There are many different online business opportunities that you could consider taking part in. It all really depends on how much risk you want to take, whether you have any money to invest and how much time you have available.
If you want to start your own business then you will be totally in control. You know that you will get paid, you can take on whatever you wish and control the money that is being spent. However, you will have to do all of the work and pay out if you need to buy things. Setting up on your own is hard work and you will have to commit a lot of time to your project. You will also need to know a lot about running a business as well as have good skills in the area you are working in. This means that you will need to be able to do the book keeping, marketing and everything else.
There may be the opportunity to work with someone else. This can be great if you both bring in experience from different areas and can therefore take on different roles. You will need to both have equal enthusiasm though and be prepared to work hard and work together a lot. If you live far away from each other then you will need to way effective ways of communication without having to meet up.
You might find that you can buy into businesses and there are opportunities to do this online. This can be a risky thing to do as you will not know whether you will get your money back or not. It is worth finding out a lot about a project before doing this. Find out form the company you are considering and then look them up online. Try to find out whether anyone else has any experience of them before you hand over any money so that you can find out if you should trust them or not. It can be easy to be convinced by what someone writes on a website but it is such a risk handing over money to a complete stranger so do be very careful.
As you can see there are many different ways that you can do business online. Once you have picked the most suitable way for you, then you need to decide exactly what you will be doing. It is a good idea to choose something that you already know something about. You will have to do a lot of learning anyway with regards to book keeping, marketing, insurance and business law, to name but a few and so if you are trying to learn a completely new skill as well, this may mean that you will not have the time to fit in all of the learning that you will need to do. Therefore it is worth thinking about whether you have the time for the project that you are planning and what learning you will need to do before you get started.