There are two kinds of people in this world, ones, who only dream and others, who have a dream and strive for it, no matter how hard the conditions are. And in the end, they come on top and achieve what they once dreamed of.
In recent times, most of the online businesses that have transformed into a great business investment were once started in difficult situations and with a limited amount of resources. But, the things that these businesses had were brilliant and innovative ideas and a lot of conviction. Following is the list of these top online businesses of today.
Facebook is a social networking website where people can connect with other people and share thoughts, photos, videos and much more.
Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in his dorm room in Harvard University. Facebook is a result of one of the Mark’s semester projects that was transformed into a successful business by him. Initially, he refused an offer of $1 billion from Yahoo to sell Facebook. Later, he sold 1.6% shares of Facebook to Microsoft for $240 millions. Currently, Facebook has a worth of $15 billion.
It is the world’s most popular and widely used search engine. It was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in their home garage. The founders started the business by the name of Bak Rub. Soon they found out that the business required a new name and after a lot of brainstorming, they came up with the name Google. The word is mathematically presented by the digit 1 and 100 zeros. The name is a true depiction of the mission and vision of the founders to provide the internet users with infinite amount of information.
It is an online shop that offers various furniture related products ranging from office and school furniture and medical equipment. It was founded by Sean Belnick in his bedroom. The company was started with only $500 and an inventory of 50 products. Now, Bizchair offers around 25,000 products and has a workforce of 75 employees who run the business affairs. Some of its clients include Microsoft, Google and American idol.
It was co-founded in a living room in 2003. There were 5 people who founded it. Initially the invited members consisted of the contacts of the founders. They were 350 in number. At the end of the first month of its operations, it had 4500 members.
It was founded as an online store to provide shopping services to the clients. It offers a wide range of products that the clients can choose from. These products are then delivered at the door steps of the clients. It was founded by Pierre Omidyar in his own home.
Started from a bedroom in his parent’s house in Nottingham, founder Andrew Gower had a love for coding and computer programming from a very early age. He started the website by the name of runescape as a fun site but it turned out to be a great business success for him.
It is an online gaming website which was developed in the year 2000 by John Veehay, Brien Fiete and Jason Kapalka, in their office. The website evolved after the founder’s experience with some online gaming sites like pogo. Their first game was bejeweled which turned out to be a great hit and received lots of big awards.
Threadless is a success story that was started in a studio apartment by two college fellows. The website was started with $500 and now the company has an annual profit of around $50 million.
It was founded by Clad Hurley in his office. It was a response to a need to share videos with each other. The work on the development started in February 2007. By May, the website was tested on a limited scale. In December, it was launched for the general public. Initially, Youtube served 3 million videos on a daily basis.