That was a question that I often asked myself for several years back at the turn of the century. Along with these other questions as well:
1. Is all the hype I am hearing about blogging true?
2. Have you often tried to figure out what would be the best online business to get into?
3. What is the cheapest online business to invest in?
4. How long will it take to make my original investment back?
And then the big question I am sure we all ask at some time or other
Well what if I told you that most of the hype you have heard about blogging is, in fact, true, if you have the drive and passion to see it through it is a very lucrative business opportunity.
And that is a big, big, big but.
Just like any business online or offline not many are successful: less than 20% of those that try will make it. I know that sounds pretty discouraging right. I get it, trying something new is scary venturing into the unknown is often something most people will never do.
Now before you start thinking:
1. Well I can’t do that.
2. If all those other people that try fail, so will I.
3. I will never make any money doing that.
4. It’s too complicated for me.
Trust me when I started out I had the same fears, if not worse than what you are feeling right now. Think about when I got started, back in early 2003, the internet was not trusted very well as far as buying stuff online, now like it is today.
Equally important, I also had other fears to add to those listed above that I too also had to overcome, like if people see the products and want to buy the products how do I know they will not buy from me online and just look for the products being sold locally and buy them from someone face to face?
The other major fear I had even back then was the competition, I was entering a very competitive niche weight loss and health supplements. That caused me to wonder, could I survive the jungle and still make decent money from selling products. My finally fear was, do I have enough money to get started?
You have to remember back in 2003 they didn’t have the new streamlined cookie cutter websites like they do today, back then you paid someone to create your website and it was not cheap. And to be 100% honest most of those websites that we paid 4 or 5 thousand dollars for back then looked and navigated like crap compared to say today’s Word Press websites!
Discussing another very important issue concerning online business entrepreneurship.
Honestly, I don’t think any websites that were built back in 2003 or 2004 are still around today, at least I haven’t seen any of those old sites for some time now. Many have been revamped multiple times over or completely moved to more efficient and technically advanced platforms.
Furthermore, the internet has grown and is still growing in 2016 only 47% of the world’s population, according to the International Telecommunication Union 2016 report, used the internet. While it was estimated in 2017, that 51% of the world’s population of 7 billion had and used internet access in one form or another.
The population is expected to increase to 8.5 billion by 2030, and it is estimated that roughly 90 % of those people will use the internet on a daily basis. This means an estimated 7.5 billion people will be on or using the internet to make their lives simpler in one way or another.
I am thinking it would be safe to say that in 2050 when it is forecasted by Worldmeters.com that the population will be almost 10 billion (9.7 actual forecasted amount), that almost everyone will have some sort of internet access.
That is a lot of potential business if you ask me. And a majority of that will be accessed from mobile devices which in the past four years as almost double that of home personal desktop computer usage.
ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS
Okay, so we know the internet is growing and we know that means more and more people will be looking for products online to get FREE shipping right to their doorsteps. So can the number of bloggers meet those demands I don’t think so there are way too many people that still think that online businesses are not profitable.
I know firsthand this is simply not true read my profile here or why I started this website in the first place I am living proof that even a stupid old construction worker (ironworker/welder) like myself can do this anyone can. Especially nowadays startup is so much cheaper, and it can be done in a matter of minutes compared to weeks when I started out.
If you would like a list of success stories (I have roughly 150 of them from just the last 3 years) I can provide you one just zip me a quick email (link at the bottom of this blog) requesting for the list and I will send you a copy of the list just as soon as I get the email (Outlook can be slow sometimes).
Each and every blogger faces the issue of which niche to get into, a niche if you don’t know is a segment of the market much like the focal point for the website. Examples would be car seats for children, home furniture builders, tropical gardening, and free business promotions.
When I am asked what niche is the best, I answer the niche you know the most about! Basically, any niche can be very profitable, if you follow a couple of simple rules and know about the niche or topic. In other words, women’s fashion is very profitable high dollar industry.
But me being a prior ironworker what do I know about women’s designs other than some women look good in certain closes while other women don’t. So for me, women’s fashion would not be a wise niche for me to venture into.
Just like it would not be wise for most women to venture into welding although some women do get it things like that, the majority do not. Therefore unless you are the vast minority in this situation it would be best to figure out something else as your niche, something that you enjoy doing is the best thing to build a niche website about.
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THE FINAL AND MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION
First before answering that question I like for you to read this article a fellow Affiliate Marketer recently wrote on the pros and cons of owning a home-based business. He has been around websites for a very long time, but has really only gotten into Affiliate Marketing for a couple of years now, but he is a very wise man indeed.
Now getting back to that very important question that everyone asks when first starting out even I did when I started back in 2003.
WHEN WILL I SEE MONEY FORM MY WEBSITE(S)?
The thing is that is not a simple question to answer in fact it is very complex, some people see money in as little as 30 days while others don’t start seeing money till 2 years into the venture.
I know what you are thinking — 2YEARS! That’s what I thought and I imagine you had the same reaction just now that I also had when I first heard that also. But most of those individuals were working a regular job plus running an online business at the same time.
While most of the individuals that start-up affiliate marketing websites normally see money to start coming in after 6 months if they follow what is taught in the step by step training, if not it can and most likely will take longer.
The biggest factor in how soon and how much money you will see and receive from affiliate marketing dependents or your actions more than any other factor involved. So if you put in 40 hours weeks you will see results quicker, 30 hours weeks will take a little longer to see results, and of course, if you only work 10 hours a week it is going to take much longer.
This is no different from any other business that you might start online for offline your time spent working the business greatly differs the overall results. There are no short cuts to the road to success in Affiliate Marketing, and if you find one, chances are, it is going to cost you more in the long run, than you care to know.
The time is right if you are really seriously thinking about starting an online business, and Wealthy Affiliate is a great platform of caring likeminded individuals that are willing to help you reach the goals that you set for you to achieve. I too will help in any way possible, but this is something you have to want to do for you.
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It’s your choice to make, I’ll tell you what if you are trying to decide by flipping a coin let me offer you one more sweet offer I’ll reduce the first years cost if you email me at the link down below prior to signing up. I’ll tell you by how much after you contact me, and we figure out if this offer is for you or not. (Affiliate marketing is not for everyone!)
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