#1
Been thinking about money making ideas. I know that opening a business in Spain is a pain in the ass. Lots of red tape, so that's a path I'd be too scared to walk down.

I think if I were to start an online business it'd be in the UK, out of simplicity.

So...does anyone have any idea of one goes about doing that?

I'm guessing one has to start with an IT specialist?

Oh, and I'd probably go with selling spex on the net.
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I'd suggest a new amp. Probably not a Peavey of any kind.
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#4
lol opening a business

How bout you try getting your shit together first?

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#7
Anything you do online that's profitable is an "internet business". This can go from selling origami birthday cards to having strangers pay you to insert things in your body while they masturbate. You'd have to be more specific
#8
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Anything you do online that's profitable is an "internet business". This can go from selling origami birthday cards to having strangers pay you to insert things in your body while they masturbate. You'd have to be more specific


Basically, a website where you pick and choose glasses, type in your prescription, and get that shit in the mail.

I know dick all about making websites.
#9
starting with an IT specialist?

nooooo. what're you gonna tell him? "build me an internet business!"

lol, you need to find your idea, your product, etc. you need to figure out what you want from the website, whether there will be ads on it or if all your revenue will be from sales. you need to figure out the format of the website. THEN you can get a programmer to make you a website.

just so you know, if you're trying to make a real legit site with a programmer, it will be very difficult to find one willing to work for you. why? because they can easily make 70+ grand a year with a stable job, whereas you'd likely be offering them a small stipend and equity in the business, yeah? so you'd need a kickass idea or nobody will be interested.

you won't get capital until you have some form of working product either, so that's not a good route.

if you're trying to open a basic retailing website, they have cheap website builders, but you get what you pay for.

edit: plus, if you want to be successful, you'll have to do tons of market research the whole damn time
#10
You should sell used butt plugs at discount prices.


Your mum should have enough to support your business for the first few months.
#11
Open a spyware/malware business and tell people their computers are infected even though they're not and when they download your wares to fix the problem, your program will infect the computer and make them install more of your programs to fix the situation.

Then make them pay a fee a month for the actual program that does delete spyware/malware, but in reality the program installs more spyware/malware.
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#12
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starting with an IT specialist?

nooooo. what're you gonna tell him? "build me an internet business!"

lol, you need to find your idea, your product, etc. you need to figure out what you want from the website, whether there will be ads on it or if all your revenue will be from sales. you need to figure out the format of the website. THEN you can get a programmer to make you a website.

just so you know, if you're trying to make a real legit site with a programmer, it will be very difficult to find one willing to work for you. why? because they can easily make 70+ grand a year with a stable job, whereas you'd likely be offering them a small stipend and equity in the business, yeah? so you'd need a kickass idea or nobody will be interested.

you won't get capital until you have some form of working product either, so that's not a good route.

if you're trying to open a basic retailing website, they have cheap website builders, but you get what you pay for.

edit: plus, if you want to be successful, you'll have to do tons of market research the whole damn time


So, my options are:

1. Learn how to do websites myself.

2. Find a guy I can trust whim I can pay % in. Hmmm.

Hmmm. How does on market research?
#13
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Open a spyware/malware business and tell people their computers are infected even though they're not and when they download your wares to fix the problem, your program will infect the computer and make them install more of your programs to fix the situation.

Then make them pay a fee a month for the actual program that does delete spyware/malware, but in reality the program installs more spyware/malware.


Also you have to live in Greece or Nigeria for this to work properly.
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Open a spyware/malware business and tell people their computers are infected even though they're not and when they download your wares to fix the problem, your program will infect the computer and make them install more of your programs to fix the situation.

Then make them pay a fee a month for the actual program that does delete spyware/malware, but in reality the program installs more spyware/malware.


To be honest that's sounds like a Norton anti-virus business meeting.
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2. Find a guy I can trust whim I can pay % in.
It's gonna be very hard to find someone on the internet who's up for a rev-share agreement
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#16
^i'd say likely near impossible. he'd probably just be robbed of the stipend. finding someone in person is a must if you're trying to take this seriously and aren't a computer expert

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So, my options are:

1. Learn how to do websites myself.

2. Find a guy I can trust whim I can pay % in. Hmmm.

Hmmm. How does on market research?


There are tons of guides online. The best information, however, isn't free.
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#17
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It's gonna be very hard to find someone on the internet who's up for a rev-share agreement


I know a guy from Georgia (the country). I also have a neighbour who does computer stuff. I wonder if he's into IT.
#18
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Basically, a website where you pick and choose glasses, type in your prescription, and get that shit in the mail.

I know dick all about making websites.

Well, yeah, you'd have to start with manufacturing some glasses, and getting a domain name. Then designing the site, marketing the business and all the stuff that comes afterwards. Honestly, you just have to have enough cash to sustain a business for the first few months (or years), hopefully not borrowed cash. You're not likely to get someone to 1) design a site for you, 2) market it and 3) maintain it if you're not paying them a salary.


You can go the DIY way and learn some basic web design shit, just use a pre-made design and just roll with that. Just, some sites run entire departments just to launch, and others might need a couple of people. The difference in quality can be huge. You might want to find some professional advice, first and foremost.
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I know a guy from Georgia (the country). I also have a neighbour who does computer stuff. I wonder if he's into IT.
Well if you know them then it's easier

Just saying that rev-share agreements are risky as all hell
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#21
lol @ serious advice given to someone who is ADD incarnate.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#22
You would really have to have a competitive edge when it comes to the field you have chosen. What would this service offer that others don't? A lot of people prefer going to stores for this stuff. How much experience do you have? Also, website design is jumping the gun a bit at this point.

Focus on the drawing board first.

Where or who would you be getting these glasses from? Would you be more of an internet middle man? What would your ultimate goal be for this business?
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#23
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Well, yeah, you'd have to start with manufacturing some glasses, and getting a domain name. Then designing the site, marketing the business and all the stuff that comes afterwards. Honestly, you just have to have enough cash to sustain a business for the first few months (or years), hopefully not borrowed cash. You're not likely to get someone to 1) design a site for you, 2) market it and 3) maintain it if you're not paying them a salary.


You can go the DIY way and learn some basic web design shit, just use a pre-made design and just roll with that. Just, some sites run entire departments just to launch, and others might need a couple of people. The difference in quality can be huge. You might want to find some professional advice, first and foremost.


Any idea how much cash we are talking about?

It sounds like a difficult process, but somehow managable. The whole site making bit seems like the biggest obstacle.


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You would really have to have a competitive edge when it comes to the field you have chosen. What would this service offer that others don't?


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#24
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Any idea how much cash we are talking about?

It sounds like a difficult process, but somehow managable. The whole site making bit seems like the biggest obstacle.

I really don't know, man. It depends on who or what company's doing the site. It can be anywhere from a friend doing it for free to paying millions for launch and marketing. Best thing to do would be to find a small media/web design/marketing company in your area and ask.
#25
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Any idea how much cash we are talking about?

It sounds like a difficult process, but somehow managable. The whole site making bit seems like the biggest obstacle.



Right, making a web page will be a lot harder than getting a fabricant that can produce your wares, get a finacial loan so you can actually start your business, and just the general problems of running a business
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#26
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Right, making a web page will be a lot harder than getting a fabricant that can produce your wares, get a finacial loan so you can actually start your business, and just the general problems of running a business


The web page is the first thing that would jump at me.

A fabricant...yeah, that's problem number 2. The financial loan thing can be toyed with, nae problems.
#27
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#28
Hey man.

I may be a misogynist, I may have trust issues and I may have ADD, but I'm not a racist.

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