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6 Obstacles to Getting Started in E-Commerce

6 Obstacles to Getting Started in E-Commerce

OK, let’s get something straight – you don’t really have to cower under the table every time you read a word with the letter “E” as prefix. And before I get to the other obstacles, let me just go ahead and say that fear and reluctance to take the first step is probably the biggest obstacle standing between you and your dream of making passive income from an e-commerce venture. If you’re reading this blog post, you are likely to have heard stories or read about internet entrepreneurs making a killing online. You may even have stumbled upon photographs of super-successful entrepreneurs vacationing in exotic destinations, and wondered how these “kids” in their 20s made it so big. The answer is: E-Commerce. Allow me to explain! E-Commerce is the new commerce. This isn’t just a clever tagline. It’s the truth – delivered to you in a minimalist fashion. You see, e-commerce, according to Wikipedia, is “…a type of industry where the buying and selling of products or services is conducted over electronic systems.” By this very definition, all modern economy has its basis in e-commerce. Everything you see online and offline is connected to one giant sphere of digital commerce. It’s all digital, or electronic, if you will. It’s so “electronic” that a single misfiring electron in a server somewhere in Hamburg, Germany, can cause your Director’s Cut Blu-Ray Disc Set of Harry Potter series to be delivered to someone in Point Barrow, Alaska; or render this page in Klingon. What does is take to be an internet entrepreneur? Not much, really. A bit of hard work and a sliver...