I remember registering my own offline company in the UK when I had the idea of selling Ipods on Ebay a couple of years ago. I had to request a form through the post, book an appointment with a solicitor, visit the solicitor and fill in some paperwork. And pay both the solicitor and the government quite a bit of money for the privilege! It took hours too!
After the domain registration I decided that I had better get some graphics for the site. I remembered a guy on the Warrior Forum offering such a service out in Romania. So I skyped him and he replied instantly.
We had a quick chat about what I wanted and then he was off designing my graphics for me - hundreds of miles away in Eastern Europe.
After sitting down to eat some dinner and watching a little crap TV - I clicked back on my pc and my new found friend from Romania had completed the graphics and sent them to me.
I checked them out and was pleased with the results so paid him instantly by paypal. Job done in a couple of hours (most of which I wasn’t even working) with the few clicks of a button on a Sunday night from the comfort of my own home.
Now what other business in the world can you get so much done, in so little time, at very low cost from your own home? And that's why I really LOVE the flexibility and ease of work in the IM world - don't you?