If you were to suggest to some members of our population that you thought they could take their business online you may get an unusual response. For some the notion that you can conduct business online remains a foreign concept. You might as well be asking them to go and start a new colony on the moon. The hurdle seems way too high and the fear of the unknown remains a powerful deterrent.
For many individuals there is a disconnect between the tangible and the unseen. For those who grew up in an era when there were wind up watches and car engines you could actually work on it is hard to think of a computer as a desirable means of making money.
They aren’t sure how the computer works and they are uncomfortable looking at the sales figures and then believing that those funds are actually available to them.
This would likely be a generation that is dubious about the use of a debit or credit card. They will write a check, but prefer cash. Many want to know their banker by name and believe a man’s word is his bond. These are the men and women who have helped make our world a wonderful place to live, work and grow.
There is an element of faith in online sales. You have to trust your software to function properly. You have to believe that the product fulfillment aspect of your business will work right. You have to understand that your customer base may be worldwide, but you won’t see them. You have to learn revised marketing skills. You also have to accept that the Internet will be your primary sales tool.
Many individuals who once believed they would never be able to learn how to use a computer are finding it possible as they look to local colleges and peripheral organizations that help them learn to use the computer.
These classes have even encouraged further study in college courses as well as allowing these individuals the opportunity to explore the possibilities of what they can do with their newfound skills.
Some older citizens come to the world of online business in a somewhat desperate situation. It could be a downturn in the economy, the loss of a long-time job or simply the need to be productive in something that allows them a second look.
The skills of online business can allow anyone regardless of age to develop a successful online store.
I think the best thing about arriving online after extensive life experience is that you have the ability to use accumulated knowledge and common sense through the use of an all-new platform.
If you remember the first time you got a self-winding watch and felt compelled to wind it anyway then you know that slightly uncomfortable feeling associated with hands-free business online.
Each of us has had to adapt to new technology throughout our lives. The use of the computer is an adaptation that can provide enormous benefit to you while you provide a product designed to benefit others.