The Internet as my dad knows is a very large place… where you can sell anything, do anything, and sometimes fall into trouble. The Internet connects people from various places on the earth! Some people get online to make friends, meet potential dates, and get married. Some people just wander about on the Internet aimlessly and sometimes get scammed. Some get online just for the fun of it. Some do real businesses online and make money while having fun.

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The Internet is the greatest invention of the 20th century because it has the capacity to link everybody around the world. We can benefit from its power in our personal and professional lives.

– The Internet Babalawo

There are millions of businesses available online, some are scams and are unreal while some are tried and trusted. Let’s take Amazon and eBay as examples… these are trusted company websites you can do business with on the Internet. You can sell your goods via these websites or create your own storefront!

The information contained in this website and your resources, if invested properly, will yield great results. Good luck!

Internet Genesis

Some decades ago, the U.S. Department of Defense triggered the creation of the Internet. The Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) was responsible for creating an information network that transports data. Formerly known as ARPANET, they wanted to enable different computer systems to share information and data. Due to security issues, the U.S. Department of Defense refused the idea of a central hub so that if a part of the system gets corrupted or damaged, the network would continue to transport data and information.

Researchers used ARPANET to send messages (e-mail) to communicate ideas and Resources. These early messages had no graphics or color. No “Graphical User Interface.” With time, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) created Mosaic and the World Wide Web was born!

Mosaic History

Months after CERN’s original proposal, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) began a project to create an interface to the World-Wide Web. One of NCSA’s missions is to aid the scientific research community by producing widely available, non-commercial software. Another of its goals is to investigate new research technologies in the hope that commercial interests will be able to profit from them. In these ways, the Web project was quite appropriate. The NCSA’s Software Design Group began work on a versatile, multi-platform interface to the World-Wide Web, and called it Mosaic.

In the first half of 1993, the first version of NCSA’s Web browser was made available to the Internet community. Because earlier beta versions were distributed, Mosaic had developed a strong following by the time it was officially released. Because it allowed documents with images to be viewed and new media formats such as video and sound to be transferred over the Internet and pointed to by documents, it became the Web browser of choice for those working on computers with graphics capability. In 1993 NCSA’s Mosaic products won the Internet Multicasting Service’s yearly IMA award for the Most Innovative Application and the InfoWorld Industry Achievement award.

Because of the number of traditional services, it could handle, and due to its easy, point-and-click hypermedia interface, Mosaic soon became the most popular interface to the Web. Currently, versions of Mosaic can run on UNIX-based machines such as Sun, Silicon Graphics, and DEC workstations as well as IBM-compatibles running Microsoft Windows and Macintosh computers.

Today, nobody talks about Mosaic.

World Wide Web

The World Wide Web, also known as the Web, is a graphical interface for the Internet, which is composed of hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are graphics or colored text that carry programming language instructions or code that provide the connection to the next page or site.

The web is not the same thing as the Internet; it is only a portion of it. D.A Smith-Hemphill said; "Think of the web as a large group of filling cabinets with drawers full of documents. Imagine that you go to the cabinet (web), pull out a document (web page), and start reading. In the first sentence, you see a word you need defined, so you put down the piece of paper and start to look for a dictionary. When you find the dictionary, you open it, search for the word and finally get the definition."

“Scientists were able to put a tag of text within your document so that when you get to that word, you could click on it and a dictionary will come to you with the page open and the correct definition highlighted.

“The web is made up of documents that are connected by these tags. A web browser enables you to see the tags as hyperlinks and make use of their connections.”

Hyperlinks allow you to navigate along the web with ease. Once you click a hyperlink with a mouse, it automatically opens another file for viewing. We have different programming languages like PHP, and ASP with many others but they must be embedded in Hypertext markup language (HTML) to work just fine on the Web. Millions of documents (web pages) are written in HTML.

During the transfer of information along the Internet, there is no direct link between its users. When you send a message, it is split into small pieces known as “packets.” Each packet contains a small portion of the entire message, as well as information about the person who sent the message and the recipient information as well.

The small packets take different routes and when they arrive at their destinations, they regroup and become a single message once again. This guideline was established by the U.S. Department of Defense so that messages could not be intercepted, read, or deciphered.

When you send messages over the Internet, they are encrypted and de-encrypted on arriving at their destination. So many consumers shop over the Internet and offer sensitive information like credit card numbers, addresses, and phone numbers, without the fear of fraud! Thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Due to the advances in the 90s, you could get easy-to-remember domain names, cheap PCs, high-speed modems, and browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Netscape Navigator. The Internet is accessible and affordable to many.

Internet Money

Like 4 billion people are now online. Like a new world of people you can access from your home with a few taps on your mouse. If you had your own online business, that is.

Around 400 million people from Africa, 2 billion in Asia, 700 million in Europe, 400 million in Latin America / Caribbean, 170 million in the Middle East, 3oo million in North America, and 28 million in Oceania / Australia.

Anybody could have a global presence today. Thanks to the Internet. You can own a small business and be accessed from anywhere in the world.

– The Internet Babalawo

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Globally, the electronic commerce or e-commerce market was a $22.1 trillion industry in the year 2016, according to UNCTAD estimates. China is the world’s largest business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce market, both in terms of sales and in the number of online shoppers, followed by the US and Japan.

It’s a figure that is unpredictable when we consider that Right now! For the first quarter of 2016, Amazon said it pulled in a net income of $513 million, or a profit of $1.07 per share, on revenue of $29.1 billion.

Anyone can have an “electronic storefront.” Retailing known as “e-tailing” on the Internet has become easy due to the presence of the Internet and a neat commodity called the “Website” or “Web page.” Electronic storefronts are known as “Click and Mortar” unlike shopping malls constructed of “brick and Mortar.”

There are many ways to make money online. You can sell a product or service from your website, you can set up associate programs, and make commissions from the products of others. You can offer special services to online businesses and customers. You can create an online ad agency. You can create referrals to other people’s websites and get money once that person registers with your link. You can take surveys and get money.

The possibilities are endless, and I will introduce you to a tried – and – trusted way to make money by launching your own online market.

Jeff Bezos

He wanted to sell something online with his idea, Amazon.com, formerly known as Care Packages. He figured he should sell something that is easy to pack and ship. Books were his ticket. Thanks to the success of his online enterprise, more individuals are learning they can do it too. They might not duplicate Amazon’s victories, but they are learning ways to pocket an extra $1,000 to $50,000 a month with an online venture.

If you plan to sell a product online, make sure you get something that is simple to pack and inexpensive to ship. Products such as hardware, jewelry, and even furniture, might not be easy to sell online as they are in a brick-and-mortar shop where customers can touch, feel, and try them on for size.

It is possible for start-up entrepreneurs to have a huge web presence to sell products and services and get their name around the globe like Amazon. The size and location of your business does not really matter. Thanks to the Internet.

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