Internet Store Managers and Entrepreneurs


Overview

Introduction

Internet store managers and entrepreneurs use the public domain of the Internet to sell products or services. Managers hired by companies are typically in charge of creating an online buying experience that corresponds with one in a physical store, if there is one. Or they may create marketing and sales campaigns for online stores that aren't sold in stores.

Internet entrepreneurs research the marketability of a product or service, decide on what product or service to sell, organize their business, and set up their storefront...

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Median Salary

$126,640

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Two to five years of experience required


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Skills

Business Management


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

Income for Internet store managers and entrepreneurs is usually tied to the profitability of the business. Internet store managers who work for established traditional businesses are typically salaried employees of the company. Internet entrepreneurs who offer a service may be paid by the project. Some entrepreneurs are self-employed and their income will depend on the success of the business. ...

Work Environment

Internet entrepreneurs and store managers may work out of a home or private office. Some Internet store managers may be required to work on-site at a corporation or small business. In general, though, both entrepreneurs and store managers work indoors in comfortable settings. Some sales managers may be required to travel to meet with suppliers or other sales staff members.

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Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the number of sales management positions will increase by 5 percent through 2028, about as fast as the average for all jobs. Internet sales managers may be in higher demand, since the number of Internet companies and opportunities for Web businesses is continuing to increase.

Online commerce is an exciting field with tremendous potential, and it...

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