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NOW is the best time to start your Online business

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?

“Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes the truth hurts

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.

These are real people

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.

Pat Flynn

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! 

Pat Flynn
Michelle Schroeder

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Her blog is Making Sense of Cents. She started in 2011 and her latest income report shows almost $111K in July 2017. Her main niche is personal finance, but she also shares lifestyle and blogging tips.

Sarah Titus

Sarah Titus is a single stay-at-home-mom who was homeless five years ago. Today, she makes 6 figures and lives her dream life, completely debt free and teaches others how to do the same, proving that you can stay home on any income. Just made $75K in July 2017.

Sarah Titus
Harsh Agrawal

Harsh Agrawal

His blog: Shoutmeloud.com was born at the end of 2008. He mainly writes for bloggers who want to earn money with their blogs. His latest income report is about $52K. And look at this: ShoutMeLoud is part of a movement to liberate every human being from the 9-6 job! – Yeah, I like that! 

Matthew Woodward

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.

Alex and Lauren

They made $103,457.98 the first year with a health and fitness blog and now they teach their strategies in their new blog: Create and Go – their income report of July 2017 is about $25K.

And I could continue the list with many others.

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What did they do?

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.

The BIG difference

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.

What kind of reasons do you have for NOT starting an online business?

because…

  • You are an old-fashioned guy, who doesn’t know how to switch on a computer. Solution: If you have an internet connection and a computer, you can learn the basics from tutorials (e.g. use Google and YouTube) or there are basic computer courses everywhere.
  • It’s easier if someone (your boss, your colleague) tells you what to do. Solution: Find good tutorials, step-by-step guides – with them it’s easy to learn new things quickly, but you will have to learn to be your own boss.
  • You don’t want to sit in front of a computer all day. – You don’t have to. You can start with some hours (:
  • Online Marketing is a big black hole for you. Solution: it’s not that difficult and again, learn it, use the Internet. You will learn everything on the way.

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?

Don’t you think that the best time to start your online business is NOW?

So, the truth is…

…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.

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You can make it happen.

What about you? Is there anything that holds you back from starting your online business? Please add your comments below.

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