Reprinted with permission of VotanWeb.com
With any new website you have two challenges: developing the product or service and then seeing what if anything, people are willing to pay you for it.
Regardless of a website’s past performance, an existing website will, at the very least, have a history from which you will be able to make certain decisions. Even if the website was not profitable in the past, your strengths may lend themselves perfectly to turning it into a viable venture. Furthermore, you have the ability to verify what the website did in the past that resulted in the current status of the operation.
The website is ‘up and running’ already.
It is likely to have an existing client base.
The previous website owners are likely to lend support and goodwill.
There is a tried and tested website formula to emulate.
The website can be sold on by yourself.
Generally more chance of success than starting a similar website from scratch.
A large investment is often required,
Website transfer costs i.e. lawyer, analysis, accountant etc..
A large amount of time required to research the opportunities available.
Ease of Investigation
In order to buy the right website, you will be required to do a thorough investigation of its past activities, its operations, its current status, the competition, the industry and its future potential. You will accumulate this information and then you will have to determine how it measures up with you at the helm. Clearly, this information gathering will be substantially more accurate and easier to obtain when dealing with an existing website, as you will have the resources available from which to get the details.
You will have the benefit of purchasing a website that has an infrastructure including customers, suppliers, servers, and systems. This will allow you to focus on building the business as opposed to a start up or new website where everything begins at ground zero.
Purchase Price Differences
Buying an existing website does not mean that it will cost you more. In fact, many times it’s less expensive than launching a new website. Even in those cases where it may require a premium, at least you know what you are getting if you investigate it properly. A new website will require a whole series of studies that will indicate that “theoretically’ the website should do well.
Free Oedipus the King Essays: The Worst Enemy of Oedipus
The Worst Enemy in Oedipus the King
In the Greek tragety Oedipus the King Tiresias speaks the truth when he tells Oedipus, “you are your own worst enemy.” He is too determined to find out who he is, that shouldn’t be so important to himself. He also, is too proud to listen to the gods. He thinks he can get out of following through on his fate. So, it is he that dooms himself.
First of all, Oedipus is determined to discover who he is. He can not accept things as they are and by stubbornly investigating his past, he is his own worst enemy by destroying his relationships and himself. When he was a young man he heard gossip that his father was not his real birth father. He was bothered to learn the truth from the oracle. He truly believed that his adopted parents were his real parents so he moved to Thebes so he wouldn’t fulfill the oracle. When he finally realized that he killed a man that was old enough to be his father, he considered the fact that it could have been his father that he killed. That means that he married his mother. Oedipus drives his mother to kill herself. “Storm, then, let it burst! Born from nothing though I be proved, let me find that nothing out…My fealty to that family makes me move true to myself. My family I shall prove” (Oedipus page 60).
Oedipus was a very proud man. I believe that his pride was his biggest character flaw and because of his pride, the conclusion of the play was tragic. He feels that he has to take responsibility for his actions even though he had no control over them. He doesn’t want to live anymore because he married his mother and killed his father and so the oracle had come true. “Lost! Ah lost! At last it’s blazing clear. Light of my days, go dark. I want to gaze no more. My birth all sprung revealed from those it never should, myself entwined with those I never could. And I the killer of those I never would.” (Oedipus page 67).
Oedipus did not listen to the Gods. His circumstances determined his fate, but could have been broken if he had not killed anyone, researched his parents before leaving Corinth, or not been so anxious to punish himself or find the murderer.