There are five more crucial things to consider when starting an online business.
First does the product have a quality marketing system? Can it be duplicated? No matter how wonderful the product is it means nothing if no one knows it's there.
Currently there are 1.
4 billion people using the internet.
If this company is not utilizing this tool to its maximum capacity for marketing then they are probably behind the times.
Second is company management.
There is nothing worse then spending two years building a business and creating a residual income only to see it evaporate overnight because the owners took the profits and retired to the Florida Keys.
There are a lot of those stories out there.
Research the credentials of the company management.
How long have they been in this industry? How is their track record? Do they have an extensive business education? What are their long term goals? If they seem like they are more hype then substance then you should be very weary.
Look at company management as your business partners, if you get a good gut feeling that these are good people then you are probably right.
The third thing is global expansion.
Make sure that whatever company you partner with has room to expand.
If it does not then eventually your competition will become too fierce.
With consumable products such as health foods the legalities required for expansion can be enormous.
One of the better products is information.
These products require less red tape for expansion and in general they are more accessible in international markets.
Look at your product, can it be used internationally and does the company have plans to market it internationally.
If it does then you probably have a good product and company.
Number four is does the company give back? Or is it just about money? Do they understand the universal principal of what goes around comes around or are they in it for a quick buck? If the company "feels" good to you then you probably have a winner it's that gut feeling thing again.
Number five is extremely important.
When beginning a new and unfamiliar business you will need a well developed support and training network.
Does this company have staff in place to assist you or do they rely solely on their consultants? Is there someone you can access with questions? Is there someone who can explain the product to you or assist you in using it yourself? Is there a place like a forum where you can plug into to see all the hurdles involved and the way others have overcome them? Is there a family type atmosphere within the business with people you can lean on for assistance in developing your business? There will be obstacles, all businesses have them but being able to have access to others who have cleared these obstacles and will help you is a huge benefit to your success.
Those are the final five crucial points that will greatly assist you in your search for the right online business.
99% of people starting online businesses go through seven different ventures before they reach any success.
That is extremely expensive and stressful for you and your family.
By meeting these criteria you will save yourself time, money and disenchantment and move into a successful online business career.