About 7 years ago I set up an online business with my buddy Andrew Corbman, the idea was an Upwork-style website which would connect people in the oil industry with contractors. We failed spectacularly and whilst I never ended up in debt or anything as concerning as that, I learned a great deal about what is needed to create an online business.
Since my business failings, I kept at it and kept learning as best as I could and I now have a strongly successful online business which more than pays the bills. I have many friends who tell me that they would love to get involved in an online business but never seem to get around to it, I will tell you the same as I have told them, now is the best time ever to get started, and here’s why.
No Skills, No Problem
People who have no computing ability often get scared when they start talking about creating an online business, as though their lack of understanding will somehow hold them back. Let me tell you that this should never be something to concern yourself with. For example, if you wish to set up a website, you can do so with ease using the quality CMS services out there, if you need technical support, you can find it online, if you need some software designed, you can find freelancers all over the internet who will do so for a great price. The point here is that the only thing you truly need to understand is what your industry is and how you can make your product or service the best that it can be.
Once you have set up your business you can deliver it to millions of people with consummate ease thanks to the wide range of digital marketing options available to you. If you have created a blog whereby you sell products then you can promote your blog to millions of people with a click of a button using social media platforms. You have the market at your feet and you do not need to have millions of dollars in the bank or be incredibly well connected if you want to promote your new product or service to the market.
So Much Support
There is an incredible amount of support out there for new businesses, from financial help to mentoring and everything in between which means that you simply need to have a great idea and then tap into all of the support that you can find. You may wish to blaze a trail online and you can do that in time, for now however you can benefit from the path which has already been made by some of the World’s smartest online entrepreneurs.
So there you have it, if you have a great idea for an online business then don’t be scared, don’t be put off and don’t delay, set it up and start making your way through the online world.