Since the World Wide Web made the Internet easily accessible, billions of dollar's worth of goods and services has been sold electronically. Experts predict that Internet commerce will reach a trillion dollars annually by 2003. It's not just giant corporations that are doing the selling, either. Anybody with an Internet connection can offer goods and services to buyers worldwide. If you have a small business, an Internet page can describe in detail exactly what you have to offer, and all for less than the cost of a small ad in your local paper. If you hire a professional designer to do your page, or have lots to say about your business, the cost increases. Some corporations spend millions of dollars to design and maintain huge web sites. But even individuals can sell things at little or no cost. There are several auction sites that will promote your sale items and accept bids from all over the world. Usenet is another free way to sell merchandise. Simply find a Usenet group devoted to your product and post a message announcing its availability. It may take a while, but you'll probably get responses.
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