The Internet Caf� business, if done properly, is a high cash flow business offering good returns on your investment.
Access to the Internet typically requires, at a minimum, a computer with the right software, a modem, a telephone line, and a subscription to an Internet service provider (ISP). In the Philippines, the computer and modem would cost some P25,000 (US$500); phone and ISP subscription combined would require around P1, 000 (US$20) or more per month. This is definitely beyond the reach of most poor families, though perhaps within reach of the middle class, if they were willing to drop other daily expenses. At these costs, the Internet would definitely remain an enclave of the rich. To make the Internet more accessible to the ordinary citizen, the idea of telecentres, more popularly known as Internet cafes.The Internet cafe would take care of the hardware and connectivity requirements and a user needed only to pay a per-minute charge for access to the Internet. here it cost 20.00 per hour. 18 PCs opened from 8am-12am. Although still expensive for the typical poor who might be earning under P100 to around P500 each day (US$2 to $5), Internet cafes made the Internet somewhat more accessible to the middle class and some of the poor who might need it badly for a specific purpose. thats the mission of DEN-R internet.
I would estimate that on any one day, 1/2 to 2/3 of the computers in use would actually be devoted to games (very violent and gory ones, at that). The remaining active ones would be split roughly evenly between online chat, word processing/printing, and browsing/E-mail, with a few somewhat more engaged in chatting.
DEN-R internet cafe will initially have 20 seats. All the computers in DEN-R are equipped with branded AMD Athlon64 3.0, 1GB memory 256 videocard & a 80 GB harddisk drive to add more power & speed to the machine. it also features 19" & 17" colored monitors for all the workstations and headsets for privacy. With all these advanced technology that DEN-R has to offer, a surfer would really feel the rush of speed and power of seismic proportions.
On May 26, 2006 I converted my room at the second floor to a 14 seater computer shop