I have been thinking about how practical it would be for me to start up my own web page to earn money on the side. Obviously the theory works like this. You start up a web page, people buy stuff and you make a whole lot of money without doing too much to earn. In fact there are going to be a lot of other things in the way, you are not going to get to that point so easily. I was trying to figure out if this guy Alex Shelton is going to be much of a help to me. He has something called MOBE or my online business education and this is the sort of thing that he claims that he can teach you. Of course the big thing you need to know is how to get a good marketing plan together. The web page is merely a tool and it has a purpose, which is to show people what you want them to buy. Unless you can get people to the site so that they can have a look at the merchandise, then the web page is not going to serve it’s purpose. That is a key concept. You simply can not make money on the web unless you can let the buying public know where to find you. In fact the stuff that you are going to sell is important too. You have to think about competition. You are going to have real problems if you sell the exact same stuff that hundreds of established sites already sell. It takes a lot of capital to sell a wide range of expensive goods too. However you have to be able to figure out the shipping and how to do that. It is probably better to get a fulfillment service to handle that part of it.