Online business is the alternative solution to the economic crisis that all of us are facing. Most of the days work are not enough due to high price of basic commodities such as; food, house rent, house maintenance, clothing, water bills, electric bills, and education for the children. The prices have shot up and never goes down, the solution to this problem is online business.To start an online business you need to find first the best online business references and software you can find to help understand and start your business on the right track. Affiliate marketing, article marketing, eBay, pay per click, and many other ways you can find to earn extra on the internet. To create your own website is very costly and you need to hire someone that can create the website for you. However, there are lots and lots of ready made website for you but before you start into more complicated online business perhaps consider the following:1. Affiliate Marketing a way of promoting other people’s product and you earn through commission per sale you make. The more sales you make the more commission you get. And to get good commission is through good affiliate marketing techniques and software to used. 2. Article Marketing a way of driving traffic to your website that has a highest possibility for you to boost your sales and profits. And for affiliate marketers this marketing technique is also very useful to boost their commissions. 3. eBay the top auction site on the internet and another way of starting a good business on the internet. You can even do it part-time although most of the eBay sellers maintained and do it full-time. Self-motivation and dedication are the abilities a seller must have. 4. Pay Per Click a good way of marketing through advertising on pay per click sites. However, you can be a clicker too, however having your own pay per click is even more profitable. One word of advice be careful in choosing a pay per click site as there are some sites are scam make sure to register to trusted sites only. 5. Start your own internet business, it may take sometime to create it but it will surely worth it.Not all online business opportunities are successful there are some failed and do not work for them or maybe they failed and did not work because the administrator lose its interest to work it out. Always remember self-motivation and dedication are the abilities you need to succeed. If you found your way and settled you will know how profitable it can be.