In today's world of technology, it's very uncommon to find a household without a home computer.
When I began in network marketing the age of the computer did not exist. Today it is possible to run your entire business online. This is wonderful news for those who for any number of reasons do not have the option of leaving home.
I would look for a company that completely supports online sales. Make sure the company you choose accepts online order entry.
Next, make sure that customers can view the products, view product information and order giving you full credit.
I believe that in order to run a successful business online, you must have a website that can be used in marketing. Many network marketing companies have a company cookie cutter site you can purchase. This is a site that is company made and while allowing a bit of personalization, every distributor has the same site. Without a cookie cutter site, you will have to build and update your own site with all products, prices and a shopping cart.
In order to create sales, you'll need to market your business. Again, I believe this can all be done online. Here are a few of my favorite online marketing techniques:
1. Article marketing has always been one of my favorite ways to market. You can submit articles to directories, place them on your blog, put them in a newsletter and post them on message boards. You can write about any number of topics. Some directories have over 500 categories to choose from. I suggest finding categories that relate to what you are selling and then share your knowledge with others.
2. Paid advertising comes in many forms. You can buy banner ads on sites targeted to your niche market. You can buy text ads, again on sites targeted to your niche market. You can buy ads in ezines whose subscriber base is those who want and need your product.
3. Create either an eBook or ecourse. This is a wonderful way to get your name in front of other people. If you create an eBook that is helpful, it will be given away over and over again. Create your book on a topic that relates to the products you are selling. I've read ebooks with a copyright of 5 years ago. That's a lot of exposure for one book.
These are just a few of my favorite ways to market online. With the right company and a variety of marketing techniques you can absolutely build a network marketing business online.