For many prospective business owners, there is an important question that needs to be asked before they get started building their business online: what is their motivation for wanting to run an online service, and, specifically, an online car business, something akin to USHIP?
Here are a few of the top reasons.
Ability to Work from Home
The first and often the primary driver for many online business owners is that having a web-based service business allows you to work from home.
This will in turn allow you to be more effective with your day, since you no longer have to deal with the daily commute or inefficient office processes mandated by your corporate governance.
Instead, you can focus all of your time on building your business, which will enable you to achieve more success, faster.
Ability to Set Your Own Schedule
In addition to being able to work from home, running your own website business, especially in the auto niche, allows you to set your own schedule for when to work.
While there is no question that building a business (any business) is going to be a full time effort, the ability to choose where and when you work, and, importantly, when you don’t work, is essential.
Thirdly, working from home and running an online auto shop means you have extremely low overhead. You no longer have to staff that receptionist full time, just to have someone ready to answer the door in case a customer walks in.
In fact, you don’t have to have an office at all! Outsource many of your tasks, and you can reduce your staffing needs drastically, cutting your fixed costs compared to most offline businesses!
Easy to Scale and Grow
Last but most certainly not least, online businesses are often easier to scale and grow than their offline counterparts.
This is especially true in the auto industry, where you can take advantage of the long tail, and online marketing concept allowing you to cater to thousands of very small, niche searches and customer needs, without needing to worry about your inventory or other logistical issues.
Compare that to a car lot with 100-200 cars on it, and you’ll find you’ll be able to better meet your customers’ needs, which will translate to faster, more sustainable growth in the long run!