Are you still thinking if you should start something online? Something like a blog, a web shop, a freelancer job or any kind of online business? Just because the Internet is always there with you? So, it would be good to use it somehow? Not only for browsing around, watching funny or cute videos, listening to music and especially watching how others succeed online?
Maybe you could do what others do? Maybe you could earn some (extra) MONEY on the internet, too?
Let me tell you something and maybe it will hurt. You could have started your online business a year ago. Or 2, 5 or 10 years ago. Because I’m sure it was already in your mind last year or even earlier.
Maybe it was only in your subconscious because you’ve been watching for long-long years how other people were creating their online presence, their online career, some of them built up whole online empires.
You know exactly that there are many people out there who don’t have to go to the office, to their 9-5 job anymore, because they already have a stable income from their online business.
They don’t have to worry anymore if they will get laid off from one day to another or if they are close to retirement and have no sufficient savings for their golden years. They already know how to make money online.
Even if you still don’t believe it’s possible, there are more and more people living the so-called “laptop” or “dot com” lifestyle. And this is a fact. Just look around.
Let me show you some really impressive online careers. Of course, not everybody makes his/her income public and that’s ok. But those who do, make us think that it’s possible to make money online.
I randomly picked some examples. These people all became rich from their blogs.
He started his online career in 2008. His blog, Smart Passive Income, and his podcast is about how he experiments with making money online and what he’s learned along the way. His income in July 2017 was more than $321K! Yes, after almost 10 years, but you can check here that already in his first year he made almost $10K months!
He made around $22K with his blog, MatthewWoodWard.co.uk in July. He is an internet marketer and shares SEO related articles and online marketing tips on his site.
And I could continue the list with many others.
Some of these people didn’t remove their old posts, so you can see how they started. You can still find them and read how they wrote their first articles.
They were not professional at all. Some of those posts were short, not much to say, you can feel that it was the very first post. But all of them were very enthusiastic! And yes, this is all that you need at the beginning! They started something. And they just did what they thought was good.
Actually, when they started they didn’t know what to do. They didn’t have so many great tutorials from experienced bloggers to teach them the right way as we have today. They had to learn the whole process the hard way.
Today it’s much easier to start because we can find a lot of information, there are so many great tutorials and courses.
I recommend you to check out their stories. Study their income reports, what kind of income sources they created through their blog and find their very first blog posts.
They are not special people and they didn’t do anything special. Maybe some of them had some background in online marketing or in sales, but most of them didn’t. They are ordinary people, just like you and me. They just started and didn’t give up.
Some of these people are young adults who didn’t want to get into the rat-race, some are stay-at-home moms who use their baby’s sleeping time to build their business, some are middle-aged entrepreneurs who had enough from the stress and the 12-14-hours working days and they believed that they deserve more.
They are all different people, but they know the big difference between a ‘normal’ job and an online business.
You can earn a lot of money with a good job. For example, doctors or lawyers make a lot of money. Or you can be a top manager at a good company. These jobs are all great, especially if you like what you do. The only problem with them (besides the long years of education you need for them), that you have to be in the hospital or in your office, you have fix hours to work and as soon as you stop working your income stops, too.
An online business can provide you much more than an ordinary job. You can create multiple sources of income, and even passive income. And like this, it can give you freedom. Time, money and location freedom. And this is the BIG DIFFERENCE.
Let me ask you something. How many people do you know with plenty of time? You say, yes, it’s easy for them, they are not in the office from 9-6, they have the whole summer, they don’t have children, they don’t have to do this and that. Believe me, most of the people are extremely busy. But probably you’ve heard this before:
You have time for what you make time for.
The best thing in online businesses that you don’t need a lot of money to start. For example, a simple blog like this one can be started from less than $100 per year.
It means you don’t have your WHYs. If this is the case, just sit down and write down your goals. Everything that comes to your mind. Short and long-term goals. Your life goals. Now check your current status. Where are you now? What do you need to achieve those goals? How much time do you need to achieve your goals? Are you on the right track or maybe you need to change something?
…if you’ve started your online business last year or 2 or 5 years ago, then most probably you’d already had some results. I don’t say that you would be among the top earners, it depends on many things and you have to be very good to become a top earner. Maybe by now, you could ‘only’ pay your bills from your online business or you could invest your earnings back to your business e.g. for advertising to grow your business faster. But you would already have something. You would be much smarter, you would have already learned a lot of things about online marketing. And who knows? Maybe you would have your dream income already. Everything is possible.
But you didn’t start OR maybe you started, but you quit?
For how much longer do you want to wait and see others succeeding?
Start NOW. Then, in 1-2 years you don’t have to regret that you didn’t take action. It’s that simple. The best time is NOW.
What about you? Is there anything that holds you back from starting your online business? Please add your comments below.
1. It all depends on YOU – you have time for what you make time for.
2. If you choose a business where most of the things are done for you, then you only have one task to do.
3. You can start and grow your own online business with only 1-3 hours per day.
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Forget ‘what ifs’ and focus on ‘WHAT NEXT’ instead. If you want to be successful get out there, do what you have to do, and don’t worry so much about the ‘what ifs’. Some will happen, some won’t, so what?