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Noman Iqbal
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Hi Dear Friends,
Friends my question is related to business. I want to do a web based business in which there will be lesser investment, having over 50000 clients and I shall charge them money on monthly basis through credit card transaction, means you can say that it is a home based business. I shall hire a web hosting service and a domain for it.
Waiting for your reply.
bye
Noman Iqbal.
Arjun Shastry
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Joined: Mar 13, 2003
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Although everybody talks of global village etc doing the business is heavily dependent on location where that business is carried out.Doing the business on web is no exception.Where are you located?


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Noman Iqbal
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Dear friend,
I live in Pakistan, please tell me what business I can do on web.
Gregg Bolinger
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Porn. It's an $8 billion/year industry.
If, however, you have any moral conflicts or legal conflicts with this, there are probably 8 billion different businesses you can do from home on the web. Maybe you could narrow down your question a bit to something that interests you.


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Noman Iqbal
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 99
Dear Friend,
Yes there is a conflict with this business, please suggest any other business which is related to I.T. A business that I have in mind is making my own search engine. Do you have any other business in mind. And yes one more thing can you please give me an idea that how much $ I can demand from my customers on per month basis from my customers, and how much customers will be there in it I think there will be more than 50000 customers I should have each month.
SJ Adnams
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Joined: Sep 28, 2001
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phone ringtones.
(or porn)
John Summers
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Joined: Oct 06, 2003
Posts: 125
Noman,
get off your ass and think of it yourself. if i could think of such a profitable idea I damn well wouldnt tell some complete stranger on the internet.
john
Stephen Pride
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Joined: Sep 14, 2000
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Originally posted by John Summers:
Noman,
get off your ass and think of it yourself. if i could think of such a profitable idea I damn well wouldnt tell some complete stranger on the internet.
john



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Jamie Robertson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 1879

Originally posted by Simon Lee:
phone ringtones.
(or porn)

Hey, you can combine these and make porn music ring tones!
Seriously, you can charge $50,000 a month if you provide each member with a free Mercedes every month or $.01 if it is a tooth pick of the month club!!
James Swan
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Joined: Jun 26, 2001
Posts: 403
This thread reminds me of a classic South Park episode...
Phase 1: Steal Underpants
Phase 2: ... ?
Phase 3: Profit
Mark Herschberg
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 6037
In fairness, remember that there are cultural difference among JavaRanchers. Those in the US might balk at someone asking for business ideas, although at the same time, people have made millions of dollars from business plans involving "work from home," "stuff envelopes," and helping transfer large sums of cash from Nigeria (I never said it was the people who answered these calls for work who made money :-p ).
In other countries, entrapenuership is not so common. People may have ideas, but don't pursue them for a number of reasons, and so are happy to give away ideas.
Heck, here's one. Look at Friendster and start a local version.
But serious, I also recommend porn. It drives many new industries and technologies. If the issue is personal, well, someone else will capitalize on your qualms. If the issue is cultural, don't fret it, the most pious often turn out to be the most sexually deviant.
--Mark
 
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