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If you decide to have your own website (not just for thrill that you OWN a website), then toughest part is Internet Marketing (letting world know your presence). Imagine there are literally millions of websites, and your new website is a drop in ocean. How to let people find you is a BIG challenge. And when they DO find you, how you can convince people to make a sale on your website will dictate your success. Many people simply fall flat in this critical aspect.
Unless you are an established Internet Entrepreneur, then my honest suggestion is that you tag along with someone who has done it before, and with success. I'm not referring to those ebooks or online Internet courses you can purchase. Some are worthy of your money, but too many are not (so-called "secrets" that you buy, only to find out their secret is nothing special). Many come with "no-risk 30-day 100% money back guarantee". Some will honour it, some will not, and I know there have been people who have spent more than a year trying to get their $30 back.
How Not To Get Cheated
Skepticism is natural and is encouraged, for it protects you from falling prey to those online hunters out just to make your money, so that they can become millionaires themselves. But again, it can prevent you from seeing those real gems of an opportunity, so use skepticism to your advantage.
One positive way to use skepticism is to do due diligence on any purchase you are considering. Use major search engines to enter keywords of products/service/author/company etc, and see if you can find something. There are people who have felt cheated before, and who do not mind sharing them in forums and newsgroups etc. I have benefitted by doing this, for my money spent so far have been worth it, for they bring results.
The online business is all about network that you will build yourself, and you will benefit when others join you, and it propagates onwards. In online business, it is difficult to go solo. Accept help from others, and very soon you will also benefit by extending help to others.
As you move along, you will gain experience and knowledge, making some mistakes along way, and a flood of opportunities will open up for you. But only if you keep on keeping on. And don't forget to have FUN along way !
Thomas Choo is the President of OfficialHomeBusiness.biz, an official website dedicated to helping people realize their dream of making money online. Also runs a free in-house newsletter code-named "Power Guide For Entrepreneurs".