In todays flailing job market, more and more people are heading out on their own to try to make money for themselves. And many of those people are doing it through creating a business online. Ecommerce or having an online shop for electronic commerce is one way to start creating an income for yourself. Ecommerce software lets you create a website where customers can come to check out your product, place orders and make payments. You dont even need to have product; there are many product suppliers who will drop ship the products for you. The advantage to ecommerce over a traditional shop should be obvious. Where in the past you needed to have a building, employees, accountants, licenses and so on, now its as simple as starting a website that you can run yourself. Of course, its still hard work; but you do avoid many of the start up and overhead costs involved with traditional retail.