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What is e-commerce?

Ever since the invention of the internet, businesses have been coming up with ways to utilize it to sell goods and services and market their products online. Today there are hundreds of different ways money is exchanged online, from traditional businesses using the net to advertise or sell products, to entirely new businesses that have sprung up around the internet that have no physical presence whatsoever.

The best bit is, e-commerce isn't just reserved for big companies – pretty much anyone can get involved in the internet economy and many people set up their own businesses from home, either as a full time job or just as a hobby to make a bit extra on the side. Here are some of the main forms of business online.

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