Globally there has been a recession and although things appear to have improved in part, many people are still struggling with the cost of every day living costs, and looking for ways to achieve financial freedom, or increase their income and enjoy a better quality of life
So how do we see business and the internet ??
- Many large corporations and retail businesses are all vying for a place online (Why is this!) They can see the potential in the online market place.
- With more people having access to the internet they are looking for answers to a number of questions.
- Looking for shopping choices and bargains
- Some even know there are ways to make money online but are not sure where to look there is lots of scams around so where do you look
These are just a few of the reasons businesses and people are looking at the online world of commerce and business opportunities.
My search began with Google I typed in many different questions and the answers were vast, endless claims to making fortunes overnight, the people who get rich overnight on the internet are in the minority .
We all know the saying if it sounds to good to be true then it usually is, there is so much more to the world of online business especially people like me who knew very little,
What does it take to build a good solid online business
- Hard work
- Investment of time and at some point money
- We all have or own spin on what drives us to start working for ourselves, there are many benefits, only you know your own circumstances and need to weigh up the pro’s and con’s for yourself.
You might well be thinking but the internet is a vast place and there seems endless choices so how can you make a living when there are already so many online malls, websites and large businesses such as Amazon, is there a place for me,, Yes there is.
In a recent article published by the Telegraph newspaper has said that the British people are the biggest buyers online with almost two thirds of adults buying products or services, and that is just one country and not the biggest by far.
If your are like me and toyed with the idea of a more relaxed way of working from home and quitting the rat race, are you on your way to that dream or has it never left the starting blocks, what holds you back.
Some reasons that hold you back
- Lack of money
- No technical know how
- Where to start
If there was a place you could go to and be shown step by step how to start your own online business, build a website or two of your own, give you training in all the area’s you need to build it up, how to understand the workings of Google, would this be of interest to you ?
And to take it one step further you can actually try everything out for free would you put it to the test
Earlier this year I decided I wanted a change of direction something that could work around the challenges of my health issues, trying to work the 9-5 Monday to Friday just did not work for me nor did the daily commutes to a place of employment in all weathers, so I starting looking into ways to work on the internet, it offers the flexibility that I needed.
And as you may have guessed I took the plunge, hence here I am working from home and enjoying every moment of it, there are many things I thought I would not get the hang of, struggled with some aspects of training, but as frustrating and time consuming as it gets the fact is I am doing it and learning more than I thought possible.
How do you measure success
Is success just about how much money you make ? I do not think so when we embark on a new road of learning and becoming self employed each step we take is a success in its own right.
S= Specific ( could be something like wanting more traffic to your website)
M= Measurable (track your progress are you achieving your short term goals)
A= Achievable ( could be asking for some assistance for those who have already got things off the ground)
R=Realistic ( Will you make big money overnight) the answer to that is no unless you win the lottery
T= Time ( for example perhaps you want to be expert in marketing with in eighteen months)
So give some thought to how your want to proceed and what it is you want to get out of it, can you manage the every day living costs until your business starts bringing in an income and remember skills can be learned.
What are you willing to invest in terms of time and money to build a successful business and become financially independent. Why not have a look at this great offer which Wealthy Affiliate has on from 28th November to 1st December.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday has come and gone however for those seriously interested in building an online business you can still take the opportunity to try out the training and resources with Wealthy Affiliate