Many people have successful careers owning businesses without the hassle of having a large office building with employees, personal interviews, and things of that sort. Basically they work right from their own home.How is this possible? Online businesses make it possible. If you want to start an online business of your own, the article below will help you get started.What is online business and how it works?The concept of online business is almost the same as offline business, but with deferent means, lower start up costs and a lot easier to run, manage and make money with.Online business is the best and maybe the only legitimate way to make money fast, it is a way to sell products or and services online by a website, a blog, forum or by e-mail.So to have an online business you need to have some identity online, the popular one is to have a website online and sell the products and services you have through this website, however you don’t need to have your own products and/or services and that is the best part.What to you need to have an online business?To start an online business you’ll need the following: An idea of what you want your business to be (a niche a topic)Money compared to offline business, it is nothing with only $1 a day you can launch a very powerful online business, but don’t be mistaken you need money to start and run your online business. You need money to make money, that’s the truth.Time, you need to free some time to your business; otherwise it is not a business. When I started in the business world I always had time even if I was working 24 hours a day, I was always able to free more time to do more. People, who fail all the time with every project they start, have no time even if they have nothing to do, they will always say “I don’t have time”.A website, an online identity, with offline business you will need to have a store or an office as a means to meet customers and make business with them. The same here, you need to have an address so people can reach you and make business with you, a website will be the best office or store for your online business.Marketing Plan, with any kind of business you need to have a way to make people reach you, be aware of your existence, and make business with you. That’s what we call marketing. Having a website for itself will do you no good at all, but having people visit this site and see what you have to offer and how you can help will make you money. And making money is one of our goals to start an online business.So you will need to know what internet marketing is. What are the newest and most effective marketing strategies? Marketing is the heavy cost of your business, but the only way for your online business to be profitable. You can do it free, but it will require time and effort, however with some money you can do it better and have better results and return on investment.