The World is Flat - This Book by Thomas L Friedman has Taken the Online Entrepreneurs by Storm


The New York Times' columnist visits India often. I read about his new book The World is Flat in his interview with a leading Indian National newspaper. The tête-à-tête in general awakened my senses.. most of the interview revolved around internet and its major impact on business community in general. Let us focus upon one facet - the possibility of making money online.

According to his new book The World is Flat (and how right he is!) Internet has been successful in providing all of us with a platform to grow. Internet has provided each one of us with an equal opportunity and scope to make use of it and make money online. A simple, single handedly well managed website can earn the webmaster a fortune. An idea single mindedly managed did make Sabeer Bhatia the 'Hotmail guy' a billionaire! And the internet has gone far beyond and its scope has expanded many times since... No more exceptions now. We can all work on the internet. work from home. And make money online.

Whether you have limited resources or unlimited, whether you want to write your own book and sell it or sell a book written by somebody, you want to sell a software, new tactic, an idea, information, database... whatever. You can market it on your own, you can take help of professionals... the options are limitless.... you can make money working on the internet as you want. You could be a student, retired, a team of like minded people, some one who wants extra income and wants to work from home part-time in spare time... you just name it and the possibility of making money online exists already.

The World is Flat. One platform - for everyone and anyone. Equal scope- for a newbie or veteran alike. The timing and situation is perfect. The question is "Are you ready for it?" The suggestion is, give it a thought.

The author is Purva Mewar

webmaster of Work at Home Based Business websites, www.yesearnfromhome.com">http://www.yesearnformhome.com and http://www.work-at-home-earn-extra-income.com


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