9 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your First Web Business

In 1996, I downloaded Netscape Navigator 2.0 and got on the web. It was incredible. If you weren’t there, it’s hard to explain the sheer excitement of getting your first AOL account, dialing up to go online, waiting for your first page to slowly download, and then going WOW!

The first day I went online—it was a lovely Sunday, I still remember it—I stayed online for 7 hours straight. I was transfixed. The world outside melted into the background. Hook, line and sinker. I was pulled in.

Q: Why do you really want to run an online business?

Ivan asks if less money, but greater personal freedom, is what encourages people to run their own home-based business. In this video, taken in Beijing’s Capital Museum, Ivan says that working a flexible schedule outside of 9-5 frees up time to do things an office job wouldn’t let him. See if you agree.