Many people call or email me all the time telling me how they hate their jobs and want a quick way to start an online business and make money online so they can quit their job and have freedom.
It’s funny how so many people have the perception that I live this lifestyle where I never have to do any work and the money just magically keeps coming in. There is truth in the fact that I do have more freedom than most people, but I work my butt off. I come into the office at 8am and don’t leave until 5pm. I take a lunch break, a workout break and sometimes a golf break but other than that I am at my desk working. It doesn’t feel like work to me because I love to do it but I stay very busy.
Now, down from the soap box.
Here is the quickest way to start an online business.
Buy One That Already Exists. The hardest part of starting a new internet business is the time it takes to get the website created, get traffic, and then monetize the site. There are millions of people just like you that have already gone through that painful start-up process. The good thing for you is that most of them didn’t or don’t know what they are doing and are making either a little or no money. With the right internet marketing knowledge you can quickly improve a website and start making more money than the previous owner was.
If you buy an existing website the right way you immediately have a website that is either already receiving traffic, already making money or both. You also get to pick what industry you want which is important.
If you spend a little more money and get a website that is already making a good amount of money then you know you have a proven business model. All you need is to learn how to run the site and you are good to go.
What I think you will need to know to take over another website:
- Basic HTML and maybe some CSS
- How websites are structured (How dynamic sites work)
- Good Understanding of SEO
- What You Can Do To Improve The Site – If you can’t find anything, then you may not want to offer as much.
Some may argue that you need to have a good knowledge of social media, internet marketing as a whole, or other principles. This list is what you need to take over a website. You will need to learn these other techniques as you go but I don’t think they are 100% necessary in the beginning.
A Word Of Advice:
If you are like most people I talk to then you are looking for a way out of the 9-5 job and so that is why you are trying to make money online. Well good for you. I have to warn you that as your new internet business or businesses start to make money, you will be very tempted just to ditch your job and focus only on your websites. Don’t do that. Don’t quit your job until you can replace your income completely. I was making over $70k a year with my internet stuff before I quit my day job. I could have done it sooner maybe but it was too big of a risk for my family.
Read My Posts About Buying An Existing Website