When we first start out in business, there is a lot standing in the way of us being successful. It is often the case with a bricks and mortar business that you will have been trading for months or longer before you have anything resembling a steady income.
In addition to this, presentation is everything in face to face business, and you can be unlucky simply because of completely superficial factors. But if you want to quickly realise the value of an asset, the Internet is a major advantage, one you cannot afford to turn down. The advent of auction sites which allow you to sell items at the click of a mouse means that you can decide to sell something one day, and receive the money for it the next.
This ability to sell something and see the money instantly may not be anything new if one takes into account the existence of pawn shops. But the ability to reach a much wider marketplace, and potentially get a good deal more than you otherwise would have is something that was impossible prior to the Internet.
If you need working capital in order to take advantage of an opportunity, the Internet has made it a whole lot easier. People sell all kinds of things on the Internet, from extremely small, cheap items to cars and even in some cases their house. While selling your house is generally not a good idea in such a short space of time, it does show what is possible.