – this type of Internet business includes online encyclopedias, online news, e-magazines, blogs, forums, specialized websites, etc. These e-businesses monetize their sites by paid subscriptions, placement of contextual ads like Google AdSense, promotion of affiliate products, or even selling ad spaces on their sites directly to advertisers. Of all these, I believe blogs are probably the easiest and most inexpensive to set up and run, hence I advocate blogging for any Internet business newbie or aspiring online entrepreneur with little or no start-up capital.3. Web Services – this type of online business include email services, search engines, social networking sites, chat rooms, bulk SMS service, web hosting, graphic design, web design, Internet marketing, translation services, market research, online payment services, directories, online market place, software development, etc.4. Online Shops – just as the name implies, this type of Internet business entails displaying and selling of ones own products in a shop, except in this case both product display and transactions are carried out online. Delivery of the sold “physical” products, however, is done offline, well except for some digital products like software, e-books, music, videos, games, etc, that are downloadable directly to the buyers computer, PDA, phone, etc. Note that in this type of business, the shop owner must actually own the “physical” products on sale, not necessarily being the manufacturer, but has at least acquired the products and have them in stock ready for delivery to any buyer. Hence, it could also be an already established offline shop looking to expand its customer base online.5. Affiliate Shops – the difference between this type of online business and online shops as described above is that with affiliate shops, the shop owner doesn’t have to own or have in stock any of the “physical” products on sale. It is also not the responsibility of the affiliate shop owner to deliver any sold product to its end buyer. All the affiliate shop owner does is to market and sell products owned by other individuals or companies.6. Online Trading – this includes forex trading, stock trading, options, futures, precious stones, crude oil, real estate, e-minis, etc.Now, of all these various types of Internet businesses, some are easy to setup while others are less so, some are also easy to run while others, not so and some are relatively less expensive than others. For a new Internet business owner or aspiring online entrepreneur, I advocate blogging and/or affiliate marketing because they are relatively easier to set up and run, and also very inexpensive. For instance, you could start a money-making blog with NO CAPITAL at all, provided you have access to a computer linked to the Internet.Well all I can say at this point is good luck with your chosen type of Internet business.
It’s been coming up to Christmas and what with the nights getting colder and colder, its fair to say I have let myself go a bit. This has led me to start thinking about New Years resolutions, so I have been looking at what sports I could be doing to try and get myself back into shape. Anyway to cut a long story short, I did some research and have decided that archery could be the sport for me as it requires a lot of skill, gives you a bit of a work out and I like the idea of being a modern day Robin Hood.As I was looking into the subject I found that there were a number of different types of modern archery and so I thought I’d let you all know whats out there.Field ArcheryYou are probably thinking that field archery is when archers line up and shoot at targets in a field. Well if you did, you’re wrong. Field archery tends to take place in rough terrain such as woodland with targets being placed at different angles so archers will be shooting up and down slopes. The targets tend to be about 50 yards away from the archer and being in woodland a good archer will require a huge amount of concentration in order to hit the target. The archers have to walk through the woods to get to the next target only stopping whilst waiting for other archers to take their shots and record their results.Flight ArcheryFlight archery is when archers compete to see who can shoot an arrow over the furthest distance. This usually consists of each archer shooting six rounds and then finding how far their arrows have gone and marking the one that travelled the furthest. The archer whose arrow has travelled the furthest overall then marks his arrow with a winning marker. The archers then attempt to beat the marker over the next 4 or so rounds of shooting. When all rounds have been completed the distances of the furthest arrows are measured by the judges to determine who the winner is.Ski ArcherySki archery takes place on a 150 metre cross country loop, where archers are required to ski round to each target and then aim and shoot. When shooting at targets the archer must be in one of two positions, either taking the shot while standing or kneeling. Archers are permitted to unfasten their ski boot whilst kneeling but their boot must be in constant contact with the skis. Targets are 16 centimetres in diameter and are shot from around 18 metres away.3D Archery3D archery takes archery back to its hunting roots by having targets that are placed on 3 Dimensional models of animals. The targets consist of four rings worth 8, 10, 12, or 14 points respectfully, if the target is hit but is outside of the rings then the archer gets 5 points. Targets are spread around at various distances to help recreate the natural feel of hunting real animals.