Way back when I started my 1st online business venture, I was clueless.
Not going to lie. Hear me out for a minute on this……….
Here’s an analogy:
Compare any new entrepreneurial journey to riding a bike for the first time.
- You could ready every book on bike riding in the world
- You could go to the park & watch other people ride bikes everyday
- You could even ask people what it’s like to ride a bike based on their experience
BUT………until you actually ride a bike yourself for the 1st time………it’s just fiction.
Once you get started, you’re going to fall a few times (regardless of whether we’re talking business or riding a bike).
Over time though…………..you will get better & develop the knowledge necessary through the process of trial and error to improve your skill set.
All you need to do is GET STARTED!!!!!
Note: It’s important that I make one point “very” clear in this post before typing any further.
****Anyone who tells you that starting an online business, starting a side hustle, or making money online is easy…….IS 100% LYING.
I’ve yet to meet an internet entrepreneur who will tell you differently. Just wanted to get that out of the way quick before moving forward with this post 🙂
If it was that easy, wouldn’t everyone be doing it?
Building a successful online business is definitely possible, but a great idea alone certainly won’t get you there.
As Mark Cuban says, “Ideas are easy. I’ve never met a person who didn’t think they had a world class idea. The hard part is making it a business.”
This post will explain how I reached my first $1,000/day online (I was actually sleeping), using my real life example below as proof.
Because without proof……..it’s BS.
My First $1,000/Day Online
So it was Friday night & the newspaper editor (at The Buffalo News) emailed me that our piece would finally be in tomorrow’s paper. They had asked us to do a business feature a few weeks earlier.
Cool I thought…….I went to bed shortly after.
The next morning, I woke up around 9 am. I was out West on Pacific Standard Time (PST), so it was already Noon back East.
The previous night, I checked my Paypal account before bed.
When I woke up, the account had $1,434 more dollars in it.
Awesome…….I was quite pleased.
So how did the business even get to this point?
Through one of my online businesses, Prolific Fitness LLC (online personal training business).
Fact: Until that feature in the paper, I honestly didn’t even know that local newspapers had that strong a readership in today’s age.
My grandmother still reads the paper on a daily basis, but I personally hadn’t picked up a paper since last summer in the Grand Canyon when I was looking around for paper & kindling wood to make a fire.
I co-founded the business with Brandon Monin, a highly talented sports performance trainer and good friend of mine. Feel free to glance at the site if you’d like by clicking here.
Building An Online Business Around Solving A Problem
From Day 1, we built a quality online business around solving a problem.
Clients wanted a stress free exercise plan that was:
- could be done from home on their schedule
We provided them with all 3!
Too many aspiring entrepreneurs today go about starting a business the wrong way.
Instead of building a business solely around your idea from Day 1, you first need to validate it to make sure there is a market for it (aka Paying Customers).
Then once you see there is demand, you can then move forward in growing the new business with confidence.
Building an online busy is super tough & it will take you on a roller coaster of a ride before you even make your first penny.
In the long run though, it will all be worth it. Especially if you work towards doing something you love.
***If you have the desire to build your own online business or want to start one on the side, I recommend you download my free eBook, 10 Pages to Creating A Location Independent Business to help you get started.
Share this with someone you know who desires to work for themselves or to build their own online business (maybe this someone is you).