Just look at the internet and the types of online businesses that operate and you will see that not only are online businesses flourishing, but their breadth of topics and information covered can be overwhelming to those choosing where to start their online business.The beginner should narrow their focus and take a serious look at two proven markets for an online business to operate in. Many successful online businesses have been created on two methods as described below.1 How About Ebay?eBay may offer some the easiest point of entry into online business. Whilst this area has been established for a number of years, an online business can still make a good income from it. You may be surprised by the numbers making large incomes trading on eBay.You need to start to recognise that an online business will be more than just entering for sale on eBay a few unwanted items that you have. The online business is much more than that. It is a business and should be treated as such. Successful online businesses on eBay use the services of a wholesaler where you can source products at a discount to sell.The general idea when working on selling on eBay is to find a drop shipper. A definition of a drop shipper is a wholesaler that sells you a product and will ship the product to a customer. You will buy the product at the wholesale price and then make money on the difference between what you buy the product for and sell on eBay.A dropshopper gives an online business such advantages as;a) allows you to focus on selling the product without having to stock the product. b) you can avoid having to spend your capital on stocks of products. b) you do not need to worry about any sort of shipping or backend but you will want to make sure that everything gets sent out.If there are problems with shipments, the customer will be coming back to you and not to the wholesaler to. If you go to worldwidebrands.com, you will find the best wholesale shipping directory on the internet. Another good source is dvddropshop.com2 The Unserved Niche MarketsA second opportunity to create an online business would be having a website which serves a particular niche in the market. The potential is enormous and it entails simply undertaking some research as to what people are searching for and whether their search is being satisfied. If an unsatisfied niche is uncovered, your online business requires a website to be created in which to profit serving this niche.A great place to find more information on this particular topic would be findhotniches.com. Here the author has created a website which finds underserved niches which you could potentially build a website around. Here you have a large amount of work already done for your online business.When you’re building a website, you’re going to want to find keywords that you can use to help build your business as well as create good content. By creating the content and then creating back links between you and other websites, you’ll be setting your website up to have a high page rank with Google.That is a simple outline for the basis for a successful online business that targets a specific niche with an unsatisfied demand, and then exploits that demand by offering them the information in the form of products that they want.Outlined above are two recognised and proven methods for creating a successful online business. To begin using either model does not require much money but will need you to spend time creating the online business infrastructure and the desire to make it a success. But once that success is achieved, you will have established a solid foundation to grow your online business into something substantial.