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The Perfect Internet Business for Starting Outside the United States

Author: Scott Patterson

I have to admit…

…I am a stereotypical American- especially when it comes to online businesses.

For many years, I believed that the majority of Internet business owners were residents of the United States. Boy was I wrong!

A couple of days ago, I received some feedback about my free ebook: The Secret Guide to Online Businesses. One reader liked the different business ideas that I discuss, but he felt that some were impossible to do in countries outside of the United States.

Swallowing my pride, I realized that this reader was right!

Although I tried to give a worldwide view of online businesses, I failed to realize that some businesses are more suited to different countries and backgrounds.

So I decided to sit down and analyze the most common online businesses. They would be separated into three major categories, based on the difficulty of earning money outside the United States.

This way, you start an online business, no matter where you live.

Let’s get started…

Online Businesses That Can Earn Money in Any Country

Affiliate Marketing- Running an affiliate marketing site can be done from any location outside of the United States. Since you don’t ship an actual product, you can promote any business product and still earn a nice sales commission.

Information Products- An information product business can be managed in any country. All you have to do is find a payment processor that will work in conjunction with your nation.

Google Adsense- Creating a Google Adsense site is easy to do and can be done from virtually any location. Google’s program is available to a wide number of countries.

Online Businesses With limited Earning Potential Outside the United States

eBay- Although eBay is located in many countries, it might be a difficult business to run. When you have customers outside of your country, it costs more time and money to ship to these locations. For some, shipping issues can present a challenging time for many online entrepreneurs.

Online Store- like an eBay business, running an online store can be difficult if you have to ship products to other countries. In addition, it is hard to find a payment processor that will accept payment from other countries.

Online Businesses With Extremely limited Earning Potential Outside the U.S.

Paid Online Surveys- Although online surveys are a great way to earn a side income, this is not an option for most non-US residents. This is due to the fact that most of companies don’t offer surveys to members outside of America.

Mystery Shopping- like online surveys, mystery shopping cannot be done in many other countries. This is due to the fact that the majority mystery shopping companies only offer jobs that are located within the United States.

Although I listed many businesses that are easy to do in many countries, there might be some special considerations based on your country of origin. So as you start your Internet business, you should find out if they issue checks to citizens of your country.

With any Internet business, it is important to your research. No matter what country you live in, you should find out how you will get paid and if it works with your nation.

A little research will lead to long-term success.

Scott J. Patterson is a self-proclaimed Dunce, yet last month he earned $12,124 an online businesse. To find out how YOU can do the same, download his fr*e ebook- A Secret-Guide to Online Businesses: