Now is your time.
The only thing stopping you from starting, running, and owning your own business is FEAR.
If you can get over and get past that – then my friend, you can change your life!
Another thing to consider very carefully too is that an ONLINE BUSINESS is one of the easiest and least risky businesses of any type you can start. All you need is some basic information and a few key resources. For example, you do need to pick a topic to focus on and a group of people you want to appeal to. This is otherwise known as choosing a NICHE.
All that a Niche (or Nitch) really is can be explained by looking at it as a specific group of people interested in a specific thing. What that thing is can be virtually ANYTHING that is a common interest to that specific group. For example – I recently started Mountain Biking – and there are huge numbers of people interested in Mountain Bikes and mountain biking.
There are thousands and thousands of other niches too.
All you need to do is choose ONE. Just one – and then focus on ways you can monetize that.
How to Monetize Your Niche
There are many ways to make money once you have an area of specialization (niche) to target. One way is to begin creating significant amounts of content around it.
Let’s say your niche is Hiking.
So maybe you start a Youtube channel with your name and the word “Hiking” or “Hikes”. For example “Hiking With John” or “John Goes Hiking” or some such variation. Use your own name of course or your marketing name (whatever you want to build your brand/business around).
Then you begin creating videos of yourself hiking and enjoying your adventures.
As you create more and more content you will get more and more followers and subscribers over time – and eventually, you can monetize your channel. That means you turn on ads and Google will pay you when ads are run on your channel and certain conditions are met. In the beginning, it will be low – probably. Pizza money as I like to call it… and then it will grow to become more and more (if you keep creating content and get better at it too).
Those small amounts of money can become larger and eventually more than full-time income from a job – and possibly tens of thousands of dollars per month (a very good income!).
But remember – you have to meet minimum conditions – for example – 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours, before you can monetize the channel. That’s just an example – be sure to check the CURRENT actual requirements. The point is you must put in the time and the work UPFRONT before you can get paid.
Another way to monetize it even faster – and be able to keep earning this money even after you get ad revenue – is to learn and apply Affiliate Marketing principles.
Affiliate marketing is a way of making money by creating content that can be used to market products. The products are provided by other companies and not you. So you do not have to make or buy or ship anything personally. All you need to do is choose a product to market from a company that has an affiliate program.
It can be ANYTHING.
Mountain bikes and gear, food, camping supplies and gear, computers, cameras, kayaks, online courses, books – ANYTHING!
Most companies have affiliate programs these days and there are millions of products to choose from that you can market. The idea is to choose a product, sign up with that company to be able to market that product, and get your link. The company gives you a link to put in your content that allows them (and you) to be able to track your sales and earnings.
Let’s say you create a blog post. You mention a piece of gear you use and what you like about it, and you put a link in the post for it. When they click the link it takes them to the company that provides the product (and ties it to you) where they can get more info ad make a purchase f they like.
When they buy the thing – you earn a commission/fee for generating that sale (due to your Marketing efforts).
The amounts vary. It can be a few cents to a few dollars to tens of dollars and even hundreds of dollars per sale depending on the specific product. Even the small fees can add up if you can generate them in high enough numbers.
Affiliate Marketing Income can become significant over time.
Do keep in mind that you will have to generate enough TRAFFIC (people looking at your content) to be able to generate significant and consistent sales. Contrary to Guru Garbage – this takes both some time and some effort first before you can begin to enjoy the rewards of your efforts.
That’s just reality – and I like to help real people do better in real life vs just spouting out more Guru Garbage (lies, scams, fake people making false promises). When you really know what is a real business – and what is NOT – and have realistic information on how much work and time is required, then your chances of doing the work and sticking with it long enough to begin to reap the rewards dramatically increase.
That is how YOU achieve real SUCCESS with your own online business.
If you learn real fundamentals and put in the work over the time needed – and stick with it long enough you will make money, if you do it right. But all that is up to you. You have to choose the right thing. Learn enough to take action. Take ACTION and keep taking action consistently over time. You must also keep learning and getting better at your business.
But not always easy. It takes work and time – and those two things are dirty little words to lots of people. These days so many people want ” SECRETS to making Big Money Online” and they want it fast. They want it to be easy too.
Wouldn’t that be nice?
Who wouldn’t want that?
Yet what most people find out the hard way is that just isn’t how reality works and not how any real business works. True income production opportunities take work and they take time.
Once you realize that then you have the ability to make better choices and pick a business based on reality.
Multiple Content Platforms
As discussed you are going to need to generate traffic to your content (get people to read, watch, listen to) your content. You need this in significnat enough numbers to generate enough sales. Not all will buy either – sales is always a numbers game.
Yet when you get enough people looking at your stuff consistently – and if your stuff is good enough – then enough will buy to make you very good money over time.
So what kinds of platforms can you use?
Here are a few to consider;
- Facebook (page/group/market)
You do NOT have to become overwhelmed nor do you have to try to do them all at the same time – if all ever. Some people make a very good living with just one or two (I suggest at least 3 – but learn and do ONE at a time!).
It is a good idea to start with your own website/blog first.
That is key to you building your own BRAND and your own business on your own platforms. Next, I suggest YouTube for most people and use the two in conjunction with each other.
Relax – the fundamentals can be learned easily enough if you really want to learn what to do.
Don’t focus on the whole thing – but rather focus on a series of STEPS.
Simply learn the next thing you need to do and do that. Then repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
This is how you make serious progress day to day week to week and month to month over time. All that you learn and do becomes cumulative over time and eventually begins to compound. That means the results become higher and higher as the effort becomes easier.
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