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Online Business Ideas: Lessons From
Real Life - part 1
Are you looking for some online business ideas?
Sometimes the ideas on the internet can be hypothetical, but if you are
like me, you want to hear a real-life person's story. You want to
hear how he or she built a business from scratch and not because he is
an internet marketing expert. I know exactly what you mean...
So a little bit about us. My wife Kerry and I really are the Couple Next Door.
We are not gurus. We are just two people who happened to get into
internet marketing by accident. We stumbled upon the secret to
creating information products that are very profitable, require little
time, and give us tremendous amounts of freedom. I am a poster
child for somebody who started an internet company late in life.
I did not start this thing until I was in my 40s. In fact, I
started all of this because I was going to seminary and did not have my
Online Business Idea #1 - Start With What You Know
if we can do it, you can do it. Before I had my online business,
I was a remodeling contractor for 20 years. My wife started a
little company called Curriculum Connection. And it was designed
to help home schoolers find curriculum. All of a sudden, she was
asking me, "Steve, how do we build web pages? How do we go
online?" So I had to figure that out. And I was definitely
just groping in the dark, but I figured out how to do it. And
then on top of that, I decided to attend seminary.
So I was 2000
miles from home. No friends, no family, and no job. And I
had to replace that remodeler income it took me 20 years to
build. I had to replace it fast. And I had to do all of
this in my part-time because seminary required me to read 15,000 pages
So I started looking for the perfect
business. And the reason I tell you this story is to say, "I know
you are busy. I know you probably have a full-time job. I
know that you are experiencing the same things I was
experiencing. But you can start an online business on the side in
your part time, and pretty soon, if you work it right, it will eclipse
your day job."
Online Business Idea #2 - Define Your Criteria
like I said, I started looking for the perfect business, and these were
my criteria. I wanted to do something one time and get paid over
and over. I wanted to invest a few hours a week and get paid
really well. I wanted to sell a product, have it get delivered,
get paid, have my partners get paid if I had some, all without me doing
a thing. I wanted it on autopilot. And I wanted not just to
get paid one time for a product. I wanted to turn every sale into
a monthly income stream. I wanted low start up costs, high reward
for little risks. I wasn't asking for too much was I?
a lot of people would say I was asking for the moon. But think
about this. The only thing I know of that will meet all of those
criteria is selling information products on the internet. Because
with an info product, you can create something one time and get paid
over and over and over.
You can invest a few hours a
week and get paid really, really well. You can sell a product,
have it get delivered, get paid, have your affiliate partners get paid
all without you doing a thing. Just set it and forget it.
And you can turn every sale into a monthly income stream.
Online Business Idea #3 - Start Small
was very low start-up costs. In fact, that is one of the
questions I am routinely asked. "Steve, how much does it cost to
start an online business?" For $15 a year for a domain name, and
that is kind of high these days, and $50 a year for hosting, and
$20 a month for an autoresponder, you can set up an online
business. And that is really all it takes to get started.
you have an idea, why not start today? These online business
ideas are practical and easy to do and can get you going on a path to
greater financial freedom.
Copyright Stephen Beck, 2010
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