Internet Franchise – What Is It?

Internet Franchise – What Is It?
Have you ever heard the term internet franchise? If not, you may find yourself scratching your head, wondering exactly what it is or what in entails. Luckily, the purpose of this text is to help you understand just that, what internet franchising is, what opportunities are available, and what your role might be as an internet franchisee. In short, an internet franchise is like any other franchise for a brick and mortar retail establishment. Just as restaurants, clothing stores, boutiques, and dealerships can be franchised, so can online businesses. The physical location does not matter. Instead, it is the business model and products or services offered under a particular brand name or organization that are at the heart of an internet business franchise.

For example, if a retailer such as Market America finds proven, systematic, and duplicable practices for operating a successful business online, they can then franchise that system to others. This is exactly what Market America has done with their UnFranchise Business model. Unlike a traditional franchise, this internet franchise requires no franchise fees or complicated applications, review requirements, and contracts. Distributors can simply apply for acceptance or obtain a referral from an existing distributor or business owner.

Such an internet franchise provides all the benefits of a traditional brick and mortar franchise model, but without the drawbacks and complications. Distributors have the ability to work from the comfort of their own home office, saving on the expense and hassle of finding a physical location, obtaining permits and approvals, not to mention insurance and inventory. Likewise, with such a franchise, few distributors need concern themselves with employees, worker’s compensation, employment taxes, benefits, and other additional concerns that accompany running a physical retail establishment. All of these benefits equal less upfront capital required, yet retain the benefit of franchisor support, training, and co-marketing activities.

If an internet franchise sounds appealing to you, understand that while more convenient and less expensive than a traditional franchise, there is still a lot of work involved. It is not a business where you can simply throw up your shingle, call yourself a business, and expect the money to come rolling in. As with any business, planning, marketing, developing a network of loyal customers, and being mindful of strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are required. A commitment to following proven business plans and strategies, taking advice from experienced professionals, and not being afraid to work hard to achieve your dreams are also required.

Paul Carlotta is a leading expert in Market America, isotonic vitamins distributors and internet franchises. To learn more, visit today!

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